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HYPE Regional Forum for Innovation Managers

INSPIRE are forums designed for practitioners working in the field of innovation management. The Forums are hosted by HYPE clients at locations across the globe, with the aim of bringing together fellow professionals, to share their successes, setbacks, and learnings.
Participation is limited to a maximum of 30 people to ensure the discussion is focused, and everybody has a chance to collaborate fully.
You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and with new connections to fellow professionals.


Oliver Tillack
Oliver Tillack Director of Customer Success at HYPE Innovation
Daniel Kaesmayr
Daniel Käsmayr Innovation Manager at BASF
rainer lowack
Rainer Lowack Innovation Coordinator at GEA


09:00 09:10
Welcome Jessica Lopes, HYPE Innovation
09:10 09:40
EIC Presentation - TBA Oliver Tillack, HYPE Innovation
9:40 10:10
Innovation at BASF Daniel Käsmayr, BASF
10:10 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 11:20
GEA Innovation Front-End – Design, Roll-out, Performance Rainer Lowack, GEA
11:20 12:00
Workshop Introduction* The Innovation Manager Challenges
12:00 13:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 16:00
Innovation Manager Challenges Workshop* Work in small groups on solutions
16:00 16:15
Wrap-Up and Networking Jessica Lopes, HYPE Innovation

* In order to make sure that we are actively helping you overcoming difficulties, we are running a campaign on our community platform Connect & Learn, to collect your challenges as innovation managers and take the opportunity of the forum to work on them.

Each participant of the event and all of our clients are invited  to submit their challenges.

The schedule will be the following one:

  • We will collect challenges until September 10th included.
  • During the same period and until September 16th, the participants will be able to vote for the challenges they consider the most interesting to work on, and already submit ideas until September 24th.
  • Once the voting phase will be over, we will  select the most popular challenges to be worked on in small groups during the forum.

Extra Optional Activities

The day before the forum (September 24th) we offer two optional free activities:

    • A tour of BASF including a visit in their museum and a bus tour on their site in the afternoon. We will meet at 16:00 at the Visitor Center (Carl-Bosch-Straße 38, 67063 Ludwigshafen). To get a feeling for this activity, watch the video below:
  • A get-together dinner as an ice breaker to get to know each other before the forum. Closer to the event, meeting point and time will be communicated by email to the participations.

For both activities, please indicate if you would like to participate in the registration form at the bottom of this page. We also kindly ask you to let us know of any special diet or allergies you may have. Thank you.

Companies that hosted previous forums



Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program
Learn blueprints for success from experienced innovators
Share your experience with other innovation managers
Enjoy 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


BASF is hosting for the first time one of our regional forums in Germany, and we are delighted to welcome you in an inspiring space for an intensive day of learning and sharing.

If you need accomodations, here are some recommandations nearby:

There are other hotels in the same area, only a couple of minutes away by car from the venue.

basf meeting roomBASF Lean UX Studios
Käfertaler Str. 256, 68167 Mannheim


Fill in the form below to register for the Regional Innovation Managers Forum in Mannheim, with BASF, on September 25.
You will receive an email from us shortly after submitting your form.