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Pre-conference workshops (12 April, 2018) By special invitation only

The arrival day is planned  introduction and networking. There will be a workshop for Commercialization Reactor’s pre-selected technology developers and pitch training session for  semi finalists pre-selected for start-up competition.

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Scientists prepare presentations

Scientists prepare presentations for Conference Day 1 with support of Commercialization Reactor’s Team

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Experienced pre-selected start-ups prepare pitches

Experienced pre-selected start-ups prepare pitches (with support of Commercialization Reactor’s Team) for semi-final competition for Conference Day 1

Conference Day 1 (13 April, 2018)

The event itself will be mainly focused on presentations, round table discussions, B2B meetings and workshops for representatives of start-ups, investors, scientific organizations and industry representatives. Commercialization Reactor 12’th Ignition Event and semi-final of start-up competition will also take place.

9:30 | 2nd floor, Hall 2

Registration

10:00 | Omega 1

Opening

Māris Kučinskis, Prime minister of Latvia

Andris Ozols, Director of Investment and development agency of Latvia

10:15 | Omega 1

Keynote Presentations

Nicklas Bergman - "Surviving the tech storm - strategy in times of technological Uncertainty: how to deal with new technologies from a business perspective"

Stef Lewandowski - "Creativity in deep-tech business"

Anne-Marie Imafidon - "Why it is never too late to start a deep-tech entrepreneurship career"

11:15 | Omega 1

Panel Discussion "Deep-tech start-up world - how to play the game?"

Start-up development is often centered around technology itself or the entrepreneur. But it is not only about the start-up. What all parties are looking for in this partnership? What usually goes wrong? What needs to be done to improve the situation?

Panellists:

Dr. Nazlim Bagcivan, Schaeffler AG, Director Coating Center Competence Center Surface Technology

Dr. Benjamin Ferrari, Imprimature Capital Ltd., Chief strategy officer

Mr. Mikko Korhonen, EIT Rawmaterials (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), Business development manager

Mr. Anton Adamovitch, Conelum, CEO

Ms. Ella Kalniņa, Commercialization Reactor, Acceleration programme director

Dr. Barry Timmins, University of Huddersfield, Business Development & IP Commercialisation

Moderator: Mr. Kenneth Agerholm

Who should attend: all participants of the conference interested in deep tech entrepreneurship

Why should attend: to understand the diversity of opinions and interests of various players in deep tech world

11:15 | Alfa

Deep tech start-up competition /semi-finals/

Experienced Deep Tech Start-ups pre-selected for the semi-final competition compete to be selected for the finals

Who should attend:

Investors, industrial representatives, universities and other participants interested in ready and experienced Deep Tech

Start-ups’ achievements.

Why should attend:

to be informed about  successful  Deep Tech Start-ups’ and their achievements

11:15 | Sigma

Competence's Centres Room

Competence's Centres stands and representatives are available for interested participants

Who should attend:

all participants, interested in cooperation with competence centres

Why should attend:

to explore potential cooperation opportunities

11:15 | Lota, Tau, Lambda

Hidden treasures in Public research institutions

Evaluation of commercialization potential of technology projects

Pre-selected participants of Latvian Technology Transfer programme get feedback from experts

11:15 | Hall 2

B2B meetings

Who should attend:

all participants interested in developing partnership and cooperation - apply here: https://app.brella.io/deeptechatelier?locale=en

12:30 | Hall 2

Networking lunch

13:30 | Beta

Commercialization Reactor 12th Ignition Event - Technology showcases

10 new scientific technologies presented by pre-selected scientific teams to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, willing to create Deep Tech Start-ups

Who should attend: aspiring and existing entrepreneurs

Why should attend: To get an opportunity to create Deep Tech Start-ups

13:30 | Gamma

Workshop "How to bring Deep Tech Innovation to higher readiness level?"

Dr. Catherine Bounsaythip

Who should attend:

scientists and technology developers thinking of scientific achievements’ commercialization

Why should attend:

The workshop is targeted to researchers and scientists to convincingly communicate their technology without revealing the secret, how to lead an innovation project towards higher technological development and investable level.

The workshop will be a carried out in an interactive way, succession of lectures, questions and answers and practical exercise.

The participants are invited to bring their own business idea or technology for the pitching exercise.

13:30 | Alfa

Deep tech start-up competition /semi-finals/

Experienced Deep Tech Start-ups pre-selected for the semi-final competition compete to be selected for the finals

Who should attend:

Investors, industrial representatives, universities and other participants interested in ready and experienced Deep Tech

Start-ups’ achievements.

Why should attend:

to be informed about  successful  Deep Tech Start-ups’ and their achievements

13:30 | Sigma

Competence's Centres Room

Competence's Centres stands and representatives are available for interested participants

Who should attend: all participants, interested in cooperation with competence centres

Why should attend: to explore potential cooperation opportunities

13:30 | Hall 2

B2B meetings

Who should attend:

all participants interested in developing partnership and cooperation - apply here: https://app.brella.io/deeptechatelier?locale=en

16:00 | Gamma

Workshop "Key intellectual property issues of tech intensive business"

Cobalt partner Ms. Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa

Who should attend:

Start-ups, companies, scientists, incubators.

Why should attend:

to find out the problems and solutions on IP issues

16:00 | Hall 2

B2B meetings

Who should attend:

all participants interested in developing partnership and cooperation - apply here: https://app.brella.io/deeptechatelier?locale=en

16:00 | Beta

Commercialization Reactor 12th Ignition event - Matchmaking & Team Building

Round table meetings of pre-selected scientific teams and entrepreneurs

Who should attend: aspiring and existing entrepreneurs

Why should attend: to create contacts with the technology authors (pre-selected scientific teams), to find out interested details about the technology, to establish cooperation opportunities.

19:00 | Omega 1

Gala Dinner

Conference Day 2 (14 April, 2018)

During the final day there will be start-up creation workshops, presentations, discussions and individual meetings. The Finals will also take place.

9:30 | Hall 1

Registration, welcome coffee

10:00 | Beta

Workshop "The three cool sisters to kick-start a start-up success: Creativity - Design - Empathy"

Mr. Kenneth Agerholm

Who should attend: all participants of the conference

 Why should attend: to learn about practical Deep Tech Start-up creation process

11:00 | Beta

Commercialization Reactor 12th Ignition Event – Deep tech start-up pitch preparation

Who should attend:

aspiring and existing entrepreneurs

Why should attend:

to start team building activities, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs have opportunity to prepare presentations of Deep Tech Start-ups in cooperation with technology authors (pre-selected scientific teams)

11:00 | Alfa

Cooperation opportunities in the world of deep tech start-ups

Session of presentations & QA by industry representatives, accelerators, early stage investors, universities

Schaeffler AG

Institute of Electronics and Compute Science

Riga Technical University

Commercialization Reactor Acceleration fund

Hans-Alfred Breuninger

Baltic International Bank funds

more TBA...

Who should attend:

ready Deep Tech Start-ups, companies, scientists, incubators

Why should attend:

to understand the services and opportunities, provided by the Deep Tech Start-ups’ World players, to create contacts, to establish cooperation opportunities

14:00 | Alfa

Commercialization Reactor 12th Ignition event - Mini pitch by new CEOs

New Deep Tech Start-ups’ presentations by CEOs

Who should attend:

aspiring and existing entrepreneurs

Why should attend:

to get practical experience in deep tech start-up creation

12:45 | Alfa

Cooperation opportunities in the world of deep tech start-ups

Industry representatives, accelerators, early stage investors, universities talk about the opportunities they provide for deep tech start-ups

LatBAN

BuildIt Accelerator

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

ABC Accelerator Silicon Valley

more TBA...

Who should attend:

ready deep tech start-ups, companies, scientists, incubators

Why should attend:

to understand the services and opportunities, provided by the players of the deep tech start-ups' world, to create contacts, to establish cooperation opportunities

15:30 | Alfa

Deep tech start-up competition finals & awards

Presentations of deep tech start-ups selected for the Final competition

Who should attend:

all participants of the conference

Why should attend:

to be inspired by successful deep tech start-ups and their achievements

Contacts

E-mail: deeptechatelier@liaa.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67039454