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 students of RWTH Business School.

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
(with reservation)
or Online Session via Zoom


A Tuesday evening a month
Start 6:00 PM

Sign up.

Event is open to public, participation is free. Advance registration
is requested.

We are taking a short summer break and look forward to welcome you again in September for our next Innovative Tuesday!

Upcoming Events

September 13, 2022

Dr. Kai Kreisköther

Innovation in Urban Logistics. How automated driving technology can increase growth in e-commerce

E-Commerce has been growing for more than 20 years. Covid has given an additional booster. Online shopping (both B2C and B2B) is the new normal. But how to bridge the last ~10km between the city border and the final delivery destination? Many hopes are pinned on automated driving technology. On the one hand, this technology seems to be available and tangible in the short term. On the other hand, legislative and automotive carmakers expect many years of development and trials. This presentation shows how Ducktrain tries to be a puzzle piece and how it approaches the urban logistic challenge.

October 18, 2022

Prof. Dr. Svenja Falk
Managing Director
& Dr. Karin Walczyk
Global Chemicals Research Lead
Accenture Research

Technology at the core of innovation?
Already in 2013 Accenture’s Technology Vision stated that “every company is a technology company”. We will discuss recent trends in technology adoption with a focus on frontier technologies, exemplified by a deep dive into the chemical industry.

November 29, 2022



December 13, 2022



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 Venue

INC Invention Center Logo

The INC Invention Center supports innovators with a wide range of services. It is the first point of contact for innovators to find and get in touch with contact persons for specific technological questions. Moreover the INC Invention Center offers acceleration, education, knowledge transfer and a large cross-industrial community. They host different events, like the Technology and Innovation Summit, and also offer creative spaces for innovators to work, connect and exchange ideas.

Our Partners

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