Stevens joins IDS Scheer's Innovation and Education Network

July 05, 2007

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

"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: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."
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About IDS Scheer AG

IDS Scheer is the market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organizations worldwide. Serving more than 6,000 customers in more than 70 countries, IDS Scheer has been built on a strong history of innovation. The company was established in 1984 by current supervisory board chairman and chief technology advisor, Professor Dr. August Wilhelm Scheer, who is regarded by many as the founder of BPM. For more information, or to become a member of the IDS Scheer Innovation and Education Network, please contact Timothy Singer, senior manager, Innovation and Education Network at Timothy.Singer@ids-scheer.com or +1(610)854-6834.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 1,850 undergraduate and 2,980 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with a full-time faculty of 140. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu. For the latest news about Stevens, please visit www.StevensNewsService.com.

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