Corona

Coronavirus information for companies in North Rhine-Westphalia
Various information portals are available to member companies for dealing with the corona pandemic: in addition to a central VDMA website, the North Rhine-Westphalia regional association also offers a constantly updated website with NRW-specific information.
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News

The board members of the VDMA NRW met on 14 January 2021 to discuss economic issues, the Brexit treaty and the future importance of China for the NRW mechanical engineering industry.
The state government supports start-ups from universities with up to 240,000 euros each. Applications can be submitted until 30 April 2021.
Exhibit digitally at the NRW stand at Hannover Messe from 12 to 6 April 2021 and find out more at the 1st non-binding exhibitor meeting on 2 March 2021!
Mechanical and plant engineering companies in NRW recorded a 13 percent year-on-year increase in new orders in December 2020.
The board members of the VDMA NRW met on 14 January 2021 to discuss economic issues, the Brexit treaty and the future importance of China for the NRW mechanical engineering industry.
The Tax Incentives for Research and Development Act (Forschungszulagengesetz) and the federal government offer many opportunities to receive funding.
The most common challenge with digital purchasing platforms is maintaining data and transferring relevant information - primarily from ERP systems - to the platforms.
Lean production is the leading concept used by companies to increase productivity and continuously improve processes. The event of 21 January 2021 addressed these topics and was based on the VDMA study "Compass Lean Management".
"Is hydrogen the energy carrier of the future?" was the question posed by the FDP parliamentary group of North Rhine-Westphalia in its digital event series "Schlaglichter" at 26 January 2021.
The 9th VDMA flash survey shows that the effects of the corona pandemic for the mechanical and plant engineering industry in NRW are not as serious as feared. Nevertheless, there is still a rocky road ahead.
Here you will find the news archive of the VDMA NRW.

Trade Fairs

Exhibit digitally at the NRW stand at Hannover Messe from 12 to 6 April 2021 and find out more at the 1st non-binding exhibitor meeting on 2 March 2021!
Experience from 8 to 12 December 2020 virtual what our federal state has to offer in terms of automation. With a 3D animation, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia offers a platform for companies to present their innovations and service portfolioas. as the "Automatica" fair will not take place again until 2022.
Until 4 December 2020 the wind energy industry will come together virtually at Wind Energy Hamburg. At the digital NRW stand 13 exhibitors will present their innovations and technologies for the wind industry.

Topics

Innovations are born in North Rhine-Westphalia. We would like to take the dialogue between the engaged parties in R&D in business and science to a new level. We provide contacts within university facilities and list some important projects to help you find the correct contacts.
North Rhine-Westphalia has the best prerequisites for the digital age. Companies in mechanical engineering and production technology are particularly in demand as enablers and problem solvers. They act as suppliers of industrie 4.0 components, as integrators of IK technologies and sensor technology into their products, and last but not least as users of industrie 4.0 solutions to optimize their own production processes.
Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 bring with them a new value-added logic that is a complex challenge for all involved. ProduktionNRW has defined five thematic areas that need to be analysed, discussed and promoted.

Industry Dates

Industry Dates
Here you find dates for events relevant to the industry.
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Innovations made in NRW: P2X
Power-to-X, i.e. the production of synthetic fuels and combustibles on the basis of renewable electricity, is regarded as an important component of climate protection. The recently published innovation magazine is dedicated to this exciting topic and shows best practices in the field of P2X.
Hans-Jürgen Alt
Hans-Jürgen Alt
Management VDMA NRW and ProduktionNRW
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Annette Petereit
Team Assistance, Internet/Newsletter
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