4th women in ip International Forum
IP 4.0 Innovation through cooperation
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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.
- Prof. Julia Bendul, RWTH Aachen
Industry 4.0 as the savior of Europe as a location for value creation?Hopes and realities of the digitalization hype - Global trends change what and how to produce - Shrinking Sensor Costs enable a widespread use and the vision of Industry 4.0
- Rita Wezenbeek, DG Competition, European Commission
Co-operation in times of digital platforms and marketsCo-investment and network sharing generally pro-competitive, good for roll out and investment (coverage and capacity) and beneficial to consumers – In many situations access to big data almost as important as access to connectivity – tech markets fundamentally different from others?
- Franziska Poprawe, University of Oxford
Do values trump logic in decision making?a philosophical journey
“Philosophy is a not a theory, but an activity.” - Logic is the stage, not the script - Our values guide our reasoning - Emotions can be rational and can steer reasoning correctly.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Registration and light lunch
Welcome and introduction into the program
Andrea Zehetner and Claudia Schwarz, women in ip
The RWTH Campus: A unique model for university-industry collaboration
Yvonne Dobrzanski-Esser, Fraunhofer ILT
Industry 4.0 as the saviour of Europe as a location for value creation?
Julia Bendul, Professor for Management of Industry 4.0, RWTH Aachen
Co-operations in times of digital platforms and markets
Rita Wezenbeek, Head of Antitrust Telecom Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
Do values trump logic when it comes to decision making? - A philosophical journey
Franziska Poprawe, University of Oxford
Discussion with the audience
Panel: Role of IP in Industry 4.0 and agile developments
Impulse talks: Advances in additive manufacturing /3D-printing • E-mobility made in Aachen: the e.GO story • Agile IP
RWTH Campus tour
lab and demofactory visits
Networking reception and dinner
at the RWTH Invention Center (INC)
Optional get-together at the Roof Top Bar of the Innside Melia Hotel
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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
(optional, not included in conference fee) and adjourn
Our 4th women in ip international forum with the topic “IP 4.0 – innovation through cooperation” took place on October 5 & 6 in Aachen, Germany.
Starting on Friday with a light lunch and refreshments, followed by a warm welcome of deputy mayor of Aachen, Dr. Margrethe Schmeer, introducing the city and its research landscape and appreciating our initiative to empower women, particularly MINT women. Yvonne Dobrzanski-Esser, one of our host organisators, bid everyone welcome to the innovative research and development hub at RWTH Campus giving us a wonderful overview of the genetics of the Campus and how university and industry work together to create innovation. After that, three hours of interesting talks took place. For those who attended, slides have already been distributed and for our members they will soon be at your disposal online.
Following a break with plenty of coffee, delicious cake from Aachen and the Rhineland, and opportunities for networking, the practioners took over and presented hot topics such as 3D-printing of biological material and electro mobility made in Aachen (the e.GO story). The forum was concluded by visiting actual demo-factories and research labs (ACAM and e.GO) and a get-together in the Invention Center (INC). Thanking our hosts Toni Drescher and Anna Hachmöller for their kind cooperation. Everyone enjoyed the time to network in the creative atmosphere of the INC as well as the delicious flying buffet. Some of the ladies met privately in the hotel bar to continue their conversations which we heard was very nice as well. On Saturday, the guided tour through sunny Aachen showed the city from its best side and gave some insights into its history and Karl the Great’s life. We also learned that Casanova was a frequent visitor to Aachen, a fact that was also new to us…
I had a great time at the conference in Aachen. The topics of the presentations at the conference were very inspiring and triggered curiosity among us. The lab and demo-factory visits in the evening were also very interesting showing real world examples of the latest techniques. It was a great pleasure to network with various IP professionals and exchange knowledge and experiences. It feels like that we are a big family, and together we are stronger.
As a newcomer to Women in IP, I wasn’t sure what to expect! The campus at RWTH Aachen was a stimulating and fitting venue for the 4th International Forum. The event provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals in IP from across Europe. The presentations were fascinating and the detailed conversations I had as we toured campus really helped me to appreciate the value of the ‘Patentreferent’ course that I’m studying. It was a great experience that I’d fully recommend.
The women in ip International Forum at RWTH Aachen Campus was an inspiring, perfectly organized event. It combined insights into new technologies developed at the Campus with a broader view into decision making, the market logic of new technologies and an legal outlook from the legislator’s side. As always, I enjoyed the combination between professionality, relaxed atmosphere and personal exchange. Great to see many of you soon!
This was a great and perfectly organized event. I am so grateful that I had a chance to meet and exchange experience with so many women professionals working in different fields of IP and coming from different countries. The speakers and their presentations and demos were very inspiring and engaging and the balance between the presentations and demos was just right. I would definitely like to be part of it in the future!