Program - International ITAPA Congress 2020
Registration/ Morning Coffee
8:30 - 10:15 Innovative Slovakia: How to Elevate Slovak Industry and Healthcare to a Higher Level?
Significant resources are coming from Brussels to Slovakia, which we will be able to utilite in the coming years. In relation to these resources, Slovakia is preparing a National Integrated Reform Plan, which will define the allocation of these resources. A new programming period is also being prepared, which will define significant part of public investment until 2027. At the same time, the new government declares its pro-reform orientation. What reform awaits Slovakia? How will we use the new resources to transform and restart the Slovak economy? Will we be able to make Slovakia an innovative, competent, but also inclusive country, which will be an inspiration for the rest of the world and Europe? Find out more in the discussion Innovative Slovakia: from Zero to Hero?
Richard Sulík, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic
10:45 - 12:30 Transformation of Industry
10:45 - 12:30 Data and Innovative Healthcare
The availability of quality, verified and regularly updated data is still a big problem in healthcare. At the same time, high-quality data are essential for making the right decisions in the area of introducing innovations across healthcare. ITAPA provides an insight into the state's vision for working with data, including a discussion of data flows and the practical use of data for more effective resource management.
Adam Kozierkiewicz, European Investment Bank, JASPERS
Róbert Babeľa, Ústav zdravotníckych disciplín VŠZaSP sv. Alžbety
10:45 - 12:30 How to reform Slovakia?
In the upcoming years, Slovakia will have access to several billion from various resources to implement key reforms in areas designed to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the global pandemic. The aim of this funding is to create a sustainable and more resilient economy that is prepared for the challenges related to green and digital transition.
Peter Balík, European Investment Bank
Peter Goliaš, INEKO
13:30 - 15:30 Way to Industry 4.0 - discussion
Discussion panel focused on industry 4.0. Invited speakers are representatives of academia, industry, and professional associations.
13:30 -15:30 How to Build a Modern and Innovative Hospital
One of the topics that resonate in the Slovak discussion about the quality of health care provision is the need to build new hospitals and modernize the existing network. Both the state and the private sector are taking concrete steps to create new hospitals in Slovakia. What should they look like, how should they operate and how should they ensure that hospitals provide services at European level?
Martina Antošová, Jesseniova lekárska fakulta
Vladimír Dvorový, network of polyclinics ProCare and hospitals World of Health
13:30 - 15:30 New Eurofunds for Slovakia
More than 80% of public investments in Slovakia are financed from Eurofunds. 2020 is the very year in which the Eurofunds will be set up after 2021. The Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatization plans to conduct a series of public consultations on how the new Eurofunds should be set up to best reflect Slovakia's development needs. The European Commission has presented 5 policy objectives that it wants to pursue through cohesion policy. How new eurofunds will be set up, if Slovakia will be able to increase the drawdown, when the programming period will really begin and what will be finance from it will be discused in this panel.
16:00 - 17:00 Importance of the 5G network
16:00 - 17:00 Funding for digitization and innovation
16:00 - 17:00 Public procurement: how to buy innovations
Slovakia has not been able to raise funds towards the end of the programming period. Projects cost money, which is not withdrawn. Now comes the new programming period with another package of resources. This time, so far the largest Reconstruction Fund resources are expected to be delivered. Up until now, the debate has been mainly focusing on how to prioritize them and what they should be used for. But are we even able to procure this money? Won´t it result in not being able to procure the resources and eventually lose access to them as the last time? What can be done to prevent such a situation? How to prepare for the biggest onslaught of procurement that Slovakia has ever experienced?
End of the First Day of the Congress - A Glass of Wine