09. – 10.11.2017
Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship 2017
2 days / 20+ talks / 20+ speakers / 4 workshops

November 09th – 10th, Zagreb, Croatia
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Expert in innovation, business modeling and development, Norway

Barbara Salopek


Barbara Salopek was born and raised in Zagreb. After finishing her education at School of Economics in Zagreb and working for VIPnet, Portus and T-Mobile in Zagreb, she decided to pursue an international career. She finished two master degrees in Norway and for the last decade, she has been working with innovations, commercialization and star-up environment.

During this time, she has screened more than 200 innovative ideas from research institutions in Bergen. She wrote a dozen of applications for funding and helped in getting more than 20 million NOK in funding. She had the pleasure to write several business plans, where many of them resulted in a direct investment of several million NOK. The five biggest projects she has enjoyed leading or was in the leading team, had total value of circa 30 million NOK.


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Session: Creating the system where everyone is engaged in innovation –  Norway

Abstract:

Barbara will speak about innovation in Norway. She will present institutional mechanisms to boost innovation in Norway. After that she will focus is on how culture influences the innovative environment and what can we learn from Norway when it comes to culture.

Innovation isn’t just about the process, innovation funnel or innovative individual. It is a lot more about culture (and behavior) in an organization or society.  In line with that, Barbara will present some main cultural challenges when it comes to sparkling innovation in Croatia/Croatian firms.

Workshop: Strategic innovation via strategic experiments. How to do it.

Abstract:

In the world of technological exponential growth, the future is very unpredictable. Companies occasionally take risky strategical experiments in order to stay on the top of the competition game. Firms that truly are dedicated to strategic innovation cannot simply hope that a super talented individual will save the company. The company and the strategic experiment both need a strategic approach that includes these actions: Forget-Borrow-Learn.  What that means in practice it will be discussed at the workshop.



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Creating the system where everyone is engaged in innovation – Norway

Barbara will speak about innovation in Norway. She will present institutional mechanisms to boost innovation in Norway. After that she will focus is on how culture influences the innovative environment and what can we learn from Norway when it comes to culture.

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