Monthly Archives: December 2018

Digital Danube

12.12.2018, Bucharest: Opening Session of 2-day-event “Digital Danube”. Participants are welcommed by Vice Prime Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu (Minister of Environment), Alexandru Petrescu (Minister of Communications and Information Society) and Jürgen Raizner, representing German Steinbeis Centers.

Romania holds presidency of EUSDR. This is both a great opportunity and responsibility when taking into account that EUSDR is in process of renewal. The Action Plan is almost obsolete. Structures of Priority Areas, Steering Groups and Working Groups are in discussion. A sort of leadership is required while the bottom-up approach in designing the strategy remains valid. Jürgen Raizner pointed out such challenges in his opening speech. He also referred to cross-sectoral projects, such as European Early Innovators Progam and ifempower. Both projects are to be understood as models for further actions to promote knowledge based entrepreneurship in Danube Region. It is agreed to deepen collaboration.

We thank Cristian Ilie for an excellent moderation of the event.

Second day of the event as dedicated to discuss projects for a Digital Danube. Among those projects: “Attractive Danube”, an ongoing Danube Transnational Program for improving capacities for enhancing territorial attractiveness of the Danube Region. Sabina Leopa, Urbsofia, presented a helpful output: Territorial Attractiveness Atlas of the Danube Region what will be followed by a monitoring platform. A strategic project of the Ministry: “One team – on stream” for creating a research and knowledge base, connecting rivers Danube and Rhine. This project is promoted by STM and presented to members of Steering Group PA 7 (Knowledge Society).

Early Innovators in Trieste

Project Partners of European Early Innovators Initiative meet in Trieste. Special guests: Scientists from Romania and Ukraine who received an intensive coaching during the 2-day workshop.

AREA Science Park in Trieste – a public national research organization promotes the development of innovation processes. With 40 years of experiences AREA Science Park is an excellent project partner for implementing EEII. Together with us in Trieste: representatives of NGO Common Regions from Slovakia, of Steinbeis Ukraine and our coordinator of Danube Strategic Project Fund.

Additionally participating scientists benefit from EEII knowledge base on funding opportunities, start-up initiatives, support actions, etc. what is made available to them – and what is available for others for download from our project website.

Business opportunities: collaborate with our scientists. Profiles of participating scientists

04.12.2018: With Early Innovators from Romania and Ukraine in Trieste. Training on business canvas at Contamination Lab of University Trieste.

05.12.2018: Networking and Pitching in Trieste. Coachhed by our Italian project partner, scientists from Danube Region complete their business canvas. Presentations to invited experts are more professional on this second day of the EEII event.