In order to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises from the fields of mechanical engineering and industrial automation in the global innovation competition, 20 partners from industry and research have founded the supraregional innovation network Zukunftsallianz Maschinenbau e.V at the Hannover Messe 2015. Today, the network consists of 45 members and partners who all participated at the 4th innovation dialogue in early April.
For the sixth time, the conference "Managing Risk in Africa" was hosted by the German-African Business Association at the AKA-Bank in Frankfurt. In addition to the updated information on security issues and political risks, the event also involved an active exchange between the participating companies, security experts, and government representatives.
A brief view across the media landscape underpins the impression that Germany is moving from one crisis to another without a common goal. What is missing to this drive by sight are pictures of possible and livable futures.
Scenarios as maps of the future – in one way or another scenarios can be better understood if many different futures are mapped together. Consequently, ScMI provided a “map room” during their icebreaker-session at the 2016 DTIM-Conference in order to introduce the Scenario-Management approach.
Digital and outpatient! ‘The hospital of the future’ – this was the title of this year’s DRG-Forum. This biggest discussion platform for hospital managers and decision-makers in politics, industry, associations and science took place for the 15th time in March in Berlin.
NAMET stands for “North Africa, Middle East and Turkey” – a diverse geo-region which is characterized by a high level of complexity and uncertainty – but also of high dynamic and significant market opportunities.
Thanks to systematically developed scenarios concerning market environments, companies dispose of the description of single possible futures as well as of a map, which shows different development possibilities. Dr. Alexander Fink describes the transfer of such scenarios into strategic decision processes in an article for the book “market and sales potentials”, written by Oliver Gansser and Bianca Krol from the “FOM University for Economics and Management”:
On the 26th and 27th of February 2015, the fourth DTIM conference, which is the leading German speaking event concerning the topics “Foresight and Disruptive Technologies”, took place in Berlin.