Industry 5.0: A new approach fostering social innovation?!


Friday 22 September
14.00 – 15.30


Social Transition


Michael Kohlgrüber, TU Dortmund University
Ralf Kopp, TU Dortmund University
Antonius Schröder, TU Dortmund University
Steven Dhondt, TNO BRIDGES 5.0




Industry 5.0 is putting a new lens on the mostly technological perspective of Industry 4.0. By focusing on human-centricity, sustainability and resilience Industry 5.0 is offering a systemic integration of the social dimension of technological innovation. Combining technological and social innovation will open new pathways for the solution of societal challenges form shareholder to shared value. The session will highlight the relevance of human-centricity for a sustainable and resilient industry.


14.00 – 14:05 Welcome (Antonius Schröder) 

14.05 – 14.20 Introduction: Industry 5.0: An Approach Fostering Social Innovation?! (Antonius Schröder) 

14.20 – 14.40 Combining Technological and Social Innovation (Michael Kohlgrüber)  

14.40 – 15.00 BRIDGES 5.0: Bridging Risks to an Inclusive Digital and Green future by Enhancing workforce Skills for Industry 5.0 (Steven Dhondt / Peter Oeij) 

15.00 – 15.20 Q & A   

15.20 – 15.30 Conclusion (Antonius Schröder) 


Peter Oeij

Senior Research Scientist TNO Innovation for Life

Jürgen Howaldt

TU Dortmund – Social Research Center, Chair of ESSI

Michael Kohlgrüber

Senior Researcher Social Research Centre

Steven Dhondt

Senior Researcher TNO