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Festival

From 30 August to 1 September 2019, Riga, Latvia, will host the second innovation festival iNOVUSS. It will gather a large audience and be a unique opportunity to share inspiring ideas and experience, join discussions and business workshops. This year, festival in Lucavsala island, will join together technological innovation and innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem, as well as others for three days.

Magnetic Latvia Stage

Powerful is how the Magnetic Latvia stage will sound. Great minds – our keynote speakers – will be there to tell their stories about changing reality: technological advancement and AI.
Everything human will not be forgotten as the visitors will hear opinions about tools to increase mental performance, as well as travelling as a way to shift one’s perception of the world. Local experts will join the discussions but in the evening the stage will be given to DJs and musicians.

Smart Café

This will be the place for thinkers, idea generators and doers to meet. We invite you to discuss the future shaped by new knowledge and technologies, to get inspired by founder stories on their journey from idea to a ready-made product and to look for the most successful models of cooperation in the development of innovative products.

Business Incubators

Business Incubators area is all about Homo iNOVUSS – the intelligent creator – young entrepreneur, often found in the business incubator ecosystem. Homo iNOVUSS entails exceptional creativity, intellectual skills, continuous technological advancement and a progress-oriented mindset that focuses on opportunities instead of obstacles.
Business Incubators area will utilize the untapped potential of mindfulness for personal branding. Intelligent minds will unveil how and what to sell in a world where everything seems to already exist and people need less stuff. We will find out, how to return to the primordial power of nature to overcome our limits of comfort and temperature. Not only the past – we will look into the future to see how the life of Homo iNOVUSS changes, as we will exploit personal data and have widespread opportunities to study our and the DNA of the next generation to move towards a kinder world.

Futourists

Tense debates, rounds of presentations, workshops, even tournaments and other activities will take place in the tent of LIAA Tourism department in order to discuss what is travelling and traveler in the XXI century? What are the paradigms of changes in tourism, new challenges, creative solutions and the new offer in tourism from the perspective of products, services, destination marketing and the travelers themselves?

Business Terrace

Got a business idea or you are already an entrepreneur? The LIAA Business Terrace will be the place to learn about LIAA support for starting a business, promoting innovation and technology, and talking to LIAA consultants to find the right support for your idea. Come to the LIAA Business Terrace even if you want to meet like-minded people, maybe even find a partner. Throughout the festival you will have the opportunity to meet lecturers from various iNOVUSS stages. Perhaps conversation on the Business Terrace will be a turning point in the development of your idea and the courage to start if you are thinking about starting.

Money District

A place where business and finance are pulsing – the heart and bloodstream of the economy. There are experienced business people, venture capitalists, business angels, enthusiastic beginners and simply curious minds. Here’s where ideas, projects and persevering work are traded for money. Here you can find tips, do’s and don’ts on making money. Here you can meet your investor, learn to invest yourself and hear exciting stories.

23XX

23XX Innovation, information, communication, creation, brainpower, development, and future. These names all take the feminine form in Latvian language. The most ingenious scientists and software engineers have entered this world because of women’s ability to create. Can modern technology and artificial intelligence ever do the same? The 23rd pair of chromosomes is what differentiates a female and a male. Are there any differences between women and men in programming, computer science and high technology? 23XX is about how much even tiny nuances affect our actions. We will converse about how to combine the best in everyone, both women and men, and how to achieve best results by working together.