Trends in Corporate Research – from Global Research to Local Engineering


Trends in Corporate Research

from Global Research to Local Engineering


6 March 2018, hosted by Siemens Research Headquarter, Munich, Germany


As essential as it is, Research, as any other department, represents a cost for the company. Increasing influence of shareholders and global competition require large companies to adapt.

Attendees for this workshop will learn how peers are developing their corporate R&D units to meet the future needs of corporations.

PDF Programme available here

Issues addressed

  • How can Corporate Research support its company for long term success?

  • What will be the future value add of corporate R&D (e.g. “make” vs. “buy”)

  • How will corporate R&D interact with operational units to create value?

  • What core tasks are performed in corporate R&D and how to manage them?

  • What are suitable “business models” for corporate R&D units? 

  • How to respond to the trend towards more open innovation?  

  • How to make the value of corporate R&D transparent?

Target Audience

Corporate Research Managers, Programme and R&D managers, Innovation managers, people responsible for creating new business within their company, Strategists, and anyone with operational responsibilities for innovation portfolio.


Dr. Norbert Lütke-Entrup, Head of Technology and Innovation Management, Corporate Technology, Siemens

To Register

PDF Full Programme and Registration form available here

Accomodation: you need to make your own room reservation. The special EIRMA Group rate for the rooms is secured until 5 February 2018!  

PDF Room reservation form

On-line Registration Form

If you wish to participate to this event, please complete the registration form as soon as possible but certainly before 23 February 2018.

In the case the paying entity has no VAT number, please indicate its Official Registration Number

Only e-mails related to this specific event will be sent to the adresses indicated.

A block booking of rooms for the night of 5 March has been made at the price of €129 for a single room (breakfast included).
To book your room please complete the attached room registration form and sent it directly to the hotel.
To enjoy the EIRMA Group Rate please make your room reservation before 5 February 2018.

Event's fee: 350.00€

                    423,50€ (VAT included) for Belgian members 

The meeting registration fee covers the administrative costs, dinner and lunch.

We prefer payment by bank transfer but can also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). All delegates will receive confirmation letters, including an invoice or receipt as appropriate.

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For payment by card, if not yet done, please communicate your card number, security code and expiry date to EIRMA in advance of the meeting.

For any further information, please contact Ms. Carine Ternest at EIRMA.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 233 11 81 - Fax.: +32 (0)2 231 08 35 -

Please give as much notice as possible if you are obliged to cancel.

We will refund 50% of the registration fee for cancellations received 1 week before the meeting.
Names may be substituted at any time without charge.

Specific diet, food allergies....


  • Dr Alexander Alekseev (Linde Gas & Engineering)
  • Dr Simone Arizzi (DuPont de Nemours)
  • Dr Mark Bentall (Airbus)
  • Dr Javier Bilbao de Mendizabal (Melexis)
  • Mr Sybolt Brouwer (Umicore)
  • Prof Stefan Buchholz (Evonik Industries AG)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Ms Maryline Desseix (PolyOne Corporation)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Mr Marco Kayser (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft)
  • Mr Richard Kemkers (Philips)
  • Dr Bernd Korves (Siemens)
  • Dr Mirko Kranenburg (DSM)
  • Dr Anette Kuebler (Evonik Industries AG)
  • Mr Mark Lostak (Air Liquide)
  • Dr Norbert Luetke-Entrup (Siemens)
  • Mr Jaume Marcos (Airbus)
  • Mr Cahit Mavili (TUSAS-Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.)
  • Dr Wouter Noordman (FrieslandCampina)
  • Mr Evrim Ozgul (Arcelik)
  • Mr Richard Peres (Tarkett)
  • Prof Thorsten Posselt (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft)
  • Mr Luis Robles (Total)
  • Dr Heinrich Schäperkötter (Schaeffler Technologies)
  • Mr Vaclav Sedlacek (ComAp a.s.)
  • Dr Henk van Houten (Philips)
  • Mr Yves Van Rompaey (Umicore)
  • Dr Joachim von Heimburg (Independent)
  • Mr Tomas Vydra (ComAp a.s.)
  • Dr Martin Wallace (GSK)


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