Digital Transformation done rightPublished: August 13, 2019
14 years from now, we as the inhive Group (Germany) were asked by one of our oldest clients to create a concept for a individual logistics software, including the functionality to manage and monitor all resources. For the latter, the challenge lies within managing persons, trucks, documents and customer relations at the same time. Back at that time,we delivered an on premise software solution handling all the tasks. Until today it became "the one" software this companies uses exhaustively everyday. Looking into a prosper future, this locally running pice of software needed to take the next step: Transformation into the cloud. Some weeks after the kick off meeting, making this decision, all functionalities were transferred into the cloud and became a big relief. Now, standing at borders 2.500 km away from the head quarter in Germany without important documents printed out is no longer a thread for their business. Thanks to our transformation the direct access on all documents from everywhere is possible. The here performed transformation is a true example on how digitization can bring advances for each business, while making daily life easier and reducing the amount of used paper.
Annual “Netzwerk Talente” Meeting spotlights the inhive GroupPublished: June 27, 2019
This years' annual meeting took place at the Sirona Dentsply Innovation Center. Besides Dr. Leonhard Henkes from the inhive Group, many talented and interested students and pupils were present together with their teachers. Special guest of the event was famous German astronaut Thomas Reiter. He was interviewed for at least one hour by Werner D'Inka, publisher of the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). The inhive Group, too, was in the spotlight of this event: Dr. Leonhard Henkes was invited on stage to talk about our "Eine Gute Tat" program - and the successful programming and biomolecular modelling courses that we provided following our promise to give back to society. The meetup also organized a second round of face-to-face meetings between the pupils and the speakers. Once again, this was a great opportunity to get in contact with interested young adults, having many questions about our company, our work, and the industries we are active in. Great chatting with everyone - and looking forward to seeing you as you start your careers. "We receive a lot of positive feedback on our 'Eine Gute Tat' program", says inhive Group CEO Oliver Vettel. "It's a very rewarding experience - for both our employees and our company as a whole. Leonhard really made an impact with his courses. I'm looking forward to the next things we have planned - and we look forward to working together with the Netzwerk Talente."
Eine Gute Tat – Biomolecular Modelling CoursePublished: June 17, 2019Today started with the third instalment of Dr. Leonhard Henkes' “Eine Gute Tat” courses. Returning to the MINT Garage, Leonhard had the chance to meet seventeen 10th graders from across the school district. The majority of the nearly young adults were girls. Only two boys entered the course.With a high interest for biology and chemistry in general, they wanted to learn more about proteins, pharmacology and "how drugs work". In addition, Leonhard spoke about the current pharmacological revenue system, and how R&D works nowadays in labs and in silico. With skyrocketing software costs per month, long development cycles from the first hit to clinical phase III and the high investments of currently more than 2.5 $billion per drug, this was of high interest to the pupils.To get hands on, Leonhard used a professional software package for biomolecular modelling, which the software vendor agreed to provide for free in the context of our "Eine Gute Tat" program. Following Leonhard's tutoring, the pupils got familiar with the software. Then, everybody got deep into biomolecular modelling, the the excited students learned how the reaction of splitting up lactosis into glucosis and galactosis can be visualized at the binding site of lactamase.After this warm-up, the course went deeper into the subject matter - and learned how Aspirin is able to block the binding of prostaglandin to COX2. Last but not least, a virtual screening was done, allowing the pupils to make use of techniques like docking, to get a small ranking of their own structures."The 5 hours were really well spent,", says Dr. Leonhard Henkes from the inhive Group. "Despite its importance in today's drug development, computational science is really underrepresented in our standard school agenda. It was great to see how much fun the pupils had - and how much everybody was able to learn in such a short amount of time."Who knows - maybe this inspired a talented young adult to seek a professional career in science? We certainly hope so.