Innovative Tuesday: A bi-weekly interactive innovation talk, hosted by RWTH TIME and IHK Aachen


Tuesday, November 28, 2017


From October 2017 RWTH Aachen in cooperation with the IHK Aachen is organizing the "Innovative Tuesdays", a new networking format between the local economy, researchers and students in the field of innovation. On every second and fourth Tuesday evening, the hosts Thomas Wendland (IHK) Prof. Stefanie Paluch and Prof. Frank Piller (RWTH) welcome all those interested in innovation and innovation management at the RWTH campus in the new Cluster Produktionstechnik.

We are looking for exciting discussions with speakers from business and science as well as other participants from the region of Aachen on various aspects of the topic of technology and innovation management. All events will be held in English to promote the exchange even beyond the national border and involve the international students of RWTH.

Participation is free, but registration is requested: click here to register.


We go on, on

Innovative Tuesday #4,
28 Nov 2017, 18-20 h

with our next guest speaker
Dirk Bartels, ThyssenKrupp AG, Head of Processes, Tools and Standards

  netronic   Dr. Martin Karlowitsch Copyright by Claudia Kempf /  

Engineering. together. tomorrow – Technology & Innovation @ thyssenkrupp

  • How a diversified industrial group works together in Technology and Innovation
  • Focus on Customer Orientation: The Product Lifecycle Management Process of tk
  • Foresight: Creating a joint picture of the future for all businesses of tk
  • Innovation Garage: Agile innovation approaches at tk

Dirk Bartels studied materials science and engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and subsequently worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy of the RWTH Aachen University. After joining thyssenkrupp in 2001, Mr. Bartels initially worked in various operational areas of the Group and gained experience in business development as well as an engineer for customer projects and in the R&D area. Subsequently, Mr. Bartels joined the corporate function of thyssenkrupp and coordinated the material topics of the group before taking over topics within the technology and innovation management. Today, he is responsible for the innovation management at thyssenkrupp as Head of Processes, Tools & Standards within Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability.


Participation is free, but registration is requested: click here to register.

All events take place in the professional education rooms of the RWTH Business School, Cluster Production Technology, RWTH Campus, Campus Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen. You find the room on the ground floor, entry on the front just right next to the e.Go showroom).


Upcoming Editions

Further events in this series will take place on 12 Dec 2017 and 9 Jan, 23 Jan, and 6 Feb 2018.

  • Dec 12, 2017: Martin Pattera, Managing Partner at Strategyn IIP - Customer Centric Innovation: How to create unique offerings around the "Job-to-be-Done"
  • Jan 9, 2018: Andera Gadaib, CEO at Dialego AG - Reducing the risk in new product development: Experiences from testing more than 3000 product concepts
  • Jan 23, 2018: Dr. Christian Winde, Senior Project Manager at Lumileds Germany GmbH - Innovating with Light: Creating a continous culture of innovation
  • Feb 6, 2018: Dr. Claudia Meinken, European Patent Lawyer at MZ Patent Aachen - Strategic Management of IP: Common mistakes and current trends

Earlier editions

On the 14th of November we were happy to have Dr. Martin Karlowitsch Managing Director at NETRONIC Software GmbH as speaker:

The incumbent's playbook to launching a vertical SaaS product

  • How do I find an idea for a new product innovation? (Job to Be Done)
  • How do I start its realization? (Minimum Viable Product)
  • What are the next steps towards realization?
  • Why is User Onboarding so important?

On the 24th of October we were happty to have Oliver Möller Senior Project Manager at P3-Group as speaker:

Innovative Engineering Solutions at P3

The P3 group is a management consultancy and engineering company with headquarters in Aachen, Germany. More than 3.000 employees are developing products, services, and advisory for clients primarily from the automotive, energy, aerospace, and telecommunications sector. P3 has been founded in 1996 as spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) and can be considered one of RWTH Aachen's largest success stories with regard to entrepreneurship. The talk will introduce P3's innovation and development process and also discuss its specific working culture, using a number of concrete project examples from different industries.

On the 10th of October we were happy to have Myron Graw, Managing Partner at KEX AG as speaker:

INC: Simply innovating differently – An agile development approach for a silent air taxi

KEX AG is a Spin-off by Fraunhofer Institute IPT and developed an innovative approach for technology and market information at the frontend of innovation. It also hosts the INC Invention Center on the RWTH Aachen Campus, a place for visionaries and future planners to redefine their business. At INC, members from industry and research not just network and exchange ideas on current topics concerning technology and innovation management, but also co-create products and solutions together. Using a number of recent industry cases, Myron Graw will demonstrate the power of agile and highly collaborative innovation.