REinEU2016 – EU Conference 2016

Local Steering Committee



Vladimír Baláž has been employed in the Institute for Forecasting since 1989. His research interests include innovation and R&D policies. He has been an expert for the innovation and R&D innovation policies in many initiatives and expert groups of the European Commission (DG-Research and Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion). The European Commission appointed Vladimír Baláž principal evaluator for the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Slovak Republic.

Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences


Peter Brziak, Head of R&D, Welding Research Institute. PhD in field of creep-resistant martensitic steels. Active in field of physical metallurgy, damage analysis of materials and their joints. Author of app. 300 short-term projects and case studies for industry (power, gas/oil, chemical/petrochemical, automotive). Principal investigator of EU projects: 5FP, 6FP, 7FP (NEXTEGENPOWER, MACPLUS); and RFCS (GRAMAT). Author and co-author of appr. 80 publications. Slovak delegate of Internat. Institute of Welding.

Welding Research Institute – Industrial Institute of SR


Doc. Mgr. Dagmar Cagáňová, PhD., assoc. prof., is Vice dean for International Projects at MTF STU and the co-founder of EAI SK, management committee member of E-COST, executive committee member in DAC and Danube strategy PA7. Her interests and research topics are mainly focused on HR, Intercultural, Knowledge and Innovation Management, Mobility&Smart Cities, Gender Diversity. To date she has published more than 200 publications, 78 in WOS and SCOPUS and has over 200 citations, 33 of them in WOS and SCOPUS.

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava


Prof., Ing., DrSc. Vladimír Čop, Actual Position: SPINEA, s.r.o ., Prešov - Manager of, ProjectsKlaster AT+R, z.p.o., Košice - Executive Director, Education: Technical University of Košice, Košice - Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) ČVUT, Prague - Doctor of Sciences (Automation, Robotics) Technical University Košice, Košice - Professor (Robotics), Professional experience: ZVL, Prešov - Technologist of bearing production/Technical University Košice, Košice - Researcher VUKOV, Prešov - Researcher + CEO.

ProjectsKlaster AT+R


Diana Demkova studied at the Faculty of Business Economy of the University of Economics. From 1999 she works for the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak republic. She served in several position and from 2011 she is the head of the Department of the National and european science and technology policy. She is a member of several working groups, she is also a delegate of OECD Committee of the Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) and European research area Committee of the European Commission (ERAC).

Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic


Dr. František Doktor has over 15 years of experience in industry, in corporate and regulatory environments and over 15 years at EU level working for European organisations and institutions. His expertise includes innovations in industry, regulatory affairs, innovations in education, European policies and legislation in the area of Internal Market, protecting human health and the environment, electronic communications, postal services, energy and energy efficiency.

Association of Construction Entrepreneurs of Slovakia


Assoc. Prof. František Duchoň, PhD. is author of 3 textbooks focused on robotics, 1 monograph, 5 Current Contents articles, 26 publications in foreign journals and other 91 publications. Actually he has 199 references on his publications. In major database he has 19 publications and 14 references in WoS and 29 publications and 33 references in SCOPUS. He was or is responsible person in 8 research projects (member of research team in 14 projects). He was or is supervisor of 73 students’ graduate works. 

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Ing. Pavol Duman is working as Project manager in the Innovation department of Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency. He is currently engaged in organizing events for the department of the Ministry of Economy and preparing for the management of national projects within  the Operational Programme Research and Innovation for the period 2014 - 2020. Previously he held the position of Director of the Department of  SIEA, he is a certified evaluator to evaluate the benchmarking of clusters.

Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA)


Ing. Alojz Gandi, CHEMOSVIT, a.s. - Education and Training: Master Degree - Slovak University of Technology - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Marketing CIMA-A, CIMA-B, Project Management, Manager Personality Development. Work experience: Employed in the company CHEMOSVIT, a.s. since 1989 in positions of Assistant of Power Plant Manager, Specialist of Technical Development, Specialist of Strategic Marketing, Specialist of Long Term Development.

Chemosvit, a.s.


Dr.Igor Hajdušek, Ambassador – at – Large Science and innovation and  Head of Global Policy Unit, MFEA SR. He participates in the preparation of the national strategies in science, research  and innovation and is involved in their implementation and in international cooperation. He is a member of Government Council for Science,Technology and Innovation SR. He has been employed in the MFEA SR since 1993, long time served in Brussels as Deputy Head of Mission to EU and NATO and as ambassador to several western African countries.

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic


Ing. Jozef Herčko is a Head of Project Management department at Central European Institute of Technology (CEIT). Next autumn he will defend his PhD thesis at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina. His main task is to ensure the preparation of international research projects focused on production and logistics systems and development of international network of CEIT with abroad partners. He has published many papers focused on Industry 4.0 and Factories of the Future.

CEIT / Manufuture SK


Ing. Jaroslav Holeček, PhD. holds the position of Executive Vice President of the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic. Since 1992 has started his career in Volkswagen concern, in Slovakia, Portugal and Russia. Currently he is the manager and researcher at the MTF STU, Chairman of the Council of employers for system of dual education, Vice-president of the National Union of Employers and Deputy Chairman of the Accreditation Commission.

Automotive Industry Association of Slovak Republic (AIA SR)


Ing. Igor Chovan, is currently working as Secretary General of the Association of Research and Development Industrial organizations. More than 20 years working in various positions at decision makers in the management and coordination of science and technology in Slovakia. Participated in the drafting of Research and innovation strategy for smart specialization of the Slovak Republic.

Association of Research and Development Industrial Organizations


Vladimir Ihnát – a researcher and manager. A director of the Slovak Forest Product Research Institute which is a part of the Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Inc. in Bratislava. A head of Mechanical testing laboratory. Since 2013 also an executive director of non profit organization Centre for the development of wood processing, furniture and pulp and paper industry. 

Pulp and Paper Research Institut, Inc.


Andrea Kalafusová received Engineering degree in Environmental Technologies at Technical University of Košice. Since 2005 she has been responsible for preparation and implementation of international education, innovation and research projects. In 2007 she was nominated as National Contact Point and National Expert to European Commission in the field of Research Potential and Regions of Knowledge. At present she is responsible for preparation and implementation of projects in Košice IT Valley association.

Košice IT Valley


RNDr. Eva Majková, D.Sc., is head of the Department of Multilayers and Nanostructures at the Institute of Physics SAS and vicepresident of the SAS responsible for research. Her research topics are nanomaterials, nanoparticles and nanostructures, ultrathin films and X-ray multilayers. She is the principal investigator in numerous national and international research projects, published more than 150 papers in regular journals and several chapters in international monographs.

Slovak Academy of Sciences


Prof. Ľudovít Parilák is a renowned researcher and expert in basic and applied research in materials science and engineering, limiting states of materials and microstructural aspects of mechanical properties of various materials. He published more than 400 papers. He took part in various Slovak, EU research projects. He served 16 years as a director of SAS in Košice, SK. Since 2008 he works as a director of ŽP Research and Development Centre (ŽP VVC s.r.o.) in Podbrezová, SK. He is also a member of various Slovak, EU scientific committees.

Klub 500


Prof. Ing. Dušan Petráš, PhD., EURING, currently: President of the ZSVTS /Assoc. of Slovak Scientific and Technolog. Societies/ and prof. at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He is wellknown abroad: scientist, researcher in the field of Energy Efficiency of the Buildings /ASHRAE Fellow, REHVA Fellow, .../ and member of several scientific committees of the World Congresses /CLIMA, Healthy Buildings, .../. He is also the member of the Governmental Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Slovak Republic.

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava


Doc. Ing. Dr. Jozef Ristvej
is Vice-Rector for International Relations and Marketing at the University of Žilina. In his work he is focusing on information systems supporting in the area of the decision making processes in crisis management. In 2012 was member of ISCRAM 2012 Conference organizing committee, Vancouver, Canada. He is a member of the ISCRAM Association in Brussels (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) and the Society for Science and the Public, in Washington D.C.

University of Zilina


Ivan Sekaj was born in Bratislava Czechoslovakia on November 6th, 1960. He worked as researcher in the area control engineering in industry and now as researcher and associated professor on the Faculty of electrical engineering and information technology, Slovak university of technology in Bratislava, Slovakia. His research and education fields are artificial intelligence in control engineering, bio-inspired computation methods and bio-cybernetics.

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava


Silvia Surova  holds a degree in Macromolecular Chemistry from STU in Bratislava and  from Postgraduate Study diploma in Processing Plastics. She spent her profesoinal life in chemical indutry in various positions from research to marketing. Since 2011, she holds the position of Secretary General of Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry of the Slovak Republic. She is a member of NA Board in Cefic and member of BOARD of Europan Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry of the Slovak Republic



Jozef Velebný studied at the Faculty of mechanical engeneering of the STU Bratislava. Since 1990 he has been working for the Ministry of Economy of the SR. He has been working on preparing and Assessing the development of innovation concepts, the Innovation Strategy of the SR for 2007 - 2013, Innovation policy of the SR 2008 – 2010. He also participates in the creation of research and innovation strategy for smart specialization SR and Operational Programme Research and Innovation for the programming period 2014 – 2020.

Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic



Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Gabriel Weiss, Ph.D. – Currently, he acts as the Vice-Rector for science and research of The Technical University of Košice and as a professor at the Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Geographical Information Systems. He is a member of several scientific and editorial boards and academic study boards and board member of the Slovakian Mining Chamber. He is the author and co-author of four scientific monographs.

Technical University of Košice



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685 722.

closed since 24 Oct 2016
Registration 1 Mar – 24 Oct
Meeting Selection 10 Sep – 25 Oct
Event 26 Oct – 28 Oct
Language English
Costs Conference fees
Matchmaking: Free
Venue Incheba, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 203
Meetings 515
Austria 20
Belarus 1
Belgium 49
Bulgaria 2
Canada 2
China 1
Croatia 3
Cyprus 2
Czech Republic 41
Denmark 1
Estonia 2
Finland 12
France 22
Germany 25
Greece 8
Hungary 8
Ireland 2
Israel 2
Italy 19
Luxembourg 3
Malta 2
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 13
Norway 2
Pakistan 1
Poland 8
Portugal 1
Romania 1
Russia 4
Slovak Republic 502
Slovenia 1
Spain 7
Sweden 5
Switzerland 5
Turkey 7
United Kingdom 13
United States 4
Total 802
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