Autonomized Supply Chain 2030 - Scenanrio Study Volume IV
21.03.2018 Digitization and networking are powerful drivers for the future of value creation networks worldwide. This changes production, economy and society as a whole - and therefore concerns all machinery and equipment manufacturers! Our fourth scenario study of the series "Images of the Future for Machinery and Equipment Engineering" for download upon request :: For Members
Autonomized supply chains: The future of modern value networks is digital
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
Summit Autonomized Supply Chain 20-21.03.2018 - Program & Registration
Thought through consistently to the end, Industry 4.0 means autonomisation: From platform economy and blockchain to autonomous mobility and data management - in Dortmund we show how digitalisation and networking are increasingly changing value chains and thus shaping the entire mechanical and plant engineering industry. Program and registration for download :: For members
Autonomized Supply Chain 2030 - 4th Future Business Summit: Save the date
From smart contracts with blockchain to the organization of the "last mile" with drones - we show how digitization and networking are increasingly changing modern value chains and thus not only shaping logistics and production, but also the entire machinery and equipment engineering industry. Save the date: 20-21.03.2018! :: For Members
Power-to-X 20130 – Scenario Study Volume III
21.11.2017 Ambitious climate protection and greenhouse gas neutrality require great efforts in all sectors. Power-to-X, the conversion of electricity into other forms of energy, can make a significant contribution - our third scenario study in the series "Images of the future for machinery and equipment engineering" for download :: For members
Power-to-X: Promising Contribution to Climate Protection
21.11.2017 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
Ambitious climate protection - VDMA summit identifies chances for machine makers
Climate change becomes a perennial issue – the current climate change conference in Bonn shows it. How can the climate targets of the Paris conference be reached? With “Power-to-X” we have developed compact scenarios for the machinery industry 2030. We will show you how and where this change affects your business and we will present the results with a top program exclusively on November 20/21 in Mainz.
Power-to-X 2030 - 3. Future Business Summit - Save the date
04.09.2017 VDMA Future Business has focussed on "Power-to-X" as their third trend topic. Power-to-X is an important element to illustrate the way to greenhouse gas neutrality on a global scale.
Materials of the Future 2030 - Scenario Study Volume II
05.05.2017 Materials of the future are drivers of innovation and are the second trend theme in our series "Images of the Future for the Machinery and Equipment Industry". Download of the results report of the scenario workshops. :: For members
2nd Future Business Summit - Results
08.06.2017 The second VDMA Future Business Summit in Darmstadt focused on innovations in materials and material components that will become important for the machinery industry in 2030. Presentations and photos available for download below. :: For members
Future Materials - Source of innovations in products and production
05.05.2017 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.
2nd Future Business Summit on May 5, 2017 - Registration now open!
29.03.2017 Future materials are a source of innovations in products and production. Which ones will become important for your business? What kind of new business opportunities will come up or will old markets be turned upside down? Where does regulation have disruptive effects? You will get answers and impulses on May 5, 2017 in Darmstadt. Join us!
2nd Future Business Summit - Save the Date
17.02.2017 Trend topic "Materials of the future" How many do you know? Which ones will become important for your business? We will present the results sf our second round of pictures of the future at the 2nd Future Business Summit in Darmstadt on May 5, 2017.
Machine Learning 2030 – Scenario Study Volume I
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the first topics in our series "Images of the Future for Machinery and Equipment Engineering". Download the results report. :: For members
Machine Learning will shape the future
25.11.2016 Machine Learning, a special sector of artificial intelligence, will shape the digital transformation of the economy and thus be extremely important for the machinery industry as well
AI at Future Business Summit - Register now!
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will change the machinery and equipment industry. We will show you how and why this will happen at our first Future Business Summit on November 24/25, 2016 in Stuttgart in co-operation with Fraunhofer ISI and Fraunhofer IPA. :: For Members
Dr. Eric Maiser
Head of VDMA Competence Center Future Business | Director VDMA Corporate Foresight | Director VDMA Startup-Machine
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Assistant to the Director Future Business, Corporate Foresight, Startup-Machine
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The 360-degree view: trends and disruptions that may become relevant for the machinery industry in the coming years and decades, compiled as easy-to-use, straightforward trend cards. First edition 2016, in German. :: Download for members