Cooperate with startups: An opportunity for mechanical engineering
18.09.2020 Mechanical engineering and start-ups are working together more and more frequently - and with success: three out of five start-up cooperations in mechanical engineering have been successful in the long term. However, this is far from exploiting all potential. The new study "Strong together" by VDMA and UnternehmerTUM reveals obstacles to cooperation and identifies strategies that machine making companies can use to increase their chances of successful cooperation with start-ups.
Startup solutions for mechanical engineering
Virtual Reality Solution Receives VDMA Startup Award at the Hannover Messe Digital Days
16.07.2020 Six young companies beat more than 50 applicants in the "Startup Speed Pitch". VDMA Startup-Machine awards a prize to the young company with the greatest potential for the mechanical engineering industry.
Ecosystem Tour "Intrapreneurship" on 02./03.09.2020 in Berlin | register now!
02.07.2020 Gain inspiration, learn methods and techniques and network & exchange: During the Ecosystem Tour "Intrapreneurship" you will learn in a hands-on workshop how you can use the innovative power of your employees to launch strategically promising innovations bottom-up: on September 2nd and 3rd in Berlin.
Startup Pitch Competition at the HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days 2020
01.07.2020 The world's biggest industrial event is turning into the digital stage for the tech start-up scene. Experience promising young companies at the Startup Pitch Competition on July 15 at the HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days. Find out live which startup will win the VDMA Startup Award and who will receive the "Best Pitch" prize.
Startups capture the 5G CMM Expo
08.11.2019 Startups are realizing the vision associated with 5G already today: Reason enough for VDMA Startup Machine to bring twenty promising startups to the 5G CMM Expo (08.-10.09.2019) to demonstrate which new solutions based on the key technology 5G could become possible in the future.
Startups @ 5G CMM Expo: How Startups are Helping the Connected, Mobile Future to Make a Breakthrough
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.
Startups @ EMO HannoverEMO
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.
VDMA Startup-Radar - Your navigator through the global startup scene
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.
Summer Session Corporate Foresight 10.09.2019 - Save the Date!
19.07.2019 Highlight topics on foresight as a corporate strategy: leap innovations, trend radar for professional education, trend prioritization for the next trend maps and new global start-up radar. We bring together innovation managers, foresighters, trend analysts with business practice!
Mechanical Engineering Summit 2019: With start-ups into the future
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.
VDMA Startup-Machine presents top startups at EMO
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.
Searching for Startups for Mechanical Engineering with Artificial Intelligence
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.
1st VDMA Startup Summit 2019 - Results
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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!
Machine builders and start-ups are growing together
11.03.2019 Companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector regard start-ups as strategically important partners for the future of their industry. A VDMA member survey shows: Almost three quarters of the companies plan to cooperate with start-ups in the next three years. Small and medium-sized companies are also part of 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 Foresight08.02.2019 -Register now
17.12.2018 VDMA Corporate Foresight Winter Meeting on February 8, 2019 in Frankfurt.Highlights: Innovation Center at Deutz, trend roadmapping at Balluff, patents as a 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 WorkshopHands-on Training at MakerSpace Garching
Open workshops - a new trend for mechanical and plant engineering. Learn in Europe's largest MakerSpace how collaborative and agile product development in mechanical and plant engineering can be rethought. Innovation to attack: 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.
Startup-Machine proudly presents: the winners of Startup Live
06.07.2018 Who has the best idea for groundbreaking Industry 4.0 business models in the mechanical engineering of tomorrow? With the ideas competition "Startup Live - Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory", VDMA Startup-Machine and VDMA Baden-Württemberg went in search of innovation. 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 opening its Startup Machine: a new grouping designed to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering firms.
Invitation to the Matching Event für Industry and Startupsür Industrie und Startups
16 November 2017, Phoenix Hall, Römerkastell, Stuttgart
Strengthening innovative strength with start-ups
18.08.2017 The VDMA Startup-Machine serves as a hub for member companies to network with startups. Under #VDMAhackdays, an event was held for the first time at which the VDMA itself met with start-ups to further develop its own association work with a start-up 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.
Hear, Create, Deliver – erfolgreiche Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmodelle
28.06.2017 Erfolgreiche Abschlussveranstaltung der Workshop-Reihe "Neue Geschäftsmodelle als Überlebensstrategie in der Industrie" in Kooperation mit dem Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE).
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.
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