5th R&D Process Excellence Summit

The world of R&D today is vastly different from the world it once was, and the world it will be. The 5th R&D Process Excellence Summit tells the ongoing story of trends, technologies, and methodologies for a successful R&D strategy for the present and what that means for the future of R&D.

Key players from across the R&D spectrum will assemble for two days of imperative discussions on the current state of R&D and what to expect next. They will pursue questions regarding retaining performance levels in R&D, maintaining an innovative culture within R&D departments, efficient strategies for portfolio and project management in R&D, and new techniques to measure success. By laying out the present landscape, attendees will see what is on the horizon.

Join us for a series of compelling case studies, riveting panel discussions, and engaging networking opportunities to learn the latest on R&D and Process Excellence.

We look forward to meeting you in Vienna!

Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit:

  • Best practices for R&D efficiencies
  • Risk management in R&D
  • Innovating past capabilities to maintain success in future projects
  • The latest tools and technologies to drive efficiencies
  • Measurements of success
  • Fostering an innovative culture within R&D
  • Conceptualising the future of R&D

Who Should Attend:

Directors, Vice Presidents, Managers, and Department Heads specialising in:

  • R&D
  • R&D Controlling
  • R&D Cooperation
  • R&D Technology Innovation
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation Excellence
  • Project Controlling
  • Project Management
  • Performance Management
  • Quality Management
  • Business Planning
  • Product Development
  • Corporate Development
  • Operations
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Marketing/Strategic Marketing
  • Investment and Financial Planning
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Open Innovation
  • Research Centre
  • Knowledge Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Master Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt



Previous Year Attendees

  • Philips Lighting, Netherlands
    Senior Director R&D Business Process Management

  • BASF, Germany
    Senior Manager - Strategic Innovation Management

  • Siemens, Germany
    Head of CoE R&D Railway Signalling Products

  • Tata Steel, United Kingdom
    Director Programmes R&D

  • Philip Morris International, Switzerland
    Head of Research Project Management Office

  • Roche Diagnostics, Germany
    Innovation & IP Manager

  • Wartsila, Netherlands
    Director Propulsion R&D

  • Dawn Foods, Netherlands
    VP Global R&D Innovation & Category Management

  • Saint-Gobain, France
    Vice President of R&D

  • Henkel Beauty Care, Germany
    Corporate Director R&D Oral Care

  • eBay, USA
    Senior Director, Design Strategy and Research

  • Telekom Innovation, Germany
    R&D Director EU Labs Program, New Operations

  • DSM Innovation Excellence, Netherlands
    Innovation Venturing

  • Clariant, Italy
    Innovation Master Black Belt

  • Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
    Researcher / Consultant Strategic Technology

  • Faurecia Clean Mobility, USA
    Director Innovation and Methods

    R&D Business Planning Team Leader

  • Tetra Pak, Sweden
    Technical Concept Designer

  • Mettler-Toledo AG, Switzerland
    Head of R&D RXE Reaction Engineering

  • Tenaris Connections B.V., Netherlands

  • Valagro S.p.A., Italy
    Global R&D Director

  • Church & Dwight, United Kingdom
    European R&D Director

  • RB, United Kingdom
    R&D Director - Air

  • RB, UAE
    R&D Hygiene, Personal Care

  • Bluestar Silicones, France
    Directeur R&D Europe

  • Oerlikon Metco Europe, Germany
    Head of R&D Centre of Competence

  • Oerlikon Metco Europe, Germany
    Global Head of Additive Manufacturing R&D

  • Navantia, Spain
    R&D Management

  • Japan Tobacco International, Spain
    New Project Development Manager

  • Itron, France
    R&D Director

  • Severstal, Russia
    Technical development & quality director

  • Severstal, Russia
    Technical development & quality senior manager

  • Severstal, Russia
    Expert Network development head

  • Dentsply Implants nv, Belgium
    Director Corporate Software R&D

  • Dentsply Implants nv, Belgium
    Senior Project Manager

  • Turkcell, Turkiye
    IT Director

  • Bayer SAS, France
    Head of ES Development

  • ams AG, Austria
    Director Solutions R&D

  • Bosch, Switzerland
    Project Management Head

  • Discovery Communications, United Kingdom
    VP Product Development & Innovation

  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Spain
    R&D Section Manager

  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Spain
    R&D Section & Program Manager

  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Spain
    R&D Section Manager

  • Luxoft, Russia
    Computer Vision Team Lead

  • Luxoft, Russia
    Chief Systems Architect

  • Stratasys, Israel
    R&D Projects Director

  • Ferrari S.p.A., Italia

  • Ferrari S.p.A., Italia
    Aero Development Program Manager

    R&D Manager Bakery

  • Almatis GmbH, Germany

  • Pfleiderer AG, Poland
    R&D Director

  • Oleon SAS, France
    Deputy R&D Manager Derivatives

  • Innovia Films, United Kingdom
    R&D Director

  • Sandvik, USA
    R&D Manager

  • Biokit, Spain
    R&D Director

  • Biokit, Spain
    PMO Director

  • Johnson & Johnson, United Kingdom
    Director R&D Deployment

  • Teknos Oy, Finland
    R&D Director

  • Teknos Oy, Finland
    IT solution specialist

  • JT International, Switzerland
    IT Director R&D

  • Danfoss, Slovenia
    R&D Director

  • ArcelorMittal, Spain
    Head of Global R&D Centres

  • Shell Global Solutions, Netherlands
    Team lead Wells R&D

  • IKEA Industry, Poland
    Portfolio Leader

  • IKEA Industry, Poland
    Portfolio Manager

  • DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland
    Innovation Project Manager

  • CERN, Switzerland
    Knowledge Transfer Officer

  • Heraeus Deutschland GmbH, Germany
    SVP Innovation Precious Metal Solutions&Catalysts

  • RHI AG, Austria
    Head R&D

  • Imperial Tobacco Group, France
    Head of PD Materials

  • Imperial Tobacco Group, France
    Sr Manager Global Inititatives

  • ThermoFisher, Lithuania
    Sr R&D Director

  • ThermoFisher, Lithuania
    R&D Director

  • Dentsply Sirona, Switzerland
    Sr R&D Manager

  • HP Printing, Spain
    R&D Section Manager

  • Volkswagen AG, Germany
    Head of Group Development Network

  • Cosma Engineering Europe, Germany
    R&D Manager Europe

  • Cosma Engineering Europe, Germany
    Department Manager

  • Sasol, South Africa
    Senior Manager, Novel Chemical Technologies