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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference - Local Hubs in Global Networks


Date: 21 November 2013 - 22 November 2013
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania, 09:00 - 18:00
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21 - 22 November, 2013 - Kaunas, Lithuania

Only some local markets satisfy entrepreneurs – most of them go beyond local markets. The trigger for the discussion is how local entrepreneurship hubs should act in global networks to en-sure both – good starting point for the entrepreneur, but also global space for the start-up growth.

Programme

 

Day 1 (Preconference, 21 November)

Strengthening business performance management in economic networks

Place: Aula of Kaunas University of Technology A.Mickevičius St. 37

 

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.20 Opening of the preconference / Asta Pundziene, KTU Vice-Rector for Research; Maciej Pietrzykovsky, Foundation “Partners for the Municipality”

10.20 – 10.45 How we understand clusters and what for they are needed? / Prof. Robertas Jucevičius

10.45 – 12.00 Cases of the PL and LT clusters development: PL cluster CASE, LT E-cluster / A.Bačiliūnas

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.20 The future of the clusters’ development in Lithuania and Poland / Marius Skarupskas, Vice-minister of the Ministry of the economy

13.20 – 13.45 The future of the clusters’ development in Lithuania and Poland / Prof. Eugeniusz Rusinski, Vice-rector for Research, Wroclaw University of Technology

13.45 – 14.30 Round table. How to move further clusters development in the region / Artūras Jakubavičius, LIC; LT cluster; PL Cluster; Maciej Pietrzykovsky, Foundation “Partners for the Municipality”; Philip Ammerman, Navigator; Rita Baidokaitė, KCC; Almantas Danilevičius, KTU, IVC Summing-up of the conference

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.15 – 17.15 Visits: KTU IVC, Santaka Valley.

 

Day 2 (22 November)

Local Hubs in Global Networks

Place: Arena “Žalgiris”, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr . 50, LT-44248 Kaunas

 

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 - 9.45 Opening of the conference. Moderator – Andrius Tapinas

9.45 – 10.15 Welcome Word:

  • Petras Barsauskas, Rector of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

  • Dainius Pavalkis, Minister of Education and Science

  • Evaldas Gustas, Minister of Economy

  • Tuula Teeri, President of Aalto University, Finland (to be confirmed)

10.15 - 11.45 Globally born. From local to global brands. Cases:

  • Ilja Laurs “Get Jar” direction - Global customer (to be confirmed)

  • Aalto university – developed global brands (to be identified)

  • Viltechmeda story, Anatolijus Faktorovicius, Practica Capital

  • DtecNet story, Aurimas Bakas, Technology and Innovation Centre, WoraPay

  • Augustinas Vizbaras, UAB” Brolis Semiconductors”

Discussion; Art, Culture and Technology Show

12.00 – 12.30 Start-ups friendly ecosystems / Stephen J. Ciesinski, Stanford Research Institute, USA

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch; Art, Culture and Technology Show

14.00 – 15.30 How the startups come true. Place of birth. Pannell discussion:

  • Will Cardwell, Aalto Centre of Entrepreneurship, Aalto University, Finland

  • Ken Singer, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Prof. Eugeniusz Rusinski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

  • TTU, Estonia (to be identified)

  • KTU Startup Space, Justinas Katkus Lithuania

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break and Startups exhibition

16.00 – 16.30 Local Hubs in Global Networks. How to access USA and foreign markets / Chris Burry, US Market Access Centre, USA; Dennis Tsu, Stanford Research Institute International, USA NFQ case

16.30 – 17.00 Creating High Potential Ventures. Investor’s view / William Aulet, Martin Trust Centre for MIT Entrepreneurship, USA (to be confirmed)

17.00 – 18.00 Closing drinks with Music show.


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