Invite Science Day 2024

Innovations, Visions, & Technologies 2024

On June 24th INVITE opens the doors for a one-day event where young INVITE scientists & engineers give insight into their current research.

All cooperation partners of INVITE are invited to join, get an overview on the newest areas of innovation in the respective research areas and get in touch with the young talents to discuss with them their newest research results.

Moreover, our partners from all INVITE research areas will be joining. Our partners are industrial & academic experts with a background of engineering or science, as well as decision makers from the pharmaceutical and life science industry, all of them actively pushing innovation in their area of responsibility.

You are invited to join and benefit from this great opportunity for exchange and networking.

Confirmed speakers are:

Key Notes:

  • Climate Action and Sustainability Accounting - Anna Katharina Meyer - Founder of Finding Sustainia (hybrid)
  • Current Trends in Robotics & Outlook on Humanoid Robots - Dr.-Ing. Werner Kraus, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation, Department Head - Robot & Assistive Systems (hybrid)

Drug Delivery:

  • Nanoscaled Drug Delivery Systems - Concepts, Characteristics and Challenges - Prof. Dr. Karsten Mäder, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Pharmacy (hybrid)
  • Continuously From Granules to Tablets - Aspects of Process Design - Dr.-Ing. Jens Bartsch, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Solids Process Engineering (hybrid)
  • Pharmaceutical Blister Packages: Quantitative Online-Leakage Detection - Anna Márton, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)
  • Large Language Models in Formulation & Process Development Data Utilization - Rakulan Sivanesapillai & Torben Cichon, Bayer Pharma AG (hybrid)
  • DDIC Research Labs Tour (onsite)

Smart Automation:

  • Industrial Approaches to Digitalisation & Automation Strategies: Use Cases on Roadmap Development - Dr. Carl-Helmut Coulon, INVITE GmbH, Head of Future Manufacturing Concepts (hybrid)
  • Implementation of a robot in a pharmaceutical lab environment - Marius Kling, INVITE GmbH, Future Manufacturing Concepts (hybrid)
  • Digital Transformation in the FutureLab.NRW: A Balancing Act between Research and Routine - Max Jochums, IUTA (hybrid)
  • Flexible Lab Robotics - Jan Wiggeshoff, INVITE GmbH, Future Manufacturing Concepts (hybrid)
  • Innovative Crop Field Inspection using Walking Robots - Nisargkumar Panchal, INVITE GmbH, Future Manufacturing Concepts (hybrid)
  • Energy-efficient & modular compressed air systems with MTP - Akshita Jain, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability and Innovation (hybrid)
  • Robotics & Lab Automation - Demo (onsite)
  • Digital Showcase Center - Demo (onsite)

Sustainability Research:

  • Process-X: Digitalization as a Crucial Cornerstone for Cross-Industry Sustainability Contributions - Christine Oro Saavedra, NAMUR General Manager & Nils Weber, Bayer AG (hybrid)
  • Creating an Environment of Inclusion to drive Innovation and Sustainability in Parma - Sesethu Dowiasch, Rockwell / ISPE SIG-Women in Pharma (hybrid)
  • Soil Degradation of Microplastics - Eva-Maria Teggers, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)
  • Adsorption of Active Ingredients in Soil - Bram Geysels, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)
  • Application of Bioeconomy in Agrochemical Industry - Philipp Bertelmann, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)
  • Fully Recyclable Monoblister Packaging in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Jan Pech, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)
  • Heat Integration Network - Hadi Ghamlouch, INVITE GmbH, Sustainability & Innovation (hybrid)

Please, check this page for updated information & the final program. Please use the link below to
register in advance for the event (do not use Google Chrome as browser for registration; check your spam folder for confirmation e-mail; in case you miss receiving a conformation e-mail, please register again using another browser):

Online Registration

Please safe the date (June 24th, 2024) for this event.

INVITE is a Public-private partnership of Bayer, TU Dortmund University, and HHU Düsseldorf founded in 2010.

Experts bridge the remeaning gap between academic insights and industrial applications. INVITE is the

  • Research center for innovative production technologies with a focus on smart automation, formulation technology and sustainability research.
  • leads the Drug Delivery Innovation Center, an open consortium between partners from the pharmaceutical industry, machine and service providers, and academia.