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EIT RIS Dialogue Conference in Slovenia


Take the chance to network, learn about how to participate in EIT and its Innovation Communities, participate at thematic sessions, have conversations and face-to-face meetings with interested stakeholders, discuss next steps for enhancement.

Innovation has a prominent role in Europe’s efforts to tackle major societal and environmental challenges. It is essential to continue to work to create the right climate for innovation in Europe, to help create new industries and jobs. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is working towards this objective through its operational arms, the Innovation Communities, by accelerating innovation and supporting the creation of the conditions where innovation is more likely to thrive and generate breakthroughs. It does so through the collaboration and interlinking of leading entities from higher education, research and business areas, which are the three sides of the Knowledge Triangle.

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is the EIT Community’s outreach scheme. The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme was introduced in 2014 to share good practices and experience emerging from the EIT Community activities and to widen participation in the Innovation Communities across Europe.

In order to reach out to Slovenia and the Slovenian ecosystem the EIT and its Innovation Communities on Climate, Food, Health, InnoEnergy and RawMaterials would like to invite you to this Dialogue Conference:

EIT RIS Dialogue Conference in Maribor/Slovenia

Date: 22.11.-23.11.2017

Venue: Hotel Habakuk | Pohorska ulica 59, 2000 Maribor

For the detailed agenda please see below! If you need a room please turn to the hotel individually by mail, using this registration form!

The event will be organized by EIT RawMaterials, its EIT RawMaterials Hub Regional Center Adria, the Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership (SRIP) on Networks for the transition into circular economy, with support from the Slovenian Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy.

We would be happy to meet you there!

EIT – European Institute of Innovation and TechnologyEIT Climate-KICEIT FoodEIT HealthEIT InnoEnergyEIT RawMaterials; EIT RawMaterials Hub Regional Center Adria; Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership (SRIP) – Circular Economy


I. Agenda Day 1: Matchmaking

13:00 – 14:00 Registration; small self service lunch

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome by Tadej Slapnik, State Secretary, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Partnership for Green Economy (and circular economy)

14:10 – 14:20 Welcome by Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, or (Ms.) Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary – Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

14:20 – 14:30 Welcome by Franc Matjaž Zupančič, State Secretary – Government office for Development and European Cohesion Policy

14:30 – 14:45 The EIT and its EIT RIS objectives, strategy and activities | Katerina Sereti, Policy Support & Stakeholder Relations Officer, EIT European Institute of Innovation & Technology

14:45 – 15:00 Presenting best practices of how Innovation Communities can facilitate the local ecosystem / KTI / S3 activities | Artur Żurek, TMC Consulting

15:00 – 15:15 EIT Climate-KIC's outreach and activities in Slovenia | Julia Panny, Program Officer EIT Climate-KIC

15:15 – 15:30 EIT Food's outreach and activities in Slovenia | Krzysztof Klincewicz, EIT Food Director CLC North-East, or Adam Strzelecki, EIT Food SUGA project leader

15:30 – 15:55 Coffee Break

15:55 – 16:10 EIT Health's outreach and activities in Slovenia | Peter Nagy, Project Manager Director InnoStars EIT Health

16:10 – 16:25 EIT InnoEnergy´s outreach and activities in Slovenia | Michal Bajda, Cooperation Manager EIT InnoEnergy

16:25 – 16:40 EIT RawMaterials outreach and activities in Slovenia | Krzysztof Kubacki, Managing Director CLC East EIT RawMaterials

16:40 – 17:20 Slovenia´s S3 / Structural Funds objectives, strategy and activities | Peter Wostner, Government office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Smart specialisation

17:20 – 18:00 Slovenia´s S3 / The Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships – Overview and Introduction | NN

18:00 – 18:15 Wrap-up of the day; announcements for Day 2

19:00 – 22:00 Networking Dinner

II. Agenda Day 2: Outbreaking (into parallel different groups and locations)

09:00 – 13:00 EIT Climate–KIC Worksession

09:00 – 13:00 EIT Food Worksession

09:00 – 13:00 EIT Health Worksession

09:00 – 13:00 EIT InnoEnergy Worksession

09:00 – 13:00 EIT RawMaterials Worksession

13:00 – 14:30 Networking Lunch (jointly from all outbreaking sessions)

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