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We invite you to come and attend this international conference!

The prostep ivip Symposium, one of world’s leading independent conferences on digital transformation in industry, will be opening its doors for what is already the 26th time. 
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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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100 % of the necessary information on industrial implementation

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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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