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About Sibiu Innovation Days (SID 2024)

24th - 25th October 2024

Celebrating its fifth edition, the Sibiu Innovation Days 2024 conference has become a significant milestone on Romania's innovation map, playing a crucial role in fostering collaborative networks among experts from industry, public administration, and the academic research community. Building upon the success of its four previous editions since 2020, the Sibiu Innovation Days 2024 conference continues to promote the growth of an innovation ecosystem in the Transylvania area. This ecosystem is centered around the Cluj IT and Sibiu IT Clusters, with a profound impact on shaping the economic and social vitality of the entire region.


The organizing team comprises the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, through the Hasso-Plattner Knowledge Transfer Institute and the Cluj IT and Sibiu IT Clusters. The Sibiu Innovation Days 2024 conference is scheduled to take place on October 24th and 25th, 2024. As a novelty this year, within the framework of the European CoDEMO (Co-Creative Decision-Makers for 5.0 Organizations) project, ULBS is receiving support from Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS to facilitate one of the workshops titled "5.0 Value Co-Creation Mechanisms and Experimentations: Case Studies."


The format of the event will include four sections:

  • Conference in the form of panels (S1)
  • Hackathon for students (S2)
  • Session of innovative projects developed by students (S3)
  • Industrial Workshops – hands on experience for participants (WS)

THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: the drivers for digital transformation in business and education

Emerging technologies, including Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), whether utilized individually or in combinations such as AIoT and IIoT, possess a disruptive nature that is poised to fundamentally reshape the functioning of specific industries, education, and society at large. These technologies act as catalysts for digital transformation, fostering the emergence of novel business models and opportunities for development. Among a multitude of research initiatives, Blockchain technologies have undergone swift evolution, transitioning from applications like cryptocurrencies and decentralized ledgers to a decentralized, programmable, and secure infrastructure. At the European Union (EU) level, the construction of a Blockchain services infrastructure is underway, known as the European Blockchain Partnership, with each country hosting a node. The applications stemming from Blockchain technologies encompass various domains, including the automation of compliance checks in time-sensitive processes, verification of data integrity, electronic medical records, European digital identity management, authentication of educational diplomas and credentials, dependable data sharing among different EU authorities, as well as applications in finance, insurance, and energy supply. At the national level, since 2023, the application for the digital assessment of the written papers of the Baccalaureate exam, administered by the Ministry of Education, integrates the Blockchain technology developed by the experts of the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), which is an active participant in the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI).


Concerning generative artificial intelligence and tools embedded in technologies like ChatGPT, Bard, Bing Chat, etc., the year 2023 witnessed a surge in information and challenges. These developments culminated in the approval, on February 2nd, 2024, of the inaugural EU law designed to regulate AI. This legislation establishes a classification framework based on the potential risks posed by applications utilizing artificial intelligence. Its primary objectives are to enhance the security of AI systems, ensure their compliance with human rights, and establish clear parameters for the use of AI in military, crime, and security contexts.


In the next few years, quantum technologies will make it possible to do things quickly that simply cannot be done today, from complex computational tasks such as modeling biomolecular and chemical reactions that the most powerful supercomputers cannot handle today to sending sensitive information securely anywhere or diagnosing diseases faster and more accurately just by looking inside cells. Intense research based on quantum mechanics has led to major technical advances in many different fields, including quantum computing, sensors, simulations, cryptography, and telecommunications. On 5 December 2023, the EU Council released a declaration that EU Member States are signing to indicate that they recognize the strategic importance of quantum technologies for the EU's scientific and industrial competitiveness and are committed to working together to develop a world-class quantum technology ecosystem across Europe, with the ultimate goal of making Europe the 'quantum valley' of the world, a leading global region for quantum excellence and innovation. Through the RONAQCI (Romanian National Quantum Communication Infrastructure) project and SID2024, Romania is aligning itself with these efforts.


In addition to the aforementioned themes, Education, Cybersecurity, and Digital Transformation in both industry and society continue to be focal points at SID2024. The emphasis, however, lies on approaching these subjects in a sustainable, resilient manner that is centered on human needs. The conference serves as a valuable opportunity for all ULBS partners to share the latest research and innovation outcomes from their ongoing projects.


The event is looking to strengthen the collaboration among all these stakeholders, while also improving the way in which we understand and use the innovative services available in Transylvania and in the Sibiu region. The conference activities will emphasize current research and development concerns of companies active in the area, as well as create new opportunities for collaboration among participants active in a wide array of industries and fields. While highlighting contributions from Hasso-Plattner Knowledge Transfer Institute, active in the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, to the development of the local innovation ecosystem, the conference represents an important component in consolidating Sibiu City’s position as an emerging innovation center


We are looking forward to having you as a guest at this unique event! Join us for a two days journey in innovation between October 24th and 25th 2024!

Speakers

CHRISTOPH MEINEL
former Director & CEO of HPI
Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany
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RAMONA SAMSON
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
European Commission
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ADRIAN FLOREA
Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
’Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania
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JULIA VON THIENEN
Senior Researcher, Lead of the Neurodesign Research Group
Hasso Plattner Institute, Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam
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CĂTĂLIN MIHACEA
Managing Director/Founder | Agile Networks Technologies
Presedinte | Sibiu IT Cluster
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REMUS BRAD
Professor and Director
Information Technology and Communication Department, LBUS
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IULIA FERARU
Security Manager
Visma Group Security, Compliance & Legal
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LASSE BERNTZEN
Professor
School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway
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ANDREI NISTOR
Owner Știrile Transilvaniei and Co-Owner Digitalio
Hanis Evimel SRL, publisher of Digitalio & Știrile Transilvaniei
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IOANA ALBERT-TÓTH
Program Manager
Scoala Informala de IT
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FRÉDÉRIC HILLON
Université de Bourgogne
Digital Advisor
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ALIN DAVID
System Engineer
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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VLAD TONCIAN
Team Leader Software Engineering & Software Project Manager
S.C. Marquardt Schaltsysteme S.C.S.
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BOGDAN VALENTIN CRETU
CEO
Cora SRL
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RAKSMEY PHAN
Researcher/In charge of MedTechLab
"École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne
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IULIA VAIDIAN
OMiLAB NPO, Germany
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WILFRID UTZ
Managing Director
OMiLAB NPO, Germany
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ROLAND-PAUL MORARU-AVRAM
Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Continental Automotive Systems
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MARIA BARNA
Head of Learning & Training
Continental Automotive Systems
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RADU CHIȘ
Head of Technology
MultiversX
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ANDREI BANCIOIU
Senior Software Engineer
MultiversX
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PANTELIMON GEORGE POPESCU
Profesor universitar
Universitatea Națională de Știință și Tehnologie POLITEHNICA din București (UPB)
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THOMAS SÜßE
Professor
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Arts
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RAMONA DIANA LEON
Associate Professor
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
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RADU IONICIOIU
Senior Researcher (CS 1) in Quantum Technologies
Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)
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PIERRE-ALEXANDRE FAVIER
Senior lecturer
ENSC, Univ. Bordeaux, CNRS, Bordeaux INP, IMS
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NATHALIE DOUARD
Associate Professor
Mines Saint Etienne
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COSMIN BIRIS
Senior Expert Vision Test Systems
Continental Sibiu
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OVIDIU CONSTANTIN EPURE
Head of Equipment Platform in Automotive Networking Central Engineering - Systems - (BA AN CE SYS), Team Lead Equipment Platform in BA AN CE SYS Sibiu
Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu
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MAREK OSTAFIL
Co-Founder
Smart Secure Networks
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ARKADIUSZ JURCZUK
Professor
Bialystok University of Technology
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STEFAN ATAMAN
Senior Researcher
Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, Magurele
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OVIDIU BAZAREA
R&D Innovation Responsible
Continental Automotive Systems SRL Sibiu
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ILIE PUSCAS
Country Manager
Binance Romania
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JUAN ALBINO MENDEZ PEREZ
Full Professor
Universidad de La LAguna (Dep. of Computer Science and Systems Engineering)
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RADU PREDA
Manager pentru Parteneriate în cadrul Proiectelor Subvenționate / Manager of Partnerships under Subsidy Projects
NXP Semiconductors Romania
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BERND-FRIEDRICH VOIGT
Professor in Work- & Engineering Psychology
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
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UGO FIORE
Associate Professor
University of Salerno Department of Informatics
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FRANCISCO CARMELO ALMEIDA RODRÍGUEZ
Full Professor in Computer Science
Universidad de La Laguna
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BOGDAN ION
F5 Network Engineer & Trainer
ALEF Distribution Romania
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Organizational Team

ADRIAN FLOREA
Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
’Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania
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MARIA DOBROTA
Assistant manager
HPI Knowledge Transfer Centre at LBUS
maria.dobrota@ulbsibiu.ro
REMUS BRAD
Professor and Director
Information Technology and Communication Department, LBUS
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DANIELA DĂRĂMUȘ
Graphic Designer
Marketign Department, LBUS
daniela.daramus@ulbsibiu.ro
Inf. EMIL NISTOR
Whiz kid
Information Technology and Communication Department, LBUS
emil.nistor@ulbsibiu.ro

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Sections

Section 1

Conference: moderate panels with representatives of companies / municipalities / universities

Section 2

Hackathon
programming competition for students

Section 3

Session of innovative projects developed by students

Archive

2023

Digital Transformation – necessary approach for sustainable development and closing the innovation gap between Romania and European countries.

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2022

Digital Transformation - National and European Challenges and Risks in Post Pandemic Era.

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2021

Digital Transformation - A Prerequisite for Sustainability in all Economic Sectors and for Society.

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2020

Digital Transformation - A Roadmap towards a Smarter Society.

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Venue

How To Get Here

The main event (plenary session and Section 1) will take place at Aula Avram Iancu - Faculty of Letters and Arts



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