On November 10 and 11, 2010, the 3rd ALTANA Innovation Conference was held in Wesel.
145 participants exchanged their know-how, while poster sessions and workshops - along with several technical presentations, CEO and CTO message, and strategy lectures – all helped to make the international meeting a top event. Participants at the ALTANA Innovation Conference exchanged experience and felt the innovation culture of the Group over the two days of the event. Besides the technical exchanges, the focus will also be on networking. As Dr. Georg F.L. Wiessmeier, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the ALTANA Group, states, “We want to connect the global know-how that exists in the company even more extensively, recognize new synergies and ultimately translate all this into new products.”
The highlight of the international event was the official recognition of the Group’s best innovation for the year with the “ALTANA Innovation Award”. As CTO Wiessmeier says of the Award, “Candidacy for the ALTANA Innovation Award is tied to a whole series of key features and other criteria. Hence, only innovations that are already achieving significant market sales are considered. The proposals must be based on an innovative concept, represent an economic benefit for ALTANA and involve advantages for the environment.” The winning team this year is from ECKART: Dr. Guenter Kaupp, Dr. Dirk Schumacher, Jens Depner, Michael Gruener and Dr. Ulrich Schmidt (click here).