12th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

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25.10.2018 - 26.10.2018

12th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

Pullman Aachen Quellenhof
Monheimsallee 52
52062 Aachen
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh 

1400.00 € 12th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

It can no longer be regarded as a luxury to have a carefully thought-out Technology and Innovation Management TIM strategy; it has become an absolute necessity! The core task of TIM is to ensure that the technologies (product, production and materials technologies) are available at the right time and at a reasonable cost. Successful technology and innovation management has previously been equated particularly in German engineering companies – with developing new technologies, introducing new products and pursuing a policy of continuous improvement. Nowadays, in addition to continuously improving the technology and product portfolio, it is becoming essential for companies to re-think the fundamental principals underlying their own business activities: their own business model. Technological differentiation and operational efficiency are often no longer enough to guarantee success in the environment of international competition. Disruptive innovations frequently originate from new business models and open the door to market success. In numerous presentations by experts, you will learn how suitable processes, structures and methods can be harnessed to create an efficient echnology and information management system. Alongside keynote speeches and examples from industrial practice, the emphasis will be on the exchange of ideas and opinions among participants.

Katrin Schlemermeyer, B.A.
+49 (0)241 / 80 27574
+49 (0)241 / 80 22575




09.00 Welcome and get-together
09.30 Welcome speech
Toni Drescher, INC Invention Center and Ramon Kreutzer, Fraunhofer IPT
09.45 Why agile development can be a Game Changer
  • Why agility is playing a central role for companies
  • From Stage Gate and Lean Start-up to Agile Development and back again?
  • Agility hands-on: A product development in 35 minutes
Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller, TIME Research Area at the RWTH Aachen University
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 Transformation in the construction industry: From traditional craftsmanship to the world's most decentralized factory
  • How digital disruption will transform the construction sector within the next 10 years
  • How HeidelbergCement is preparing to thrive disruption as an attacker
  • Insights on how HeidelbergCement uses Venture Building and Start-ups to their advantage
Patric Hellermann, HeidelbergCement AG
12.30 Networking lunch
14.00 "New" corporate venturing as a catalyst for the global growth of start-ups
  • Why ambidexterity requires a brave step forward
  • How to break free from corporate structures and generate a momentum of innovation
  • How Corporate Venturing can realize first achievements even in a short time
Robert Hardt, next47 GmbH
15.00 Dont‘t Be a Robot
  • How evolution, intelligence and technological change are intertwined
  • What makes humans able to adapt
  • Implications of evolution and agility for corporate culture
Christoph Burkhardt, Burkhardt Group
16.15 Coffee break and Meet-the-Expert
16.45 Disruption oder zurück in die Zukunft?
  • Actual business opportunities for standardized LED bulbs and modules
  • Market adoption by cost effective solutions vs. first of a kind disruptive innovative solutions
  • Dynamics of the innovation cycle and readiness of customers in their regional markets
Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Lumileds Germany GmbH
20.00 Soirée at the Uptown Sky Lounge, Innside by Melia Aachen




08.30 Welcome coffee
09.00 Agile innovation in networks
  • Why agile invention requires cooperation
  • How companies can utilize networks to innovate more rapidly elaborated on the case of the RWTH Aachen Campus Innovation Factory
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh, Fraunhofer IPT / WZL at the RWTH Aachen University
09.45 Meet our experts
  • Agile product development: applications and work practices
    Discuss with: Prof. Bernhard Rumpe, SE@RWTH and Matthias Nawrocki, Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG
    Moderation: Tim Wetterney and Thomas Schwarberg, Fraunhofer IPT
  • Alternative development paths: Design and best practices
    Discuss with: Dr. Stefan Thomas, REHAU AG + Co., UNLIMITED X and Nico Schön, thyssenkrupp AG, tkGarage Mobility
    Moderation: Felix Lau and Florian Vogt, Fraunhofer IPT
10.45 Coffee break
11.15 Agile@TRUMPF
  • Agile methods in development of large scale projects in machinery and plant engineering
  • Integration of an agile development in established structures and the running core business
  • Challenges and benefits of an agile development in the machinery and plant engineering
Reiner Köttgen, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
12.15 Agile Invention: Hype or Game Changer?
  • Agility as partial solution of organizational ambidexterity
  • Agile R&D versus the agile enterprise
  • What an agile enterprise might look like
Markus Wellensiek, Fraunhofer IPT
12.45 Networking lunch
14.00 End of event

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