On March 3 and 4, six startups specializing in information and communication technologies will improve their business strategy and pitching, 4-minute presentation for potential investors. Mentors and business professionals will work with them in group workshops but mainly during individual sessions.
The DEX Innovation Centre’s initiative InnoSchool (Strengthening social innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of secondary schools´ students by using highly innovative Learning System) was invited to the 5th International Stakeholder Conference of the EUSDR PA9 with the subtitle 'The Future of Work: A World of New and Changing Skills' which took place in Moldava, autumn 2017. Representative of DEX Innovation Centre, Jan Kubalík, succefully presented InnoSchool Learning System. The conference was organized by the Danube Region Strategy, which addresses 12 strategic areas for the development of the Danube Region.
On Thursday, 1 February 2018, Universidad Politéctica de Madrid, Spain, hosted an international conference titled „ICT technologies empowering people with mild dementia and their carers.“ The conference brought together project consortium, which consists of 9 institutions and health centres from all over Europe, as well as ICT and healthcare experts. All together discussed mild dementia and possibilities of its treatment by using different ICT tools.
For the third time, Liberec next to Prague and Brno will awake Czech start-ups’ scene by holding Start-up Europe Week 2018. It is the biggest event for start-ups in Europe. This year will be held in more than 280 European towns. This event was brought to Liberec by Jan Kubalík, an international mentor and Chairman of the Board of DEX Innovation Centre, which is a co-organiser of the event in Liberec.
1st February, 8.00 – 14.00
ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politéctica de Madrid
Av. Complutense, 30, 28040, Madrid
It is estimated that around 9 million people are living with dementia in Europe. Dementia symptoms tend to get worse over time and gradually begins to damage the brain. A project SMART4MD developed a computer tablet-based application that focuses especially on the needs of people with mild dementia. At the conference, project consortium and experts with technological and healthcare background will discuss approaches to the treatment of mild dementia and how SMART4MD application and other ICT technologies can improve the effort for a better life of patients, their caregivers, as well as healthcare and ICT professionals.
On Tuesday 12.12.2017 representatives of local companies, a banking sector and universities met in the Regional Scientific Library in Liberec to gain relevant information about Industry 4.0 in the Liberec region. The workshop Journey to Industry 4.0 brought theoretical knowledge and also practical experience of local companies. At the end of the event, the examples of the best practices from Poland and Hungary were presented by the virtual connection.
The DEX Innovation Centre is holding already the 3rd annual event of the Liberec start up community. This European initiative is held regularly within one week in more than 280 cities in 40 European countries. Startup Europe Week helps to create a better place to start and grow the business and unites European markets.
Partners from Hungarian municipality of Újbuda and from Romanian organizations, Cluj Metropolitan Area, North-West Regional Development Agency (NWRDA), Cluj Innovation Park a JCI Active Citizens Cluj, participated at the peer review at the Student Business Club at the Technical University of Liberec, a local social entrepreneur KultiVAR and the Liberec Regional Authority.
If you are thinking about digitizing of your company, the presentational workshop Journey to Industry 4.0 will show you what obstacles companies had to overcome and what motivated them to upgrade their production by implementing Industry 4.0.
On November 22 at the Final Gala in Budapest, the jury selected the three best teams. One of the awarded projects was the Czech Republic representative VIA ALTA that succeeded in the competition and was placed third. Congratulations!
Requisted are dual partners from Germany or Austria for our project proposal CE-Connector that will be submitted to the 3rd call of Interreg Central Europe. The proposal aims to improve the access to finance for highly innovative start-ups by boosting linkages among providers of finance, start-ups and other key actors of territorial ecosystems.
ICT Proposers' Days 2017 have taken place on 9 - 10 November in Budapest. Among more than 1000 participants from 49 countries were also experts from DEX Innovation Centre (DEX IC). They participated on the biggest brokerage event with pre-arranged FacetoFace meetings in this field. During two days they held more than 30 meetings in order to build quality partnerships focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.
The 5th International Stakeholder Conference of the EUSDR PA9 took place on October, 9th in Chisinau, Moldova. Jan Kubalik, representative of DEX IC gave the presentation about our InnoSchool initiative (Strengthening social innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of secondary schools´ students by using highly innovative Learning System).
Innovation procurement was the main topic of the 1st PPI2Innovate days which took place on 3rd of October 2017 in Lublin, Poland. This event, organized by Rzeszow Development Agency, brought valuable information to all participants.
The main goal of the Accelerator project is to build a sustainable accelerator program in each project-participating region, including the Liberec region. However, prior to the actual program development, a comprehensive mapping was conducted in order to identify potential strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities in our region related to the project implementation.
SMART4MD project entered its key phase in September 2017. With its nearly finished feasibility study taken place in Spain and Sweden in last 2 months testing the developed SMART4MD application for mild demential patients, their carers and healthcare professionals, all is now being finalized for start of the 18-month large-scale clinical trial for 1200 patients in 4 countries, including the Czech Republic.