Put simply: We network experts and technologies. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the ongoing development of various technologies and encourage their applications in a wide variety of industries. We do this by promoting the national and international transfer of technical know-how; by supporting the education and training of new generations of talents; by participating in political decision-making on education and research; and by backing educational and career development with a broad program of conferences, symposia and seminars.
At the same time, we work to improve the general public's understanding - and acceptance - of technology. We believe that innovation is one of the strongest assets of German industry - and the one factor that can secure our global competitiveness however tough the markets may be.
And on the practical side - the side that the public most frequently sees - we make sure that the electrotechnical products sold in Germany and worldwide are safe, and guarantee this with strict testing certified with the famous VDE Mark. Today, more than 200,000 types of products worldwide carry VDE Certification Marks. So in the end, everyone benefits from our work - either directly or indirectly.