LISTEN TO THE Event Guests and Keynote Speakers

Mr. Tomislav Ćorić, Ph. D

Minister of Economy and Sustainable development

Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D.

President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Health and Quality of Life

Mr. Petar Milas

Vice President of the Thematic Innovation Transport and Mobility Council

Mrs. Nataša Mikuš Žigman

State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable development

Mr. Ernest Vlačić, Ph. D

President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Energy and Sustainable Environment

Mr. Martin R. Schwirn

Foresight & strategy consultant, SAD

Mr. Alan Đurić

Co-founder and CEO at Wire Swiss GmbH

Mr. Tomislav Radoš, Ph. D.

Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy

Mr. Gordan Pešić

President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Security

Mr. Willem Jonker, Prof.

CEO, EIT Digital

Mr. Slaven Mihaljević, Ph. D.

Head of the Service for Development of Research and Innovation Programs

Mr. David Matthew Smith, Ph. D

Director general of the Ruđer Bošković Institute

Mrs. Jasmina Ranilović, Ph. D.

President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Food and Bioeconomy

Mrs. Elena Andonova

DG Joint Research centre, European Commission

National Innovation System - Solutions to Global Challenges

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is pleased to invite you to the International Conference, high-level event, "National Innovation System – Solutions to global challenges" to be held as part of „Strategic Project to Support the Establishment of the Innovation Network for Industry and Thematic Innovation Platforms” implemented by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development in partnership with the Croatian Chamber of Economy and co-financed by grants from the European Structural and Investment Funds.

The conference aims to promote the importance of cooperation between the business sector, research community and public authorities and emphasize the importance of working on a long-term sustainable national innovation system so that, through joint efforts and partnership projects, we can provide an effective and efficient response to global challenges, improve economic competitiveness and ensure social progress and a better future.

SCHEDULE DETAILS Event Schedules

9.30 - 10.00 AM Registration

Registration

28th September, 2020.

Welcome and registration

10.00 AM

Conference opening

28th September, 2020.

Conference opening, moderator

10.05 - 10.30 AM

Opening welcome speeches

28th September, 2020.

  • Mr. Tomislav Ćorić, Ph.D., Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and Co-Chair of the National Innovation Council
  • Mr. Tomislav Radoš, Ph.D., Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • Mr. David Matthew Smith, Ph.D., General director of the Ruđer Bošković Institute

10.30 - 11.00 AM

The power of innovation: Thematic Innovation Councils yesterday, today and tomorrow - panel discussion

28th September, 2020.

Panelists:

  • Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Thematic Innovation Council for Health and Quality of Life
  • Mr. Ernest Vlačić, Ph.D., president of the Thematic Innovation Council for Energy and Sustainable Environment
  • Mr. Gordan Pešić, president of the Thematic Innovation Council for Security (tbc)
  • Mrs. Jasmina Ranilović, Ph.D., president of the Thematic Innovation Council for Food and Bioeconomy
  • Mr. Petar Milas, vice president of the Thematic Council for transport and mobility

Moderator:

  • Mrs. Nataša Mikuš Žigman, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

11.00 - 11.30 AM Coffee break

Refreshments and networking

28th September, 2020.

11.30 - 12.30 PM Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers (live video stream)

28th September, 2020.

  • Automation of Data Capture, Processing, and Use - A toolbox of solutions for global challenges as well as a future challenge itself
    Martin Schwirn, foresight & strategy consultant, USA
  • Stand up, start up, scale up – The EIT Digital model for pan-European tech venture creation and growth
    Willem Jonker, CEO, EIT Digital, EU
  • JRC support in Innovation Systems for South East Europe
    Elena Andonova
    , DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission, EU
  • Work and life in the times of pandemics - threats and opportunities of the new (ab)normal
    Alan Đurić, COO/CTO and co-founder, Wire GmbH, Switzerland

12.30 - 12.45 PM

European partnerships - opportunities for cooperation in the field of research and innovation through the Horizon Europe program

28th September, 2020.

  • Mr. Slaven Mihaljević, Ph.D., Head of the Service for Development of Research and Innovation Programs and Technology Transfer, Ministry of Science and Education

12.45 PM

Conference closing

28th September, 2020.

Conference closing, moderator

12.50 -13.30 PM

Lunch and networking

28th September, 2020.

Deadline for registration

Applications for online participation in the conference are due by Friday, September 25, 2020 by 12:00 via the Conference website.

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REACH US Get Direction to the Event Hall

Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Mihanovićeva 1

Zagreb, Croatia 

 

Conference info

Email: konferencija@mingo.hr 

Mihanovićeva 1

10000 Zagreb

Croatia