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Innovation Managers Forum hosted by

September 23rd 2016, Darmstadt
Merck Innovation Center

  About HYPE's Regional Forums

HYPE's Regional Innovation Forums are round tables  focused on innovation management. They are designed for impact, and encourage the sharing of successes and failures at innovation, so participants can learn and advance towards their goals. You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and with deeper business connections.

At this event, we will speak English!

The event is booked out. However, if you are interested, you may submit the registration form anyway. If space frees up, we'll let you know asap!




Andreas Schindler

Director IT ideation, Innovation & Technology Foresight at Merck


Christoph Sohn

Enterprise Innovation Consultant at HYPE Innovation     


Sven Edgren

Head of Innovation Management at DNV GL - Maritime


Elke Euler-Horn

Marketing Manager Innovation
at Eckes-Granini Group



Before the forum on  Thursday  evening at 7:00 pm there will be a get-together, including drinks & finger food. The tour through the Innovation Center and a suprise under the heading of "Classic mobility" are waiting for you, too.

09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Christoph Hüls - Head of Innovation Strategy at MerckBegrüßung
09:45 - 10:00 Maria Wenning - Events Manager at HYPE Welcome and Agenda
10:00 - 10:30 Marc Monar - Enterprise Innovation Consultant at HYPETrends From the Field of Innovation Management
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Andreas Schindler - Director IT ideation, Innovation & Technology Foresight at MerckInnovation at Merck – 5 years working with Hype
12:00 - 13:00 Sven Edgren - Head of Innovation Management at DNV GL - MaritimeInnovation: it's more guts than glory
13:00 - 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Elke Euler-Horn - Marketing Manager Innovation at Eckes-Granini GroupIdeaTree - a reasonable contribution to Eckes-Granini's innovation culture?
14:45- 15:30 Christoph Sohn - Enterprise Innovation Consultant at HYPEBeyond Idea Sharing. Getting the Most from the Crowd.
15:30 - 16.30 Guided Tour through the Factory of Merck
16.30 - 17:30 Networking drinks

Companies that hosted  previous events




Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn about blue prints for success from experienced innovators


Share your experience with others


An intimate setting for honest discussion


Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals


Develop yourself as an expert in your field


It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy


Free swag, drinks and food at a fabulous location .

Venue and Hotel

The new Innovation Center is the driving force behind innovation and cultural change within the company. A modern working environment, flexible forms of organization, and lean processes coupled with curiosity, openness, and courage will facilitate innovations and bring them to life.

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Welcome Hotel near the venue. Referencing the keyword "HYPE Forum", you can book a room with a special discount for €119, including breakfast. The rooms are available until 28 days prior to the event.

Please wait for your registration confirmation before you contact the hotel.

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Frankfurter Straße 250,  64293 Darmstadt, Germany


"The event was sensational and above all very inspiring"
"Very professional - chapeau! "Family Gathering" describes it very well."
"There was a lot of room for personal exchange, but is was not too dominant! That's a good mix."
'Good to have academic insight. Inspiring new information. Challenges and how to work with that. Definitly very experienced".  On the keynote of John Bessant.
"Thank you! Loved the event! Great food!"
"Exellent - Not only to network on a business level but also as an information exhange regarding the HYPE Platform."