What does the prostep ivip association stand for? Karl-Heinz Streibich,
President of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech),
introduced a very appropriate term at this year’s symposium: Trusted
Networked Partnership. A precompetitive network of trust, where user
companies, IT vendors and representatives from science and research work
together as partners for the benefit of all. Together with software
manufacturers, service providers and universities the participating
manufacturing companies prepare the basis for the digital future of the
Our standardization efforts in the area of digital
product creation and production serve in many cases to establish the
technical bases for a genuine, unhindered competition.
activities are transparent for all participants and thanks to a variety of
publicly accessible publications they are easy to comprehend even for
outsiders. An important topic that has been on our mind for many years is
e.g. the implementation of the Code of PLM Openness (CPO) in the industry.
The Federal Government considers the initiative for more IT openness to be
so important, that the BMWI (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology)
has taken on the patronage and also supports the certification program,
thereby acknowledging the role of the association as an „honest mediator“
in the dialogue between users, system providers and research.
Prostep ivip also maintains an international network with like-minded
organizations, which is continuously expanded. It includes the
standardization committees ISO, OMG, DIN, AIA, ASD-STAN or OASIS and
associations such as AutomationML, GALIA, GfSE, GPM, JAMA, Modelica,
PDES, VDA and VDMA.
The prostep ivip association sees itself as a
cross-industry trusted network. In addition to automotive manufacturers
and suppliers there are also aerospace companies, machinery and equipment
constructors as well as companies from other industries working together
to jointly develop requirements for standards. The digital transformation
is a challenge across multiple industries, which we can only master
together. Openness and standards are key to cooperating effectively in
cross-company ecosystems and to creating the new generation of digital
champions, which Mr. Streibich referred to April 2019 in Stuttgart.
Use the opportunity for cooperation offered by our recognized
trusted network! The boardmembers of the prostep ivip association as well
as the office team will be pleased to answer any questions you might have.