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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.

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Out now:  Road Vehicle Automation 2
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.

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Accompanying research Autonomics

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The accompanying research of the technology programme AUTONOMIK examines the projects of the programme. Its aim is to guarantee a high-standard quality of the project’s results. The incentive here lies in the establishment of market success as well as a successful introduction of technology-based process and production innovations. Additionally, it aims at a rise in the level of efficiency of the implementation of the production-enhancing methods. The identification and distribution of success factors to strengthen the German economy are also a part of the programme. The VDI/VDE-IT is the official contact.

about Autonomik (only in German)

Assistance Systems for elderly people (AAL)

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research aims at keeping up with demographic change. In order to do so, it funds national and European interdisciplinary projects concerned with the development of age-appropriate assistance on the basis of modern Microsystems and communications technology.  Further accompanying measures are conducted, parallel to these interdisciplinary projects. As a central meeting for companies and research institutions, the German AAL congress was introduced. The VDI/VDE-IT is entrusted with the project’s executing organization.

about AAL (only in German)

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BerTa - Evaluation of the funding programme for highly talented people of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research in the field of "Professional talents"

Professional success and personality development have their roots in life-long learning and further education of the individual. Two programs of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research are heading for talented people to support them in their efforts to further educate: "Promotion of talented people - further education in the profession -  further education scholarship" (started in 1991) and "Promotion scholarship" (started in 2008). The Institute for Innovation and Technology  iit together with the Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting (FiBS) are in charge of evaluating the programmes to further develop these.

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Challenges and conditions for clusters and networks in the creative sector

Berlin Senate Department of Economics, Technology and Research

The creative sector is turning more and more into an accelerator for competitiveness and a driving force for structural changes. It is characterised by diversity and a high number of very small enterprises. The Institute for Innovation and Technology iit developped a concept for a model of indicators to measure the performance and evaluation of clusters in the creative sector in Europe.

Communication Systems; IT Security

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

This project management focuses on issues regarding the security of modern communication systems. Data is only accessible to authorised persons, systems should not be able to be manipulated and should be available in every demand situation. Associated with that is the demand to protect the users’ privacy and the confidentiality of information. It is necessary to already consider approaches for IT security in the development phase of mobile and networked communication systems.

http://www.vdivde-it.de/KIS

Competition Advancement by Education: Open Universities

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

This competition aims at promoting university concepts which enhance accessibility of academic education for experienced workers, integrate newly gathered knowledge and thus, ensure the long-term supply of qualified workers. Concepts for extra-occupational degree programmes, degree programmes with extended professional experience phases or programmes aimed at lifelong learning can be submitted. The submitted concepts should address people with family commitments, returnees to the job, university drop-outs, unemployed academics or working Bachelor-alumni – and also include persons without the formal qualifications needed for accessing universities. Project administrator is VDI/VDE-IT.

http://www.wettbewerb-offene-hochschulen-bmbf.de/

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Editing of the Federal Report for Research and Innovation

The Federal Ministry for Education and Research has the lead in the bi-annual federal report on research and innovation. The report gives an overview on research-, technolpgy and innovation policy in Germany and the European Union. Since 2008 VDI/VDE-IT is in charge of editors role.

Read the Federal Report on Research and Innovation

EPoSS – European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration

European Commission

The technology platform EPoSS is a cross-application network with its focus on smart systems and micro-nano integration. Public and industrial stakeholders from this field are brought together here. The incentive is to establish durable structures and initiatives, which further the European innovation policy and research environment. Since 2005, VDI/VDE-IT has been responsible for the management of the EPoSS’ agency.

about EPOSS

ESCA – The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis

European Commission

European Commission

The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) supports cluster managers and policy makers with advice on cluster development. ESCA experts have developed a methodology for cluster benchmarking that has been widely acknowledged in Europe. Since 2007 they have benchmarked more than 600 cluster management organizations. Being also involved in the European Clusters Excellence Initiative (ECEI) ESCA experts contribute to the development of tools that support cluster managers on their way to excellence.

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EXIST-Start-Up-Grant

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Founders from universities receive support in laying the necessary groundwork (product or service development until marketability, market surveys, design and development of strategies) for their start-up schemes.This aims at the development and implementation of a realistic business plan. The VDI/VDE-IT evaluates the incoming drafts from the information and communications technology sector on behalf of the project executing organization PTJ.

about EXIST (only in German)

EXPRESS - Mobilising Expert Resources in the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem

EXPRESS is a project funded by the European Commission to examine and accelerate the adoption of Smart Systems Integration (SSI) in Europe, and as a result to gain global leadership and societal benefits in this fast-developing field. EXPRESS underpins and promotes the strategic objectives and priorities of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS), whose Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is foundation and key resource for a strategy towards a strong, competitive and sustaining European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem.

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Founder Contest – IKT innovative

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting the start up of companies, which focus on products and services in the information and communications technology sector, via the Founder Contest – IKT innovative. The biannual contest awards considerable prizes as seed money for the start up. All winners receive an individual coaching, according to their needs. The VDI/VDE-IT organizes the award on behalf of the ministry.

about the Founder Contest (only in German)

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go-cluster: excellent networks!

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology

The active fostering of clusters and cluster-management is continuous goal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. "go cluster" acts as a synonym for a forward looking cluster policy, gives input for improvement of cluster managements, fosters innovative service-concepts and is shaping cluster policy in Germany and Europe. VDI/VDE-IT is in charge of the implementation of the program.

Information about funding schemes in "go cluster"in German

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Health management: Bio/Pharma

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Health management contains all goods and services that are used in health care and is one of the most significant economic sectors in Germany. This especially applies to the branches of pharmaceutical and biotechnology: in relation to the turnover the most capital is invested in R&E. New scientific insights, therapeutic possibilities and future perspectives as personalised diagnostics and therapy promote development. The BMBF gives important impulses to contribute to the success of risky and complex research work and to refine their results to the patients’ benefit. VDI/VDE-IT is project manager together with VDI-TZ.

Hightech-Strategy: Further Development and Implementation

VDI/VDE-IT reviews and evaluates relevant sienstific papers in connection with the Hightech-Strategy, organises workshops and events to support the Federal Ministry for Education and Research in this field.

Human-Machine Interaction for Demographic Change

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The better technology can adapt to humans, the more diverse the opportunities of Human-Machine Interaction become. The better technology is customised for specific scopes of action as well as for the variety of abilities and interests, the more urgent ethical and legal research questions come up. The technological research aspects affect crossover technologies of information technology, microsystem technology, sensors as well as those of various application fields. VDI/VDE-IT is project manager.

http://www.mtidw.de/

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IKT 2020 Focus Electro Mobility

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Electro-mobility has great potential to become an essential part of the future mobility system in Germany. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) therefore provides funding for the development of key technologies for high-quality, innovative vehicles that are fully or partially electrically driven. A major hurdle on the way towards electro-mobility is the relatively short travel range. In the interests of an efficient use of the available energy, the funding programme does also take account of topics such as weight reduction (lightweight construction) as well as energy and thermal management by the use of high-performance components. Apart from supporting research co-operations between science and industry, another focus lies on the promotion of initial and further education. VDI/VDE-IT has been assigned as programme managing organisation.

http://www.bmbf.de/de/6247.php

Implementation of the rules for admission and crediting of training regulations

The Institute for Innovation and Technology iit together with the Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training f-bb examines the implementation of the rules for admission and crediting of training regulations.

Information and Communication Technology for Production Processes

Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg

To make production processes cost- and energy-efficient, productive and flexible is the aim of the research programme. The focus is set on simulation- and assisting systems that have cognitive abilities as well as adaptive Human-Machine-Interlinks. VDI/VDE-IT is organising the research programme and the knowledge transfer.

InnoNet - Programme to support innovative networks

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology

The programme "Support of innovative networks" has the target to faster implement research and development into comercially viable products, proceedings and services. Research institutions shall be encouraged to draw their focus onto small and medium-sized enterprises. VI/VDE-IT is organising the programme.

About InnoNet

Innovation Policy - data analysis for education and researchj

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

VDI/VDE-IT is in charge of numerous projects of the departments "Basic Questions of Innovation Policy", "Scientific Analysis", "Statistics", "International Comparative Analysis" and "Strategy". The continuous analysis of trends in research and technology is a major task next to the administrative care of the projects.

IoT-i: Internet of Things-Initiative

The project IoT-i is a co-ordination measure. It aims at bringing together the fragmented group of parties which is involved in the development of the Internet of Things. These parties come from the industry, research and public institutions. The measure is intended to quicken the transfer of research concepts and results into marketable solutions. VDI/VDE-IT is a strong partner within the project and is responsible for the community building and the communication work. Further partners are SAP, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Telenor.

about IOT-i

ITA – Innovation and Technology Analysis

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Via ITA the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports interdisciplinary surveys about innovation potentials and technological developments, about their chances and risks and about their economical, ecological and social effects. This aims at identifying areas of technological progress favoured by the society, depicting design potentials and pointing out the scope of possible actions. Additionally the ITA-surveys are designed to detect the untapped potentials of new technologies and to develop innovative solutions for possible risks. The VDI/VDE-IT is the project executing organization for ITA.

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Make Electromobility Visible (Schaufenster)

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Federal Ministry for Education and Research

The Federal Government wants to combine ressources to make electromobility visible in the public. German competence in the field will be demonstrated in four large projects with the explicit task to also offer the possiblity to experience E-Mobility to the general public.

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Map of clusters and cluster database - Structural overview of clusters in Baden Württemberg

Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft des Landes Baden-Württemberg

Ministry of Finance and Economics in Baden-Württemberg

The map of clusters as well as the corresponding database give an overview of the more than 130 cluster initiatives. Due to a common set of criterias it is possible to compare the clusters. VDI/VDE-IT has the editors role as well as the responsibilty for the further development of the database.

Visit the database

Microsystems in Bavaria support programme

Bavarian State Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

In the Microsystem Technologies support programme the Bavarian State Government supports medium-sized companies in enhancing and applying this key technology. The joining of different functions and technologies in very small spaces creates intelligent integrated systems. The programme is intended to speed up the application of these systems in new products and therefore to further enhance the competitive capabilities of Bavarian companies. The VDI/VDE-IT supports the Microsystems Support Programme professionally and organizationally.

about microsystems in Bavaria (only in German)

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National Contact Point for Microsystems Technologies

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The objective of the National Contact Point (NCP) for Microsystems Technologies is to simplify access for German participants to projects of the research programme, especially SMEs. This contributes to the intensification of their participation in European projects. The NCP also facilitates an efficient representation of German MST actors’ interests on a European level, through its incorporation in the EU’s direct information flow as well as providing feedback from European projects for the BMBF. VDI/VDE-IT functions as the national contact point for the research programme Microsystems Technologies.

National Report on Junior Scholars 2017 („Bundesbericht Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017“)

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The “National Report on Junior Scholars” is an independent scientific report on the training and career development of junior scholars in Germany. The report contains general data and analyses on the junior scholars’ first professional qualification, their dissertation, their possible post-doctoral work and their transition into a professional career in research, academia or other fields. In addition, every issue of the report highlights a specific theme.

The report is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), implementing the decision of the Federal Parliament on 18th of June 2009 to issue a report on junior scholars once every legislative period. The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) is the head of the consortium of research institutes that is responsible for producing and publishing the report.

http://www.iit-berlin.de/de/projekte

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ProFIT – Funding programme for research, innovation and technologies

Senate of Economics, Technology and Women of the City of Berlin

Berlin’s senate administration for Economics, Technology and Women funding activities in the technological field are concentrated in ProFIT. VDI/VDE-IT supports the Investment Bank Berlin in implementing the programme – especially with regard to the assessment and the accompaniment of projects. This includes R&D as well as market introduction projects.

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Qualification offers and -needs for the offshore wind industry in Northern Germany

Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Authority of Economics, Transport and Innovation together with Offshore Windenergy Foundation

To gain an overview of current qualification and education needs in the area of off-shore windenergy in Northern Germany the Institute for Innovation and Technology iit is preparing a position paoper, is organising a workshop, monitors the current suppliers of qualification and is evaluating the expertise of intermediary organisations.

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Renewable Mobility

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

To help reaching the targets of the climate-change and energy policy of the transport sector the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is supporting an electric fleet testing. Effects on the environment and climate will be measured and research and development projects developped. It is furthermore target to connect electromobility with the use of renewable energies. VDI/VDE-IT is in charge of the project management.

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Research Campus - Public-Private Partnership for Innovation

VDI/VDE-IT together with Fraunhofer ISI undertakes the accompanying research for the BMBF funding initiative "Research Campus - Public-Private Partnership for Innovation". In a Research Campus universities, research institutes and businesses join forces in order to work under one roof and on equal terms on future-orientated research topics. The accompanying research promotes active interaction between the Research Campus, broadens the knowledge base on public-private partnerships and monitors the development of the Research Campus initiative. Thus identified best practices are reflected back to the Research Campus members and prepared for publication to the general public.

Website Research Campus

Research programme “Organic Photovoltaics & Dye Solar Cells”

Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg is one of Europe’s leading photovoltaic sites. The aim of the programme of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH is to improve the efficiency of solar cells and secure long-term stability. Further foci are the analysis of mass production processes through established print procedures and the development of new solar cell concepts on flexible beamers and large areas.  The state wants to secure options for the economic utilization of organic photovoltaic through the contract research. VDI/VDE-IT is responsible for the programmatic execution on the content and organizational level and the main contact for applicants.

Reviewer for the High-Tech Gründerfonds

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH

VDI/VDE-IT supports the High-Tech Gründerfonds in investment-decisions into technology-oriented start-ups by assessing the start-up-projects. The criterias are: score of technological innovation, market opportunities and business strategies.

More information on High-Tech Gründerfonds in German

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Scientific monitoring of the BMBF-Initiative of accrediting vocational competencies to university courses – ANKOM

The initiative  ANKOM aims at improving the permeability between vocational and university education. Eleven state-wide development projects are intended to identify competencies and qualifications acquired during vocational training and equivalent to university study. The scientific monitoring, through VDI/VDE-IT in cooperation with the HIS GmbH, supports the eleven projects in the establishment of processes to determine competence equivalents. Additionally, through project-related process and result evaluation, it helps with the implementation of theses processes.

about ANKOM (only in German)

Security as a topic in education, research and further education

German University for Further Education (DUW), Berlin

Security as an issue of enterprises and the security industry are areas of economic interest. Therefore a master-degree in "Security Industry and Enterprise Security" has been established to promote the professionalisation in the field. The Institute for Innovation and Technology iit is involved into implementation of the course.

Study for the Repositioning and Renewal of advanced further training methods in the Food Industry

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

On behalf of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of education and research) the research institute for operative education (f-bb) in cooperation with the institute of innovation and technology (iit) at the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technology GmbH (VDIVDE-IT) analyse how industry-oriented companies’ demands in the food industry have changed with regard to their employees in the middle and upper management levels. One key question was how these demands change employees’ prospective alterations considering the increasing internationalization as well as the technological change in the industrial-technical field of the industry.

The study aims to create a material and decision basis for the repositioning and renewal of the regulated advanced further training methods in the industrial-technical field of the food producing industry in Germany.

about the project (only in German)

Support Programme Information and Communications Technology Bavaria

Bavarian State Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

The Bavarian State Government supports research institutes and companies in developing, enhancing and applying these future technologies via the Information and Communications Technology in Bavaria support programme. This is intended to speed up the application of information and communications technology in new products and solutions and thus to strengthen Bavaria as a high-tech location. The VDI/VDE-IT is the project executing organization of the programme and therefore manages the whole application and project process.

about the programme (only in German)

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Top Cluster MicroTec Südwest

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

MicroTec Südwest is one of the five winners of the second round of the top cluster competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. To play on international top-level regional clusters form startegic partnerships. Members of the clusters are enterprises, scientific institutions and further actors. VDI/VDE-IT accompanies the clusters.

to the top-clusters

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Validation of the innovation potential of scientific research – VIP

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

The promotion programme VIP invites scientists to check their research results with respect to their economic value and economic use. The project is designed for universities and research institutions that are completely or partially financed by the federal state. As project manager, VDI/VDE-IT receives an up-to-date overview of the state of play of practically-orientated application research in Germany.

about VIP (only in German)

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ZIM - Central Innovation Programme SME

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The Central Innovation Programme SME is the base programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It concentrates on market-orientated promotion of the innovative mid-sized economy in Germany. In different modules, R&D cooperation projects, network projects as well as innovation-supporting service and consultancy are promoted. The VDI/VDE-IT is commissioned with the module ZIM-Nemo (initiation of regional networks) and ZIM-SOLO (single projects).

about ZIM (only in German)