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Innovation circus in riga

  1. 1. Η εμπειρία του πρώτου Innovation Circus στη Ρήγα
  2. 2. Innovation Circus In Riga –Wide Communication withYoung People on Science and Technologies Baltic Event of “ INNOVATION CIRCUS ” Riga, September, 9-15, 2007
  3. 3. Setting up tasks for Baltic Event <ul><li>The regional INNOVATION CIRCUS activities will take place in a real circus tent functioning as a market place where all participants meet. The idea is to create an encouraging environment that urge creativity and allows funny ideas and crazy constellations in order to unveil all the innovative power of the participants and new initiatives and methodologies to be born. </li></ul><ul><li>The Innovation Day is a day where everybody thinks innovation , where all schools, companies and public sectors focus on innovation and celebrate the immense power of the creative mind: A State of the Art Innovation Day with all areas of our society participating ; a day where everyone can showcase their ideas on innovative products, services and concepts; a day to present frontier technologies and research results. A day where everybody meets to design our future, to create a new way of thinking , start ideas and make them move across borders and between regions. Generations will work together in order to use the best of all ages to change the lives and future of our children and grandchildren </li></ul>
  4. 4. Science and technology in the Baltic event <ul><li>Exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic days of Innovation week </li></ul><ul><li>Serious and magic performances on the stage </li></ul><ul><li>Wall of Growth (wall of Ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>Science cafes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Machine of Genes” plays&discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Games, quizzes, competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Baltic brokerage event for companies </li></ul><ul><li>participants of the exhibition </li></ul>Governed by the “ Innovation Dogma Principles”: Provocation, inspiration, creativity, know-how, fun, passion: <ul><li>Contest of robots “Robotica 2007” </li></ul><ul><li>2 categories: Cars, “sumo” fighters </li></ul><ul><li>65 participants, </li></ul><ul><li>22 teams from 11 institutions </li></ul><ul><li>(faculties of technical universities, </li></ul><ul><li>colleges, municipal technical hobby </li></ul><ul><li>groups ...) </li></ul><ul><li>from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania </li></ul>
  5. 5. Exibition at IC tent - Participants <ul><li>84 institutions, including 18 from Estonia and 4 from Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>14 universities or research institutes; </li></ul><ul><li>25 public institutions; </li></ul><ul><li>13 Innovation support institutions (science parks) and industrial associations, clusters, networks. </li></ul><ul><li>45 companies. </li></ul><ul><li>____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Number of exhibitors and tent staff (permanently) – 90-110 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of visitors > 9200 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Baltic Event: ’’Youth and Innovation’’ <ul><li>Competition on Innovative Ideas for school children, 3 levels; </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian, Lithuanian contests, > 20 schools, 105 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Winners were invited to IC tent for awarding </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Latvian contest “Cup of Ideas, 2007” </li></ul><ul><li>realized in collaboration with LIDA and Riga municipality Task: presenting an idea and working out business plan 250 Participants - students, young entrepreneurs till age 33, Youth Conference to finalize results with 10 speakers and 150 participants On September 15, 2007 3 Awards – money (EUR 5000-15000) for creating a company to realise their business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing Innovation to regions and schools (grass root events all around Baltics ~ 20 events in Latvia, ~5 in Lithuania and Estonia) A half day interactive educational seminars explaining innovation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Event workshop – part of International conference “Baltic Dynamics 2007 <ul><li>September 13-15, 2007, Riga “Reval Hotel, Latvia” </li></ul><ul><li>“ International partnership for innovation : challenges and opportunities”. </li></ul><ul><li>2 plenary sessions </li></ul><ul><li>8 parallel sessions </li></ul><ul><li>70 speakers from >20 countries </li></ul><ul><li>410 participants from > 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>The final plenary session was the Regional Workshop of “ Innovation Circus ” </li></ul><ul><li>11 presentations from 10 countries </li></ul><ul><li>410 registered participants </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of IC event: approach, social impact </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Thank you… </li></ul>