DAY 2: Thursday 27th of June 2018


09.00 – 09.30h Registration

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi”

09.30 – 10.00h Plenary Opening

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Henri Coandă Room, Iași

Topics:
 – Regional development towards industrial modernization and smart specialization with support of R%I – towards the objective of A smarter and competitive Europe;
 – Widening R&I excellence in South East Europe – the mission of research within the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework
 – Forward-thinking business: integration within the new value chains of the global markets.”

10.00 – 11.00h Plennary Session: From regional excellence to European/global added value and back again

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Henri Coandă Room, Iași

 Topics:
 – Smart Specialization in EU – a controlled experiment ready to deliver
 – Interregional cooperation for research valorisation
 – Co-creating open innovation at regional level
 – KETs role in generating economic & social value from research
 – Inspirational moment Romania Innovates”

11.00 – 12.00h Panel Discussion

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Henri Coandă Room, Iași

 Questions (draft):
 – Innovation for growth – which are the common challenges for the technological catch-up in the emergent economies?
 – Anchoring research in regional needs /demand driven technology solutions/responsible research;
 – How to involve innovative companies and NGOs in the entrepreneurial discovery process?
 – Building coherent and effective research and innovation ecosystems – are we there?”

12.10 – 12.30h Press Conference

Location: Palace of Culture – Henri Coandă Room, Iasi

12.00 – 13.00h Lunch

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi

13.00 – 14.00h Official opening and visiting INVENTOR’S EXHIBITION

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi (main lobby)”

14.00 – 14.40h PARALLEL SESSION 1: Innovation and Research for economic transformation

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Voievozilor Room

 Topics:
 – Synergies between innovation related policies and programs – how to achieve the stated goal – A more competitive and smart Europe?
 – Financing applied research – trends and tools of the future – EIC / INTERREG C5
 – Horizon Europe benefits and challenges for the regions
 – Widening the access of SMEs to public R&D infrastructure”

14.40 – 15.30h PANEL DISCUSSION 1

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Voievozilor Room

 Topics (draft):
 – Aligning national/regional processes to unleash local excellence pockets
 – Third mission of academia – what have been achieved?
 – State aid rules and private co-financing for applied research – giants behind the scene or an army of support?”

14.00 – 15.30h PARALLEL SESSION 2: Education for innovation

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Henri Coandă Room

 Topics:
 – Make a vocation from innovation;
 – Aligning regional/national needs for skills with EU framework for education to promote a competitive innovation economy;
 – “Humans of Tomorrow?” – New perspectives on digital education, AI and mechatronics.”

14.40 – 15.30h B6B.2 PANEL DISCUSSION 2

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Henri Coandă Room

 Topics (draft):
 – Higher Education role for smart specialisation – is it necessary?
 – Filling gaps in nowadays knowledge triangle – what are the targets?
 – Who is the human of tomorrow?”

15.30 – 16.00h Coffee break – location in the main lobby of the Palatul Culturii

16.00 – 17.30h Parallel workshop 1 – Communication tools for researchers

Location Palatul Culturii Iasi – Stefan Procopiu Room

 Topics:
 – IP & investment negotiations;
 – Marketing research.”

16.00 – 17.30h Parallel workshop 2 – Innovation management in SMEs

Location Palatul Culturii Iasi – room 2

 Topics:
 – Assessment Tools and Benchmarking;
 – Secrets behind the scene (best practices).”

16.00 – 17.30h Side events

Location: Palace of Culture, Iasi – Voievozilor and Henri Coanda Rooms – by request”

19.00 – 21.30h Dinner

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