The Future Workplace

People & Technology —
Co-workers or Counterparts?  

Thursday, September 19th, 2024
09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Sparkassenakademie Nordrhein-Westfalen
Burgplatz 1, 44263 Dortmund

Invitation to a network meeting for industrial engineers

We are delighted to invite you to this year's #FIED24 in Dortmund. After last year's success, in which over 150 participants from more than 90 different companies took part, we promise once again an inspiring event that takes a deep look into the world of industrial engineering.

To the agenda

Our highlights

  • More than 15 start-ups and speakers from industry and research present their innovations and latest findings
  • Keynotes and panel discussions offer insights into the future of the working world
  • The workshop format at Science Point shows how Motion-Mining® can be successfully implemented in research and teaching.

Invitation to a network meeting for industrial engineers

Transforming the workplace is an exciting opportunity for growth and development. Efficiency, ergonomics, sustainability, a high level of automation and AI-controlled processes are just a few of the keywords that define this change.
Where is the focus on people and where are they displaced? And is technology always a support or does it complicate the working world?

At #FIED24, we would like to answer these questions together with experts from logistics and production. We are discussing whether the high expectations at the workplace of the future can stand up to reality.

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Our program at #FIED24

09:00 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.
09:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Warm Welcome

Dr.-Ing. Sascha Feldhorst, MotionMiners

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote: Title to follow

Dr. Alexander Hüttenbrink, Kinexon

10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Keynote: Title to follow

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sascha Stowasser, ifaa - Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft e. V.

11:05 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Presentation of EXPO start-ups

Clover Optimization, Enabl, Evy Solutions, INLAI, Slapstack

11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
13:00 p.m. - 13:35 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Moderated by Tobias Herwig, Fischer Consulting & Podcast Fabrik der Zukunft


  • Alex Barber, Frontline Sidekicks
  • Prof. Sebastian Schlund, Fraunhofer Austria
  • Volker Sadowsky, BEUMER
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Track 1: Industrial Engineering in Research & Practice

Presentations from practice for practice. Moderated by Tobias Herwig, Fischer Consulting & Podcast Fabrik der Zukunft

1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Presentation: Title to follow

Tanja Grauf, DHL Innovation Center

2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Presentation: Title to follow

Prof. Sebastian Schlund, Fraunhofer Austria

2:35 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Presentation: Title to follow

Alex Barber, Frontline Siedekicks

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Presentation: Title to follow

Christian Lutz, Dachser

1:45pm - 4:00pm
Track 2: Motion Mining® in practice and teaching - Workshop

Moderated by Prof. Dr. Andreas Besse, Westphalian University

Within the Science Point, the focus is on Motion-Mining® in research and teaching. Christoph Petzold, BIBA Bremen, will give a keynote speech before discussing the use of Motion-Mining® within the university and institutional landscape within an integrative workshop led by Prof. Andreas Besse.

Due to the limited number of seats, an additional, free workshop ticket is required to participate in this track. You can do this directly when you register via Eventbrite acquire.

1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Key Note: Operator 5.0 — Intelligent work design by combining autonomous transport systems and sensory exoskeletons

Christoph Petzold, BIBA Bremen

2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Workshop: Insights into practice - Motion-Mining® technology in teaching

Prof. Dr. Andreas Besse, Westfälische Hochschule

  • How does Motion-Mining® work and what does practical data look like?
  • What use cases are there in teaching and how can they be used there?
  • How can the application be increased and improved in the future?
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote: Title follows

Philip Hitschler-Becker, Hitschler International GmbH & Co. KG

From 5:00 p.m.
Get-together & After-Work
Philip Hitschler-Becker

CEO, Hitschler International GmbH & Co. KG

Dr.  Alexander Hüttenbrink

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Kinexon

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sascha Stowasser

Director of the Institute, ifaa - Institute for Applied Ergonomics e.V.

Tanja Grauf

Senior Innovation Manager, DHL Innovation Center

Prof. Sebastian Schlund

Managing Director, Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH

Alex Barber

Trainer, Coach, Consultant, Interim Manager & Speaker, Frontline Sidekicks

Christian Lutz

Department Head Health & Travel Management, DACHSER SE

Christoph Petzoldt

Head of Department “Robotics & Automation”, BIBA Bremen

Prof. Dr. Andreas Besse

Westfälische Hochschule

Tobias Herwig

Managing Director, fischer Consulting GmbH
Host of the podcast “Factory of the Future”

Dr.-Ing. Sascha Feldhorst

Co-Founder and CEO, MotionMiners GmbH

Clover Optimization GmbH
Through Clovers tour and load optimization, we help dispatchers make better decisions faster. The decision-making tools allow for higher utilization rates, shorter trips and faster and more flexible replanning. In addition to huge time and cost savings, this means less CO2 every day and more profitability.
enabl Technologies GmbH
Forklift remote automation with a material handling-as-a-service business model. Our platform connects a qualified operator to the vehicle in line with the customer use case. Our transport services can be booked around the clock and the customer only pays in accordance with the booked orders and can thus reduce their costs.
Evy Solutions GmbH
After more than ten years of research and development work, Evy Solutions GmbH was founded in June 2017. By combining our own artificial intelligence with natural language processing, we offer solutions for intelligent document analysis and processing for the complete automation of business processes.
SlapStack is developing a revolutionary operating system for autonomous floor block warehouses based on driverless forklifts. It integrates all necessary software components, such as control and warehouse management, with a simulation that accurately simulates the real system.
MotionMiners GmbH
Motion-Mining® is changing the recording of manual work processes through innovative technologies for automated and anonymized measurement. Our wearables not only record movements, but also activity data, which enables a comprehensive analysis of processes in terms of efficiency and ergonomics.


Hörder Burgplatz 1,
44263 Dortmund

Parking spaces

Parkhaus am Phoenix See, Phoenixseestr. 3

Arriving by bus and train

Line U41 from direction Dortmund Innenstadt/Hauptbahnhof to stop DO-Hörde Bf. Walking distance to the conference center: 6 minutes

Deutsche Bahn:
RB53, RB59, RB57 from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Hörde station. Walking distance to the conference center: 6 minutes


Located right next to the conference center:
Hampton By Hilton Dortmund Phoenix Lake

Impressions from the last #Fied in 2023

That was the last Future of Industrial Engineering Day

Feedback from our participants from last year:

“Very good event! Addressing industry and research at a joint event is exciting, provides variety and enriches networking.”

“Balanced event. In my opinion, the topic of “digital twin” was tackled from several sides, so that I was able to take away a lot of inspiration.”

“Keep it up, thanks for the great event.”

“Overall excellent event in terms of content and atmosphere”


This event is supported by the Ministry of Economics, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.