Innovative strength determines competitiveness and thus employment. In order to master technological challenges, industry, science and politics must create the necessary prerequisites for optimal general conditions in Germany and Europe. VDE is mediator and engine at the same time. With representative offices in Berlin and Brussels, but also at state level, VDE advises with its neutral expertise on technology, education, standardization and consumer protection.
VDE’s studies, analyses, recommendations and position papers provide politics with an important basis for decisions in technology policy and education policy. VDE supports the EU Commission's innovation agenda and the German government's "High-Tech Strategy" with a wide range of measures. VDE's central fields of action - in cooperation with the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany) and other German ministries - are research funding and the promotion of future technologies.