March 16-17, 2021 (CET)

March 16-17, 2021 (CET)

The 3rd Edition of R&D Innovation Conference 2021 brings together R&D leaders, experts, VPs, and CxOs, to discuss the latest innovations in Research & Development: Innovation Ecosystem, Digitalization, VUCA world, Data Driven Processing, and many more.

Participating Companies


2021 Highlighted Discussion Topics:

Innovation Ecosystem


"New Normal"

Data Driven Processing

Key attendee titles include:

C-Level: CEOs, COOs, CTOs, General Directors, Chief Innovation Officers

Global Heads, Heads of, EVPs, SVPs, VPs of:

  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Project Controlling
  • Product Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Corporate Development
  • Quality Management
  • R&D Analytics
  • Innovation

Key topics include the latest innovative trends from the following themes:

  • What can we learn from COVID-19?
  • Innovate with confidence in a VUCA world
  • R&D and Innovation challenges in a digital age
  • Ecosystem innovation approaches
  • R&D Portfolio Management
  • The future of R&D and Innovation
  • R&D-Driven Open Innovation
  • Data Driven Processing
  • Start-Ups lean innovation
  • Open Innovation
  • Lean Thinking in R&D
  • AI implementation in R&D


Luisella Giani

EMEA Head of Industry and Strategy Transformation
Oracle, Italy

Srinivas Siripurapu

Chief Innovation and R&D Officer
Prysmian Group, Italy

Bruna Maria Braga

Head of Partnerships, Solve
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Miha Bobic

VP Business development and Product portfolio
Danfoss, Slovenia

Vijay Chakravarthy

Lead Service Designer
Philips, United States

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Head of R&D and Sustainability
Henkel, Germany

Brent Wong

Operations Expert
Former VW, Ford & GE, Germany

Nicolas Bry

Innovation Booster for Orange Africa
Orange, France

Ahmet Emre Acar

Principal Advisory Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Germany

Jordi Rafols

Innoget, Spain

Adriana Lakatosova

Platform Strategist
ING, Netherlands

Dimitri Dimitriou

Managing Director
DyoDelta Biosciences, United Kingdom

Simen Munter

Former COO Personal Banking
Nordea, Norway

Tobias Hornig

eDOCation.org, Germany

Arjan Rensma

Guest Lecturer
Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship,

Tom Ellis

Brand Genetics, United Kingdom

Michal Ukropec

Infotech, Slovakia


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