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European Innovation Council (EIC) Info Day in Croatia

Mark you calendar and join this info session in Zagreb!

On 20 June 2024, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, HAMAG-BICRO and the European Innovation Council (EIC) are organising an info Day in Zagreb.

Our experts will discuss about the support mechanisms for Deep Tech innovation and how Croatian entrepreneurs can improve their chances of success in EU programmes.  

This Info Day will particularly focus on EIC Accelerator programme, which supports start-ups and SMEs to develop and scale up deep-tech and disruptive innovative products or services at the advanced technological level (TRL 6-9).

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts.

The event will be held in English.

Learn more and book your seat

 

  • innovation
  • Thursday 20 June 2024, 09:30 - 16:15 (CEST)
  • Zagreb, Croatia

Programme

  1. 20 Jun 2024, 09:30 - 10:00 (CEST)
    Registration & networking coffee
  2. 10:00 - 10:30 (CEST)
    Opening speeches - presenting role of institutions
    • Hana Huzjak, Economic Counsellor, European Commission Representation in Croatia 
    • Sladjana Ćosić, Head of the EIB Group Office in Croatia
    • Ante-Janko Bobetko, Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investment HAMAG-BICRO
    • Želimir Kramarić, Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investment HAMAG-BICRO
  3. 10:30 - 10:45 (CEST)
    Inspiration talk: How can Croatian innovators and entrepreneurs improve their chances of success in EU programmes?

    Ana Barjašić, EIC Board member

  4. 10:45 - 11:15 (CEST)
    The European Innovation Council and the EIC Fund: Support for Deep-tech Researchers and Innovators

    Eric-Olivier Pallu, Policy Adviser, EISMEA

  5. 11:15 - 11:30 (CEST)
    Coffee break
  6. 11:30 - 12:30 (CEST)
    EIC Accelerator application & evaluation process. Company assessment for the purpose of the EICF equity investment
    • Eric-Olivier Pallu, Policy Adviser, EISMEA 
    • Katarzyna Dobisz, Investment Officer, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  7. 12:30 - 13:00 (CEST)
    Q&A
  8. 13:00 - 13:45 (CEST)
    Networking lunch
  9. 13:45 - 14:15 (CEST)
    Panel discussion: how to prepare an excellent application to EIC Accelerator - success stories / case studies
    • Katarzyna Dobisz, Investment Officer, European Investment Bank (EIB) 
    • Matija Žulj, Founder and CEO of AGRIVI, and EIC Ambassador 
    • Tajana Barančić, EIC jury member 
    • Mihovil Barančić, EIC jury member
  10. 14:15 - 14:30 (CEST)
    Q&A
  11. 14:30 - 15:15 (CEST)
    Support mechanisms for Deep Tech innovation
    • Zorana Barišić, Support Measures for EIC Accelerator Applications, Ministry of Science and Education 
    • Anna Gorzkowska, Advisory Hub, European Investment Bank (EIB) 
    • Mate Kovač, Financial and Non-Financial Incentives for Innovation Development, Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation, and Investment HAMAG-BICRO
  12. 15:15 - 15:30 (CEST)
    Closing remarks
  13. 15:30 - 16:15 (CEST)
    Networking

Practical information

When
Thursday 20 June 2024, 09:30 - 16:15 (CEST)
Where
Europe House
AUGUSTA CESARCA 4-6, Zagreb, Croatia
Languages
English