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08.11.2019
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13.09.2019
5G and connected, mobile machines are becoming a trend topic for industry. Reason enough for Deutsche Messe to launch the 5G CMM Expo, which already today presents groundbreaking applications and promotes the implementation of the topic. Startups, which are regarded as drivers of the connected, mobile world, are essential here. VDMA Startup-Machine invites startups and corporates to exchange ideas at the 5G CMM EXPO and jointly design the future.
30.08.2019
Startups conquer EMO Hannover: With the international start-up hub young tech enterprises, EMO offers a home for promising young companies that are just waiting to spur on the metalworking industry with their services. Of course we are happy to get involved: As a young-tech-enterprises partner, VDMA Startup-Machine presents top young companies from the VDMA network.
05.08.2019
With the VDMA Startup-Radar, VDMA Startup-Machine now supports members even better in screening global startup trends and finding suitable cooperation partners from the international startup scene. The Startup-Radar is available for download exclusively for members.
08.07.2019
When the industry's decision-makers come together at the leading congress of mechanical and plant engineering to set the course for the future of industry, one thing is certain: Startups. For this reason, we are again presenting startups with transformative products and business models for mechanical engineering this year.
05.07.2019
The metalworking industry is hot on young companies to bring future technologies and products to the industry. Reason enough for VDMA Startup-Machine, top startups, to bring the world's leading trade fair for metalworking to EMO Hannover 2019. We present the first VDMA Startup-Machine joint stand true to our motto of bringing together the mechanical engineering industry with the most exciting startups worldwide.
04.07.2019
A new VDMA study offers companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector AI-based support in navigating through the global startup scene. For the first time, it reveals which startups are relevant for mechanical engineering and where they are located worldwide. Over 3,000 startups with relevance for our industry are presented in a longlist.
22.05.2019
Medium-sized industrial companies are increasingly seeking access to start-ups in order to jointly accelerate digital change and develop future technologies - from robot programming for everyone to navigation solutions for entire fleets of driverless transport systems.
20.05.2019
VDMA and Fraunhofer have created a new platform for innovations with the Hacking Engineering Hackathon - Startups successfully develop solutions for challenges given to them by industrial companies - 11 international teams take part in the pilot competition in Berlin
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.
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!
With the Startup-Machine platform, VDMA supports its member companies in identifying partners from the start-up environment, initiating cooperations and learning from the digital entrepreneurial spirit.
22.03.2019
Trend scouting, foresight and start-ups - we present the entire Future Business portfolio at the Hannover Messe. Our basis: The VDMA central stand in Hall 8-D10. Lectures in the Forum Motion & Drives Hall 23-B20. Here you will find program and topics.
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!
12.03.2019
Creating and conquering future markets with young companies - more and more machine builders are making this their motto. The search for suitable partner companies and cooperation models thus becomes the central task in mechanical engineering. A startup radar serves as an important starting aid.
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.
08.03.2019
The first start-up study for mechanical and plant engineering: We reveal how open our industry is to cooperation with young companies and how successfully it already cooperates with them.
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
17.12.2018
VDMA Corporate Foresight Winter meeting on 08.02.2019 in Frankfurt. Highlights: Innovation Center at Deutz, trend roadmapping at Balluff, patents as corporate strategy. Program and registration here.
Meet your Match - Looking for new innovation partners and new impulses? STARTUP THE FUTURE offers the appropriate opportunity to find young companies with highly innovative solutions for mechanical engineering. Efficient, focused, trustful..
Open workshops - a new trend for the achine and equipment industry. Learn in Europe's largest MakerSpace how collaborative and agile product development can be thought in a new light with regard to mechanical and plant engineering. Vivid innovation: Register now and participate (first come, first served).
23.10.2018
Identifying and precisely categorising startups with mechanical engineering relevance worldwide: With the VDMA Startup-Radar we offer a new tool for startup scouting from winter 2018/2019 - geared to the needs of the industry :: Exklusively for members
16.10.2018
When the future of industry is shaped at the mechanical engineering summit, one thing must not be missing: Startups that accompany mechanical engineering and equipment companies as partners as they enter the digital age. VDMA Startup-Machine therefore presented innovative young companies with fresh ideas and innovative businessmodels.
11.10.2018
On September 11, the traditional network event, the autumn conference of the sector association EMINT, took place again. This time the host was the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM). As always, the focus was on the exchange between industry and science. The event was accompanied by the 3rd startup event of the sector association EMINT.
31.07.2018
Top topics: Best practices from well-known members, foresight in practice, new trend maps, startup culture and method sharing, maker spaces   :: For members
23.07.2018
VDMA Startup-Machine honours innovative start-ups with the Startup-Award at the Maschinenbau-Gipfel Summit 2018 (German Mechanical Engineering Conference 2018). Apply now and meet decision-makers at the top event in the industry.
13.07.2018
Which potentials, hurdles and success factors exist in the cooperation between startups and machine builders? VDMA Startup-Machine investigates this question in a best-practice interview in the VDMA News.
12.07.2018
Who has the best idea for groundbreaking Industry 4.0 business models for tomorrow's mechanical engineering? VDMA Startup-Machine and VDMA Baden-Württemberg went in search of innovation with the "Startup Live - Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory" ideas competition. We proudly present the winning start-ups.
15.05.2018
Shaping the future of mechanical and plant engineering today: In the "Startup Live - Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory" ideas competition / mini incubation event, young start-ups and those interested in setting up a company develop fresh ideas into viable business models. Be part of it!
18.04.2018
Startups and mechanical engineering: a perfect match! But how can they find each other and cooperate even better in the future? We are investigating this question in dialogue with startups - in a workshop at the Young Tech Enterprises Forum at the Hanover Fair.
VDMA Startup-Machine with a new format: Startups as a corporate strategy - how does it work? Background knowledge on methodology, best practices of successful implementation, needs and userX. You can find out more from us on 20.02.2018 in Frankfurt!    :: For Members
For the implementation of industry 4.0 solutions, many companies lack IT experts who above all have one ability: digital thinking. These digital creatives are mainly to be found in the startup area. This is why the VDMA is building a bridge between mechanical engineering and the start-ups and has used a new event format for this purpose: the Hackathon.
VDMA Startup-Machine presents selected Startups at the 9. German Machinery Summit in Berlin, 17/18 October 2017
29.08.2017
In the year of its 125th anniversary, the VDMA is launching its Startup Machine: a new grouping that intends to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering companies.
18.08.2017
The VDMA Startup-Machine serves as a hub for member companies to network them with startups. Under #VDMAhackdays, an event took place for the first time at which the VDMA itself met with startups to further develop its own association work with a startup culture.
On Thursday, 27 July 2017, the Startup Initiative of the VDMA Bayern took place together with the UnternehmterTUM in Garching near Munich. There, medium-sized companies and start-ups met to discuss possible cooperations and possibilities of future cooperation.
Frankfurt, 30 September 2016 - As part of its working group on cross-cutting topics, the trade association Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies supports the recently launched VDMA Startup Initiative.
Laura Dorfer
Laura Dorfer
Project Manager VDMA Startup-Machine
+49 69 6603-1782
+49 69 6603-2782
Romina Neusel
Romina Neusel
Assistant VDMA Startup-Machine
+49 69 6603-1192
+49 69 6603-2192
Dr. Eric Maiser
Dr. Eric Maiser
Head of VDMA Competence Center Future Business | Director VDMA Corporate Foresight | Director VDMA Startup-Machine
+49 69 6603-1433
+49 69 6603-2433
Sabine Egerer
Sabine Egerer
Assistant to the Director Future Business, Corporate Foresight, Startup-Machine
+49 69 6603-1592
+49 69 6603-2592
Innovationen für den Maschinenbau in 48 h | Hacking Engineering
Warum nicht einfach mal Herausforderungen im Unternehmen an die Crowd zur Lösung ausschreiben? Diesem Motto folgend haben VDMA und Fraunhofer gemeinsam vom 17.-19. Mai 2019 einen Hackathon für den Maschinenbau in Berlin veranstaltet. Die Unternehmen KSB, Rolls-Royce Power Systems und F&S Bondtec hatten diverse Aufgaben rund um die Themen Datenübertragung, Fernwartung, Augmented Reality und Predictive Maintenance im Gepäck- und Gründer, Forscher und Startups stellten sich den Herausforderungen. Welche fantastischen Lösungen die Teams dabei in nur einem Wochenende geschaffen haben und welchen Nutzen das Format für den Maschinenbau bringt, zeigt die Videodokumentation.