Event combines conference program and meeting platform
From May 9-11, 2017, Steinbeis, the aerospace forum Luft- und Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg (LRBW), the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), and the National Industrial Association of Baden-Württemberg (LVI) are hosting the Innovation- Quality Summit (IQS) at the house of commerce (Haus der Wirtschaft) in Stuttgart. The platform for innovation offers a first-rate conference as well as a chance to meet experts and companies working in innovation and quality. The focus of the IQS lies in current innovation developments in the industry sectors of aerospace, automotive, railway, medical engineering, energy, and 3D printing applications.
19.5 billion euros are invested in research and development in Baden-Wurttemberg each year. That represents 5% of the gross domestic product and thus more than the 3% stipulated by the EU. And the percentage of people working in research and development in Baden-Wurttemberg is also higher than in any other region in Europe. Large corporations – leading innovative companies – are headquartered here and they are supported in their research by a network of SMEs, universities, and research facilities. The IQS looks at the question of how innovation and quality can be maintained or enhanced in these companies.
The first conference day (May 9) will focus on many specialist topics in the area of innovation and quality:
- Innovation and quality from an international perspective
- Risk management and innovation
- Horizon 2020: Future opportunities and challenges
- Modern travel solutions: High-level innovations combined with sophisticated technologies
- Industrial innovation and state supervision
- How is innovation financed?
- Advanced management methods/advanced innovation management
- The quality of innovation: points of differentiation
The two subsequent days (May 10 and 11) will be set aside for one-onone meetings with suppliers and buyers. There will also be a workshop program for companies at the event. The face-to-face meetings can be planned in advance through an online catalog.