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Days
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Panels
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Workshops
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Venues

About Sibiu Innovation Days

Sibiu Innovation Days 2021 follows a very successful first edition organized in 2020, which represented a first step in 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 second 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 October 28th and 30th 2021.


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

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

This edition of Sibiu Innovation Days continues the topic of digital transformation aimed at adapting industrial and administrative processes in the context of digitalization, as well as towards value creation through structural transformation and generating of new businesses, startups or spinoffs.

Even if society in the digital age is dynamically developing, the changes must be sustainable and take into account the limited natural resources. In this context, Sibiu Innovation Days 2021 will tackle issues related to development of smart societies from a greener perspective.


During the three days of the conference we will be exploring, with the guidance and expertise of our invited speakers, the process of digital transformation and how this 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 three days journey in innovation between October 28th and 30th 2021!

Event starting in:

We invite speakers and moderators to participate in person but in special conditions imposed by the pandemic period and the international context, virtual participation is accepted. Depending on the number of seats in the hall and sanitary rules on conference days we give the attendees the option of experiencing the conference lectures, panel debates and networking opportunities in person or virtually.

Speakers

CHRISTOPH MEINEL
Director and CEO
Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany
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ASTRID FODOR
Mayor
Municipality Sibiu
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ADRIAN FLOREA
Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
’Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania
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MARIUS GEORGE LINGURARU
Professor
Children's National Hospital / George Washington University
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RAMONA SAMSON
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
European Commission
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FLORIN PAUN
Innovation and R&D Director
SECAPEM
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ALEXANDRU SORIN COSTESCU
Policy Officer
European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
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CĂTĂLIN MIHACEA
Managing Director
Agile Networks Technologies
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BOJAN MRAZOVAC
Head of Research and Development
NTT DATA Romania S.A.
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LASSE BERNTZEN
Professor
School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway
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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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RAZVAN VOICA
Co-founder & CEO
The Informal School of IT
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REMUS BRAD
Professor and Director
Information Technology and Communication Department, LBUS
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CLAUDIU VASILE KIFOR
Director, Research Center in Sustainable Products and Processes
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
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TUDOR GORCIA
CEO
TNT Computers
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COSMIN BIRIS
Senior Expert Vision Test Systems & Expert Electrical Board Test
Continental Automotive Systems
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MIHAI EȚCU
Talent & Performance Management. Learning & Training Team Leader
Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu
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WILFRID UTZ
Managing Director
OMiLAB NPO, Germany
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DINU-TUDOR GRUIAN
Head of Production Software Solutions, Senior Expert Electrical Test
Continental Automotive - Manufacturing Innovations
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CATALIN DRAGOI
Services and Digitalization Leader CEE – Honeywell Building Technologies
Honeywell Romania
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MARIUS ICHIM
Group Leader Driving Functions Sibiu
Continental Automotive Systems
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BOGDAN PÎRVU
Conferențiar universitar, președinte asociația non-profit Smart Factory Romania
Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu
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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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OVIDIU CONSTANTIN EPURE
Team Leader (Tools development team)
Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu, Vehicle Networking and Information Central Engineering (VNI CE)
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MARIAN MARIN
Group Leader
Continental Automotive Systems
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RAUL APOSTOIU
Consilier municipal, Președintele Comisiei pentru digitalizare și strategie Sibiu Smart City
Consiliul Local al Municipiului Sibiu
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BIRGIT MORLION
Programme Officer
European Commission DG Connect
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RADU ORGHIDAN
Vice President, Cognitive Computing
Endava
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SERGIU NICOLAESCU
Research Engineer, Postdoc
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
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ALEXANDRU BARSAN
Executive Manager
GAMA IT
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CIPRIAN CANDEA
Owner | CEO
Ropardo SRL
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MARIUS PÃTROI
Co-Founder & General Manager
SPECTRO:O
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STELIAN BRAD
President
@Cluj IT Cluster
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ANTONIO FONDUCA
General Partner
Venture Diplomat
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CĂTĂLIN VIOREL VACON
Founder
Talent Pipeline
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ISABELA BUHAI
Delivery Partner | Healthcare, Europe & UK
Endava
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EDUARD DUMITRASCU
President
Romanian Smart City Association
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ANCA SIPOS
Profesor dr. ing.
Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu
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SEBASTIAN POP
Manager
Aerodrone SRL
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MARIAN POPA
Director
Serviciul Public de Management Salubrizare și Protecția Mediului, Primăria Municipiului Sibiu
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SERGIU-VALENTIN DILIMOT
Squad Line Manager
Visma Software S.R.L
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RADU BUCIUCEANU
Lead Architect
Nerds Computing
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MIHAI RADULESCU
Technical Storyteller
Nerds Computing
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VLAD CAZAN
Co-fondator
KFactory
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Workshops organizers

WS2 - Demo session - AGVs & Cobots / Autonomous driving

CHICEA M. OVIDIU
ADAS Driving Functions Product Owner
Continental Automotive Systems
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WS3 - Innovation In Triad: Perfect Synergy of mechanics, electronics and software!

FLORIN IGNAT
Organizator Workshop WS3 - Innovation In Triad: Perfect Synergy of mechanics, electronics and software!
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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DANIEL BENEA
Programator PLC & Roboti
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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COSTEL-CATALIN STAN
Embedded Software Engineer
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
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Schedule

9:00 - 10:00

Opening Speech

10:00 - 10:10

Coffee Break

Keynote speech

  • Towards European Digital Sovereignty
  • by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Director and CEO at Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam Germany




  • Mobile Screening for Diverse Populations with Genetic Syndromes
  • by Prof. Dr. Marius George Linguraru from Children's National Hospital / George Washington University, Washington DC




12:10 - 12:30

Coffee Break

12:30 - 14:00

Workshop 1: Challenge for a successful Tech Transfer; the specificity of the process in Romania

  • by Dr. Florin-Calin Paun, Innovation Architect



14:00 - 15:30

Lunch Break

15:30 - 17:00

PANEL 1: Artificial Intelligence

  • Boarding for our next destination: the Metaverse
  • by Radu Orghidan, Vice President at Endava

  • Personalization of customer experience in modern systems
  • by Bojan Mrazovac, Head of Research and Development at NTT DATA Romania

  • AIOps and DevOps: Shaping the future of society through technology
  • by Sergiu-Valentin Dilimot, Squad Line Manager at Visma Software S.R.L

  • Infrastructure requirements for an AI-enabled architecture
  • by Radu Buciuceanu, Lead Architect at Nerds Computing and Mihai Radulescu Technical Storyteller at Nerds Computing

  • Optimization of operational processes using Artificial Intelligence
  • by Vlad Cazan, Co-fondator at KFactory



17:30 - 17:50

Coffee Break

17:50 - 20:00

PANEL 2: Smart health

  • Shaping the Future of Healthcare
  • by Isabela Buhai, Delivery Partner | Healthcare, Europe & UK at Endava

  • Collaborative Efforts Are Essential for Deep Learning to Help Children's Health and Rare Diseases
  • by Prof. Dr. Marius George Linguraru from Children's National Hospital / George Washington University, Washington DC

  • Your Personal Assistant”: Design of an Integrated IoT System for a Personalized Coach for Healthy Aging
  • by Ciprian Candea, CEO at Ropardo

  • Digital transformation of health and care – Empowering citizens and building a healthier society
  • by Birgit Morlion, Programme Officer at European Comission DG CONNECT

  • The advantages of modern Medical Information Systems and patients' access to the Electronic Medical File
  • by Alexandru Bârsan, Executive Manager at GamaIT

17:00 - 19:00

Workshop 2 : Demo session - AGVs & Cobots / Autonomous driving

  • with Ovidiu Chicea, Team Leader, Side Functions 2 at Continental Romania





20:00 - 22:00

Dinner

PANEL 3: Startups, Entrepreneurship and Personal Development

  • Building tech startups in Romania
  • by Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange

  • From graduation to entrepreneurship. Develop your skills: initiative, creativity, motivation, drive and leadership
  • by Tudor Gorcia, CEO at TNT Computers

  • SpectThe Importance of Agility and the Human Factor in the Entrepreneurial Process
  • by Dr. Florin-Calin Paun, Director of Innovation and RD

  • The difference between sand and cement in entrepreneurship!
  • by Catalin Mihacea, Managing Director at Agile Networks Technologies

  • Entrepreneurship competences training for employees - funded by EU funds
  • by Etcu Mihai, Learning & Training Team Leader at Continental Romania

11:30 - 11:50

Coffee Break

11:50 - 14:00

PANEL 4: Digitalization / Industry 4.0 Challenges

  • Digital Automotive Era: Innovative Technologies of the Future
  • by Alin David, System Engineer at Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS

  • Cybersecurity in Continental in 2021
  • by Marian Marin, R&D Software Project Manager & Team Leader at Continental Romania

  • Smart Device for Digital Signage System
  • by Marius Patroi, Co-Founder & General Manager at Spectroo.eu

  • Smart Factory Romania – Gearing up for the digital transformation of manufacturing through collaboration
  • by Bogdan Pirvu, Associate professor at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

  • Industry X: From Research to End of Life -> Products for the Future
  • by Vlad Toncian, Industrialization Project Manager at Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS

14:00 - 15:30

Lunch Break

15:30 - 17:30

PANEL 5: The future of work: upskilling, reskilling, the Long-life-learning, new jobs, new skills

  • Workforce analytics in teleworking
  • with Prof. Dr.Ing. Claudiu Kifor Director, research center in sustainable products and processes & Dr.Ing. Sergiu Şt. Nicolaescu Postdoctoral Research Engineer at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

  • OMiLABs in Action: Driving Innovation and Digital Transformation through Open Models
  • by Dr. Wilfrid Utz, Managing Director at OMiLAB NPO, Germany

  • Future of matchmaking in recruitment
  • by Cătălin Viorel VACON Talent Pipeline, startup from Sibiu

  • Skills required for success within the digital society. Hard vs Soft skills
  • by Răzvan Voica CEO & Co-Founder at The Informal School of IT

17:50 - 20:00

PANEL 6: World / European Challenges from RDI / innovative Partnership

  • Changes in the EU R&I landscape post-COVID 19
  • by Ramona Samson, Chief Economist Unit at European Comission

  • Health research funding in Horizon Europe. The Work Programme 2021-2022
  • by Alexandru-Sorin COSTESCU, Scientific Policy Officer at European Comission

  • Experiences of innovation in the field of digitalization in public and private sectors
  • by Matteo PORTA, Senior Mechanical Engineer Industrial Design & CAE at RINA Consulting S.p.A., Italy

  • INNOHUB Continental Sibiu – Presentation & 2021 Projects
  • by Cosmin Biris, Senior Expert & Dinu Gruian from Continental Romania

Workshop 3 : Innovation In Triad: Perfect Synergy of mechanics, electronics and software!

  • with Florin Ignat, Daniel Benea, Catalin Stan from Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS














20:00 - 22:00

Dinner

9:00 - 11:30


Smart Cities but Green Cities

Special guest Mrs. Astrid Fodor, Mayor of Sibiu City

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 12:30

PANEL 7: Smart cities

  • Challenges and actions for Sibiu Smart City. The importance of creative communities
  • by Raul Apostoiu, City councilor, chairman of the Smart City Digitalization and Strategy Commission of the Sibiu Local Council

  • Technology connecting citizens with the city
  • by Prof.Dr. Lasse Berntzen from University of South-Eastern Norway

  • ReInventing Cities. Building bridges with companies, technologies and authorities.
  • by Eduard Dumitrascu President Romanian Smart City Association

  • All sensing systems on for more safety
  • by Ovidiu Epure Team Leader at Continental Romania

  • Proactive approach to buildings management and maintenance leading to improved quality of life for citizens in a smart city
  • by Catalin Dragoi, Services and Digitalization Leader CEE - Honeywell Building Technologies

  • Call to actions for a sustainable digital city
  • by Cristian Pațachia, Development & Innovation Manager at Orange

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:30

PANEL 8: Smart agriculture applications Sustainability, Green society (includes Coffee Break)

  • Green City Biomasa, Waste management
  • by Marian Popa, Director at Public Service for Management, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Sibiu

  • Innovation in Agriculture – The IoT revolution is here
  • by Prof.Dr. Lasse Berntzen from University of South-Eastern Norway

  • Agriculture applications: Reuse of existing ADAS solutions from passenger cars for the safety of agricultural equipment
  • with Epure Ovidiu, Team Leader & Ichim Marius from Continental Romania

  • Use of UAS systems in collecting agro-climatic data
  • by Sebastian Pop, Manager at AeroDrone SRL Braşov

  • Using drone technology for preserving the economic sustainability of the agricultural holdings
  • by Profesor dr. ing. Anca Sipos at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu



16:30 - 17:00

Announcement of the Hackathon Contest winners

Closing session SID2021



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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

What's included?

  • Talks from industry-leading speakers
  • Access to conference

Venue

How To Get Here

Aula Magna, Faculty of Medicine LBUS, Strada Lucian Blaga 2A, Sibiu 550169, România.