international convention on information and
communication technology, electronics and microelectronics
Grand Hotel Adriatic Congress Centre and Remisens Hotel Admiral,

May 20 - 24, 2019, Opatija, Croatia


Utilizing Innovation Potential of Urban Ecosystems - URBAN INNO

Interreg Central Europe project URBAN INNO - Utilizing Innovation Potential of Urban Ecosystems is addressing the challenge to make Central Europe more innovative and competitive by maximizing the innovation potential of smaller and medium sized urban ecosystems. A significantly better linkage of actors within urban innovation ecosystems is needed for a better use of innovation potentials. The project activities of URBANN INNO have been implemented in the ecosystems of the project partners. 5 new quadruple-helix innovation networks are established, and 6 regional/urban innovation plans developed in partnership regions. In parallel, a Toolbox of smart participatory methods and tools has been developed and tested in 9 pilot projects, implemented in partners regions. 

1. Opening Remarks & Introduction
    Tina Ragužin (City of Rijeka, Croatia)

2. Human Capital, Work, and Educational Perspectives on SmartCity Initiatives
    Ante Lučić (A-link LLC, Croatia)

3. Involving Users into Urban Innovation: Tools for Facilitating the Process
    Matjaž Gerl (E-zavod, Slovenia)

4. An Introduction to Design Sprint Innovation Challenges
    Nicola Doppio (Hub Innovation Trentino, Italy)

5. Creating the Agri-Food Digital Marketplace Upon End-Users‘ Inputs in Košice Region
    František Janke (Technical University of Košice, Slovakia)

6. Story of a Successful Digital Innovation Hub in Western Hungary
    Attila Joós, Molnár Zoltán (Pannon Business Network, Hungary)

7. Collaborative Business Model: Quadruple Helix Perspective to Modelling Business Processes
    Bojana Suzić (Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria)

8. Burgenland Pilot: A Motivational Pitch for the Energy Strategy
    Carina Halper (Forschung Burgenland, Austria)

9. Karlsruhe Pilot: Shaping the Vision of Energy Efficiency with the Support of Citizens
    Christin Eckerle (CyberForum, Germany)

10. Citizen Participation – Key Enabler for Optimal City Governance, Transparency and Trust
      Damir Medved (Ericsson Nikola Tesla Inc., Croatia)

11. Engaging Users in Improvement of e-Services
      Vesna Avguštinčič, Tadej Kurent (Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia)

12. Modern Technologies in Urban Clusters
      Joanna Rudawska (University of Jan Kochanowski/Kielce Technology Park, Poland)

13. Design Thinking as an Instrument for Smart Innovative City Government: The Trentino Pilot Experience and Results
      Marco Combetto (Trentino Digitale S.p. A., Italy)

MIPRO - innovative promotional partnership