RWTÜV contest for ideas "Innovation inside" 2023 enters the decisive phase

After the submission deadline on 22 October 2023, a community vote was held on all proposals submitted by the employees, and on 10 November, the Group's Innovation Advisory Board met at RWTÜV#Innovation.Network 2023 at the Essen headquarters.
Reinhard Willfort, Director of Research, Development & Innovation at ISN - Innovation Service Network, Prof Dr Barbara Albert, Rector of the University of Duisburg Essen, Prof Dr Hansgeorg Balthaus, former Chairman of the Administrative Board of RWTÜV e. V., Dr Rainer Baumgart, former Chairman of the Management Board of secunet AGV and former CEO of secunet AG, Benjamin and Christopher Hill, founders and Managing Directors of Siegen-based software manufacturer ensun GmbH, and Jens Koralewski from the communications agency korakom were invited and attended the meeting in person. Innovation manager Sebastian Trost from RWTÜV subsidiary ENOPLAN and Dr Bianca Schmitz from ESMT Berlin joined the event online.
After a brief introduction of the ISN by Reinhard Willfort, who accompanies the innovation process at RWTÜV with his company, Managing Directors Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner presented the most promising submissions to the attendees, optimally pre-sorted and prepared by RWTÜV trainee Jana Riedel and working students Olivia Grytzek and Benjamin Windau.
Many of the ideas being presented left a lasting impression on the committee. Excellent market knowledge and a deep understanding of the subject matter were often recognisable, so that an intensive discussion about market opportunities, implementation, suitable marketing strategy or target group potential developed in the round as if by itself!
Now the jury, made up of all the managing directors of the companies in the RWTÜV Group, has to make its judgement so that the proud winners can finally be presented. The countdown runs until 23 November 2023.

From left to right: Benjamin Windau (working student at RWTÜV GmbH), Dr Rainer Baumgart (former CEO of secunet AG), Jens Koralewski (korakom), Benjamin and Christopher Hill (Managing Directors of ensun), Fabian Fechner (Managing Director of RWTÜV GmbH), Prof. Dr. Hansgeorg Balthaus (former Chairman of the Advisory Board of RWTÜV e.V.), Prof Dr. Barbara Albert (Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen), Reinhard Willfort (Managing Director of ISN); online: Sebastian Trost (ENOPLAN Innovation Manager) and Dr Bianca Schmitz (ESMT Berlin); Thomas Biedermann (Chairman of the Management Board of RWTÜV GmbH) and Jana Riedel (trainee at RWTÜV GmbH).

Congratulations, Van Ameyde!

The Greek company Kalimbassieris Maritime (KM) is now part of our subsidiary VAI. The partnership strengthens VAI's position as a market leader in the sector and expands VAI's presence in the Suez Canal region, which is hugely important for global transport.

Kalimbassieris Maritime is an international consulting and insurance services provider offering claims management, surveying, and IT services for maritime transport and marine insurance in Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Egypt. The most prominent clients are international providers of goods transport insurance and insurance for ships in the event of an accident. In addition, Kalimbassieris handles insurance claims on yachts and provides local transport insurance (cargo).

Our colleague Piet Middelkoop, CEO of Van Ameyde, sums it up like this: "Both companies expect more than 'business as usual' through this cooperation. With this commitment, we can take the portfolio of offerings, the reach and the quality of service to a new level for our customers, as well as those of Kalimbassieris." The involvement opens up a strong presence in the Eastern Central and Black Sea, and Kalimbassieris gains access to VAI's service platforms with their innovative technologies and can promote the digital transformation of their own product portfolio."

That's what we call a classic win-win situation! Congratulations, VAI and KM!

Laura Lipp takes over as Managing Director at RWTÜV subsidiary G + N Consult

(August 2023, Düsseldorf/Essen) Since August 2023, civil engineer Laura Lipp has been managing the business of the project management company G+N Consult Baumanagement GmbH in Düsseldorf. "On the one hand, it is a generational change, but on the other hand it is a sign of continuity and reliability. For our customers as well as for our employees. I have full confidence in Laura Lipp's abilities to successfully continue the company with the values of G+N Consult and to set the right course for the upcoming and new tasks," explains Roland Nix as founder of the 30-year-old company and now outgoing managing director.
"We think and act in the same direction, we have noticed that in our cooperation on our joint projects," says the 30-year-old Lipp, who has already been working for the company in various positions since 2011, most recently as senior project manager. Roland Nix will accompany the transition to the new management in the coming weeks and months. At the same time, however, the generational change that has been heralded is also intended to mark the dawn of New Work in construction management. "We are using the change to be able to implement some structural changes, new ways of working and creative ideas with fresh momentum," plans Lipp.

Lipp earned her Master of Engineering with a focus on construction management from RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden in 2017. In the past, she has managed office and retail projects, the refurbishment and restoration of the public areas of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and other special properties. 
G+N Consult has been part of the RWTÜV Group's Energy & Environment division since 2019. "We are particularly pleased to welcome Laura Lipp as another female executive at management level! In addition to continuity and competence in succession planning, the promotion of diversity in our Group is particularly close to our hearts," comments RWTÜV Managing Director Fabian Fechner on the appointment.

Laura Lipp (l.) succeeds Roland Nix (r.) (Photo: G+N Consult)

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