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Vision and mission of the VDI/VDE-GMA


  • We shape the future of our society using measurement technology, automation technology and optical technologies.
  • We responsibly commit our efforts to achieving efficient processes, sustainability and the economical use of resources.
  • In this way, we actively support Germany as a location for technology and business.


  • We are the forum for people active in the application, manufacture, research and teaching of measurement and automatic control and in the optical technologies. 
  • We promote the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience, identify future technologies, promote their development and design their applications.
  • Measurement technology, automation technology and optical technologies allow better new solutions to social challenges – nationally and globally. On this basis, we provide for the acceptance of measurement and automation control and of optical technologies in society and politics.