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, October 29!

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

Industry trends and IP environment self-propelled vehicles
& and e-mobility in Korea

Dr. Dae-Kern Kang and Dae-Woong Noh (Fa. Kim & Chang)

South Korea is one of the largest producers of cars. As in most other countries, developments in the field of autonomous driving and newer drive systems, such as electric and fuel cell drive systems, play a major role here. The first part of the presentation will focus on current projects and activities of Korean companies as well as on measures taken by the Korean government in these areas.

Patents are often used to assess the innovative strength of a company. In the second part of the lecture, the general trend in patent applications for self-driving vehicles as well as the patent-related synergy effects of a joint venture with the participation of a Korean company will be shown by means of patent analysis examples. Furthermore, patent portfolios of Korean and Japanese fuel cell vehicle manufacturers are examined.

Dae-Woong Noh

  • is a patent attorney in the Mechanical Practice at Kim & Chang.
  • he has specialized in IP litigation and prosecution in the areas of automotive technology, semiconductor testing devices, MEMS technology, machine tools, etc.

Dr. Dae-Kern Kang

  • is a senior advisor in Kim & Chang's Mechanical Practice
  • His technical background is in production technology and facilities, FEM simulation, and robotics.

The event starts at 12:00 am.
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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 To the meetup on 29/10/2020

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