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Check the panel discussions and keynote presentations from the Icebreakers'20
Importance of fundamental physics research with examples from Ventspils and MIT
Using two examples from Ventspils and MIT Arturs shows that fundamental physics research can also be of significant consequence to society and deserves your attention...
Defending Democracy in the Disinformation Era
How do we defend democracy in an unprecedented era of disinformation?
Biobanking and big data
The discussion is focusing on a need for biobanks, obtaining and storing bio samples. Big data creation, storage; HPC data.
Grow Hourly Rates and Competitiveness: Lessons from Western Europe
In this presentation, Laurynas will explain how software services are becoming a commodity and how making products instead of providing services increases the hourly...
Hybrid Traveling is a combination of tools to activate our 5 senses using 5S Technology thus having an imminent positive experience and a state of relaxation and joy.
The importance of multifaceted education in the labor market
Vytautas Magnus University's experience in combining incompatible fields of study and the practice of developing unique and competitive personalities in the labor market.
Unlocking the hidden value of health data with a "21st-century screwdriver”
In this presentation we will talk on how technologies can be used as a modern "screwdriver", for applying its instruments towards making use and opening the hidden...
Fireside chat with Maximilian Birner, BoxHub
In this talk find out if the idea of alternative use of shipping containers can impact climate change and how it can improve the environment. Is container architecture...
Smart objects boosted by artificial intelligence
How artificial intelligence technology can easily help manufacturers make their production lines "self-aware" and improve their maintenance in a predictive and very...
A difference made. Together.
On the day of October 28, 1820, the first innovation by Swedbank went live. The innovation scaled and made room for many more innovations for many more years for many...
VC perspective: Software vs. EnergyTech.
Check this discussion, where panelists from two different areas are joining, representing EnergyTech VC and Software VC and being a part of investing in startups.
Making labour market smarter
In this talk, Kārlis is sharing the research and initiatives pursued at Nesta to support individuals, organisations and governments to prepare for the future of work,...
Why should we be careful when we speak about disinformation?
Fireside chat with Alex Green, Prime Video
What has changed during the pandemic for the Amazon Prime Video, about the Gen Z behaviour and entertainment content in an online format.
Is Design Thinking an exclusive property of designers?
Nowadays Design Thinking is widely used not only as a creative method but also quite often as a buzzword. There are many different views about it, whether Design...
Can your enterprise survive the "tech-clash"?
Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis, the keynote of this presentation, tells that we call this year’s technology vision “We - the post-digital people”.
Food trends of the future
In this panel, you will have a chance to meet two researchers and winners of the EIT Food Innovation Prize - Rūta Ozola-Davidāne and Vaira Obuka. Together they are...
"Building a science-based startup: Is an efficient academia-startup partnership possible?"
In the talk, Ginvile shares more details on the ups and downs of the partnership, the science behind BitDegree and the planned future collaborations.
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ERDF co-financed project no. 188.8.131.52/18/A/007 University of Latvia Innovation Grants for Students
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