The activities performed by VDE Institute are targeted toward maintaining and supporting technical sciences and their applications.
Helping to define and advance the “state of technology” and working to improve accident, information security, consumer and environmental protection are two of our major contributions.
The foundation for this is our technical-scientific work in the field of electrical and information technology and our knowledge of the ensuing environmental impacts as well as the regulations out of the VDE institute information security directive.
The following individual objectives apply:
- Testing, certification and monitoring of electro technical products
- Auditing and certification of management systems
- Calibration of testing and measurement equipment
These are achieved by:
a) VDE testing and certification activities;
b) our involvement in national, European and international committees, focusing on drafting standards (e.g., DIN VDE, EN, IEC) and on applying and advancing the “state of technology”, especially in the field of electrical engineering;
c) our involvement in the drafting of standards by the committees of the DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies;
d) preparation and preliminary work to define solutions to the technical-scientific challenges facing VDE;
e) support of, and collaboration on, research projects;
f) support of, and involvement in, technical-scientific events;
g) cooperation with other technical-scientific associations in Germany and abroad;
h) training electrical engineering experts in the fields of standards and applied safety technology;
i) identifying and mapping social-technical correlations and their impacts to provide an objective basis for discussing the benefits and/or hazards, environmental compatibility and efficiency of technology;
j) defining benchmarks for the safe generation and efficient application of electricity, as well as for occupational health and safety, and accident research and minimization in the field of electrical engineering;
k) maintaining the exchange of ideas and experience at national and international level through attendance at expert conferences, discussion meetings, seminars and appropriate international congresses, symposia and the like;
l) VDE Institute incorporates statutory and official requirements into its global activities, and into the monitoring and inspection of diverse processes, products and services.
VDE Institute is free from financial or any other influences; it is a non-profit, independent and impartial institute.