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From bionics to biointelligence – Advances in biology and its fusion with technology and IT are opening up a whole new dimension for machine makers to solve the current challenges of our time. The Scenario Study shows how this can be achieved.
The Research Subsidy Act came into force on January 1, 2020. Find out here who benefits from the new tax subsidy, what you need to consider and how the VDMA supports you with this form of funding.
Discover startup contacts and trends for mechanical engineering worldwide?! The new digital startup search platform helps to find suitable partners.
What prospects does the topic of battery recycling offer for mechanical and plant engineering? A study by Fraunhofer ISI, commissioned by the IMPULS Foundation of the VDMA, sees good market potential for Europe.
The event offered participants the opportunity to learn about and exchange information on current developments in tax law.
How can the lead generation process be digitally based and efficient? This question was the topic of the last event of the Fittings Digitalization Network on 05.05.2023.
ZESS is an inter- and transdisciplinary research facility of the Ruhr-University Bochum that transforms smart product-service systems into suitable methods, technologies and systems for industrial applications.
Companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector increased their spending on research and development again in 2021. However, the pre-Corona level has not yet been reached - an expansion of the tax research allowance is needed.
In 2022, the solar photovoltaic market saw growth to a record 295 GW of shipment capacity. There is a further reduction in average module prices. PERC technology remains dominant, and tandem silicon cells expected to enter the market after 2026.
Key issues paper published for a complementary funding guideline in the area of cloud and edge infrastructure and services under the IPCEI-CIS.
Discover groundbreaking innovations from startups at Ligna.FutureSquare from 15-19 May 2023. Emerging companies bring fresh ideas and innovations that are shaping the future of the industry.
When it comes to future topics, we at Future Business and the Startup-Machine are exactly the right people to talk to.
The VDW and VDMA Services GmbH are jointly designing the EMO Startup Area powered by VDMA Startup-Machine.
At ITMA 2023, there will be an arbitration panel to arbitrate IPR infringements. Prior to the show, a consultation service will be available to member companies of associations belonging to CEMATEX to help them prepare.
Joint research with the goal of more sustainability on the construction site - three new projects are at the start on the topics of temperature control, hydrogen and energy management.
For the biologization of technology, we as an industry need to break ground now to set the course for a waste-free future.
With trend topics in the time horizon from under 5 to over 10 years
Change is needed in various areas of education and working life to attract more women to technical professions. The latest study by the VDMA's Impuls Foundation investigates exactly what is needed. For the first time, the study focuses on the link between studies, career entry and the first years of employment for female engineers.
Strategic considerations, experiences and success factors in the application of AI in mechanical engineering were the focus of the VDMA event on March 1, 2023, attended by experts from the textile machinery and printing and paper technology sectors.
Collaborations with startups, but also the right methodology for developing new solutions, can be useful approaches to innovation. The de.hub Journey Intralogistics offered participants impulses on both in Hamburg on February 23-24, 2023.
In the fall of 2021, the BMF had commented for the first time on details of the research allowance. Now an update of the administrative instruction has been published.
The future is closer than we think. That is why the German government's strategy for the future cannot be delayed. Well-conceived missions and instruments must be implemented quickly if the strategy is to be a success. Technology openness as a declared guiding principle is of decisive importance in this context.
The funding call is intended to support the transformation process towards the "Green Economy". It is about increasing the implementation-oriented research and innovation potential in six innovation fields.
The NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy is offering the North Rhine-Westphalia Innovation Award for 2023, which will be awarded in various categories.
The trade association started the development of Companion Specifications in the field of textile machinery in 2019. As the first project, the Compainon Specfication "OPC UA for Fibre & Yarn Testing Devices" has now been published as a Release Candidate.
The VDMA has called for tax-based research funding with great commitment, and it was introduced in 2020. The research allowance has developed successfully so far, with mechanical engineering being the strongest user. At the same time, there is a need for optimization in order to make the research allowance even better known and to expand its success.
The innovation competitions of the ERDF/JTF Program NRW 2021-2027 are primarily aimed at collaborative projects of SMEs that implement innovations together with partners.
Wertschätzung für die Lehre, Unterstützung guter Lehrvorhaben und Rückenwind für innovative Konzepte – darum geht es beim höchstdotierten Lehrpreis in den Ingenieurwissenschaften auf Bundesebene, dem VDMA-Hochschulpreis „Bestes Maschinenhaus“.
The 14th edition of ITRPV will be published in April 2022. Use the world-renowned roadmap to promote your company.
The machinery and plant engineering sector has remained on course in the unexpectedly heavy seas of 2022. A real production increase of 1 percent is still in sight. A slight minus of 2 percent is expected for 2023. This is a far cry from the setbacks of earlier years.
VDMA Textile Machinery provides results of joint industrial research of the Forschungskuratorium Textil (The Research Council of Textiles, FKT).
Discussion of the maturity level of different technologies in ITRPV implemented. Tendency to reduce poly-Si consumption in grams/Watt by reducing wafer thickness and kerf losses independent from the wafer sizes used. Reduction of silver consumption is on track and realistic by further reducing finger widths and having multibusbar/busbarless metallization designs. Increase of machine throughput values is projected with a faster increase for chemical and diffusion processes. Input ITRPV questionnaire possible.
Israel is a source of innovation and startup hotbed for mechanical engineering. This was confirmed by the Innovation Tour Israel 2022 with VDMA members. Reason enough to continue the project in 2023.
The event held on November 24, 2022, showed which support options are offered at the federal level and by the VDMA in the field of lightweight construction.
The questionnaire for the 14th edition of the ITRPV is online. We look forward to your input until December 21, 2022, to realize our publication date middle of March 2023.
The world's leading industry event for construction machinery, building materials machinery, mining machinery, construction vehicles and construction equipment was held at the Munich Exhibition Center from October 24 to 30, 2022.
In the northernmost tip of Germany, the UAM-InnoRegion-SH is emerging, dedicated to the use and development of unmanned aerial systems and propulsion technologies. This is intended to contribute to structural change in the region.
If you could not see all the lectures at the Industrial VISION Days 2022, missed VISION 2022 altogether or would like to recapture a bit of the VISION feeling: VISION is once again offering all the lectures "on demand". Benefit from the bundled know-how of the machine vision industry. At any time. From anywhere in the world.
At bauma 2022, discover startups that are steering the construction equipment industry toward a greener future with their groundbreaking technological solutions. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.
Discover startups that bring sustainability, efficiency and safety to the mining industry at bauma 2022. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.
Discover startups that deliver automation concepts for the construction machinery industry at bauma 2022. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.
Discover startups at bauma 2022 that are presenting the construction processes and materials of tomorrow through their innovative deep-tech solutions. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.
The mechanical and plant engineering sector is constantly working on technical answers to the pressing questions of our time. These include digitally networked production and the mobility of the future, as well as climate protection and global nutrition. For this, companies need a framework that promotes innovation. This includes research funding that is open to a wide range of topics, strengthens German competitiveness and thus helps secure jobs in Germany.
The Start-up Transfer.NRW program gives start-ups from educational and research institutions the opportunity to bring their innovative ideas, which have a high application potential and a convincing business concept, to market maturity.
"Innovations made in NRW" presents best practices from various branches of mechanical and plant engineering and shows how a Circular Economy can be implemented.
The VDMA future study "Future Services 2025" was also presented at the Mechanical Engineering Summit 2022. 3 speakers told their respective service stories.
Startup innovations for the construction equipment industry: in October 2022, there will be innovative startups to discover at bauma that are shaping the future of the industry with fresh innovations.
Discover startups at bauma 2022 that are making the vision of a digitalized, networked and automated construction site a lived reality. Here's an overview of our exhibitors.
Using AI-supported software to create cement and concrete with lower shares of CO2 economically - with this solution, the young company Alcemy has won the Startup Award Mechanical Engineering Summit 2022 for "Sustainability".
The joint industrial research project aims to identify suitable surrogates for Aspergillus species for the microbiological validation of UV-based disinfection processes.
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