Cooperation for Innovative Solutions
<br/>Great potential can be realized through networking. Therefore, we are in close cooperation with renowned research institutes and work intensively on relevant topics of great importance for the future. In addition, we actively take part in associations and business networks.
Bitkom is Germany's digital association. It represent more than 2,300 companies in the digital industry. Together with more than 1,000 other medium-sized IT companies, proALPHA shapes the framework conditions for the digital transformation by being actively involved in the work groups of the industry association. This allows for emerging trends to be included in the next versions of the ERP system at an early stage.
The German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses of all commercial branches and professions in Germany - currently around 55,000 individual enterprises and self-employed persons. The main focus of the BVMW is to create a network among its members and to support their foreign trade activities.
ITA was founded to improve the flow of information between automotive manufacturers and suppliers on the one hand and ICT companies on the other hand. Today, more than 50 service companies with various core competences are organized in ITA. They know the business processes of the automotive industry in detail and successfully support national and international business activities.
The Smart Electronic Factory is an information and demonstration platform for Industry 4.0. This evaluation environment is implemented in a real electronics factory. Various software and hardware providers as well as universities have an active role in this initiative. The central goal is to implement Industry 4.0 scenarios in real production focusing on solutions suitable for medium-sized businesses.
The Software-Cluster is Europe's most powerful network of companies as well as training and research institutions in the area of software development. It is also called the Silicon Valley of Europe and spans around the cities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken, and Walldorf. In six projects, not only the management, networking, international presence, training and application of the cluster are advanced but also the technological and methodological research and development of software solutions for the digital company.
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) is an association of the capital goods industry (mechanical and plant engineering). It represents more than 3,100 mostly medium-sized companies and is one of the most influential industry associations in Germany.