services for product protection The VDMA working group is an industry network of vendors, suppliers, service
providers and consultants in product and know-how protection technologies. Along the entire value chain, technologies are
used to identify and protect products and processes at risk. The working group informs and educates affected industry sectors.
It presents courses of action to win the fight against product piracy and loss of know-how. Epyxs covers following areas of
expertise within the working group:
Product marking and product protection Marking technologies
are used to create visible or invisible security features that protect products from counterfeiting and allow the proof of
Detection and authentication of protected products Devices and systems
that detect and check security features to prove product authenticity.
ConImit – Contra Imitatio
Innovations platform and experts network
against product piracy In early 2008, BMBF has started the announcement "Innovation against product piracy".
Ten research projects confine the risk of piracy with innovative, technical protection measures. In addition to these research
projects, the cross-cutting project "ConImit" was started. Objective of ConImit is to increase the impact and broad the effect
of these research projects and to promote the application of protection measures against product piracy in the capital goods
Provide information about product safety The online platform conimit.de sensitizes
the public to the issue of product piracy and provides information about possibilities of protection. Registered users are
informed about the latest developments on product safety and upcoming events with newsletters. A catalog, which currently
contains about 80 individual protection measures, offers a compact representation of possibilities for companies to proactively
protect themselves against product piracy. Every measure is briefly described and instructions in Terms how to applicate them
are given as well. The registration is free of charge.
Connecting people A database of experts
offers competent cooperation partners to affected and threatened companies which help to address product piracy effectively
with company-specific protection concepts. Thus, the online platform ConImit has become a central contact point
for companies which are looking for support in the fight against product piracy.