October 19-20, 2021
Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 19-20, 2021
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 5th Edition of R&D Innovation Conference 2021 brings together R&D leaders, experts, VPs, and CxOs, to discuss the latest innovations in Research & Development: Open Innovation, "New Normal", Crisis Driven Innovation, Impact of Digital Technologies, and many more.

Participating Companies

2021 Highlighted Discussion Topics:

Open Innovation

"New Normal"

Crisis Driven Innovation

Impact of Digital Technologies

Key attendee titles include:

C-Level: CEOs, COOs, CTOs, General Directors, Chief Innovation Officers

Global Heads, Heads of, EVPs, SVPs, VPs of:

  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Project Controlling
  • Product Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Corporate Development
  • Quality Management
  • R&D Analytics
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability

Key topics include the latest innovative trends from the following themes:

  • What can we learn from COVID-19?
  • Post-COVID R&D Innovation
  • R&D and Innovation challenges in a digital age
  • Improving new product development
  • Transformational Innovations to enable Energy Transition, Digitalization and Sustainability
  • R&D Portfolio Management
  • The future of R&D and Innovation
  • Ecosystem innovation approaches
  • Lean start-up mindset
  • Open Innovation
  • Ecosystem innovation for Sustainability
  • AI implementation in R&D


Ahmet Emre Acar

Principal Advisory Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Germany

Sameer Rane

Head of EMEA & APAC Sales Strategy
Indeed.com, Ireland 

Carlos de Castro

VP of Quality & Continuous Improvement
ABB Electrification, Switzerland

Adriana Lakatosova

Platform Strategist
ING, Netherlands

Brent Wong

Operations Expert
Former VW, Ford & GE, Germany

Luisella Giani

EMEA Head of Industry and Strategy
Oracle, Italy

Matthias Will

Matthias Will Consulting, Germany

Arjan Rensma

Guest Lecturer
Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship,

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Schimpf

Managing Director
Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research | Director
Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design, Pforzheim University, Germany

Nicolas Bry

Innovation Booster for Orange Africa
Orange, France

Filippo Larceri

Manager of Innovation Excellence
Trouw Nutrition, Netherlands



NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Amsterdam, Netherlands


NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees and speakers at the R&D Innovation Conference 2021.

Our priority is the safety of our participants, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety.

The safety and well-being of our customers and our people are of utmost importance, and we are following all travel and health advisories from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and all respective National Health Authorities.

Event Frontiers is also working with all event venues to implement precautionary measures and contingency plans for all events that we run.

These include extra hygiene measures including sanitization stations at reception and the widespread availability of anti-bacterial disinfectants throughout the course.

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