The event was opened by the President of the Žilina Self-Governing Region Erika Jurinová and the Mayor of Žilina Peter Fiabáne.
Our regional innovative guest was Tomáš Lodňan from the company Good Request, who talked about how they manage to achieve and set the growth of the company, how to scale, how to find talents, or why it is important to focus on foreign markets and not just stay in Slovakia.
In the panel discussion How the innovation ecosystem can help entrepreneurs to grow, the guests Róbert Mojsej (MIRRI), Vlastimil Kocián (Inovia) and Ján Pavlík (Žilina Self-Governing Region) met.
Mr Pavlík stressed the need to build local intellectual capital and to create attractive conditions for regional entrepreneurs so that regional cities could face competition from Bratislava or Košice.
Róbert Mojsej presented the possibilities of financing digitalization from the recently approved Operational Programme Slovakia or from the ongoing Recovery Plan and drew attention to the upcoming regional support centres, to which entrepreneurs will be able to turn.
Juraj Popovič from Hopero and Artur Bobovnický from Expandi 4.0 explained to the audience the motivations and background of the creation of EDIHs and presented the portfolio of their services. An important factor is that entrepreneurs can get expert training or advice on many technological, business and financial issues from EDIHs for free through the receipt of state aid.
Networking was also an integral part of the meeting, which enriched the participants with quality new contacts and meetings with experts from practice and experienced entrepreneurs. For upcoming events, please visit our Hopero website https://www.hopero.sk/eventy/