List of Participants

Filippo Addarii

Co-founder and Managing Director of PlusValue

Dr Nevena Alexandrova-Stefanova

Agricultural Innovation Systems and Knowledge Sharing Officer, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, FAO

Zsolt Bertalan

CEO of Smart Future Lab Ltd.

László Péter Bíró

Research Professor, Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor Dr Vladimir Bužek

Leading Researcher, Research Center for Quantum Information, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences

H.E. Károly Dán

Permanent Representative of Hungary to the OSCE, the UN and Other International Organizations

Markus Dettenhofer, PhD

Executive Director of the Central European Institute of Technology

Péter Domokos

Research Professor at the Wigner Research Centre of Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

László Fésüs

Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Head ofthe Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at theUniversity of Debrecen

Michael Frank

Coordinator of the Smart City Initiative, Magyar Telekom

Dr Tamás Freund

Director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Mateusz Gaczynski

Deputy Director of the Department for Innovation and Development at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland

Dr Sydney Gales

Scientific Director, ELI-NP, Romania

Jitka Götzová

Director of the Food Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

Peter Holbrook

CEO of Social Enterprise, UK

Anna Horváth

Country Director of Nesst Hungary

Zoltán Horváth

Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University

Vazil Hudák

Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic

Beata Jaczewska

Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund, former Undersecretery of State, Ministry of the Environment of Poland

Dr Barnabás Jenes

Director General of the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Hungary

János B. Kocsis

Associate Professor at the Centre for Sociospatial Development Studies of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Szilvi Koleszár

Co-Founder and CEO of Skool Hungary

Éva Kondorosi

Research Professor at Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU) and Research Director at the Plant Science Institute of CNRS

Michael Kram

Director, Robert Bosch Ltd., Hungary

Jennifer C. Lai

Executive Architect, Watson Group, IBM New York

Lauri Lindstörm

Researcher, NATO CCD COE

Marek Matraszek

Founding Partner of CEC Government Relations, Warsaw, Poland

Professor Gérard Mourou

main propagator of the Extreme Light Infrastructure

Róbert Nagy

Head of IT Department at HungaroControl

Lucie Orgoníková

Deputy of Dr Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic

Marcin Ostasz

ETP4HPC Office Expert, European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing

Dr Károly Osvay

Research Technology Director, ELI-ALPS, Hungary

László Palkovics

State Secretary for Higher Education, Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary

Dirk Pilat

Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Richard A. Plunz

Director Urban Design Lab, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Ferenc Pongrácz

Business Development Executive, IBM Southeast Europe

Rob W. Postma

Sales Director, Intelligence Communications, Intelligence & Security, Airbus Defence and Space

William Ritchie

technician at the Dolly Project, embryologist at Roslin Embryology Limited

Dr Steffen Roth

Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Organization, ESCRennes School of Business

Zsolt Spéder

Director of the Demographic Research Institute, Central Statistical Office Hungary

Edward Stanoch

European Talent Practice Market Leader, Aon Hewitt

Peter Stracar

CEO for GE in Central and Eastern Europe

Árpád Szabó

Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Design, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Tom Szaky

Chief Executive Officer at TerraCycle

Gábor Szarvas

Director, Community Affairs, Environment, Health and Safety Directorate, Budapest Airport Zrt.

H.E. Réka Szemerkényi

Hungarian Ambassador to the USA, Washington DC

Wolfgang Teubner

Regional Managing Director, Europeof theInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

Milena Vicenova

International Cooperation Unit, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Professor Ivan Wilhelm

External Affairs Manager, ELI Beamlines