Program

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  • Friday

    30 August

  • Saturday

    31 August

  • Sunday

    1 September

  • 16:00 - 17:15
    #instaworkshop will introduce a spontaneous hike beginning from the #futourist tent. Session will be held in Latvian and in English.
    Futourists

  • 16:00 - 18:00
    23XX

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    In your career, what is the difference between “Who are you?” and “Thank you for being here” in your career? It is called Personal Branding. Everyone needs a personal brand, both in career and in private life, because it defines us, our reactions and reflections. Creating a personal brand can be a daunting and complicated task. One of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is not knowing where to even begin. It is essential to realize who we are and how we interact with each other from a personal branding and selling point of view.
    Business Incubators

  • 16:00 - 17:15
    Only here and only once a year in the open air - here at the iNovuss Money district - the Latvian Business Angels Network opens its doors to the wider audience. In monthly investment session, as usual, young entrepreneurs will try to convince investors of their business potential in a short pitch. Investors, in return, will not hesitate to use their heavyweight business experience and reveal an intriguing skepticism by asking catchy questions. Working language - English
    Money District

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Smart Café

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Terrace

  • 17:00 - 17:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Smart Café

  • 17:00 - 17:30
    Magnetic Latvia Stage
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  • 17:30 - 18:00
    According to the World Economic Forum, half of the jobs have disappeared by 2025. Clayton Christensen, the creator of the disruption theory, predicted that half of the US universities would no longer exist in 10-15 years. We can’t know the professions of the future, but we can predict where we will be superior to machines and algorithms. Education has a big pressure to make sure students are equipped for the future. What does the future curriculum look like? What is the human revolution?
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Incubators

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Terrace

  • 18:30 - 20:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    23XX

  • 18:30 - 19:30
    What are the elements an early stage investor is looking for in a startup and how to identify startups with these elements? What it takes to succeed and how an investor can help the startup?
    Money District

  • 18:30 - 20:00
    During the festival INOVUSS jury will choose 2 local finalists who will go to the grand ClimateLaunchpad 2019 final in Amsterdam and compete with more than 160 world wide green business ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition. Its mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC.
    Smart Café

  • 18:45 - 19:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Incubators

  • 18:45 - 19:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Futourists

  • 19:30 - 20:30
    The EU is the 2nd largest economy in the world by nominal GDP. More than 500 million consumers live in the EU, and about 2/3 of trade transactions take place between EU Member States. But is the EU internal market really single market? Can a company sell their products or services easy and without barriers in any EU country? How much consumption is affected by culture? In the discussion, we will try to find answers to these and other questions and to find out things that would be taken into account when selling a product in Sweden, Romania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania the United Kingdom. Participants: Enterprise Europe Network partner organisation representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Romania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Bulgaria and United Kingdom.
    Business Terrace

  • 20:00 - 20:45
    We’ve swapped security for choice, and in doing so, we’ve unlocked a state of perpetual anxiety, because we’re trying to make informed decisions about a tomorrow that’s near impossible to predict. The future is happening right now, and how we perceive it is paramount in how we prepare for it. To thrive in a world where we’ve traded certainty and security for abundant choice, we need to awaken our curiosity and cultivate wisdom to help guide our decision-making process. In this keynote, I will combine human psychology and futurism to help the audience connect the invisible dots between the reality we perceive and the future we create. This combination prepares the audience to ask better questions and unlock new forces of motivation so that we can all thrive in our present, and future.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 20:24 - 06:00
    Several years ago LIAA Tourism department launched a successful social media campaign #instatrip – Latvia, influencers, several days on the road, uncountable images and videos with uncountable views in result. On 30 August there will be an #instaworkshop night hike organized at the Futurists tent where a selected number of participants will learn about and practice on storytelling visually and textually, and unconventional travelling.
    Futourists

  • 20:30 - 24:00
    Money District

  • 20:45 - 21:00
    The moment when the winners of national final will be revealed. The winning teams will get a chance to show what they’ve got in the Global Grand Final which will take place in Amsterdam in November 2019. The local competition will take place on Smart Café Stage on Friday at 18:30-20:00.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 20:45 - 22:45
    Can academic music be really entertaining and its performances more fun than stand-up? Yes, it can! Academic music with Eduard Veidenbaum and other contemporary author lyrics are filled with humor, self-irony and attractive communication with audience. You will meet composer Andris Dzenītis, soloists - baritone Armands Siliņš and mezzo-soprano Ieva Parša and pianist Aldis Liepiņš.
    23XX

  • 20:45 - 24:00
    On Friday, Smart Cafe guests will enjoy a silent disco DJ battle. Behind the DJ decks will meet new science and art rock stars to find out who is better at capturing the audience in their rhythms! We will find it out while dancing in a crowd with your headphones on. It’s definitely a must try!
    Smart Café

  • 21:30 - 22:30
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    23XX

  • 11:00 - 12:45
    Visit the Coworking terrace of LIAA Business Incubators during the iNOVUSS festival. It’s an outdoor Coworking space for those who love to work in fresh air and great atmosphere. Get inspired by the various festiva events and use the co-working office to draft your new business idea. Free Wi-fi and office equipment will be provided, as well as a great place to meet friends, customers and company partners. You will be able to apply for pre-incubation or incubation programme in one of 15 LIAA business incubators on the Coworking terrace.
    Business Incubators

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Money District

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Futourists

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Terrace

  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 12:30 - 13:00
    AI is already among us today. It helps us raise our children. It helps everyone be healthier and it helps humanity grow more food. Even though we see it as a threat, it needs us to grow and evolve, and in the process we have the opportunity to help it help us become smarter, stronger and even more human.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 13:00 - 14:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    23XX

  • 13:00 - 13:30
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    We live in a time where consumers in the Western world do everything to test the limits of capitalism. Until recently, we asked for more, bigger, better, yet, all we’re interested in is either pocket-size or gluten-free (or only packed in a reusable fabric bag, of course). It seems that Maslow’s pyramid has been satisfied – everything has already been created and consumers don’t need anything more. Clearly, as the preferences of the consumer develop, so must the entrepreneur’s ability to innovate throughout time. So who will be the entrepreneur of the 22nd century? Will they think about sales and profits at all? How will they maintain their reputation, which is largely in the hands of internet critics? And how will they create value for us - customers that already have everything?
    Business Incubators

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Money District

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Smart Café

  • 13:00 - 14:30
    Experience and authenticity. Everybody knows, these are the most fundamental elements of tourism! However, what are the other freshest tendencies, that make experience and authenticity not only contemporary, but also earning?
    Futourists

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    How good is Latvia in attracting foreign investments? The introduction will provide a rare opportunity to know more about recent investment cases from different industries presented by the Investment and development agency of Latvia (LIAA). Nevertheless, particular focus will be given to the one of the priority sectors - international business service centres. Around 50 international business service centres are providing more than 9000 modern workplaces and generate over 300 million EUR revenues in Latvia already. And the industry is still struggling to attract even more talent to grow exponentially. The newly established Association of Business Service Leaders Latvia (ABSL Latvia) will provide more insights on the business centre industry data and trends. Obviously, besides the tightening labour market, there are other challenges – new functions, process transformation and implementation of automatization. And is Latvian labour force ready to adapt and follow the latest technologies? This and other questions will be discussed during the session.
    Business Terrace

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Smart Café

  • 14:15 - 16:00
    The days of traditional selling are over. Sales people have become much more strategic in their approach, focusing on helping customers to co-create value rather than on selling value. Understanding better customer’s business (and the customer of your customer) gives sales people unique customer relationships and new sales opportunities. During the workshop, based on design thinking, you will learn how to move from selling to co-creating and become more successful entrepreneurs. Sales and Marketing Managers who want to know more about the latest trends, tools and cases, Innovation Managers and Sales Executives, who are looking for new innovative ways to engage and co-create value, are welcome to join!
    Business Incubators

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with new information. To be able to ride this wave of information successfully and not to wear ourselves out, we need the best strategies possible, according to how our brain works. In his talk Mattias will present a handful of practical tools that everyone can use to immediately increase their cognitive performance and mental wellbeing in everyday life.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Digital has gotten businesses thinking on how to migrate their businesses to a digital environment, but the cross-industry, realtime and frictionless capabilities of technology, data and human experiences opens up opportunities that can emerge from within every business. It's obvious the purpose of companies will change, and that means organisations, employees and entrepreneurs will need to adjust their mindset to keep reinventing themselves, their businesses and what they believe their clients will pay money for.
    Money District

  • 15:00 - 16:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Futourists

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    23XX

  • 15:30 - 16:30
    The Baltic States have always been close allies on a wide range of issues. Meanwhile, they are also competing with each other in healthy and friendly manner. Similar and even common history has always been unity topic for all three countries. Are the business stories of Baltic entrepreneurs similar? Are they cooperating with each other or they are focusing on an entirely different direction? In this discussion we will hear stories from successful entrepreneurs how they managed to succeed and sustain their position in the market, what is the current situation and trends in the Baltic State markets, future prospects and challenges will be discussed.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    Smart Café

  • 16:15 - 17:15
    During this panel discussion we will explore the technologies that are currently available for people who want to objectify their everyday decisions by constantly tracking their personal data, and what the possibilities and threats of these technologies could be in the upcoming years. How can entrepreneurs use this technology to become a better version of themselves in the future and keep their competitive advantage?
    Business Incubators

  • 16:30 - 17:00
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 16:30 - 17:30
    Fund managers in one place - on stage! Accelerator representatives, business angels, venture capitalists - all here for a pitch to "sell" their services.
    Money District

  • 16:30 - 17:15

  • 16:45 - 17:30
    Smart Café

  • 17:00 - 17:30
    In his speech, Sean will discuss why the future workforce will look very different to the work we’ve traditionally come to accept; from the aspect of progressive trends linked to age, gender, diversity and education. These will, in turn, be affected by a range of issues inc fluid, alternative, flexible and adaptable employment, hence a move from ‘talent owning’ to ‘talent attraction’ where constant evolution is a new reality in our #NeverNormal world. Thus a reformulation of the very concept of work, and both how and where this takes place, is required.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well. In 2018 the value of global games market was estimated to 134.9 billion USD with overall market growth of 10.9%. It could become a 300 billion USD industry by 2025. Are games being developed also in Latvia? And what can be done by Latvian developers in this huge market? How can Enterprise Europe Network and other Support programmes help?
    Business Terrace

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Personal Genomics is evolving at 4 times the speed of computers. We are sitting in an era akin to the early 80’s in the computer industry. A decade ago, researchers completed what was one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when they decoded the last of the three billion letters that make up the human genome. Inexpensive sequencing created a whole new industry, enabling individuals to access their own genetic information. One day soon we will start thinking about what's in our genome. Not only it will be an important part of our healthcare, but it will change our entire life. During our discussion we are going to explore how learning about our genetics can enable us to optimize our health, mitigate negative conditions, discover one’s ancestry many generations back. And, if there is a dark side of this industry too.
    Business Incubators

  • 17:30 - 19:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Futourists

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    We have heard that tech is the future. Many companies work in the IT field in Latvia, they offer great well paid job opportunities and lack employees. Technology is one of the industries with huge export potential. All these points make us think and wish to join this field. But what is the best way? Where should the students in 8th grade begin and what should they focus on? How can a professional in another field make the career shift? This discussion will focus on tips for the best roadmap and together we will try to point in the right direction!
    23XX

  • 18:00 - 19:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Money District

  • 18:30 - 19:00
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 19:00 - 19:30
    Personal genomics brings to light the great divide that is sweeping humanity. For years we've known the lifestyle choices we make affect our health but only now we have the tools to understand our own unique makeup, and the areas of life for us each to focus on. From having a richer understanding of our family history to true preventative medicine. With this increased awareness what will we choose - to be inspired by change or avoid the unavoidable? Along the way, a whole new industry is growing full of opportunity to have both a successful business and transform people’s lives.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 19:30 - 20:00
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 19:30 - 20:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Business Incubators

  • 19:30 - 20:30
    Almost everyone has heard of Pitching, but very few people understand what it takes to build and deliver something that actually makes sense. During this session you will learn what you need to make big strides down the path towards mastery of the craft of pitching. This will be done via an interactive session with both live examples and stories from Mike's experience of having coached hundreds of startups.
    Money District

  • 19:30 - 21:00
    This Workshop is an intense ideation workshop for quickly coming up with viable solutions for complex challenges in a short period of time. Participants more often than not describe it as one of the best decision making workshops that they have ever attended. It is a combination of Design Sprint, Design Thinking and decision making tools that, when combined, provides one of the fastest ideation workshops to make great progress in a short amount of time.
    Smart Café

  • 19:30 - 21:00
    She Loves Tech is a global platform committed to building an ecosystem for technology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women. The organization house the world’s largest tech startup competition focused on women-led or women-impact businesses. This year, the competition will hold over 20 rounds in 20 countries. One of the newest locations for the competition will be Latvia in the Baltic States. The local winner will receive a paid trip to participate in the final in Beijing, China. The global winner will receive an equity-free cash prize of US$15,000.
    23XX

  • 20:00 - 20:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 11:00 - 12:30
    An intense ideation workshop for quickly coming up with viable solutions for complex challenges in a short period of time. Participants more often than not describe it as one of the best decision making workshops that they have ever attended. It is a combination of Design Sprint, Design Thinking and decision making tools that, when combined, provides one of the fastest ideation workshops to make great progress in a short amount of time.
    Smart Café

  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Space for Movement invites iNOVUSS participants to work their joints and stretch out their muscles! Company “TELPA KUSTĪBAI” (Space for Movement) is a member of Jelgava Business Incubator, their focus is all about exercising, as well as having an overall active lifestyle. At Pop-up fitness, you’ll learn useful everyday exercises from several different categories, such as physical therapy, medical exercises, dance aerobics, and physical development training. The event will be for people of all fitness levels. Let’s breathe, exercise, and enjoy!
    Business Incubators

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Money District

  • 11:00 - 12:30
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.

  • 12:00 - 12:30
    The media portrays the world as a dangerous place filled with people who threaten you with harm. However, the world is not as dangerous as it appears from afar, and immersing yourself in distant lands reveals a more accurate and welcoming picture of this planet. Understand how travel can challenge and change perceptions and bring people of different cultures and countries together.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 12:00 - 13:00
    Drum Circles is a musical and interactive activity led by professional drummers themselves! In an hour-long class, participants will be invited to improve their drum playing as well as their overall sense of rhythm. Drum Circles is a great team building activity, because of the required collaboration and listening skills used to create an exceptional, in-rhythm sound. At the end of the workshop, participants will come together to play a song with the various rhythms and techniques learned within the hour!
    Business Incubators

  • 12:30 - 13:00
    Results of the Movement Spontaneous hike started on Friday night. An opportunity to see the impressions, hear stories and enjoy the best pictures and videos taken by the lucky participants of this unique event that takes place in Lucavsala (part of Riga) for the first time.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 12:30 - 13:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Money District

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Session will be held in Latvian. But check out the rest of the program, as there are plenty of things to do, hear and see in English as well.
    Smart Café

  • 13:00 - 14:30
    You may have already heard of the term "open data". If you're not, it's definitely time to listen. The ability to use data today is a significant driver for the development of any person or business. However, our experience shows that many still face major challenges in understanding the value of data and how to manage it. Before we can get the benefits of using data - smart decisions, automation, work efficiency and optimization, innovation and new business opportunities - we need to understand what data we have. The workshop will introduce you what is the open data, what to do with it, and will give recommendations to state and municipal authorities about what data they should finally open.

  • 13:15 - 13:45
    Space for Movement invites iNOVUSS participants to work their joints and stretch out their muscles! Company “TELPA KUSTĪBAI” (Space for Movement) is a member of Jelgava Business Incubator, their focus is all about exercising, as well as having an overall active lifestyle. At Pop-up fitness, you’ll learn useful everyday exercises from several different categories, such as physical therapy, medical exercises, dance aerobics, and physical development training. The event will be for people of all fitness levels. Let’s breathe, exercise, and enjoy!
    Business Incubators

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Drum Circles is a musical and interactive activity led by professional drummers themselves! In an hour-long class, participants will be invited to improve their drum playing as well as their overall sense of rhythm. Drum Circles is a great team building activity, because of the required collaboration and listening skills used to create an exceptional, in-rhythm sound. At the end of the workshop, participants will come together to play a song with the various rhythms and techniques learned within the hour!
    Business Incubators

  • 14:15 - 15:00
    In times when we all are talking about time as money, people's social engagement and activism are also actively promoted. What inspires people to devote their free time to making changes in society and not earning from that? In this discussion people who are involved in nonprofit or social projects will share their experiences of doing good for free and inspiring others for positive changes.
    Smart Café

  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Did you know your waste is actually worth a lot?! Maayke is the founder of the Excess Materials Exchange: a dating site for materials. EME uses technology to match materials on their highest value reuse opportunity, thereby turning waste into wealth. In this talk Maayke explains how transitioning to a circular economy is financially interesting, helps to achieve the climate targets and improve our environment.
    Magnetic Latvia Stage