Land Steiermark, FH JOANNEUM and ICS - The Export Service Organisation of the Styrian Economy are pleased to invite you to the second edition of Café Europa Westbalkan
"Know-how transfer between Styria and the Western Balkans"
on Thursday, 16 September 2021, 17:30
online and at the Audimax of FH JOANNEUM
Eggenberger Allee 11, 8020 Graz
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=> The Western Balkan focus of Land Steiermark 2021
=> The KnowHub project and its report on the university-enterprises cooperation: knowhub.eu/downloads
The Styrian economy, which is driven by innovation and the synergetic collaboration between universities and companies, earns every other euro from exporting goods and services. Therefore, Styria constantly aims to strengthen and extend its international relations on both academic and economic levels. In this context, the Western Balkans are an essential partner to Styria - not only due to the geographic proximity, but also in line with the traditionally close economic, social and cultural relations between the two regions. Moreover, the Western Balkans show strong potential in competences that will be particularly relevant in the future, such as the field of digitalisation. At the same time, they are driving the commercialisation of innovative ideas by promoting the cooperation between science and research, on the one hand, and the economy, on the other.
What can Styria and the Western Balkans learn from each other with regard to the transformation of innovative ideas into marketable products and services? How does the interregional exchange of ideas on an academic and economic level work? Where are the interfaces for future cooperation?
These and further issues give room for discussion for the experts on our panel:
Manfred Brandner, Honorary Consul for Kosovo and General Manager of bit media e-solutions GmbH
Robert Brugger, Managing Director of the Internationalisation Centre Styria (ICS)
Bojan Jovanovski, Project Coordinator of the Erasmus+ CBHE "KnowHub" project, Institute of International Management, FH JOANNEUM
Ermira Qosja, Professor at European University of Tirana, Albania
Moderator: Doris Kiendl, Head of the Department of Management, FH JOANNEUM
We look forward to welcoming you to the event in person or online via livestream.