Review 2016


September 28, 2016


Welcome Speech

Toni Drescher / Markus Wellensiek, Fraunhofer IPT


Keynote: Speed through Simplicity

Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh, Fraunhofer IPT / WZL der RWTH Aachen


Entrepreneurship in a Corporate Context – our Journey at BSH Home Appliances
– Freedom of Acting – how we Balance Structure and Creative LEeway
– Getting Things Done – how we Boost our Projects
– Nurturing Concepts – how we Bring Business Plans to Life

Stefan Langer, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH




Managing Disruptive Innovation
– Corporate Foresight
– Corporate Venturing
– Portfolio Management

Prof. Stefan Buchholz, Evonik Creavis GmbH


Technology Development between Production Processes and Development – Insights in Operational and Strategic Aspects
– Technology Development for Manufacturing and Assembly Technologies
– Roadmapping as an Approach for Planning and Consolidation
– Case Studies

Dr. Silvia Rummel, Festo AG


Coffee Break


Realizing Disruptive Innovations – Case Study of the Wittenstein Galaxy Drive System
– The Galaxy Drive System
– Disruptive Innovations



Break Out Session: Industrie 4.0

Myron Graw / Michael Hoppe, KEX AG


Guided Tour at the Demonstration Factory Aachen


Soiree at Tivoli Business & Events


September 29, 2016


The Next Step: What to DO with a Great Business Model Idea?
– What are Strategic Next Steps After Filling in the „Business Model Canvas“?
– How to Test Mission Critical Assumptions Fast and Cost-Efficiently?
– Strategies to Co-Develop your Business Model Idea with Customers and Partners via Minimal Viable Products and Corporate Innovation Labs

Prof. Dr. Frank Piller, TIME Research Area




External Accelerators to Design the Digital Change
– Leave the Corporate Ecosystem
– Get off Old Paradigms
– Implement a Digital Agenda

Dr. Stefan Thomas, Rehau AG


Agile Innovation – Quo Vadis?
– Status Quo: Stereotypes and Implementation Barriers
– Corporate Incubation – How Not to Do It
– What's Next? Challenges and Opportunities

Felix Lau / Tim Wetterney, Fraunhofer IPT


Coffee Break


Innovate on Campus – Cooperation between Industry and University
– Technologie-Transfer
– High Potentials
– Outstanding Know-how & Equipment

Dr. Philipp Kaufmann, Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH


The Execution Powerhouse: Understanding and Managing the Disruptive Triad
– What Can We Learn from Major Market and Technological Disruptions?
– How to Get Disrupted in Times of INdustrie 4.0 and Digitization?
– Building Blocks of an Execution Powerhouse

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel, WIN der RWTH Aachen


End of Event

Thomas Bayer

Predevelopment, WITTENSTEIN AG

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel

Professor and Head of Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship, TIME Research Area, RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dr. Stefan Buchholz

Managing Director, Evonik Creavis GmbH

Toni Drescher

Head of Technology Management Department, Fraunhofer IPT
CEO, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG

Myron Graw

Partner, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG

Michael Hoppe

Partner, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG

Dr. Philipp Kaufmann

Research and Innovation Manager, Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH

Stefan Langer

Corporate Innovation, Head of Product Extensions, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Felix Lau

Research Associate, Fraunhofer IPT

Prof. Dr. Frank Piller

Professor and Head of Group Technology and Innovation Management, TIME Research Area, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Silvia Rummel

Process and Technology Development, Festo AG & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh

Professor and Managing Director, Fraunhofer IPT / WZL, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Stefan Thomas

Manager Digitalization, Rehau AG

Markus Wellensiek

Head of Technology Management Department, Fraunhofer IPT
CFO, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG

Tim Wetterney

Research Associate, Fraunhofer IPT