Stevens named Center of Excellence in Business Process Innovation

Stevens Institute of Technology has joined the IDS Scheer Innovation and Education (I&E) Network. IDS Scheer is a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and officially launched its I&E Network at ARIS ProcessWorld 2007 held in Berlin.

“We are excited to be part of IDS Scheer’s Innovation and Education Network. It will help us in applying our academic research to industry and proves once more that Stevens has become a thought leader in BPM,” said Dr. Michael zur Muehlen, Director of Stevens’ SAP/IDS Scheer Center of Excellence in Business Process Innovation. “The innovation and education network allows us to look into cutting-edge developments and direction in the field of BPM and related areas,” he said. Stevens was named a Center of Excellence in BPM by SAP/IDS Scheer in 2004.

“The vision for this Brain Trust is to develop a network that generates a constant stream of ideas for innovations and to support education initiatives in the field of BPM. This Innovation and Education Network bridges the gap between the academic and corporate worlds, offering a win-win situation for all members. We have been collaborating with Stevens in the field of BPM for several years. The great combination of academic excellence and practical application of their research will provide a great input in our Innovation and Eduction Network,” said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, chief innovation and marketing officer, IDS Scheer Group. IDS Scheer is offering the universities the opportunity to access the newest BPM solutions and practices and to be part of the innovation activities that will lead to future solutions for business excellence and related fields. IDS Scheer will benefit from ideas developed within the network and the extensive BPM education of post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students.

The following academic institutions have accepted IDS Scheer’s invitation to join the I&E Network:

  • Aoyama Gaukin University, Tokyo, Japan
  • DFKI / University of Kaiserslautern, Saarbruecken, Germany
  • Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J., USA
  • Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Widener University, Philadelphia, Pa., USA

Through their involvement with the network, the aforementioned universities will take part in an intense communication and knowledge exchange regarding BPM and innovation. “IDS Scheer’s Innovation and Education Network is another step forward in strengthening our market and thought leadership in the field of BPM,” said Kirchmer. “Moreover, it is an example of a best practice in how to promote sustainable innovation processes by bundling academic and industry knowledge. These processes are crucial for the economies in every country.”