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5th Edition Future R&D Innovation Excellence

Develop Fast and Flexible R&D Processes, Establish Strong Internal Co-cooperation and Achieve Optimal Commercial Success to bridge the Gap to the Next Generation of Innovation Excellence

23-25 November 2015
Bilderberg Garden Hotel Amsterdam, Netherlands

Conference Workshop

Future-Proof Your Business Through Innovation Roadmaps

In workshop A you will learn key strategies and methods for integrating innovation road mapping into business strategy. This will allow you to optimise prospects for innovation through making smarter choices in R&D processes, guaranteeing the production of consumer centric next generation products. By attending this workshop you will be able to produce the right product architectures, whilst taking the complex market into consideration.

Workshop Moderator: Joris Bokkes, Consultant Innovation Management and Jeroen Hendrix, Senior Consultant Innovation Management

Company: Philips

Conference Workshop

Experience How Design Can Be Both a Tool for and a Generator of Innovation

In workshop B you will learn how to fully exploit the benefits of design. You will discover how the integration of a designer’s mindset throughout your product and service development lifecycle will drastically increase prospects for innovation. Keeping design at the forefront of ideas will allow you to achieve outstandingly successful products and optimise commercial attractiveness.

Workshop Moderator: Ruth Delfgaauw, Strategic Service Designer and Bjørn van Raaij, Strategic Service Designer


Why You Should Attend

5th Edition Future R&D Innovation Excellence

This premium marcus evans conference is leading the way in uncovering the best practises for strengthening R&D processes and the most successful strategies for achieving optimal innovation. Thriving organisations will discuss their approaches to developing fast, flexible and well connected R&D processes, necessary to guarantee commercial viability and success of products/services. Join us to understand how to develop an R&D function with a readiness for knowledge and preparedness for the changing market.

Strategically transforming R&D processes and improving innovation culture are two of the key drivers of future growth and are essential to ensure dramatic increases in commercial success.  At the Annual Future R&D Innovation Excellence Forum, delegates will be provided with the most current strategies for data driven innovation. Successful integration of consumer insights will be crucial for generating a business model equipped for the next generation of customers’ expectations. Approaches to innovation will be revolutionised through exploring opportunities for open innovation and understanding best approaches for establishing co-collaboration with external partners.

Learn how to create an environment that persistently fosters creativity through the enhancement of collaboration between internal functions and a willingness to take leaps towards new concepts thanks to a tolerance of risks.

Key Topics

  • Evonik showcasing the benefits of cross-industry innovation and how this approach can be realised
  • Swarovski sharing the best strategies to make achievements through open innovation
  • Novozymes highlighting how to drive innovation through Do-it-Yourself communities
  • Diageo underlining how design can ensure the commercial success of products through a consumer centric perspective
  • The Innovation Centre of DSM making the comparison between incremental vs. breakthrough innovation
  • Previous Attendees Include

    GE, Roche Diagnostics, Esaote, Vodafone, Tetra Pak, Bosal, Dawn Foods, Danone Research, Prayon S.A, Baxter R&D Europe SPRL, CREAX, Electrolux, Evonik, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philips, Solvay...and many more.

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    Practical Insights From

    Andrej Dvorak
    Chief Technology Officer (Head of Research & Development)

    Steve Honour
    Design Leader: Innovation and Futures

    Frank Hatzack
    Head of Innovation Development

    Hannes Erler
    Director Open Innovation Networks Global Research, Design & Innovation

    Reza Ghahary
    Director Innovation Networks and Communication
    Evonik Industries

    Hans Vlaminck
    Regional R&D Manager
    3M Benelux

    Hakan Ucar
    Head of Global R&D
    Bekaert Textiles

    Elisabetta Bari
    VP Global Product Line Fabric Care

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Thanks a bunch for inviting me, I found it a pleasure and useful” Director Innovation - P&G
    • “Impressed by the quality of speakers and delegates, very interesting conversations, relevant topics and open discussions” Director Global product development lifecycle - Pearson
    • “Very good level of delegates from different industries” Facilitator - BIR&D
    • “Relaxed atmosphere, good speakers, very diversified” R&D Director - Grace Construction Products
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