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Get your ticket! 21-22 November: ZAL Innovation Days 2017

13.11.2017News about Hamburg Aviation

The ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research will be holding its inaugural conference on innovation at the ZAL TechCenter on 21-22 November 2017. The topics focus on New Ways of Collaboration, Innovative Research Strategies and Future Technologies.

In the world’s most recent and advanced aviation research center, we will provide you with two days full of thrilling presentations, interactive workshops and guided tours as well as lots of space for breakout sessions, networking and an evening event for even more inspiring exchange. We address an international audience across industries and support a mutual benefit concerning the exchange of innovating concepts.

The event will feature some exceptional keynote speakers. Confirmed speakers:

  • Susan Ying, PhD, Chief Integration Officer // Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China & President International Council of Aeronautical Science
  • Andy Anderson, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Technology Office // Airbus
  • Dr. Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology and Innovation // Bombardier Aerospace
  • Thierry Rouge Carrassat, CTO // Zodiac Aerospace
  • Stefan Gotthardt, Ambassador to the Digital:Lab Berlin // Volkswagen
  • Prof. Peter Chivers, Chief Executive Officer // National Composites Centre
  • Dr. Johann Hoffelner, Chief Scientific Officer // Linz Center of Mechatronics
  • Peter Fröschle, Chief Executive Officer // ARENA2036
  • Prof. Knut Koschatzky, Head of Competence Center Policy - Industry - Innovation // Fraunhofer ISI
  • Dr. Stefan Rief, Head of Competence Center Workspace Innovation, Fraunhofer IAO
  • Prof. Hans Koller, Head of Institute of Technology and Innovation Management // Helmut Schmidt University
  • Lars Thomsen, Chief Futurist // future matters
  • Odet Israeli, Vice President Marketing // Mindspace


  • Best Practice on Collaboration Platforms
  • Gamification
  • Disruptive Innovations
  • Corporate Innovation Outside-In: Working with Start-Ups
  • Robotics
  • UAVs

ZAL Innovation Days 2017

21-22 November 2017

ZAL TechCenter Hamburg

Further Information will follow soon. Contact: innovationdays(at)

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