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The Research Subsidy Act came into force on 1 January 2020. Find out here who benefits from the new tax incentive, what you need to consider and how the VDMA supports you with this form of funding.
All contents of the VDMA Future Business Trend Radar are now digital – and thus more easily accessible for research, presentation and individualization, including new features. Test now!
The Industrial Collective Research (IGF) represents a unique innovation platform for small and medium-sized enterprises. As an open-topic and industry-driven program, IGF is an important component in pre-competitive research for mechanical and plant engineering.
42 percent of AI startups for mechanical engineering come from Europe. Process optimization, visual quality control and predictive maintenance as key innovation fields. Financing is lacking in Europe.
Research creates value and jobs in Germany and Europe. Policymakers must create innovation-friendly framework conditions. Openness to technology is essential.
Millions of people use elevators every day - but how safe is it in times of a pandemic? The latest episode of the VDMA's industry podcast is about infection-free use of lifts during the Corona pandemic. Even simple measures can make elevators safer for people.
International study on digitalisation and automation in manufacturing companies, Fraunhofer IML/TU Dortmund
The VDMA working group Wireless Communication for Machines (WCM), founded in March, started its technical work on June 1.
In close cooperation with the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), the VDMA has created an informative cab register.
It is with great regret that we had to take note of the death of Prof. Dr. Bernd Stoffel.
Here you will find an overview of our committees and working groups for the areas of markets and economic activity as well as technology.
Information for your manufacturing from the machine to tool clamping and machining tools to manufacturing strategies for the future.
The VDMA East working groups provide important impulses for your daily work. They show best practice examples, provide valuable suggestions and promote contacts among members - currently also in web meetings.
The BMBF supports innovations in production, services and work that focus on people through various funding measures.
The automotive industry is currently experiencing enormous upheavals. This requires investments in new concepts and processes, new products, qualification and production facilities.
The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) is a nationwide funding programme that is open to all technologies and sectors.
Bringing startups and mechanical engineering together - with a focus on problems and topics. This is the objective of the web seminar series "Startup solutions for mechanical engineering" by ProduktionNRW and Startup-Machine.
Discover startup culture and technology trends in Israel: We make this possible in the BMWi's Innovation Tour. Be part of it and meet startups that have been selected just for you.
Your support is needed: On behalf of the VDMA, the Kienbaum Institute @ ISM is conducting a study aimed at identifying the new competence requirements resulting from the digital transformation in our member companies.
Minimization of residual microstructural defects in the additive manufacturing of cutting tools made of hard composite materials by powder bed based laser beam melting
The aim of the AiF project is the qualification of carbon martensitic hardening tool steels for the additive manufacturing of tool holders, base bodies and clamping devices with new or improved functionality.
Overview of the structure and the units of the Working Group Wireless Communications for Machines
Legal and technical introduction to the use of drones in indoor areas
The virtual event of the series "Startup Solutions for Mechanical Engineering" on March 23, 2021 was dedicated to the topic "Digitalization in Production".
Quantum computing has the potential to literally turn our world upside down.
The Paris Agreement changes the framework conditions for oil-producing countries. They are reacting by expanding alternative energies and entering into hydrogen production.
On May 20, 2021, the Industrial Printing Working Group met virtually to discuss "Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection - Solutions for Packaging and Label Printing".
In April, the "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" started its new survey on research and development (R&D) in the industry in 2020. The results are highly significant.
In our theme publication you will find facts and figures on research and development, innovations and patents in mechanical engineering.
Internal combustion engines can already be operated in a completely climate-neutral manner today, opening up considerable potential for rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The VDA 5050 communication interface has a special role to play in the "Flow-Pro" research project: as part of a transaction platform, it is intended to help the ground- and air-bound transport units of the logistics network organize themselves.
Cooperation within Europe on digital policy must improve. The industry needs efficient political structures and competent contacts. And it needs a common, interoperable cloud and data infrastructure.
On 11 May 2021, the spring meeting of the VDMA Forum Packmittel on the topic of circular economy and sustainable packaging took place as part of a web meeting.
ACHEMA PULSE will open its digital doors live for two days on 15 June 2021. With ACHEMA postponed to 4 - 8 April 2022 due to a pandemic, the digital platform will provide insights into process industry trends.
The trade association continuously reports on new standards or draft standards that may be of importance to valve manufacturers.
WGP develops assistance for more resilient production. The term resilience has been on everyone's lips since the pandemic at the latest - especially with regard to the future design of industry.
The current study "Drivetrain in Transition" examines the future of mobility. It predicts that the combustion engine will lose much of its importance, but also considers an alternative scenario.
Exclusively for VDMA members, on the morning of May 19, 2021, the VDMA will host the first web info day in the series "Quantum Leaps in Mechanical Engineering" with a focus on quantum computing. The organizers are the Photonics Forum, the Baden-Württemberg State Association and the Competence Center Future Business.
In order to be able to exploit the enormous possibilities offered by hydrogen, the Federal Government has developed the national hydrogen strategy. It is flanked by research projects supported by for example the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner of the East Bavarian Technical University Regensburg, the Hydrogen Atlas of Germany is being developed in cooperation with the VDMA.
In an online seminar on April 29, 2021 VDMA presented the new edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic.
By 2040, around 45 percent of vehicles worldwide will be powered purely by electricity or fuel cells. For the mechanical engineering industry, this means opportunities and challenges, which are examined in the third edition of the study "Drivetrain in Transition".
The machinery and plant engineering sector spent a record amount on research and development in 2019. And even during the Corona pandemic, companies continue to focus on innovation
As a globally networked industry, the mechanical and plant engineering sector has been hit hard by the effects of the Corona crisis. After securing liquidity through tax measures, among other things, the task now is to flank the recovery and strengthen growth.
Mechanical engineering in Germany spent a total of €8.2 billion on research and development in 2019.
The Mechanical Engineering Institute of the VDMA offers a seminar on 5G technology, use cases and basic information on requirements, performance indicators and system aspects on 8 June 2021.
Join us and present your expertise on 19 and 20 May 2022 in Berlin.
Projects wanted: the Rhenish mining area is to become an international pioneer in climate protection by 2038 and demonstrate how sustainable jobs and new added value can be created.
Expo Mongolia will be held in Ulan Bator from 5 to 7 October 2021. The Federal Republic of Germany will again be present with a German Pavilion. Deadline for registration is 19 July 2021.
OPC UA plays an important role in the implementation of Industry 4.0: This requires uniform standards for the cross-manufacturer and cross-hierarchical networking of sensors, components, machines and controllers from different manufacturers.
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