Partnering Event Aachen Nov 2018

IraSME - We Fund Innovation

Successful Partnering Event in Aachen 26 November 2018

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09:30 – 10:00 Registration of Participants

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Opening

by Benjamin Döbbeler, Chief Engineer Department Cutting Technology

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) RWTH Aachen University

10:10 – 11:00 Program Presentation

→ IraSME Network – Felix Richter (AiF Projekt GmbH)
→ CORNET Network – Viktoria Cvetkovic (AiF e.V.)
→ Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – Sergej Paveliev
→ ZENIT GmbH – Benno Weissner
→ NRW Bank – Verena Würsig

11:00 – 11:15 CORNET Session - At the heart of a project

RCCI in Heavy Duty engines A first hand report from a CORNET cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands

Marco Günther Chief Engineer

Institute for Combustion Engines RWTH Aachen University

11:15 – 11:25 Presentation of the IraSME Member Alberta (GCCIR)

Short introduction of the new IraSME Member German Canadian Center for Research and Innovation (GCCIR) for Alberta, Canada

by Katelyn Petersen and Jonas Kuhn

One representative of each of the companies will shortly introduce what they are doing and what they are looking for:

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:15 Elevator Pitch Session I - Organisations looking for projects

Kerstin Gläser, Head of Printing Technology, Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft
Hahn-Schickard - Visions to Products
Organisation Profile: Micro Technology for New Technologies and Reliable Products

Sabine Jaehmlich, Industry Relations Manager, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Basic Research plus Innovation & Technology Transfer – Driving innovation for industry
Organisation profile: DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres.

Wienke Reynolds, Founder and CTO, LignoPure
Innovative products based on a lignin with natural and unique properties
Organisation profile: LignoPure helps companies from the life sciences to launch sustainable and innovative products based on a lignin with natural and unique properties.

Lorna Morris, Computational Biologist, LifeGlimmer GmbH
Data for Life
Organisation Profile: LifeGlimmer is an international Berlin-based company with a mission to provide solutions for the full research pipeline aimed at resolving complex biological problems, covering ‘omics’ analysis, data integration, downstream statistical analysis and visualisation in mammalian and microbial systems.

Vanessa Frettlöh
, Research assistant coating technology, non-profit KIMW Research GmbH
KIMW-F is supporting research and development within the domain of plastic technologies
Organisation Profile: The main objectives of the KIMW-F are: Realization of precompetitive R&D projects, Scientific contact centre for SMEs, Development of future and demand oriented technologies, Technology scouting, Education and training of scientific-technical employees, in particular for SME enterprises

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break | Open discussion round

14:45 – 15:30 Elevator Pitch Session II - Project Ideas looking for Partners

Werner Rohlfs, Senior Scientist, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) RWTH Aachen University

1. Defining optimized cooling requirements for products containing selected lithium-ion cells
Using selected usage profiles for experimental and simulative investigations

2. Electric automated ridepooling
Software for feasibility analysis and optimized design of autonomous electric vehicle fleets for on-demand ridepooling

Guy Baret, R&D manager, LUXOL Photovoltaics SN
Edilians Project
Low-carbon Technologies for Heating and Cooling in Buildings


Bruno Vanslambrouck, Lecturer Research group on Thermal Energy in Industry (TEI), Dept of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics (FloHeaCom) Ghent University

Disconnection of electricity and heat generation on CHPs by thermal storage to create and valorise flexibility
Make your Combined Heat and Powerplant more flexible by adding thermal energy storage


Atakan Sünnetcioglu, Research Fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
Smart Service with Digital Twins
Devellopment of innovativen Product-Service-Systems (Smart Services) using Digital Twins


Francis Yue, CEO, Baseband Technologies Inc.
Blockchain GPS
Combining Baseband's groundbraking ultra quick and ultra low energy GPS technology with Blockchain to make the data secure.

15:30 – 16:00 Final remarks

Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: