R&D Management Conference 2020

BMW World, Munich

About the event

The Ambidextrous R&D Organization: Mastering Efficiency and Innovation


What does the future of R&D look like?
This is a high-impact topic that R&D executives as well as leaders responsible for transformation, change, or innovation programs currently have to address. Of course, no one can see into the future, but we can observe and analyse trends, tendencies, and probabilities. Gain new insights and, with colleagues from various high-tech industries, take a look at today’s product development in the context of future challenges.


Speakers overview

Ralf Klädtke
ZKW Group GmbH
Dr. Armin Schulz and Dr. Stefan Wenzel
3DSE Management Consultants GmbH


The agenda details are currently in preparation and will be published soon. You can look forward to insightful presentations by top speakers from leading companies.

    • 08.00 am
    • Registration

    • 09.00 am
    • Opening and Welcome

    • 09.30 am
    • Presentations

    • 11.00 am
    • Break and Networking

    • 11.30 am
    • Presentations

    • 12.15 pm
    • Lunch Break and Networking

    • 01.30 pm
    • Presentations

    • 03.00 pm
    • Break and Networking

    • 03.30 pm
    • Presentations

    • 05.00 pm
    • Wrap-Up and Goodbye

    • 05.30 pm
    • Get-together

More details

Our past R&D Management Conferences have been resounding successes. The best way to get an idea of the unique spirit of our conference is to see for yourself:

What is the topic of the R&D Management Conference 2020?

The world faces major global challenges in 2020; protectionism, trade disputes, and other uncertainties are creating difficult conditions. Now more than ever, businesses need to critically examine their operating structures to determine how to reduce complexity and enable maximum efficiency and speed. At the same time, developments such as digitalization, electrification, autonomy, and connectivity are pushing for massive transformation, which can only be managed through game-changing innovations.

Companies face the difficulty of equally addressing and balancing efficiency and innovation. They must act ambidextrously.

R&D organizations play a major role in keeping companies ahead of the game. R&D executives are now challenged to communicate the change, give strategic direction, lead the way for their organizations, and provide the right internal and external impulses.


What to expect at our R&D Management Conference?

At our R&D Management Conference, we take a critical look at R&D 2020+ and discuss solutions and success patterns for ambidextrous R&D organizations. We will focus on:

  1. What does ambidexterity mean for R&D?
  2. What key levers create more efficiency? What are the key levers for game-changing innovations?
  3. What are successful practices?
  4. How do we set up the right balance in our R&D organization?
  5. What key learnings and success factors can we gain from others?

Take this opportunity to spend a day in focused and comprehensive discussions and insightful presentations with top R&D executives and leaders!


The R&D Management Conference 2020 will be held in English.


Who will you meet at the R&D Management Conference?

Our conference is aimed at international top-level executives and decision makers from R&D as well as related key functions in high-technology industries, such as automotive, commercial/rail vehicles, aerospace/defense, mechanical/plant engineering, (consumer) electronics, telecommunications, IT and software, energy/utilities, and health tech.


3 reasons why you should attend the 3DSE R&D Management Conference:


1. Stay on the pulse of R&D

The 3DSE R&D Management Conference is Germany’s only digitization conference that focuses on research and development. Digitization is drastically changing our economy; this is now clear to most companies. But what impact do the facets of digitization and increasing complexity have on R&D in particular? This is exactly what the 3DSE R&D Management Conference will address, discussing current, state-of-the-art R&D from a critical 360 degree perspective in the context of current and future challenges. With your participation, you will actively shape the future of R&D!

2. Network across industry boundaries

Meet the “who’s who” of R&D decision makers at the 3DSE R&D Management Conference and expand your network! How are digital challenges in R&D addressed in other industries? Can I transfer this to my industry? Take this opportunity to spend a day of intensive discussions and insightful presentations with 80 other top R&D executives from leading companies in various industries—discuss challenges and opportunities for R&D in the context of digitization, exchange experiences, and develop your personal network!

3. Discover trailblazing insights on red-hot topics

Every year the 3DSE R&D Management Conference is dedicated to current topics addressing key trends in R&D. In their presentations, our world-class speakers provide exclusive insights into their own best practices in dealing with these topics. Understand the digitization of R&D from a variety of perspectives and draw valuable conclusions for your own work. Let yourself be inspired and receive experience-based answers to your most pressing questions!



Unterkünfte in der Nähe der BMW Welt

  • F&E Konferenz Hotel Leonardo

    Leonardo Royal Munich Hotel
    (BMW World: 1,3 km)
    Phone: +49 89 2885380

  • F&E Konferenz Hotel Ana

    Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark München
    (BMW World: 0,7 km)
    Phone: +49 89 357510

  • F&E Konferenz Motel One

    Motel One München Olympia-Gate
    (BMW World: 1,6 km)
    Phone: +49 89 12189930

  • F&E Konferenz Hotel Park Inn

    Park Inn by Radisson München Frankfurter Ring
    (BMW World: 1,6 km)
    Phone: +49 89 357170

Note: During the event, photographs and videos will be taken that are potentially used for event coverage and general public relations work published in various media.

Terms of Payment:

The participation fee (plus VAT) includes the conference participation, materials and conference catering (incl. refreshments during breaks, lunch and all drinks). After registration you will receive a binding confirmation of your registration and an invoice. A free cancellation of your registration is possible in writing until 29 May 2020 . Cancellations received by 12 June 2020 will be subject to a fee of 50% of the participation fee. In case of a later cancellation, the participation fee will be due in full. It is however possible to name a substitute participant. This requires written notice.