The ika-Meetup Series of Events


One of the greatest challenges of our time, shaping the mobility of the future, is the focus of ika-Meetups. Launched in March 2018 with the focus on "Automated Driving", they have firmly established themselves in the scientific calendar of events on the RWTH campus. At the beginning of this year the topic "E-Mobility" was added.

Like their role models in Silicon Valley, the ika Meetups are also characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, in which the participants eagerly discuss the topic over snacks and drinks after each lecture and expand their personal network

The speakers are proven experts from research and industry who present current research and development topics. The lectures do not have the character of a purely scientific specialist lecture and it is important that, in addition to the technical solution, practical applications are also presented.

In addition to experts from the automotive sector (engineering colleagues as well as scientific and technical staff), the target group naturally includes students from the RWTH and FH Aachen and interested citizens from the city region.

Thanks to sponsoring by fka GmbH, admission, snacks and drinks are free of charge.

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The next ika-Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 23!

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Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

Reinventing the wheel
Why the Silicon Valley is reinventing the automobile and if this can actually work

Christian Roth (fka SV)

For some years now, Silicon Valley has also been a technology region in which the mobility of the future is being shaped. Frequently, the IT-influenced companies and start-ups pursue new ideas with a different perspective than the established automotive industry. For some time now, Christian Roth has been observing current trends for the fkaSV in connection with automated, networked and electric vehicles, such as new technological approaches or disruptive business models that are emerging in Silicon Valley. In his lecture he will highlight how the automobile is seen there and what new ideas this view leads to.

[Foto: Christian Roth]

Christian Roth

  • is Managing Director of fka SV in San Jose, California
  • deals with the observation of current mobility technologies in Silicon Valley


The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.
Registration is requested.

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Damian Backes M.Sc.
Manager Research Area Energy Management & Drivetrains
+49 241 80 25420


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