Automotive networks in the capital region
The platform “automotive Berlin-Brandenburg aBB” is a forum for automobile industry in the region to present itself. Berlin and Brandenburg's business development agencies, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and the Zukunftsagentur Brandenburg (ZAB), are active as project partners and advisers to the member companies. Mid-sized companies will be able to develop new technologies and products faster if they collaborate in networks. One important resource for this kind of cooperation is the “carnet” database, which provides information about companies in the region that are active in the sector of automobile-specific technologies.
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
VDI/VDE is a comprehensive service provider in the high-technology sector. With services related to the promotion of research, technology policy and innovation management, VDI/VDE covers the entire spectrum of the innovation process, from research to implementation to market entry and end use of new technologies. Its focus is on information technology.
INFABB Innovative Vehicle Drives Berlin-Brandenburg
The association pools the region’s potential in the field of research and development of innovative drives and promotes the exchange between business and science. In order to be able to ensure adequate mobility in the future, the initiative coordinates joint activities, promotes the accumulation of know-how thus improving the overall system of vehicle drive.
The Network for Innovative Vehicle Concepts (NiF) by INFABB implies the detection of technological potential in all kinds of sectors in order to use it for the benefit of network partners. One of the significant efforts of the NiF network is to connect core competencies of automotive companies with those of other sectors.
The German Transportation Forum
(Das Deutsche Verkehrsforum)
The German Transportation Forum has been based in Berlin for many years, and it is the only industry association in Germany that represents interests from across all modes of transport and is exclusively involved with the transport sector.
The forum works to improve transportation conditions and secure mobility in Germany and Europe.
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology
(Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik - IPK)
The IPK functioned as a cooperation management partner to assist a group of rapid prototyping companies in gaining access to the market as suppliers of the Drive and Vehicle Technology divisions. The software application VIENTO accelerates the search for suppliers.
German Engineering Federation
(Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.)
The VDMA is one of the key industry associations and service providers in Europe and forms the largest network of capital goods producers in Europe. Its overall mission is built around four core principles: “Networked thinking, networked actions“, “Creating the corporate tomorrow“, “Technology for you and me“, and “Europe and the World“. The organization providing optimal support to VDMA members includes associations for specific engineering disciplines, regional associations, central departments dealing with engineering and machine building topics as well as subsidiary service companies.
The German Electrical and Electronics Industry Association
(Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI)
ZVEI represents the interests of the German electrical and electronics industry with regard to economic, technology and environmental policy at the national, European and international levels. It provides targeted information about the economic, technical and legal conditions under which the electrical and electronics industries operate in Germany.