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Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH is an organisation set-up by two of the largest European professional associations for engineers (VDI = Association of German Engineers and VDE = Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies). The company’s primary objectives are to promote R&D mainly in the area of information technologies, to assist governmental authorities in developing and analysing instruments and initiatives for the diffusion of technologies, in particular in developing initiatives for accelerating technological development and speeding up product and process innovation.
VDI/VDE-IT is closely involved in technology policy development of federal and regional ministries. It participates in the design and is responsible for the implementation and management of R&D and innovation support programmes launched by national and regional governments, of which the biggest was Framework Programme Microsystems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The organisation is particularly well-experienced in setting-up and managing complex network structures, e.g. the European Technology Platforms on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) and in developing roadmaps and Strategic Research Agendas.
It has also many years of experience in managing related Coordination and Support Actions, such as inSSIght, EXPRESS, IRISS, CEPoSS and in managing Networks of Excellence such as FlexNet.