Bitkom is the Digital Association of Germany. The Bitkom represents more than 2,300 companies in the digital economy. Its members include 1,000 SMEs, 300 start-ups and almost all global players.
Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit organisation with the aim of furthering the interaction of companies concerned with vehicle communication and promoting their interests.
Partner for Mobility
DriveNow car sharing is available in various European cities and offers a range of high-quality premium vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands to rent, based on the free-floating principle. The vehicles can be hired and returned independent of location within a defined business area. More than 1,000,000 registered customers find and reserve vehicles using the DriveNow App and are able to use the service across multiple cities. DriveNow operates a fleet of 6,000 vehicles in Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels, Milan, Helsinki and Lisbon. In all its cities, DriveNow also offers electric BMW i3. Several studies have proven that one DriveNow vehicle replaces at least three private cars. DriveNow therefore contributes to easing the traffic situation in cities.
eco – Association of the Internet Industry
eco (international.eco.de), with more than 1,000 member companies, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet topics are furthered.
eco represents the interests of its members in politics, and in national and international committees. As well as headquarters in Cologne, eco has an office in the German capital Berlin, and is represented at all relevant political decision-making processes in Brussels. Special eco services help to make the market more transparent for providers and users. The eco seal of approval ensures quality standards; consultations for members and services for users provide support in questions of legality, security and youth protection.
eco is a founding member of EuroISPA, the umbrella organization for European Internet associations, eco also represents its members with a seat on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) at ICANN, and is a driving force behind the Internet Governance Forum – in short: We are shaping the Internet
ITS Deutschland GmbH's purpose is to bundle and internationally represent nationwide interests in the mobility sector. The core topics here are the promotion of research and development, the introduction and development of intelligent transport systems for improving road safety, and the improvement of mobility and efficiency in dealing with the ever-increasing traffic. The aim here is to exploit the potential of intelligent transport systems in order to promote inter-modality and make the transport of people and goods more environmentally friendly and economical.
Association of German Engineers
With 154,000 members, the VDI is the largest engineering association in Germany. As the third largest regulating authority, it is a partner for German economy and science.