4th women in ip International Forum IP 4.0


5 and 6 October 2018
Aachen, Germany

Digital innovation is reshaping the way we work and cooperate with each other. Advanced technologies are being combined in innovative ways in what has been called Industry 4.0. In our 4th International networking forum, we strive to explore these trends and their implications for the IP profession. The event takes place in a truly innovative environment: the new campus by RTWH Aachen University, one of Europe’s largest innovation clusters.

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • 11:30

    Registration and light lunch

  • 13:00

    Welcome and introduction into the program
    Andrea Zehetner and Claudia Schwarz, women in ip

  • 13:15

    The RWTH Campus: A unique model For university-industry collaboration
    Yvonne Dobrzanski-Esser, Fraunhofer ILT

  • 13:30

    lndustry 4.0 as the saviour of Europe as a location for value creation?
    Julia Bendul, Professor for Management of lndustry 4.0, RWTH Aachen

  • 14:00

    Co-operations in times of digital platforms and markets
    Rita Wezenbeek, Head of Antitrust Telecom Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

  • 14:30

    Do values trump logic when it comes to decision making?
    A philosophical journey
    Franziska Poprawe, University of Oxford

  • 15:00

    Discussion with the audience

  • 15:30


  • 16:00

    Panel: Role of IP in lndustry 4.0 and agile developments

    • Advancesinadditivemanufacturing/3D-printing
    • E-mobility madeinAachen:theGOstory
    • AgileIP
  • 17:00

    RWTH Campus tour: lab and demofactory visits

  • 19:00

    Networking reception and dinner at the RWTH Invention Center (INC)

  • 22:00

    Optional get-together at the Roof Top Bar of the lnnside Melia Hotel

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • 10:00

    Continue networking and exchange during a guided tour of 2000 years of history in the old town of Aachen and the Aachener Dom, a U.N. World Heritage Site

  • 13:00

    Good-bye lunch
    (optional, not included in conference fee) and adjourn

Hotel Recommendation:

4* Hotel INNSIDE Aachen

106€ per night – single room
136€ per night – double room
incl. breakfast

Women in IP offer – valid until 17 August 2018 with the code „women in ip“