Hardly any other environmental lead market profits as much from digitization as circular economy - it can become the decisive instrument for spreading and accelerating circular economy and for new opportunities through new business models.
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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.
Fundamental change in factory organization is imminent - Solutions for an increasingly networked world characterized by complexity and individualization - Fourth VDMA Future Business Summit presents scenarios and potential for the machinery industry
Electric power as the foundation for other forms of energy provides solutions for a wide range of applications - Mechanical engineering is a key industry for climate protection - Third VDMA Future Business Summit presents scenarios and potential opportunities for the mechanical and plant engineering industry
For entrepreneurs it is important to find out the potentials of future materials for their own and for their customers’ business. The ability to take a broader view is crucial and close collaboration with research institutes is decisive.
Machine learning enables efficient control of big data and ensures that software and information technology are becoming increasingly important drivers of innovation in the machinery and equipment sector. The VDMA is therefore setting up a new "Machine Learning" working group to implement recommendations.
Result of the kick-off event of the Competence Center Future Business with more than 70 industry representatives: “Machine learning” i. e. self -learning systems is one of trends that will shape the future. VDMA and its members are about t to tackle this trend at an early stage now.
Where is the German machinery industry headed? What are the revolutionary changes that the companies have to face and what new strategies have to be found to cope with them? The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) wants to find more adequate answers to those questions and give new momentum for their members.
Assistant to the Director Future Business, Corporate Foresight, Startup-Machine
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