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Siemens CKI Conference 2019 | RWTH Aachen
Decarbonization meets Digitalization

This year’s conference will revolve around the topic of Decarbonization meets Digitalization - Energy systems getting more flexible. We will explore the chances and opportunities in the energy and building sector.

Digital advances in power consumption, emission reduction and energy storage are some of these opportunities. New technologies like hydrogen will contribute to the fight against climate change. The CKI Conference will put the spotlight on energy systems and give an insight into RWTH's and Siemens' research on hydrogen technologies, smart grids, new building technologies and blockchain data.

Come join us to explore and digitalize the energy sector!

For organizational information please see the menue on the right.

AGENDA (preliminary)

November 20th – Pre-evening get-together

  • We would like to invite all guests to join us for a small networking event on the evening before the conference with most of the speakers, Siemens employees as well as fellow RWTH representatives.

November 21st – CKI Conference

  • Keynotes by Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger (RWTH Rector) and Prof. Malte Brettel (RWTH Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations)
  • Tandem-Keynote by Prof. Armin Schnettler (SVP Research in Energy and Electronics, Siemens AG) and Prof. Günther Schuh (Director Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering, RWTH)
  • Dual Presentation by Prof. Stefan Niessen (Technology Field Leader for Energy systems, Siemens AG) and Prof. Wolfgang Prinz (Vice Chair of Fraunhofer FIT / Computer Science RWTH)
  • Dual Presentation by Dr. Rita Streblow (RWTH Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate) and Dr. Martin Kruska (Building Performance & Sustainability, Siemens AG)
  • Technical Workshop with Dr. Rita Streblow, Prof. Antonello Monti (RWTH) & Dr. Stefan Niessen (Siemens AG)
  • Lab Tour: IFHT and Innovation Factory
  • Start-up Pitch Challenge: Different start-ups from the RWTH Aachen ecosystem pitch their business cases to participate in the Siemens Start-up Interchange Program



Paricipation Pre-Evening get-together

Reserve your slot during the Morning Track (starting 9:30 am)

You are automatically registered for the Plenum Session during the afternoon.


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