EIT Innovation Forum
Thursday 04 October
Budapest, Hungary

INNOVEIT 2018, the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, will mark the EIT’s first 10 years and look ahead to an exciting future.

INNOVEIT 2018 will also host the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum.

We will celebrate the entrepreneurial and social achievements made by the EIT Community in its first 10 years by highlighting successful innovations and the teams that created them. INNOVEIT 2018 will inspire a new generation of young professionals by facilitating personal contact with entrepreneurial role models and showcasing how the EIT can help develop entrepreneurial careers. Those attending will have a say as to how the EIT should continue to boost innovation and tackle the biggest societal challenges across Europe in the 10 years ahead.

INNOVEIT 2018 will bring together around 350 entrepreneurs, representatives of higher education and research, EU, national and regional policy makers, as well as EIT graduates and key innovation actors.

EIT Stakeholder Forum

The EIT Stakeholder Forum is open to representatives of national, regional and local authorities, organised interests and individual entities from business, education, research, associations, civil society and cluster organisations, as well as other interested parties from across the knowledge triangle.

The EIT Stakeholder Forum:

  • Provides information on EIT and Innovation Community activities
  • Discusses and receives feedback on EIT and Innovation Community activities
  • Shares experience, good practice and results
  • Contributes to EU education, research and innovation policies
  • Ensures synergies and complementarities at EU, national, regional and local levels
  • Provides stakeholders with a platform to express their views
  • Enables interaction among stakeholders and the EIT Community

EIT Awards

Part of the EIT’s mission is to create an environment that allows entrepreneurship and innovation to flourish - both as a way of thinking and as an activity. To support this, the EIT organises annual awards to recognise and reward the successful start-ups, innovative projects and young entrepreneurial talent that Europe has to offer.

Day 1 04/10/2018 INNOVEIT 2018

1:00pm
Registration and welcome coffee

1:45pm
EIT@10: From concept to global impact

  • Speakers
Chairman of the EIT Governing Board

2:05pm
Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’

  • Info
  • Speakers

Moderated by: Themis Christophidou, European Commission, Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

Panellists:

  • Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • László György, State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Regional Development
  • Linnar Viik, Co-founder of E-governance Academy
  • Swati Pandey, Co-founder and CEO at Arboreal Innovations

Q&A with the audience

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation from the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology
Member of the European Parliament
Co-Founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government
Co-founder and CEO of Arboreal Innovations
Director-General for education, youth, sport and culture, European Commission

2:40pm
Keynote speech 'How to innovate society'

  • Speakers
Futurist in Residence, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank

3:00pm
EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’

  • Info
  • Speakers

Moderated by Jeremy Wilks, Euronews

Panellists:

  • Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies
  • Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC
  • Nicolas Sabatier, Advisor to Director in Charge of Open Innovation and Open Science, DG RTD, European Commission
  • Frank Gielen,  Education Director of EIT InnoEnergy

Q&A with the audience

Key messages from EIT Stakeholder Forum, Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director

Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies
First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions
CEO of EIT Climate-KIC
Advisor to Director in Charge of Open Innovation and Open Science, DG RTD, European Commission
Education Director, EIT InnoEnergy
EIT Interim Director
Euronews space, science and technology correspondent

4:00pm
Innovation Tour ‘Discover the latest top EIT Community innovations’

  • Info

This session showcases innovations of the EIT Awards nominees, giving participants the opportunity to meet the teams behind the innovations.

5:00pm
Coffee break

5:30pm
EIT Awards

  • Info
  • Speakers

During this session, the top three nominees for the 2018 CHANGE, Innovators, Venture and Woman Awards will present their innovation prior to the announcement of the winner of each category.

  • The EIT CHANGE Award is introduced by João Caraça, former Member of the EIT Governing Board
  • The EIT Innovators Award is introduced by Nenad Popović, Serbian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development
  • EIT Venture Award is introduced by Gioia Ghezzi, Member of the EIT Governing Board
  • EIT Woman Award is introduced by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • EIT Public Award is introduced by Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews
Former Member of the EIT Governing Board, Chairman of the Governing Board of the University of Coimbra
Serbian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development
Member of the EIT Governing Board, Chair of Group Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
CEO of Euronews

7:00pm
EIT@10 reception

  • Dirk Jan van den Berg

    Chairman of the EIT Governing Board
    EIT@10: From concept to global impact
    Read more
  • Tibor Navracsics

    European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’ EIT Awards
    Read more
  • László György

    State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation from the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’
    Read more
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij

    Member of the European Parliament
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’
    Read more
  • Linnar Viik

    Co-Founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’
    Read more
  • Swati Pandey

    Co-founder and CEO of Arboreal Innovations
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’
    Read more
  • Themis Christophidou

    Director-General for education, youth, sport and culture, European Commission
    Exchange of views ‘EIT @ 10: what does it bring to Europeans?’
    Read more
  • Michael Carl

    Futurist in Residence, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank
    Keynote speech 'How to innovate society'
    Read more
  • Taavi Madiberk

    Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Markku Markkula

    First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Kirsten Dunlop

    CEO of EIT Climate-KIC
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Nicolas Sabatier

    Advisor to Director in Charge of Open Innovation and Open Science, DG RTD, European Commission
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Frank Gielen

    Education Director, EIT InnoEnergy
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Martin Kern

    EIT Interim Director
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • Jeremy Wilks

    Euronews space, science and technology correspondent
    EIT Stakeholder Forum: Panel Discussion on ‘EIT@20: Powering innovation and addressing societal challenges across Europe in the ten years ahead’
    Read more
  • João Caraça

    Former Member of the EIT Governing Board, Chairman of the Governing Board of the University of Coimbra
    EIT Awards
    Read more
  • Nenad Popović

    Serbian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development
    EIT Awards
    Read more
  • Gioia Ghezzi

    Member of the EIT Governing Board, Chair of Group Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
    EIT Awards
    Read more
  • Michael Peters

    CEO of Euronews
    EIT Awards
    Read more

EIT AWARDS

The EIT Awards promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurs by putting the most innovative ventures, entrepreneurial graduates, innovation teams and women from the EIT Community in the spotlight. They create role models for change.

Which top innovation should win the EIT Public Award? Click on the Nominee profile to cast your vote.

Vote until 3 October and more information on the rules can be found here.

The EIT CHANGE Award recognises graduates of EIT education programmes who spur innovation and entrepreneurship, inspiring change for a sustainable future.

The EIT Innovators Award recognises teams from our Innovation Communities that develop high-impact products and services for a sustainable future.

The EIT Venture Award recognises successful start-ups and scale-ups that have been supported by the EIT’s Innovation Communities through dedicated business creation and acceleration programmes.

The EIT Woman Award recognises the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs and leaders from our Innovation Communities.

Get all the info you need on every EIT Awards nominee in our exciting and informative brochure. 

Watch the videos of the 2018 Award Nominees here.

Estefania Tapias (CO)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Estefania Tapias (CO)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The company: 

WeSpace, based in Switzerland

The innovation

A co-working and community space for women. Estefania also has a research group that develops scientific methods for the study and development of future cities. 

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Simone Accornero (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Simone Accornero (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The company

FlexiDAO, based in Spain

The innovation

Asoftware that automates energy data processing and exchanges, while combining for the first time traceability and transparency enabled by blockchain with GDPR compliant data privacy. Thanks to our software, Retailers can offer to generation and consumption units (‘prosumers’) of all sizes new value-added energy services, such as, obtaining real-time green certificates, buying electricity as a community when prices are cheaper or getting paid to help keeping the grid in balance.

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Egert Valmra (EE)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Egert Valmra (EE)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The project

UCGEN3

The innovation

UCGEN3 addressed the need for a lightweight, cost-effective and powerful energy storage system based on a new generation of ultracapacitors.

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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food

The project

Improve trust on fish chain, based in the United Kingdom

The innovation

A portable NIR spectrometer coupled with a mobile app to test the authenticity of the label in white fish, test the use of extra water in frozen fish and deliver the nutritional value and shelf life.

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Tim Kaufmann (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Tim Kaufmann (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Health

The company 

Enmodes

The innovation

Developed RAS-Q a new therapeutic approach for patients suffering from severe lung diseases. RASQ makes lung support possible without the need for a blood pump which makes mobilization of lung support patients possible for the first time. 

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Sofie Allert (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Sofie Allert (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy 

The company 

Swedish Algae Factory 

The innovation

Extracting the nanoporous silica shell material from an algae group called diatoms that blocks UV light and traps visible light as well as take up and release chemical substances efficiently. The material can enhance the efficiency of solar panels, be used as a UV filter and as an ingredient in skincare and cosmetics.

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Keith Budden (UK)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Keith Budden (UK)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The project

InclusivEV

The innovation

InclusivEV investigates the potential for zero emission, fully electric vehicles to be used for car sharing schemes in low income, edge of city neighbourhoods. 

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Luca Ruggenenti (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Luca Ruggenenti (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT RawMaterials

The company

velaworks, based in Slovakia

The innovation

Transforming hazardous waste ashes from non-recyclable waste thermal treatments into valuable secondary raw material usable as filler and flame retardant in plastic and rubber.

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Linda Grieder (CH)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Linda Grieder (CH)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food 

The company

RethinkResource

The innovation

Circado is an industrial trading platform for industrial side-streams. It opens up the market for side-streams and thereby allow upcycling products to scale. 

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Jordi de Vos (NL)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee
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Jordi de Vos (NL)

Award Category: 
EIT Venture Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT RawMaterials

The company

Circularise

The innovation

An open-source distributed communications protocol that allows stakeholders to communicate about data in a secure way. Circularise allows every stakeholder to keep their competitive advantage while contributing to a circular economy.

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Lanfranco Marasso (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Lanfranco Marasso (IT)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Digital

The project

CEDUS

The innovation

CEDUS developed The City Enabler, a FIWARE-based software product allowing urban service providers and local governments to actively collaborate to exploit urban data. 

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Ioannis Tarnanas (GR)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee
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Ioannis Tarnanas (GR)

Award Category: 
EIT Innovators Award Nominee

Nominated by 

EIT Health

The project

Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service, based in Switzerland

The innovation

Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service (ADPS) includes an iPad-based test that is able to tell if someone will develop Alzheimer's Disease within 6 years.

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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Isabel Hoffmann (CA)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Food

The company 

Tellspec, based in the United Kingdom

The innovation

A portable NIR spectrometer coupled with a mobile app to test the authenticity of the label in white fish, test the use of extra water in frozen fish and deliver the nutritional value and shelf life.

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Isabella Palmgren (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee
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Isabella Palmgren (SE)

Award Category: 
EIT Woman Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC

The company

Mimbly

The innovation

MimBox is an add-on solution for washing machines with sensors that control water quality. When water falls within the parameters it will be stored until the next wash. 

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Nóra Félegyházi (HU)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Nóra Félegyházi (HU)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by 

EIT Health

The company

Sani Nudge

The innovation

Nóra researched the German market needs for hand-hygiene monitoring for the Danish company Sani nudge. She suggested to them to shift the focus to their 'nudging' feature, which reminds healthcare workers to disinfect their hands.

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Mahmoud Khodier (EG)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Mahmoud Khodier (EG)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Digital

The company

Slangsh, based in the Netherlands

The innovation

Slangsh is a platform that enables people to share and explore opinions by emotions. Slangsh aims to give people and businesses the power to get deep, high accurate, and easy to explore opinions and emotions.

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Jacob Bussman (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Jacob Bussman (DE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT Climate-KIC 

The Company

SeedForward

The innovation

SeedForward works on products for a sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. They have developed FREYA, an organic seed coating product. 

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Sandro Iacovella (BE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee
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Sandro Iacovella (BE)

Award Category: 
EIT CHANGE Award Nominee

Nominated by

EIT InnoEnergy

The Company 

ThermoVault

The innovation

An all-in software and hardware IoT platform for electric energy services that changes residential customers’ existing thermal appliances into an energy-saving energy storage device.

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Erik Boer

Erik Boer

Director of ACE 

Jury Member - EIT CHANGE Award 2018

Erik's natural professional habitat is the university. For him, working with the brightest minds is a pleasure and a challenge every day. He has always been involved around creating new things and finding ways to make them last. From International Offices to Centers of Entrepreneurship to new degree programs to organizational changes. Today Erik is director at ACE where programmes and (international) partnerships are set up that enable students and young researchers to start high impact ventures. His latest achievement is the Startup Village at Amsterdam Science Park: an out-of-the-box location for innovation and entrepreneurship. They turned second hand sea containers into offices and work spaces for science- & technology companies.

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Kristina Notz

Kristina Notz

Management at Social Entrepreneurship Akademie

Jury Member - EIT CHANGE Award 2018

Kristina Notz is part of the leadership-team at the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA) and responsible for the team as well as SEA’s network. She is also board member of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN). 

Before joining SEA in 2012, she gained multiple experiences as manager in a university-based Think Tank, in business consulting, as well as in the non-profit sector. Her career in social entrepreneurship started over 10 years ago, when she co-founded and ran a national idea competition for students in Germany. Kristina studied Political Science at the LMU in Munich and at SciencesPo in Aix-en-Provence.

 

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Nicholas Zylberglajt

Nicholas Zylberglajt

President of European Young Innovators Forum

Jury Member - EIT CHANGE Award 2018

Nicholas Zylberglajt is an entrepreneur with a focus on innovation and a strong background in diplomacy, European regulatory affairs, digital media, business and partnership development. He is holding a Masters and Bachelor from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris and is an alumni from the London School of Economics. A strong advocate of women entrepreneurship, Nicholas has made supporting women entrepreneurs one of his main objectives as the President of the European Young Innovators Forum - the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. An Alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Programme from the EU Department of State, Nicholas was selected as one of the 500 Global Entrepreneurs invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India in November 2017.

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Gulda Krzysztof

Gulda Krzysztof

Council Member of the National Centre for Research and Development in Poland 

Jury Member - EIT Venture Award 2018

Entrepreneur, researcher, strategist in public and privet sector, international consultant who has gained unique, multidisciplinary experience in all sectors of the knowledge triangle.Major player in innovation and research policy in Poland from 2002 to 2012 as a Director in the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Science and Higher Education, responsible for strategy and support measures for innovation, research and higher education. Former vice-chair of the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC). Present Council Member of the National Centre for Research and Development in Poland. EC, UN and the World Bank expert in development of national and regional R&I strategies. MSc in Nuclear Physics and Diploma of Postgraduate Study on Intellectual Property at Warsaw University.

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Imre Hild

Imre Hild

Global Managing Partner at Global Traction 

Jury Member - EIT Venture Award 2018

Imre is a US educated entrepreneur-financier. Right after his studies at Cornell University he was Vice-President at Lehman Brothers for 5 years as securitization underwriter. Upon his return to Hungary in 2003 he founded Hild Life Annuity and subsequently OTP Life Annuity with combined market value of $200 million. After that Imre was the Entrepreneur In Residence at Primus Capital where in 2012 he founded and led iCatapult, a Budapest based tech startup business development and acceleration company. In 2015 he managed the largest Hungarian acceleration program at Digital Factory. Through the last 5 years Imre invested into 23 startups, mostly in the ICT domain. In the Spring of 2016 he founded Global Traction, a startup facilitator company which helps startups with training and network.

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Levente Zsembery

Levente Zsembery

CEO of xVentures

Jury Member - EIT Venture Award 2018

Levente Zsembery earned his PhD in Financial Risk Management from the Budapest University of Economics in 2004, and his undergraduate degree in Finance in 1996 from the same institution. Since 1996, he has lectured at the University’s Institute of Finance. He also teaches courses in corporate finance, risk management and investment calculation at the Institute for Training and Consulting in Banking, at the Central European Training Centre for Brokers, and for MBA programs.

Dr. Zsembery served as consultant to the Ministry of Education, the Student Loan Center and later the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB), where he helped to develop and restructure the Hungarian student loan program. He advised the Budapest Stock Exchange in preparing for the unified European capital market regulation system, and served as a consultant to the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (PSZÁF) in the Brau Union case.

In 2005-2006, Dr. Zsembery worked as Director of Capital Market Transactions for the Hungarian State Motorway Management Company. Between 2006 and 2010, he was Director of UniCredit CAIB Hungary, Hungary’s leading Hungarian investment bank. He was involved in significant transactions including privatization of the Hungarian airline Malév, sale of MÁV Cargo and BorsodChem subsidiaries, and the Richter Gedeon exchangeable bond issue. He has served as CEO of the Fund Management Company since 2010. Dr. Zsembery is an active member of the HVCA (Hungarian Venture Capital Association), serving as its Chairman since 2015.

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Károlyi László

Károlyi László

CEO of Legrand Hungary

Jury Member - EIT Innovators Award 2018

A highly experienced Operations Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety and highly competitive economic environment. Strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 19 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, marketing, project and product management, manufacturing and change management strategies in multicultural environment.. 2004 – present, CEO at Legrand Hungary , in charge of country activities, 2 business units,,70 million euro turnover, 23% EI and, 550 employees, also involvment in international taskforce teams.. Msc Eelec.engineering Romania, MBA, Université Lyon et BMGE,, Strategic Business pr. Thunderbird Phoenix.USA

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David Maasz

David Maasz

President of AIP Canada Inc.

Jury Member - EIT Innovators Award 2018

Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel, Start-up Evangelist, David has been building successful companies and management teams since the age of 19. Sold several companies and has been an active business angel with a diverse and profitable international portfolio. As founder of Entrepreneurship Foundation Hungary, David is the creative mind behind the Hungarian government's 'Input program' and the attached venture capital funds covering the whole development path from idea to startup to market. The concept and methodology was awarded by the United Nations as a ‘Global best practice program’

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Pál Boza

Pál Boza

CEO of CAM consulting

Jury Member - EIT Innovators Award 2018

Pál Boza is an experienced business professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Management Consulting industry. Worked for major utility companies to shape their strategies and develop new products. Skilled in formulating market entry strategies and business strategies for start-ups with a focus on the energy sector. Has experience working for both the public and private sector as a consultant. He is currently Treasurer and Board Member of the Hungarian-French Chamber of Commerce and is CEO of CAM Consulting. Pál Boza graduated from the French Public Administration School ENA and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD in Singapore. 

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Caroline Jenner

Caroline Jenner

CEO of JA Europe

Jury Member - EIT Woman Award 2018

Caroline Jenner started her career as an entrepreneur. Her interest in entrepreneurship education began in Slovakia in the early 90’s. She became CEO of JA Slovakia in 1993 and subsequently moved into a regional role for JA Central and Eastern Europe. Her work has involved multi-level collaboration with educators, business people and policy makers across Europe. Reducing youth unemployment is at the heart of JA’s mission to create more entrepreneurs and job creators, build work readiness skills and improve financial literacy. She became CEO of JA Europe in 2003 which represents a large network of 41 national chapters, JA Europe leads EE-HUB.EU policy platform and coordinates the Entrepreneurial Skills PassTM. Based in Brussels, Caroline is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator.

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Eszter Szabo

Eszter Szabo

President of Women/Business/Angels

Jury Member - EIT Woman Award 2018

Founder and first President of Women/Business/Angels (2017) an association and think tank aiming to engage more women in CEE. She has 15+ years experience in Corporate Communications, PA & GR at a regional executive level in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with GE (1996-2015) and with the government. An Honorary Professor at Budapest Business School, the leading one in Hungary. Since 2016 a member of Krynica Economic Forum’s Program Council (Poland) and co-chair of the Hungarian Female Leadership Roundtable. She is positive about Central Europe’s future as an emerging innovation hub in the digital era for the world if stakeholders co-created it. 

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Paul Stolk

Paul Stolk

Board Member Netherlands-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce

Jury Member - EIT Woman Award 2018

Paul Stolk arrived in the early nineties as a student in technology from Holland. His curiosity to see new cultures and market developments made him stay in Hungary . His passion is to get from an idea to a workable company that has a base to grow and further develop. Until now he managed successful start ups in the pharmaceutical-, communication- and information technology- industry. Now he is working on several projects in Bio-technology to find different ways, from artificial organs to early diagnosis test, to fight Cancer. Next to his work he is an active board member of the Dutch Hungarian chamber of commerce. In his free time he spends time with his wife and three daughters, sailing, golf and mountain biking.

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Budapest, Erzsébet Square 12, 1051

Where will INNOVEIT 2018 be held?

INNOVEIT 2018 takes place on 4 October in the Akvárium Klub, which is a unique cultural centre in the heart of downtown Budapest right next to Deák tér (Square) where Metro lines M1, M2 and M3 meet.

Address: Erzsébet Square 12., Budapest  1051

How to get to the venue

We encourage everyone to use public transport. The closest Metro stop to the Akvárium Klub is Deák tér (M1, M2 and M3 metro lines), which is only one minute on foot from the venue. 

Public transport from the airport: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is approximately 20 km east of the Akvárium Klub. Direct bus line 100E connects the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes and takes about 40 to 50 minutes. For the Akvárium Klub, get off the bus at Deák tér (terminus) and walk about 100m to the Akvárium Klub. A special ticket must be purchased for bus 100E for HUF 900 (about €2.90) – other tickets or season tickets are not valid for this service. Further information regarding bus line 100E is provided by the Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, BKK).

There are many other public transport options to reach the venue, so please use this trip planner to find the best option.  

Further information on public transport in Budapest

Tickets

At the airport, tickets for public transport can be purchased from customer service points of BKK in Terminals 2A (daily 8:00–22:00) and 2B (daily 9:00–21:00), from the post office, newsagents (Relay), and ticket machines at transport stops. Tickets are also available from the bus driver, but at a higher price.

All available ticket options and prices are listed here.

Mobile app to plan your journey

BKK provides an app for Android, iOS, and Windows phones to plan your journey: 

Trip planner (browser version)

A browser version for planning your journey is available here.

Guide to Budapest public transport

A summary of the most important information is available in Your Practical Guide to Budapest Public Transport.

Parking

Parking at the Whale is available to all customers. For more information and parking fees, click here.

From the airport to the city centre

Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is approximately 20 km east of the Akvárium Klub and is serviced by public transport and an airport shuttle bus.

Public transport from the airport: Direct bus line 100E connects the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes and takes about 40 to 50 minutes. For the Whale, get off the bus at Kálvin tér and walk about 600m to the Whale. A special ticket must be purchased for bus 100E for HUF 900 (about €2.90) – other tickets or season tickets are not valid for this service. Further information regarding bus line 100E is provided by the Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, BKK).

Airport shuttle bus: The airport shuttle service, operated by miniBud, needs to be booked in advance and will pick you up at the arrival floor of the airport. Please find further information and individual prices on the miniBUD website.

 

 

 

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