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Procuring the Innovation - 11th of March, 1:30-7:00pm Liberec

20. 02. 2019

We would love to see you at the event "Procuring the Innovation". The event is realized under PPI2Innovate and MY Gateway projects and Startup Europe Week 2019 initiative. We will bring together public procurers and corporations interested in innovation and B2G startups, who can provide them with innovative solutions.

Time and place

Regional Research Library in Liberec, Monday 11th of March, 1:30 - 7:00 pm


1:30 - Start and welcome speech

1:50 - 1st keynote speaker: Martin Javnický, Strategic Project Manager, Česká Spořitelna: "Experience with the impossible solution in the corporation through purchase from startup"

2:15 - Inspirational pitches from B2G startups bringing innovative solutions

               Startup 1: ImpromptMe - Organization of meetups during conferences

               Startup 2: Nice Visions - Design Solar Tiles

               Startup 3: Ability Concept - SMART City solutions, smart benches, kiosks, chargers

               Startup 4: Hardwario - Non-invasive applications for IoT and Industry 4.0 projects

               Startup 5: VisionQ - Solution for smart monitoring of energy consumption

3:25 - Coffee break

3:55 - 2nd keynote speaker: Markéta Havlová, Director of Startup Department, CzechInvest: "Problematics of Public Procurement and the Introduction of Guide for startups in public procurement"

4:15 - Host  - Tamás Békási, RIS Business Creation Project Manager, (EIT Health and its programmes InnoStars Awards and Health Venture Lab) - "Opportunities for Czech Health startups"

4:30 - Moderated panel on topic: "Procuring the Innovation"

              - What are current innovation needs, in other words, which solutions they are currently seeking for?

              - What SME's or startups shall do to be able to sell to government or corporation? 

              - Lessons learned from buying from startups and SME's in past 

Discussants: Jan Hauser - Ministery of Health, Markéta Havlová - CzechInvest, Tamás Békási - EIT Health, Jiří Němeček - City of Liberec 

5:00 - Networking and virtual bridge with two inauguration cities of Startup Europe Week 2019 (Murcia, Spain and Salvador, Brazil)

7:00 - Event officially ends

Register and get the opportunity to organize 1:1 meeting with presenting startups, representatives of public administration and other companies. Your contact information will be used for organizational info about the event. The event will record both audio and video. In case you do not want to be in the video or at the photos, please, write at karel.huk@dex-ic.com.


 The startups' presentations will be evaluated by an expert jury and the best startup will get a free pass to the Startup World Cup & Summit.


We are organizing Startup Europe Week in Liberec for the 4th time. This year Liberec and two more cities, Murcia, Spain and Salvador, Brazil were chosen as an inauguration centre of the global Startup Europe Week 2019. We can virtually meet and greet participants from other parts of the world. 


 DEX Innovation Centre became EIT Health Hub for the Czech Republic. Thus, Health startups will have a chance to get familiar with programmes available for their acceleration.


Have a look at a short video about the Startup Europe Week initiative.

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