CEVRO University in cooperation with partners from the Future Forces Forum, the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic, and the Centre for Transatlantic Relations invite you to a conference Building up the State: Innovation or Stagnation?
Innovation and development of new capabilities are key aspects of the modern world. The innovation ecosystem that supports the creation of these capabilities is becoming an increasingly important prerequisite for ensuring the competitiveness of states in both national and international dimensions.
The Czech Republic must not fall behind. Therefore, in cooperation with partners, we are coming up with an event aimed at emphasizing the key role of innovation in the economy. We want to connect experts, entrepreneurs and state representatives to discuss the latest trends and developments in the fields of technology, science, and business. The programme includes 3 panel discussions and an innovation workshop.
The goal is to encourage the exchange of ideas and cooperation between different sectors in order to promote innovative thinking and its application in practice. The conference will also offer networking opportunities where participants can make new contacts and expand their professional networks.
At the conference, CEVRO University will also present their new postgraduate study program MPA in Innovation Management.
The conference will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 1 p.m. at the premises of CEVRO University (Jungmannova 17, 110 00 Prague 1).
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13.00-13.30 Registration13.30-13.45 WELCOME SPEECH: Ivan Langer, Vysoká škola CEVRO 13.45-14.45 PANEL I – INNOVATIONS – STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STATE
The importance of innovation for the economy/competitiveness and for ensuring the security and defense of the Czech Republic
Jiří Hynek, President of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)
Otakar Foltýn, Military Office of the President of the Czech Republic
Tomáš Kopečný, Governmental Envoy for the Reconstruction of Ukraine
Marek Šimandl, General Director, Customs Administration of the Czech Republic
14.45-16.00 PANEL II – INNOVATIONS DIRECTIONS
Key directions of innovative projects for the economy/competitiveness and for ensuring the security and defense of the Czech Republic
Jan Paďourek, Director General of the Section of Internal Security and Police Education of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic
Miroslav Feix, Director of the Department, Operational Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic
Jana Žaludová, Founder and former CEO Prague.bio
Pavel Štalmach, Vysoká škola CEVRO
15.00-16.00 INNOVATION WORKSHOP
Examples of innovative techniques
16.00-16.15 COFFEE BREAK
16.15-16.30 Prof. Josh Lerner, Harvard University
Why have public efforts to support entrepreneurship and venture capital failed – and what to do about it? (online)
16.30-17.00 DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATION KNOW-HOW AS A NECESSARY CONDITION FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIONS
Presentation of a new postgraduate program MPA in Innovation Management and Activities of the FFF Innovation Accelerator
Tomáš Pluhařík a Pavel Štalmach
17.00-18.00 PANEL III – INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS
Process and institutional conditions for the successful implementation of innovations – what needs to be done/set from the perspective of the public and private sectors
Bohuslav Přikryl, CSG Aerospace’s Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation
René Samek, Czechinvest
Vít Horký, Founder, Czech Founders
Tomáš Pluhařík, CEO HuMaInn / Behavee, Vysoká škola CEVRO
18.00-18.15 CONCLUSION – SUMMARY
Moderator of the conference: František Mičánek, Vysoká škola CEVRO