3 April 2019 | Ljubljana, Slovenia


3 Apr 2019
08:15 – 08:45
Registration & Welcome Coffee
08:45 – 16:30
Rooms P-108 and P-109
All-day Matchmaking

Matchmaking and Brokerage Session for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs with venture capital, industry and RTO’s

1:1 Meetings
08:45 – 09:30
Welcome Speeches

Welcome note from organiser and moderator
Draško Veselinovič
, President of the Management Board, SBRA

  • Metka Tekavčič, dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
  • Jernej Pikalo, Minister for Education, Science and Sport
  • Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister for Economic development and technology (tbc)
  • Iztok Purič, Minister without portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion
  • Zoran Stančič, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovenia
  • Igor Papič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana
09:30 – 10:45
Velika dvorana
Panel Discussion: Industrial and Regional Policy Views on Open Innovation Ecosystems

Moderator: Draško Veselinovič, SBRA

  • Signe Ratso, DG RTD, Deputy Director-General - Open Innovation Test Beds and Opportunities
  • Kristin Schreiber, DG GROW, Director, COSME programme - Industrial Policy Cluster Collaboration
  • Vittoria Alliata Floyd, DG REGIO, Director – S3 policy and innovation (tbc)
  • Anne-Marie Sassen, DG CNECT, Deputy Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry
  • Sibil Svilan, President of the Board, Slovenian Development Bank (SID Bank)
  • Boris Cizelj, Senior Advisor, Slovenian Innovation Hub
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00
Velika dvorana
EU Support for Breakthrough Innovation through European Innovation Council (EIC)
  • Why we need a European Innovation Council (EIC) – EU support for Innovators
    Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General of DG Research and Innovation
  • Pathfinder and Accelerator of the EIC - covering the entire innovation chain
    Viorel Peca, Head of Unit for Future and Emerging Technologies (DG Connect)
    Aoife Mangan, Innovation Policy Officer (DG Research and Innovation)
12:00 – 13:30
Velika dvorana
Excellent Examples of Innovation Support from Industry and the Region (1)

Moderator: Draško Veselinovič, SBRA

  • Keynote speaker: Romano Hoofman, IMEC - R&D and Innovation Hub in Nanoelectronics and Digital Technologies

Clusters & Labs

  • Emilija Stoimenova Duh, FabLab Network Slovenia & Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia - Environment for Innovation, Prototyping and Invention
  • Igor Kovač, Jozef Stefan Institute, Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership Factories of the Future
  • Dragica Marinič, Štajerska Chamber of Commerce  - Strategic Research and Innovation partnership Circular Economy
  • Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry - Network of research & testing centres on advanced materials for batteries
  • Jakob Gajšek, Ljubljana University Incubator, Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Hub for EIT Health
  • Urša Šolc, Geological Survey of Slovenia, Regional Center Adria EIT RawMaterials Hub
  • Špela Stres, Jozef Stefan Institute, RTO-SME Cooperation
13:30 – 14:30
Light Networking Lunch
14:30 – 16:30
Velika dvorana
Excellent Examples of Innovation Support from Industry and the Region (2)

Moderator: Draško Veselinovič, SBRA

Open Innovation in Companies and Businesses

  • Rok Podobnik, Hidria, Slovenian Car components manufacturer – LightMe project
  • Andreja Smole, Cosylab, ICT & Control System company  
  • Stanislav Kores, Head of R&D, Talum Kidričevo, Slovenian company specialising in alumina and aluminum products
  • Ilaria Re, Manager of Bioeconomy Pilot, Vanguard Initiative
  • Giacomo Coppani, Manager of ESM Pilot - Access to innovation through Vanguard initiative, pilot on Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing & Bioeconomy
  • Mladen Kostić, Intera- Technology Park Mostar, Real life solutions through Open Innovation for Youth
  • Piotr Kozarewicz, PMI R&D, Smoke-Free Future through Science & Innovation 

Open Innovation in Knowledge institutions

  • Andreja Kuntner, University of Primorska, coordinator of Teaming project InnoRenew
  • Urša Jerše, University of Ljubljana, Open Innovation & Transfer of Technology
  • Vladimir Nikić, Business Incubator Novi Sad, Joint Support to Innovations- The Case of Competition for the best Technology Innovation
14:30 – 16:30
Mala dvorana
Innovation Ecosystem

The objective of the discussion is to assess the functioning of the Slovenian Innovation Ecosystem, and identify the measures and reforms needed to make it more efficient. Participants of the discussion will receive the report prepared by the Slovenian Innovation Hub Working Group.

Among numerous high level representatives, discussants will include: Alenka Rožaj - Slovenian Innovation Hub, Maja Bučar - University of Ljubljana, Jože Vižintin - Slovenian Academy of Engineering, Lojze Sočan – University of Ljubljana, Tamara Lah – National Institute of Biology, Dragan Marušić – University of Primorska, Peter Stanovnik – Institute for Economic Research, Matej Zalar - Slovenian Development Bank, Brane Semolič – University of Maribor, Miomir Kneževič – Educell, Simona Knežević Vernon – Technology Park Ljubljana, Aleš Ipavec – Ljubljana Stock Exchange and József Györkös - Slovenian Research Agency.

Moderator: Boris Cizelj, Senior Advisor, Slovenian Innovation Hub

The event agenda's time zone is CEST.