Industrial Drone Solutions: New working group within VDMA
19.05.2020 The Future Business Scenario Study "Autonomized Supply Chain 2030", looked at the complete digital penetration of value-added networks worldwide - Industrie 4.0 inside and outside the factory. Drones also played a major role here. The first business models are already showing the potential of those flying robots for logistics and industry. The new working group provides networks, use cases and new impulses.
4th Future Business Summit - Results
07.05.2018 How will the digitalization and autonomization of value chains change mechanical engineering by 2030? The 4th VDMA Future Business Summit provided answers. Lectures and pictures for download :: :: For Members
Autonomised Supply Chain 2030: Event drawings of Workshop IV-2
02.04.2018 The event drawings by Heyko Stöber as a summary of the discussion of the second scenario workshop on the top topic "Autonomized Supply Chain 2030". The results formed the basis of our future study. :: For members
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
Power-to-X: New working group in VDMA
11.12.2018 The images "Power-to-X 2030" have set a starting point for the new Power-to-X for Applications (AG P2X4A) consortium, which was founded on 11.12.2018. The AG is focussing on this topic, which is important for energy system transformation, climate protection and sector coupling, with over 50 committed companies.
3rd Future Business Summit -Results
06.12.2017 At the 3rd VDMA Future Business Summit, more than 80 participants discussed the top topic Power-to-X as a building block for global climate protection and the associated opportunities for mechanical engineering. Lectures and pictures for download :: 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.
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
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!
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
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 - 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.
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.
Artificial intelligence gives industry 4.0 a further boost
26.04.2017 Machine learning enables efficient control of big data and ensures that software and information technology are becoming increasingly important drivers of innovation in the machinery and equipment sector. The VDMA is therefore setting up a new "Machine Learning" working group to implement recommendations.
In-depth workshop "Machine Learning"
29.03.2017 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence have aroused great interest since the publication of our study. On 12.05.2017 we will further deepen the topic for all areas of application in the machinery and equipment industry. Our partner organization is the Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance.
Future Business Summit - Results
08.12.2016 The first VDMA Future Business Summit on 25.11.2016 was all about artificial intelligence, self-learning systems and data scientists. Lectures and pictures for download :: For Members
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: Event Drawings Workshops
Event drawings by Heyko Stöber as a summary of the discussion. The results form the basis of our Machine Learning study. :: 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 could become relevant for the machine and equipment industry in the coming years and decades, clearly presented as trend maps for download. Updated edition 2019 :: For members
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