Innovation & Technologies 2018

22. 2. 2018 08:30 - 12:00 HILTON Old Town, V Celnici 7, Prague 1

Morning seminar with the topic Innovation & Technologies with experts from Lyckeby Amylex, NIBE (Družstevní závody Dražice) and Direct People


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Nordic Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a Breakfast Briefing on topic

Innovation & Technologies

on February 22, 2018 from 8:30, at Hilton Old Town, V Celnici 7, Prague 1

Come meet us during the event aimed at innovation, modern technology

08:30 - 09:00 - Registration
09:00 - 11:30 - Presentations
11:30 - 12:00 - Discussion

Ivica Punčikar, Managing Director, Lyckeby Amylex, a.s. : ZERO waste management

During food processing there are different types of by-products / waste which represent side output of main technology processes. Waste disposal has its costs both for companies and the nature, but clever use of technology could up-grade by-products, could bring added value to existing business and could have a positive influence on the environment. How to use by-product to improve business profit and increase the attractiveness of the company as a business partner? More on this topic in the contribution of Ivica Punčikar.

Mgr. Ivica Punčikar, MBA: Holder of MBA by the oldest business school in Europe - Henley, UK. He worked in regional FMCG food company (Central & Eastern Europe). Last eight years he has been working as a Managing Director of Swedish Lyckeby's business in Czech Republic. The Mother company in Sweden is owned by potato growing farmers, the management operates and controls every link in the chain from the cultivation of seed potato and growing the starch potato to the highly specialized production of modern products for applications in the food and paper industries worldwide.

Lukas Formanek, Technical director NIBE – DZ Drazice: Challenges of DZD company for product and process innovation in Industry 4.0 environment

DZD is a leading company on Czech water heater market. Today’s member of Swedish Group Nibe. Beside the strong position on a Czech market, DZD exports  its own products to 33 countries worldwide. The company is strongly driven by profitability and quality. What challenges are product and process and innovation facing during new industry 4.0 revolution?

Ing. Lukas Formanek, MBA: Lukas Graduated at Czech  Technical University in Prague, owns master degree in electronics. During his studies, he participated on Cubesat Project at Aalborg University in Denmark and developed passive cooled systems for LMS Instruments in Holland in frame of his master thesis. He holds MBA degree from Nottingam Trent University. He has spent more than 15 Years in automotive and heating Industry during his career. Mainly in engineering and management positions. He is in charge of product, process development and strategic planning in Nibe . He is in editorial of a Lean Magazine Uspech (The Success) and member of Commercial board at Technical University in Liberec. He has been supporting Czech technical education for his whole professional life and has cooperated on many common projects.

Jiří Navrátil, Direct People, s.r.o. : How to apply the principles of science in your firm and outstrip the competition?

A firm's competitiveness today is built above all upon technologies. On new technologies, which originate in universities and research centres. Any firm that is unable to obtain them and make good use of them will quickly lose its competitive advantage. How is it possible to avoid this situation and create a functional model of co-operation between science and business? Learn about this in the contribution by Jiří Navrátil.

Jiří Navrátil: Holder of two PhDs. For several years he devoted himself to theoretical research at the Czech Academy of Science, and subsequently to applied research at the Czech Technical University. He worked for Imperial Innovations London as an external technology scout. And now he is at Direct People, where he attempts to help interesting new technologies and research results to find success in the real world, and to ensure that both scientists and universities, as well as investors and the entire society can profit from this demanding work.

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