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Logo of European Association for Industrial Management

The European Association for Industrial Management (AIM) is an organization of professors working in the field of industrial management at universities in EU countries.

Logo of AiF

The AiF is the industry-supported network for the promotion of research, transfer and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises. Volunteer reviewers ensure that only the best projects in open-topic collaborative industrial research are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Expert Group 3 (GAG 3): Business Administration and Organization

Logo of BVL

The Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) is an open network of people who actively advocate efficient cooperation in the globalised economy.

Logo of CEC

The Cleaning Excellence Center (CEC) is the competence network for industrial component and surface cleaning.

Logo of German University Association

The German University Association is the comprehensive service and information institution for German university teachers and young academics. The association advocates impartial science in a free constitutional state.

Logo of German Research Foundation

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the self-governing organization of science in Germany. The DFG is organized as an association under private law. Its members are research-intensive universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the academies of science.

Logo of Flanders Make

Flanders Make is the strategic research center for the manufacturing industry. Based on high-tech research, they offer companies in the manufacturing industry active support in the development and optimization of products and production processes.

Logo of "Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA)"

The Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA) is an association of scientists and other interested parties with the aim of promoting occupational science.

Logo of Gesellschaft für Innovative Betriebsorganisation e.V.

The Gesellschaft für Innovative Betriebsorganisation (GBO) e.V. is dedicated to the innovative business organisation of companies in the commercial sector, including the related logistical problems.

Logo of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Montage, Handhabung und Industrierobotik e.V.

MHI e.V. is a network of leading university professors from German-speaking countries who are successfully involved in basic and applied research in assembly, handling and industrial robotics.


The MTM ASSOCIATION e.V. is the leading industry association for the design of productive and healthy work.

Logo of NIRO

The Netzwerk Industrie RuhrOst (NIRO) e.V. connects 72 companies from the mechanical engineering, metal and industrial electronics sectors.

Logo of Prostep IVIP

The Prostep ivip Association is an internationally active association dedicated to the development of forward-looking solutions and standards for product data management and virtual product creation.

Logo of REFA Group

REFA Bundesverband e.V. is the umbrella organisation and service centre for the entire association and holding company for the companies within the REFA Group.

Logo of RIF e.V.

RIF Institut für Forschung und Transfer e.V. was founded in 1990 by Dortmund university professors from engineering and economics to stimulate knowledge transfer.

Logo of VDI

For more than 160 years, the VDI e.V. has been a strong advocate for engineers and scientists in technical and professional matters. The VDI is as active nationwide as it is at the regional and local level in state and district associations.

Logo of Academic Society for Work and Industrial Organization

The focus of the Academic Society for Work and Industrial Organization (WGAB) e.V. is the promotion of research and teaching in work and business organisation at German-speaking universities.