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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17 March 2020

Franziska Korn
Senior Innovation Strategist

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

The exciting factor or the tough reality (always a point of perspective) of working in the innovation consulting sector: you work with at least 6-8 different companies per year, giving you insights to the unvarnished truth about their struggle with new product development / innovation. In most cases several layers (process, expertise, culture, company framework, resources, expectations, KPIs, leadership) lead to these struggles and the high complexity. How can we help long-lasting? What framework / theory leads to success in these complex eco-systems? A framework beyond human-centered design towards data-informed design has to be the answer! Franziska Korn, Senior Innovation Strategist, will introduce her experiences, thoughts and is open to discuss the future framework and its possible fit to large enterprises.

Upcoming Events

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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

Innovation in Flight Training

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

Zukunft total – Only the brave

13 October 2020

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

How to protect Innovation –  Active commercialization or keeping as trade secret?

10 November 2020

Dr. Casimir Ortlieb
Executive Board Member
RWTH Innovation Factory GmbH

What defines the right ecosystem for disruptive innovations?

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8 December 2020

Rebecca Heil
Innovation Excellence
Covestro idea.lab

Physical and Digital Innovation Spaces at Covestro

Past Events

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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.

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.

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.