Many industrial plants have sophisticated sensor technology to control and monitor processes, the data from which is stored in their own cloud systems. In the age of the Internet of Things and 5G, however, edge computing is becoming increasingly important. Here, data is processed decentrally, i.e. »at the edge of the network«, directly locally instead of in remote data centers. In the project EMILIE, we are working with our partners to improve the electronics used for this and the edge gateways. These are designed to securely and robustly capture information, process it based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), and optimally control and monitor production processes.