Bitkom is Germany’s digital association. Founded 1999 in Berlin, we represent more than 2,200 companies of the digital economy. Our membership spans more than 1,000 SMEs, including half of the 40 DAX companies over 500 startups and virtually all global players.
Our members offer software, telecommunications and internet services, produce hardware and consumer electronics, operate in the digital media sector or are in other ways affiliated with the digital economy. More and more companies across all sectors are joining Bitkom as they digitise their business models.
Bitkom advocates the digitisation of the economy, our society and public administration. We push for the faster rollout of gigabit networks and digital infrastructure for energy and mobility, for trade and for smart homes, for cities and regions. We support policies for data-driven business models, for data protection and cybersecurity, for platforms, disruptive technologies, work 4.0 and life-long education in a digital world.A strong European digital policy and a fully integrated digital single market are at the heart of Bitkom’s concerns, as well as establishing Germany as a key driver of digital change in Europe and globally.
The economy is becoming digital: traditional sectors and leading industries merge with digital solutions. We offer support for companies facing the challenge of digital transformation.
Education & Work
Innovative solutions transform the way adults and children learn in- and outside of schools. A digitized work life streamlines processes and increases efficiency in every position.
Data Privacy & Security
Data security, responsible handling of data and constantly updated legal regulations are key to innovation and consumer protection. We build trust in a digitised world.
Tech & Software
Implementation of innovative technologies is the foundation of digital innovation. We offer orientation and prepare markets.
The digital economy is constantly disrupted through solutions provided by innovative tech startups. For both innovative freedom and security, we are dedicated to a founder-friendly environment.
Politics & Law
We advocate for ideal political and legal framework conditions in the digital economy to carve the way for digital innovation.
Management & SMEs
SMEs and Managers need to adapt their strategies to the rapid transformation of digital solutions to stay on top of the industry. We support the global competitiveness of German SMEs through digitisation.