NRW.Global Business Japan Fireplace WebTalk “Production Technology and DX: Solutions from RWTH Aachen University - New Approaches and Opportunities for German Japanese Business Cooperation"

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NRW.Global Business Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of the Trade and Investment Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, presents the Fireplace WebTalk “Production Technology and DX: Solutions from RWTH Aachen University - New Approaches and Opportunities for German Japanese Business Cooperation”. Come, explore, and discuss the opportunities of the digital transformation in industry.

Digital transformation (DX) in industry has made big progress through Germany’s Industrie 4.0 and Japan’s Society 5.0 as well as other such initiatives. New digital technologies, built on greatly improved hardware and software, make interconnection, information transparency, inter-connectivity, technical assistance, and decentralized decisions possible, leading to major changes to how our industrial production system and business models work.

RWTH Aachen University, Germany’s leading technical university based in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is at the forefront of shaping the digital transformation in industry, cooperating closely with industrial partners from all over the world, educating Germany’s brightest engineers and enabling startup entrepreneurs in creating value through innovation and business models making best use of state-of-the-art production and digital technologies.

We invite you to meet and explore digital transformation opportunities and challenges with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Gries, Director, RWTH Aachen Institute of Textile Technology, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Martin Plutz, Managing Director, oculavis GmbH, Aachen, Mr. Arash Rezaey, Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Textil Vernetzt (SME 4.0 Competence Center Networked Textiles) and other panelists from Germany and Japan.


Date: 2nd December 2021 (Thu.)
Time: 17.00 - 19.00 (JST) / 09.00 - 11.00 (CET) 
Location: Zoom Meeting Room
Language: English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation) 
free of charge

Please register latest by 29th November (Mon.) 24.00 (JST) / 16.00 (CET)

Hosted by: NRW.Global Business Japan  (NRW Japan K.K.)

Program <JST>
17:00 - 17:20 Welcome, Guidance & Introduction
Georg K. Löer, Representative Director & President, NRW Japan K.K. / NRW.Global Business Japan

17:20 - 17:45 "RWTH Aachen as a Leader of Digitalization for Industry"
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries, Chair of Textile Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Textile Technology (ITA), RWTH Aachen University

17:45 - 18:05 "The remote age is rising: how augmented reality is transforming industrial operations"
Martin Plutz, Founder & Managing Director, oculavis GmbH

18:05 - 18:25 "Methodical Digital Transformation (DX): Success Stories in Textiles Production"
Arash Rezaey, M.Sc., Scientific Staff, Textile Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Textile Technology (ITA), Competence Center Textil vernetzt

18:25 - 18:45 "Case Study of Industry-Academia Collaboration - Schneider Technologies GmbH + Co. KG and RWTH Aachen University"
Michael Heinl, Sales Manager, Schneider Technologies GmbH + Co. KG 

18:45 - 19:00 Panel Discussion 

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Best regards,

Georg Löer
Representative Director & President 
NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.