R&D Intelligence Center

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Campus GmbH/Braun

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Turning Data into Productivity

Our vision is to make structured and unstructured data accessible for research and development in order to increase innovation productivity. In the context of manufacturing companies, this will include a data-supported derivation of insights about the market, the customers and the production to derive requirements for future products as well as the facilitation of targeted development processes. The relevant data will be extracted from the market, development and production cycles.

The R&D Intelligence Center organizes knowledge exchange between experts and will allow your company to take the next step in close collaboration with partners from academia and industry with the aim of

  • fostering a customer-centered product development and
  • forcing an acceleration of the product development process.
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Fields of action

In line with the overarching vision of the R&D Intelligence Center to utilize data to increase innovation productivity, the main focus is on the implementation of specific R&D use cases and an organizationally as well as technologically sustainable implementation.

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Service Offering of the R&D Intelligence Center

In addition to an inclusion in the RWTH Aachen Campus ecosystem, the service offering facilitates knowledge exchange and best practice sharing within our community, as well as collaborations in consortial and bilateral projects. While the aim of knowledge exchange is mainly focusing on generating new impulses within your company, the objective of consortial projects is the joint development of demonstrators. Bilateral projects focus on the concrete application of R&D Intelligence in your company.

Multiple companies bundle their know-how in consortial projects and share the costs – resulting in the implementation of research projects that would otherwise never have come to fruition. The members are involved in deciding on the technology topics and research topics for the coming years, utilize topic-specific further education offerings for their own personnel and include the generated knowledge for their internal innovation process.

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  • Access to the campus community
  • Use of the RWTH Aachen member logo
  • Temporary usage of shared desks
  • Booking of conference rooms
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Research & development

  • Consortial R&D projects
  • Benchmarking studies
  • Grants management
  • Annual R&D Intelligence audit
  • Involvement in the selection of center topics
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  • Work group participation
  • Participation in the annual conference & congress
  • Access to Campus Extranet
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Further Education

  • Seminar offerings
  • Webinar offerings
  • Hosting of in-house training sessions
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  • Consultancy services (management workshops etc.)
  • Development of tools and demonstration aides
  • Access to campus infrastructure and experts

R&D Intelligence Congress on 04 & 05 November 2020 in Aachen

We bring together experts, managers, practitioners and scientists at the R&D Intelligence Congress and put a special focus on active networking. Benefit from impulses and concrete case studies from our top speakers and get to know our work as well as the individual cooperation possibilities on 4 & 5 November 2020 in Aachen.

The congress focuses on current topics of data use in research and development. Key areas are market intelligence, smart product development as well as organizational and technological implementation of digital transformation. Data-based knowledge about the customer as well as the product usage for a more customer-centered product development are the focus in the area of market intelligence. By smart product development we focus on the data-based support of development activities. Thus, the focal point of the event is how is market, development and production data successfully used with regard to R&D.

We look forward to your participation. Of course, we will take various precautions to comply with health and hygiene measures.


  • What innovation potential exists in the systematic evaluation and use of market and product data?
  • How can development activities be successfully supported by data-based methods & tools?
  • What are successful approaches for digital transformation in technical business areas?

Two-day programme

  • Impulses and case studies from practice and research
  • Networking with numerous industry contacts
  • Access to relevant solution providers
  • Interactive breakout sessions
  • Extraordinary event location at Aachen’s Tivoli
  • Excursion to a company in the Aachen region


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Dr.-Ing. Christian Dölle
Center Director
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-27568
Mobile: +49 (0)151 43184343
E-Mail: c.doelle@wzl.rwth-aachen.de
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Jan Koch, M.Sc.
Center Director
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-27566
Mobile: +49 (0)151 43154355
E-Mail: jan.koch@wzl.rwth-aachen.de