18:00 – Morning
This event is free to attend. This hackaton intends to inspire and motivate you to become an active participant in shaping the way we do things based on an understanding of what innovation is and how innovation is challenging today’s status quo!
14:00 – 17:00
A set of innovation workshops will be held at Malta Life Sciences Park in preparation for next day.
Startup Pitching Training for the startups taking part in the InnoChallenge.
Lean Canvas in action. Learn how to use it.
19:00 – 22:00
Networking dinner for distinguished guests, speakers, sponsors and VIP ticket holders.
08:00 – 09:00
Speeches start at 0900 sharp.
09:00 – 09:15
Smart Studios Founder & CEO welcomes you to the Malta Innovation Summit 2018.
Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, Financial Services & Innovation addresses the summit.
09:15 – 09:50
In a fast-paced and conversational keynote Cris Beswick will explore the challenges of building the holy grail of competitive advantage and even business survival; a culture of innovation and why he doesn’t think culture eats strategy for breakfast but that strategy, leadership & culture should eat breakfast together.
09:50 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:35
The world changes from a flat 2D-World to a disruptive 3D-World. Organisations need to embrace ‘Business Innovation powered by Culture Innovation’ by breaking the ‘Power Defect’! During this session by Jeff Staes, the Power Defect and Red Monkeys will disrupt your brain.
10:35 – 11:10
Did you know that creative people are often dishonest, unloved in the workplace and their ideas equated with suffering? It’s true. Creativity has a nasty, dark side. But, if you understand it, you can exploit it in your innovation initiative. Jeffrey Baumgartner explains.
11:10 – 11:40
11:40 – 11:55
Patrick Child, the Deputy Director General at DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will share with us the changing dynamics of today’s innovation and how the European Commission can support Malta’s efforts to develop and strengthen its own innovation model.
11:55 – 12:35
Humanity is facing grand challenges in health and nutrition. Marc Buckley and Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE share with us their views of a world where disruptive tech innovations help citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle within planetary boundaries and where mega challenges can be turned into opportunities for prosperity and societal progress.
12:35 – 12:50
Malta has the potential to be the world’s first quantum island. Dr. André Xuereb will make the case for seizing this opportunity of a lifetime, turning us into pioneers of quantum technology. Turning the spotlight on innovation, André will discuss how fundamental science plants the seeds for completely new technologies.
12:50 – 12:55
Dr. Chris Cardona, Minister For The Economy, Investment and Small Business addresses the summit.
12:55 – 13:50
Yeah, we knew what you were thinking.
13:50 – 14:20
What’s the role of the CEO and top management in innovating a business, its processes and its business model? Can a CEO shape the culture of a company? If so, how can he/she do that?
14:20 – 14:35
Jonathan Mizzi, founder of award-winning international architecture and design practice Mizzi Studio, will share his innovative approach to enhancing the physical world through biomimicry and a fusion of traditional craft and the latest digital techniques.
14:35 – 15:45
Your turn to get your hands dirty. Anamaria Magri Pantea & Dr. Stefan Buttigieg will be evolving the Design Thinking exercise we did last year in a fun hand-on innovation workshop where you are the main actor.
15:45 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:30
Marc Anthony Azzopardi will share with us how he and his team of engineers are building a satellite out of Malta and what is his vision of how, through innovative ways, a tiny country like Malta can become a player in the rapidly evolving space industry.
16:30 – 17:00
Panel Discussion & Open Floor
What innovation is blockchain actually bringing about? Practical examples.
17:00 – 17:55
A shortlisted group of innovative startups and initiatives will compete for the “Best Innovation Award”. The InnoChallenge opens the stage to 6 pitches of 6 minutes each. Voting from a jury will choose the winner while the attendees will have the opportunity to choose the winner of the “People’s Choice Award”.
17:55 – 18:00
Johan Zammit, Founder & CEO of Smart Studios wraps up MIS2018 and sets the stage for MIS2019.
18:00 – 19:30