Promoting innovation in the Adriatic Region

Final Conference


DAY 1: September 27th 2016 - afternoon session

14.00 – Registration. Welcome Coffee.

14.30 – Opening Remarks

-       Maurizio Fermeglia, Rector, University of Trieste

-       Susanna Zaccarin, Director, DEAMS

-       Paola di Salvatore, IPA Adriatic CBC, Managing Authority

15.00 – 17.30 – The Long Road from Research to Innovation: Technology Transfer and Beyond

-       Andrea Tracogna, PACINNO project leader, University of Trieste: PACINNO project: main outcomes and first           appraisals.

-       Andrea Piccaluga, President Netval, Italy: The challenge of TT in Italian universities

-       Giorgio Sulligoi, Deputy Rector for Business Relations, University of Trieste, Building a local Innovation                 System: the experience of the University of Trieste

-       Vanja Rangus, Expert member of the Advisory Group on Science with and for Society, European                          Commission: The transfer of best practices in the Adriatic Region: challenges and opportunitis

-       Nicola Redi, Vertis, Italy: TT and academic entrepreneurship. The perspective of investors

-        Ivan Curzolo, Head of Joint Technical Secretariat, Interreg Italia-Croatia, The European Structural and                    Investment Funds 2014-2020: opportunities for the Adriatic region

17.30 – 18.00 – Official signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between:

-      Netval Association Italy

-      University of Rijeka, Croatia

-      Institute Mihailo Pupin, Serbia

-      Cobik, Slovenia

-      University of Trieste, Italy

-      School of Economics and Business of Sarajevo, B&H

-      Ionian University, Greece

-      University of Tirana, Albania

-      Faculty of Economics, University of Montenegro

18.00 – Closing of the first session. Cocktail

20.00 – Gala dinner

DAY 2: September 28th 2016 - morning session

9.00 – 11.15 – What Innovation policies for the Adriatic Region?

-       Claudio Cozza, University of Trieste: Presentation of the Pacinno Research Findings and Innovation Policy               Recommendations

-       Stefan Schepers, High Level group on Innovation Policy Management, Brussels: Governance innovation: the         basis for economic and social innovation.

-       Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, EC JRC-IPTS, Seville: The role of Smart Specialization Strategies (S3) in supporting          innovation and growth in the EU macro-regions.

-       Mario Cervantes, Senior Economist, OECD: Fostering Innovation at Universities and Public Research Centres.

-       Ammar Miraščija, Head of the Science Department, Ministry of Civil Affairs, B&H

-       Danica Ramljak, Science and Innovation Expert, World Bank, Croatia: Innovation Policy Mix: an overview for          Adriatic Area.

-        Carlo Casadei, Province of Rimini, The experience of SmartInno (IPA Adriatic strategic project)

11.15 – 11.30 –  Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30 – High Tech and Science-Based entrepreneurship in the Adriatic Region:                                      can it work?

Presentation of success stories

-       Nicholas Caporusso - DbGlove

-       Marko Guček – GoOpti


-       Marco Pavan, H-Farm, Italy

-       Fabrizio Rovatti, Innovation Factory, Italy

-       Aleš Pustovrh, ABC Accelerator, Slovenia

-       Edin Mehic, Networks.ba, B&H

-       Boris Golob, Science and Technology Park, University of Rijeka, Croatia

-       Antonija Mršić, Head of sector for international cooperation and innovation, Ministry of Entrepreneurship             and Crafts, Croatia

-       Mitja Ruzzier, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Moderator: Guido Bortoluzzi, University of Trieste

13.30 – Light lunch

14.30 - 18.30 – Visit to some of the major academic-scientific institutions of Trieste

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