European industry is facing the challenges of changing market conditions and technological progress. Companies have to adapt to individualization of customer demand, shorter delivery times, faster innovation cycles and they also have to reduce resource consumption. In particular, the digitalization of products and value chains will require substantial changes to the way in which production is organised. EU research policy has to support this process by ensuring international cooperation, access to knowledge and a world-leading research landscape.
With the new research framework programme from 2021 to 2027, funding might be distributed according to the watering can principle. However, a targeted programme for key technologies would be important.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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