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

Professional networking conference

Preliminary programme

9:30 – 10:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and opening address
Tempus Public Foundation
10:10 – 10:30 Keynote Speech – HEInnovate on the move
Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer - Policy analyst, OECD
10:30 – 10:55 Keynote speech – V4 in HEInnovate
Dr István Szabó - Head of Department, Ministry of Human Capacities
10:55 - 11:20 Intellectual property rights management and regulation in V4 countries (and in CCE)
Gábor Németh – Head of Department, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office
11:20 – 11:45 Innovative cities in V4 countries - 3rd mission cooperations in V4 region
Donát Dékány- Project Director-  Smartpolis
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Panel – Innovative clusters
Pharmapolis Cluster - Debrecen - Cluster project management
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30















1. Panel Discussion on acquisition of title, valuation, management and utilization of IP 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

The panel’s goal is to identify good examples, best practices as well as challenges while discussing the legislation specifics of the acquisition of title, valuation, management and utilization of IP by universities in the V4 countries and to come 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. The discussion will be followed by Q&A.

a) regulation of acquisition of title to IP (IP or copyright coming from own basic or other research or innovation in the university, or IP coming from joint R&D projects of university – businesses),
b) management and utilization of own IP internally, or via IP management company of the university,
c) valuation of IP for utilization,
d) best practices.
This panel is organized by 

2. Innovative cities in V4 countries - University-city-business-civil clusters - networks for innovation
Panel participants: V4 country representatives
Joint presentations of good practices by V4 HEIs 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-Business cooperations at IT Valley"
Pavol Mirossay,  executive director, IT Valley Cluster, Kosice

3. "Initiative of Academic Warsaw" 
Ms. Magdalena Jekiel City Hall of Warsaw and Miroslaw Grochowski Ph.D., senior lecturer Univeristy of Warsaw

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

Réka Barabás -Gábor Mayer  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  15:45 Coffee break
15:45  16:05 Continuing plenary - Key take-aways from the sessions
Q&A, ideas, proposals – Moderated plenary discussion
16:05 – 16.35 Organised networking – „speed dating” –market place – matching machine
16:35 – 16:45 Closing - Way forward by Ministry of Human Capacities

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.


Last modified: 19-04-2018