24 March 2015
Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava
CET timezone

Event Description

Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Committee for Collaboration of Slovak Republic with CERN, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic together with European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN organize jointly CERN - Slovakia Industry and Knowledge Transfer Event.  This workshop will take place on the 24 March 2015 at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava hosting the representatives from CERN, the above mentioned institutions, other Slovak institutions interested in the field of academia and industry, and the Slovak companies with potential and interest to collaborate with CERN in terms of procurement and transfer of knowledge and technology.

Slovakia has been a member state of CERN more than 20 years. This period was full of great achievements and excellent results in the science. Slovak contribution to CERN was returned largely to the country´s economy via supplies from Slovak industry to CERN during this time. In this respect Slovakia has a huge potential. This, however, is not used on satisfactory level today. Therefore, the list of companies genuinely interested to cooperate with CERN should be updated and expanded, in order to reach the outstanding return for the Slovak industry again.

This event being the first of its kind in Slovakia, aims at reinforcing and expanding cooperation of CERN and Slovakia in the industry and the transfer of knowledge and technology. The main goal is to increase the industrial return rate of the Slovak contributions to CERN by increasing the volume of orders from Slovak companies. Slovak firms will be informed about all the possibilities of supplies to CERN and new collaborations between CERN and Slovak industry might be created.

Another important objective of the meeting is to familiarize Slovak research institutes and companies with mutual benefits gained from the technology transfer not only from CERN and vice versa but also throughout the high-energy physics community in which CERN plays the principal role. This means commercialization of scientific discoveries and technologies developed through fundamental research in high-energy physics for the benefit of society. The technology transfer in Slovakia is in an early stage and in a development process. The conference may give rise to inspiration and contribute to new collaborations, synergies and actions bringing together the academy and industry.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr. Barbora Gulejová, Convener CERN (Education and Public Outreach); High Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network HEPTech
Prof. Emmanuel Tsesmelis CERN (International Relations)
Ing. Štefan Molokáč Industry Liaison Officer of Slovakia at CERN
Prof. Branislav Sitár Committee for collaboration of Slovak Republic with CERN
Ing. Martin Hlinka Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic (Department for SME and Innovation)
Ing. Igor Tomašovic Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic (Department for SME and Innovation) 
Ing. Jozef Velebný Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic (Department for SME and Innovation) 
Dr. Marek Hajduk Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (Division of Higher Education, Science and Research)
Ing. Robert Szabó Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (Division of Higher Education, Science and Research)
Mgr. Miroslav Kubiš Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Technology Transfer Department)
Dr. Adriana Shearman Slovak Centre Scientific and Technical Information (Technology Transfer Department)    
Mgr. Katarína Hvizdošová Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Department of European Union)
Dr. Igor Hajdušek Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (Ambassador-at-Large, Science and Innovation)

 

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