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Special lunch event "A Success Story of Collaboration between Germany's Academia and Industry: How Startups of RWTH Aachen University are disrupting Germany's Automobile Industry"

  • 2017/10/23


Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmachtenberg

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), one of Germany's top technical universities and a member of the elite German Excellence Universities, represents German Engineering Excellence and is the top recipient of funding from Industry in Germany. Engineers from Aachen work in all leading industries, especially in the German car industry. Now RWTH is in the midst of a revolution that is disrupting Germany's automobile industry.

Streetscooter GmbH and e.GO Mobile AG - if these names do not ring a bell, you better look twice at startups from Aachen, Germany's most promising and exciting electric vehicle manufacturers. Streetscooter, established by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh in 2010, was acquired by Deutsche Post DHL in 2014. E.GO Mobile, was founded by Prof. Dr. Schuh in 2015 and will shortly start production.

Academic excellence, engineering spirit and business sense: Hear the success story of RWTH Aachen University, creating the ideal ecosystem, attracting global talent and partnering with industry from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmachtenberg, Rector of RWTH Aachen University, who has lead the university to its place among the top technical universities in Germany, Europe and into international partnerships.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmachtenberg, Rector of RWTH Aachen University since 2008, graduated with a Diploma Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), received his Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University (1985). Previously, he was Professor and Chair of Polymer and Materials Technology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and RWTH Aachen Universities.

He is President-Elect CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Enginee- ring Education and Research, 10/2014 -), was - to name a few - President of the IDEA League (2014-2015), Member of the Supervisory Board Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (2012-2016), President of TU9 German Institutes of Technology (2010-2013) and is a member of acatech (German Academy of Technical Sciences, since 10/2009).


Date: 2017/10/23 12:00-14:00
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo - Room Conway 27F
Organiser: AHK Japan, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo, DWIH Tokyo, NRW Japan K.K.
Registration: Please register here until 2017/10/16 (fist come, first served basis)

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