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The measurement of the future - measurement and testing technology is a motor of progress for mechanical engineering

06.10.2020 The new future study "Progressive Measuring and Testing Technology 2030" by VDMA Future Business shows trends and disruptions that affect the ability to continue to offer application-oriented top quality in mechanical and plant engineering in the future. Digitalisation and new measuring methods from biology and quantum technology are key factors.

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Peacoq: Future Business Trend Radar goes Digital. Web-Workshop on 28.10.2020

28.09.2020 Trend radars are very trendy - for you as a company and also for us as a service provider. Since 2016, we have been helping you with our tool to manage the trend diversity in the machinery and equipment industry. Now it's time to break new ground with regard to presentation, topic networking, participation and collaborative work - we will show you how and ask for your assessment!

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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 the mechanical engineering sector are sustainably successful. However, this is far from exhausting all potential. The new study "Strong together" by VDMA and UnternehmerTUM reveals obstacles to cooperation and identifies strategies that mechanical engineering companies can use to increase their chances of successful cooperation with start-ups.

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About us

27.01.2016

Who we are ...

VDMA Future Business has been founded by the VDMA Executive Management in 2015 as a Competence Center. Together with our members and research organisations we aim at recognizing and coping with trends and disruptions: scouting, foresight, roadmapping and value-adding networks will be provided as a service . The initial impetus is given with a joint project with the Fraunhofer Institute ISI. That is our contribution to secure the future for our industry and the VDMA itself.

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03.02.2016

Our Future Business Team of Experts

The machinery and equipment industry is a very heterogenous sector. VDMA itself has 38 different sector associatons and many committees more. About 500 experts work for VDMA. About 30 colleagues support the Competence Center Future Business with their expertise regarding future topics. Here you find more about the vision and mission of our Task Force.

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13.06.2016

Endless expanses - tracking trends 2030+

Buzz words, megatrends, hypes: What is relevant, what is overrated? Where are undiscovered business opportunities, where are threats lurking? Where is the machinery industry heading? We develop answers and set "lighthouses" for orientation.

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Who we are ...
Our Future Business Team of Experts
Endless expanses - tracking trends 2030+
Contact

Dr. Eric Maiser

Head of VDMA Competence Center Future Business | Director VDMA Corporate Foresight | Director VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1433


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2433


eric.maiser@vdma.org

Sabine Egerer

Assistant to the Director Future Business, Corporate Foresight, Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1592


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2592


sabine.egerer@vdma.org

Laura Dorfer

Project Manager VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1782


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2782


laura.dorfer@vdma.org

Laura Abraham

VDMA Startup-Machine |
Photovoltaics & Battery Production

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1183


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2183


laura.abraham@vdma.org

Romina Neusel

Assistant VDMA Startup-Machine

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1192


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2192


romina.neusel@vdma.org

Trend Radar
Trend radar for mechanical and plant engineering
 

07.06.2019

The 360-degree view: trends and disruptions that may become relevant for mechanical and plant engineering in the coming years and decades, clearly prepared as trend maps for download. Updated edition 2019 :: For members

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Trend Radar Mechanical Engineering 2030
 

25.11.2016

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

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