Velvet Innovation Conferences
2021 2022

Velvet Innovation Conference 2021

Topic
Sustainability as a business opportunity
Date
10 September 2021
Place
Hotel Passage, Lidická 23 Brno 602 00

The event brought together all the main innovation stakeholders from the South Moravian region and beyond. We all enjoyed inspiring talks and discussions confronting social and tech trends with local context, the insights on new business opportunities, unique networking — all in the homely context of the South Moravian region.

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speakers
11
partners
297
attendees

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Testimonials

Cliona Manahan
Cliona Manahan
Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland
"I wanted to send my thanks and congratulations to you and all involved in the recent, excellent, and informative Innovation Conference. It was great to hear first hand what is happening in the region, and EU and international perspectives.”
Jan Neumann
Jan Neumann
CEO, Co-founder, NenoVision
“The topic Sustainability as a business opportunity inspired me incredibly, you invited excellent speakers and the organization was perfect. We had the opportunity to meet the best representatives of the region. It was awesome to see local people on stage who work on the development of the South Moravian innovation ecosystem.”
Tomáš Szaszi
Tomáš Szaszi
Director, Startegy & Innovation, EMEA R&D, Honeywell
“I would like to thank JIC - business with a purpose for organizing the international conference: Sustainability as a Business Opportunity. Together with Martin Janacek from SAP and Petr Strelec from TFS, we shared highlights of how Tech corporates and regional innovation Ecosystem grow together in alignment with Regional Innovation Strategy 2027. "We believe in the creation of an open and trustful place for close collaboration of Academia, Industry, Startups, Gov and Non-profit.”

Speakers

Ankit A. Shukla
Ankit A. Shukla
Global Vice President, Customer Success - TechVision, Frost & Sullivan
Prezentace
Martin Janáček
Martin Janáček
Managing Director, SAP Labs Czech Republic
Prezentace
Alice Machova
Alice Machova
Financial Accounting Advisory Services; Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Prezentace
Barry Löwer
Barry Löwer
Chief Sales Officer, Y Soft
Christian Boos
Christian Boos
Head of SAP NVT Sustainability Engagement, SAP
František Vašek
František Vašek
Director, Nano Green
Jan Najvárek
Jan Najvárek
Co-founder, BringAuto, Artin and Roboauto
Jaroslav Klíma
Jaroslav Klíma
CEO, TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING
Jiří Hlavenka
Jiří Hlavenka
Investor, entrepreneur, public figure
Jiří Kůs
Jiří Kůs
President, Czech Nanotechnology Industries Association
Johannes Naimer-Stach
Johannes Naimer-Stach
Country Manager, EIT Climate-KIC
Maria Vasiilakou
Maria Vasiilakou
Politician, Public Administration
Michal Závišek
Michal Závišek
Director of Engineering, Honeywell Technology Solutions
Mubarak Moosa
Mubarak Moosa
Director of Consulting - Mobility Group & Branch Director, Frost & Sullivan
Prezentace
Peter Dröll
Peter Dröll
Director for Prosperity, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission
Petr Střelec
Petr Střelec
Chief Technology Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Petr Vítek
Petr Vítek
Co-founder, Impact Hub
Prezentace
Šimon Fiala
Šimon Fiala
Sustainability Business Partner, IKEA CZ/HU/SK
Václav Muchna
Václav Muchna
CEO and founder, Y Soft
Zdeněk Chocholáček
Zdeněk Chocholáček
Leader of the Herbal Paradise tourist concept, Sonnentor
Cyril Klepek
Cyril Klepek
CEO and founder, Cyrkl.com
Prezentace
David Pavlík
David Pavlík
CTO, ShipMonk
Luděk Niedermayer
Luděk Niedermayer
Vice-Chair of the Committee, Economic and Monetary Affairs in the European Parliament

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