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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!
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
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