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Innovation Managers Forum hosted by

September 27th 2018
Leverkusen, Germany


HYPE Forum for Innovation Managers

HYPE's Regional Innovation  Forums are 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 in the EIC Team at HYPE Innovation

Lorenz Kramer from Covestro

Lorenz Kramer

Innovation Excellence Manager at Covestro

Jenny Karras

Jenny Karras

Senior Product Manager at Volkswagen Financial Services

Daniel Kaesmayr

Daniel Käsmayr

Project Manager "Idea Management & Crowdsourcing" at BASF

Claudio Flocke

Claudio Flocke

Legal Project Manager
at Linklaters

Nicola Steinigen

Nicola Steinigen

Marketing Communications Advisor at Linklaters

Agenda - More details to come soon

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome & Agenda
09:15 - 09:45 EIC presentation - to be announced soonOliver Tillack, HYPE
09:45 - 10:30 Innovation at CovestroLorenz Kramer, Covestro
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 To be announced soon Jenny Karras, VW Financial Services
11:45 - 12:30 To be announced soon Daniel Käsmayr, BASF
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Client's presentation Claudio Flocke and Nicola Steinigen, Linklaters
14:15 - 16:15 Open Space Technology8 topics determined by the participants for 2 sessions of 4 roundtables
16:15 - 16:30 Wrap-up
pictures of previous forums

Companies that hosted  previous forums

Logos of clients who hosted a HYPE regional forum



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

Covestro is welcoming us at their headquarters close to Cologne, Germany. 

Address: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60, 51373 Leverkusen

Accomodations suggestions:
Bayer Kasino Hotel
Lindner Hotel BayArena Leverkusen

Best Western Leoso Hotel Leverkusen
Hotel ibis Koeln Leverkusen

More hotels nearby on Booking.com.



Fill in the form below to register for the Regional Innovation Manager Forum on September  27th, in Leverkusen with Covestro.
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"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."