19:00 – Morning
This event is free to attend and open for students and youth between 16 to 26.
It intends to inspire and motivate you to become active participants 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 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 at Sciacca in St. Julian’s.
08:00 – 09:00
Speeches start at 0900 sharp.
09:00 – 09:15
Smart Studios Founder & CEO welcomes you to the Malta Innovation Summit.
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
Dr. Joseph Muscat will give us his views of the importance to innovate on all fronts, on a international and national level, at a corporate and startup level and on a person level too.
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, 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
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.
11:40 – 11:55
Patrick Child, the Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission shares with us how the European Commission is pushing research and innovation in various industries through various channels.
11:55 – 12:35
Marc Buckley and Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord share with us their view of a world where citizens have an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries through impactul projects in sustainable food and agriculture.
12:35 – 12:50
Malta has the potential to be the world’s first quantum island. 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 – 13:45
Yeah, we knew what you were thinking.
13:45 – 14:15
What’s the role of the CEO in innovating a business, its processes and its business model? Can a CEO shape the culture of a company?
14:15 – 14:30
Jonathan Mizzi, founder of award-winning international architecture and design practice Mizzi Studio, will share his approach to enhancing the physical world through a fusion of traditional craft, parametric design and the latest digital techniques.
14:30 – 14:45
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.
14:45 – 15:45
Your turn to get your hand dirty. We’re 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
Panel Discussion & Open Floor
What innovation is blockchain actually bringing about? Practical examples.
16:15 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:15
Activity of VCs, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, and crowdfunding around startups is increasing both in Malta and globally.
A country like Malta can only sustain successful startups if it 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 – 17:50
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”.
17:50 – 18:00
Johan Zammit, Founder & CEO of Smart Studios wraps up the day.
18:00 – 19:30
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.