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THE LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT ON INNOVATIONS – THIRD YEAR

The Innovation Week is the largest annual event in support of innovations in the Czech Republic. The Innovation Week Czech Republic 2018 kicked-off with the main event on Monday 14 May, 2018 in a top local venue Forum Karlin in Prague. Until Sunday 20 May, 2018, more than 110 accompanying events were held across the Czech Republic.

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITORS
2018
10000+
2017
6500
2016
4000
TOTAL NUMBER OF EVENTS
2018
100+
2017
83
2016
50

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MAIN EVENT OF THE INNOVATION WEEK
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The Grand-Opening of the Innovation Week Czech Republic 2018 was held on Monday 14 May 2018 in Forum Karlín in Prague. The Main Event was composed of the Innovation Fair and International Conference with Seminars and was from 9am to 7pm.

INNOVATION FAIR & SEMINARS
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At the innovation fair you could see the presentation of top innovations from Israel and the Czech Republic, participate in professional seminars, experience the Dutch project Living Light, laser shows by Signal Festival, live Tesla X and much more!

Ukázka veletrhu Týdne inovací ČR 2018
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

An unprecedented chance to meet Sophia the Robotlive! You could get inspired by the representatives of innovative companies and institutions from Israel, US, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Monday 14 May 2018 from 9:30am to 4:30pm in Forum Karlín in Prague!

Special guest: Sophia the Robot, designed and created by Hanson Robotics Ltd. is the most advanced humanoid robot, the first UN Innovation Champion and first robot ever to have been granted a citizenship.

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09:30 - 09:50 Opening

Opening speech will be given by Nikita Poljakov (Deputy Editor in Chief, Hospodářské noviny); Lukáš Sedláček (Founder and Director, European Leadership & Academic Institute); H.E. Daniel Meron (Ambassador of the State of Israel); Vojtěch Petráček (Rector, Czech Technical University in Prague) and Krzysztof Zdziarski (the Chairman of the Board of Unipetrol, General Partner of the Innovation Week Czech Republic 2018).

09:50 - 11:00 PANEL I: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Thinking &
Igal Raichelgauz Israel Igal Raichelgauz

Founder and CEO Cortica

Carlo Schmid Switzerland Carlo Schmid

Alliance Lead, The Mindfire Foundation

Tomáš Sedláček Czech Republic Tomáš Sedláček

Chief Macroeconomic Strategist CSOB Bank

Jonathan Ledgard United Kingdom Jonathan Ledgard

Founder, The Droneport

Radek Novák Czech Republic Radek Novák

Analyst - Economist, Česká spořitelna

Sophia Hong Kong Sophia the Robot

Hanson Robotics Ltd.

11:00 - 12:00 Panel II: Life, Health & Technology &
Ermi Van Oers The Netherlands Ermi Van Oers

Designer & Founder, Living Light

Karlijn Arts The Netherlands Karlijn Arts

Innovator & Manager, Living Light

Michael Londesborough United Kingdom Michael Londesborough

Researcher & Scientist, Academy of Sciences and ambassador of Unipetrol brand

Yishai Potack Israel Yishai Potack

Business Developer, ReWalk Robotics

Eliav Rodman Israel Eliav Rodman

Marketing Director, OrCam Technologies

Sophia Hong Kong Sophia the Robot

Hanson Robotics Ltd.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Time for Innovation Fair
13:30 - 14:30 Panel III: Interconnectivity &
Mark Smargon Israel Mark Smargon

Vice-President of Blockchain, Colu

Jiří Navrátil Czech Republic Jiří Navrátil

Director of Science Technologies, Direct People

Andrea Gontkovičová Czech Republic Andrea Gontkovičová

Director for Reduced Risk Products CZ, SK & HU

Per Ulrik Eriksson Sweden Per Ulrik Eriksson

Global Arc Welding Service Specialist, ABB Robotics Czech Republic

Alexander Habinski Austria Alexander Habinski

Head of Cloud Service Provider & ISV Market Segment, IBM

Sophia Hong Kong Sophia the Robot

Hanson Robotics Ltd.

14:45 - 15:45 Panel IV: Leader for the Future
Taťána le Moigne Czech Republic Taťána le Moigne

Director, Google Czech & Slovak Republic

Milan Vašina Czech Republic Milan Vašina

Director, T-Mobile Czech Republic & Slovak Telekom

Michal Pěchouček Czech Republic Michal Pěchouček

Founder, Center for Artificial Intelligence, Czech Technical University

Daniel Franc Czech Republic Daniel Franc

Global Programme Manager, Google

Jan Zadák Czech Republic Jan Zadák

Private Investor

Sophia Hong Kong Sophia the Robot

Hanson Robotics Ltd.

15:45 - 16:45 Panel V: Innovative Czech Republic
Andy David Israel Andy David

Director Innovations, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Donnie SC Lygonis Sweden Donnie SC Lygonis

Entrepreneur & Innovator, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm

Jan Řežáb Czech Republic Jan Řežáb

Founder & CEO Socialbakers

Oliver Dlouhý Czech Republic Oliver Dlouhý

Founder Kiwi.com

Petr Šmíd Czech Republic Petr Šmíd

B2C Marketing Director, Google Central & Eastern Europe

Oren Simanian Israel Oren Simanian

Founder & CEO Otwoi Innovation Group

16:45 - 17:30 TIME TO CHAT WITH SOPHIA AND TAKE SELFIES
16:45 - 18:30 REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
International Conference is attended by representatives of these Companies:
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ACCOMPANYING EVENTS
Doprovodné události

More than 110 events across the Czech Republic only for you! You could choose your event in your region and on the day that convened you the most!

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Patrons
Krzysztof Zdziarski Czech Republic Krzysztof Zdziarski

Chair of the Board of Directors, Unipetrol

Taťána le Moigne Czech Republic Taťána le Moigne

Director, Google Czech & Slovak Republic

Daniela Pešková Czech Republic Daniela Pešková

Member of the Board of Directors, Česká spořitelna

Andrea Gontkovičová Czech Republic Andrea Gontkovičová

Director for Reduced Risk Products CZ, SK & HU

Petr Šídlo Czech Republic Petr Šídlo

Partner, Co-Founder of Direct People

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Reactions conference
Konference Reactions

Unipetrol, the general partner of Innovation Week 2018, will be holding its Reactions conference on 11.10.2018 at Forum Karlín. Reactions 2017 won first place in the B2B Event category at the Czech Event Association’s yearly award ceremony. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear respected experts from all over the world discuss the newest technologies, innovations, and progressive solutions. This conference will not only be a great opportunity to learn about the most current breakthroughs, but also the ideal international forum to meet business professionals, experts from the petrochemical industry and chemistry enthusiasts. You are cordially invited by Unipetrol, the largest petrochemical refinery group in Czech Republic.

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About the organizer

ELAI was established in 2010 in Prague. Our goal is to cultivate the talent of the Czech Republic. We organize workshops with leading personalities from Czech business and startup scenes. ELAI organize the most extensive events to promote innovation and business, namely the Innovation Week in May and the Entrepreneurship Week in November.
All our workshops and events are available at our website.