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eco – Association of the Internet Industry

Founded in 1995

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 driving forward the current and future Internet themes together with a team of over 70 staff.

German Association for the Digital Economy

Founded in 1995

The Association represents the interests of enterprises that are run by digital business models. BVDW follows a holistic view on topics related to digital economy.

Gesellschaft für Informatik

Founded in 1969

The biggest and most important professional association for computer science in the German-speaking region, with more than 30 regional groups active only in Germany. It represents the interests of computer scientists in sectors like science, economy, public administration, society and politics.

International Data Spaces Association

Founded in 2016

International Data Spaces Association is a peer-to-peer network, a virtual data space that supports the secure exchange and the simple linking of data in business eco-systems on the basis of standards and by means of common governance models. The Association consists of more than 90 companies and institutions of various industries and sizes from 18 countries


Founded in 2018

The largest AI association consisting of more than 120 innovative companies, SMEs, start-ups and experts, whose focus lays on the development and application of technologies based on AI. The association provides a wide range of support to its members from legal advises, trainings, tax regulations, data laws, funding programs and cooperation opportunities.

Nationales E-Government Kompetenzzentrum e.V.

Founded in 2013

At Nationales E-Government Kompetenzzentrum (NEGZ) e.V. (National Competence Center for E-Government) more than 100 experts are involved to foster the modernization of the state and digital administration. As a transdisciplinary competence center we support the creation of a scientific basis of facts and enable knowledge transfer by connecting science, politics, administration and businesses.


Founded in 1989

The IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrusT) is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, consultancy and research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. TeleTrusT’s goal is to promote information security professionalism, raising awareness and best practices in all domains of information security.

VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies

Founded in 1893

VDE is one of the leading technical and scientific associations in Germany and Europe with 36,000 members. It is involved in technical knowledge transfer and exchange, promoting young IT specialists, and developing technical regulations that meet international standards.