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Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Groups in Furniture, as well as Paper, plastics and packaging in Oradea, North-West Romania

General Information

A second entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) will be organized in the North-West Development Region of Romania. The event will take place in Oradea on the 26th of october 2016. The separate EDP focus groups on the two areas with smart specialization potential will aim at identifying potential avenues for innovation activities in the region and preparing their implementation.

Agenda and Presentations

 (Simultaneous/consecutive) Romanian to/from English interpretation in the plenary/selected parallel sessions

 

09:00 -09.30

Registration – Welcome coffee

09:30 – 11:30

Introductory plenary session

  • Welcome
    • Sanda Livia CĂTANĂ, Interim General Director, North West Regional Development Agency
  • Introduction to the project:

Karel HAEGEMANN, expert "RIS3 support in lagging regions" – European Commission, JRC

Petra SZÁVICS, North West Regional Development Agency

  • Opportunities and challenges for innovation in wood value chain – International perspectives (TBC)
  • Opportunities and challenges for innovation in plastic – European Perspectives  - Maria Estela IZQUIERDO, EU Projects Executive at European Plastics Converters
  • Furniture as an area with smart specialization potential in the North-West Development Region of Romania – Gergely TÖRÖK, expert, North-West Regional Development Agency
  • Paper, Plastic, Packaging as an area with smart specialization potential in the North-West Development Region of Romania – Oana STĂNCULESCU, expert, North-West Regional Development Agency
  • Short methodological presentation of the focus groups – Karel HAEGEMANN – European Commission, JRC

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30

~ Parallel EDP Working Groups (Session 1)

Formation of working partnerships/subgroups

Moderators: Oana STĂNCULESCU (paper plastic, packaging), Gergely TÖRÖK (furniture)

  • Presentation of and RDI project in furniture in the North-West Development Region – Mihai DRAGOMIR, head of research team, “Reasearch for the development and practical implementation of smart furniture”
  • Presentation of and RDI project in packaging in the North-West Development Region

FURNITURE

Product innovation (new/advanced materials, design, etc.) and Process innovation (new technologies, equipment, energy efficiency, circular economy, etc.)

PAPER, PLASTIC, PACKAGING

Product innovation (new materials, eco-innovation, etc.) and Process innovation (new technologies, equipment, energy efficiency, circular economy, etc.)

13:30 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 15:45

~ Parallel EDP Working Groups (Session 2)

Formation of working partnerships/subgroups

FURNITURE

Product innovation (new/advanced materials, design, etc.) and Process innovation (new technologies, equipment, energy efficiency, circular economy, etc.)

PAPER, PLASTIC, PACKAGING

Product innovation (new materials, eco-innovation, etc.) and Process innovation (new technologies, equipment, energy efficiency, circular economy, etc.)

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

Closing session

  • Summary of working group outcomes and conclusions – Marina RANGA – European Commission, JRC
  • Next steps – Petra SZÁVICS, North West Regional Development Agency
  • Closing remarks – Sanda Livia CĂTANĂ, Interim General Director, North West Regional Development Agency
 

Venue

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Groups in Furniture, as well as Paper, plastics and packaging in Oradea, North-West Romania venue
Hotel Ramada Oradea Address: 9 Calea Aradului, Oradea, BH 410223, Romania

Contact information

JRC-IPTS-LAGREG@ec.europa.eu

Registration information

To register, please complete the online form