LISTEN TO THE Event Guests and Keynote Speakers

Mr. Mario Antonić

State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts

Mr. Darko Horvat

Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia 

Mr. Herbert Vitzthum

Digitalization in the Process Industries, Siemens Austria

Tomislav Sokol, Ph.D.

EU Parliament representative

H.E. Mr. Ilan Mor

Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Croatia

Ms. Lisa Åbom

CTO, SAAB Aeronautic

Mr. Luka Burilović, Ph.D.

President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy

Ms. Nili Shalev

Director General of ISERD

Mr. Ludo Bammens

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Affairs

Prof. Blaženka Divjak, Ph.D.

Minister of Science and Education

Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D.

President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Health and Quality of Life

Mr. Matija Kopić

CEO Gideon Brothers

Posebni gosti konferencije Brainport Eindhoven

Brainport Eindhoven

Europe's leading innovative top technology region

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Collaboration as a driver for innovation

Brainport is a major European high-tech region. The Brainport area includes south-east Brabant and is a focal hub in a network that extends across the south-eastern part of the Netherlands and into neighbouring countries. The region is characterised by a climate of open innovation where collaboration is seen as a primary success factor. Companies, knowledge institutes, research organisations and government bodies jointly participate in development here.


Croatian Innovation Potential

The conference will match innovative Croatian companies which are interested in finding investors or partners for the development of their innovative projects, products and services with investors seeking for opportunities to invest in Croatia.


9.30 - 10.00 AM Registration


30th October, 2019.

All participants registration for the conference.

10.00 AM

Conference opening

30th October, 2019.

Conference opening.

10.05 - 10.45 AM

Opening welcome speeches

30th October, 2019.

Welcoming Speeches and Introductory Remarks.


Mr. Mario Antonić, State Secretary of Ministry of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and President of the Innovation Council for Industry of the Republic of Croatia 


Mr. Tomislav Sokol, Ph. D. EU Parliament representative


Mr. Luka Burilović , Ph. D. President of Croatian Chamber of Economy


Prof. Blaženka Divjak, Ph. D. Minister of Science and Education


Mr. Darko Horvat, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia 



10.45 - 13.00 PM

Keynote speakers

30th October, 2019.

Sharing successful experiences within National Innovation Systems.


H. E. Mr. Ilan Mor, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Croatia

Welcome speach 


Ms. Nili Shalev, Director General of ISERD - The Israel-EU R&D Directorate at the Israel Innovation Authority

’The role of Government in advancing innovation’’


Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D., President of the Thematic Innovation Council for Health and Quality of Life

"Innovation in Personalized Medicine and the Future Perspective"


Mr. Herbert Vitzthum, Senior Consultant Digitalization, Siemens Austria

"Digital transformation – Leading by example"


Ms. Lisa Åbom, Chief Technology Officer, SAAB

"Innovation, Growth and Technology: How to Stay Relevant in the Future?"
Perspective from Swedish Defence Industry


Mr. Ludo Bammens, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Affairs, KKR


Mr. Matija Kopić, CEO Gideon Brothers

"Building Croatian Robots for the World"


Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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13.00 - 13.15 PM Coffee break

Coffee break

30th October, 2019.

13.15 - 15.15 PM

Pitching part - presentation of the project ideas

30th October, 2019.

Presentation of the innovative project ideas to potential investors.




    • Viking d.o.o.
    • Culmena d.o.o.
    • Cluster Inteligentna Energija
    • Alatnica Mislav d.o.o.
    • Family farm Jure Bočina
    • Agro Čovac d.o.o.
    • KUBUS Inženjering d.o.o.
    • Moje sunce d.o.o.
    • Monachus d.o.o.
    • Bonus nubes j.d.o.o.
    • KING ICT d.o.o.
    • Sedam IT d.o.o.
    • Charge as you go
    • Walkee d.o.o.
    • GAMABON d.o.o
    • STEMI d.o.o.
    • EDUIT J.D.O.O.
    • Brain Information Technologies d.o.o.
    • Fly X
    • QTECH DESIGN d.o.o.
    • MIRET j.d.o.o.
    • Povratak d.o.o.
    • HUSAR d.o.o. 
    • Novamina Centar Inovativnih Tehnologija d.o.o.  
    • Invariant d.o.o.  
    • ININ informatički inženjering d.o.o.   
    • APUS d.o.o. 
    • Grit Inter d.o.o.
    • Wingo d.o.o.

13.15 - 15.15 PM

B2B Matchmaking meetings

30th October, 2019.

Croatian companies present their innovative projects to the potential investors by taking part in B2B meetings.


Representatives of Brainport Eindhoven will hold B2B meetings with interested companies via video link.


Check all project ideas HERE.

15.15 PM Lunch and networking

Lunch and networking

30th October, 2019.

EVENT OUTCOMES Why you should Join Event

Potential investors participating at the Conference will have the opportunity to invest in the most promising and innovative Croatian projects from various areas of interest, such as energy and sustainable environment, security, transport and mobility, food and bioeconomy, health and life quality and other areas.

Croatian companies will have an opportunity to present their innovative projects through pitching or taking part in B2B meetings.

The Conference will also host eminent international keynote speakers in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Save the date and join us! 

Meet Potential Investors

Participating at the conference will get you the opportunity to meet potential investors, pitch your project ideas or to attend one on one B2B meetings.

Inspiring Keynotes

Inspiring speakers with engaging keynote innovation speeches about their experience in establishing innovation systems.

Croatian Innovation Potential

At one place you'll have the opportunity to hear about innovative project ideas created in small, medium and large Croatian companies.

Innovative Project Ideas
Potential Investors
B2B Meetings with Investors
Event Participants


REACH US Get Direction to the Event Hall

Hotel Westin, Kristalna dvorana

Izidora Kršnjavog 1

Zagreb, Croatia 


Conference info


Izidora Kršnjavoga 1,

10000 Zagreb,