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About Sibiu Innovation Days (SID 2022)

29th - 30th September 2022

Reached at its third edition, the Sibiu Innovation Days 2022 conference is already an important landmark on the innovation map in Romania, playing an important role in the development of collaborative networks between specialists from industry, administration and the academic research community. Sibiu Innovation Days 2022 continues the very successful two editions (2020 and 2021) promoting the development of an innovation ecosystem in the Transylvania area, built around the Cluj IT Cluster with impact in shaping the economic and social vitality of the entire region.


The third edition of Sibiu Innovation Days is co-organized by University Lucian Blaga in Sibiu, (through Hasso-Plattner Knowledge Transfer Institute) and by Cluj IT Cluster and will be held during September 29th and 30th 2022.


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)
  • Workshops – hands on experience for participants (WS)

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

Unfortunately, when we had hoped that the pandemic crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus was coming to an end and the mankind would try to get back to what was good before and adapt as well as possible to new challenges such as the accelerated digitization of several sectors of activity besides industry, here are new challenges and uncertainties at European and even worldwide targeting the stability and predictability of next day society with all economic, educational and social processes..

Even if society in the digital age is dynamically developing, the changes must be sustainable and take into account the local and global context. Sibiu Innovation Days 2022 will tackle issues related to contribution of digitalization in overcoming development traps of smart societies and the urgent post-pandemic reconstruction by value creation, digital transformation, smart governance and institutional capacities.


During the two days of the conference we will be exploring, with the guidance and expertise of our invited speakers hot topics, challenges and risks of post-pandemic era like cybersecurity and fake news, education transformation required by future of work, the acquiring of Entrepreneurship and Leadership skills, Smart Governance & Industry 5.0, Artificial Intelligence: fairness and equity in AI, all these applied in the process of digital transformation and how can help our community of students, researchers, business and decision makers to add value to their projects, initiatives and day to day activities.


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 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 “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 September 29th and 30th 2022!

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Speakers

CHRISTOPH MEINEL
Director and CEO
Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany
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YIRAN CHEN
Duke University
Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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ADRIAN FLOREA
Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
’Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania
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RAMONA SAMSON
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
European Commission
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ALEXANDRU SORIN COSTESCU
Policy Officer
European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
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STELIAN BRAD
President
@Cluj IT Cluster
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DANIEL HOMORODEAN
Vice president
Cluj IT Cluster
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FLORIN PAUN
Chief Science & Partnership Officer
RAFAUT Group
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MIHAI SFINTESCU
Jury Member & Ambassador
European Innovation Council
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REMUS BRAD
Professor and Director
Information Technology and Communication Department, LBUS
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FRÉDÉRIC HILLON
Université de Bourgogne
Digital Advisor
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CĂTĂLIN MIHACEA
Managing Director
Agile Networks Technologies
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CRISTIAN PATACHIA
Development & Innovation Manager
Orange Romania
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MONICA OBOGEANU
Startup Programs Manager
Orange Romania
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MIHAI SVASTA
Managing Partner
ICG Integrated Consulting Group Romania
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GEORGE BONTAS
Country Leader Romania at Regnology
Regnology Romania (formerly BearingPoint RegTech)
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RADU ORGHIDAN
Vice President, Cognitive Computing
Endava
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MIHAI EȚCU
Talent & Performance Management. Learning & Training Team Leader
Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu
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DINU-TUDOR GRUIAN
Head of Production Software Solutions, Senior Expert Electrical Test
Continental Automotive - Manufacturing Innovations
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FLORENTIN ANDROSCA
Machine Learning Engineer
NTT DATA Romania
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CATALIN DRAGOI
Services and Digitalization Leader CEE – Honeywell Building Technologies
Honeywell Romania
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ANDREI RUSU
Institutional Relations Manager
NTT DATA Romania
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CIPRIAN CANDEA
Owner | CEO
Ropardo SRL
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GABRIELA CANDEA
Manager Research & Innovation Department Manager HR Department
Ropardo SRL
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LASSE BERNTZEN
Professor
School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway
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PAULINA MITREA
Brained City Working Group Coordinator
Cluj IT Cluster
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VIOREL BOTA
Voluntar
Asociația Pasionați De Tehnologie
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XAVIER BOUCHER
Professor in Industrial Management
Mines Saint-Etienne
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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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BOGDAN VALENTIN CRETU
CEO
Projectix Software SRL
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LAURENTIU BUSI
Global Software and Hardware Development Engineering Team Leader
Continental Automotive Systems
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PETER GORM LARSEN
Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and leader of the DIGIT DIH
Aarhus University (Denmark)
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DAN CÂNDEA
Head of Managed Security Services | Cybersecurity
NTT DATA Romania
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GERHARD BENEDIKT WEIß
Senior Researcher
Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH (Austria)
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EUGEN COJOCARU
Founder & Managing Director
GSD SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY
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KEN PIERCE
Lecturer
GSD School of Computing, Newcastle University, UK
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PHILIP FRANKL
Coordinator Transfer Projects
fortiss GmbH
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ALIN DAVID
System Engineer
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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VLAD TONCIAN
Industrialization Project Manager
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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MIHAI NEGHINA
Lector
ULBS
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CONSTANTIN-BALA ZAMFIRESCU
Profesor
ULBS
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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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PAULA COMANESCU
Coordinator Market Brokerage and Internationalization, Innovation Ecosystem & Network Lead - DIH4Society
Cluj IT Cluster
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Workshops organizers

WS1: How Metaverse will influence Industrial Innovation

COSMIN BIRIS
Senior Expert Vision Test Systems & Expert Electrical Board Test
Continental Automotive Systems
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DINU-TUDOR GRUIAN
Head of Production Software Solutions, Senior Expert Electrical Test
Continental Automotive - Manufacturing Innovations
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WS2: Marquardt Democar - innovation to touch experience the cockpit of the future

ALIN DAVID
System Engineer
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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Schedule


09:00 - 10:00

Opening Speech

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Adrian Florea, Director of KTC HPI-LBUS
  • Prof. Dr. Habil. Sorin RADU, Rector of LBUS
  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Ioan BONDREA, President of the Senate LBUS
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL, Director & CEO, Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany
  • Dragoş-Cristian Vlad, President of the Romanian Digitalization Authority
  • Daniel Homorodean, Vice President Cluj IT Cluster

10:15 - 11:50

Keynote speech

  • Clean-IT initiatives for sustainable development
  • by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Director and CEO at Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany

11:05 - 11:45

Keynote speech

  • Growing a global partnership ecosystem
  • by Daniel Homorodean, Vice President Cluj IT Cluster

13:30 - 15:50

PANEL 1: Cybersecurity and Fake news

  • Moderator - Prof.Dr.Ing. Remus Brad, LBUS


  • Machine Learning and Fake News Detection
  • by Ștefan Repede, PhD student at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

  • Cybersecurity in automotive - ISO/SAE 21434, UNECE R155 and CSMS in practice
  • by Oliver Huppenbauer, Global Cybersecurity Manager at Marquardt GmbH

  • Fighting disinformation using decentralized actors featuring AI and blockchain technologies
  • by Andrei Nistor, Co-Owner Digitalio.ro and Owner Stirile Transilvaniei & Cristian Butincu, Assistant Professor, PhD at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi

  • The strategic importance of Academic Security Operations Centers
  • by Cristian Patachia, Development & Innovation Manager at Orange Romania

  • Fake news in Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • by Dan Cândea, Head of Managed Security Services at NTT DATA Romania

  • Cybersecurity in industrial Automation
  • by Dinu Tudor Gruian, Head of Production Software Solutions & Laurentiu Busi, Global Software and Hardware Development Engineering Team Leader at Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu



16:10 - 19:20

PANEL 2: Digitalization & Digital Innovation Hubs

  • Moderator - PhD student Alin David, System Engineer, Marquardt Schaltsysteme

  • Moderator - Prof. Constantin-Bala Zamfirescu, LBUS


  • DIGIT Aarhus University Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics
  • by Peter Gorm Larsen, Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and leader of the DIGIT DIH, Aarhus University (Denmark)

  • Fortiss – Munich Innovation Hub for applied AI
  • by Philip Frankl, Coordinator Transfer at fortiss GmbH

  • Tech in the City: Newcastle University’s Innovation Hub for Emerging Businesses
  • by Kenneth Pierce, Lecturer at School of Computing, Newcastle University, UK

  • Virtual Vehicle, Accelerating Innovation
  • by Gerhard-Benedikt Weis, Senior Researcher at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH (Austria)

  • EU Health Research Funding and the Digital Transformation
  • by Alexandru Costescu, MD, Scientific Policy Officer at European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Unit D.2 Health Innovations

  • Human-Centred Digital Transformation
  • by Mihai Svasta, Managing Partner at ICG Integrated Consulting Group Romania

  • Digitalization role in business growth: the reflection of a mindset
  • by Eugen Cojocaru, Founder & Managing Director at GSD SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY

  • Digital upskilling of the social layers in the post-pandemic world
  • by Vlad Toncian, Industrialization Project Manager at Marquardt Schaltsysteme

  • Digital Innovation Hubs: The DIH4Society's Approach for Effective Services towards Digitalization of SMEs and Public Organizations
  • by Paula Comanescu, Coordinator Market Brokerage and Internationalization, Innovation Ecosystem & Network Lead - DIH4Society at Cluj IT Cluster

17:00 - 19:00

Workshop 1 : How Metaverse will influence Industrial Innovation; VE Training in ShopFloor Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu

  • with Dinu Tudor Gruian, Head of Production Software Solution
  • with Cosmin Biris, Senior Expert Vision Test Systems & Expert Electrical Board Test

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote speech

  • Scalable, Heterogeneity-Aware and Trustworthy Federated Learning
  • by Prof.dr. Yiran Chen, Director at NSF Industry–University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC)

10:00 - 12:00

PANEL 3: Smart Governance & Industry 5.0

  • Moderator - Andrei Nistor, Co-Owner Digitalio.ro and Owner Stirile Transilvaniei

  • Industry 5.0 – an EU policy perspective
  • by Ramona Samson, Chief Economist Unit at European Comission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

  • A European project initiative to catalyze 5.0 value-cocreation capabilities
  • by Prof.Dr. Xavier Boucher at Mines-Saint Etienne/CIS: Center for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering

  • Safe and Secure Smart Cities
  • by Prof.Dr. Lasse Berntzen at University of South-Eastern Norway

  • Lean Robotics for Industry 5.0
  • by Prof. Dr. Eng. Dr. Ec. Stelian Brad, President at Cluj IT Cluster

  • Data, governance and tackling the "Tragedy of the commons"
  • by Bogdan Valentin Cretu, CEO at Projectix Software SRL

12:15 - 14:15

PANEL 4: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development and Leadership

  • Moderator - Mihai Ețcu, Learning & Training Team Leader at Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu

  • Key ingredients of entrepreneurs and their stories
  • by Catalin Mihacea, Managing Director at Agile Networks Technologies

  • Real value comes from product development
  • by George Bontas, Country Leader Romania at Regnology Romania

  • A Trip from a EU Horizon project to Startup
  • by Ciprian Candea, CEO Ropardo SRL

  • How to set up an Innovation Ecosystem: fundamentals and keys to succeed
  • by Dr. Florin-Calin Paun, Chief Science & Partnership Officer at RAFAUT Group

  • From technology to user-centric products
  • by Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange Romania

  • eAwards Romania 2022: Boosting innovation for the change
  • by Andrei Rusu, Institutional Relations Manager at NTT DATA Romania

  • New European Innovation Council programmes in the member states
  • by Mihai Sfintescu, Jury Member & Ambassador at European Innovation Council

15:45 - 17:00

PANEL 5: Artificial Intelligence: Fairness and equity in AI / data-centric AI

  • Moderator - Ovidiu Epure, Head of Equipment Platform, Team Lead Equipment Platform in VNI CE SYS Sibiu at Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu

  • Using AI for human friendly 3D asset creation
  • by Radu Orghidan, Vice President Endava

  • Fairness and bias considerations in AI for healthcare
  • by Florentin Androsca, Machine Learning Engineer at NTT DATA Romania

  • The impact of AI on the efficiency of fair distribution in insurance and the importance of data sources for customized solutions
  • by PhD. Paulina Mitrea, Coordinator of Brained City Group /Cluj IT and Leader of Smart City Unit -DIH4S/ClujIT, Associate Professor UTCN

  • Can bias mitigation and data-centric AI overweight binary thinking?
  • by Frederic Hillon, Digital Advisor at University of Burgundy

17:15 - 19:00

PANEL 6: Education transformation: upskilling, reskilling, the life-long learning, future of work

  • Moderator - Prof. Dr. Ing. Adrian Florea, Director of KTC HPI-ULBS

  • Work life balance applied to the new hybrid workplace reality
  • by Gabriela Candea, Manager Research & Innovation Department at Ropardo

  • Rethinking education: acquiring key competences for lifelong learning
  • by Prof. Dr. Eng. Adrian Florea, Director KTC HPI-ULBS

  • How can I remain relevant on the marketplace?
  • by George Bontas, Country Leader Romania at Regnology Romania

  • Crowdsourced learning
  • by Viorel Bota, volunteer at Back to Tech

  • The importance of Feedback in education
  • by Catalin Mihacea, Managing Director Agile Networks Technologies

  • Dual School
  • by Mihai Ețcu, Learning & Training Team Leader at Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu

17:00 - 19:00

Workshop 2 : Marquardt Democar - innovation to touch experience the cockpit of the future

  • with Alin David, System Engineer at Marquardt Schaltsysteme Sibiu

19:00 - 19:30

Announcement of the Hackathon Contest winners

Closing session SID2022

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Sections

Section 1

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

Section 3

Session of innovative projects developed by students

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