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5th Future Business Summit "Circular Economy 4.0" on June 3-4, 2019 in Hanau/Alzenau - Save the date!

Focus topic "Circular Economy 4.0" - Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Refurbish, Recycle. With results of our current scenario study 2030 and guided tour of the facilities of the Fraunhofer Project Group for Material Cycles and Resource Strategy IWKS

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Startup Summit offers platform for mechanical engineers and science startups

Learning from concentrated startup expertise and meeting the best science startups - at the first joint startup summit of VDMA Startup-Machine and Fraunhofer Venture on 20/21 May 2019 in Berlin.

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Experience startups up close: Startup tours at Young Tech Enterprises @ Hannover Messe 2019

25.03.2019 VDMA Startup-Machine brings machine makers together with highlight startups in guided tours at the Hannover Messe. All week long. Register now!

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About us

27.01.2016

Who we are ...

VDMA Future Business has been founded by the VDMA Executive Management in 2015 as a Competence Center. Together with our members and research organisations we aim at recognizing and coping with trends and disruptions: scouting, foresight, roadmapping and value-adding networks will be provided as a service . The initial impetus is given with a joint project with the Fraunhofer Institute ISI. That is our contribution to secure the future for our industry and the VDMA itself.

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03.02.2016

Our Future Business Team of Experts

The machinery and equipment industry is a very heterogenous sector. VDMA itself has 38 different sector associatons and many committees more. About 500 experts work for VDMA. About 30 colleagues support the Competence Center Future Business with their xpertise regarding future topics. Here you find more about the vision and mission of our Task Force.

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13.06.2016

Endless expanses - tracking trends 2030+

Buzz words, megatrends, hypes: What is relevant, what is overrated? Where are undiscovered business opportunities, where are threats lurking? Where is the machinery industry heading? We develop answers and set "lighthouses" for orientation.

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Who we are ...
Our Future Business Team of Experts
Endless expanses - tracking trends 2030+
Contact

Dr. Eric Maiser

Head of VDMA Competence Center Future Business | Director VDMA Corporate Foresight | Director VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1433


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2433


eric.maiser@vdma.org

Sabine Egerer

Assistant to the Director Future Business, Corporate Foresight, Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1592


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2592


sabine.egerer@vdma.org

Laura Dorfer

Project Manager VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1782


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2782


laura.dorfer@vdma.org

Laura Abraham

VDMA Startup-Machine |
Photovoltaics & Battery Production

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1183


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2183


laura.abraham@vdma.org

Romina Neusel

Assistant VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1192


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2192


romina.neusel@vdma.org

Trend Radar
Trend Radar Mechanical Engineering 2030
 

25.11.2016

The 360-degree view: trends and disruptions that may become relevant for the machinery industry in the coming years and decades, compiled as easy-to-use, straightforward trend cards. First edition 2016, in German. :: Download for members

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