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4 DECEMBER 2013 - WEDNESDAY Show all

ALFA HALL: GLOBAL CONTEXT
08:00-09:00
Registration
09:00-10:30
Greetings & Introduction. “Business and Science Partnership 2013“ Award Ceremony. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Global Context.

Greetings & Introduction

President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė
Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, Evaldas Gustas
Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Prof. Dainius Pavalkis
Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, EC

 

“BUSINESS AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP 2013“ AWARD CEREMONY

Award is presented by the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania Evaldas Gustas

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Global Context
Key note speaker:
Sir Timothy John (Tim) Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:30
The Future of European Innovation

Discussion
The ministers of Baltic Sea Region countries will share their insights about the EU competitiveness and economic growth in the future.

Panelists:
Arūnas Karlonas, Director of Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, EC
Ahti Kuningas, Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Estonia
Pirjo Kutinlahti, Ministerial Adviser Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
Ilona Platonova, Advisor to the Minister of Economy, the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Latvia
Joakim Appelquist, Deputy Director General for International Questions, VINNOVA

 

Moderated by Chris Butler, Chairman of the Board, British Chamber of Commerce, Lithuania and Manager Global Subsidiary Governance Services at Citco Corporate and Trust

12:30-13:00
Launching of HORIZON 2020

Horizon 2020 - The New EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation 2014-2020.
Keynote: Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, EC

13:00-
Opening of Science and Technology Exhibition (EXHIBITION AREA)

30 displays representing innovative technologies and inventions created by Lithuanian companies and organizations, consultations and networking.
Participants: SME’s, Lithuanian Innovation Center, Science & Technology Parks, Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) and others.

13:00-14:30
Lunch
14:30-15:30
Strategic Paths of Companies that Build Innovative Europe

This session will focus entirely on business models that employ innovation for efficient company strategy.

Leading companies will take the stage and share their insights and experience on what it takes for business to employ innovation and create innovative environment for employees and customers, as well as society.

Speakers: Wim Dierickx, Microsoft Office Division Lead, CEE Multi Countries

Algimantas Markauskas, Vice-President for Baltic Region, Thermo Fisher Scientific Lithuania

15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Strategic Paths of Companies that Build Innovative Europe

Discussion
The panel will elaborate practices of leading companies on what it takes for business and industry to employ innovation and create an innovative environment for employees and customers, as well as society. It will also extend to a broader-scale discussion together with public sector and industry representatives. Panelists will review key technological innovations in Europe and discuss how they can enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), business and industry to address fast-paced global economic growth and achieve improved performance.
Panelists:

The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
Wim Dierickx, Microsoft Office Division Lead, CEE Multi Countries
Algimantas Markauskas, Vice-President for Baltic Region, Thermo Fisher Scientific Lithuania
Gernot Klotz, European Chemical Industry Council
Erik Tambuyzer, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Medical Innovation in Leuven
Cheryl D. Miller, Founder Zen Digital Europe

 

Moderated by Chris Butler, Chairman of the Board, British Chamber of Commerce, Lithuania and Manager Global Subsidiary Governance Services at Citco Corporate and Trust

 

17:30-18:00
Concluding Remarks
THETA HALL: WOMEN INNOVATORS / ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND STARTUPS: PRACTICAL ASPECTS
14:30-15:30
Women Innovators

This session will focus on fostering women entrepreneurship.

The talks will cover the insights on the issues considered to be the most critical and specific for women engaged in innovation, science, technology and business.

Speakers:

Cheryl D. Miller, Zen Digital Europe

Neringa Romanovskaja, Member of "Women and  technologies", entrepreneur

Aurelija Martūnienė, “Smart Woman” project

3-4 Lithuanian women entrepreneurship case studies

 

Moderated by: Cheryl D. Miller, Founder Zen Digital Europe 

 

15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Entrepreneurship and Startups: Practical Aspects

This session will focus on young entrepreneurs and SME’s.

The talk topics will vary from the identifying key problems in creating and developing a startup or most common mistakes being made when pitching to investors (as well as few best practical examples how you should do it), to the topics of when you shouldn’t found a startup at all.

Speakers: Christoph Räthke, CEO & Founder of Berlin Startup Academy “When NOT To Found A Startup”

Tomas Andriuškevičius, Practica Capital UAB “Lessons Learned”
Tomas Martūnas, CEO App Camp “Why Mobile First”
Arvydas Strumskis, Partner Business Angels Fund I “Strongest Points of Lithuanian Startups”
Vytautas Minasianas, Project Manager at Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) “Technostart Project”

Pitch showcases by two Lithuanian startups:
Andrius Rimkūnas, Mylapse
Paulius Valatkevičius, dalinuosi.lt

 

Moderated by: Vytautas Minasianas, Project Manager at Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)

 

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LAMBDA HALL: PRESENTATIONS OF HORIZON 2020 PROGRAM
14:30-15:30
SME Instrument under HORIZON 2020, Innovation in SMEs & COSME SME

Speaker:
Christian Weinberg, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

 

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15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Financial Instruments under Horizon 2020 & COSME, Eurostars

Speaker:
Agata Janaszczyk, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

 

Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks

Speaker:
Agata Janaszczyk, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

 

Moderated by Arūnas Ramanavičius, Head of Department of Physical Chemistry, Vilnius University

ZETA HALL: NEW BUSINESS MODELS CREATING INNOVATIVE LITHUANIA
14:30-15:30
New Business Models Creating Innovative Lithuania

Session covered by Lithuanian Business Confederation.

The session will respond to business practitioner concerns on how to adopt, develop and integrate innovation in business models. Topics target at critical aspects of business-wise innovation and offer attendees a step-by-step overview.

Speakers:
Valdas Sutkus, President of Lithuanian Business Confederation, “Importance of Innovation in Service Sector”
Benas Adomavičius, Head of Strategic Management Module, ISM Executive School, “Introduction to Business Models Innovation”

Artūras Piliponis, Partner, Ernst&Young Baltic, “Structured Approach To Business Models Innovation”
Andrius Iškauskas, Chairman of E-Business, IT, Telecommunications, and Intellectual Property Protection Commission of Lithuanian Business Confederation, “Innovation and Intellectual Property: Challenges and Opportunities”

 

 

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15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
New Business Models Creating Innovative Lithuania (continued)

Session covered by Lithuanian Business Confederation.

The second part of the session will cover the breakthrough examples by sectors: banking, retail, public services, high-tech, and society. Nominees of the Service Awards will be presented at the end of the session.

Speakers:
Vladas Lašas, Co-Founder and CEO Skubios Siuntos UAB, UPS Authorized Contractor in Lithuania “Decide Your Own Salary System”
Dominykas Vizbaras, Co-Founder Brolis Semiconductors Ltd.
Arnoldas Jankūnas, Managing Director at Nortal UAB “Bringing Innovations To Real Life”
Vincentas Vitkauskas & Donatas Limantas, Project Managers at JSC INTA IT: Innovations for Transport and other Service Sectors “Cargo Monitoring System – Security Innovation”


Presentations of the nominees of the Service Awards 2013:
Mikas Jovaišas, Head of Business Development Department, Lietuvos paštas
Nerijus Ivanauskas, Chief Marketing Officer TEO LT AB
Marijus Andrijauskas, Co-Founder and Director Synergy Cloud UAB

 

Session moderated by: Andrius Iškauskas, Chairman of E-Business, IT, Telecommunications, and Intellectual Property Protection Commission of Lithuanian Business Confederation

EXHIBITION AREA
13:00-17:30
Science and Technology Exhibition

13:00 – 16:00 Open for Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” attendees

16:00 – 20:00 Open for Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” attendees and to the public

5 DECEMBER 2013 - THURSDAY Show all

ALFA HALL: ECO-INNOVATION
08:00-09:00
Registration
09:00-10:30
Opening. Eco-innovation: a European Perspective Eco-Innovations in Global Perspective. Think and Act in Eco Way!

Opening. Eco-innovation: a European perspective
Cheryl D. Miller, Founder Zen Digital Europe

Dimitrijus Kucevičius, The Ministry of Economy

Pavel Misiga, Head of Unit, DG Environment, European Commission

Eco-Innovations in global perspective. Think and act in eco way!

The session will welcome a distinguished keynote speaker: pioneering spirit who devotes his time to improve the quality of the planet.
Key note speaker:
Peter Boyd, COO Carbon War Room, Chair of the UK’s Energy Efficiency Deployment Office

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Eco-Innovation in Business: Enabling Green Growth

PANEL 1 Discussion.

Is eco-innovation mostly an integral part of business social graces and CSR programs? Or is it a tool that tangibly accelerates business and perpetuates natural environment at the same time? The panel will cover an array of eco-innovation conceptions and means for business that can enhance our natural environment.

Panelists: 

Tomas Andrejauskas, CEO, ProBioSanus UAB
Darius Sabaliūnas, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Department, P&G, USA
Peter Boyd, COO Carbon War Room, Chair of the UK’s Energy Efficiency Deployment Office
Vladas Lašas, CEO Skubios Siuntos UAB, Co-Founder Carbon War Room

 

Moderated by: Cheryl D. Miller, Founder Zen Digital Europe

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
One world: Eco-Innovation Practices in Different Continents

The session will highlight three practices in two different continents.

Three individuals, three companies with enormous experiences will be delighted to share their insights with the audience of Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013. This should let everyone come to the conclusion of how innovation is different, needed and adaptive to business models whether you are here or on the other side of the ocean.

Speakers: Darius Sabaliūnas, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Department, P&G, USA “Corporate Sustainability Evolution From Social Responsibility To Business Opportunity”

Allan Alaküla, head of the Tallinn EU Office “Free Public Transport – In Tallinn It Works”
Laurynas Jokužis, Elinta UAB, Chairman of the Board for Lithuanian Electromobiles Association

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-17:00
Success Stories: Lithuania and Outward. The Networking Session

The last session continues with the same topic and shifts to an even more interactive format offering several success stories at a glance. Each speaker will deliver a short 10-15 min presentation while other speakers will be on stage behind them. It will be like a networking party with speakers sitting on stage throughout. All of them are ready to jump into the discussion we are about to hear.

Speakers: Domantas Surkys, Ecococon UAB “Lithuanians - World Innovation Leaders For Straw Bale House Production. Success Factors”

Rasa Pečiulaitė, Project Manager, EIKA “Award-Winning Energy Effective Houses in Santariškės”

Thomas Gaartz, Coordinator Recowater Project Mars, Germany “Recowater Project”
Claus Juul Nielsen, Owner Old Clean Bricks, Denmark “Rebrick Project”

17:00-17:30
Concluding Remarks
THETA HALL: DEVELOPING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS / “BSR STARS”
09:00-10:30
Developing Innovation Ecosystems: What Can SMEs Expect From Science & Technology Parks?

The session will focus on innovation support environment (infrastructure, innovation promotion public services, innovation facilitation) for creation favorable conditions for innovative SMEs.
Speakers:
Luiz Sanz, Director General International Association of Science Parks “Science Parks Are Not About Science: The Role of STPs Enhancing The Competitiveness of Companies”

Paulius Insoda, CEO NFQ “Space at STP As The Only Subsidy We Needed So Far”
Mindaugas Laužikas, Associate Professor at Internation Business School at Vilnius University and Leader of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Lithuania “Creativity, Innovation and Talent Development For Small and Medium ICT Companies”
Roma Stubrienė, Director Klaipėda Science and Technology Park

Moderated by: Edgaras Leichteris, Director Knowledge Economy Forum

 

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Developing Innovation Ecosystems

Round Table Discussion: SME’s, science and technology parks & public sector.

The future and need of technology parks, best practices and examples as well as counterarguments.
Panelists:
Luiz Sanz, Director General International Association of Science Parks
Ilja Laurs, Founder and CEO GetJar
Kęstutis Šetkus, Head of Innovation Support and Technology Transfer Division, Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
Pranas Bernardas Milius, Director KTU Regional Science Park
Gediminas Nemanis, Project Manager, Engineer Rubbee Ltd.

 

Moderated by: Edgaras Leichteris, Director Knowledge Economy Forum

 

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
“BSR Stars” Goes Smart

The session will display a vision of the ways how smart specializations can be boosted by the strategic territorial cooperation and used for the growth of the Baltic Sea Region and the Europe’s competitiveness. During the panel session the following issues will be discussed:
• Strengths of the smart specialization approach (talking from a perspective of each panel organization) and how it could contribute to the strategies already in place in a country;
• What are the ways of integrating smart specialization to the successful development and growth to your organization;
• How the development and implementation of smart specialization could contribute to the strengthening of the international cooperation on the macro-regional and the EU level, can the implemented smart specialization approach make macro-region more attractive and competitive to the rest of the world
Each panelist will present own view on the issued questions and moderator will summarize the discussion at the end of the session.

 

Panelists:
Merete Daniel Nielsen, Director Netmatch Network, Denmark
Karin Nygård Skalman, Vinnova, Sweden
Pirjo Kutinlahti, Ministerial Adviser Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
Vilma Purienė, Head Innovation Policy Division at Innovation and Knowledge Society Department, The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
Leif Ljungqvist, Swedish ICT/ Acreo, ICT Research Institutes, Photonic, Kista, Sweden  
Rainer Jakobsson, Centre of Expertise Programme, Intelligent Machine Cluster, Finland
Dr. Wolfgang Blank, Chairman ScanBalt, Managing Director BioCon Valley
Andrius Plečkaitis, “Infobalt”, Lithuania

 

Moderated by:
Dr. Christian Ketels, Principal Associate, Harvard Business School

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-17:00
“BSR Stars” Goes Smart (continued)

Smart Specialization LT: National and Regional Perspectives, Research and Higher Education
Speaker:
Ramojus Reimeris, Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA)

 

Lithuanian Manufacturing Innovation System As A Part of the Regional Network

Speaker:
Dr. Henrikas Mykolaitis, LINPRA, the Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania

 

LNG As a Growth and Development Opportunity for BSR Maritime Industry
Speaker:
Andrius Sutnikas, Klaipeda and Technology Park

 

BSR Manufacturing Belt – a Macro-Regional Smart Specialization Initiative For Strengthening Competitiveness and Innovation in Manufacturing All Over the Baltic Sea Region
Speaker:
Prof. Reijo Tuokko, Tampere University of Technology

LAMBDA HALL: CLUSTERS: INNOVATION NETWORKS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
09:00-10:30
Clusters - Innovation Networks For Business Growth

This session will focus on clusters/innovation networks as a platform for SMEs’ growth: possibilities to expand export, to create new markets, boost innovation, as well as clusters internationalization.

Speakers:
Emily Wise, Project Coordinator VINNOVA
Keynote speaker: Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO Cluster Navigators, NZ “Cluster Development: An International Perspective”

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Clusters - Innovation Networks For Business Growth

Discussion: The Role of Cluster Developing Innovation

Panelists:
Emily Wise, Project Coordinator VINNOVA
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO Cluster Navigators, NZ
Arūnas Karlonas, Director Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
Dainius Tumosa, Director Optolita UAB, LITEK cluster
Modestas Gelbūda, Lithuanian Cluster Forum

Dimitrijus Kucevičius, Director Innovation and Knowledge Society Department, The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
 

Moderated by: Monika Petraitė, Kaunas Technology University

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
Clusters - Innovation Networks For Business Growth: International Best Practices

Speakers:
Lilita Sparane, Director of Latvian IT Cluster
Jūratė Virkutytė, PhD, Chief Environmental Officer, Hammontree & Associates, Limited
Hubert Goffinet, Wallonie-Bruxelles “Internationalization of Wallonia-Brussels’ Research and Innovation Through The Networking of Innovative Ecosystems”
Dr. Vincas Benevičius, Director of JSC De Futuro, Wellness Cluster iVita Coordinator

 

 

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-17:00
Clusters - Innovation Networks For Business Growth: Innovation in Traditional Industry

Participants:
Lilita Sparane, Director of Latvian IT Cluster
Jūratė Virkutytė, PhD, Chief Environmental Officer, Hammontree & Associates, Limited
Hubert Goffinet, Wallonie-Bruxelles
Mantas Venslauskas, iVita, Lithuania
Monika Petraitė, Kaunas Technology University
Marius Pareščius, Uzupis Creative Cluster
Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 participants

 

Moderated by: Modestas Gelbūda, University of Management and Economic (ISM)

EPSILON HALL: MEASURING INNOVATION IN SMALL REGIONS
09:00-10:30
Measuring Innovation in Small Regions: Promoting Innovation in Small Regions

Session covered by Lithuanian Innovation Centre.
This session will present the intermediate results of the INTERREG IVC project IN-EUR, which includes a model for assessing and measuring innovation in small regions. Speakers from various relevant EU institutions and regional policy makers will share their experiences and vision for the future of regional innovation policy and the role of small regions in the process of Smart Specialization, including the role of measuring innovation in the process of regional innovation policy development and evaluation.
Speakers:
Mantas Vilys, Acting Director of the Lithuanian Innovation Centre
Miroslavas  Monkevičius, City Council Secretary at City of Vilnius “Innovation at Local Level: the Case of Vilnius”
Luminita Mihailov, Director, South East Romania Development Agency “IN-EUR Project / Objectives and Aims”
Riccardo Gaddi, general Director of Province of Lucca, CEO the EU Policies Unit, Italy “The Needs of Small Regions For Measuring Innovation”
Massimiliano Guerini, Politecnico of Milan, Italy “Measuring Innovation in Small Regions: IN-EUR Methodology”

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Measuring Innovation in Small Regions (continued): Regional Innovation & Statistics

Session covered by Lithuanian Innovation Center

Keynote speaker:
Jelena Angelis, Technoplis-Group, which is coordinating the Regional Innovation Monitor “Regional Innovation Monitor – Measuring Innovation in European Regions”

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
Measuring Innovation in Small Regions (continued): From Measuring Innovation Towards Regional Innovation Policies

Session covered by Lithuanian Innovation Center.

Speakers:
Jean Severijns - Province of Limburg, The Netherlands “From Measuring Innovation Towards New Innovation Strategy & Policy: The Case of the Province of Limburg”
Christoph Meier, Platinn, Western Switzerland “How to Assess the Innovation Performance and Needs of a Region and Translate That Into A New Regional Innovation Strategy?”
Panel Discussion: “How to Use Measuring of Innovation for Policies in Small Regions”
Moderated discussion by panel of experts on translating the measurement of innovation into new regional innovation policy
Panelists:
Jelena Angelis, Technopolis Group, which coordinates the Regional Innovation Monitor
Jean Severijns - Project manager Internationalisation, Province of Limburg (NL) and member of Smart Specialisation Platform Mirror Group
Christoph Meier, Platinn, Western Switzerland
Violeta Bulc – Owner and Manager, Vibacom company & Inco movement
Esa Kokkonen, director of the Baltic Institute of Finland, project partner in TR3S: ‘Towards Regional specialisation for Smart growth spirit’
Tommy Ryan, Roscommon County Council
Joe Greaney, President of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network

Moderated by Žilvinas Martinaitis, Visionary Analytics.

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-17:00
Measuring Innovation in Small Regions (continued): From Measuring Innovation Towards Regional Innovation Policies

Session covered by Lithuanian Innovation Centre
Continued discussion with panel & audience, and closing remarks by:
Mantas Vilys, Acting Director of the Lithuanian Innovation Centre

 

Networking session & continued discussions
Three Thematic Standing Tables where audience can meet the speakers and panelists
• Methods, tools, techniques for better innovation measuring in small regions
• Smart Specialisation: the role of small (sub)-regions (NUTS III)
• From measurements to decisions - innovation support in small regions

ZETA HALL: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP): IMI, BBI, SPIRE
09:00-10:30
Public and Private Partnership: Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI)

Session covered by EFPIA/IFPA/IMI.
This session will focus on new perspectives and initiatives in health & life sciences sector representing Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI). It is the Europe's largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. 

 

PPPs: speeding up translation from science to patients
Chairman: prof. Dainius Pavalkis, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
Co-Chairman: Richard Bergström, EFPIA Director General

Speakers:
Dr. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate at the Research DG of the European Commission “IMI2: PPPs in EU R&D Framework Programmes”
Dr. Michel Goldman, Executive Director of the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) “IMI: What Does It Deliver To Patients And Society?”

 

Public Private Collaborations For a Stronger Research Ecosystem – Case Studies
Chairman: prof. Gediminas Černiauskas, Vice-Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania

Speakers:
Prof. Daan J. A. Crommelin, Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics at Utrecht University “Case Study: Top Innovation Pharma (NL)”
Dr. Erik Tambuyzer, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Medical Innovation in Leuven “Case study: Centre for Medical Innovation (BE)”

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Public and Private Partnership (continued)

Session covered by EFPIA/IFPA/IMI.
Panel Discussion: Public Private Collaborations For a Stronger Research Ecosystem
Panelists:
Dr. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate at the Research DG of the European Commission
Helmut WALERIUS, Directorate General Health and Consumers, Health Information Unit, European Commission
Dr. Michel Goldman, Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative
Mrs. Lina Buzermanienė, Member of Ethics Board of the IMI U-BIOPRED project
Prof. Daan J. A. Crommelin, Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics at Utrecht University
Dr. Erik Tambuyzer, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Medical Innovation in Leuven
Prof. Žilvinas Padaiga, Dean at the International Relations and Study Centre of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

 

Moderated by: Richard Bergström, EFPIA Director General

 

12:30-15:00 Workshop (by invitation only)
Place: Santara Valley, Akademijos str. 2, Vilnius

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
Public and private partnership: Bio-Based Industries (formerly known as BRIDGE)

This session will focus on Bio-based Industries Public and Private partnership initiative formerly known as BRIDGE.
Chairman: Mindaugas Gedvilas, Managing Director Amilina AB
Speakers:
Barend Verachtert, Head of Unit Biotechnologies, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission “Bio-Based Industries JTI – What’s In It For Europe”
Kåre Riis Nielsen, European Affairs Director, Novozymes
Member of the Executive Committee, Biobased Industries Consortium “Bio-Based Industries JTI – Realising the Bio-Based Economy Potential in Europe”
Leo Arpa, Head of R&D Paper - Europe & International at Mondi,
Chairman of the Programming Working Group at Biobased Industries Consortium “Bio-Based Industries JTI – Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda, Work Programme & Forthcoming Call For Proposals”

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-17:00
Public and Private Partnerships: SPIRE

This session will focus on Innovation in resource and energy efficiency in the process industries SPIRE initiative.

Moderator: Loredana Ghinea, Executive Director SPIRE

Horizon 2020: European support for innovation – SPIRE
Speaker:
Carmine Marzano, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission

SPIRE Public-Private Partnership – unique opportunity for a European public-private partnership to spur innovation in the process industries
Speaker:
Loredana Ghinea, Executive Director, SPIRE

Presentation on Association of Lithuanian Chemical Industry Enterprises
Speaker:
Giedrius Mažūnaitis, Executive Director, ALCHIE

Lithuanian Business Example
Speaker:
Vitalijus Jurkonis, Director JSC JIESIA

EXHIBITION AREA
08:30-18:00
Science and Technology Exhibition

08:30 – 15:30 Open for Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” attendees

15:30 – 18:00 Open for Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” attendees and to the public

6 DECEMBER 2013 - Friday

Organized visits to high-tech companies, science and technology parks and valleys. More information will come soon.