Under the motto “Smart minds.Smart solutions,” the two-day ebm-papst Innovation Forum was held in May. A total of 170 accredited visitors from all over Germany accepted the invitation to come to Mulfingen and discuss the refrigeration and air conditioning sector’s latest developments.Twenty-five presentations from experts in the sector provided plenty of input.
Three different perspectives
The Innovation Forum traditionally offers a variety of perspectives and therefore, both speakers from independent institutes and ebm‑papst customers had their slot on the agenda.The event was rounded out by presentations on the technology leader from Mulfingen’s latest products and system solutions – but the fundamentals were also featured.
The presentations on May 21 and 22 focused on topics such as decentralized residential ventilation, innovative approaches to ventilation technology, digitalization, building information modeling, psychoacoustics, supermarket refrigeration and energy efficiency.Completely new applications such as the “particulate matter-eater” from Mann+Hummel and carbon dioxide filter from Climeworks were also presented.
Innovation as an opportunity
“Innovation means change, but change is not bad per se – we view innovation as an opportunity.You must develop further and be open to innovation, otherwise you will not be a successful technology leader for long,” said Martin Schulz, the new head of sales, to describe ebm papst’s motivation for innovating.
It’s a tradition
The Innovation Forum at ebm-papst is a tradition: in 2019, it was held for the eighth time. The format features a mixture of external and independent experts, product innovations from ebm-papst and stimulating discussions. The event is the opportunity for an intensive exchange of information on developments and applications, and is also an appropriate framework for networking.