The Information Technology Society in the VDE (ITG) promotes research, development and application of information technology in the data and communication technology, in production and communication systems, in environmental protection, medical and traffic technology.
Within the VDE organization, five technical societies together with standardization and product testing departments, are responsible for knowledge transfers and the exchange of information regarding technical trends. VDE experts work on the mapping of innovation strategies and foster an ongoing dialogue among researchers, developers and users.
Where are technology trends leading us? How can innovations benefit people? What will engineering studies look like in the future? The VDE works to ensure that technical innovations benefit people in their daily lives. It is a driving force behind securing the highest standards for engineering studies in the nation’s universities. VDE studies and analyses provide engineers, companies, politicians and the public with the technical information needed for shaping policies and making decisions.
VDE’s technical societies – Experts for key technologies
The Information Technology Society
Power Engineering Society
Objectives of the Power Engineering Society in the VDE (ETG) are the interdisciplinary and international cooperation of industry, science, energy suppliers and energy users. The ETG sees itself as representation of interests of electrical power engineering.
The German Society for Biomedical Engineering
The German Society for Biomedical Engineering in the VDE (DGBMT) is with more than 2,600 members the largest scientific technical society of medical technology in Germany. DGBMT promotes development of medical technology in Germany in a non-profit manner.
Society of Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering
The aim of the interdisciplinary VDE/VDI Society of Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM) is to give impulses in the fields of microelectronics, microsystems and nanotechnology as well as precision engineering and mechatronics in order to join forces in the processing of new fields and to promote the dialogue between manufacturers, users, science and politics.
Society for Measurement and Automatic Control
The VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA) is the national network of experts for the promotion of the special fields of measurement and automatic control as well as optical technologies. The interdisciplinary orientation of GMA is increasingly characterized by the use of information processing and the use of open networks for automation tasks.
Network Technology/Network Operation Forum
The Network Technology/Network Operation Forum (VDE|FNN) is the technical regulation for power grids in Germany. The objective is a proactive development of the power grid in view of the challenges caused by the energy transition. Manufacturers, network operators, generating plant operators and scientific institutions identify technical challenges and develop solutions jointly.