15.10.2016 – Pacinno Final Conference, all speeches

15.10.2016 – Pacinno Final Conference “Promoting innovation in the Adriatic Region” (Trieste 27-28 September 2016), here all speeches:


DAY 1: September 27th 2016 – afternoon session


Opening Remarks

Maurizio Fermeglia, Rector, University of Trieste

Susanna Zaccarin, Director, DEAMS
Valeria Rossi, IPA Adriatic CBC, Managing Authority


The Long Road from Research to Innovation: Technology Transfer and Beyond


Andrea Tracogna
PACINNO project leader, University of Trieste
“PACINNO project: main outcomes and first appraisals”

Andrea Piccaluga
President Netval, Italy
“The challenge of TT in Italian universities”

Giorgio Sulligoi
Deputy Rector for Business Relations, University of Trieste
“Building a local Innovation System: the experience of the University of Trieste”

Vanja Rangus
Expert member of the Advisory Group on Science with and for Society, European Commission
“The transfer of best practices in the Adriatic Region: challenges and opportunities”

Nicola Redi
Vertis, Italy
“TT and academic entrepreneurship. The perspective of investors”

Ivan Curzolo
Head of Joint Technical Secretariat, Interreg Italia-Croatia
“The European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020: opportunities for the Adriatic region”

Questions and answers session


Official signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between:

Netval Association Italy
University of Rijeka, Croatia
Institute Mihailo Pupin, Serbia
Cobik, Slovenia
University of Trieste, Italy
School of Economics and Business of Sarajevo, B&H
Ionian University, Greece
University of Tirana, Albania
Faculty of Economics, University of Montenegro



DAY 2: September 28th 2016 – morning session​


What Innovation policies for the Adriatic Region?

Claudio Cozza, University of Trieste
“Presentation of the Pacinno Research Findings and Innovation Policy Recommendations”

Stefan Schepers
High Level group on Innovation Policy Management, Brussels
“Governance innovation: the basis for economic and social innovation”

Ales Gnamus
S3 Platform, EC JRC-IPTS, Seville
“The role of Smart Specialization Strategies (S3) in supporting innovation and growth in the EU macro-regions”

Mario Cervantes
Senior Economist, OECD
“Fostering Innovation at Universities and Public Research Centres”

Ammar Miraščija
Head of the Science Department, Ministry of Civil Affairs, B&H

Emilio Urbinati
Province of Rimini
“The experience of SmartInno (IPA Adriatic strategic project)”

Discussion section
High Tech and Science-Based entrepreneurship in the Adriatic Region: can it work?

Presentation of success story

Marko Guček – GoOpti

Marco Pavan, H-Farm, Italy
Fabrizio Rovatti, Innovation Factory, Italy
Aleš Pustovrh, ABC Accelerator, Slovenia
Edin Mehic, Networks.ba, B&H
Boris Golob, Science and Technology Park, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Antonija Mršić, Head of sector for international cooperation and innovation, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia
Mitja Ruzzier, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Moderator: Guido Bortoluzzi, University of Trieste