The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA)) is the largest industrial association in Europe and represents over 800 primarily medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry in Baden-Württemberg alone. Mechanical engineering is an international leader and, with over 300,000 employees, develops key technologies for the global market. To maintain this leading position in the age of digitization, new momentum is more important than ever. Cooperating with start-ups is therefore also a promising venture for established companies.
With VDMA Startup-Machine, the VDMA has been offering a platform since mid-2017 that brings together machine makers and startups with mechanical engineering relevance.