How to Innovate in an Ever-changing World

08/26/2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
BMW Zentrum
1400 SC-101
Greer, SC 29651
Registration Info

In-Person: $25 + $2.24 Fee (includes f&b)

Virtual Live Stream: $15 + $1.74 Fee

For virtual attendance, this event ends at 5:30 pm. There will be an in-person reception from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Registration is required.

This event is in Eastern Standard Time.

What are the resources to help South Carolina businesses identify opportunities, decrease risk, and deliver innovative products to market, even in uncertain times?

Join the South Carolina Fraunhofer USA Alliance (SCFUSA) for an exciting event featuring globally recognized innovation and disruptive technology expert, Dr. Sven Schimpf, and speakers from: BMW, Bicycle Company of America, and Bosch Rexroth.

Benefits of Attending:

  1. Learn about matching R&D funds via the SC Department of Commerce
  2. Understand how to succeed in innovation
  3. Get answers to your questions from leading SC manufacturers & global research experts

Event Agenda:

3:30PM – Welcome
Knudt Flor President, BMW Manufacturing
Matthias Hoffmann President, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern, U.S.

3:45PM – Keynote Presentation
Dr. Sven Schimpf Managing Director, Fraunhofer Group for Innovation & Research
“The Future of Innovation: Fraunhofer Outlook 2030”

4:30PM – Expert Panel: Applied Research Best Practices
Moderator: Suzanne Dickerson Director of SC USA Fraunhofer Alliance
Dr. Knudt Flor President, BMW Manufacturing
Mr. Bob Edwards General Manager, Bicycle Company of America
Mr. Rodney Rusk Industry 4.0 Business Leader, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

5:30PM – Socially-Distanced Networking Reception (for in person attendees only)

Please note:
This event is offered both in person and virtually.
The in person event has a limited number of tickets to ensure space for appropriate social distancing and necessary precautions. It is limited to a maximum of two attendees per company.
The attendees joining virtually will have the ability to listen and view the presentation in real time, however they will not have the ability to talk or ask questions during the presentations or panel sessions.

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