Bernd Overmaat

Being Spokesman for Technology, Innovation & Sustainability I communicate what´s new and sustainable at ThyssenKrupp. A fun-job, obviously, in a diversified industrial company employing more than 3.100 researchers and developers. When I´m not dealing with innovative energy-storage, oxygen-depolarized cathodes or urban mobility concepts, I like Cool Jazz, Vintage Soul, riding my racing bike or going out with friends. Favourite football club: Cologne FC.

Last articles by Bernd Overmaat

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energy concepts | future of production | Sustainability and climate protection | trends of technology | Sustainability – one of our main topics for many years. Climate protection plays a key role in this. For the third time in a row, the non-governmental agency CDP awarded us the highest rating and placed us on the "Climate A List" – an award for our climate protection. Therefore, it is only logical that we have set ourselves a particularly ambitious target for the future: be climate-neutral from 2050 onwards. We have summarized which technologies play a special role in this – and where we are today.
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innovation | Sustainability and climate protection | #greenminded is when for the next generation of bio-fuels no more food ends up in the tank. With the BioTfuel project thyssenkrupp aims to achieve exactly that: instead of edible plants such as rapeseed or corn, natural biomass waste is used as a raw material. The next step is to bring the technology to market. The team is testing the technology in two new plants in France.
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Company | Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | Worth knowing | In January 2019, the German hacker "G0d" published sensitive data of about 1,000 politicians, journalists and celebrities on the net. However, his attack only resembles a skirmish one as compared to the challenges that thyssenkrupp's IT specialists have gone through – for example, when they fought back a large-scale hacker attack in 2016. What happened during the then secret project "White Amflora" – and how serious is the threat of spy hackers for industries today?
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Sustainability and climate protection | trends of technology | Worth knowing | How will our water supply develop in the future? What are the driving trends of these developments? And which technologies could play a vital role in this? To answer these questions, our foresight experts look into an alternative future. This time we present our third possible scenario – a fictional future in which water privatization makes premium drinking water the privilege of high-income earners.
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innovation | Sustainability and climate protection | trends of technology | Urbanization | Worth knowing | How will our water supply develop in the future? What are the driving trends of these developments? And which technologies could play a vital role in this? To answer these questions, our foresight experts look into an alternative future. In our second scenario, we tell you the story of a possible society where no one has to suffer thirst anymore – thanks to centrally organized water solidarity.