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Program

9.4.2019 10:00 - 22:00

Czech-German Innovation Festival 2019

The German-Czech Innovation Festival (CGIF) presents innovations, science, new technologies and startups from the Czech Republic and offers a broad Czech-German platform for innovative business and academic cooperation.

Talks and workshops will focus on visions for innovations and Czech-German cooperation or how we can profit from interfaces between science and business. The event will open with a presentation of the new Czech government strategy for research and development (R&D) support "The Czech Republic. The Country for the Future". Among other projects presented will be ESA BIC Prague, the new incubation centre by European Space Agency in the Czech Republic, together with other activities in SPACE and AEROSPACE. Some of the best Czech Startups will show their talent and compete in the Czech Startup Pitch. Part of the CGIF will also be the interactive exhibition Czech Innovation Expo. The Festival will close with an evening networking event.

Participants can prolong their stay in Berlin and attend Bitkom's hub.berlin, April 10-11, 2019.

The 4th CGIF is organised by the Czech Centre Berlin, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin and CzechInvest.

Admission is free, please register here

Follow the Festival on Facebook and Twitter! #CGIF2019

 

Program

10:00  10:10 WELCOME & OPENING REMARK

Tomáš J. Podivínský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Germany

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10:10  10:30 KEYNOTES

Presentation of the innovation strategies of the Czech Republic and Germany, potential for cooperation in research and development 

Karel Havlíček, Vice-Chair, Council for Research, Development and Innovations of the Czech Government
Oliver Wittke, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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10:30  11:30 PANEL 1: STRATEGIC VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE 

Bernard Bauer, Director, German-Czech Chamber of Commerce 
Karel Havlíček
, Vice-Chair, Council for Research, Development and Innovations of the Czech Government 
Dietrich Nelle, Deputy Director, Department Basic Policy Issues and Strategies, Coordination, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Ondřej Vlček, CEO, Avast

The Czech Republic has newly presented its strategy about how to become an innovative, more competitive and technology oriented country. Digitalization and Industry 4.0 represents a big challenge and a major opportunity at the same time. State, universities and companies have to cooperate on shaping the new environment, where changes move forward very fast. How to support and finance science and research and how to bring innovations on the market and to the users at the right time? How to work with "national" and "global" in time of borderless digital flow? And how to protect our values and knowledge in this challenging time?

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11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

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12:00  13:00 Parallel workshops 

WORKSHOP 1: CURRENT TRENDS IN SPACE AND AEROSPACE SECTORS 
Marek Aldorf, Head of Department, ESA BIC Prague
Tomáš Duša
, Director, GNSS Centre Of Excellence Prague 
Dominik Lang, Director Marketing & Sales, OHB System AG 
Pavel Sobotka, Director, Frentech Aerospace

Space and aerospace sectors are among most innovative business environments. Thrilling projects of the European Space Agency and booming participation of various European companies and organizations show its huge potential and they can enrich even a daily life. What are the most promising technologies of the moment and how does the Czech-German connection within this field work?

WORKSHOP 2: INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR R&D IN GERMANY AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Eva Bendlová, International Cooperation Unit, Technology Agency of the ČR 
Bertram Nickolay, Fraunhofer IPK Berlin
Václav Velčovský, Deputy Minister for EU and ESIF, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has now – similar to the German High-Tec Strategy – its plan to drive the technological change. But how can those strategies help to shape the environment for innovations and R&D projects in concrete cases? What can the state offer to business pioneers and how to connect the support for academia with the rules of market economy? 

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13:00  14:00 Lunch 

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14:00  15:30 PANEL 2: SHARING EXPERIENCES IN CZECH-GERMAN COOPERATION

Marek Aldorf, Head of Department, ESA BIC Prague
Pavel Dobeš
, Director, OHB Czechspace 
Juliane Haupt, Project Manager Transport, Mobility and Logistics, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Eckhard Hohwieler, Head of Production Machines and System Management, Fraunhofer IPK Berlin
Václav Snášel, Rector, TU Ostrava
Pavel Václavek, Head of Research Group CEITEC, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Brno, VUT 
Václav Velčovský, Deputy Minister for EU and ESIF, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
N.N., Bitkom e.V.

The space expands and space companies too! After an opening input by ESA BIC Prague we will focus on specifics of the space & aerospace sector in terms of innovations and international cooperation experience. Mission on Mars or rather daily life upgrades? What are the topics to follow in this field for the years to come? The Festival brings together experts from various fields – other tech business sectors, academia or governmental – to share their future views. The EU experts say: we need a brave and even risky approach. We don´t have much time. But how to manage such a task when dealing with public money? We show some outstanding projects from the Czech Republic and Germany to search for the best practice.

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15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

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16:00 – 17:00 Parallel workshops

WORKSHOP 3: BEST PRACTICE IN CZECH-GERMAN PROJECTS - FOCUS ON SPACE/ AEROSPACE
Juliane Haupt
, Project Manager Transport, Mobility and Logistics, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
René Hudec
, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University Prague
Pavel Václavek, Head of Research Group CEITEC, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Brno, VUT 

What does the Berlin and Brandenburg Region offer in the space & aerospace sector in detail? And who are the key players? Additionally we will discuss in detail some ongoing Czech-German and German-Czech Projects. Already heard about CEITEC? This is something truly European which shows how a future academic workplace may look like.

WORKSHOP 4: HOW TO EXPAND YOUR STARTUP
Vaiva Seskeviciute, PR & Communications Manager, E.ON :agile 
Jan Vařák, Project Manager, Ackee
Ingo Voges, Project Manager, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Czech startups are heading north to Berlin, but German tech pioneers have found their love for Prague or Brno too. How promising and how difficult is to expand from one country to another and does the Central European region offer an alternative to Silicon Valley? Success stories of nowadays.

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19:00  20:00 CZECH STARTUP PITCH

Selected Czech Startups present their projects in 5+3 min presentations closing with CGIF 2019 Startup Jury Award and Startup Audience Award ceremony

Startups: myTimi / miitis / Pocket Virtuality / Parking spots sharing / Spacelab / Suborbitality / Trisbee

JURY: 
Josef Gattermeyer, CIO, Ackee
Josefina Nungesser
, Director Trend - & Innovationscouting at GTAI - Internalization of German Digital Hub Initiative 
Ingo Voges, Project Manager, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

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20:00 – open end EXPAND YOUR NETWORK AND GET TOGETHER

VR and AR Exhibition CZECH INNOVATION EXPO
DJ

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Partners:

AvastBitkomESA BICOHB

AckeeBerlin PartnerBudvarCzech Technical University PragueDTIHKE.ON, :agile acceleratorFrentech AerospaceFraunhofer Institut IPK BerlinKiwi.com
GNSS Centre of ExcellenceTechnology Agency of the ČRCEITECBrno University of TechnologyTechnical University OstravaGermany Trade and InvestCzech Innovation Expo

Ministry for Education, Youth and SportFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergyVVI - Research, Development and Innovation CouncilFederal Ministry for Education and Research

Media Partner: The Hundert

 

 

Watch last year’s festival video: 

 

Czech Innovation Festival 2018

Czech Innovation Festival 2017

Czech Innovation Festival 2016

 

 

 

 

Místo konání:

Wilhelmstraße 44 / vstup Mohrenstraße
10117 Berlin
Německo

Datum:

9.4.2019 10:00 - 22:00

Organizátor:

České centrum


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