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10th Edition Consumer-Focused R&D and Innovation in the Wake of Economic Downturn

Reassess your R&D Strategy to Deal with the Impacts of COVID-19

28-30 September 2020
Berlin, Germany

Why You Should Attend

10th Edition Consumer-Focused R&D and Innovation in the Wake of Economic Downturn

Canít physically attend this conference? Donít worry whilst your ability to travel may have been restricted we know your appetite for key business insights remains; our Live+ digital platform has you covered. Take advantage of our online live stream of the event, enabling you to attend all event presentations remotely; engage with speakers, take part in polling and benefit from the Q&A. In additional all presentations will be available on-demand, hosted on our digital platform for your to re-visit and continue to access for up to 6 months post event. Your content, your way. Register now HERE!

This marcus evans conference serves as an international, cross-industry platform to discuss R&D and Innovation in the wake of economic downturn. This event provides a unique opportunity to address the impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on R&D strategy, and explore ways how to build a resilient business model that can withstand future crises. Since the connection between a product and a consumer is vital, particularly in times of economic downturn, we will explore ways how to close the gap between the end-customer and R&D. We will discuss how crisis drives innovations in the business model, how to synchronise R&D with the customerís new needs and demands and how to adapt the overall R&D strategy to maximise commercial viability of products and services.

We will explore innovative methods of cross-industry collaboration, consumer-relevant sustainable innovations that support economic recovery, ways to achieve agility in R&D to deal with constant disruptions, and how to run a team that creates the future instead of following trends, and create an organisational design of a global R&D network. The conference will enable you to reassess your R&D strategy and business model in order to adapt and deal with the consequences of the current economic downturn. You will have the opportunity to discuss all these topics and more in an open and engaging environment, with plenty of networking and brainstorming during interactive sessions.

Key Topics

  • Address the impacts of COVID-19 on R&D
  • Find out how the crisis drives innovations in your business model
  • Explore how to synchronise R&D with customer‘s demand
  • Learn how to adapt your R&D strategy to maximise commercial viability of your products and services
  • Explore innovative methods of cross-industry collaboration
  • Previous Attendees Include

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

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    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
    Head of R&D and Sustainability
    Henkel, Germany

    Guido Schwartz
    Strategy & Innovation Lead
    Airbus, Germany

    Oliver Thimm
    Director Performance Biologicals and White Biotechnology Research
    BASF, Germany

    John Harris
    Global R&D Director
    Panasonic, UK

    Said Zahrai
    Robotics Head of Innovation
    ABB, Germany

    Anderson Zomer
    Director Product Development Global EPD
    Abbott, Switzerland

    Roland Keller
    Head of Innovation Culture
    Swiss Post, Switzerland

    Dr. Daniel Witthau
    Head of Corporate Innovation Strategy
    Evonik, Germany

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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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