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Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the forum!
April 9th-12th, 2019 - Bonn, Germany
Kameha Grand Hotel

The Definitive Forum for Innovation Managers

The HYPE Forum is a leading event focused on innovation management. It’s culturally diverse, bringing attendees from across the globe, and across a wide array of industries together. It’s high impact and focuses on the sharing of success and failures at innovation so that everybody can learn and advance towards their goals. Over two days of carefully-crafted talks and workshops, you will come away feeling energized, armed with insights and deeper connections to those working as innovation practitioners.


We are proud to host a group of globally renowned HYPE-clients and industry experts who share insights from their innovation projects and discuss current challenges for their industries. All of our presenters have years of experience in creating breakthrough innovation and facilitating cultural change and collaboration throughout their companies.

Enno Scholz, CEO of HYPE Innovation

Enno Scholz

CEO & Co-Founder of HYPE Innovation

Frank Henningsen, Co-founder of HYPE Innovation

Frank Henningsen

COO & Co-Founder of HYPE Innovation

Colin Nelson, Consultant at HYPE Innovation

Colin Nelson

Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPE

Jaspar Roos

Jaspar Roos

Founding Partner
at Limpid & Co.

Mark Famy from Saint-Gobain

Mark Famy

Market Development Manager
at Saint-Gobain

David Willettts at Baxi Heating

David Willetts

General Manager
at Baxi Genuine Parts

Tarald Trønnes from Telenor

Tarald Trønnes

Internal Innovation Director
at Telenor

John Bessant

John Bessant

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Exeter

Nina Spiri from World of Medicine

Nina Spiri

Innovation Manager at W.O.M - World of Medicine  

Peter Westerhoff from W.O.M

Peter Westerhoff

Innovation Scout at W.O.M - World of Medicine  

Jillian Bejtlich

Jillian Bejtlich

CI Innovation Program Manager
at BAE Systems

Lauren Miller from CommScope

Lauren Miller

Director, Global Innovation
at CommScope



On Tuesday 9th April at 7.30 pm, there is a  get-together dinner on the Riverside at the Terrace of the Kameha Grand hotel.

For Wednesday and Thursday, we are looking forward to two days packed with presentations, workshops, and networking breakouts!

And, by popular demand, on Friday 12th April, we will offer an additional day for collaboration and project work with peers and your favorite HYPE contacts. This day is not a conference day, but rather an optional day to book time with HYPE people or partners, at the Kameha Grand in Bonn. 

Wednesday 10th April

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Welcome breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome, Purpose, AgendaMichel Meisterjahn - HYPE
09:10 - 09:30 HYPE Innovation in 2019Enno Scholz - HYPE
09:30 - 10:00 HYPE Roadmap
Frank Henningsen - HYPE
10:00 - 10:40 Corporate Gorrilla VS Corporate Guerrilla
Mark Famy, Saint-Gobain
10:40 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00 Chipping Away at Corporate Culture
David Willetts, Baxi Heating
12:00 - 12:40 How to Assess Your Maturity Level
John Bessant, University of Exeter
12:40 - 13:00 Posters session
13:00 - 14:15 Networking Lunch

14:15 - 16:15 Workshops, Roundtables & Seminars
More details below
16:15 - 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 - 17:20 Ignite - A Roller Coaster to Innovation
Tarald Trønnes, Telenor
17:20 - 18:00 Client's presentation
Nina Spiri & Peter Westerhoff from W.O.M
18:00 Networking cocktail, dinner and activities

Thursday 11th April

09:00 - 09:10 Introduction & Energizer
HYPE Innovation
09:10 - 09:50 To be announced soon
Colin Nelson - HYPE
09:50 - 10:30 Data - How to Measure What Matters
Jillian Bejtlich - BAE Systems
10:30 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:50 Client's presentation
Lauren Miller - CommScope
11:50 - 12:30 Client's presentation
To be announced soon
12:30 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
More details to come soon
13.45 - 14:15 Surprise!
More details to come soon
14:15 - 14:55 Client's presentation
To be announced soon
14:55 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:15 Workshops, Roundtables & Seminars
More details below
17:15 - 17:30 Conclusion
HYPE Innovation
19:00 Networking dinner for people staying on Friday

Workshops, Roundtables & Seminars - Day 1


Three workshops - 1 session of 105 min:
1. To be announced soon
2. To be announced soon
3. To be announced soon

Three roundtables & seminars - 2 sessions of 45 min:
1. To be announced soon
2. To be announced soon
3. To be announced soon

Workshops, Roundtables & Seminars - Day 2


Three workshops - 1 session of 105 min:
1. To be announced soon
2. To be announced soon
3. To be announced soon

Three roundtables & seminars - 2 sessions of 45 min:
1. To be announced soon
2.  To be announced soon
3. To be announced soon

Friday 12th April

The Forum is an intense and busy experience. That's why we've added an optional non-agenda day for those that wish to arrange meetings with fellow attendees or HYPE team members. You can book an appointment with a HYPE member or team for a demonstration, support, strategy discussion, or anything else that you require. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will schedule the meetings for you.

Six departments will be ready to meet you from 9:00  to 13:00:

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Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn 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 on the Rhine

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Venue and Hotel

The HYPE Innovation Managers Forum event will be held at the award-winning Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, overlooking the beautiful Rhine River.

As part of our conference package, we offer a discounted rate exclusive for INNOVATE 2019 Bonn delegates. We hope you will be inspired to reach new innovative heights by gathering in this beautiful surrounding.

We arranged a special price for our delegates at the Kameha Grand Hotel (219 € single room incl. breakfast, available on first serve basis until April, 25th 2019). The code is "HYPE INNOVATION 19," or you can click here.

There are plenty of other nice hotels in Bonn; click  here  to see some of them.



Am Bonner Bogen 1, 53227 Bonn, Germany


Regular Registration Rate: €700
Additional offer: if you register 2 people from the same company, you'll get a third extra ticket free.

Cancellation policy: If unfortunately you couldn't come, please let us know before January 29th, 2019 
and you will get repaid the full registration rate.
Cancellations after January 29th, 2019 won't be refunded and registration fee is due.



"Ideas are flowing. Every minute you are kind of involved in an innovation discussion which generates more and more energy around it."
"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."

"Tremendous conference!  Non stop sharing, exploring, and learning between all of the attendees.  Hype really creates a fantastic environment with a great mix of more formal, yet interactive, client presentations and panels, and informal gatherings."

"The event was sensational and above all very inspiring. Absolutely a must!"

"Good to have academic insight. Inspiring new information. Challenges and how to work with that. Definitly very experienced".