11th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

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18.10.2017 - 19.10.2017

11th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

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

1200.00 € 11th 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.

Sabrina Gellissen , M.A.
Tel.: +49 (0)241 / 80 23610
Fax: +49 (0)241 / 80 22575
E-Mail: s.gellissen@wzl.rwth-aachen.de




09.30 Welcoming and Get Together
10.00 Welcome Speech
Toni Drescher, Fraunhofer IPT
10.15 Interactive Keynote: Managing Breakthrough Innovations
  • Established and new success factors of managing radical innovations
  • Case studies of various industries: successes and failures
  • Workshop: Exchange with other participants and develop your learning agenda for the conference
Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller, TIME Research Area, RWTH Aachen University
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Managing Breakthrough Innovations – More than Winning the Lottery
  • Organizational and Cultural Requirements for Courage and Enthusiasm
  • Effective Use of Active and Passive Knowledge Networks
  • Create Customer Value by Simplification
Markus Wellensiek, Fraunhofer IPT
14.15 The Digital Business Model's Change in a Conservative Environment
  • Establish New Business Models with Certainty
  • Increase Customer Value through Subscription Models
  • Accelerate Processes through Collaboration
Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 The way from Technology Monitoring to Keen Customers
  • Integrate Customers into the Development Process and Application of Use Cases
  • Thinking in a System
  • Make Solutions Comprehensible and Integrate Customer Feedback
Frank Salg, Vaillant GmbH
16.15 Effectiveness and Efficiency: Development in Series Based on Standards versus Agile Innovation
  • Aimed Generation of Innovative Capability
  • Efficient Management of Innovation Process
  • Synthesis of Creativity and Processes
Dr. Daniel Spielberg, Fränkische Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG
19.00 Soiree and opening of the INC Invention Centers




08.30 Welcome Coffee
09.00 Lean Startup and Implications for Companies
  • How can the Lean Startup Concept Enable Short Development Cycles and Rapid Market Entry?
  • What are the Possibilities for Using this Concept in Different Environments, such as Established Companies?
  • Which Organizational Environment can be Useful to Me?
Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel, TIME Research Area, RWTH Aachen University
09.45 A Heimat for Radical Innovation at Bosch
  • Selecting and Further Developing of Radical Ideas
  • Learning from Others and Use of Synergies
  • Leaving Familiar Structures and Generating Space for New Business
Peter Guse, Bosch Start-up GmbH
10.30 Cultivating Innovation - Motivation as a Basis
  • Empowerment as Success Factor
  • Affinity to Change
  • Impulses and Generating Drive
Jürgen Högener, Busch-Jaeger GmbH
11.15 Innovation Culture - Cultural Differences between China and Germany
  • Spontaneity versus Planning
  • Unclenching Innovation Processes
  • Innovation Culture cannot be Dictated
Marco Tomsu, ZTE Service Deutschland GmbH
12.00 Lunch
13.30 More Speed - Less Risk
  • The Role of Speed in Minimizing Risk
  • The Influence of Planning, Patience and Flexibility on Large Projects
  • Opening up New Paths and Successful Working between Courage and Fear of Changes
Benedikt Böhm, Oberalp Group
14.15 The Agile Company
  • Transformation to an Agile Company
  • Central Skills and Abilities of Agile Companies
  • Impact on Technology and Product Development
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh, Fraunhofer IPT / WZL, RWTH Aachen University
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Agile Management in R&D
  • Agile Methods Create Customer Focus and Speed
  • Usage of Self-Responsibilities, Strengthen Teams
  • The Changed Role of Leadership
Dr. Martin Watzlawek, Rehau AG & Co. KG
16.15 How Ideas become Innovations
  • Customer Orientation: The Product Lifecycle Management Process of thyssenkrupp
  • Foresight: Look Ahead into the Future
  • Innovation Garage: Agile Innovation Approaches at thyssenkrupp
Dirk Bartels, thyssenkrupp AG
17.00 End of Event

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