Innoventure | A Project by Loop Operations | 18, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest

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May 16-17, 2019

Where

Iasi, Romania, Palas area

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INNOVENTURE 2019

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Innoventure International

Conference 2019 

THE QUADRUPLE HELIX OF INNOVATION

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MAY 16-17

IASI, ROMANIA

The Speakers

25

FEATURED INNOVATION EXPERTS

01

Innovation Ecosystems

RODICA LUPU

Founder | Ingenius Hub | www.ingenius-hub.euCEO | Loop Operations | www.loopoperations.ro

Rodica Lupu founded and manages the consultancy company Loop Operations, specialized in innovation, strategic management and funding, and Ingenius Hub, dedicated to supporting and incubating startups (240 startups funded in the last 3 years).

She contributed to changing more then 50 pieces of legislation in various industries, she was involved in international projects in several countries, she was responsible for more than 60 mil euros EU funding for business partners and institutions.

She graduated with merits from an MBA program in London and San Francisco, and decided to use all her experience to create functional networks and tools to support Romanian businesses integrate innovation and become more relevant on international markets.

 

LORRAINE WARREN

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massey University, New Zealand

20 years experience working in innovation and management environment in UK educational institutions, with extensive teaching, curriculum development and course management experience, including the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in greenfield sites incorporating best practice from MIT, NCSU and San Diego

15 years experience working with incubators, spin-out companies, SMEs and technology transfer offices in leading UK universities (Loughborough, Southampton and overseas), in a wide range of sectors – high tech, creative industries, digital media, service sector, public sector, social enterprises, large and small companies.

02

Innovation Ecosystems

03

Innovation Ecosystems

FLORIAN COLCEAG

Founder, Kogaion Gifted Academy

A well-known public figure, prof. dr. Florian Colceag is an international expert in gifted education, specialist in mathematical modelling, inventor of algebraic fractals, and was awarded the title of European Personality of the Year in 2007.

He is a co-founder of the Kogaion Gifted Academy, where he delivers workshops of ‘Integrated Knowledge’ for children, as well as conferences on parenting.

Prof. dr. Florian Colceag is very active as a consultant in research teams in various fields, such as biochemistry, biophysics, cellular biology, but also education, sociology, complexity theory and economy, withing the European Institute for Integration and the Centre for Complex Studies.

CLAUDIU VRÎNCEANU

Executive Director, Magurele Science Park

Claudiu Vrinceanu is Executive Director of Magurele Science Park.

 

With experience in consultancy and public administration, he is an enabler and connector in the Romanian business ecosystem.

 

Claudiu holds an EMBA degree from Maastricht School of Management, where he researched the evolution of Romanian Born Global Firms.

04

Innovation Ecosystems

01

Innovation Ecosystems

ANCA CLIPA

Associate lecturer, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Trainer and associate lecturer at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. For the last 15 years, she worked in training, academia and SMEs development.  

 

She is highly interested in innovation and in the process of her postdoctoral research on ICT ecosystems: Networks and Value Creation in ICT Innovation Ecosystems.

During the conference she will deliver a brief presentation of some of her research endeavors and partial conclusions based on case studies and significant field work

ALEXANDRA CERNIAN

Senior Consultant, professor at Politehnica University, Bucharest

Alexandra is a lecturer at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science since 2007.

 

Her teaching and research domains are: Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Opinion Mining.

 

She participated as an expert in numerous national and international projects and collaborated as training and e-Learning consultant with the one of the biggest companies in Romania.

 

Most of all she loves to interact with people and motivate them to learn continuously. It's a lifestyle!

02

Managing & Funding Innovation

03

Managing & Funding Innovation

SILVIU PANDREA

Senior Consultant M&A and R&R

With more than 20 years of experience in the Romanian business environment, Silviu Pandrea has developed and implemented numerous consultancy projects for some of the most important companies in Romania, dealing with a wide range of subjects from planning and operations management, risk management, legal aspects, financial modelling, M&A, restructuring, business modelling.

 

He has worked with companies in all phases of development, from start-up to scale-up and market expansion, including in international projects. He is currently interested in supporting companies to integrate innovation tools and methodologies in their business strategies and operations.

GABRIEL BIRIȘ

Funding Partner Biriș Goran

Gabriel is a founding partner of Biriş Goran and is widely regarded as one of the leading tax experts in the country.

Gabriel has over 21 years of experience in Romanian tax matters, having advised clients on complex tax litigation, compliance and structuring issues. He is well-known in the Romanian media for his tireless advocacy for meaningful tax reform to assist the business environment in Romania, and his appointment as Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Finance was a vindication of his efforts.

Gabriel is the author of two books about tax: “Despre Fiscalitate şi Competitivitate” (About Tax and Competitiveness) and “Despre Fiscalitate şi Bun Simţ” (About Tax and Good Sense), both published in 2012. Gabriel is the co-author of “Controverse în fiscalitate” (Tax Controversies) published in 2011.

04

Managing & Funding Innovation

03

Managing & Funding Innovation

DANA GHINEȚ

EU Funding Unit Manager,

Loop Operations

With 10-year experience in the coordination of the activity of elaboration and implementation of projects with non-reimbursable financing, Dana has helped over 200 companies have winning projects, with an eligible value of the projects of over 100 million Euro.

At this moment, Dana focused on the strategic consultancy and entrepreneur consultancy services, being convinced of the added value of these services, as well as of the high potential of the Romanian business environment these two major directions.

CRISTINA CHIRIAC

President, CONAF

PhD Cristina Chiriac has a vast managerial experience accumulated in over 15 years of activity, she is a financial consultant and insolvency practitioner, mediator, author of numerous articles and of the book ‘The Big Privatization’, which she wrote as one of the few economists who had thoroughly studied this phenomenon in Romania.

In 2010 she is awarded the title of Ambassador of Female Entrepreneurship by the European Commission. She is also known for her business ‘Flori de Ie’, which promotes the Romanian traditional clothing in an original interpretation, on the most important stages of the international fashion, in Vienn, London, Shanghai, Abu-Dhabi, New York, Tokyo.

 

Since 2012 she has started to build what is today the National Confederation for Female Entrepreneurship.

04

Managing & Funding Innovation

03

Industry 4.0

PROF. DR. ING. CĂTĂLIN DUMITRAȘ

Dean, FMMIM, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iași 

With a significant academic career, Prof. dr. ing. Catalin Dumitras is presently Dean of the Faculty of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management, withing Ghe. Asachi Technical University in Iasi.

 

Beyond the teaching activity, he has been involved in numerous research projects, having had results that could be applied in industry, in various companies, leading to positive results and improved processes.

He is concerned with the new trends in industry and actively involved in rethinking the academic curricula to match the new market requirements, especially to integrate models, methodologies and tools for the transition to the Industry 4.0.

PROF. DR.ING. ALEXANDRU STĂNILĂ

Inventor and Associate Professor, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University from Iași 

With a strong passion for invention and creativity in general, Prof Alexandru Stanila is the author of more than 50 inventions, with multiple applications in several industries.

 

Having a strong commitment to studying and understanding creativity and how it can be stimulated, he is a strong ambassador of introducing a creativity course in the academic curriculum, especially in the technical faculties.

 

He is an advocate for Industry 4.0 and an efficient connector between research and business environments.

04

Industry 4.0

03

Industry 4.0

ROMEO KROENER

President, Technology Transfer Center, Bavaria

Born in Timisoara, Romania, Romeo Kroner has spent his past 30 years in Germany, being involved in business projects, social activism and lately having focused on advanced technologies and mostly on technological transfer mechanisms and tools. 

 

Having been in permanent contact with Romania through his network of inventors, researchers and business people, he has also been active in supporting Romanians in diaspora and is recognised for building bridges between people and organisations in the two countries. 

He is presently President of the Technology Center of Bavaria and highly interested in all subjects related to the new paradigm in industry, the Industry 4.0.

DR. ING. CONSTANTIN CHIRIȚĂ

Associate Professor, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iași 

Dr.-Ing. Constantin Chirita is a Senior professor and researcher of the “Gheorghe Asachi”Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Machinery and Industrial Management, Department of Machine Tools.

​He founded the Spin-off – Hydramold  from 1971 in Industrial Hydraulic-Equipment High Pressure 700 bar , development innovative Products  OEM - Hydraulic Cylinders , Pumps 700bar ,Concrete Tensioning ,Heavy Lifting Technology,In-situ Machining Equipment in Industries: Oil&Gas, Railway, Naval, Mining, Workholding and Off-Highway. ​Dr.-Ing. Constantin Chirita has published many books and scientific articles and has been awarded with distinctions and medals at many scientific events and  salons of inventions.

04

Industry 4.0

03

Success Stories

IULIAN HORNEȚ

CEO, ECO HORNET

A highly disciplined and equally creative spirit, Iulian Hornet was on a permanent path of excellency in all the assignments he had and especially in the endeavours he undertook himself as an inventor and later as an entrepreneur.

 

With numerous inventions and a whole range of awards and medals for the results of his research work, he is the proud founder of EcoHornet, a company built and run by an inventor, acknowledged by the Europe Business Assembly, which granted him the ‘Best Enterprise’ Award in 2014.

 

Having business partners in various countries, he set himself the goal to remain active on the Romanian market and provide solutions for improving the local ecosystem by reducing pollution, energy costs and contributing his technologies to the accomplishment of the circular bio-economy.

MIHAI RANETI

CEO Cyber Swarm

Mihai Raneti is the founder & CEO of CyberSwarm Inc., a deep tech company developing a neuromorphic System-on-a-Chip dedicated to cybersecurity which helps organizations secure communication between connected devices and protect critical business assets.

The company was established in 2017 in the US, and has received a seed investment of €1 million from Draper Associates, represented by Tim Draper. 

 

It has ongoing partnerships with The National Institute of Materials Physics and The National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies. Over 20 PhDs have been contributing to this research project. The team includes 15 tech and business employees with various backgrounds and +80 years of cumulated experience in cybersecurity. At the moment of writing, CyberSwarm is negotiating several pre-sales.

04

Success Stories

03

Success Stories

ZORAN STANOJEVIC

Inventor

Zoran Stanojevic is an engineer specialized in machine manufacturing.

 

He has permanently been involved in challenging activities where new technologies and ideas are tested and implemented.

 

He was a member of Yamaha Team for motto cross, as well as engineer and leader of Renault Williams Formula 2 technical team.

 

Over the many years of research, he has patented 43 inventions and innovations in sectors like energy, biomass and medical devices.

DR. ING. LUCIAN MÂNDREA

Inventor

Lucian Lucian, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Power Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest.


Recent Concerns: Techniques and methods for increasing the energy and balance of the human being as well as for maintaining optimal health and well-being.  Developing devices to achieve these goals.

 

Current Presentation: Devices with re balancing effect on the human being.

04

Success Stories

03

Success Stories

CORNELIA UNGUREAN

Entrepreneur

Cornelia Ungurean, Co-Founder of Biotech Exclusiv, is a young, innovative food entrepreneur who 2 years ago created a new type of 100% natural sunflower oil.

 

Together with her business partner, she produces 4 different types of oil for food consumption, and through products she encourages local production and Romanian traditions.


Designated in March 2019 as European Alumni Entrepreneur, Cornelia Ungurean will tell us how she succeeded in a simple project to open up her business and benefit from an exchange of European entrepreneurial experience that has significantly changed her business.

DELIAN COROAMĂ

Manager at Webmagnat | Entrepreneur | Speaker | Innovation Trainer

14 years of experience as an entrepreneur in different fields (consultancy, B2B sales, IT, Advertising, Agriculture and ... yes Beekeeping also) helped him learn that you cannot be very good at everything you do. You have to focus on what you excel.

"I've decided to do what I like and I'm good at: Sales and Digitization in order to help bold companies scale up." Delian graciously accepts advice and consultancy from other specialists in areas where he does not excel. "Deliver Value to your customers and you won't have to sell to them."

He is the adept of validated business innovation-driven growth to deliver value to his clients (Lean and Design Thinking Methodologies)

04

Digitalization

03

Smart Cities & Communities

IULIAN CUCULAS

GM, PROIECT RO INVEST CAPITAL

Founder of Proiect Ro Invest Capital, Iulian Cuculas is a senior consultant in investments, project management, business development and waste to energy solutions.

 

A visionary in the field of smart cities and communities, Iulian Cuculas actively promotes strategic impactful projects at local and regional level, being recognized for his ability to find financing solutions for complex investments.


He is involved with developing the National Innovation Strategy and is avtive in several clusters, being also a tenaceous promoter of Romanian innovative solutions or inventions in various industries.

MIHAELA RENȚEA

Managing Director, TRUST Communications

Mihaela is Managing Director of TRUST Communications and guest speaker to top universities of Bucharest, as Academy of Economic Studies, (A.S.E.), Academy of Communication and Public Relations (S.N.S.P.A.), Academy of Sport (A.N.E.F.S.)  on topics as Marketing, Cross Cultural Communication, Time Management, Effective Negotiations Techniques and How to Attract Sponsorships. Previously she worked for 10 years for Samsung Electronics in sales, marketing and management fields, where she held the position of Managing Director for Romania and Brand & Communications Director for Romania & Bulgaria.

 

Her experience with multinational companies, her know-how, know-why and know-who gives to Mihaela the possibility to offer real case studies. The examples showed by her can be successfully used by the participants to their own marketing and sales activities.

04

Strategic Marketing

03

Strategic and Operatios Management

LOREDANA MANOLACHE

Consultant & Trainer Loop Operations

She has more than 10 years of business experience, generating and managing complex corporate projects and high annual turnovers.

She is a marketing expert with mote than 15 years of experience, recommended by an impressive portfolio of clients from retail, industry, IT&C, but also within the framework of European projects.

 

Loredana is a highly appreciated trainer of strategic management, marketing, operations management and entrepreneurship, with national and international experience.  She also delivers training on communication, customer care, negotiation, sales.

 

Agenda

May 16

8.30-9.30

Meet & Greet

9.30-10.00

Conference Opening

10.00-11.00

Innovation Ecosystems | panel moderator - Rodica Lupu
RODICA LUPU 

CEO Loop Operations

Ingenius NET Network – Innovation Hubs

 
LORRAINE WARREN 

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massey University, New Zealand

Connecting for Growth: The Quadruple Helix

 

PROF.DR. FLORIAN COLCEAG

Founder, Kogaion Gifted Academy

Country Project: The New Educational Architecture

CLAUDIU VRÎNCEANU

Executive Director, Măgurele Science Park

MSP Strategic Innovation Ecosystem

 

ANCA CLIPA

Associate lecturer, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Value Creation in Innovation Ecosystems

14:00

Networking

16:00

Q & A Session

Agenda

Agenda

May 16

8.30-9.30

Meet & Greet

9.30-10.00

Conference Opening

MARICEL POPA, President, Iasi County

VASILE ASANDEI, General Director, NE Regional Development Agency

PROF. DR. OVIDIU NICOLAESCU, Honorary President, CNIPMMR

10.00-11.00

11.00-11.15

Innovation Ecosystems | panel moderator - Rodica Lupu
RODICA LUPU 

CEO Loop Operations

Ingenius NET Network – Innovation Hubs

 
LORRAINE WARREN 

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massey University, New Zealand

Connecting for Growth: The Quadruple Helix

 

PROF.DR. FLORIAN COLCEAG

Founder, Kogaion Gifted Academy

Country Project: The New Educational Architecture

CLAUDIU VRÎNCEANU

Executive Director, Măgurele Science Park

MSP Strategic Innovation Ecosystem

 

ANCA CLIPA

Associate lecturer, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Value Creation in Innovation Ecosystems

COFFEE BREAK

11.15-12.45

11.15-12.45

Innovation Management and Funding | Moderator - Delian Coroamă

ALEXANDRA CERNIAN

Senior Consultant, professor at Politehnica University, Bucharest

Smart Tools for Innovation Management

 

SILVIU PANDREA

Senior Consultant M&A and R&R

Innovation in Business Management – Risks and Opportunities

 

DANA GHINEȚ 

EU Funding Unit Manager, Loop Operations

EU Funding Opportunities for Innovation

DRAGOS GAVRILESCU

Co-Founder, Design Thinking Society

 

GABRIEL BIRIȘ

Funding Partner Biriș Goran

12.45-14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00-18.15

Workshops at Ramada Hotel

Workshop 1 - Day 1

 

14.00 – 16.00

Scalability: Building in Growth for Your Startup from the Outset

Lorraine Warren 

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massey University, New Zealand

 

16.15 - 18.15

Innovation Management – Risks and Opportunities

Silviu Pandrea

Senior Consultant M&A and R&R

 

Workshop 2 - Day 1

 

14.00 – 16.00

Smart Tools and New Technology for Innovation

Alexandra Cernian

Senior Consultant, professor at Politehnica University, Bucharest

 

16.15 - 18.15

Digitalization: practical solutions for cost reduction and sales increase

Delian Coroamă

CEO, Webmagnat

 

Workshop 3 - Day 1

 

14.00 – 18.15

Ingenius Startup (dedicated to startups funded through the programme)

Rodica Lupu

Founder Inenius Hub, CEO Loop Operations

 

Workshop 4 - Day 1

 

14.00 – 18.15

Strategic Marketing

Mihaela Rențea 

Managing Director, TRUST Communications

18.15-20.00

Networking Cocktail

Agenda

May 17

8.30-9.30

Meet & Greet

9.30-11.00

11.00-11.15

Industry 4.0 | Panel Moderator - DR.ING. Alexandru Stănilă

OFFICIAL OPENING

MIHAI CHIRICA, Iasi City Mayor

PROF.DR.ING. DAN CASCAVAL, Rector, Technical University 'Ghe Asachi', Iasi

PROF.DR. VASILE VINTU, Rector, USAMV, Iasi

PROF.DR. VIOREL SCRIPCARIU, Rector, UMF Iasi

FORMAL SIGNING OF PARTNERSHIPS WITH REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS

PANEL

PROF. DR. ING. PETER LORENTZ - professor Universität des Saarlandes

 

DR. ING. CONSTANTIN CHIRIȚĂ

Associate Professor, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iași 

Smart Industry

 

ROMEO KRONER

President, Technology Transfer Center Bavaria

Technology Transfer for Industry 4.0

 

PROF. DR. ING. CĂTĂLIN DUMITRAȘ

Dean, FMMIM, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iași 

Academic Environment and Industry 4.0

 

PROF. DR. ING. ALEXANDRU STĂNILĂ

Vice President Romanian Inventors Forum

Integrating Romanian Inventions with Industry 4.0

COFFEE BREAK

11.15-12.45

Success Stories | Panel Moderator - Rodica Lupu

VASILE SANDU, General Director, Proinvest Group

Successful Innovation in Business

 

ECOHORNET by Iulian Horneț

Successful  Inventor and Entrepreneur

 

MIHAI RANETI, CEO, CyberSwarm

Impact of Innovation on Cyber Security

  

ZORAN STANOJEVIC

Innovative Medical Devices

CRISTINA CHIRIAC, President CONAF, Founder 'Flori de Ie'

Successful Female Entrepreneurship

 

DR. ING. LUCIAN MÂNDREA, inventor

Successful Inventions

 

CORNELIA UNGUREAN

Young Entrepreneurs Aiming High, a story from Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

12.45-14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00-18.15

Workshops and Round Tables at Ramada Hotel

​ROUND TABLE - Day 2

 

14.00 – 18.15

Ingenius NET Round Table - Launching 3 Major Initiatives in the Region:

INDUSTRY 4.0

CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY

MEDICAL TOURISM

Facilitators: Dr. Ing. Alexandru Stănilă, Dr. Ing. Constantin Chiriță, Rodica Lupu

 

Workshop 2 - Day 2

 

14.00 – 18.15

EU Funding for Innovation

Dana Ghineț 

EU Funding Unit Manager, Loop Operations

Workshop 3 - Day 2

 

14.00 – 16.00

Expanding to International Markets – Powered by RBL

Claudiu Vrînceanu

Executive Director

 

16.15 - 18.15

Smart Cities and Communities

Iulian Cuculas

GM, Proiect RO Invest Capital

 

Workshop 4 - Day 2

 

14.00 – 18.15

Strategic and Operations Management 

Loredana Manolache 

Consultant & Trainer, Loop Operations

18.15-21.00

Farewell Cocktail

2

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DAYS
SPEAKERS
PARTICIPANTS

IASI

Conferece Venue

Rossini Hall | Palas Iasi Congress Hall

7A Palas Street, Iasi 

Workshops Venue

Ramada Hotel | Roma Hall | Napoi Hall | Tokyo Hall | New York Hall

27 Grigore Ureche Street 27, Iasi

Lunch and Dinner Venue

Ramada Hotel 

27 Grigore Ureche Street 27, Iasi

During 16th and 17th of May, Iasi is the innovation capital of Romania, hosting the  11th edition of European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation, 
 

Innoventure International Conference 2019 promotes the concept of the Quadruple Helix of Innovation and the involvement of academia, industry, government and civil society in development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in a society. 

Researchers, inventors, experts in innovation and funding, innovative business owners will take part in the conference presenting concepts, methods, tools, solutions and best practices in integrating innovation in business strategy. 

The conference will enjoy the presence of international speakers and leaders in innovation ecosystems. 

 
This conference is part of the Innoventure Project, funded from EU funds, through the Operational Program for Human Capacity, 3.8, Professional Romania