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BITKOM - the high-tech association

BITKOM represents more than 1,700 companies, of which over 1,100 are direct members with 135 billion euros in turnover and 700,000 employees. BITKOM represents nearly all global players as well as 800 medium-sized companies and numerous start-up companies. These include software and IT service providers, telecommunications and Internet services, hardware and consumer electronics manufacturers and digital media companies.

Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V.

Die Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) is an open network of people who actively advocate efficient cooperation in the globalised economy. Its core objective is to communicate the importance of supply chain management and logistics - and to promote their application and development. More than 10,000 specialists and executives from industry, trade, services and science are represented in the BVL worldwide. It sees itself as an active community whose members want to look beyond their spheres of activity in order to benefit - and endow - professionally and personally. BVL places particular emphasis on the exchange of knowledge and experience. As a non-profit association, BVL is a non-profit organization. It is objective and independent in its conception of itself and does not represent any particular interests in the political and economic discussion. However, BVL is actively involved in the interests of logistics as a whole.

Plattform Industrie 4.0.

Die Plattform Industrie 4.0 is a joint project of the German trade associations BITKOM, VDMA and ZVEI for the further development and implementation of the future project Industry 4.0 of the German government's High-Tech Strategy. The term industry 4.0 stands for the application of the Internet of things and services in industrial processes, production and logistics, with far-reaching consequences for value creation, business models, downstream services and work organization. This cooperation between three large associations reflects the convergence of the technologies they stand for: in Industry 4.0, information and communication, automation and production technologies will be more closely interlinked than ever before. The aim is to defend and expand the traditional core of German industry with its internationally outstanding position.

Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft

The BVMW is an industry-neutral representation of the interests of the medium-size economy in Germany and speaks currently for approximately 50,000 small and medium-size enterprises and independent ones, in the above-mentioned number of members also customers, who only one insurance with the BVMW, are contained. With the involvement of the members of the 40 cooperating trade and industry associations, the association expects the number of member companies to exceed 270,000. These companies employ around 9 million people. The BVMW sees itself as the "largest voluntarily organized force" of the German middle class - probably in contrast to the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the umbrella organization of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

AMA - Association for Sensor Technology

1980 as AMA Working Group for Measurement Transducers e. V. the AMA Association for Sensor Technology e. V. Today, about 460 members, of which more than 70 are R&D institutes. AMA sees itself as the lobbying body for all those who deal with technical measuring systems (measuring or switching) for a wide variety of applications in the course of the value-added chain. The entire value-added chain of sensors/measurement systems is covered, from basic research and manufacturers to service providers and from microtechnologies to sensor elements, complex measuring, testing and switching systems to actuators.

ISAD - Short Range User Association Germany e.V.

The ISAD e. V. supports all users and manufacturers of data and audio radio systems and products (ICs, modules, devices, systems, etc.), the so-called short range devices, in the use of valid frequency spectra and standards and represents their interests in and vis-à-vis the responsible national and international committees and administrations. The association stands for the preservation and careful completion of the current and future use of SRD frequency spectra and their standardization and harmonization.

EIT Climate-KIC

The Climate-KIC is Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership focusing on climate change. It is made up of dynamic and committed companies as well as the best institutions from research and partners from the public sector. The Climate-KIC is a group of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities, founded in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Climate KIC aims to integrate education, entrepreneurship and innovation in such a way that it leads to the interlinked, creative transformation of ideas and knowledge into economically successful products and services that help mitigate climate change. The Climate-KIC supports young, promising companies with practical tools and possibilities to transform business and product ideas into economic success.

Campus Charlottenburg - The art of ideas

Campus Charlottenburg is one of the largest contiguous inner-city university campuses in Europe and at the same time one of the most diverse scientific, art and design locations in Germany - embedded in the urban heart of the German capital. The ARGE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft) Campus Charlottenburg was founded on October 10,2010. Initiators are the Technical University of Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and the district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

CHIC - Charlottenburger Innovations-Centrum

The Charlottenburger Innovations-Centrum (CHIC) is part of the Campus Charlottenburg, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Technical University Berlin and the University of the Arts Berlin, as well as other renowned research institutions with its special offers, especially for company founders and young innovative or creative companies with a research-oriented orientation.

B!GRÜNDET - Founding network of Berlin universities

The founding network of Berlin's universities was established in July 2005 under the name B! GRUNDET. In addition to all universities and universities of applied sciences in Berlin, the network's partners include Charité University Medical School, the Leibniz Science Association, the Existence Founders' Institute Berlin, Technologie Coaching Center GmbH (TCC) and ipal, the IP Asset Management company of Berlin's universities. The network's aim is to initiate business start-ups from universities, to qualify potential founders and to support them in realising their business idea.