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nXT AI: The Future of Innovation(-management)

Research and development has always relied on state-of-the-art technologies to push the boundaries of innovation. Today, the prevalence of digital technologies and data-driven applications are transforming the very nature of the innovation process. New digital tools and smart data are reducing complexity, increasing time-to-market, and enabling customer centricity in new product development. A key implication of this development is that for businesses the ability to scale fast is starting to become a precondition for success.

All of these catalysts provide huge opportunities to increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of the new product development process – but also demand new skills and capabilities. In this year’s Aachener Innovationsplattform, experts from some of the most successful digital companies, leading researchers and innovative start ups will give insights into the strategic capabilities necessary to create – and profit from – the future of innovation.

It will be my pleasure to welcome you in Aachen!

Professor Dr. Frank T. Piller
Head of Institute


This year’s Aachener Innovationsplattform will take place at the famous Tivoli Stadium – home of Aachen’s soccer team „Alemannia Aachen“.

You find it at Krefelder Str. 205, 52070 Aachen. Parking is possible in the (paid) parking space right behind the stadium.


We are planning to excite you with a program packed with international experts from industry and academia. Since the line-up is still in the working, please visit this site frequently to learn more about the latest updates!

8:30 Arrival
9:30-9:45 Key-Note by Prof. Frank T. Piller (TIME RWTH Aachen) about „Advanced Innovation – Enhancing R&D productivity with data-driven innovation, AR/VR & artificial intelligence”
10:30-11:00 Key-Note from a global enabler for digitalization in R&D
11:00–11:30 Use-Case from a German industrial corporation
11:30–12:00 Coffe break & networking
12:30–13:00 TIME Research Area introduces itself – What’s new in our research?
13:00–13:45 Lunch break
13:45–15:30 TED Talk Session
Exciting and concise key-note speeches to different topics around the conference theme from industry, start-ups and applied research!
15:30–15:45 Coffee break
15:45–16:15 Use-case presentation from a global industrial corporation
16:15–16:45 Interactive session – How can I apply, what I learned today?
16:45–17:15 What’s new in research and management science?
Implications from research for companies!
17:15–17:30 Key-Note-Speech: Digital technologies in R&D used by a start-up
17:30–18:00 Reception & networking


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