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The grey gold - How baby boomers can mitigate the skills shortage

Germany – and most of the developed countries – are experiencing the mass retirement of baby boomers. Every year, in Germany are retiring one million people for the next decade.

Many of the “retiring talent” are eager to keep going, and the level of working retirees is at a record high. According to the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the main reasons for continuing are the fun at work or the need for a meaningful task and social contacts.

Frank Leyhausen, co-founder of, reports on innovative ways how the continued employment of baby boomers can succeed and thus mitigate the shortage of skilled workers.


June 13, 2023


Start: 6:00 PM (CEST)


Online via Zoom


Frank Leyhausen
Co-Founder & Managing Director

About Innovative Tuesday

„Innovative Tuesday“ is a networking format between the local economy, researchers and students in the field of innovation. On a Tuesday evening a month we welcome all those interested in innovation and innovation management online via Zoom or at the INC Invention Center auf dem RWTH Aachen Campus. We are looking for exciting discussions with speakers from business and science as well as other participants from the region of Aachen on various aspects of the topic of technology and innovation management. All events are held in English to promote the exchange even beyond the national border and involve the students of RWTH Business School.

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