WE ARE KINDLY INVITING YOU TO THE 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
INNOVATIVE (ECO-)TECHNOLOGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT (IECOTERD)
KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (LITHUANIA)
OCTOBER 12, 2021
Location and languages
The conference will be held online. Participants will be provided with the links to virtual meeting rooms one day before the conference. Languages of the conference: English and Lithuanian.
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.
dr. Renata Gudaitienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Ina Bikuvienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Giedrius Gecevičius, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Žydrūnas Kavaliauskas, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Vilma Kazlauskienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Ingrida Kraujutienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Andrėja Raminta Ligeikienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Vaclovas Makūnas, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Viktorija Piščalkienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Rimantas Plėštys, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Donatas Rekus, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Vidmantas Rimavičius, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Irma Spūdytė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Aušra Steponavičienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Indrė Šikšnelytė-Butkienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Aušra Šimonėlienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Vilma Šipailaitė – Ramoškienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Laima Jasevičiūtė – Ufartienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
dr. Inga Valentinienė, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania);
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. Daiga Kunkulberga, Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia);
dr. Lilyana Nacheva, Agricultural University – Plovdiv (Bulgaria);
Prof. dr. Marco Dalla Rosa, University of Bologna (Italy);
dr. Оlga Sych, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine);
Prof. dr. Dianne Helen Welsh, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (JAV);
- 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).
Engineer, prophet of manufacturing innovations and international innovation expert of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Director of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley.
Former Deputy Minister of the Economy and Innovation.
Worked as director of the Lithuanian Association of Engineering Industry LINPRA, Chairperson of the VšĮ Intechcentras and Coordinator of the Lithuanian Plastics Cluster. Representing Lithuania on the Manufuture Technology Platform of the European Union, the European Factories of the Future Research Association EFFRA, the Europe's technology industries ORGALIM, the Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries CEEMET, Gintaras has accumulated extensive experience in international representation.
One of the pioneers of the movement Industry 4.0 in Lithuania, Member of the Coordination Working Group of the platform Industry 4.0, with significant experience in the energy sector.
prof. dr. Žaneta Stasiškienė
Director of the Institute of Environmental Engineering under Kaunas University of Technology (KUT). Her experience under UNEP DTIE was transferred to Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Tanzania, Russia and covers areas of sustainability assessment, sustainable innovation and development of environmental project financing schemes, infrastructure activity plans for Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeastern Africa, Asian countries.
Zaneta is a leader of the scientific group Smart and sustainable cities at Kaunas University of Technology (since 2015), Chairman and expert for Study programmes accreditation of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (2014); Expert of Lithuanian Research Council (since 2014); EUREKA High-level Technical Expert (since 2014); High-level Technical Expert of the Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (since 2010); Project manager of INTERREG EUROPE, Horizon2020.
prof. dr. Keith G. Debbage
Keith Debbage is a Joint Professor of Geography and Business at UNC-Greensboro and a Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow with research interests in city planning and urban development, the airline industry, entrepreneurship, and tourism. He is the author of over 80 research publications in book chapters, grant and contracted reports and various academic journals and has been quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Gulf News, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Debbage serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Air Transport Management and Tourism Geographies. A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Debbage received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1988. Some of his recent airline research has been funded by the National Academies of Sciences and his research on aviation carbon emissions has featured in Forbes Magazine.
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
10.20 – 12.30 Parallel Session
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.00 Manufacturing Innovations and Innovation Ecosystems for Start-ups
Gintaras Vilda, Director of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley (Lithuania)
prof. dr. Žaneta Stasiškienė, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Aleksandro Montanha, University of Sevilla (Spain)
15.40 – 16.00 FINAL SESSION
MODES OF PARTICIPATION
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.
If you have an oral presentation or poster don't forget to add abstract form.
You can find the abstract template here.Participation fee includes:
The participation fee is only paid when registration is approved.
- • opportunity to deliver the presentation (10 min for presentation and another 5 min for discussion);
- • opportunity to publish an abstract in a Conference Book of Abstracts (1 page);
- • opportunity to publish paper up to 10 pages long in the relevant journal of IECOTERD (http://ojs.kaunokolegija.lt/index.php/ITE/issue/archive)
- • certificate for participation;
- • admission to all sessions of the conference.
Bank name and code: AB Swedbank, 73000
Name and address of the beneficiary: Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Pramones pr. 20, 50468 Kaunas, Lithuania.
Institution code: 1119 65284
VAT code: LT 119652811
Account number: LT28 7300 0100 0222 9776
Payment purpose: IECOTERD conference fee, participant name and surname.
The fee should be paid by a direct bank transfer.
*There is no refund of the registration fee.
Reasons to participate
Get inspired to start
Get confirmed to continue
Get motivated to change
Registration is open!
The early bird registration has ended. Late registration will be closed on July 1, 2021.
August 30, 2021
Preliminary conference programme and paper submission deadline
October 12, 2021
The conference is organized with our partners Manufacturing Innovation Valley.
In the Manufacturing Innovation Valley, we help to understand and apply various technologies and innovations in your work. We provide the necessary equipment and facilities for small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D and scientific institutions. We grant access to materials, equipment, competences and advanced manufacturing technologies. The Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), Business Incubator and Accelerator are operating in the Manufacturing Innovation Valley. The European and Lithuanian digital innovation hubs (DIH) are accessible via the one-stop-shop principle. The enterprises operating in the ecosystem of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley will be able to create more innovations for less investments. We know what manufacture needs. Our areas of activities:
- Consultations about manufacturing innovations and technologies for small, medium-sized and large enterprises
- Services and facilities for small manufacturing enterprises, start-ups, individual developers and researchers (manufacturing laboratories and administrative premises)
- Prototyping services and help, while creating new products
- Showroom for technologies
- Business incubation and acceleration
- International innovation networking
- Access to equipment
For more information please visit our website www.manuvalley.tech.