Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, 14 June 2018

Different parallel sessions will take place on the first day with the objective to offer the audience a discussion on different aspects connected to innovation and entrepreneurship in Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

08:30 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 17:00

ACTIVITY 1: TRAIN THE TRAINERS (closed session)

09:30 – 17:00

ACTIVITY 1: TRAIN THE TRAINERS

(Kaneff Centre, Hall 2)

09:30 – 13:00

Train the Trainers

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

Train the Trainers

 (session continues)

13:00 – 14:30

LUNCH

(Kaneff centre, Catering hall )

14:30 – 15:30

Train the Trainers

 (session continues)

15:30 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:00

Train the Trainers

 (session continues)

17:00

End of Train the Trainers

09:30 – 13:00

ACTIVITY 2: PEER-LEARNING WORKSHOPS

09:30 – 11:00

Workshop 1:

Workshop 1: Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs –
speed-dating exercise

(building 2, hall 204)

Coordinator: Mr Emiliyan Enev, Chairman of the Managing board, Startup Factory

  • Mr Emiliyan Enev, Chairman of the Managing board, Startup Factory – Startup Factory initiative
  • Mr Neil Ferguson, Programme Manager, Blackstone LaunchPad, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland – InnovateHER
  • Ms Nina Markovic, Center for Entrepreneurship, J.J. Strossmayer University in Osije, Croatia – Education Start Your Business and counselling for start ups
    initiative

Workshop 2:

Workshop 2: Entrepreneurial Teaching –
speed-dating exercise

(building 2, hall 203)

Coordinator: Dr. Irina Kostadinova, Department of Management and Business Development, Ruse University, Bulgaria – Masterclass in Entrepreneurship – Masterclass in Entrepreneurship.

  • Dr. Irina Kostadinova, Department of Management and Business Development, Ruse University, Bulgaria – Masterclass in Entrepreneurship.
  • Ass. Prof.  Ovidiu-Aurel Ghiuta, University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania – Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning – Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning initiative
  • Ms Hiroko Kawamorita, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey – Entrepreneurship Education – OMU Entrepreneurship Education
  • Prof. Job Vogel and  Prof. Matthijs de Jonge, HAN University, The Netherlands – B302 initiative

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

Workshop 1: Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs –
speed-dating exercise

(building 2, hall 204)

  • Mr Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia – Fablab and Makerlab Prototyping for Innovation
    initiative
  • Doc. Dr.  Daniel Pavlov, Head of Entrepreneurship centre, Ruse University
  • Prof. Ognyan Andreev, Technical University, Sofia – Personal Competence Passport on the Decentralized Blockchain
  • Ms Christina Armutlieva, Varna University of Management, BEEHIVE initiative

Workshop 2: Entrepreneurial Teaching –
speed-dating exercise

(building 2, hall 203)

  • Prof. Tomasz Kusio, Entrepreneurial Human Resource Management Classes, University of Economics in Krakow – Entrepreneurial HRM Classes
  • Prof. Zoltan Horvath, Innovative industry-academia labs integrated into Computer Science curriculum at ELTE Faculty of Informatics, Hungary
  • Prof. Suncica Oberman Peterka, J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek – Entrepreneurship  education at J.J.Strossmayer, University of
    Osijek

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

(Kaneff centre, Catering hall)

14:30 – 17:00

ACTIVITY 3: HEInnovate - THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The session aims at discussion drivers and obstacles in making innovation and entrepreneurship a reality by looking at the role of higher education institutions in the regional context. 

14:30 – 15:30

Panel 1: Measuring the impact of higher education institutions on innovation

(building 2, Siemens hall)

Moderator: Mr Peter Baur, DG EAC, European Commission

Panelists:

  • Mr Koen Jonkers, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Dr. Ivana Radonova, State Expert, Higher Education Directorate, Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Daniel Bratanov, Dean of Public Health and Healthcare Faculty of University of Ruse, Bulgaria

15:30 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:00

Panel 2: Higher education for local and regional impact

(building 2, Siemens hall)

Moderator: Mr John Edwards, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Panelists:

  • Dr. Svilen Kunev, Department of Management and Business Development, Ruse University
  • Ms Agatha Filimon, North-East Regional Development Agency, Romania
  • Ms Desislava Koleva, ‘Projects and Economic development’, Gabrovo municipality, Bulgaria
  • Dr. Anne Delouis, University of Orléans, France

14:00 – 18:30

Activity 4: INNOVATIVE YOUTH EXPO

The Expo is organised under the auspices of Mr Krassimir Valchev, Minister of education and science of Bulgaria, National Assembly of Students’ Councils of Bulgaria and The Council of the Rectors of Bulgaria.

14:00 – 14:10

Opening of the Innovative Youth EXPO

Opening speech:

  • Prof. Hristo Beloev, Rector of Ruse University
  • Mr Plamen Stoilov, Mayor of Ruse
  • Ms Yana Vangelova, Chair of the National Assembly of Students’ Councils of Bulgaria

14:10 – 17:00

Visit of stands

17:00 – 18:30

Elevator pitch and awarding certificates for participation in the Innovative Youth EXPO III on the stage of Centre Kanev in Ruse University.

19:00 – 22:30

Networking dinner in Riga Complex with a cultural programme

Day 2 - Friday, 15 June 2018

A plenary session will take place on the second day by gathering together all participants from the different sessions of the previous day to discuss how the digital transformation is impacting the priorities and the daily work of HEIs.

Plenary Session​

(Kaneff centre, main hall)

9:30 – 10:45

Opening

Welcome speeches:

  • Mr Petar Nikolov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Hristo Beloev, Rector of Ruse University
  • Mr Plamen Stoilov, Mayor or Ruse
  • Mr Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of Unit , Innovation and EIT, DG EAC, European Commission

Keynote speech:

  • Slavica Singer, UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

High-level Panel on Digital Transformation in HEIs

Moderator: Mr Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of Unit , Innovation and EIT, DG EAC, European Commission

 Panelists:

  • Mr Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament, Bulgaria creator of A.L.E.C.O programme
  • Ms Isabel Schünemann, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung
  • Prof. Andrew Szonyi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Mr Rahul Bansal, Deputy Director Education, Climate-KIC
  • Prof. Angel Smrikarov, Head of Centre for Innovative Educational Technologies, Ruse University

12:45 – 13:00

Announcement of the Digital dimension of the HEInnovate tool  

13:00

End of Plenary

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 16:00

Cultural programme in Ruse, hosted by Ruse University