The Virtual Dimension Center is Germany’s leading network for Virtual Engineering. Since 2002, the VDC creates synergies between the network members and supports technology transfer. Today, approximately 100 members and partners - among them research institutions, technology suppliers, service providers, users and multipliers - are working in the topics of Simulation, Visualisation, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Virtual Reality (VR) along the whole value chain Virtual Engineering together. Hence they benefit of a higher Innovation activity and productivity due to information and cost advantages compared to companies outside the network. The competitive advantages are a result of transparent competences, raised information flow and easier business contacts.