IIEF 2018

International Innovation Ecosystem Forum 2018



Innovation ecosystem is the term used to describe the large number and diverse nature of participants and resources that are necessary for innovation.  These include “entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, university faculty, venture capitalists as well as business development and other technical service providers such as accountants, designers, contract manufacturers and providers of skills training and professional development

Are you interested in development and utilization of R&I ecosystem?

Are you interested in r&I clusters?

Are you looking for new collaborations or ideas in the field of life sciences?

If your answer to any of these question is yes, then join us at International Innovation Ecosystem Forum 2018.
20 speakers from 8 countries will present and discuss cutting edge topics in development of life science R&I environment with particular focus on improvement of innovation ecosystem. Forum is powered by INTERREG Europe project ELISE – with main goal of development and upgrading life science ecosystems.

Where?     University Science Park TECHNICOM
                 Technical univesity Košice, Nemcovej 5, 042 00 Košice

When?       14.11.2018,  9:00

PROGRAM of the IIEF 2018


Why to come?

  • you will get a unique opportunity to establish the cooperation with R&I organisations from EU’s countries: Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania
  • you will get better understanding of innovation ecosystem concept and how to utilize it
  • you will discuss your ideas for cooperation and ecosystem with academia, industry and innovation support organisation
  • find our how to develop, enhance and utilize clusters and innovation ecosystems


Who you will meet:

  • representatives of Life Science Ecosystems (universities, companies and regional municipalities) from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia;
  • representatives of Slovak universities and companies aimed in the field of Life Science;
  • representatives of Start-up’s in the field of Life Science;
  • representatives of research institutions in the field of  Life Sciences
  • representatives of Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic, Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic, The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO), Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) , Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI);


Forum will be consist of 2 parts:

  • Know-how part – contributions and discussion
  • Active networking event –  3 hours long networking session will be organised for active networking between participants of the event – registration HERE



The forum will provide a platform for networking, broaden awareness, and advance one step ahead in creating a research and innovation ecosystem focused on Life Sciences in Slovakia.



IIEF 2018 is organised within the project ELISE, which is supported by program INTERREG Europe.