Baltic Cluster Forum 2019
Lithuanian Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology invites all parties who are interested in creating international partnerships with clusters and companies in the Baltic region to the second conference & matchmaking event the BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM 2019 which will take place in Lithuania on March 19th.
Come to network
BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM provides excellent platform to gather latest insights, network and find new partners. Extensive matchmaking session for C2C (cluster to cluster) and B2C (business to cluster) is hosted in addition to informative conference, where experts from different countries share their knowledge. The First conference and matchmaking event BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM attracted more than 200 participants from 7 countries and its success confirmed the necessity of this kind of event.
Come to learn
BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM 2019 this year is officially included in EU Cluster Weeks initiative and will focus on one of the key factors to ensure growth and success in the future clusters: innovation. During the conference, variety of local and foreign experts will provide best practices to start, promote and sustain innovation process, reveal the significance of international and cross-sectoral partnerships in fuelling innovation engine.
Registration is open (on your right) and detailed program is coming soon!
All registered participants are welcome to visit Baltic Cluster Forum 2019 matchmaking platform and register (create profile, set up meetings etc.) to participate in our matchmaking session.
|10.00||Registration and welcome coffee|
Moderator: Ričardas VALANČIAUSKAS, Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
Visvaldas MATIJOŠAITIS, Mayor of the Kaunas city (tbc)
Jekaterina ROJAKA, Vice minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
|10.50||EUROPEAN CLUSTER POLICY – USING CLUSTERS TO SUPPORT INNOVATION IN EUROPEAN SMES|
KEY NOTE: Anna SOBCZAK, PhD, Policy Officer at Advanced Technologies, Clusters & Social Economy (DG GROW), European Commission
|11.20||CLUSTER MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AS TOOL TO INCREASE THE IMPACT OF CLUSTERS|
Benedikt SEDLMAYR, Cluster Agentur Baden-Württemberg
|13.30||GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS AND LOCAL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT|
Dr. Artūras JAKUBAVIČIUS, PhD, Lithuanian Innovation Centre
|13.50||FOCUS ON INNOVATIONS – KEY TO LITHUANIAN PV CLUSTER COMPETITIVENESS|
Prof. Juras ULBIKAS, Lithuanian Photovoltaic Technology Cluster
|14.10||TO NETWORK OR NOT TO NETWORK? |
Doris POLD, Estonian ICT Cluster
Moderator – Ričardas VALANČIAUSKAS, MITA and Doris POLD, Estonian ICT Cluster
|15.30-17.30||B2B Matchmaking Session |
|EU funding opportunities for innovative clusters|
MITA, LIC consultations
|Informal discussions & networking /MITA workshop|
About the Forum
BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM is organized under the project Promotion and Development of Innovation Networking (InoLink) which is coordinated by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) and funded by the European Fund for Regional Development. The project is being implemented together with the Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LIC) and aims to encourage companies to merge into clusters, to increase cluster maturity, to promote their growth and international collaboration.
About EU Cluster Week
The European Commission has launched the first initiative of EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019. The EU Cluster Weeks aim to increase European participation at cluster events and raise awareness on the role of clusters and the results they achieve in supporting SME (small and medium sized enterprise) growth, industrial transformation and regional economic development. The campaign shall help interested stakeholders to spot and join interesting events across Europe and meet their peers.