CONGRESS
PROGRAM

The WAITRO Congress has been designed to promote opportunities for international collaboration, and to share knowledge and experience between RTOs, industry, government and communities.


Discover our Congress program, schedules and venues.

General Program

Download PDF version here.

Waitro programacion día 1

Monday 26th of September, 2016 – PRE EVENT

 
  • Event

    Date and TimeSite

    Participants

    Board MeetingWAITRONo. 7726 September 2016; 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Meeting Room Milla de Oro (Floor 2),Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, WAITRO General Secretariat
    Lunch26 September 2016; 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Restaurant Ocre (Floor 3), Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, WAITRO Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat, Keynote Speakers
    18th Regional Focal Points and Board of Directors WAITRO26 September 2016; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Meeting Room Milla de Oro (Piso 2),Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, WAITRO Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat
    Dinner26 September 2016; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Terrace (Floor 3),Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, WAITRO Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat, Keynote Speakers
Waitro programacion día 1

Tuesday 27th of September, 2016 – COMMENCEMENT

  • Event

    Date and TimeSite

    Participants

    Bilateral Meetings27 September 2016; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.VIP Meeting Room (Floor 1), Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro. Private meetings between Sponsors, WAITRO y Keynote Speakers
     Presentation of Finalists Proposals Fraunhofer for Development 27 September 2016; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.* * Each finalist will have of 10 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of questions from the audienceMeeting Room Estelar (Floor 2), Hotel Estelar Milla de OroRepresentatives Finalists (They wait at Meeting Room Milla de Oro, Floor 2), Fraunhofer, CAF, IADB, UNIDO, UNESCO, WAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat
    Lunch27 September 2016; 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Restaurant Ocre (Floor 3),Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat, Keynote Speakers
    Meeting INNO4SD and WAITRO27 September 2016; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Meeting Room Estelar (Floor 2), Hotel Estelar Milla de OroINNO4SD, WAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat
    Presentation of Finalists Proposals WAITRO Innovation Award27 September 2016; 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.* * Each of the six (6) finalists finalist will have of 10 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of questions from the Jury (Board of Directors and WAITRO General Secretariat)Meeting Room Estelar (Floor 2), Hotel Estelar Milla de OroRepresentatives Finalists (They wait at Meeting Room Milla de Oro, Floor 2), WAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, WAITRO General Secretariat, Award Secretariat (CIDET)
    Congress Welcome Reception (Cocktail)27 September 2016; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Terrace (Floor 3),Hotel Estelar Milla de OroWAITRO Board of Directors 2015-2016, Regional Focal Points, WAITRO General Secretariat, Inscribed assistants, CIDET Directive Committee, Keynote Speakers
Companions are welcome to Congress Welcome Reception (Cocktail). The Congress registration fee will increase by USD$ 25 – COP$ 75.000 per companion. When registering for this activity, please make sure you give the correct details of your companions. If you are not able to do so, please send an e-mail to Rubén Dario Cruz (rcruz@waitro.co) with the information regarding the number of people who will be accompanying you.
Waitro programacion día 1

Wednesday 28th of September, 2016* (First day of the Congress)

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR INNOVATION

Time

Topic

7:30 – 8:00Transportation3 from Hotel Milla de Oro to La Enseñanza Auditorium(Lobby Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro)
7:30 – 8:30Registration (Hall La Enseñanza Auditorium)
8:30 – 8:40Welcome, Carlos Ariel Naranjo, CIDET CEO (Host Congress)
8:40 – 8:50Opening Remarks, Prof. Charles Kwesiga (Uganda), WAITRO President
8:50 – 9:10RTOs and Sustainable Development Lidia Brito (Mozambique), UNESCO, Director of Regional Bureau for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean
9:10 – 9:30RTOs and Industrial Development Bernardo Calzadilla (Bolivia), UNIDO, Director Trade, Investment and Innovation
9:30 – 9:50Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Innovation in America: A Path to Prosperity Alejandra Botero (Colombia), CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, Principal Officer, Public Policy and Competitiveness,
9:50 – 10:20Coffee Break (La Enseñanza Audotorium Hall)
10:20 – 11:00*Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to Forge New and Stronger Innovation Paths Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann (Dinamarca), DTI – Danish Institute of Technology, Director of Centre for Ideas and Growth
11:00 – 11:40*PPPs in Europe for the Digitization of the Manufacturing Industry Govert Gijsbers (Países Bajos), TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), Senior Researcher of the Innovation Policy and Strategy Group
11:40 – 12:20*Particularities of PPPs in Developing Economies Umar B. Bindir (Nigeria), Adamawa State, Nigeria, Secretary to the State Government (SSG)
12:20 – 14:00Lunch (Low Level La Enseñanza Auditorium)
14:00 – 14:40*PPPs and Inclusive Innovation Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar (India), CEO of Global Research Alliance (http://www.theglobalresearchalliance.org)
14:40 – 15:40Dialogue between High Officer of World/Multilateral Institutions: “Innovation: Fueled by Government or Firms?” Moderator: Lidia Brito (UNESCO)Panelists: Bernardo Calzadilla (UNIDO), Ana M. Botero (CAF), Yaneth Giha (COLCIENCIAS), Rosario Córdoba (CPC)14:40 to 15:00 | Transportation from la Enseñanza Auditorium to Hotel Milla de Oro (Only for Workshop attendants)
15:00 – 18:00 | Private Workshop: “Key Elements for an Effective Innovation Policy” Meeting Room Estelar, Hotel Milla de Oro (Evento Privado)Facilitator: Carlos Montalvo (Alemania), Strategy & Policy Research Group, TNOAttendants (Patronage or Sponsors Invitation):DNPCOLCIENCIASINNPULSAMCITPTPRuta NSecretaría de Desarrollo Económico del Municipio MedellínSecretaría de Productividad y Competitividad del Departamento de AntioquiaMinisterio Consejero de Gobierno y Sector PrivadoAlta Consejería para la Competitividad e Innovación, etc.
15:40 – 16:10 Coffee Break(La Enseñanza Auditorio Hall)
16:10 – 17:40 Discussion Panel: “What are (and how to overcome) the challenges that RTOs are facing to be the key instrument for the innovation PPPs considering current necessities of industry and society?” Moderator: Rohani Hashim (WAITRO)Panelists:– DTI (Europa): Davit Tveit– TISTR (Asia): Luxsamee Plangsangmas– RSS (MENA): HRH Princess Sumaya– RMRDC (Africa): Zainab Hammanga– VÉRTICE (Colombia): María T. Cadena– RED (Colombia): Luz E. Castrillón
17:40 – 18:00 Transportation from La Enseñanza Auditorium to Hotel Milla de Oro
19:00Transportation from Hotel Milla de Oro to Restaurant Angus Brangus
19:30 – 21:00Congress Dinner, Restaurant Angus Brangus4.
* 30 minutes presentations plus 10 minutes for questions from the audience. 

Companions are welcome to attend the Congress Dinner. The registration fee will
increase by USD$ 55 – COP$ 165.000 per companion. When registering for this activity, please make sure you give the correct details of your companions. If you are not able to do so, please send an e-mail to Rubén Dario Cruz (rcruz@waitro.co) with the information regarding the number of people who will be accompanying you. 

  • Click here to download the PDF version of the program.
Waitro programacion día 1

Thursday 29th of September, 2016 (Second day of the Congress)

INNOVATING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RTOs

Time

Topic

8:15 to 8:45Transportation from Hotel Milla de Oro to La Enseñanza Auditorium(Lobby Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro
9:00 – 9:10Opening Session, Rubén D. Cruz, CINO of CIDET (Host Congress)
9:10 – 9:40*The future of RTOs and Business R&D Units: a few likely scenarios Jos Leijten, Senior Policy Advisor, Join Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP)
9:40 – 10:10*RTOs as governmental instrumentally to develop innovation capabilities in private firms: The Experience of SIRIM in Malaysia. Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman of SIRIM-Berhad, Malaysia
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break(La Enseñanza Auditorium Hall)10:20 – 10:40 |Transportation3 from la Enseñanza Auditorium to Hotel Milla de Oro (Only for CEOs Roundtable attendants)
10:40 – 11:10*Impact Assessment of STI Policies on a Basis of Systematically Collected Innovation Data Torsti Loikkanen, VTT (Finland)10:40 – 12:40 |CEOs Roundtable: “Best Practices for the Management of RTO and R&D Units” Meeting Room Estelar A, Hotel Milla de Oro (Private Event)Facilitators:David Grier, Innovation Saskatchewan (Canada)Moses Mengu, DTI (Dinamarca)Attendants:CEOS of RTOs and R&D Units
11:10 – 11:40*Experience of EPRI in the American Innovation System María Martín, EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), USA
11:40 – 12:50Success Stories about Public-Private Innovation Alliances in Colombia, Latin America & Worldwide
12:40 – 12:50Transportation from Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro to la Enseñanza Auditorium (Only for attendants CEOs Roundtable)
12:50 – 14:00Lunch (Low Level La Enseñanza Auditorium)
14:00 – 15:00WAITRO Innovation Award Ceremony and Business Matchmaking Results (Fraunhofer for Development)
15:00 – 15:15Closure President of WAITRO, Prof. Charles Kwesiga (Uganda)
15:15 – 15:45Coffee Break (La Enseñanza Auditorium Hall2)
15:45 – 16:00Transportation3 from La Enseñanza Auditorium to Hotel Milla de Oro
16:00 – 19:00WAITRO General Assembly (La Enseñanza Auditorium)
19:00Transportation3 from La Enseñanza Auditorium to Hotel Milla de Oro
* 20 minutes presentations plus 10 minutes for questions from the audience.
  • Click here to download the PDF version of the program.
Waitro programacion día 1

Friday 30th of September, 2016

  • Optional Sightseeing Tour, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Parque Arví.
  • Networking Visits: Energy, Water and Waste (Private Event), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 m., Empresas Públicas de Medellín. Carrera 58 #42-125, Medellín, Colombia. WAZE: https://waze.to/lr/hd34780vxu | GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/vBwBKPcF4sL2.
  • City Tour (Exclusive of the EPM Networking Visits Attendees), 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Transportation will pick up attendees at the specified time at the Congress hotel lobby. Due to the program for the day, the bus cannot not wait for late comers

Waitro programacion día 1

Saturday 1st of October, 2016

  • Optional Sightseeing Tour, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Parque Arví.
  • Optional Shopping Tour, 9:00 a.m to 12:00 m.

Transportation will pick up attendees at the specified time at the Congress hotel lobby. Due to the program for the day, the Bus cannot not wait for late comers

Host

CIDET - Congreso WAITRO Medellín 2016

Partners