Location and languages

The conference will take place at Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Pramonės pr. 20, Kaunas, Lithuania. Languages of the conference: English, Lithuanian, Russian.

The main goal

Promote scientific discussion and share ideas about the technological innovations, eco-innovations and technology-based entrepreneurship as drivers for economic growth and social change in regions.

The conference welcomes

Academic staff, professionals specializing in the fields of technology, medicine, regional economics and economic policies, doctoral students.

Scientific committee

Dr. Sergej Ankuda, Belarus State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus)
Dr. Goran Avlijaš, Singidunum University (Serbia)
Dr. Refael Barkan, Holon Institute of Technology (Israel)
Dr. Ina Bikuvienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Prof. dr. Lavinia Buruleanu, Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania)
Dr. Margarita Dancheva, College of Management, Trade and Marketing (Bulgaria)
Prof. dr. Andrejs Domkins, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute (Latvia)
Dr. Giedrius Gecevičius, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Renata Gudaitienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson, University of Akureyri, School of Business and Science, Iceland
Dr. Jana Ižvoltova, University of Zilina (Slovakia)
Dr. Guy Yoskovitz, Holon Institute of Technology (Israel)
Prof. dr. Afam Jideani, University of Venda (Republic of South Africa)
Dr. Žydrūnas Kavaliauskas, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)

Dr. Ingrida Kraujutienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Daiga Kunkulberga, Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia)
Dr. Vaclovas Makūnas, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Lilyana Nacheva, Agricultural University – Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
Dr. Viktorija Piščalkienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Vilma Šipailaitė-Ramoškienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Donatas Rekus, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Prof. dr. Marco Dalla Rosa, University of Bologna (Italy)
Dr. Irma Spūdytė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Aušra Steponavičienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Оlga Sych, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)
Dr. Indrė Šikšnelytė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
Dr. Inga Valentinienė, Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)


- innovative technologies, innovative cities and regions (in a line with economic, social, health and environmental transformations);

- (eco-) technological innovations (renewable energy, eco electronics, healthy nutrition, body ecology diet, family and community support systems, etc.) and change in a region;

- good practice of technology-based entrepreneurship (adoption of innovative technologies for company, industry development in a region and sustainable development in health care system).

Previous conferences articles: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019


Prof. Dr.Dianne H.B. Welsh

Dianne H.B. Welsh is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dianne has held three endowed chair and started three entrepreneurship programs/centers. She is the 2015 Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship for Central Europe. She has visited or lectured in 50 plus countries. Dianne is a recognized scholar in family business, international entrepreneurship, women-owned businesses, and franchising with eight books and 100 journal articles. Dianne is the 2019 Board of Governor’s Teaching Award recipient and the Family Firm Institute’s Barbara Hollander Award for Lifetime Contributions.

Prof. Dr. Adolfas Laimutis Telksnys

Adolfas Laimutis Telksnys - engineer, electrical engineer, cybernetician, scientist of Information Technology, professor, habilitated doctor, member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, an honorary doctorate of the Kaunas University of Technology.

He is a visionary and innovator who, back in 1968 predicted informants - today's media, claiming that a community of humanoids and humanoid robots is coming.

Dr. Georgios K. Ouzounis

Georgios K. Ouzounis is a Vice President of Data Science at ElectrifAi, USA, and a visiting professor at Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania. His works focus on the fusion of computer vision with machine learning and artificial intelligence for the development of pioneering technologies and innovative products. His 22 year-long experience in the front lines of scientific research and in various industry, academic and government settings across 6 countries, led to many exciting scientific discoveries with footprints found in commercial products and beyond. Georgios holds a PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and is the author of many highly-cited publications and patents.

Ana Kočegarova

Ana Kočegarova is a cultural producer working in the field of contemporary arts and creative industries.

From 2013 to 2017, she worked as the coordinator in Kaunas Biennial and the international residencies project “Networked Encounters”. At the same time, she has produced multiple projects in the fields of art and online creative industries, including but not limited to, online contemporary art platform Art-Cart.eu and oral history platform Atmintiesvietos.lt.

From 2015 to 2017, she worked as the coordinator of Kaunas bid for the European Capital of Culture 2022. After Kaunas was granted the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2017, she became the CEO of the organisation; from 2018, she is the Head of International Relations and Programming. She is also the curator of capacity building platform “Tempo Academy of Culture” in Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022.

Ana is Head of Programme at Kaunas 2022 – the organisation, responsible for the delivery of the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 programme. Since 2017, Kaunas 2022 is organising regular international artistic, as well as capacity building programmes and events, including the European Capital of Culture Forum which takes place every May and brings together active members of the European culture sector to discuss the impacts of culture. 


09.00 – 10.00 REGISTRATION 

10. 00 – 10.20 Welcoming Address and Opening of the Conference
Paulius Baltrušaitis, Director of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania


12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 15.30 PLENARY SESSION

13.30 – 14.00 Interaction of Human and Humanoid Robot
Prof. dr. Adolfas Laimutis Telksnys, Linas Aidokas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

14.00 – 14:30 Understanding the Dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic with Big Data Analytics
Dr. Georgios K. Ouzounis, Visiting Professor, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

14.30 – 15.00 Kaunas 2022: Present and Future
Ana Kočegarova, Kaunas22 Programme Manager, Lithuania

15.00 – 15.30 The Future of Women Entrepreneurs around the World
Prof. dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA

15.30 – 15.40 COFFEE BREAK

15.40 – 16.00 FINAL SESSION


Paper presentations

15 minutes for the presentation are allocated. All paper presentations will be grouped into paper sessions. Each paper session will have a chair-person. Handouts before the conference are highly appreciated.

Presentations at the plenary session

These presentations are given by keynote speakers, who are invited by the Scientific Committee of the Conference and who are recognised specialists in the area. 20-30 minutes for the presentation are allocated.


Presentations of scientific work in a graphical form. At the time of poster presentation, at least one of the authors must be present.

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August 30, 2020

Registration and paper submission has been extended until August 30, 2020

September 2, 2020

Preliminary conference programme and paper submission deadline

September 29, 2020


Papers for publication in the conference e-proceedings should be submitted here.