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ENERGY, CLUSTERS AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SCHOOL and CONFERENCE

Vilnius, September 5-7, 2016


Introduction.
The EU’s framework for state aid defines innovative clusters as follows: “Innovation clusters mean grouping of independent and innovative start-ups, small, medium and large undertakings as well as research organizations operating in a particular sector and region, and designed to stimulate innovative activity by promoting intensive interactions, sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise, and by contributing effectively to technology transfer, networking and information dissemination among the undertakings in the cluster”.

From previous experience, innovation business-driven clusters have been evidenced to be a successful approach to establish and secure a long-term collaboration among different key actors in the RTI ecosystem: research organizations, academics, SMEs, companies, policy and decision makers and publics. Particularly, scattered research islands have been realized in different Mediterranean countries where these research bodies are working on the same thematic areas but separately at both local and regional. The interest is in the outcome of their research for solving industrial and societal challenges and for creating new businesses and public services. Moreover, clustering should facilitate cooperation between MPCs with similar European researchers and industries by highlighting the main factors contributing to innovation in strategic sectors in the EU-Mediterranean cooperation, leading to the enhancement of the industry competitiveness and hence the country’s economic growth.

Focusing on the GreenTech advanced methodology for research, the ClusDevMed project aims at strengthening the food, water and energy sectors in these specific contexts, because they are, as many scientific research has proved, the key factors for influencing socio-economic conditions of the related communities.

The detailed multidisciplinary WEF-Nexus of GreenTech Approach:

  • Food Science & Technology
  • Agro Food & Food Security
  • Biodiversity
  • Agro-industries & Agribusiness
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Energy Consumption in Food Production
  • Water Waste
  • Water Reuse in Food Production
  • Innovation Management, Technology Transfer & IPR
  • Social Innovation

Target group is young and experienced researchers, practitioners, master and doctoral students and society members interested in contemporary issues of sustainable development, related to clustering, social innovation, energy security etc.

The programme will include:

  • Presentations of invited speakers
  • Papers/research in progress/case studies presented by participants
  • Work groups and round table discussions
  • One day conference


Invited speakers:

Prof. SALVATORE MONNI
Rome Tre University, Italy

Coordinator of EU projects, coordinator of the European project ClusDevMED, ‘’Cluster Development Med’’ Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Grant agreement N°: 645730. 2015 –2019

Ms. ORSETTA CHINCHINATO
The EU programmes expert

Rete Europea dell'Innovazione Srl.
Via Mar di Bering, 39/B,
00040, Pomezia, Roma, Italy

Brussels office: 14b, Rue de la Science,
1040, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. MANUELA TVARONAVIČIENĖ
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Expert of NATO for project “Energy security: Cultural Change” (2015-2016)
Expert of European Commission for Horizon 2020 (2016-2018)

National coordination of the European project ClusDevMED, ‘’Cluster Development Med’’ Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Grant agreement N°: 645730. 2015 – 2019

Dr. AMR RADWAN
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Head of Research & Innovation Management Dept
National coordination of the European project ClusDevMED, ‘’Cluster Development Med’’ Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Grant agreement N°: 645730. 2015 – 2019

EU H2020 Egypt National Contact Point for "Health, Demographic change & Wellbeing" and"Science with & for Society"

Prof. NAJIBA EL AMRANI EL IDRISSI

Head of Electrical Engineering Department
Faculty of Science & Technology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University, Fez, Morocco
Coordinator of the research team Signals, telecommunications and smart grids of the Signals, Systems and Components Laboratory

National coordination of the European project ClusDevMED, ‘’Cluster Development Med’’ Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Grant agreement N°: 645730. Jun 2015 – Mai 2019

Dr. DAINIUS GENYS
Energy Security Research Center at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Prof. RASA SMALIUKIENĖ
The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Head of Department of Management

Prof. RENATA KORSAKIENĖ
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Expert of Rechearch Council of Lithuania

 

PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES IN THE INTERNATIONALL
ENERGY, CLUSTERS AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SCHOOL and CONFERENCE, Vilnius, September 5-7, 2016
WILL BE PROVIDED


PROGRAMME OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

 

10:00 – 11.15

11:30 – 13:00

14:00 – 15:30

16:00 – 17:30

Monday

September 5

WELCOME

Prof. Inga Žalėnienė, deputy rector of Mykolas Romeris University

Commandant of The General Jonas Žemaitis

Col. Raimundas Matulis

Deputy rector of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University prof. Antanas Čenys

 

Prof. Salvatore Monni,

Roma Tre University, Italy

INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW PROGRAMME

  • AIMS & OBJECTIVES
  • MAIN CHALLENGES

 

 

 

 

Prof. Salvatore Monni

CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EUROPEAN POLICIES

  • EU programmes (H2020, COST, EUREKA)
  • Social impact and visions

Economic trends

Dr. Kęstutis Biekša. CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN LITHUANIA

Andrius Stankevičius

TRANSPARENT LOBBYING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGES

 

Ms. Orsetta Chichinato

EU PROJECTS‘ LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND IPR

Dr. Dainius Genys

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TRACING RELATIONS BETWEEN ENERGY SECURITY AND PUBLIC BEHAVIOR

Dr. Gintarė Giriūnienė, dr. Lukas Giriūnas

ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS: THEORY AND

PRACTICE

 

Late lunch hosted by The General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Address: Šilo 5a

 

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Tuesday

September 6

 

 

Prof. Renata Korsakienė.

 

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER, CLUSTERS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Dr. Amr Radwan

 

EGYPTIAN EXPERIENCE IN CLUSTERING

 

Dr. Kristina Bazienė

 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR URBAN BIOWASTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Najiba El Amrani El Idrissi

 

THE MOROCCAN EXPERIENCE IN CLUSTERING’’

 

 

 

Prof. Manuela Tvaronavičienė

 

POLICIES OF DEVELOPMENT: CONTEMPORARY SOLUTIONS

 

Dr. Tālis Laizāns

FINANCING R&D IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Manuela Tvaronavičiemė

 

moderates

 

BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITY:

WHAT POLICIES CAN FACILITATE SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Review & Reflection

  • Break-out discussions
  • Reporting back


 

Social activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

September 7

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

 

PLENARY

 

WELCOME

 

Prof. Salvatore Monni

Roma Tre University, Italy

 

 

Prof dr. Manuela Tvaronavičienė

 

ENERGY SECURITY AND LONG-TERM COMPETITIVENESS

 

Prof. Salvatore Monni

 

DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ISSUES IN ITALY

 

Prof. Rasa Smaliukienė

 

LEADERSHIP,

SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN EDUCATION

 

 

Kristina Razminienė

CLUSTERS IN LITHUANIA

 

Tomas Lavišius

SOCIAL
ENTERPRISES: DOES THE LEGAL FORM MATTER

 

 

Asta Lukšaitė

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DEVELOPING THE OPPORTUNITY. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING LEVEL. LITHUANIAN CASE

 

Dr. Ieva Misiūnė

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION AS A SELF-REGULATORY TOOL IN LITHUANIAN COMPANIES

 

Prof. Paulo Pereira
URBANGAIA: - MANAGING URBAN BIODIVERSITY AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TO INCREASE CITY RESILIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Gražina Startienė, prof. Daiva Dumciuviene. LITHUANIAN ENERGY POLICY IN THE CONTEXT OF EU RENEWABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES

 

Non-registered presentations

 

Prof dr. Manuela Tvaronavičienė

FACETS OF DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

DISCUSSION WITH PARTICIPANTS

 

Review & Reflection

  • Break-out discussions
  • Reporting back

 


The call for papers:

The papers can be submitted after the presentation at the Summer School; the deadline is the 1st of DECEMBER 2016. Special price of publication fee is 300 Euros (only for the event)
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
(Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index)
http://jssidoi.org/jesi/

ISSN 2345-0282 (online) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers and case studies. The journal is being positioned as unconventional scientific journal, the platform, where theory meets practice and primarily data, cases, observations and intuitions are highly appreciated. To implement that approach, we are going to bring together the expertise available within different sectors of research community, including people from industry, the commerce companies, social companies and consultancies; interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary is seen as priority. It is international journal published cooperating with universities, social companies, consultancies and associations.

Areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptual Approaches towards Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Globalization, Internationalization and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Innovations and Technology Transfer for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and energy efficiency
  • Clusters, entrepreneurship and regional development
  • Technology sciences and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability
  • Economics and Finance of Sustainable Organizations and Industries
  • Management and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational studies and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Intercultural Communication for Security and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development of Sector Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Finance and Investment and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management for Sustainability
  • Case Studies on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Social cohesion and social innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • Public policy, economic security for sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Business models and strategic management for sustainable futures
  • Social responsibility and sustainable development
  • Social inclusion and entrepreneurship
  • Life-long learning and sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Education and entrepreneurship


The summer school 2016 location

Location: Didlaukio g. 55, LT-08303

Vilnius, Lithuania

Venue: Mykolas Romeris University

Dates: September 5-7, 2016


The programme will include:

  • Papers/case studies presented by the participating Alumni;
  • Work groups and round discussions;
  • Presentation of papers by invited speakers;
  • Meetings with the representatives from the European Commission, industry, regional governments and international energy and innovation experts (e.g. for other Research and Innovation projects);


The launch of the summer school campaign is going to be widely promoted through the project website and other channels of dissemination starting in June 2016. The objective is to make sure that max 25 people from European and Medittrean countries would participate in summer school and balance of the gender aspect would be assured. The collaboration of universities, companies and other partners is crucial. Participation is going to be free of charge, but subject to the conditions that students will prove that they are involved in studies or research relevant to water technologies.

Contact details for WP 4– Summer Schools:
REDINN Mr. Orsetta Chichinaro, contact for queries: orsetta.redinn@gmail.com

Contact details of ClusDevManager coordinator
Universita degli Studi Roma Roma3 – Prof . Salvatore Monni salvatore.monni@uniroma3.it

Contact details of
National head (Lithuania) of Horizon 2020 project H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 CLUSDEVMED (2015-2019) Grant Agreement Number 645730 – Prof. Manuela Tvaronavičienė manuela.tvaronaviciene@vgtu.lt; manuela007756@gmail.com