Dr. Reza Ghahary, Akka Technologies - Qepler's R&D Transformation Summit 2018

Dr. Reza Ghahary

Director Innovation Networks,
Corporate Innovation,

Evonik
Hanau, Germany
Evonik

Evonik Industries is a leading specialty chemical company and offers innovative solutions for global health, nutrition and resource efficiency markets. Reza Ghahary is with the Cororate Innovation unit and is currently responsible for several “unusual innovation partnerships” between Evonik and selected companies from different industries. Beside other methodologies, this cross-industry approach is one of the Open Innovation activities at Evonik. With the focus on chemistry, innovation management and new business, Reza has been active in different functions since 24 years. He believes that co-creation with partners is one of the strategic pillars for profit and growth in companies.

Related Sessions:

R&D Transformation
Summit 2018

Review and apply the latest solutions and technologies for greater R&D process efficiency and speed to market.
  • 27-Sep-2018
  • Berlin, DE
  • Technology
Day 2: Friday 28, September 2018
BLOCK: PROMOTING COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING IN R&D.
CASE STUDY: Collaborative Innovation at a specialty chemicals company.
  • Open Innovation: selected approaches and expected values.
  • Potentials with digitalization.
  • Cultural aspects.

Learning outcomes: attendees can expect to better avoid pitfalls and how to invest in personal relationships (and with whom) to make collaboration work in an "open innovation" setting.

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