V4 for 3rd Mission – Third mission of higher education and innovation networks

Professional networking conference


Moderator of plenary discussions - István Vilmos Kovács - Director of International Relations and Innovation - Corvinus University Budapest 

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9:30 – 10:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and opening address
Judit Hermándy-Berencz - deputy director - Tempus Public Foundation - PLENARY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
10:10 – 10:30 Keynote Speech – HEInnovate on the move
Dr. Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer - Policy analyst, OECD - PLENARY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
10:30 – 10:50 Keynote speech – V4 in HEInnovate
Dr István Szabó - Head of Department, Ministry of Human Capacities - PLENARY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
10:50 - 11:15 Intellectual property rights management and regulation in V4 countries (and in CEE)
Dr. Gábor Németh – Head of Department, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office PLENARY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
11:15 – 11:40 Innovative cities in V4 countries - 3rd mission cooperations in V4 region
Donát Dékány- Project Director-  Smartpolis PLENARY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:50

Panel – Complex Cluster cooperation -  Health Cluster, Debrecen 

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Bács, Chancellor Debrecen University, President of the MSE Hungarian Sports and Lifestyle Development Cluster

Tamás Dékán, Cluster Manager MSE Hungarian Sports and Lifestyle Development Cluster

Dr. Zsolt Polereczki, Cluster Manager  Pharmapolis Innovative Food Cluster

Dr. Éva Skultéti, Secretary General, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hajdú-Bihar County (HBKIK), Cluster Manager, Pharmapolis Debrecen Innovative Pharmaceutical Cluster

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szilvássy, Rector, Debrecen University, President, Pharmapolis Debrecen Innovative Pharmaceutical Cluster

Prof. Dr. László Vígh, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged Biological Research Center, Vice President, Pharmapolis Debrecen Innovative Pharmaceutical Cluster 

12:50 – 13:50 Lunch

13:50 – 15:30
















1. How can university excellence boost innovation? 

Panel Discussion on acquisition of title, valuation, management and utilization of Intellectual Property by universities in the Visegrád Group

Panel participants: 

  • Tamás BENE, Director, Technology Transfer Office at University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • Ľubomír BILSKÝ, Director of science support section, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Slovakia
  • Marcin POSTAWKA, Deputy Director, Warsaw University of Technology, Centre For Innovation and Technology Transfer, Poland
  • Otomar SLAMA, Deputy Director, Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Tomas SZASZI, EMEA Strategy Leader, Honeywell | Honeywell Technology Solutions, Prague, Czech Republic


 Joerg BAUER, Co-Lead, AmCham Hungary Innovation Policy Task Force; President and CEO, Tungsram Group

How can university excellence boost innovation?

Panel Discussion on the acquisition of title, valuation, management and utilization of Intellectual Property by universities in the Visegrád Group

 How can a university decide which core research competences to concentrate on in order to build “centre of excellence”, which will also result in IP? What are the good examples and solutions of university-business cooperation? How do universities deal with IP and what are the priorities for universities in developing and managing IP? What are the key issues with regards to financing, motivation of researchers, etc.? From the perspective of IP – what grants comfort to business? Goal of the discussion is to present best practices and tocome up with suggestions on how to create a more supportive ecosystem that can strengthen the university’s role in the creation and management of intellectual property.

This panel is organized by AmCham Hungary

2. Innovative cities in V4 countries: University-city-business-civil clusters - networks for innovation

Moderator: Andrea-Rosalinde HOFER - István Vilmos Kovács

Joint presentations of good practices by V4 Higher Education Institutions and partners


1 ."Linking a city and its universities: a tour of the Wrocław experience in university-city-business collaboration"
Maciej Litwin, Chief Analyst at Wrocław Academic Hub (Wrocław City Hall) / Assistant professor at University of Wrocław

2. University – City cooperations - Dóra Anna Kókai, Head of Department, Chief Mayor's Office, Budapest -  András Siegler Dr. eng.- senior advisor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Smartpolis

3. "University-City-Business cooperations at IT Valley"
Pavol Mirossay,  executive director, IT Valley Cluster, Kosice

4. "Initiative of Academic Warsaw" 
Ms. Magdalena Jekiel project leader -City Hall of Warsaw and Miroslaw Grochowski Ph.D., senior lecturer University of Warsaw

5. "Bridges strategy" - cooperation between Széchenyi University and the Municipality of Győr 

Réka Barabás Chancellor’s envoy responsible for strategy implementation -Gábor Mayer Chancellor’s envoy responsible for complex developments  Széchenyi University, Zsolt Révi  Chief Architect - Municipality of Győr  

The session presents good examples, best practices as well as challenges and their solutions in cluster cooperation for regional development. The presentations emphasize the importance of the 3rd mission activities of HEIs, their involvement in the solutions of economic, social and regional challenges. The session also focuses on modern city developments – and presents some best practices in smart city innovation projects. The discussion will be followed by Q&A.

a) HEIs as engines of development – in V4 smart/modern town strategies,
b) HEI-city-business-civil soft co-operations/third mission activities (Hungarian and V4 examples),
c) smart city projects,
d) best practices and cooperation know-how.

15:30  16:00 Continuing plenary - Key take-aways from the sessions
Q&A, ideas, proposals – Moderated plenary discussion
16:00 – 16.45 Networking – with coffee and snacks
16:45  End of the conference 

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.



Last modified: 18-05-2018