ICE/IEEE TEMS International Technology Management Conference 2018

Expert conference to take place for first time in Baden-Wuerttemberg

A successful outcome for bwcon GmbH, Steinbeis, and the IST Innovation Institute (Constance University of Applied Sciences), who together applied to stage the 2018 ICE/IEEE TEMS International Technology Management Conference: The leading technology management conference in Europe will take place in Stuttgart from June 17 to 20. The focus of the conference in 2018 will lie in transferring technology into profitable business application. Another key emphasis will be tech startups.

The motto for the event will be The Era of Connectedness: The Future of Technology, Engineering & Innovation in a Digital Society and the conference will be staged in the Hospitalhof building in Stuttgart in collaboration with the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS), the world’s biggest alliance of engineers. One of the highlights of the event will be a gala dinner in the Hall of Fame at the Stuttgart region MOTORWORLD.

The conference, which was first staged in 1994, looks at socio-technological systems revolving around the development of products and services, as well as the innovation process in business and its acceptance in society and industry in general. As a platform of scientific knowledge in the fields of technology and innovation, it is also a forum for academics to network with people in business and plan collaborative projects in the field of technology transfer. Everything at the event revolves around exchanging experiences and exploring or lining up opportunities to collaborate. The target group comprises academics and people from business working in the fields of engineering, technology, and innovation. The ICE Community is an alliance of leading scientists in the field of technology management. The organizational committee brings together a number of leading universities (including Leiden, Delft, Trondheim, Aachen , Berkley, and Monterrey). All conference publications are subject to a peer review process and are indexed in the IEEE XploreR digital library and published after presentation. A variety of editors of international journals also attend the conference on the lookout for the best publications. Such publications are pulled together in special issues of their journals. There is also a fast-track process for selected papers from the conference and these may also feature in special issues after a review process at the conference. A number of keynote partners and keynote presenters have been invited to the event, such as Anke Kleinschmit, Head of Group Research & Sustainability at Daimler, and Volker Nestle, Head of Corporate Research at Trumpf and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hahn-Schickard. The conference will also receive financial and organizational support from Trumpf and Daimler, who will act as partners.

Aside from presentations of papers and discussion panels, there will also be workshops on a variety of topics including sustainable innovation, as part of the EU’s D-STIR project (backed by Interreg Danube programs). Business practice workshops have also been successfully lined up for the conference in partnership with Trumpf and Daimler.


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Conference Chairs:

Marc König
bwcon GmbH (Stuttgart)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido Baltes
Institute for Strategic Innovation and Technology Management at Constance University of Applied Sciences (Constance)