Speaker Introductions: Dr. Joachim Hasenmaier, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Boehringer Ingelheim

With 146 affiliates around the world in 103 different countries, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) has become a truly global enterprise. Founded in 1885, the research-driven pharmaceutical company has remained committed to innovation over the years, proven by its continued investment in research and development (R&D) – for example, around 20% of net sales in 2014 were re-invested in R&D. We...
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Speaker Introductions: Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken, Vice President Corporate R&D, AIXTRON SE

AIXTRON SE was founded in 1983 by employees of the Institute for Semiconductor Technology at RWTH Aachen for a market that did not yet exist. However, in just over 30 years, not only has the optoelectronics market itself developed, but AIXTRON has emerged as the global market leader. Given the company’s dedication to developing innovative technologies, we turned to Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken,...
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Interview: Minnesota Dept. of Employment & Economic Development on the advantages of investing in the business-friendly state

Recently named the #1 state for business in the United States by CNBC, Minnesota has become one of the top locations for manufacturers interested in producing high-quality, innovative products in the U.S. In this interview, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) tells us more about the state’s highly-skilled workforce, its emphasis on research and development...
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Speaker Introductions: Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President Governmental Affairs, BMW Group

In just over 100 years, BMW has made a name for itself as the only automobile and motorcycle manufacturer that focuses entirely on premium standards. In order to remain on top of its game, the BMW Group has built a production network that spans 5 continents, launched an innovation network comprised of research and technology centers around the world, and established its own sales...
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Interview: Virginia Beach Economic Development explains why manufacturers should set-up shop in the city

Virginia has a long-standing reputation for being one of the most business-friendly states in the U.S. The most populous city in the state, Virginia Beach, helps bolster this image and is recognized globally as one of the best places to do business in the country. According to Forbes Magazine, the city is also one of the top 10 cities leading American manufacturing growth. In this interview...
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