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Meet your perfect match: Startup-Matchmaking at the Hanover Fair

19.03.2019 Discover the most exciting young companies at the Hannover Messe - we make it possible: with Startup Matchmaking @ young tech enterprises. Here you will find startups that are really relevant for you and fit your needs. Register now!

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Mechanical engineers and start-ups grow together

11.03.2019 Companies in mechanical engineering and plant construction regard start-ups as strategically important partners for the future of their industry. A survey of VDMA members shows that almost three-quarters of companies plan to cooperate with start-ups in the next three years. Small and medium-sized companies are also on the move in the start-up world.

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VDMA Info Day: Startup affinity and strategy in mechanical and plant engineering, 08.03.2019, Frankfurt | register now!

18.02.2019 Exclusive presentation of the results of the VDMA survey on the startup-strategy in the mechanical and plant engineering industry. Best-practice examples of successful cooperation models between machine makers and startups

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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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