ABOUT

Location and languages

The conference will take place at Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Pramonės pr. 22A, Kaunas, Lithuania. Languages of the conference: Lithuanian, English, 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 commitee

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)
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. 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. Romualdas Misius, 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. Eglė Stasiūnaitienė, 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)

TOPICS

- 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

SPEAKERS

Ilja Laurs

Chairman of Venture Capital Fund “Nextury Ventures”, entrepreneur and investor

Serial entrepreneur & venture investor with a track record of building nine-figure companies from scratch and multiple exits. Currently chairs Nextury Ventures and invests in multiple high-tech areas such as 3D printing, fin tech, sharing economy, mobile and smart sports.

“European Manager of the Year” by European Business Press Association, “25 European Tech Leaders” by Wall Street Journal, “Top 40 People in Mobile” by Informa Telecoms and Media, "20 Brightest Business Minds" by Baltic Business Forum, “10 Start-ups That Will Change Your Life” by TIME magazine and “Technology Pioneer” by World Economic Forum in Davos are only a few of his numerous industry achievements. As a recognized thought leader, Ilja speaks on all major ICT conferences and is regularly quoted in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and many other media outlets.

Audronė Alijošiutė

sustainability expert at Baltic Environmental Forum

Sustainability consultant and expert at Baltic Environmental forum (BEF-Lithuania), has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability. The focus of her work is to develop and support capacity in delivering sustainability strategies and implementation means within the different levels of governance. A. Alijosiute is former (2013-2017) Chair of the Board , later CEO of the Responsible Business of Association of Lithuania (LAVA), member of the State Progress Council since 2014. Her experience encompasses a number of projects related to implementation and capacity building on sustainability issues with a variety of stakeholders: governmental institutions, local authorities, companies and communities.

Audrone Alijošiutė has degrees in Geography from Vilnius University, and Master’s of Public Administration from Kaunas University of Technology.

Prof. Dr. Hamza Abbass Ali Al-Sewadi

professor at Middle East University, Jordan

Daumantas Simėnas

project manager at Panevėžys Free Economic Zone

Daumantas is an experienced project manager in the field of investment attraction, having worked at Invest Lithuania and currently working at Panevezys Free Economic Zone. He is also a Member of Panevezys City Council, where together with a team is implementing an Industry 4.0 strategy to make Panevezys an internationally recognised center of the 4th industrial revolution in Northern Europe and Baltic region.

PROGRAMME

09.00 – 10.00 REGISTRATION Pramones Av. 20, Conference Hall

10.00 – 12.30 Plenary Session

10.00 – 10.10 Welcoming address and opening of the Conference
Dr. Nijolė Zinkevičienė, Deputy Director of Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

10.10 – 10.40 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ilja Laurs, the Chairman of Venture Capital Fund “Nextury Ventures”, entrepreneur and investor

10.40 – 11.10 How can a regional city become a centre for robotics in Northern and Eastern Europe?
Daumantas Simėnas, project manager at Panevėžys Free Economic Zone

11.10 – 11.40 Redesigning the Future Towards Sustainability
Audronė Alijošiūtė, sustainability expert at Baltic Environmental Forum

11.40 – 12.10 Information Technologies and Data Protection
Prof. dr. Hamza Abbass Al-Sewadi, professor at Middle East University, Jordan

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 Parallel Sessions Session Program

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.00 Final Session Room 407, Pramonės av. 22A

MODES OF PARTICIPATION

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.

Posters

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

Reasons to participate

Get inspired to start
Get confirmed to continue
Get motivated to change

INFORMATION

February 1, 2018

Registration and abstract submission deadline

February 24, 2018

Preliminary conference programme and paper submission deadline

March 20, 2018

Conference

Papers for publication in conference e-proceedings should submited here.

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