VDMA and Fraunhofer create innovative format for startup cooperations with Startup Summit
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.
Solutions for mechanical engineering companies within 48 hours
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
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.
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!
Mechanical engineering and Startups
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.
VDMA Future Business at the Hannover Messe 2019
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.
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!
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.
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
Winter Session Corporate Foresight 08.02.2019 -Register now
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.
29.01.2019: STARTUP THE FUTURE - Baden-Württemberg's successful startup matching event enters second round
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..
29.11.2018: Pilot-Workshop Hands-on-Training at the MakerSpace Garching
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).
Coming soon: VDMA Startup-Radar
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
Summer Meeting Corporate Foresight 30.08.2018 - Program and Registration
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
Startup Award Maschinenbau-Gipfel 2018
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.
Startup-Machine proudly presents: The Winners of Startup Live
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.
Ideas Competition Startup Live – Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory
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!
VDMA meets startups at Young Tech Enterprises
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.
Start-ups as a corporate strategy
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.
Startup-Pitches at the Machinery Summit
VDMA Startup-Machine presents selected Startups at the 9. German Machinery Summit in Berlin, 17/18 October 2017
The VDMA Startup Machine goes live
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.
Invitation to the Matching Event für Industry and Startupsür Industrie und Startups
16 November 2017, Phoenix Hall, Römerkastell, Stuttgart
Strengthening innovative power with start-ups
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.
KMUs meet Startups
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.
Networking in a unique way – Successful second EMINT start-up event
31.03.2017 As part of the Spring Meeting EMINT the second start-up event of the sector association took place in Hamburg on 22nd march 2017. Six Exciting start-ups from the EMINT world have taken part.
VDMA EMINT supports internal VDMA Startup Initiative
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.
Dr. Eric Maiser
Head of VDMA Competence Center Future Business | Director VDMA Corporate Foresight | Director VDMA Startup-Machine
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