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Presentations from the IBI Net Final Conference

 The Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013

Project „Intercountry Business Incubator Network” (IBI Net)

The Final Conference, 15 May, 2012, Riga, Latvia

AGENDA

Venue: Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Kuģu Str.24.


Moderated by: Juris Jerums, Lecturer, Riga Technical University, Riga Business School 

09:30 – 10:00

Registration, coffee

10:00 – 10:05

Opening and welcome

Edvīns Bartkevičs, Chairman of Riga Region Development Council, Chairman of Ogre County

10:05 – 10:15

Regional development – the role of business incubation activities

Edmunds Sprūdžs, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

10:15 – 10:30

Place of business incubators in national innovation system

Jānis Stabulnieks, Director of Latvian Technology Centre

10:30 – 10:50

Incubators - nodes in efficient innovation systems

Magnus Lundin, Managing Director of Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP) 

10:50 – 11:00

Fostering economic growth - one of priorities in Latvian National Development Plan 2014 – 2020 – the role of business development

Jānis Zvīgulis, Cross-sectoral Coordination Centre

11:00 – 11:15

Business support in Latvia and role of regions and local municipalities in fostering SME support

Māris Ēlerts, Deputy Director, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

11:15 – 11:30

Technology start-up community support in tech hub Rīga – why we finance it privately – recommendations for public sector incubation activities

Andris Bērziņš, Technology Entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board, Tech Hub Rīga*

11:30 – 12:00

Panel discussion

Breakthrough in economic development – the role and potential of business incubation

Moderated by JurisJerums, Lecturer, Riga Technical University, Riga Business School

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 13:15

Summary of results of BI Forum

Cooperation perspectives in IBI Net network

JurisJerums, Lecturer, Riga Technical University, Riga Business School

13:15 – 13:30

BSR Programme support to innovations and SMEs: current period and future orientations

Elena Kolosova, Project Officer, BSR Programme Joint Technical Secretariat in Riga (Latvia)

13:30 – 13:45

IBI Net project

Achievements and results

Inga Brieze, IBI Net Project Manager, Riga Planning Region (Latvia)

13:45 – 14:00

Business incubator working methods and practices

Sture Ericsson, Executive Director, Teknikdalen Foundation

Stefan Holgersson, Managing Director, Business incubator (Sweden)

14:00 – 14:10

IBI Net Association and financing schemes of business incubators

Mario Kokowsky, Centre of Technology Western-Pomerania (Germany)

14:10– 14:20

IBI Net cooperation tools, Mareks Zeltiņš, Deputy Rector Strategic Development Issues of Riga Technical University (Latvia)

14:20 – 14:30

Similarities and differences in business incubation in BSR – IBI Net perspective

Beata Dziuba, Project Manager of Strategic Development Department of the City Commune of Elblag(Poland)

14:30 - 14:40

Entrepreneurship and international cooperation

Øyvind Nordstrand, Headmark Innovation Centre (Norway)

14:40 – 14:50

Business incubation in Belarus: IBI Net project and future cooperation perspectives between EU and Belarus

Lyudmila Shmygova, Project manager, Scientific and Technological Park “Polytechnic” (Belarus)

14:50 – 15:20

Panel discussion

Moderated by: Juris Jerums, Lecturer, Riga Technical University, Riga Business School

15:20 – 15:30

Perspective of IBI Net and summary

Inga Brieze, IBI Net Project Manager, Riga Planning Region

Juris Jerums, Lecturer, Riga Technical University, Riga Business School

15:30

Closure, coffee

* Tech Hub Rīga – Co-working Community of Product Oriented Technology Start-ups, in affiliation with Tech Hub, London.