academia & IMPACT

The future will be shaped by cooperative innovation and the skilled younger generation. In the Academia & Impact Hall, we will present the academic innovation ecosystem as well as the topic of socially conscious cooperation.

academic ecosystem (powered by IFUA HORVÁTH & PARTNERS)


As usual, our partner universities will discuss the academic innovation scene and its possibilities.

Moderator: Tamás Ürögi (IFUA)

9:30 - 9:50: The role of universities in the domestic innovation ecosystem

Dr. István Szabó, innovation and general vice-president (NKFIH)


9:50 - 10:10: Supporting Innovation Through National R&D Programs - The Israeli Innovation System as an example

Dr. Amiram Porath, BD manager (BGN Technologies Ltd.)

10:10 - 10:30: Patterns of university-industry innovation cooperation

Dr. György Drótos, associate professor, director of institute (Budapest Corvinus University)

10:30 - 10:45: BME Industry 4.0 Technology Center in service of SMEs

László Kovács, Industry 4.0. consultant, supervisor (BME)

10:45 - 11:00: Implementing concrete corporate schemes into the practical curriculum

Zsolt Petri, project- and innovation manager (MOME)

11:00 - 11:15: University innovation from the perspective of investors

Szabolcs Hajdú, CFO (Creative Accelerator)

11:15 - 11:30: University cooperation in biotechnology

Ernő Duda, CEO (Solvo Biotechnológiai Zrt.)


11:30 - 12:10: Success factors and pitfalls of corporate-university cooperation - panel discussion

  • Bea Szoboszlai, group development & innovation coordinator (MVM Zrt.)

  • Tamás Pázmány, director, Office of Innovation (Richter Gedeon Nyrt.)

  • László Hadászi, innovation director (KITE Zrt.)

  • Moderator: Tamás Ürögi, consultant lead (IFUA Horváth & Partners Kft.)

12:10 - 12:20: University lab to suit market demands

Dr. Péter Habil Böröcz, associate professor (Széchenyi István University)

12:20 - 12:30: MOL cooperation system

Dr. Zoltán Süle, associate professor (Pannon University)

12:30 - 12:40: The dicomLAB story - digital medical technology and education program

Dr. Endre Varga, CEO (dicomLAB Dental Kft.)

12:40 - 12:50: Youranastomosis - The story of a startup in academic cooperation

Balázs Gasz, associate professor (University of Pécs)

12:50 - 13:00: Agrovirtus - Innovation race in agriculture

Balázs Huszthy, project coordinator (Szent István University, Gödöllő)

13:00 - 13:10: Developing innovative technology from venture capital with the help of universities

Sándor Varga-Tarr, head of business development and marketing (Agrodat Kft.)

Impact innovation – cooperations and common grounds

There is an increasing need for innovations which - lead by strong social awareness - work in tandem with society to better the future of humanity. The definition of profit is getting wider and wider: innovators and investors focus on the social benefit and not only on capital gains. The soul of such social benefits lies in the cooperation between different fields and branches. How shall we operate on this axes and how have such cooperations evolved so far?

Moderator: Károly Bozsonyi (IVSZ)


13:10 - 13:25: The core of sustainability: innovation & revitalization

Zsolt Jamniczky, member of the board (BCSDH), member of the board of directors (E.ON Hungária Plc.)

13:25 - 13:40: RRI: wrong concept or different sectorial experiences

Márton Varjú, scientific expert (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences)

13:40 - 13:55: Self-driving cars and responsible innovation

Dr. Miklós Lukovics, associate professor (University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

13:55 - 14:10: Intelligent text analytics: the innovative application of language technologies

Gábor Prószéky, director (Research Institute for Linguistics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, co-founder of MorphoLogic Ltd)

14:10 - 14:25: Digital imaging processes used for the examination of the relic holder herm of Saint Ladislaus I

Lilla Alida Kristóf, doctor of biological sciences , anthropologist, paleo radiologist

14:25 - 14:40: Whose responsibility is it to incorporate social sensitivity in innovation?

Gellért Pulay, CEO (Human Priority Ltd.)

14:40 - 14:55: Collective creativity = the future of innovation?

Priszcilla Várnagy, CEO (Be-Novative)

14:55 - 15:10: The innovation cooperation cases of Ericsson Hungary with national universities

Benedek Kovács, head of technology and innovation (Ericsson Hungary, R&D centre, Technology and Innovation)

15:10 - 15:40: Panel discussion about responsible innovation

15:40 - 15:55: Corporates’ social responsibility in the field of resource and energy efficiency

Attila Uderszky, project manager (START2ACT)