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INPUT Program is pleased to announce its dedicated day at ITU Telecom World 2019 on September 11, bringing together change-makers and stakeholders from innovation and startup ecosystems from around the world.

INPUT Program is a high-priority government project financed by the EU, which was established in 2016 by the Hungarian Government with contributions from the EU Regional Development Fund. The Program aims to create and nurture internationally competitive Hungarian tech startups, and to facilitate the growth and transformation of the Hungarian startup ecosystem by encouraging entrepreneurs and helping them building sustainable ventures. The Program is supported by PwC Hungary, leveraging the company’s business development and technology expertise, as well as their global network.

For the second time after its success in 2015, the host country of the ICT sector’s premier conference and exhibition is Hungary. On this particular occasion, INPUT Program is taking this unique opportunity to include a one-day long program series at the Hungarian National Pavilion and in the high-level Forum summit.

The program starts with a roundtable discussion on the topic of innovative ideas in the traditional corporate environment moderated by the Communication Lead of Artificial Intelligence Coalition of Hungary, Levente Hörömpöli- Tóth, with participation of strong players from the ICT sector’s corporates and innovative startup ecosystem, such as Vodafone and Semmelweis University Technology Transfer Unit.

The first nationwide INPUT Startup Competition will provide an opportunity for the conference attendees to follow the exciting final event, where 5 teams will pitch their innovative solution, idea or technology to a professional international jury and audience.  The jury members are influential figures from the government, corporate executives and innovation sector stakeholders from all over the world, including Thore Vestby, the successful serial entrepreneur from Ichi Fund, China, or Brad Mix, Senior Director of Innovation Prince Edward Island, Canada.

As an excellent platform for reflecting the newest trends and initiating discussion on the core issues of the ICT sectors by public, private and research sectors experts, INPUT Program’s Forum session enables its international partners to share their high-level opinions in a panel discussion on the subject of ”Innovating together: Connecting Ecosystems”.  The discussion will be moderated by Ron Sege, the CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, while attendees will be able to learn more about the topic from panel members including Glendowlyn L.Tahmes from Indonesian CTNext, Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, and Robert Orr from Natural Products Canada. Further speakers such as Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Former Minister for Information Society and Public Administration in the Macedonian Government, and Mary Alcantara from MKB FintechLAB, will share their porfessional experiences with their fellow panel members.

At the  closing ceremony of the dedicated INPUT day at ITU Telecom World 2019, the first INPUT Startup Competition winner teams will be announced, and it will provide  an opportunity for the participants to interact in a more informal way and explore future cooperations possibilities.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity — join the dedicated INPUT Program day at ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest this September!

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