Taftie Expert Session I, 28th February 2018, Vilnius

28.02 2018

                                   Expert Session I

Creating ecosystems for innovative high – technology entrepreneurship:

              pathway to successful R&D outputs commercialization


On 28th February the first Expert Session under the MITA Taftie Chairmanship will take place in Vilnius. Information on the programme and logistics: travel sheet and the registration link. Overview of participants (as of 26th February)


Entrepreneurship is an important way to commercialize technological innovations. The collaboration across universities, business and local government could be seen as a major factor in the creating entrepreneurship environment. However, not all countries are equally successful which leaves open the question of how to guide the systems closer to the leader position.


Key questions for the Expert session I:

  • -    What do you see as the critical factors in achieving success within your technology innovation ecosystem?
  • -    What role have agency activities/policies played?
  • -    Entrepreneurship and innovation capacity within the university (“best and brightest” talent): Where the university is and where it will go in the future?


Event supervisor: Edita Bagdonaitė, MITA ()


12:00  Registration of participants
12:00- 13:00 



Moderator: Andrius Plečkaitis

13:00 - 13:10 Welcome, Ričardas Valančiauskas, MITA
13:10 - 13:30

Commercialisation of R&D – Do we still need it?

Jelena Angelis, EFIS Centre

13:30 - 13:50

Institut Pasteur: a major player in the global innovation ecosystem

David Itier, Institut Pasteur

13:50 - 14:10

On the path to innovative economy –
Polish ecosystem of entrepreneurship’s support and responsible development

Nina Dobrzyńska, PARP

14:10 - 14:30

Creating ecosystems in the Netherlands for knowledge transfer

Lennart Kamphuis, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

14:30 - 15:10 Panel discussions
15:10 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00

Winning as the underdog in Israel’s startup scene

Eitan Sella, Managing Director at Hybrid

16:00 - 16:20

Building Innovation: USA Experiences

Ramutis v Kiparskis, Managing Director Critical Resource Sciences Company

16:20 - 16:40

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: What are Preconditions for Success?

Neda Nordin, Innovation Management Consultant NORD INNO

16:40 - 17:15 Panel discussions
17:15 - 17:25 Closing remark, Ričardas Valančiauskas
19:00 - 22:00 Evening programme