Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - The Electric Drive Commutes
20.06.2016: International Energy Agency published the new annual report.
Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2015
17.02.2016: A new publication about smart systems for green and automated driving is out now. Available at Springer-Verlag.
Out now: Road Vehicle Automation 2
07.07.2015: This paper collection is the second volume of the LNMOB series on Road Vehicle Automation. The book contains a comprehensive review of current technical, socio-economic, and legal perspectives written by experts coming from public authorities, companies and universities in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles – The Electric Drive Delivers
IA-HEV 2014 Annual Report now available for download, featuring EV news from 18 member countries and 3 non-member countries.more
Industry 4.0: Economical and business factors for Germany as a location for industry
A study by the accompanying research for the technology programme AUTONOMIK for industry 4.0.
Opening of the Cluster-Agency Baden-Württemberg
The Cluster-Agency Baden-Württemberg has been officially opened with a ceremonial act by the Ministry for Finance and Economy Baden-Württemberg on December 16th 2014 at the airport Stuttgart. In the future, the agency will provide service for the various cluster managements on subjects such as strategy, professionalisation, internationalisation, the capability to be innovative and the transfer of technology.(17.12.2014)more
VDI/VDE-IT to lead the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) electric mobility working group
Starting January 1st 2015, the VDI/VDE-IT has assumed the lead of the International Energy Agency’s working group on electric mobility.(05.01.2015)
Study: Supporting care recipients with technical assistance systems
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health, the VDI/VDE-IT and IEGUS (Institut für Europäische Gesundheits- und Sozialwirtschaft GmbH) analysed technical assistance systems which improve the home care situation of care recipients, avoid or delay treatment in hospitals and are suitable for entering the benefits catalogue of the social care insurance. (14.01.2014)
Trend study: Electric mobility in Japan
The recently published trend study focuses on the technological stage of development and the realisation of innovations in the field of electric mobility in Japan and considers market-based, political and social frameworks which are relevant for the expansion of electric mobility. (20.12.2013)
New publication: Let´s Make a Perfect Cluster Policy and Cluster Programme
The report moves forward in the field of the development, improvement and fine-tuning of cluster policies and cluster programmes. It reflects the common state-of-the-art thinking of a large number of policy makers and experienced European cluster programme owners and pursues the ambitious target to create the perfect cluster programme.
Great Prospects for Enterprises in Clusters
To form clusters and organise in networks is a current approach that is of great interest to politics and economy on national and international level.
To meet the high demand for an analysis of the effects of clusters and networks the "Cluster Monitor Deutschland" has been published on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. (23.08.2012)
Participants record at IoT Week in Venice
More than 300 participants from all over the world got together at the IoT-Week 2012 in Venice. The exchange of progress in the European and international was in the focus of the established get-together of the Internet of Things-Scene. It is clear: the Internet of Things is one of THE growth factors in Europe and the world. (June, 22 2012)
"Working in the age of 60+" - New funding Programme of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research
The Federal Ministry for Education and Research is funding projects that focus on assisted workplaces for employers in the age of 60 plus. Project ideas can be submitted to VDI/VDE-IT until 15 August 2012. (May, 21 2012)
Annual Report 2011: Institute for Innovation and Technology of the VDI/VDE-IT
As usual the current annual report of the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) offers an overview of last year’s activities. However, there are some alterations: For the first time the annual report is formulated under a special motto. In addition to the indicators and methods, which make innovations measurable, the authors offer profound information and examine the issue from different perspectives. (May, 8 2012)
"Research for me-Research with me": Research Projects at the 10th Senior´s Day in Hamburg
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research presented demonstrators of research projects for an independent living at home at the 10th German Senior´s Day in Hamburg. Of great interest were the results of the workshops with senior citizens which were presented for the first time in a brochure. (2012, May 7)Information about German Senior´s Day in German
Application open: 2012 Raw-Materials Efficiency Award
The competition for the German Raw-Materials Efficiency Award 2012 of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is now open for application. Institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises with innovative ideas for products, processes and services that preserve the resources as well as new application-oriented research results are invited to apply. (April 27th, 2012)http://www.materialeffizienz.de/
Hanover Fair: Systems for People
At the Hanover Fair-booth of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research visitors could get an insight into the potentials and achievements of human-technology interaction. It was possible to steer a hand prosthesis via muscle-contraction, to write text with brain-waves or to train sportive movements with the help of distributed sensors. (April 23rd, 2012)Human-Technology-Interaction
Learning opportunities in Clusters
Clusters have a central role in innovation policy for quite some time. Next to research and development also education is a central issue nowadays. The brochure gives an overview of the current state of play of educational offers within top-clusters that are funded through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (March 23rd, 2012)Information and order in German
Preparing for developments in the care sector
Care is a sector with professional perspectives. The publication offers a set of instruments for small and medium-sized enterprises to gain professionals for the care sector. VDI/VDE-IT together with the University of Constance has developed this set on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. (March 20th, 2012)PDF to download in German
CeBIT: State Secretary Kapferer visits IT2Green
Stefan Kapferer, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology was informed about the current state of play of projects running within the program IT2Green. IT2Green aims to reduce the energy consumption of information and communication technology. The presentation can be visited in hall 26, booth 50 at the CeBIT fair (March 6th, 2012)All about IT2Green
CeBIT: State Secretary Otto awarded best start-ups
Hans-Joachim Otto, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology awarded the winners of the second round 2011 within the competition "Gründerwettbewerb - IKT Innovativ". 18 start ups received their winner certificates. Six first category prizes were awarded to A°VE, Buddy-Watcher, Easy Listen, HEADPHONE SURROUND 3D, nubedian und TestObject.
(March 7th, 2012)The winners at a glance
Personalised Health - Are We There Yet?
Personalised Health is the vision of everybody being their own self-conscious specialist on one's health. But which factors lead to each individual's development of medical conditions? Is individual prevention in fact possible? Can technics help? The Institute for Innovation and Technology explores these questions in their working paper on personalised health. (February 8th 2012)
Experts Discussed Networked Sensor Systems
More than 100 experts with research and industry backgrounds discussed the latest developments of the field "Autonomous Networked Sensor Systems" and "Energy Self-sufficient Sensor Technology". The discussion focussed on the respective projects that are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (February 8th, 2012)
BMBF Supports Energy Self-sufficient Mobility
Empty storage batteries and no power socket in sight? The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds research and development on "Energy Self-sufficient Mobility - Reliable Systems for the mobile human" in order to ensure that people can rely on their electronic equipment always and wherever they are. Ideas can be developed and handed in until March 31st. (Febuary 6th 2012)
„innovation positioning system“ on Human-Technology-Interaction
The human being has been interacting with technics ever since the invention of the hand-axe – thus, the topic Human-Technics-Interaction is as old as human kind itself. However, in the course of the development of technologies, the relationship between human and technics has changed. VDI/DVE-IT in its “innovation positioning system” grants the reader to a look behind the scenes of the workshop of ideas “Human-Technics-Interaction”. Only in German. (February 2nd, 2012)
Armchair Wins Seniors’ Award
How can technology help live my life independently when I’m old? 100 elderly people tested ideas for products at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s second Seniors' Technology Day. They elected the most appealing product winner of the “Seniors' Award”. The winner is an armchair that motivates to do sporting activities. (January 25th, 2012)
More Than 1000 Participants at the AAL Congress
At the fifth AAL congress by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin, more than 1000 experts discussed technology for self-determined living. The inaugural address was held by the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry, Thomas Rachel, together with Dr. Hans Heinz Zimmer, the VDE’s chairman of the board of management. (January 25th, 2012)