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 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)
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


Norbert Steinhaus

Coordinator of Bonn Science Shop, WILA Bonn, Germany.
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dr. Robertas Jucevičius

Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Lithuanian economist, manager, habilitated doctor of Social Sciences. Since 1998 Professor at Kaunas University of Technology. Delivered lectures in Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), St Edmund’s College-University of Cambridge (UK). Participated in the international projects related to innovation policy, influence of higher education on regional and national development, business cluster, Smart Social Systems Development (SMART). Author of Lithuanian Cluster Policy, Lithuanian Industrial Cluster Strategy, numerous scientific articles, textbooks and methodological tools.

Tadas Stankevičius

Current Acting Director of Kaunas IN (Kaunas Economic  Development Agency), economist, business analyst. Areas of responsibilities: Investment promotion, tourism attraction, international location branding, budgeting and financial control, regional/city economic development. 

Previously, "EY" business consultant, "Strategy Labs" financial controller, market analyst, and feasibility study founder. Graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) (Latvia). Member of SSE Riga Debate Society.

Martynas Pilkis

Chief specialist at Financial markets policy department at Ministry of Finance of Lithuania, Lithuania.

Martynas Pilkis takes part in developing a regulatory framework for FinTech industry in Lithuania. Working at the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania for the past three years, he has been advancing FinTech policy and coordinating interinstitutional actions in this regard. Highly international FinTech sector is on the rise: the number of fintech companies present in Lithuania rose from 117 to 170 in 2018, and the innovations in financial sector are benefiting consumers and companies. Martynas is also giving lectures at Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences.


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
Paulius Baltrušaitis, Director of Kauno kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

10.10 – 10.40 Smart Development of the Region
Dr. Robertas Jucevičius, Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

10.40 – 11.10 Institutional Framework for Fintech Development: Why Does it Matter?
Martynas Pilkis, Chief specialist of Financial Markets Policy Department at Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

11.10 – 11.40 Solutions to Foster Innovations in a Region.  Kaunas City Case
Tadas Stankevičius, Head of Business Division, Kaunas IN, Lithuania

11.40 – 12.15 Democratizing Knowledge - Science Shops, Knowledge Mobilization, and Broader  Impacts
Norbert Steinhaus, Coordinator of Bonn Science Shop (WILA Bonn), Germany

12.15 – 12.30 DISCUSSION

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 15.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS Programme

15.30 – 15.45 COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.00 FINAL SESSION Room 407, Pramonės av. 22A


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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February 15, 2019

Registration and abstract submission deadline

March 3, 2019

Preliminary conference programme and paper submission deadline

March 26, 2019


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