Transform the European Process Industries
Results of the 4th International Workshop on Innovation and Production Management in the Process Industries (IPM2022)
With the European Green Deal, the European Commission expresses its strong commitment to transform Europe to the first climate-neutral continent. More and more stakeholders consider the transformation of the industry as inevitable. Incremental changes will not be enough to achieve CO2-neutrality and keep the European process industries competitive at the same time.
Challenges in the implementation phase:
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels (SPIRE): “The European Process Industries towards climate neutrality, circularity and competitiveness: Activities and insights from the SPIRE network and Processes4Planet program”
Innovation and production management level
Prof. Dr. Koteshwar Chirumalla (MDU), Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lager (MDU) and Mikael Ankerfors (AFRY): "Exploring sustainability integration and digitalization of the company innovation work process for non-assembled products"
Prof Dr Hannes Utikal (Chair), Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Center for Industry and Sustainability (ZIN), Germany, Journal of Business Chemistry, email@example.com
Prof Dr Jens Leker, University of Muenster, Institute of Business Administration at the department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Germany, Journal of Business Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Dr Dr Thomas Lager, Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden, email@example.com
Prof Dr Koteshwar Chirumalla, Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Dr Ralf Ehret, Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Germany, Journal of Business Chemistry, email@example.com
Dr Florian Ausfelder, DECHEMA e.V., Germany, Department Energy and Climate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Marcel Loewert, Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Center for Industry and Sustainability (ZIN), Germany, Journal of Business Chemistry, email@example.com
Janine Heck, Provadis School of International Management and Technology, Center for Industry and Sustainability (ZIN), Germany, Journal of Business Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org
The third International Workshop on Innovation and Production Management in the Process Industries (IPM2019)
Association for Chemistry and Economics (VCW) Annual Conference 2020: The CO2-neutral chemical industry 2050
The fifth International Workshop on Innovation and Production Management in the Process Industries will take place in December 2023 in Osaka in collaboration with the ISPIM conference
The overall philosophy of this “by invitation only”- workshop is to provide a forum for scholars researching the process industries and the transformation to CO2-neutrality, and to develop and share knowledge in interaction with industry professionals.
For whom is the participation of interest?
Experts in the field of process technology, operational excellence, sustainable business transformation, business development and innovation management
Professors, Post-Doc Researchers & PhD-Students with a focus on innovation management, technology management, sustainable business transformation and sustainable business models
Europe wants to become CO2 neutral - as early as possible, but by 2050 the latest. This goal requires a fundamental transformation of the economy and society. The process industry and its partners are crucial to the success of this transformation: together, we can develop new markets through innovative solutions, save energy and raw materials, replace fossil CO2 sources and increasingly use CO2 as a resource as well.
The Cluster Process4Sustainability - a network of companies in the process industry, research institutions and societal innovation partners - aims to proactively shape this transformation. We translate the major goal of CO2 neutrality into tangible steps for individual companies and its specific local conditions.
We want the transformation to succeed.
Based at the Industrial Park Frankfurt Höchst, we offer companies practical knowledge about the levers of CO2 neutrality, new markets and innovative business models. We create future markets by connecting the demand side with solution providers.
We see ourselves as a partner for business, science, politics and society on the road to climate neutrality and are supported by the Hessian state government and the European Regional Development Fund.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Mälardalen University (MDH) is Sweden’s largest university college with around 20 000 students and 950 employees. MDH students read courses and study programmes in Business, Healthcare, Engineering, Design and Communication, Economics, and Education. At MDH, research is conducted in six research specialisations that promote knowledge and development, for Swedish industry and peoples’ welfare: Future Energy, Healthcare and Welfare, Embedded Systems, Industrial Engineering and Management, Innovation and Product Realisation, and Educational Sciences and Mathematics. The research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent. MDH is one of Sweden’s foremost HEIs in terms of collaboration, which is a natural part of the University’s DNA. MDH enjoys a close collaboration with the private and public sectors, which contributes towards the better health of people and a more sustainable planet. MDH operates many centres of expertise and collaboration platforms. The Arena for Health and Welfare Engineering, Automation Region, Mälardalen Industry Technology Center, the Sörmland Contract are some of the prominent ones. The university college has formally conferred to university status in the beginning of the next year 2022.
Institute of Business Administration, University of Muenster
The interdisciplinary Institute of Business Administration engages in research, teaching and practice to convey a scientific approach to business-related problems in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The institute has a literature data bank on “Business Chemistry”, a company archive for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and also publishes the Journal of Business Chemistry. The research area of corporate rating and strategy evaluation is concerned particularly with assessing creditworthiness, crisis management and the evaluation of strategic manoeuvres. With respect to teaching, up-to-date case studies are applied, in order to familiarise students with the application of theoretical knowledge.
As a member of the "European Case Clearing House" (ECCH), the institute has access to case studies of the Harvard Business School, the London Business School and other internationally recognised management schools.