Industrial Collective Research: the research network in mechanical engineering
Industrial Collective Research (IGF) represents a unique innovation platform for small and medium-sized enterprises. As an bottom-up and industry-driven programme, the IGF is an important element in pre-competitive research for mechanical and plant engineering.
BMBF Announcement on the Subject "Future of Work"
The BMBF is funding projects on the topic "The future of work: SMEs - innovative and social" as part of the research programme "Innovations for tomorrow's production, services and work".
VDMA sphere of activity “Norms & Standards”
Standards rule: Industrie 4.0 makes possible cross-company integration as well as the integration of different value-added networks. Norms and standards are crucial in this respect.
Industrie 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data and expertise involved in production processes across all companies. VDMA supports its members in all areas relating to security.
Industrie 4.0 Consulting
Industrie 4.0 is happening at the borderline between industry and IT. But many machine and plant manufacturers have very limited access both to IT talent as well as digital thinking in general. External support may be helpful. The purpose of the collection „Industrie 4.0 Business models” is to provide an overview of existing consulting offers.
VDMA sphere of activity “Production Organisation & Business Models”
The mechanical and plant engineering sector not only has a key role as a solutions provider for Industrie 4.0: As a user, too, Industrie 4.0 offers great potential to increase efficiency, quality and flexibility – precisely for companies with customised production and small batch sizes.
Study: Technological Trends in Industrie 4.0
The study „Technological Trends in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)“ aims at examining coming changes and trends in business that are driven by Industrie 4.0. The VDMA supports this study, which is carried out by the EBS Business School in cooperation with the Deutsche Messe AG and Horváth & Partners.
Dr. Beate Stahl
Forum Industrie 4.0 Project Management
+49 69 6603 1295
+49 69 6603 2295
Forum Industrie 4.0 Director
+49 69 6603 1821
+49 69 6603 2821
Industrie 4.0 Forum
+49 69 6603 1810
+49 69 6603 2810
Dr. Christian Mosch
Forum Industrie 4.0 Standardization and Production
+49 69 6603 1939
+49 69 6603 2939
The compilation “Industrie 4.0 Research at German Research Institutes – Overview” provides VDMA members with an overview of the work of German research institutes in the Industrie 4.0 environment.
Industrie 4.0 is already changing the world of work today.
The guide “Data Protection & Industrie 4.0 – how to treat personal data on a corporate level“ is meant to facilitate for you, as a member of the VDMA, the access to data protection in Industrie 4.0 and indicate at the same time approaches and further sources of information to minimise your risk and create awareness for data protection issues.