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VI International Entrepreneurship Forum

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Welcome Coffee

INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO SUPPORT BUSINESS

GovTech Hackathon Final

Coffee-break

Hackathon awards

Digitalization – Challenges and Perspectives. Estonia case

Presentation

Joining the efforts of ecosystem players to stimulate innovation by the example of Detroit (USA)

How players in business environment (government, big business, universities) work together to create favorable conditions for entrepreneurs

Presentation

Lunch

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS TO SUPPORT INNOVATION

New opportunities for Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus to support SME. Partner Banks’ Award Presentation

Presentation

Attracting investment in Belarus: Zubr Capital Fund I case

Successful example of partnership between private business and international organizations for innovation support

Panel Discussion: why big and medium business invests in startups. Financial and strategic aspects of investments

The latest data show that there is growth in the number of large companies investing in startups. Flexibility, mobility, efficiency are becoming key requirements for the development of innovative culture. That means all sorts of collaboration, from acceleration programs to venture capital. In the first half of 2016 over 15 funds were created, over a half of them are European. Their main focus is telecommunication, banking, healthcare, and manufaturing technologies. We shall discuss key trends in corporate venture capital investment. – What are the key international trends in introducing corporate startup innovation? – Who buys and how much do they buy? – Which startups are corporations interested in? – How to collaborate with startups? – What are the risks and benefits of such collaboration? Examples from IT industry, banking sector, telecommunication and manufacturing companies

Coffee-break

INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE TRENDS

Panel discussion:How to develop knowledge- based economy? Industry 4.0, digitization of economy, artificial intellect

Digital innovations are transforming our life beyond recognition, and Industry 4.0 is transforming the world economy like never before. The speed and depth of changes caused by the digitization of business and economy has a massive impact on what we produce and do, and, most importantly, how we will do it in the future. Very few large companies can keep up with these changes. – how does digital transformation influence existing business models? – how should the corporate culture change for the company to be competitive in knowledge economy? – how to find talents and ideas, which will aim the business in the right direction? – how to keep up the competence of employees in Industry 4.0 era?

Introducing innovations effectively. Case of the Belarusian company Izovac

Presentation

The Risks and Rewards of Innovation

Presentation

Networking. Fourchette

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