08:00 – 08:45
08:45 – 09:00
NetRefer’s CEO welcomes you to the Malta Innovation Summit.
Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, Financial Services & Innovation, addresses the summit.
09:00 – 09:30
As companies grow, they tend to become slower and less innovative. Janet will shine the light on how established businesses can become lean, innovative and fast.
09:30 – 10:00
Globally; innovators, entrepreneurs and marketers are constantly trying to validate the impact of their activities. How can these stakeholders create value through their business models by innovating?
10:00 – 10:15
We all know there is funding available for start-ups, but what are the options for SMEs?
10:15 – 10:50
Explore the Innovation Café, where our carefully selected exhibitors will showcase skills and services that aid directly in keeping up an innovative momentum. Enjoy a cuppa’ and learn about each technique, or linger on your favourites.
10:50 – 11:00
Edward de Bono is one of the pioneers of Brain Training. In 1967 he invented the world famous Lateral Thinking technique. He is a proponent of the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has dedicated his life to help people from around the world improve their thinking abilities and creativity skills.
11:00 – 11:10
A vision for the future of Malta as the Innovation Hub of the Mediterranean.
11:10 – 11:20
How does Malta compare with other European countries on the matter of innovation?
11:20 – 11:55
Malta is a small island nation that had to reinvent itself several times to survive over the centuries. In the last 30 year we made strides ahead. We have a healthy economy boasted by iGaming, Financial Services and Tourism. Does this mean we are getting it right in innovating?
11:55 – 12:15
For those of you, that like Jackey Backman, see puzzles instead of problems; innovative leadership thinking, from a human capital perspective is going to blow your minds with it’s simplicity and clear the path to whatever new worlds you’re discovering.
12:15 – 12:20
The minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business addresses the summit.
12:20 – 13:20
Yeah, we knew what you were thinking.
13:20 – 13:30
Announcing the prize winner.
13:30 – 15:15
Getting your hands dirty.
15:15 – 16:00
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are the hottest topic in disruptive technologies. Malta has just launched a draft national blockchain strategy.
We’ll remove the hype and discuss what are the real opportunities with blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are.
16:00 – 16:05
Discover who won the InnoChallenge.
16:05 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:15
Activity of VCs, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, and crowdfunding is increasing on the island. The success that we have seen in recent years will only be sustained if Malta manages to nurture an eco-system where startups find both the funding and the mentoring to take their ideas to market.
We are not at the levels of Tel Aviv, Berlin, London, Silicon Valley. Nor are we at the levels of Tallinn in Estonia, which it is said to produce more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe. What do these cities have that Malta is missing to make it on the global startup scene?
17:15 – 17:30
A look at what approaches have been tried and tested with successful results.
17:30 – 17:45
Wrapping up the talks.
17:45 – 19:00
Have a drink on us while you network with all the other innovation stakeholders. Make new contacts and learn their ways of approaching innovation in their own lives and organisations.