The challenge

Companies often have no access to external innovations, especially because they lack contact with start-ups and innovative suppliers. The main reasons being a lack of trust in innovators, not having an assigned person or the right processes for finding innovations and a closed innovation culture.

Our Solution

Comprehensive Innovation Management: we identify your company’s innovation needs and define appropriate search fields for suitable measures. Our scouts are looking for relevant product and process innovations on the market, evaluate the results with you and support you during the implementation.

Your success

IPM's "Innovation Scouting" provides you with efficient access to new, often cross-industrial sources of innovation. In addition your partners will have an incentive to actively and continuously introduce innovations.


The third Innovative Logistics Solution Day is currently being planned.  In close cooperation with Volkswagen Konzernlogistik the IPM is searching for innovative solutions for logistics processes.

The focus will be on the search fields:

  • Green & Fair Logistics

  • Future Concepts

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality

  • Smart Robots & Material Handling

  • Data Acquisition & Usage

  • 3D-Printing

  • Supply Chain Control & Communications

  • Vehicle Logistics

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20 "nominated top innovators" will be selected from all applicants. They are invited to a factory tour in order to learn about the concrete needs of action on site. In addition, the companies present their (adapted) logistics innovation to a committee of Volkswagen Konzernlogistik and IPM managers.

The committee selects 10 companies ("top innovators") which can look forward to potential pilot projects in the Volkswagen Group's plants.

The top innovators will present their logistics solutions to about 300 logistics managers of the Volkswagen Group at the Innovative Logistics Solutions Day 2019.


Your Contact:
Friederike Riedl
Project Manager

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