The “Vereinigung für Chemie und Wirtschaft” (VCW, Association for Chemistry & Economics) organizes a conference on

Internationalization of R&D and Innovation: A Decade Later - Time for a Review

November 26, 2015 at the Evonik Campus, Essen, Germany.

As part of globalization, the chemical industry started to internationalize its research and innovation activities a decade ago. This (re)distribution of scientific, technical and business development resources and efforts affected all aspects of R&I: foresight & scouting, cooperation with universities and research institutes, industrial research, applied research, product and process development, piloting and business development, development and execution of innovation programs. Now, ten years later we want review the results of this change of course and assess its consequences.


Topic and Speakers

1st Circular (pdf-download)

Internationalization of innovation starts with empowerment (pdf-download)
Ulrich Küsthardt, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau-Wolfgang

Prerequisites for a Global R&D Verbund (pdf-download)
Valérie André and Thomas Weber, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

R&D on the move; organizing for success (pdf-download)
Frederik van Oene, Arthur D. Little, Brussels

Collaboration between multi national companies (MNC) and Chinese Academia: An analysis of drivers and models (pdf-download)
Ulrike Tagscherer, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, München

TechnoWeb: Linking expert brains across the globe (pdf-download)
Falk Wottawah, Siemens

Internationalization of R&I at Henkel Adhesive Technologies (pdf-download)
Paolo Bavaj, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf


The Registration is closed. Please contact the registration desk in Essen directly.

Please register no later than October 30, 2015, extended.

The registration is free of charge.


If the meeting is cancelled for whatever reason any recourse is excluded.


The conference starts at 10 am and ends at 5 pm on November 26, 2015.

Evonik Industries AG
Rellinghauser Str. 1-11 (close to the main train station)
45128 Essen


VCW General Meeting

November 26, 2015, 17:30 - 18:30 hrs


All VCW members will receive a seaprate invitaion to this meeting.



Claudia Birkner
Tel.: +49 69 7917-366

Links and downloads


1st circular

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zuletzt geändert am: 12.05.2016 08:51 Uhr von C.Birkner