Success factors and successful practices in Technology Management 2024/25

Manufacturing companies in various industries are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate themselves from the competition in the long term due to changing conditions: Digital transformation, increasing sustainability requirements and external disruptions are challenging management skills. Despite - or perhaps because of - these challenges, technologies and innovations probably offer the most sustainable contribution to differentiation in global competition. A company's ability to systematically develop and defend technological competitive advantages in this dynamic environment will become critical to success in the future.

With the consortium benchmarking "Success Factors and Successful Practices in Technology Management", we therefore want to find out which approaches really work in practice, what the "top performers" do differently and what manufacturing companies of all sizes can learn from them. We would like to address the following questions in particular:

  • What digitalization potential do successful companies use to streamline their technology management processes?
  • How do successful companies contribute to achieving their sustainability goals with their technology management?
  • Which organizational models for technology management are successful in practice?

When designing the empirical questionnaire study, you as part of the consortium set the focus according to your interests. After the statistical evaluation, you have the opportunity to determine your individual position in comparison with the benchmark. During company visits, you will learn from the approaches of the "top performers" in a trusting, bilateral exchange. At the same time, we offer you the opportunity to exchange challenges and ideas with other consortium partners and to transfer what you have learned to your company.

We would like to invite you to join us on this journey and find answers to your company-specific questions on the management of technological innovations!


Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for networked, adaptive production. Its clients come from the entire manufacturing industry - from aerospace technology, the energy sector or the automotive industry and its suppliers, machine tool manufacturing, optics, medical technology biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Innovation Factory

The Innovation Factory is your contact for the interdisciplinary implementation of innovations at RWTH Aachen Campus. It actively supports maximizing the potential of your innovation through its commercialization.