think.BDPST 2019-Panel I

think.BDPST 2019-Panel I

Innovation Driven Solutions for an Interconnected Visegrad Region and Beyond

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Organised annually in Budapest by the Antall József Knowledge Centre in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and with the support of the International Visegrad Fund, think.BDPST is a strategic conference focusing on perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies.

In 2019, think.BDPST explored topics such as smart home, smart solutions, digitalisation, and the challenges associated with it. In the below video, you may see the opneing remarks and the opening lecture of the conference.

The panel analyses different ways in which governmental initiatives and connectivity can contribute to the development of research-based enterprises in the Visegrad region. In addition, it ponders on the question of whether or not Central Europe can become a research hub in the 21st century, while also discussing the most ideal and beneficial division of the EU's different incentive actions and smart regulation.


▸Artur Bobovnický, Director of Department of Innovation and International Relations, Slovenská Inovačná a Energetická Agentúra, Slovakia

▸Robert Kroplewski, Minister’s Plenipotentiary for Information Society, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Poland

▸Adam Cohen, Head of Economic Policy EMEA, Google

▸György Bacsa, Senior Vice President, Group Strategic Operations and Corporate Development, MOL Group, Hungary

▸Moderator: Frank Schneider, Head of Communication Unit, Interreg Central Europe Program

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