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dvi – Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.

Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. is the only network in the packaging industry whose affiliate companies cover the entire value chain of packaging. The network receives impetus from its environment and also continuously gives important impetus. In the complex, multifaceted world of the packaging industry, it is no longer possible for individuals to represent all the conditions and processes themselves. This task is taken on by the dvi. It collects processes and distributes important information, providing members of the network with significant insights and furthers innovation.

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Hochschule Aalen

According to recent surveys, Aalen University is one of the most popular universities of applied sciences in Germany. Its innovative programs are preparing students for the demands of a forward-thinking, digital and sustainable society and industry. On a modern and constantly growing campus in the south of Germany, the approximately 5,600 students acquire all the skills they need for a successful start of their careers in well-equipped laboratories and workshops.

To guarantee this, Aalen University works closely with regional companies, among them numerous world market leaders. During the course of their studies, students can build a network of valuable business contacts through project work, internships or their thesis. Aalen University of Applied Sciences has around 130 partner universities around the world and helps students organize their semester abroad from the get go. Anyone who has a good idea and aims at setting up their own company gets support and is helped along by the university’s Innovation Center INNO-Z.

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Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart

The Hochschule der Medien (HdM) Stuttgart is a public university of applied sciences. It prepares specialists and generalists for work in today‘s world of media. Currently, more than 5100 students are enrolled.

The spectrum of professional media education at the HdM is one of a kind in all of Europe. Nearly 30 accredited Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree programmes are available including printing, audio-visual media, information systems, computer science, advertising, media management, media publishing, and packaging technology. The combination of a strong theoretical background and hands-on experience creates a programme of active learning. Students learn to work together and solve problems involving a combination of technology, business and media content.

The curriculum and contents are regularly reviewed and adapted to keep up with current developments in media. A one-semester internship is required as an integral part of the Bachelor's studies. Together with projects it ensures the practical orientation of the programmes.

The Institute of Applied Research coordinates research activities on innovative topics in various media sectors.

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VDC – Virtual Dimension Center

The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is Germany’s leading competence network for Virtual Engineering. Technology and service providers, users, research institutions and multipliers work together in the VDC network along the entire value chain of Virtual Engineering- namely in 3D simulation, 3D visualization, product lifecycle management (PLM), and Virtual Reality (VR). VDC members gain improved innovation activity and a higher productivity by acquiring additional information and benefitting from cost advantages.

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WMT – Wirtschaft Tourismus Marketing GmbH

Wirtschaft Tourismus Marketing GmbH (WTM) was founded in 2009. Its mandate includes business development and tourism marketing as well as the implementation of inner-city events. Site development, site marketing, events and activities – all from a single source – have become a trademark for Waiblingen. WTM is committed to the further development of Waiblingen in view of ensuring to ensure its appeal for companies, guests and citizens.

With a ground-breaking and innovative type of organisation, the city of Waiblingen has made WTM into a partner for site development by involving over thirty entrepreneurs, therefore laying the foundation for the successful development of Waiblingen as a business location.

Waiblingen is the birthplace of the German packaging machinery industry. It is therefore only natural that the city’s economic development agency supports a strong network. The headquarters of the association and one of its two offices is also in Waiblingen.

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ZLV – Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e.V.

The ZLV is a joint Initiative of Leading Industrial Companies, Politicians, Institutions, Science and Research. ZLV is a cooperative network for all business partners in the entire value chain for factory made and packaged foodstuffs. All competencies across the value chain – from the raw materials for foodstuffs and packaging materials, to the retail trade – are connected in an ideal way.

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