Laser Valley Innovation

Status Project: In Progress

Laser Valley
Innovation Bootcamp

Laser Valley Innovation bootcamp – The bootcamp will bring together some of the most promising researchers, entrepreneurs and students, who will work on potential innovative solutions, in mixed teams.

General objective

The purpose of the Laser Valley Innovation Bootcamp is to facilitate the connection of researchers from the National Research and Development Institutes with entrepreneurs and students to create new potential innovative projects or to progress with the development of existing initiatives, in a new setting - an innovation bootcamp.

Specific objectives
  • During the 3 days, the participants will work side by side with researchers from national research and development institutes such as the Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering "Horia Hulubei" (IFIN-HH), the Institute for Physics of Lasers, Plasma and Radiation (INFLPR) , Institute for Materials Physics (INFM), Institute for Earth Physics (INFP), Institute for Microtechnology (IMT), Institute for Optoelectronics (INOE).

    At the same time, the teams will include some of the most relevant entrepreneurs in tech, as well as students with a spirit of problem solving from the Bucharest Polytechnic University (UPB), the University of Bucharest (UB), the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), EA – The Entrepreneurship Academy (EA) and more.

    All of them will be joined by guests and contributors from among the stakeholders of the research and business environments in Romania.

Friday, 14 June The official opening- Location: IFIN-HH Festivities hall

16:00-16:30- Arrival & check-in & warm-up networking

16:30-16:33- Welcome note (Mădălin Ioniță, MSP)

16:33-16:45- Keynote speakers
• Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization (Marius Poșa, Undersecretaries of State)
• Ilfov County Council (tbc)
• Magurele City Hall – Narcis Constantin, Mayor

• BCR, Ionut Stanimir (Director of Marketing and Communication)

16:45-17:05- Panel with representatives of the universities: Universitatea Națională de Știință și Tehnică Politehnica București (Prof. De. Ing. Horia Iovu), Universitatea din București (Prof. Univ. Dr. Virgil Baran), Academia de Studii Economice din București (Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihaela Cristina Drăgoi)- Moderator: Daria Cupăreanu

17:05-17:25- Panel with National research institutes: IFIN-HH (Secretar Științific Dr. Ioan Ursu), INFLPR (Director General Dr. Nicolae-Cristian Mihăilescu), INCDFM (Director General Dr. Ionuț Marius Enculescu), INCDFP (Director General Dr. Ing. Constantin Ionescu), INOE (Director General Dr. Roxana Radvan), IMT (Director Științific Dr. Octavian Buiu)- Moderator: Andrei Cojan

17:30-18:00- Projects presentations

Initiating work sessions - Forming teams- Locație: Oteteleșanu Mannor

18:00-18:40- Teams formation

18:40-19:40- Dinner

19:40-21:40- Team Work

Saturday, 15 June – Work Sessions- Location: Oteteleșanu Mannor

09:00-09:30- Morning Coffee+ Breakfast

09:30-10:30- Workshop „Idea Validation” (Mentor- Cătălina Banuleasa/Idea Morph)

10:30-11:30- Workshop „Prototyping and building MVPs” (Mentor- Liviu Gherghescu + Adrian Stroie/BCR + Răzvan Crăciunescu/UNSTPB)

11:30-13:30- Team work & mentoring slot

13:30-14:30- Lunch

14:30-15:30- Team work & mentoring slot

15:30-16:30- Workshop „Development and financing of sustainable projects” (Mentors - Roxana Lupascu EEN2EIC Romania coordonator/MSP + Alexandru Codres/BCR Social Finance)

16:30-18:30- Team Work

18:30-19:30- Dinner

19:30-23:30- Presentations first draft submission

Sunday, 16th June - Demo Day- Location: Oteteleșanu Mannor

09:00-09:30- Morning Coffee+ Breakfast

09:30-11:30- Presentations final draft submission & review with each team

11:30-13:30- Team Work + Dry Run for Demo Day

13:30-14:00- Lunch

14:00-15:00- Final presentations with jury

15:00-16:10- Final Keynote + Results and Awards Ceremony

16:10-17:10- Dinner




LVIB 2024 Stories

An initiative of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, carried out in partnership with Măgurele Science Park Association and with the support of BCR and Launch Community.

June 14 - 16, 2024

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