Business Meets Universities: Cooperation and innovation, the accelerators of the Hungarian economy

Business Meets Universities:
Cooperation and innovation, the accelerators of the Hungarian economy
Flagship event of AmCham’s Innovation Policy Task Force

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Background

AmCham believes that Hungary should become more attractive as a place of investment for high value-added activities. In order to encourage more FDI and the attraction of more “R&D” centers it is crucial to establish a supportive and predictable incentive scheme of high value-added activities. The Chamber supports the paradigm shift from the "Made in Hungary" approach towards the "Invented in Hungary" paradigm.

AmCham, through its Innovation Policy Task Force is dedicated to building a stronger local innovation ecosystem, with transparent cooperation frameworks, in order to substantially enhance cooperation between large enterprises, SMEs and academia on large and strategic R&D projects building on current momentum and best practices.

AmCham organizes this workshop to examine key elements of the ‘Invented in Hungary’ paradigm shift, by focusing on how to enhance cooperation between business and academia in research, development and innovation programs, and enhance the development of innovation ecosystem.

More about AmCham’s “Business Meets Universities” Project

AmCham Innovation Policy Task Force has launched the "Business Meets Universities" ("BMU") project in January 2017.

The goal of this project is to initiate a dialogue that creates a mutually beneficial advantage, and cooperation with measurable benefits for both the academic and the business spheres.

The workshop will serve as a plenary forum for discussing key aspects of the project with all stakeholders: universities, corporations, startups, decision-makers, university students.

Workshop details

Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 18:00-20:30 (registration is from 17:30)
Venue: LogMeIn, 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 12.

The event will be held in English with no translation.

Please note that participation is free for AmCham members in good standing. AmCham covers refreshments and finger foods.

Draft agenda:
Welcome speeches and a keynote speech will be followed by break-out discussions on 5-6 topics. Participants will join 1,5 hour-long break-out sessions, where best-practices on each topic will be shared. Break-out groups will develop tangible items as well as recommendations targeting all stakeholders. Recommendations will be reported back to all participants at a short plenary session, which will be followed by networking opportunity. AmCham is dedicated to further develop recommendations after the workshop and present them to the membership at the 3rd Business Meets Government Summit scheduled for September 2017.

17:30-18:00: Arrival and registration

18:00-18:05: Welcome notes by Innovation PTF Co-Leads Joerg Bauer and Csaba Márkus

18:05-18:25: Keynote speech (to be confirmed)

18:25-18:30: Short explanation of how small-group discussions work

18:30-19:30: Identifying challenges and breaking points in small groups

Planned break-out session topics:

  • Best practice projects of business-university cooperation (I)
  • Best practice projects of business-university cooperation (II)
  • University perspective: How to retain high level scientific goals and become successful in business activities – considering global trends?
  • Models for startups: How to build an innovation ecosystem around a large company: successful models for ecosystem hubs in the world (I)
  • Models for startups: How to build an innovation ecosystem around a large company: successful models for ecosystem hubs in the world (II)


19:30-20:10: Plenary discussion of brainstorming outcomes

20:10-: Networking opened, official program ends

How to register

To guarantee your seat, please register on-line (please log-in first) or by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Wednesday, May 24. Please note that capacity is limited, registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis and we can accept max. two registrations per company. When registering please mark your break-out session topic preference as well.

Event information

Monday, 29 May, 2017
Registration: 17:30 - 18:00
Time: 18:00 - 20:30

LogMeIn, 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 12.

The event is only open for members. There is no participation fee for Members.

To guarantee your seat, please register on-line (please log-in first) or by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Wednesday, May 24. Please note that capacity is limited, registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis and we can accept max. two registrations per company.

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