Maschinenraum Innovation Management Circle
In our Innovation Management Circle, we bring together participants with different expertise: those responsible for innovation in the core businesses and experts in validating new ideas. The exchange aims towards establishing a connection between our members and fosters discussion on challenges as well as learning experiences.
German Mittelstand stands for technology and innovation leadership worldwide. However, many medium-sized companies still lack the necessary innovation competence and posses a rather low awareness of culture that secures their long-term competitive position.
Central innovation units
The creation of central innovation units is intended to ensure and continuously transfer technological trends, sociological change and new business models to one's own core business. Ideas should be validated accordingly and supported in their implementation.
Innovation Management Circle
Mittelstand’s requirements for innovation management are rather individual and as diverse as their organization is. The Maschinenraum invites its members to learn together and from each other.
Vehicle and Team
Which structure and organizational units make sense for my company?
How do we create a culture for company’s management as well as for employees that calls for encouraging new ideas?
Processes & Methods
How do I design an effective validation of ideas for entrepreneurial and strategic sense?
Skills & Resources
How do I involve the relevant people and get to the implementation-potential employees?
Involvement & Traction
How do we create and receive the necessary buy-in for management as well as employees?
Innovation Management Circle – Idea generation aside from the core business through co-creation
2. December 2020 10:00–11:30
Companies must look beyond the horizon in order to not miss out on relevant trends, changes and developments. In this circle we collect the previous experiences of the participants, but also requirements for such co-creation processes and evaluate a first joint workshop.
online | past event
Innovation Management Circle – Fast and Efficient Idea Validation in Early Phases
11. November 2020 10:00-11:30
In this Innovation Management Circle, we focus on efficient and early idea generation and validation. Following an input from Patrick Tomczak, Senior Director & Head of Digital Campusof KION GROUP, participants will have the opportunity to network and share learning experiences as well as challenges.
online | past event
Innovation Management at German Mittelstand - Challenges & Best Practices
23. September 2020 10:00–11:30
In our first circle "Innovation Management at German Mittelstand - Challenges & Best Practices" for the first time we bring together participants with different expertise: those responsible for innovation in the core businesses and experts in validating new ideas.