An Interactive Innovation Talk

„Innovative Tuesday“ is a networking format between the local economy, researchers and students in the field of innovation. On a Tuesday evening a month we welcome all those interested in innovation and innovation management at the INC Invention Center at the RWTH Aachen Campus. 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 Aachen University.

Founded in 2016 RWTH Business School provides management education for executives and young professionals.

The IHK Aachen is a public corporation and represents the interests of around 76,000 member companies from industry, commerce and services.

Six formerly independent research groups at RWTH Aachen University joined forces establishing the TIME Research Area.


local economy,
and students


INC Invention Center
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen


A Tuesday evening a month
Entry 18:00
Start 18:30

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Event is open to public, participation is free. Advance registration
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11 February 2020

Adrian Weiler

Digital Decision Making

How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and other algorithmic technologies drive corporate process optimization: They empower operational management to master the challenges of decision-making in today’s increasingly complex, dynamic, and unpredictable business environments. The talk will be enriched with actual use cases from the supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, and finance sector.

Upcoming Events

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17 March 2020

Franziska Korn
Senior Consultant

Future product development beyond human-centered design (data driven)

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21 April 2020

Daniel Herrmann

Mutants or superheroes – what happens when you cross cellar kids and business clowns?

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19 May 2020

Dr. Arnd Helmetag
Solutions Development

Mutants or superheroes – what happens when you cross cellar kids and business clowns?

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16 June 2020

Markus Wellensiek
Managing Director

How to innovate in a highly regulated market

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15 September 2020

Patricia Yasmine Graf
Managing Director
HOTEL TOTAL Kreativ- und Eventagentur

13 Oktober 2020

Dr. Andrea Zehetner | Gabriele Mohsler
Founder | VP Patent Development
Zehetner Patentanwälte | Ericsson

10 November 2020

Dr. Casimir Ortlieb
Managing Director
RWTH Innovation Factory GmbH

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8 December 2020

Rebecca Heil
Innovation Excellence
Covestro idea.lab

Physical and Digital Innovation Spaces at Covestro

Past Events

21 January 2020

Rob Aalders
Startup Spirit

Why Lean Startup can make or brake your enterprise?

Experiences and insights  from behind the scenes from working over 10 years with experts, startups and corporates. You will hear about the bright and dark sides of running innovation projects.

10 December 2019

Martin Ruppert | Marius Müller
Managing Director | Consultant

Value Innovation

12 November 2019

Karl-Josef Ollfisch
Saint-Gobain Research Germany

Innovation in a 354-year-old French company

08 October 2019

Dr. Dorothea Ernst
Innovation ARchitecT

BITs for Blossom

09 July 2019

Dr. Thorsten Harzer
Head of Digital Accelerator

Next generation sales @QIAGEN: Creating an experience beyond Amazon

14 May 2019

Dr. Maarten van den Boogaard
Open Innovation Leader
Philips Personal Health

How Philips is utilizing open ecosystems for innovation

16 April 2019

Dr. Yves Hagedorn
Managing Director

Innovation Management in 3D printing: How to leverage completely new ideas towards commonly accepted solutions?

12 March 2019

Martin Plutz
Managing Director
oculavis GmbH

Augmented Reality. Hype or Hope?

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12 February 2019

Dr. Simon Becker
Head of Development Vehicle Manufacturing
DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH

Digital Factory & Connected Vehicle: Leveraging new technologies for a flexible vehicle production

15 January 2019

Frank Leyhausen
MedCom International GmbH

Silver Innovation, or: Don't fear the walking dead - Innovation for the fastest growing and most misunderstood consumer market segment

Our Hosts

Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller
Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller
Founding Dean & Academic
Director Executive MBA
RWTH Business School
Thomas Wendland
Thomas Wendland
Head of Unit
Technology & Innovation
IHK Aachen
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Paluch
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Paluch
Head of Group
Service and Technology Marketing
RWTH Aachen University

Our Partners

Do you think your company fits in our Innovative Tuesday format? Contact us.