In 1992, committed and engaged companies in Germany formed the association Software- Initiative Berlin Brandenburg. The SIBB e.V. is an association for companies in the IT and Internet industry within Berlin and Brandenburg. They connect industry players and represent their interests in politics and society. As well as this, they provide an active exchange across industry boundaries, with firms and business beyond the realm of IT.
The association holds numerous events to promote exchange of ideas, cooperation and knowledge growth. This includes the regular holding of forums, networks and seminars, as well as regular meets ups in more social and informal settings. SIBB conventions and trade shows in particular stand out as highlights of the year.
Their member companies reflect the broad spectrum of the industry. Among them are:
• IT service and software providers
• Telecommunications companies
• Companies in the digital economy
• Universities and research institutions
Established institutions, well known companies and startups alike can be found amongst their members.