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Bucharest Forum, Discussion: Launching the Aspen Romanian Global Innovation Network, 10th December – 15:15 – 16:00 (CET)

Bucharest Forum
Launching the Aspen Romanian Global Innovation Network
December 10, 2021
15:15-16:00 (CET)
Registration link: here


On 10 December, FEAM President Professor Stefan Constantinescu will participate in a panel discussion on the Aspen Romanain Global Innovation Network. The discussion will take place within the framework of the Bucharest Forum, an event taking place on 9 and 10 December under the theme “The Digital, Green and Resilience Revolutions: Enduring Systemic Rivalry or a New Rules-Based Order?“.

15:00 Launching the Aspen Romanian Global Innovation Network

For a structural change of the Romanian economy towards producing more added value, Romanian start-ups and SMEs must focus on innovative services and products. While many Romanians proved to be energetic innovators, much of this talent has gone abroad in search of more lucrative opportunities. Aspen Institute Romania seeks to connect Romanian innovation champions living abroad and willing to offer strategic guidance and support, to local entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders, in order to help shape the next generation of leaders in innovation in the country. This panel seeks to analyze ways in which the newly launched Aspen Romanian Global Innovation Network can support this process and create a community of Romanian innovators.

Introductory Remarks:

  • Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
  • Daniel Dines, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, UiPath

Moderated Discussion:

  • Ștefan Constantinescu, President, Federation of European Academies of Medicine
  • Maria Ligor, Ambassador of Romania to Finland, Former Minister Delegate for Diaspora
  • Adrian Bot, Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Capstan Therapeutics
  • Andrei Ruckenstein, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Boston University
  • Andrei Roth, Commercial Pricing Director & Program Manager, UiPath Automation Awards CEE & Turkey

Moderator: Diana Rusu, Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank Group / Aspen Fellow

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