Festival of clever entrepreneurship – festival event to promote innovative business approaches

Hotel Bôrik Bratislava, 24 September 2019


Conference Hall
8:30 – 9:00Arrival and registration of participants
9:00 – 9:45 Ceremonial opening session of the event – introductory speaches
Tereza Šamanová, Coordinator of CEEInno Platform and Executive Director of CzechInno Association

Radoslav Repa, Director of the Digital Agenda Section, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatisation

Martin Svoboda, Director of Innovations and Apllied Research, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

Erika Lindauerová, Director General, HP Inc. Slovakia

Artur Bobovnický, Director of Innovations and International Cooperation, Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency

Juraj Paľa, Director of EU Affairs, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry

9:45 – 10:00Debate of the opening speakers dedicated to the theme of Digital Challenges for Slovakia
Free space for questions & answers
10:00 – 11:00Session I: Investments into Digital Future
·     Support from the state and the European Commission to develop digitalization and smart business•       Cascade funding•       Inspiration to support companies in moving to higher levels of digitizationMartin Svoboda, Director of Innovations and Applied Research, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic: News from support of Slovak digital innovationsTomáš Varadínek, Consultancy Unit, Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency: Support of innovation in Slovak enterprises

Juraj Paľa, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Enterprise Europe Network Slovakia, present and future of its services for companiesMaria Roca, FundingBox: Cascade Funding and Positive European Experience

11:00 – 12:00Session II: Investments into the Safe Future
·        Cyber security of digital solutions as conditio sine qua non

·        Reliable digital devices

·        Enhancing the security of digital solutions

·        Specific examples of good business practices

·        Funding opportunities

Erika Lindauerová, HP Inc. Slovakia: Safety and security is a megatrend. Nevertheless, all of us are concerned.

Dr. Tomáš Karásek, IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava: Project Cloudifacturing as an effective help to facilitate access to supercomputing capacities and an example of good practice in cascade funding for SMEsEbert Van Vonderen, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Technical University in Košice: RIMA Project – Robotics for Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance: example of cascade funding also for Slovak SMEs

Tereza Šamanová, CEEInno Platform: Activities of CEEInno Platform and Network of Czech Digital Innovation Hubs

12:00 – 12:30Lunch break
12:30 – 13:00Inspirational keynote
Prof. Peter Staněk, Slovak Academy of Sciences: Digital Challenges for Slovakia
13:00 – 13:15Discussion Digital Challenges for Slovakia
Free space for questions and answers
13:15 – 14:00Session II: Trust 4.0
·        Blockchain as a technology boosting trust in business transactions

·        Legal certainty in the digital world

·        Social aspects of the digital age

·        Changes in the way digital communication is used

Jiří Holoubek, Electronic and Electronical Association of the Czech Republic: ELA Platform for Industrial Applications Enabling the Use of Blockhain Technologies in Industry

Dr. Igor Paulíček, Department of International Cooperation of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Smart Factory Hub

Marek Môcik, President, BLOCKHAIN Slovakia: Participation of BLOCKCHAIN Slovakia to build trust in the digital world

14:00 – 14:30Block of Digital Innovation Hubs – foreign examples of good practice
International overview of activities of Digital Innovation Hubs – Centres for Digital Innovations
14:30Closure of the conference part of the Festival


14:30 – 15:30B2B Section
  Organised series of B2B meetings


8:30 – 16:00Expositions of organisations, enterprises and Digital Innovation Hubs active in the field of smart production and services