Modularization conference in NEM

April 20-21 in Hamburg

On April 20-21, NEM will host a conference that explores modularization through some of the German industrial companies and profiles that we can learn a lot from. At the conference, there will be plenty of activities to draw inspiration from, including presentations and sharing of experiences across companies. The conference takes place in Hamburg, Germany.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, who is a legendary figure in the automotive industry and particularly known for his work in Volkswagen and Audi. Among other things, Hackenberg will present Modular Matrix Systems and how  a such system can enhance efficiency across the value chain.

The program will also include updates on NEM, and there will be ample opportunity to network with other companies, both experienced in and new to modularization.

Want to join us?
Send an email to info@modularization.net for more information on how to register. 

Master class: Smart Factory

Free event in Sønderborg, Denmark


At the master class, we explore modularization through the lens of product, manufacturing, value chain, and data, and get insight into the production technologies of the future. The event is hosted by Rekon (AAU), SDU Sønderborg, and NEM CfM Denmark (NEM’s Danish divison for SMEs).

When: February 28, 2023 at 8:30 – 15:30
Where: Alsion M301, SDU Sønderborg, Alsion 2, 6400 Sønderborg, DK
Participation fee: Free of charge


Reconfigurable manufacturing – presented by REKON
Reuse of equipment and processes across product variants and generations makes it cheaper and faster to meet changing market requirements. Learn about method and tools to achieve reconfigurable manufacturing.

Strategic modularization – presented by NEM CfM Danmark
With a holistic approach to modularization – spanning product, production and business processes – strategic modularization creates value for companies by freeing resources throughout the company’s value chain. The presentations of the event are in English.

InnovationLab incl. Smart Factory – presented by SDU
Get insight into working with models and simulation of production cells, the factory of the future and digital supply chains. Digital twins of modular machines and production cells are among the focus areas of SDU’s Smart Factory.

NB. All presentations are in English.

Formal registration is required – sign up here:

The event on LinkedIn:


Access to NEM member section

Information for NEM members

When we moved our website to a different host this Spring, we also developed a new platform for the member section. 

Users with access to the previous member section
Users from the previous platform have been transferred to the new but you need to collect a new username and password to get access. 

New users
If your company has either Business or Executive membership in NEM and you are appointed as one of its network representatives, you are qualified to get access to the member section. 

How to get access
To collect your personal username and password, please send a request via admin@modularization.net

Biannual meeting in October, 2022

Invitation for NEM members

Mark your calendars on October 5th, 2022, where we will meet up for this year’s second biannual meeting in NEM. This time, we will meet in Denmark, and we are happy to announce that Grundfos will be our host of the day.

We look forward to seeing the facilities at Grundfos and hearing about the organization’s fascinating modularization journey. The program will also feature a keynote speaker, and we will give an update on current and future NEM activities, projects, partnerships with universities and consultants, followed by a give-and-take-session.

Meeting location
Grundfos Center
Poul Due Jensens Vej 23
8850 Bjerringbro

Meeting time
October 5, 2022
9.00-16.30 (subject to minor changes)

NordDesign 2022

Online conference on sustainable design

The conference theme is How product and manufacturing design enable sustainable companies and societies, and we are proud to have two NEM profiles, advisory board member Niels Henrik Mortensen and CEO Christian Eskildsen, featured in the conference program.

About NordDesign 2022
“The early phases of product and manufacturing development significantly influence all key properties within sustainability such as costs, social and environmental impact – the so-called triple bottom line. Many industrial companies are becoming more and more specialized which is necessary to develop and launch competitive products. Thus, decision-making in product and manufacturing development is also becoming more difficult, e.g. which concept to choose? Which technology balance between software/electronics/mechanics is right? And which type of connectivity is relevant in two years from now? Most models that are utilized to support decision-making is only valid in one or few engineering domains. One of the important reasons  for having engineering design research and conferences such as NordDesign 2022 is to develop methods, tools, mindsets and theory that bridge engineering disciplines and thereby can support the early phases.”

The conference is organized by the section of Engineering Design and Product Development at DTU Mechanical.

When and where
August 16 – 18, 2022, online.

Participation fee
250€ (10% discount for Design Society members) + 2 € administration fee

Join the Modularization Certificate Program for 2022-2023

Offer for NEM members

After a very succesful run on the 2021-2022 program, we are happy to announce that a new round of the NEM Modularization Certificate Program will return this Fall. The program consists of three modules of which the first is scheduled to start on September 8, 2022. A brief program description can be found here.

You can register or request a detailed program description by writing us at info@modularization.net.

International Summer School on Product Architecture Design – PAD2022

Offer for NEM members

PAD2022 is a three-day academic course directed by researchers from international universities, this year in collaboration with Volvo.
The course includes workshops on topics such as product architecture, modularity, and sustainability , and also offers the potential to explore new research fields and network with peers.

PAD2022 is primarily intended for young scientists and post-graduate students who are currently doing research in the field of methodical product development with focus on product architectures and modularity but is open for a limited number of industry participants.

When and where:
June 20-23, 2022, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

Participation fee:
250 € per industry participant

See the full program and find application information here.

NEM conference on consultancy approaches to modularization

February 23, 2022 at Industriens Hus in Copenhagen

On February 23rd, we will explore modularization approaches by consultancy firms and the link between modular strategies and increased competitiveness.

At the conference you will meet representatives from Modular Management (S), CPC – Center for Product Customization (DK), Brick Strategy (S), Schuh & Co, and Porsche Consulting (D), who will share their perspectives on and experiences with modularization in practice. Our speakers and their respective consultancies all have extensive experience with operating in and servicing customers from the northern European industrial sector. 

The conference is the first of its kind in Northern Europe to assess the interplay between consultancies and modularization


Center for Modularization – Virtual kick-off conference

November 24, 2020, at Industriens Hus, Copenhagen

The kick-off conference marked the official launch of the project Center for Modularization and introduced its objectives as well as how modular strategies can benefit Danish SMEs. The event included presentations by international experts in modularization and industrial competitiveness.

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