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What is the prostep ivip Association?

prostep ivip helps organizations in a value chain with multiple partners to build better products.

The association bundles the interests of manufacturers and suppliers in the manufacturing industry as well as IT vendors, in close cooperation with research and science institutes, to provide its members with the long-term competitive advantages that more efficient processes, methods and systems enable.

Register now and dive into the world of Digital Transformation! The prostep ivip Symposium is one of the world's leading independent conferences around the topics of digitalization, AI, systems engineering, digital twins and much more! 

In more than 50 presentations, keynotes and workshops, the prostep ivip Symposium presents a variety of new ideas, suggestions and solutions around digital product and process excellence in manufacturing. The parallel exhibition with over 30 companies invites you for intensive exchange and networking, which can be deepened at the evening event on May 3.

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Save the Date: JT Day 2023, 24.10.2023 @ SCHAEFFLER in Herzogenaurach, Germany

For the 7th time, the prostep IVIP Association is organizing its JT Day
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Invitation to the VEC Web Seminar on 14.04.2023 - for members only!

Dr. Max Ungerer invites all interested members to the free web seminar "Vehicle Electric Container, the basis for the digitalization of the E/E process".

The prostep ivip web seminars offer our members as well as interested parties the opportunity to get to know the different association groups better and to learn about the respective results and application possibilities.
After registration (contact: sarah.giese(at) you will receive the dial-in data and can dial in from your workplace.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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prostep ivip Scientific Award - Here is your chance!

Are you a young engineer - and does your master/doctoral thesis focus on virtual product creation? Are you interested in introducing you ideas to representatives of leading manufactures and IT companies?

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Our Network

prostep ivip is based in Darmstadt, Germany. It was founded in 1993 on the behest of 38 well-known industrial and IT companies, originally as part of the German STEP initiative. With more than 190 members from 20 countries, prostep ivip maintains and constantly expands a network of like-minded organizations which include ISO, OMG, DIN, AIA, ASD-STA, and OASIS. The network also includes associations such as AutomationML, GALIA, GfSE, GPM, JAMA, Modelica, PDES, VDA, and VDMA.

Your Digitalization Partner

prostep ivip Association is focused on the digital transformation in product development and production. As a driving force behind digital transformation in the manufacturing industry, prostep ivip focuses and coordinates the requirements of manufacturers and suppliers. The goal is to define standards and interfaces, especially for the digitization of the entire product creation process – from the idea through to implementation.

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190 members (companies and research institutions) from 20 countries.

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More than 25 years of innovation and investment protection

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Our Projects

Smart Engineering Research Consortium!

Founded in November 2015, this consortium lets us underscore the significance of research for the field of industry. prostep ivip members enjoy special benefits, including a reduced fee.



Openness initiative and certification program for the prostep ivip association, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


Sample project: Smart Systems Engineering

For this project, nearly 30 different companies are working to define standards with a high level of practical application for cooperative systems engineering.


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prostep ivip provides a huge variety of standards, recommendations, white papers, benchmarks, use cases, guidelines and much more to its members free of charge.

For non-members a limited number of documents are available with costs.



Our international conferences are information platforms, well-accepted by industry, IT, and research.


Web Seminars

Do you have specific questions or do you what to inform yourself about certain topics? We offer web seminars and a hotline service for our industrial members.


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