The VDI Technology Centre has supported research and development in Germany and Europe since 1975. The range of services provided by the designated service provider for ministries, associations and enterprises includes research funding, innovation support and innovation policy. Around 200 employees are committed to increasing the technological and innovative capacity of industry, science and research. At the locations in Berlin and Düsseldorf, they promote key technologies with their expertise and strengthen sustainability, global change and international cooperation.
The VDI Wissensforum GmbH has been the training specialist for engineers for over fifty years. In over 1,000 congresses, conferences, technology forums, courses and seminars, more than 500 subjects per year are covered. 20,000 participants train and develop themselves with the help of the VDI Wissensforum GmbH range. For this, a speakers’ pool of 3,000 practitioners and technology experts is available.
With a circulation of more than 158,000 copies sold to 339,000 readers, VDI nachrichten is the opinion-forming weekly newspaper for technology, business and society. With the special publications “IngenieurKarriere” and “MBA for engineers” and the career portal “ingenieurkarriere.de”, VDI nachrichten is the first point of call on the job market for technical specialists and managers.
The task of the VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency (VDI ZRE) is to present and promote the integrated use of environmental, resource and climate protection technologies in a way that is generally understandable and comprehensive. The aim is to advise political institutions and companies, to identify barriers and to initiate and support incentive and promotion programmes. Professional target groups in the work of the VDI ZRE are manufacturing companies and the construction industry.
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technology, a leading service provider for matters related to innovation and technology, provides support and advice in the analysis, promotion and organisation of innovation and technology. For each step in the innovation process, the right solution is developed. With its own branches in Berlin, Munich and Dresden, VDI / VDE-IT is close to its customers in politics, research, industry and finance and provides the right team for each task. The qualifications include the natural and engineering sciences, the economic and social sciences, and other areas.
The VDI Insurance Services provides security. And that in association with many advantages for engineers, VDI members and VDI employees: in addition to neutral advice on insurance matters and individual support in the event of damage and in cases of doubt, the VDI Insurance Services offers insurance products that are specifically tailored to the needs of engineers. Of course VDI members receive special conditions. The contractual partners of the VDI Insurance Services are HDI and DKV.
The Springer –VDI-Publishing House offers you a wide range of renowned journals from the fields of construction, design/production, logistics, energy and the environment. Our magazines provide you with unique insider know-how, made possible by the constant exchange with the VDI, the Fraunhofer Institutes and other reputed organisations and associations. High-profile authors report on innovations and background knowledge in their respective field – practically oriented, but without losing sight of the scientific background.
The substantive focus of the work of VDI - GaraGe Leipzig gGmbH is on new methods of conveying skills in the areas of science, technology and business. GaraGe provides teaching and learning materials for both curricular and extracurricular purposes with approx. 120 education and training programs, has a media centre and sees itself as an innovation and incubation centre for young people who want to gain prior professional qualifications in GaraGe or in one of its 240 partner companies.