20. 5. - 26. 5.

EXPLORE
THE NEW UNIVERSE
OF INNOVATIONS

THE BIG BANG OF INNOVATIONS IS HERE! VISIT THE FOURTH YEAR
THE LARGEST EVENT ABOUT INNOVATIONS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC!

THE LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT ON INNOVATION FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW!

Innovation Week Czech Republic is the largest annual event in support of innovation in the Czech Republic. Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019 will start on Monday, May 20, 2019, at a top local venue, Forum Karlin, in Prague . By Monday, May 26, 2019, more than 100 accompanying events will have been held across the Czech Republic.

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Největší událost roku k inovacím již počtvrté!

The main event on Monday, May 20, 2019, in Forum Karlín will be composed of the Innovation Fair and International Conference with Seminars. You may look forward to top speakers, top innovations and a great atmosphere! With this year's Innovation Week you can witness the creation of a new universe of innovations.

Become part of this new world where innovations make work easier and create a new space of greater happiness and prosperity. This Innovation Week will present individuals and companies that jointly form this new universe with their innovations while preserving the needs of our planet. One of the main topics of this year's event is the circular economy as a unique space for innovative thinking while maintaining sustainability.

Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019 is organized by the Prague-based European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI). Lukáš Sedláček, the director of ELAI, came up with the idea to have an Innovation Week with the goal of creating and supporting a working ecosystem of innovations in the Czech Republic. He and his team have prepared the best programme, presenting innovations from the Czech Republic and abroad.

The Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019 will be held under the auspices of the President of the Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic, Vladimír Dlouhý; the President of the Confederation of Industry Czech Republic , Jaroslav Hanák; the Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague v Praze, Vojtěch Petráček; the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Eva Zažímalová; and the Prague City Council Member, Vít Šimral.

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Monday, May 20
FORUM KARLÍN

MAIN
EVENT

Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019 will kick off on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Forum Karlín in Prague. The main event is from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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THE INNOVATION FAIR WITH SEMINARS IS

PART OF
THE MAIN EVENT

Virtual reality, robots, aquaponic systems and much more. The fair will present the top innovation companies from the Czech Republic and abroad. The entrance fee includes the opportunity to take part in inspirational seminars at Forum Karlín.

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You will enjoy presentations of the most interesting innovations from the Czech Republic and abroad! Professional seminars are included in the ticket. Visitors have the chance to discover new innovations and gain new contacts of providers of the most innovative services and products. New tools and methods for cost and environmental impact reductions with a focus on the productivity of business processes will be presented. Visitors will experience the presentation of innovation hits, including the practical use of the virtual reality experience, the future of aquaponic systems and many more innovative products and applications.

Your innovation can still be part of the creation of this new universe of innovations. Contact us and present your innovative product or service to the attendees of Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019. For more information, contact us at tydeninovaci@elai.cz.

9:00 am Registration

8:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Inspiration: #NordicBaltic INNOVATIONS

The region develops digital innovations, e-governing solutions and is socially progressive.

Innovations are creative low-cost solutions to build economic advantage.

Information usage benefits businesses and customers, and the whole society.

Creativity of people opens better opportunities.

We need to use creative solutions for solving large-scale, global problems.

The region is strong due to close inter-economic and inter-institutional relations between countries.

Inventive minds are our assets.

We focus on educating people and making societies open, allowing diversity and equal rights.


Venue: Eska Ambiente Restaurant (Pernerova 49, Prague 8 – Karlín)

Event is invite only!

8:45 am - 9:45 am How to create successful partnerships between high-growth startups, academia and established organizations

„Israel, the innovation and start-up hot spot“ breakfast talk with guest from Israel and the Czech Republic


The challenge for established and successful corporates: It becomes increasingly difficult to develop and

market new products and services with the required speed. Partnerships between corporates and startups

can provide an ideal setup and can lead to a win-win situation if executed right. But the question is how to

do it as it doesn‘t come naturally. Join us for a workshop series on this „how“ in Kotelna55 on Monday, 20th

of May.


Note: the workshops will be held in English.

Web: http://www.inqbay.cz / http://orptt.cvut.cz

You can also register via email: inkubator@cvut.cz

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9:30 am - 10:20 am Future Farming: Aquaponie - budoucnost zemědělství

Michal Fojtik je presidentem Asociace aquaponických farem a zakladatelem projektu Future Farming. Představí aquaponickou technologii a její současný stav v České republice i ve světě a popíše její potenciál pro budoucnost zemědělství a produkci potravin. Nabídne také možnost návštěvy aquaponického výzkumného centra v Nymburku.

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9:40 am - 10:30 am Infrastruktura pro inovace

Na semináři se budeme zabývat tématy: 

Jak bude vypadat Internet za 20 let? Jaké jsou globální a lokální trendy v online sítích?

Jak se buduje vysokorychlostní síťová infrastruktura a lze inovativně zrychlit výstavbu nových sítí?

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10:00 am - 11:00 am Leveraging the value of academia and startup collaboration for corporates

A workshop (not only) for corporate representatives with Dr Sharon Tal, co-author of „where to play“


• Are interested in finding new opportunities for your business and

are asking yourself what academia and startups can help you?

• Are you trying to match what startups and academia can offer with

your core capabilities?

Join us for an interactive, hands-on session on how to better leverage

startup and academia collaboration with hands-on technology from

CTU


Note: the session will be in English

Web: http://www.inqbay.cz / http://orptt.cvut.cz

You can also register via email: inkubator@cvut.cz


About Sharon Tal

one of the creators of Market Opportunity

Navigator. Sharon has over ten years of

experience in marketing and strategic

consulting. She teaches marketing and

entrepreneurship at universities all over

the world and works as a mentor in many

companies.

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10:30 am - 11:20 am Zrychlete inovace pomocí Oracle cloudu

Oracle Cloud je integrovaná cloudová platforma a předpřipravené aplikace. Oracle cloud mění způsob, jakým můžete modernizovat, inovovat a soupeřit s konkurencí v digitálním světě. Nabízí kompletní cloudové služby, které firemním uživatelům a vývojářům umožňují bez problémů sestavovat, nasazovat a spravovat aplikace v cloudu i ve vlastním datovém centru.

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10:40 am - 11:30 am Jak děláme inovace v Rohlik.cz

Ze startupu o pár lidech vyrostl Rohlík na miliardové obraty, několik stovek pracovníků a také větší stabilitu než na začátku. Čím je firma větší a složitější, tím se obvykle stává méně inovativní, více zkostnatělou. Co děláme pro to, aby se nám to nestalo? Kde hledáme inovace a jak je rychle realizujeme? Jak bude Rohlik.cz vypadat v budoucnu?

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11:15 am - 12:15 pm How to work better with startups and academia as a corporate

A workshop (not only) for corporate representatives with Nicolas Bϋrer, Managing Director Digital Switzerland.


• What are the different possibilities to work with startups:

cooperate, invest or acquire

• How should we cooperate with the ecosystem (incubators,

accelerators, etc)

• What are the best practices that we can use?


Join us for an interactive input session on how to improve the

collaboration between corporates, startups and academia.


Note: the session will be in English.

Web: http://www.inqbay.cz / http://orptt.cvut.cz

You can also register via email: inkubator@cvut.cz


About Nicolas Bürer

Nicolas Bürer is an expert on

digitalisation. He is the managing director

of digitalswitzerland, whose aim is to

foster best practices, knowledge and

understanding around digitalisation.

Furthermore, Nicolas is well known in the

Swiss start-up scene for his

entrepreneurial activities.

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11:30 am - 12:20 pm Virtual Lab: Využití virtuálního světa v komunikaci, vzdělávání a aktivizaci člověka

Virtuální svět je pro mozek člověka stejně skutečný, jako ten kolem Vás. Poskytuje však neskutečnou výhodu tím, že v něm neplatí fyzikální zákony. Této vlastnosti se dá využít pro efektivnější spolupráci na dálku, vzdělávání lidí i k objevování cest, které pomáhají člověku žít v reálném světě. Ano, čtete správně, virtuální realita Vás nevytrhne z Vašeho skutečného života, ale naopak, ukáže Vám všechna jeho tajemství a možnosti, jak jich využít. V průběhu našeho semináře Vám ukážeme, jak výše zmíněné postupy již dva roky realizujeme v soukromé i firemní praxi.

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11:40 am - 12:30 pm Ze života hmyzu: miniaturní bionické robotické systémy

Využití velkého množství velmi malých a navzájem spolupracujících robotů je snem vědců a inženýrů již řadu let. Tento sen dominuje doposud především ve vědecko-fantastické literatuře a jeho hlavní inspirací jsou živočíchové žijící v eusociálních spoločenstvích, jako například mravenci, termiti nevo včely. V současné době je výzkumu a vývoji technik manipulace pomocí miniaturních robotů věnovaná velká pozornost, a to jak v oblasti jejich struktury a materiálů, principech ovládaní a algoritmech řízení, tak inteligenci celého systému při jejich vzájemné spoluprácí. Potencionální aplikace robotických systémů využívajících tyto techniky na prostorových škálách od milimetrů po mikrometry jsou přitom nesčetné a sahají od minimálně invazivních léčebných postupů až po technologie výroby zpracování mikroskopických i makroskopických výrobků. 

Hlavní náplní semináře budou aktuální průlomové výsledky a největší budoucí výzvy ve výzkumu a vývoji miniaturních robotů ovládaných především, ale nejenom, pomocí magnetického pole. Pozornost bude přitom věnována jak základním fyzikálním principům, novým materiálům a struktuře vyvíjených systémů, jak jejich aplikacím v oblasti lékařství, biologie, materialového významu a pokročilých výrobních a zpracovatelských technologiích.

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12:30 pm - 1:20 pm DIRECT FINANCE: REVOLUČNĚ LEPŠÍ PRÁCE S FIREMNÍMI FINANCEMI

Chcete skoncovat s nekonečným přepočítáváním hotovosti a otravnými komplikacemi kolem účtenek? Potřebujete rychle, chytře a bezpečně distribuovat finanční prostředky ve vaší firmě? Chcete schvalování výdajů a cesťáky na lusknutí prstu? Oceníte větší přehled a bezpečnost hotovostních i bezhotovostních plateb? Služba Direct finance je tady pro všechno, co vaše banka neumí a bylo by skvělé, kdyby uměla. 

Petr Herzmann, spolumajitel Direct finance Europe, a Marek Jindřich, šéf produktových inovací představí v České republice unikátní a inovativní službu, která firmám pomáhá zvládnout jejich firemní finance. Ukáží vám, že správa firemních financí v dnešní době nemusí být jen spousta papírování, které stojí spoustu času, chyb, a tedy i peněz. Zásadní inovaci v tomto případě představuje digitalizace a tím i zjednodušení při placení, větší přehled o firemních financích a jejich bezpečnost.

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12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Bez patentů to ve vývoji nejde

Nastavení strategie IP ochrany zaměřená na vývoj nových produktů. Odpovíme především na otázky, jak zajistit, aby produkt neporušoval práva jiných firem kdekoliv na světě, jak se nenechat kopírovat či napodobovat. Dále se ovšem budeme bavit také o tom, co vše lze patentovat, jak lze patentově ochránit software v EU a v USA, jak jednoduše zjistit, na čem pracuje konkurence a jak třeba využít informace z patentů pro získání vlastní konkurenční výhody.

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kulatý stůl Česká republika jako Hotspot pro Cirkulární ekonomiku

V rámci hlavní akce Týdne inovací 2019 se bude konat kulatý stůl na téma Česká republika jako Hotspot pro Cirkulární ekonomiku, který se uskuteční 20. května ve 13:00 v rámci hlavní události Týdne Inovací 2019 v prostorách Kotelny 55 na ulici Pernerova 652/55 v Karlíně. Cílem setkání je definovat roli, kterou by měl hrát tento projekt při naplňování cíle přechodu na cirkulární ekonomiku a pozvání k diskuzi přijal i pan Freek van Eijk, ředitel nizozemské organizace Holland Circular Hotspot, který se podělí o zkušenosti se zakládáním obdobných projektů na globální úrovni.

Věříme, že společně můžeme být součástí změny na společnost, která udržitelně nakládá se svými přírodními zdroji a hledá nové cesty pro rozvoj mezioborové spolupráce a podnikání v souladu s principy cirkulární ekonomiky. Toto setkání je počátkem aktivní spolupráce a mezinárodních aktivit v tomto tématu.

Důležité informace: Jedná se o akci pro klíčové stakeholdery, pozvánka je rozesílána konkrétním hostům na osobní emailové adresy. RSVP do 3. 5. na emailu recepce@incien.org. Akce bude probíhat v anglickém jazyce bez tlumočení.

Programme / Innovation Week Prague

13:00 Meet-up at Kotelna

13:15 Start (20 – 30 min)

Welcoming speech by the Dutch Embassy (5-10 min)

Introduction of the Innovation week (short, 5 min)

Introduction of INCIEN / description of the main goal / introduction of guests (20 min)

13:40 Holland Circular Hotspot

Introduction of the organization Holland Circular Hotspot

Main interest (network of global hotspots)

Good case example – how it works in the Netherlands (International level – crossborder cooperation / events / tools / Dutch Hotspot / awareness raising / programmes for specific market / cooperation among value chain / regulatory obstacles)

14:00 Circle Economy Amsterdam

Introduction of the organization

Good case example – Prague Circular City Scan and others

Role in Holland Circular Hotspot activities

14:20 Coffee break

Introduction of panels/roll-ups with questions

How this Hotspot should work in the Czech Republic? 

What should Hotspot bring to main stakeholders? 

How it should be financed?

What should be the mail topics for its activities (education / matchmaking / technology scouting?)

….

14:45 Discussion among stakeholders

Moderated discussion among stakeholders

15:30 Wrap-up

Summary of the discussion

Next steps: International Engineering Fair in Brno (Invitation / description of planned activities)

16:00 Finish

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1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Unipetrol: Plasty- Materiál, který tak rádi nenávidíme

Plastové materiály mají špatnou pověst. Jako odpad hrají významnou roli při znečišťování naší planety. Na druhou stranu jim ale nemůžeme upřít, že nám usnadňují život a rozšiřují naše možnosti. Jsou plasty od základů špatné? Jsou nutně zdrojem znečištění? Nebo je hlavním problémem naše vlastní chování a způsob, jakým s těmito užitečnými látkami nakládáme?

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1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Jak byznys inteligence a internet věcí pomáhají efektivněji řídit firmy

Čidla, která umožní obchodníkům poznat, ve které hospodě brzy dojde pivo a je potřeba nová objednávka. Zvěrolékaři, kteří pomocí mobilní aplikace poznají, že bude kráva rodit a mnohem více. Dozvíte se taky jak data pomáhají v e-shopům v každodenním rozhodování (od nákladů na marketing, až po predikci obratu) nebo jak lze podle počasí plánovat množství rychloobrátkových zásob na skladě. 

Kontakt: ivo.vedra@bootiq.io

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2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Camstreamer: Chytré IP kamery jako inovativní nástroj pro tvorbu obsahu

Dávno neplatí, že by IP kamery byly určeny pouze pro bezpečnostní účely. Díky neustálému zdokonalování technologií a zvyšování výpočetního výkonu přímo uvnitř kamer se z nich stává nástroj pro řadu dalších využití. V kombinaci se špičkovým obrazem, které dnes už kamery dokáží zachytávat, se tak dostává do kurzu např. tvorba zajímavého obsahu pro televize, online streamování a další. Co všechno se dá streamovat? Co všechno IP kamery dokáží? Jaké jsou zajímavé ukázky ze světa? To vše se dozvíte na našem semináři. O tom, jak český start-up CamStreamer se svými aplikacemi pro streamování videa dobývá světový trh, vám přijde vyprávět CEO této společnosti, David Capoušek. Technologické novinky, trendy a inovace v oboru IP kamer vám ukáže zástupce společnosti Axis Communications AB, významného světového výrobce IP kamer, Dalibor Smažinka.

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2:40 pm - 3:30 pm CREDITAS: Jak vznikal a co nabízí Richee – the all bank app

Banka CREDITAS spustila Richeeho v říjnu 2018 coby první mobilní multibankovní platformu na českém trhu. Aplikace Richee přináší „all-in-one banking“, kdy klient své účty v různých bankách vidí a ovládá z jednoho místa (aktuálně integruje účty od 11 bank). Aplikace umí vytvářet statistiky, plánovat rozpočty, kategorizovat platby i synchronizovat jejich historii a ve většině připojených bank umí i provádět platby. Navíc si v ní lze zřídit Richee běžný účet s úrokem 1,5% a Richee kartu s výhodnými kurzy pro transakce v zahraničí. Na workshopu se dozvíte jaké byly porodní bolesti v začátcích, s čím se potýkáme v současnosti a také poodhalíme, co v naší kuchyni chystáme do budoucna. 

Nyní při založení účtu Richee získáte 300 Kč jako bonus. Využijte speciální promo kód pro účastníky konference: TYDENINO

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Inovace v srdci

Ředitel Středočeského inovačního centra (SIC) Vilém Růžička představí činnost centra, které inspiruje a podporuje vědecké instituce, obce, firmy i širokou veřejnost k realizaci inovativních technologických řešení. Zároveň je platformou, která veškeré tyto subjekty propojuje a usnadňuje tak jejich spolupráci. Také díky tomu a inovačním dotačním programům Středočeského kraje mohly vzniknout unikátní vědecké objevy výzkumných institucí, příběhy podnikatelských úspěchů nebo obce budující vlastní nezávislou energetickou distribuční síť. 

Váženými hosty konference budou zástupci výzkumného Centra BIOCEV, laserového centra ELI Beamlines a Astronomického ústavu AV ČR. 

20. 5. 2019 - 15:00 Forum Karlín Pořadatel: Středočeské inovační centrum 

Kontakt: kremrova@s-ic.cz

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3:30 pm - 4:20 pm BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH OPEN BANKING

Česká spořitelna je celosvětově jedním z lídrů otevřeného bankovnictví. Ačkoliv je otevřené bankovnictví dnes již známým pojmem, ne každý si dokáže představit, jaké obchodní příležitosti do budoucna přináší. Přijďte s námi diskutovat na náš workshop, jak může otevřené bankovnictví pomoci růstu právě vaší firmy v oblastech Identity, plateb i za použití API. 

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3:40 pm - 4:30 pm Jak umělá inteligence mění dnešní průmyslová odvětví a životy.

Artificial Intelligence is at the core of today’s innovative products, start-ups and transformative projects in organizations. You will learn the most adopted real-world cases of using AI in production by customers across the world, and what are the success factors in those projects. You will also see demonstrations of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies, which may minimize the learning curve and unlock the next innovative projects in your organization. 

BR, Dima


Pozn. Seminář bude probíhat pouze v anglickém jazyce.

          The seminar will be held in English. 


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4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Cirkulární inovace – recept na udržitelný úspěch pro každou firmu

Cirkulární ekonomika je obrovská příležitost pro firmy i šance pro planetu. Proto je i jedním z prioritních témat Evropské unie, která chystá na podporu cirkulárních projektů dotační program. Díky cirkulární ekonomice mohou firmy získat materiálovou soběstačnost, vytvořit spoustu nových pracovních míst či získat zajímavou konkurenční výhodu. A navíc změna myšlení umožňuje firmám zásadně změnit jejich byznys model. A to je klíčové, protože dle průzkumů si většina firem dobře uvědomuje, že jejich stávající byznys model je dlouhodobě neudržitelný.

Přijďte na náš workshop a objevte cirkulární cestu pro vaši firmu. Seznámíme vás s nejčastějšími překážkami a jak si s nimi poradit, jaké byznys modely se nacházejí a který si vybrat a na příkladech úspěšných firem i měst vám ukážeme, jak velkou příležitost cirkulární ekonomika nabízí. 




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4:40 pm - 5:30 pm REKLAMOCÉN: VZESTUP A PÁD MARKETINGU

Žijeme v turbulentní době přesycené komerčním obsahem. Jak přežít tuto zhoubnou éru "reklamocénu"? Čeká marketing smysluplná budoucnost? 

Jaká je míra toxicity dnešní komerce a proč digitalizace reklamy ruku v ruce s chorobným uctíváním čísel zabíjí kreativitu? Nejen o těchto tématech pohovoří Jakub Hussar, autor festivalově nejúspěšnější české reklamy "Mnichovská dohoda" a zakladatel inovativní agentury HAZE.

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5:30 pm - 6:20 pm Jak programy ČMZRB pomáhají podnikatelů v jejich rozvoji

Českomoravská záruční rozvojová banka, a.s. je národní rozvojovou bankou ČR, která svými programy a produkty pomáhá rozvoji podnikatelského prostředí v České republice a ve spolupráci s komerčními bankami tak doplňuje produkty a služby bankovního sektoru. V poslední době se rovněž zaměřuje na rozvoj začínajících a inovačních podnikatelů, kde svými programy podporuje principy Průmyslu 4.0 a to zejména v odvětvích s vysokou přidanou hodnotou.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IS PART OF

THE MAIN
EVENT

An International Innovation Conference for business which the Czech Republic has not yet experienced! Inspiration for your corporate and professional growth from the world's biggest visionaries and representatives of innovative companies from the USA, Israel, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

REGISTRATION

Look forward to top speakers from all over the world. They will present the latest innovations for your business, talk about the development of artificial intelligence and share how to make the most of the circular economy to grow your business.

The International Conference will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in Forum Karlín in Prague.

08:30 am REGISTRATION

09:30 am - 10:00 am OPENING SPEECHES

10:00 am - 11:15 am PANEL I: EXPLORING THE NEW UNIVERSE OF INNOVATIONS: PERSONAL QUEST

USA

Sabrina Gonzalez
Pasterski

Physicist, called “The New Einstein” by Harvard University

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Dr. Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Physicist, called “The New Einstein” by Harvard University

Sabrina was called the “new Einstein” by Harvard University. At the age of 12, she started to build her own kit aircraft. Four years later she flew in that kit aircraft across Sugar Grove and Aurora. At the age of 19, she graduated #1 at MIT Physics with a 5.0 GPA, the highest possible score. She is currently a doctoral student at Harvard University. She will obtain her degree in May and then start up at Princeton in September.

Her focus is black holes, spacetime and gravitation within the context of quantum mechanics. She has received job offers from Jeff Bezos, NASA and Blue Origin.

Her findings were cited by Stephen Hawking. She was named a Forbes 30 under 30 All Star in 2017 and one of the 100 greatest scientists of our time by the Albert Einstein Foundation Genius 100 Visions Project.

Czech Republic

Tomáš
Mikolov

Research Scientist, Facebook

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Tomáš Mikolov

Research Scientist, Facebook

Tomáš Mikolov is a research scientist at Facebook AI Research. He was recruited directly by Mark Zuckerberg. He previously worked at Microsoft and at Google on the Google Brain team. During his time at Google, he improved Google translator, which is able to translate the meaning of entire sentences, not just short phrases.

Tomáš is focused on word representation in vector space, specifically speech recognition, automatic translations and internet searching. He is a laureate of the Neuron prize for significant scientific discovery.

USA

Anna
Du

The girl who built a microplastic-detecting robot to save the ocean

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Anna Du

The girl who built a microplastic-detecting robot to save the ocean

At the age of 12, Anna Du created an underwater device that uses infrared light to detect harmful microplastics in the ocean.

While walking in Boston Harbor she tried to pick the plastic out of the sand, but she realised that it was not possible for one person to collect all the garbage. She decided to construct a device which would be able to clean all the waste. Anna’s work is admired by many eminent scholars, such as Casey Machado and Dana Yoerger.

Anna was one of the 10 finalists of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2018 and one of 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists. In order to make further progress on her device, she has been awarded a grant. She is currently working on that together with top scientists.

Izrael

Michael
Gozin

Production of bioplastics from marine microorganisms, Tel Aviv University

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Michael Gozin

Production of bioplastics from marine microorganisms, Tel Aviv University

Michael Gozin is a professor at the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University and Alexander Golberg is a professor at the School of Environmental and Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University. Together they have decided to challenge one of the greatest problems of our time: plastic pollution. Since 1950, more than 6.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced. It is predicted that in 2050 more plastic than fish will be in the ocean.

This pair of scientists has come up with a revolutionary idea. They invented a polymer derived from microorganisms that feed on seaweed. The polymer is biodegradable and recycles into organic waste. In order to create such a polymer no arable land or potable water is needed.

Izrael

Alexander
Golberg

Production of bioplastics from marine microorganisms, Tel Aviv University

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Alexander Golberg

Production of bioplastics from marine microorganisms, Tel Aviv University

Michael Gozin is a professor at the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University and Alexander Golberg is a professor at the School of Environmental and Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University. Together they have decided to challenge one of the greatest problems of our time: plastic pollution. Since 1950, more than 6.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced. It is predicted that in 2050 more plastic than fish will be in the ocean.

This pair of scientists has come up with a revolutionary idea. They invented a polymer derived from microorganisms that feed on seaweed. The polymer is biodegradable and recycles into organic waste. In order to create such a polymer no arable land or potable water is needed.

11:20 am - 12:10 pm PANEL II: INNOVATIONS HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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United Kingdom

Michael
Londesborough

Researcher & Scientist, Academy of Sciences and ambassador of Unipetrol brand

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Michael Londesborough

Researcher & Scientist, Academy of Sciences and ambassador of Unipetrol brand

Michael Londesborough is a researcher at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He used to work as a consultant for SemEquip, Inc. In 2015 he published his unique discovery: the first Borane Laser. This new type of laser brings a diverse range of benefits, such as reducing costs, operational risks and environmental impact. Besides the Czech Academy of Sciences, he also runs science communication programmes with the British Council. He is the author of more than 45 academic articles, the co-author of 2 publications and the owner of an international patent. He is a winner of the Best Young Chemist contest, the winner of the Cryptur prize and a laureate of the Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation. He has a PhD from the University of Leeds.

Sweden

Carina
Sundqvist

Sustainability and circular economy advisor

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Carina Sundqvist

Sustainability and circular economy advisor

Carina Sundquist describes herself as a creative entrepreneur and a lecturer. She is passionate about green innovation, circular business and new solutions. She sees a big potential in the circular economy, biomimicry and in collaborative partnerships.

Carina founded the Circl8 company which helps businesses with the use of circular economy. She was awarded the Venture Cup West prestigious prize in the Social Entrepreneurship business category. She also cooperates with state administration on sustainable development in her region.

Czech Republic

Soňa
Jonášová

CEO & Founder of the Institute of Circular Economy

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Soňa Jonášová

CEO & Founder of the Institute of Circular Economy

Soňa Jonášová is the founder of the Institute of Circular Economy (INCIEN) which focuses on innovative environmental management. Her motto is that “the changes we want to see around us have to begin with ourselves”. Her focus lies on sustainable development, food production, agriculture, cradle to cradle systems, the circular economy and networking. Jonášová published a study called Circular Economy and she works to draw more of the public’s attention to this subject. At INCIEN, Jonášová is also responsible for developmental activities, PR, educational activities and for the cooperation with other interested parties.

Norway

Morten
Nordskag

Special Adviser, Department of Environment and Transport, City of Oslo

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Morten Nordskag

Special Adviser, Department of Environment and Transport, City of Oslo

Morten Nordskag is Special Adviser in the Climate Unit at City Hall and leads the City of Oslo’s international engagement on climate and environment. In total Morten has been working with climate change and environmental issues for nearly 20 years. His role is to support and provide policy advice to the Governing Mayor and Vice Mayor pertaining to Oslo's international climate and environment engagement. He is also responsible for managing Oslo’s city wide participation in international city alliances, city networks and organisations focused on climate and environment. Among his previous positions he has been Chief of Staff to two Norwegian Ministers of Environment, Policy Director for Climate Finance with the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative, Deputy Permanent Representative for Norway to the UN Environment Programme and UN-Habitat. In total Morten has been working with climate change and environmental issues for nearly 20 years.

Netherlands

Freek
van Eijk

Director of Holland Circular Hotspot

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Freek van Eijk

Director of Holland Circular Hotspot

Freek is one of the most important Dutch experts in the field of waste management and circular economy (CE). He is the director of Holland Circular Hotspot, an author, a moderator, a lecturer and a business leader in the field of CE, waste management and sustainable cities. He taught at the United Nations Organization for Industrial Development (UNIDO) in Vienna and lectured on CE at LUISS University in Rome. He is also the Managing Director of Acceleratio and a member of the World Biogas Association Advisory Board. The Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH) Foundation is a public-private initiative to make the circular economy happen and to stimulate international partnerships by linking governments, institutions and businesses through knowledge sharing and innovation.

12:10 pm - 01:00 pm LUNCH BREAK & TIME FOR INNOVATION FAIR

01:00 pm - 02:20 pm PANEL III: INNOVATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS - THE WAY FORWARD WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Urbánek

Czech Republic

Rudolf
Urbánek

CEO Czech and Slovak Microsoft

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Rudolf Urbánek

CEO Czech and Slovak Microsoft

Rudolf Urbánek manages the Czech and Slovak subsidiaries of Microsoft. During 16 years in T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom, he participated in a number of fundamental changes related to the development of the telecommunications market and the transformation of the company.

In recent years, he has been the executive director of the business customer segment for the Czech and Slovak markets for all business strategy in both countries, from direct and indirect sales channels through marketing, product development, planning and analysis to customer relationship management, customer service and ICT delivery.

Ireland

Patrick
Byrnes

Research and development manager, AddiHive

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Patrick Byrnes

Research and development manager, AddiHive

Patrick Byrnes is a Business Development manager at AddiHive. AddiHive brings unique solutions to 3D printing in metals. Patrick and his colleagues created PowderLoop, an innovative system for the use of metal powder added in manufacturing. Their printing is a safe, high-quality and personalized method. The activity of the company may mean a revolution in production processes. For this innovation AddiHive has won 5 international awards and was a nominee for the Irish Times Innovation Awards in 2018.

Ireland

Geoffrey
Allen

CEO & founder of Mersus Technologies

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Geoffrey Allen

CEO & founder of Mersus Technologies

„We are the Walt Disney of industrial animation“ Geoffrey Allen is the founder and CEO of Ireland-based Mersus Technologies. The company specializes in immersive content solutions for industry and has established itself as a thought leader within the space. Mersus Technologies mirrors real-world scenarios so precisely that it can be used to train workers in the latest advanced manufacturing processes. Geoffrey has particular expertise in the application of Industry 4.0 and IoT in the areas of smart manufacturing, medical devices and communications. Current projects include collaborations with Siemens AG and the Camfil Group. In 2017 Mersus was a finalist for the Irish Times Innovation Awards.

Latvia

Renāte
Strazdina

Board member of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association - LIKTA

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Renāte Strazdina

Board member of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association - LIKTA

Renāte Strazdiņa is the Baltics Country Manager at Microsoft. She is also a member of the board of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA), which is responsible for ICT industry development. Renāte has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting - mainly on issues related to the public sector, education, research and development, information systems, and business processes.

Last year she was elected to be a member of the board of directors of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latvia. She holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Riga Technical University where she still works as a leading researcher.

Finland

Antti
Arvio

Senior Director, M-Files Corporation

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Antti Arvio

Senior Director, M-Files Corporation

Antti works as Senior Director at M-Files Corporation. M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Since joining M-Files, Antti has served in senior sales leadership and business development roles and been instrumental in building up the global M-Files channel partner ecosystem. He is one of the founders of WordDive, an artificial intelligence based app for learning to speak a new language. Before joining M-Files, Antti had several sales leadership positions at Nokia. Antti holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Vaasa.

02:25 pm - 04:00 pm PANEL IV: INNOVATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS - STARTUPS AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

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Czech Republic

Petr
Šmíd

Head of B2C Marketing, Central and Eastern Europe, Google

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Petr Šmíd

Head of B2C Marketing, Central and Eastern Europe, Google

Petr Šmíd is the Head of Consumer Marketing for Central and Eastern Europe at Google. He started to work at Google in 2013 after having worked for McKinsey & Company for seven years. At Google he started as the Head of SMB Marketing and later he became the Country Marketing Manager for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Although he built his marketing team from scratch, it has received several awards, such as the Křišťálová lupa award, for its innovative marketing campaigns. The team was awarded the Fénix content marketing prize for its educational project Digital Garage.

Czech Republic

Jan
Řežáb

CEO & Founder at Time is Ltd.CEO

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Jan Řežáb

CEO & Founder at Time is Ltd.CEO

Jan Řežáb has built one of the most successful Czech start-ups: Socialbakers. Socialbakers is a social analytics company that uses artificial intelligence. The company is successful all over the world. It has offices in 13 different countries, more than 400 employees and millions in revenue. Socialbakers provides analytics to companies, such as ING Bank, Toyota and Nestlé. Jan Řežáb was featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Time is Ltd. is Jan's new venture which is focused on his life’s passions: time and company productivity. Time is Ltd. is on a mission to help companies use their time better.

Israel

Sharon
Tal

Co-creator of the Market Opportunity Navigator

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Sharon Tal

Co-creator of the Market Opportunity Navigator

Sharon Tal Itzkovitch is the co-creator of the Market Opportunity Navigator which helps entrepreneurs and managers identify, evaluate and prioritize market opportunities for their business. She is also the co-author of the accompanying book Where to Play.

Sharon has over a decade of experience in marketing and in strategic consulting. She runs courses and workshops at universities around the world and serves as a mentor in many organizations that aim to help budding entrepreneurs. Her PhD research looked at the market entry decisions of hundreds of startups and their consequences on firm performance and flexibility.

Denmark

Bernd Larsen
Linde

Head of Business & Marketing Innovation, LEGO Creative Play Lab

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Bernd Larsen Linde

Head of Business & Marketing Innovation, LEGO Creative Play Lab

Bernd Larsen Linde is a member of the leadership team at LEGO Creative Play Lab which is tasked with shaping the future of games thanks to its radical innovations. One of the newest innovations is to mix the physical and digital worlds through augmented reality. Linde has been a key driver behind establishing a deeper understanding of shoppers which has helped to strengthen the LEGO brand through innovations in physical and digital retail.

He built the LEGO Hub in Shanghai and was instrumental in creating a company-wide China strategy, establishing and strengthening the LEGO brand in the Chinese market place and building a strong local marketing team. He joined the Global Product and Marketing Development team and was responsible for the global development of product lines such as LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Nexo Knights and The LEGO Movie.

Israel

Udi
Jacobi

CRO Anagog

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Udi Jacobi

CRO Anagog

Anagog comes with an award-winning technology which turns mobility into utility. Their artificial intelligence analyzes data from the on-device sensors to learn, predict and better engage the consumer based on their context and location. It understands mobility; where, when, what and how a person is doing his or her activity in order to engage with relevant and contextual information.

Udi Jacobi is Anagog’s SVP of Sales and Marketing. He is a commercially focused executive with over 20 years’ experience. He has maintained senior roles in organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to global brands. Prior to joining Anagog, Jacobi founded, managed and successfully grew Brightcom to a multi-million dollar business.

Israel

Yael
Ophir

Executive Director, Bewell.il

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Yael Ophir

Executive Director, Bewell.il

Yael Ophir is the Executive Director of BeWell.il, a non-for-profit digital health innovation ecosystem. BeWell.il is a joint venture of the Israel Innovation Institute, Israel’s Ministry of Economy, Digital Israel, and the Haifa Economic Corporation. Its mission is to enhance the development of groundbreaking solutions for healthcare challenges; initiate trial and error processes that lead to innovative solutions for end-users; and promote implementation channels and integrate practical know-how.

Ophir studied immunology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She used to work for NovellusDx, a cancer diagnostic startup company.

04:05 pm - 05:30 pm PANEL V: INNOVATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS - THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT AND BANKING SERVICES

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Switzerland

Nicolas
Bürer

Managing Director, digitalswitzerland

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Nicolas Bürer

Managing Director, digitalswitzerland

Nicolas Bürer is an expert on digitalisation. He is the managing director of digitalswitzerland, whose aim is to foster best practices, knowledge and understanding around digitalisation.

Furthermore, Bürer is well known in the Swiss start-up scene for his entrepreneurial activities. In total, he has invested in six start-ups. Most recently, he has invested in the food tech company Yamo. Today Bürer is still President of the Board at Movu, a company that he co-founded, and later sold to Baloise Group in 2017.

Estonia

Raido
Lember

Head of Investment Advisers at Estonian Investment Agency

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Raido Lember

Head of Investment Advisers at Estonian Investment Agency

Raido is the Deputy Director of Global Business Development at Estonian Investment Agency. His role is to build cross-border business and innovation bridges for multinational companies and high growth start-up’s operating in Estonia.

He is actively involved in developing policies and regulations to grow Estonia’s status from current Northern Europe’s Hub for Knowledge and Digital Business to something of a Global Frontier Tech Boutique. As a former telecoms engineer and passionate green tech follower he has a keen interest towards frontier tech developments that will change the world for the better.

Czech Republic

Filip
Zeman

Digital Banking Director, Česká spořitelna

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Filip Zeman

Digital Banking Director, Česká spořitelna

Filip works as Digital Banking Director at Česká spořitelna. He has more than 10 years of leadership experience in different Czech and foreign corporations and digital start-ups, such as MOPET CZ which developed a mobile payment system called Mobito. He used to work fo the BSC Praha company which develops and delivers solutions for financial institutions. He has a Master degree of Engineering with a special focus on Management Information Systems from the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Lithuania

Andrius
Adamonis

Blockchain specialist

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Andrius Adamonis

Blockchain specialist

Andrius Adamonis is a blockchain specialist and the head of the LBChain project at the Bank of Lithuania, where he is also responsible for artificial intelligence and innovation.

Andrius is a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum working group that helps the emerging European ecosystem in the field of blockchain and DLT.

Since October 2018, Andrius has been in a PhD program at Vilnius University, where he has been developing his blockchain research, specifically focusing on interoperability between blockchains. In addition, he provides consultations on new blockchain projects.

Czech Republic

Tom
Zatloukal

Richee, Strategic Consultant

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Tom Zatloukal

Richee, Strategic Consultant

Tom has long-term work experience being a business consultant and project manager as well as acting as an international executive officer in many multinational companies, such as Logica and IBM. Throughout his career he has operated in the areas of logistics, transport, energy and finance. He was responsible for building the electricity market operators in the Czech Republic and in Great Britain in the past decade. Tom has created an impressive range of products including community mobile applications, vertical wind turbines, expansion turbines, electric boats and aquaponic systems. He has been part of the development of the fintech project Richee from the very beginning and he is continuously contributing to designing and prototyping its new directions and innovations.

05:30 pm - 06:00 pm NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

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Czech Republic

KRZYSZTOF
ZDZIARSKI

Chair of the Board of Directors, Unipetrol

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KRZYSZTOF ZDZIARSKI

Chair of the Board of Directors, Unipetrol

„Success is defined by our ability to welcome change. A big change, and a real challenge, that is ahead of us, is finding ways to keep our planet sustainable. Though it won’t be easy, I trust that joint effort, innovation and teamwork will help us win. That’s why Unipetrol, a leader in the progressive petrochemical industry, supports Innovation Week. Here we find new ways of thinking, explore creative solutions, inspire each other and find motivation to aim higher in our vision of the future.“

Czech Republic

TAŤÁNA
LE MOIGNE

Director, Google Czech & Slovak Republic

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TAŤÁNA LE MOIGNE

Director, Google Czech & Slovak Republic

„The Czechs are a nation of handymen, inventors, engineers and craftsmen. The time has come to sell it to the world. Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier before. Lets collect not only olympic medals for sport but also for innovations! I am glad that Czech Google is present at the Innovation Week and I wish luck to everyone who enjoys moving the world forward.“

Czech Republic

TOMÁŠ
SALOMON

Chair of the Board of Directors, Česká spořitelna a.s.

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TOMÁŠ SALOMON

Chair of the Board of Directors, Česká spořitelna a.s.

„At the present time, to adapt to a rapidly changing world is not only a condition for success, but for a survival itself. For the Česká spořitelna company, it is important to present product innovations to its clients while supporting their own innovation activities. It is also one of the reasons why we are one of the patrons of the Innovation Week which represent a convenient platform for the innovations advertisement. Furthermore, the Innovation Week brings inspiration for the further use of such innovations.“

TOMÁŠ SEDLÁČEK

Czech Republic

PAVEL
SEDLÁČEK

Country Manager, Pfizer Czech Republic

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PAVEL SEDLÁČEK

Country Manager, Pfizer Czech Republic

„We are an innovative pharmaceutical company that invest 15% of our worldwide turnover in R&D. We highly understand that innovation is progress. Specifically, there is a big responsibility for us to keep continuous progress within the health sector. Therefore, we have decided to hold a conference on Health Innovation 2019, which is the main accompanying event of Innovation Week. We will introduce those who stay behind the scene of the innovative trends that will change patiens‘ lives. Digitization, artificial intelligence, gene engineering – that’s just a fraction of the future of health industry we would like to introduce in the conferenc.“

Urbánek

Czech Republic

RUDOLF
URBÁNEK

CEO Czech and Slovak Microsoft

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RUDOLF URBÁNEK

CEO Czech and Slovak Microsoft

„Developing a better world is not possible without new ideas and inventions that push humanity forward. In today's dynamic times, those who do not pay enough attention to innovation get lost in the global competition. That is why Microsoft has been helping both individuals and businesses to achieve their goals and dreams with new technologies and change the world for the better. Therefore, I am very pleased that Microsoft has become a partner of the Innovation Week, a platform that brings forth many new ideas and inspiration.“

TOMÁŠ SEDLÁČEK

Czech Republic

KAMIL
RATAJ

Member of the Board of Directors at Banka CREDITAS a.s.

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KAMIL RATAJ

Member of the Board of Directors at Banka CREDITAS a.s.

„The rapid development of technology and innovation coming in from all directions is not left out in the cold at CREDITAS. As a young progressive bank, we not only have to, but above all, want to keep up and change our banking services. Our main goals are client comfort, simplicity and transparency of the services provided, and, of course, availability: anytime and anywhere online.“

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Czech Republic

JURAJ
ŠEDIVÝ

CEO & Chair of the Board of Directors, CETIN

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JURAJ ŠEDIVÝ

CEO & Chair of the Board of Directors, CETIN

„We are the largest telecommunication infrastructure provider in the Czech Republic investing significantly into rollout of next generation networks. They will enable range of innovations based on cloud computing, media, Internet of things, and new applications transforming entire industries and economies. At the same time, we as a telecom operator need to reinvent our operational and commercial models to be responsive to rapidly changing needs of our customers. We do understand the power of innovations. It is therefore an honor and a great pleasure to be a patron of Innovation Week conference bringing together bright minds and their transformative ideas and solutions.“

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About the Organizer

ELAI was established in 2010 in Prague. Our goal is to cultivate the talent of the Czech Republic. We organize workshops with leading personalities from Czech business and startup scenes. ELAI organizes the most extensive events to promote innovation and business, namely Innovation Week Czech Republic in May and the Entrepreneurship Week in November. All our workshops and events are available on our website.