6th edition of the Romanian National Cluster Conference
3rd edition of Afaceri.ro Bucharest Conference
The conference of this year aims to open the door and give glance on future developments which will set the innovation agenda for the years to come.
The event enjoys the presence of eminent representatives of European organizations, national and international clusters, research institutes, universities and companies, renowned experts.
Business driven innovation
Export & business internationalization
Innovation actors are facing a change of paradigm as they move in more and more complex environments. Clusters have the potential of shaping up the new ecosystems and becoming main drivers of innovation changes. Clusters in the Eastern Danube face the challenge of becoming active dialogue actors in the process of defining and monitoring regional smart specialization.
Moderator: Lucia SEEL
Key Note I: European Cluster Policy. Status quo. New approaches
Speaker: Ulla ENGELMANN, Head of Unit: Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship, EU Commission
Key Note II: Clusters as Tools to Develop Cross-Sectoral Value Chains. Challenges of international value chains. Innovation processes
Speaker: Gerd Meier ZU KOECKER, Clusteragentur BW
Key Note III: Adrian CURAJ, General Director UEFISCDI (tbc)
Moderator: Daniel COSNITA, CLUSTERO
Clusters' involvement in the smart specialization process
Insights from JRC's project "RIS3 Support to Lagging regions"
Speaker: Dr. Marina RANGA, JRC
Clusters and the use of structural funds
Background. Selection Criteria. Results. Lessons lerned.
Speaker: Peter KELLER, HU Ministry of Economy
Cluster Financing in Romania. PNIII & POC
Speaker: Ministry of Innovation and Research (tbc)
Accelerator Programme. Example from the Czech Republic
Speaker: Radim DUDA, Regional Development Agency Ostrawa
12:20 - 13:00 | DISCUSSION PANEL - S3: NATIONAL VS. REGIONAL. Financing
Moderator: Ionut TATA, ALT Cluster
Panelists: Christian OSTERLIND, Region Skane; Pavla BRUSKOVA (tbc)
Moderator: Gabriela PIRVU, Ministry of Economy
Cross-sectoral value chains. Bioeconomy. Danubiovalnet. Next steps
Speaker: Prof. Ralf KINDERVATER, Biopro
Clusters in local and international eco-ssytems. Internationalisation Approach
Speaker: Annie RENDERS, Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Regional Value Chains. Challenges for Lagging Regions
Speaker: Gabriela MACOVEIU, ADR Nord Est (tbc)
15:00 - 15:30 | DISCUSSION PANEL - PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS. Danube Region.
Moderator: Costin LIANU, CLUSTERO
Panelists: Ciprian MORCAN, John MURRAY
Moderator: Cornelia MURARU IONEL, CLUSTERO
How do we measure innovation? Indicators. Status Quo. Useful Hints
European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard: methodology, Romanian performance, and evidence-based policy-making
Speaker: Daniel Wolf BLOEMERS, EU Commission
Benchmarking Innovation. Comparative country analysis
Speaker: Luc SCHMEBER, Inno Group (tbc)
17:00 -17:30 | DISCUSSION PANEL - NEW INNOVATION PARADIGMA
Moderator: Bianca MUNTEAN
Panelists: Harald BLEIER, Paul SVASTA