Technology and Innovation Management Conference

TIM-2019

13th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference
Collaborate to Innovate – Making the Net Work
November 21 and 22, 2019

This year again, we invite you to our technology and innovation management conference in Aachen. According to the motto “Collaborate to Innovate – Making the Net Work”, this year’s TIM conference will take place on November 21-22, 2019. With you, we want to discuss exciting questions in the field of networked innovation. Which potentials does cross-company collaboration offer and how can this be used in the innovation process? These and similar questions will be discussed in Aachen in November.

The conference aims to enable participants to implement successful technology and innovation management approaches in their own businesses. The topics include the identification of new ideas and technologies, their targeted evaluation and development, and their implementation in successful products on the market. The conference focus on practice-based presentations given by top-level instructors from industry and research, introducing successful approaches on selected issues of modern technology and innovation management and address them in greater detail using case studies. In addition, new stimuli from applied research in technology and innovation management are presented.

Besides teaching of contents, this conference centers on interdisciplinary exchange and networking. The number of participants is limited so that an efficient knowledge transfer is guaranteed in the dialogue between the participants and the speakers. In addition to lectures from industry and science, a joint evening event and breaks offer numerous opportunities for professional and personal exchange and networking.

We sincerely invite you to exchange current findings and approaches in technology and innovation management with our top-class speakers and other participants during the conference.

Impulses

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Impulse No. 1: Breakthroughs require networks

Successful companies increasingly use networks to create innovations.

Company internal networks help to identify current problems and to realize cross-divisional ideas. The integration of customers enables the early identification of problems and at the same time ensures that innovations are created in line with market requirements. By actively integrating startups, external ideas can be better identified and exploited by the company. Open cooperation with universities, research institutes, and suppliers also facilitates the target-oriented identification of solutions to problems.

It is important for companies to use these networks in the innovation process in a purposeful manner and to bring the respective stakeholders together at the right time. This requires a systematic and long-term approach.

Speaker Testimonies

Prof. Frank Piller – Speaker at the 13th TIM Conference

Experience Prof. Frank Piller live at the TIM Conference 2019. As a visionary and opinion leader in the field of Open Innovation, he talks about the advantages of modern network technologies and the challenges of open collaboration:

“A core pattern of innovation is synthesis — to combine previously not connected knowledge stocks in a novel way.  Open collaboration is the central activity to reach this goal, and modern networking technologies offer us an entire new toolset to do so.”

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Participant Testimonies

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Klaus Bohle – 3M

Inspiration, exchange of knowledge and dialogue make it possible to understand new topics and technologies and thus correctly assess the effects of trends on one’s own business activities. For Klaus Bohle of 3M, the Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference is just the right event.

Dirk Bartels – thyssenkrupp AG

“My experiences as a speaker and guest at various technology and innovation management conferences have shown that the conference of the INC Invention Center is characterized by a unique mix of outstanding scientific presentations on the latest methods and tools as well as many very interesting industry experiences regarding their implementation. In addition, the conference offers the opportunity to make many new contacts and to conduct exciting discussions. I can strongly recommend to any technology and innovation manager participating in the TIM Conference”.

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Target Group

The conference is aimed at specialists and managers of technology-oriented companies, in particular from the fields:

  • Research and development,
  • Technology and innovation management,
  • New Business Development,
  • Strategy,
  • Production,
  • technical purchasing.

Location

3034-05
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
3034-04
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3034-19
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
3034-17
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
3034-18
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
3034-21
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
3034-38
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof (c) Abaca Corporate/Uwe Noelke
Pullman Aachen Quellenhof
Monheimsallee 52
52062 Aachen, Germany

Organizer

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Fraunhofer IPT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for networked, adaptive production. Its clients come from the entire manufacturing industry – from automotive engineering and its suppliers to the aerospace, precision engineering and optical industries, life sciences and medical technology.

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INC Invention Center

The INC Invention Center on the RWTH Aachen Campus is the place where visionaries and future planners redefine your company. Whether agile hardware development, stress tests or start-up screening, we make your company ready for the future. With targeted training offers, your employees become Chief Technology Managers and receive the necessary tools to master future challenges. Check your “Innovation Readiness Level” and put together the program that will give your company the new innovation spirit you need. As an INC member, you influence the key areas on which we focus our R&D and consortium project activities.

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Review

2018

The motto of the 12th conference was “Agile Invention: Hype or Game Changer?”. On October 25 and 26, 2018, the Fraunhofer IPT and its Spin-off Invention Center once again welcomed more than 100 experts and executives from industry to the Quellenhof in Aachen.

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2017

The 11th conference was centered on “Managing Breakthrough Innovations” and included a detailed presentation of successful innovation approaches from both industrial practice and science. The Fraunhofer IPT and the INC Invention Center once again welcomed more than 150 specialists and executives from industry to the Quellenhof in Aachen on October 18 and 19, 2017.

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Contact

RamonKreutzer

Dr.-Ing. Ramon Kreutzer

Head of department “Strategic technology management”

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen, Germany

Telefon +49 241 8904-507
Fax +49 241 8904-6507

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ToniDrescher

Dipl.-Ing. Toni Drescher

Head of department “Operational Technology Management”

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen, Germany

Telefon +49 241 8904-250
Fax +49 241 8904-6250

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