The IN-EUR project consortium and the Lithuanian Innovation Center are pleased to invite all interested parties to attend the project's international seminar, entitled "Innovation in Small Regions" to be held on 5th December 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The event will be part of a larger international conference, entitled "Innovation Forum 2013", organized by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) in Lithuania, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in the context of the Lithuanian EU Presidency.
The event will gather international experts and speakers which will discuss and debate issues related to measuring innovation in small regions. The agenda can be seen below.
For more information and registration, please visit www.vif2013.com or send email to one of the following contacts:
Mr. Sander Vandermolen, Lithuanian Innovation Center
Dr. Mantas Vilys, Lithuanian Innovation Center
Ms. Lili Vasileva, Communication Officer
The IN-EUR consortium and the Lithuanian Innovation Center are looking forward to meet you in Vilnius!
"Measuring Innovation in Small Regions"
Date: 5th December 2013
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
08:00-09:00 Registration of participants
09:00–10:30 Opening Session: Promoting Innovation in Small Regions
09:15-09:45Keynote: "Innovation at local level"
09:45-10:00 "IN-EUR project / Objectives and Aims", Luminita Mihailov, Director, South East Romania Development Agency, Romania
10:00-10:30 "Measuring innovation with ALBI model: Needs and methodology", Monica Lazzaroni, International Projects Office, Province of Lucca, Italy
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Second Session: Regional Innovation & Statistics
11:00 – 11:30Keynote "European Regional Innovation Scoreboard"
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote"Regional Innovation Monitor – Measuring Innovation in European Regions", Jelena Angelis, Technoplis-Group, which is coordinating the Regional Innovation Monitor
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 'From measuring innovation towards regional innovation policies'
13:30 – 14:00 Keynote "From measuring innovation towards new innovation strategy & policy: The case of the province of Limburg", Jean Severijns, Province of Limburg, the Netherlands
14:00 – 15:00 Panel Discussion: "How to use measuring of innovation for policies in small regions"
Moderated discussion by panel of experts on translating the measurement of innovation into new regional innovation policy. Panel consists of:
. 1. Jelena Angelis, Technoplis-Group, which coordinates the Regional Innovation Monitor
2. Jean Severijns, Province of Limburg (NL) and member of Smart Specialisation Platform Mirror Group
3. Violeta Bulc, Owner and Manager, Vibacom company & Inco movement
4. Esa Kokkonen, Baltic Institute of Finland, project partner in TR3S: 'Towards Regional specialisation for Smart growth spirit'
5. Tommy Ryan, Director of Services, Roscommon County Council, Ireland
6. Joe Greaney, President of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 'From measuring innovation towards regional innovation policies'
15:30 – 16:20 Continued discussion with panel & audience
16:20 – 16:30Conclusions & Closing Session, Mantas Vilys, Acting Director of the Lithuanian Innovation Centre
16:30 – 17:00 Networking Session & Continued discussions
Three Thematic Standing Tables where audience can meet the speakers and panelists
· Methods, tools, techniques for better innovation measuring in small regions
· Smart Specialisation: the role of small (sub)-regions (NUTS III)
· From measurements to decisions - innovation support in small regions