17:00 - 17:40

Welcome and a keynote session

Opening speech: Ukraine's Digital Transformation - how developing countries can get ahead, despite the circumstances (10 min)

  • Georgii Dubinskyi, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Panel discussion: Building resilient innovation ecosystems (25 min)

  • Discussion Lead: Michał Górzyński, Head of Office of the Director, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

  • Mantas Vilys, Director at Lithuanian Innovation Centre

  • Karina Angelieva, Former Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth, Bulgaria

  • Kaspars Rozkalns, Director General LIAA - the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

17:40 - 18:05

Session 1: Towards more adaptive innovation ecosystems

Panel discussion: New ways of public-private collaborations for better adoption of innovation (25 min)

  • Discussion Lead: Andrzej Ryś, Director for Health Systems and Products, DG SANTE, European Commission

  • Marcin Lewenstein, InnoEnergy Innovation Officer, EIT InnoEnergy

  • Filipa Fixe, Executive Board Member, Glintt

  • Karolina Nowak, Director of Innovation and Biotechnology Development Department, Polish Medical Research Agency

18:05 - 18:20

Coffee break

18:20 - 19:15

Session 2: Stepping up digital transformation

Case study: The secret sauce of E-Estonia: digital transformation of the regions and the country (10 min)

  • Erika Piirmets, Digital Transformation Advisor of E-Estonia Briefing Centre

Fireside chat: Deeptech skills for fast-growing ecosystems in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe (15 min)

  • Discussion Lead: Indrė Taurosevičiūtė-Ribikauskė, Coach and entrepreneur, EIT Digital Alumni, Co-founder at SpotYet

  • Tomasz Jaworski, Director of Digital Transformation of the Public Sector, Microsoft

Panel discussion: European Innovation Agenda and the role of mechanisms like the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme in bridging the EU’s innovation divide (30 min)

  • Discussion Lead: Andrew Wrobel, Founding Partner and Leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, Emerging Europe

  • Andrzej Dybczynski, Director, Polish Center for Technology Development, Lukasiewicz Research Network

  • Dora Marosvolgyi, Director of EIT Community Projects, EIT Health InnoStars

  • Tuan Trinh, Director, EIT Digital Budapest Node

19:15 - 19:30

The INNOVEIT Warsaw Prize (10 min)

Closing remarks (5 min)

19:30 - 23:00

A networking cocktail