Design Practice Speaker Series

Dr. Soeren Striepe - Magna International

Friday 5th February 2021 at 13:00 (GMT/UTC)

Join us for this webinar with Dr. Soeren Striepe on Open Innovation. This webinar is presented by the Design Practice SIG.

Open innovation is a business management model for innovation that promotes collaboration with people and organizations outside the company. In this sense, it is an alternative to the conventional method of doing innovation where information must stay within the company in a silo mentality and the secrecy traditionally associated with corporate R&D culture (“closed innovation”).

Dr. Striepe will be introducing an example of applying this concept, as a basis for a discussion with the attendees about enablers, benefits and challenges. 

Soeren Striepe 
Senior Manager 
Corporate Engineering and R&D
Manga International

Dr. Soeren Striepe is currently a Senior Manager with Magna International’s Corporate Engineering and R&D team. Striepe’s focus is on advanced electric propulsion technologies, particularly on batteries and other energy storage technologies. In this role he is also engaging within Magna’s corporate Open Innovation and Technology Scouting activities with universities, R&D institutions and startup companies from around the world.

Striepe has more than 20 years of expertise in R&D, product development, engineering, manufacturing and business development in the global automotive industry with Magna and previously with Volkswagen AG. 

Throughout his career, in project management and technical leadership functions, Striepe has been a part of project teams that successfully developed and introduced a variety of advanced powertrain products to the market. 

Striepe received his Advanced Engineering Degree from the University of Kassel, Germany.

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