Tax incentives for research are on the home straight. It is expected that the Bundestag will have a final debate at the end of October. Find out what the new funding instrument can do for your company.
For 2018 there are first results for the manufacturing industry and economic services - rank 6 for Germany in the EU comparison. The level of labour costs in manufacturing is higher and the level of labour costs in mechanical engineering is even higher. In the mechanical engineering sector, Germany ranks third behind Sweden and Denmark in the EU ranking.
Highlights from the current ZEW Innovation Survey: Regional to international. Cooperation with science is well established in mechanical engineering. Joint industrial research, the ZIM programme and BMBF funding make an important contribution to this. And, engineers remain in demand. Research-intensive companies can fill their positions more quickly.
The next Ingenieurerhebung among VDMA member companies is due to take place in May. Does almost every second engineer still work in research, development and construction? Has the number of engineers developed similarly to that of employees in mechanical engineering companies? And which qualifications count? Your numbers are in demand.
Over the last years the mechanical engineering sector has in comparison to the manufacturing sector a higher rate of vocational education and training. The rate could even be higher if due to many vacant positions.
The most recent VDMA survey on engineers confirms the high share of 16.7 percent engineers in total employment of the mechanical engineering industry. Between 2013 and 2016 the number of engineers working in the industry has grown by 8’000 to a new high of 191’000.
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.
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