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9th INSME Annual Meeting - 2013

9th INSME Annual Meeting Agenda

The venue of all the events is the business center in Hilton Hotel

(Gazi Osman Pasa Bulvari No:7 35210 Cankaya /İzmir)

 


DAY 1 Tuesday, 21st of May 2013

9th INSME Annual Meeting (INSME)

9:00
13.00

Registration to the 9th INSME Annual Meeting

9:30
10:30

Round Table 1.

"Cultivating an Environment to Accelerate Innovative Companies"

Mr. Paul KRUTKO
President
International Economic Development Council (USA)

Moderators: Mr. Andrea DI ANSELMO
Director
Meta Group D.o.o and INSME Board Member (Slovenia/Italy)

and

Mr. Christian SAUBLENS
Executive Manager
Eurada - INSME Member (Belgium)

Round Table 2.

"Regional Innovation Strategies: İzmir Case"

Mr. Saygın Can OĞUZ
Expert
İZKA (Turkey)

Moderator: Selçuk KARAATA
Coordinator, Research-Develeopment and Application Center
Yaşar University, İzmir (Turkey)

10:30
11:30

Round Table 3.

"Services for the protected Exploitation of Research Projects. Focus on Assistance for patenting"

Mr. Elio DE TULLIO
Intellectual Property Attorney
De Tullio & Partners - INSME Member (Italy)

Moderator: Mr. Fatih KARAHAN 
Patent Examiner 
Information Documentation and IT Department 
Turkish Patent Institute (Turkey)

Round Table 4.

"An Effective Tool for Regional Sustainable Development: Regional Eco-efficiency and Case Studies"

Ferda ULUTAŞ
Technology Development Foundation of Turkey

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nuri AZBAR
Engineering Faculty
Bio-engineering Department
Ege University (Turkey)

11.30
12:30

Round Table 5.

"Innovative Financing Modalities for High-end SMEs amid Global Financial Uncertainty"

Mr. Shigehiro SHINOZAKI
Financial Sector Specialist (SME Finance)
Office of Regional Economic Integration
Asian Development Bank - INSME Member (Philippines)

Moderator: Mr. Sergio ARZENI
Head of the LEED Programme
OECD -  (France)

Round Table 6.

“The Impact of EBİLTEM (Ege University Science and Technology Centre) on regional development as a TTO (Technology Transfer Office)"

Dr. Serdal TEMEL
Expert
Ege University Science and Technology Centre (Turkey)

Moderator: Mr. Sena GÜRSOY
Expert
İzmir Development Agency (Turkey)

10:30
13:00

10th INSME Board Meeting

INSME Board Members only

13:00
14:00

Lunch & Networking

INSME Members only

14:00
18:00

9th INSME Association General Assembly

INSME Members only

18:00
19:30

Break

20:00
22:00

 Networking Cocktail and Welcome Reception

 Zirve Restaurant and Bar - Hilton Hotel

INSME & İZKA Members only

DAY 2 Wednesday, 22nd of May 2013

INSME International Conference

08:30
09:00

Registration

09:00
10:45

“The Governance of Innovation: Building an Innovative Eco-system for SMEs”

Opening Ceremony

  • İzmir Promotional Video
  • İZKA Secretary General, Assoc. Prof. Ergüder CAN
  • INSME President, Mr. Paolo ANSELMO
  • KOSGEB President, Mr. Mustafa KAPLAN
  • Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mr. Aziz KOCAOĞLU
  • Minister of Development of Turkey, Dr. Cevdet YILMAZ


Session I
The Finance of Innovation: Access To Grants, Loans And Incentives

Keynote Presentation I

"Equity Capital: Angel and Venture Capital Financing of Innovative Companies"
Prof. Marianne HUDSON
Executive Director, Angel Capital Association, USA

Discussion with the floor

10:45
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
12:15

Panel Discussion


"Crowdfunding in Europe - Funding innovation and growth of SMEs"
Mr. Ronald KLEVERLAAN
Vice Chairman, European Crowdfunding Network, Belgium 


 "Funding Barriers and Opportunities for Turkish Start-ups"
Mr. Taylan DEMİRKAYA
Coordinator of Embryonix Accelarator Center and Lecturer, İzmir University of Economics, Turkey


"Mobility and mobile services, the new innovation driven emerging markets: the European industry demand"
Ms. Cristina PIAI
Representative of Mobicap project - Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk, Italy


Moderator: Mr. Okan KARA
Chairman of the EUREKA Network, Turkey

Discussion with the floor

12:15
13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15
14:00

Session II
Defining The Role of Innovation in Countries’ Strategy for Sustainable Growth

Keynote Presentation II

"A Triple Helix Systems-based Strategy for Enhancing Regional Innovation in İ zmir"
Dr. Marina RANGA
Senior Researcher, Stanford University
Triple Helix Research Group, Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), USA

Discussion with the floor

14:00
15:15

Panel Discussion


“Strategies And Policies For Sustainable Innovation In A Service Economy”
Dr. Anne-Laure MENTION
Head of Research Unit - Innovation Economics & Service Valuation, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg


"Defining The Role of Innovation in Countries’ Strategy for Sustainable Growth - Eco-system for SMEs in Russia"
Ms. Valeria PONOMAREVA
International Cooperation Coordinator - Russian Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises Support, Enterprise Europe Network, Russia
(INSME Member)


“Turkey's Innovation Performance”
Mr. Selçuk KARAATA
Coordinator, Research-Develeopment and Application Center
Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey


Moderator: Mr. Christian SAUBLENS
Executive Manager
EURADA – European Association of Development Agencies, Belgium
(INSME Member)

Discussion with the floor

15:15
15:30

Coffee break

15:30
16:15

Session III

Managing the Innovation Economy: Challenges And Opportunities For SMEs

Keynote Presentation III

"Innovation, Israeli Style"
Mrs. Nava SWERSKY SOFER
President
International Commercialization Alliance, Canada
(INSME Member)

Discussion with the floor

16:15
17:30

Panel Discussion


"Managing Innovation Performance for Sustained Growth"
Prof. Dr. Helena FORSMAN
University of Tampere, Finland.

 

Innovate South Africa - A critical assessment of South Africa's innovation system
Dr. Septi M. BUKULA
CEO Osiba Management, South Africa
(INSME Member)

 

“Clusters and Cluster Policies in Turkey”
Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL
Chairman of Science and Technology Policies Research Centre (METU - TEKPOL)
Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey


Moderator: Mr. Reha S. ŞENTÜRK
Project Manager, Ege University Science and Technology Centre (EBILTEM), Turkey

Discussion with the floor

20:00
22:00

Gala dinner at the Historical Town Gas Factory

IMP³rove Award Ceremony – Presentation of Innovation Management Champions

 

In parallel

10:00
17:00

Small exhibition of key innovation players
 

DAY 3 Thursday, 23rd of May 2013

INSME International Conference

09:00
09:45

Session IV

Grounding Innovation in Investment Policy

Keynote Presentation IV

"Grounding Innovation in Investment Policy - the Indian/Gujarat Scenario"
Mr. Param SHAH
Head 
FICCI -Gujarat State Council
Industry's Voice for Policy Change, India

Discussion with the floor

09:45
11:00

Panel Discussion


"The Globalization of R&D: Trends in Corporate Location and Competitiveness"
Dr. Henry LOEWENDAHL
VP North America, fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd
Managing Director, WAVTEQ Ltd, Hong Kong


"Turning Research into Inventions and Jobs:  Seed Investments in Startups"
Dr. Claudia KRYWIAK
Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development
Ontario Centres of Excellence, Canada


"TNC-SME Business Linkages: How Can FDI Create Positive Spillovers on Domestic Firms and Stimulate Eco-innovation?"
Ms. Fulvia FARINELLI
Enterprise Development Branch Division on Investment And Enterprise (DIAE)
UNCTAD, Switzerland
(INSME Member)


Moderator: Dr. Faruk GÜLER
CEO, ESBAŞ, Turkey

Discussion with the floor

11:00
11:15

Wrap-up and Closing Ceremony

Ms. Sibel ERSİN
Coordinator - Planning, Programming and Coordination Unit
İZKA, Turkey

Ms. Christin PFEIFFER
Secretary General
INSME, Italy

and

INSME President

12:30
17:30

Site visits: ESBAŞ - Aegean Free Zone and İzmir

Detailed Program

12:30-13:30 : Open Buffet at ESBAŞ (Aegean Free Zone) Technology Center
13:30-13:50 : Visit to Antique Car Museum & Product Exhibition Hall
13:50-14:00 : View ESBAŞ Promotional Film       
14:00-14:30 : Briefing & Questions & Answers
14:30-15:00 : Visit to the Space Camp Turkey, one of only three space camps in the world
15:00 : Departure From The Aegean Free zone
16:30-17:30 : Guided tour to the historic and touristic spots of İzmir

 

In parallel

09:00
11:00

Small exhibition of key innovation players

DAY 4 Friday, 24th of May 2013

INSME-İZKA-UNCTAD International Training
“Key-resources for profitable growth: how to strategically access and co-develop economic assets for the benefit of SMEs”

on a fee basis - see details in this page

09:00
09:30

Registration

09:30
09:45

Opening and Introduction

Hale KAYALIOĞLU, Expert, İZKA
Christin PFEIFFER, Secretary General, INSME

09:45
11:15

Module 1: How to clearly and convincingly present to early stage investors a business proposition in a few minutes knowing that entrepreneurs and investors have different views and interests.

Mr. Andrea DI ANSELMO – Vice-President, META Group, Slovenia/Italy - INSME Board Member

The session will introduce an international coaching programme for intermediaries involved in start-up support on how to better present a business proposition to risk capital investors including: - the key points that risk capital investors (business angels and seed fund managers) need to understand about a business idea - The evaluation criteria that risk capital investors use for assessing the potential of a business idea - How to prepare the business idea presentation - Tips for successfully present the business idea to risk capital investors.

11:15
11:30

Coffee break

11:30
13:00

Module 2: Protection and valorization of innovation: cost-effective strategies and best practices for a profitable IP asset management .

Mr. Elio DE TULLIO – Managing Director, De Tullio & Partners, Italy - INSME Member

Intellectual property rights are a crucial factor for intermediaries’ knowledge and SMEs’ competiveness and commercial expansion. This training session will show what steps must be taken by businesses to protect their innovation and creativity and how intellectual property rights can be considered a vital part of innovative products’ value chain, in relation to which adequate and cost-effective strategies of protection and enhancement of the value must be adopted. Moreover, it will give intermediaries and SMEs the basic tools to recognise potentially protectable innovation, to evaluate the inherent patentability of the same, to know and use basic patent databases and search engines, to carry out preliminary searches and investigate the state of art and the novelty of possible patents. Finally, it will offer basic tools and practical hints – even displaying best practices and case studies - about how to manage intellectual property rights, how to enforce those rights at international level, which legal and technical tools could be used in order to correctly monitor and verify those rights, how to develop a proper strategy of exploitation and valorization of IP rights through private investors and venture capitals.

13:00
14:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00
15:00

Module 3: How to create conducive eco-systems for entrepreneurship and creative enterprises.

Ms. Fulvia FARINELLI –  Enterprise Development Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD/Switzerland – INSME Member

Entrepreneurship is vital for economic growth and development. The creation of new business entities generates value added, fiscal revenues, employment and innovation, and is an essential ingredient for the development of a vibrant SME sector. This module will review good practices in entrepreneurship development, propose checklists of suggested policy options and recommended actions, and discuss methods for monitoring and evaluation. It will also show how fostering an entrepreneurial culture that positively values entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship is a key determinant of economic success and it is also a crucial factor to overcome the culture of dependency – either from governments or aid donors.

15:00
15:15

Coffee break

15:15
17:15

Module 4: Best practices for SMEs to co-develop products and services with eco-system partners.

Mr. Hamsa THOTA – President, Innovation Business Development/USA – INSME Member

SMEs can achieve profitable, top line growth by co-developing products and services with ecosystem partners. This module focuses on five key activities in co-development such as the co-ideation, co-creation, co-design, co-opetition and customer driven innovation. Following the introduction of each activity and discussion of proven practices by the trainer, participants will engage in small group discussions to share knowledge about the governance of each activity in SMEs and implementation of co-development activities with partners, suppliers and customers. Each small group captures its ideas for improvement in SMEs to co-develop products and services with ecosystem partners, and makes a brief presentation.

17:15
17:30

Closing ceremony
Certificates of attendance

 

In parallel

09:15
19:00

Touristic daily tours to Pergamon and Ephesus (lunch included).
The tours will be organized on the condition that 25 people register. The fee is 80 EUR. See the program at this page. For registrations and further information, please write to the INSME Secretariat.