How to Innovate in an Ever-changing World

SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance Workshop August 26,2020

How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing World

SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance Workshop

Innovation is more critical than ever, but what does that look like in today's environment?

About this Event

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) on August 26th 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:

Food & Beverage Provided

3:30 - Welcome

Knudt Flor President, BMW Manufacturing

Matthias Hoffmann President, German American Chamber of Commerce

3:45 - Keynote Presentation

Dr. Sven Schimpf Managing Director , Fraunhofer Group for Innovation & Research "The Future of Innovation: Fraunhofer Outlook 2030"

4:30 - Expert Panel

Applied Research Best Practices Panel

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.

5:30 --- Socially-Distanced Networking Reception


For more information or tickets please click HERE.

This event is designed with your health and safety in mind. We’ve limited the number of attendees to ensure space for appropriate social distancing. We are also closely monitoring event safety recommendations to ensure that we take the necessary precautions for the welfare of our attendees.

While this is an in-person event, a live stream option is available. Sign up for the live stream option within the registration form (click on Tickets). Please note that live stream attendees will have the ability to listen and see the presentation in real time, however online participants will not have the ability to talk or ask questions during the presentations or panels.**

Due to limited space, we ask that each company only register for maximum of two in person attendees.


About SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance

The South Carolina Fraunhofer USA Alliance (SCFUSA) is a collaborative effort between The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (The Council), the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and the Fraunhofer USA network. The alliance was created to advance applied research in engineering and technology across the state of South Carolina with the Fraunhofer USA network and South Carolina research institutions.

The work of the alliance and the research it supports strive to give South Carolina a competitive edge in advancing applied research and innovation that can move industry forward.