Companies implementing R&D 4.0 are more efficient and profitable

R&D with its active impact on value chains, portfolios and business models sets the foundation for corporate digitalization towards Industry 4.0. On the other side R&D is also passively disrupted by digitalization. Studies have shown that companies with highly digitalized R&D departments are more efficient and profitable, with faster development cycles and lower cost. Cost-saving modeling and simulations based on real-time big data analytics minimize corporate risks. New prototyping techniques optimize engineering capacities. But let’s keep in mind that R&D digitalization only makes sense if diligently embedded in a corporate transformation strategy.  If companies want to uncover the full potential of Industry 4.0 and tackle the cost pressure, digitalized development processes need to be fully integrated horizontally and vertically. R&D 4.0 Strategy Day helps professionals to expand their knowledge about R&D transformation by highlighting successful corporate strategies, use cases and latest scientific insights in presentations, discussions and workshops, as well as by offering time and space for one-on-one and group networking attendees can schedule themselves with our app.

  • Adjust / revise R&D strategy
  • Continuous process integration (horizontal and vertical)
  • Agile processes / collaboration
  • Change in infrastructure and ecosystems
  • External digitalization drivers in R&D
  • Do more with less - strategies for the digital transformation of R&D
  • Capture customer requirements earlier and faster
  • IoT integration
  • Modeling
  • Simulations
  • Complexity management
  • Portfolio management
  • Scaling concepts
  • Cultural change / error culture
  • Tools
  • 3D printing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Digital engineering
  • AI
  • Big data analytics
  • Digital teams

Interactive Networking Format

  • Cutting-edge strategies and use cases
  • Strategic insights
  • Successful business models and use cases
  • Matchmaking and one-on-one meetings (optional)
  • Online community with slides archive and videos (unlimited access)

Thank you very much for a really entertaining and very exciting day delivering ideas and inspirations on various levels.

Stefan Jörgens, Director R&D, Albrecht JUNG GmbH & Co.KG

Thank you for this interesting overview covering the relevant topics.

Klaus Himmel, Global Key Account Manager, Merck KGaA

Thanks a lot for the great event!

Markus Czanta, Chief Technology Officer, PI (Physics Instruments) Group

This event was great! All talks have been inspiring. I learned a lot. Thanks for this.

Franziska Mair, Senior Manager Digital Innovation, PAUL HARTMANN AG

Thank you for inviting me to this very good event. You are welcome to invite me again on similar occasions.

Dr. Marc Honikel, Vice President Engineering, Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

Dr.-Ing. Christian Arnold, Vice President Research & Development, KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH

From mechanical engineering to solution provider in the digital age

  • Influence of digitization on mechanical engineering products
  • Challenges of digitization and internationalization of R&D
  • R&D key competencies for the digital future

Peter Cristea, Vice President Research & Development, Comet X-ray

Lean-Agile R&D transformation in a high-tech environment

  • Transformation on 3 levels
  • Human: Mindset, skills
  • Process: iterative, customer-oriented
  • Organization: continuous program structure

Stephan Mönchinger, Deputy Head Model-Based Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Automated from the real object to the virtual model

  • Reverse engineering in the context of virtual product development
  • Automated processing of point clouds
  • Examples from research (DMU in aviation and BIM in the existing documentation)

Dr. - Ing. Khaled Tibari, Vice President Research & Development, Linde Hydraulics

Success factors for efficient product creation in the age of the digital transformation of mechanical engineering

Marco Werschler, Director R&D, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA

Agile methods in the context of pre-development projects

  • Product creation process series development and advance development
  • Agile methods on different levels (company / area / project)
  • Objective setting and project tracking
  • Upstream and development parallel market comparison

Chau Hon Ho, Head of R&D and Engineering Surge Arresters, Hitachi Energy

Establishing and maintaining innovation culture in remote teams

  • Experience on maintaining innovation culture in remote teams – best practices and tools
  • Preparation for digitization of our MV surge arrester product portfolio
  • Monitoring devices for asset assessment, Value proposition, Challenges in the electrotechnology business environment

Adrian Crawford, Global Director of Research & Development, Vyaire Medical

Development of a Successful Digital Transformation Roadmap

  • Implementing the Digital STRAP across Vyaire
  • Confronting the fear of Digital Darwinism from a do-nothing risk approach
  • Capturing the Management of Change and Culture Shift required in Teams, Social Networks and entire business model to move from Capital Goods to SaaS and MIoT
  • Transformation activities around LRP, AOP and Reduction in Force

Holger Schlaps, Head of R&D, Sulzer GmbH

Reforming digital processes with AI

  • How to provide IT services, that your users and customers really need
  • How to solve IT issues much faster
  • How to avoid escalations
  • How to create a basis for automation

Philippe Cachot, Head of R&D Sissach, Georg Fischer JRG AG

From trial and error to understanding and the effects on our organization

  • About the transformation of the way we develop
  • Effects on culture, processes and roles
  • Usage of simulation and rapid technologies to gain speed

Florian Schiefer, Team Manager Logical Control, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

Agile on the move in system development

  • The agile mindset and common misunderstandings
  • How do we use agile methods in everyday life
  • The biggest hurdles and challenges, advantages for my team and our stakeholders

Bülent Tiz, Principal 4.0 Transformation Programs, European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH

Digital transformation using the example of the e.GO Life electric car

  • Agile Design, Prototyping, Testing
  • Continuous process integration (horizontal and vertical)
  • Capture customer requirements earlier and faster

Klemen Arlič, Industry 4.0 Lead, BSH

AI to optimise R&D and manufacturing of coffee machines

  • Advanced data analytics and AI throughout R&D and production processes
  • Areas where the application of data-driven methods has yielded best results
  • Most advanced production site for seamless AI integration of R&D and manufacturing (factory fo the year 2021 award)

ZeitAktivität 
07:30Start Registration
08:30Welcome and introduction
08:45Lean-Agile R&D transformation in a high-tech environment
  • Transformation on 3 levels
  • Human: Mindset, skills
  • Process: iterative, customer-oriented
  • Organization: continuous program structure
    Peter Cristea, Vice President Research & Development, Comet X-ray
  • 09:15Success factors for efficient product creation in the age of the digital transformation of mechanical engineering
    Dr. - Ing. Khaled Tibari, Vice President Research & Development, Linde Hydraulics
    09:45Development of a Successful Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Implementing the Digital STRAP across Vyaire
  • Confronting the fear of Digital Darwinism from a do-nothing risk approach
  • Capturing the Management of Change and Culture Shift required in Teams, Social Networks and entire business model to move from Capital Goods to SaaS and MIoT
  • Transformation activities around LRP, AOP and Reduction in Force
    Adrian Crawford, Global Director of Research & Development, Vyaire Medical
  • 10:15Agile methods in the context of pre-development projects
  • Product creation process series development and advance development
  • Agile methods on different levels (company / area / project)
  • Objective setting and project tracking
  • Upstream and development parallel market comparison
    Marco Werschler, Director R&D, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA
  • 10:45Coffee break and networking
    11:30AI to optimise R&D and manufacturing of coffee machines
  • Advanced data analytics and AI throughout R&D and production processes
  • Areas where the application of data-driven methods has yielded best results
  • Most advanced production site for seamless AI integration of R&D and manufacturing (factory fo the year 2021 award)
    Klemen Arlič, Industry 4.0 Lead, BSH
  • 12:00Lunch and networking
    13:00Digital transformation using the example of the e.GO Life electric car
  • Agile Design, Prototyping, Testing
  • Continuous process integration (horizontal and vertical)
  • Capture customer requirements earlier and faster
    Bülent Tiz, Principal 4.0 Transformation Programs, European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH
  • 13:30Automated from the real object to the virtual model
  • Reverse engineering in the context of virtual product development
  • Automated processing of point clouds
  • Examples from research (DMU in aviation and BIM in the existing documentation)
    Stephan Mönchinger, Deputy Head Model-Based Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology
  • 14:00Agile on the move in system development
  • The agile mindset and common misunderstandings
  • How do we use agile methods in everyday life
  • The biggest hurdles and challenges, advantages for my team and our stakeholders
    Florian Schiefer, Team Manager Logical Control, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
  • 14:30Coffee break and networking
    15:00From trial and error to understanding and the effects on our organization
  • About the transformation of the way we develop
  • Effects on culture, processes and roles
  • Usage of simulation and rapid technologies to gain speed
    Philippe Cachot, Head of R&D Sissach, Georg Fischer JRG AG
  • 15:30From mechanical engineering to solution provider in the digital age
  • Influence of digitization on mechanical engineering products
  • Challenges of digitization and internationalization of R&D
  • R&D key competencies for the digital future
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Arnold, Vice President Research & Development, KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH
  • 16:00Establishing and maintaining innovation culture in remote teams
  • Experience on maintaining innovation culture in remote teams – best practices and tools
  • Preparation for digitization of our MV surge arrester product portfolio
  • Monitoring devices for asset assessment, Value proposition, Challenges in the electrotechnology business environment
    Chau Hon Ho, Head of R&D and Engineering Surge Arresters, Hitachi Energy
  • 16:30Reforming digital processes with AI
  • How to provide IT services, that your users and customers really need
  • How to solve IT issues much faster
  • How to avoid escalations
  • How to create a basis for automation
    Holger Schlaps, Head of R&D, Sulzer GmbH
  • 17:00Wrap-up
    ZeitAktivität 
    07:30Start Registration
    08:30Welcome and introduction
    08:45Lean-Agile R&D transformation in a high-tech environment
  • Transformation on 3 levels
  • Human: Mindset, skills
  • Process: iterative, customer-oriented
  • Organization: continuous program structure
    Peter Cristea, Vice President Research & Development, Comet X-ray
  • 09:15Success factors for efficient product creation in the age of the digital transformation of mechanical engineering
    Dr. - Ing. Khaled Tibari, Vice President Research & Development, Linde Hydraulics
    09:45Development of a Successful Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Implementing the Digital STRAP across Vyaire
  • Confronting the fear of Digital Darwinism from a do-nothing risk approach
  • Capturing the Management of Change and Culture Shift required in Teams, Social Networks and entire business model to move from Capital Goods to SaaS and MIoT
  • Transformation activities around LRP, AOP and Reduction in Force
    Adrian Crawford, Global Director of Research & Development, Vyaire Medical
  • 10:15Agile methods in the context of pre-development projects
  • Product creation process series development and advance development
  • Agile methods on different levels (company / area / project)
  • Objective setting and project tracking
  • Upstream and development parallel market comparison
    Marco Werschler, Director R&D, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA
  • 10:45Coffee break and networking
    11:30AI to optimise R&D and manufacturing of coffee machines
  • Advanced data analytics and AI throughout R&D and production processes
  • Areas where the application of data-driven methods has yielded best results
  • Most advanced production site for seamless AI integration of R&D and manufacturing (factory fo the year 2021 award)
    Klemen Arlič, Industry 4.0 Lead, BSH
  • 12:00Lunch and networking
    13:00Digital transformation using the example of the e.GO Life electric car
  • Agile Design, Prototyping, Testing
  • Continuous process integration (horizontal and vertical)
  • Capture customer requirements earlier and faster
    Bülent Tiz, Principal 4.0 Transformation Programs, European 4.0 Transformation Center GmbH
  • 13:30Automated from the real object to the virtual model
  • Reverse engineering in the context of virtual product development
  • Automated processing of point clouds
  • Examples from research (DMU in aviation and BIM in the existing documentation)
    Stephan Mönchinger, Deputy Head Model-Based Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology
  • 14:00Agile on the move in system development
  • The agile mindset and common misunderstandings
  • How do we use agile methods in everyday life
  • The biggest hurdles and challenges, advantages for my team and our stakeholders
    Florian Schiefer, Team Manager Logical Control, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
  • 14:30Coffee break and networking
    15:00From trial and error to understanding and the effects on our organization
  • About the transformation of the way we develop
  • Effects on culture, processes and roles
  • Usage of simulation and rapid technologies to gain speed
    Philippe Cachot, Head of R&D Sissach, Georg Fischer JRG AG
  • 15:30From mechanical engineering to solution provider in the digital age
  • Influence of digitization on mechanical engineering products
  • Challenges of digitization and internationalization of R&D
  • R&D key competencies for the digital future
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Arnold, Vice President Research & Development, KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH
  • 16:00Establishing and maintaining innovation culture in remote teams
  • Experience on maintaining innovation culture in remote teams – best practices and tools
  • Preparation for digitization of our MV surge arrester product portfolio
  • Monitoring devices for asset assessment, Value proposition, Challenges in the electrotechnology business environment
    Chau Hon Ho, Head of R&D and Engineering Surge Arresters, Hitachi Energy
  • 16:30Reforming digital processes with AI
  • How to provide IT services, that your users and customers really need
  • How to solve IT issues much faster
  • How to avoid escalations
  • How to create a basis for automation
    Holger Schlaps, Head of R&D, Sulzer GmbH
  • 17:00Wrap-up

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