14th Aachen Technology and Innovation Management Conference

Thursday, October 1 to Friday, October 2, 2020

Today, sophisticated technology and innovation management (TIM) is no longer a luxury, but a must-have! The core task of TIM is to provide the technologies required for innovations (product, production and material technologies) at the right time and at reasonable cost. Successful technology and innovation management, especially in German technology companies, has usually been equated with the development of new technologies, the introduction of new products and their continuous improvement.

Today, in addition to the continuous improvement of the technology and product portfolio, there is a need to rethink the fundamental basis of one's own business activities: one's own business model. In international competition, technological differentiation and operational efficiency are often no longer sufficient to remain competitive in the long term. New business models are often the basis for disruptive innovations and are what make market success possible. Only the competence to recognize technological potentials at an early stage, to develop them purposefully and to convert them into products on the market together with the appropriate business model will decide about entrepreneurial success or failure in the future. The prerequisite for this is a consistent technology and innovation strategy.

In numerous specialist lectures by speakers from science and industry, you will learn how to use suitable processes, structures and methods to design a meaningful technology and innovation management system. In addition to keynote speeches and practical examples, the main focus will be on the personal exchange of experience between the participants. We cordially invite you to exchange current knowledge and approaches in technology and innovation management with our top-class speakers and other participants during the conference.

Further information can be found on the event page.