Smarter Region - International Conference and Brokerage Event 2017

Intelligent technologies for citizens

Thursday, 5. 10. 2017  09:00
Ostrava, Nová aula

Smarter Region - International Conference and Brokerage Event 2017

We have a great pleasure to invite you to Smarter Region - International Conference and Brokerage Event 2017 which will take place on 5th October 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The networking event will target a wide range of companies, universities and researchers from all over Europe interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration. 

The event is designed especially to Entrepreneurs and Researchers who are looking for partners particularly in sectors: 

  • Smart Digital technologies, IT, Communication technologies
  • Smart Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Smart Energy and Sustainability
  • Smart Environment
  • Smart Construction and Smart Living
  • Smart People
  • Smart Governance
  • Smart Innovation, planning and new technology


For registration use this link:

Registration and submission of organization´s profile till 26th September 2017, 12:00 p.m. 


The networking event consists of:

International Conference Smarter Region – conference about new trends in the area of „Smart cities“, opportunities and challenges in the area „Internet of Things“, telemedicine etc. You will be informed not only by Czech experts in these topics but also by experts from Japan or Sweden. 

Guided tours to the research centers

  • IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre 
  • Nanotechnology Centre 
  • Institute of Environmental Technologies 
  • ENET Centre 
  • Energy Research Centre

Pre-scheduled bilateral meetings (B2B meetings) - introduce your inovative ideas and technologies and meet with potential project or business partners. There is a possibility to meet a lot of partners from various branches of business during these B2B meetings, everything in only one day. You can expect huge amount of companies, universities, and research workers from all over Europe, that are interested in sharing their project experiences and ideas and are looking for cooperation. Participants register on the event pages and select meetings according to their preferences. One meeting lasts 20 minutes and the meeting is in English.

The Conference will be held in Czech with simultaneous translation into English for foreign visitors. Guided tours as well as B2B meetings will be held in English.

Participation is free of charge.

The project „The Office of International Research and Mobility Support in the Moravian-Silesian Region“, registration number  LE14009 is co-financed by the Ministry od Education, Youth and Sports inthe Czech Republic.

The project "Excellence in Technology Transfer at VSB-Technical University of Ostrava", registration number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_014/0000648 is co-financed by the European Union.


Hiroaki Nishi

Hiroaki Nishi is a professor of Keio University and Visiting Professor of National Institute of Informatics.
He is also former researcher of Real World Computing Partnership and the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. The main theme of his current research is in building of the total network system including development of hardware and software architecture. He is also a leader of Smart City Project of UDCMi. He was a chair of number of Smart Community Implementation Committee in various cities (Kawasaki City, Nasushiobara City, Saitama City). He is a sub-chief editor of Smart Grid News Letter of Impress Co. Ltd, and he published several books about the standards and his conducted demonstrations.

Lennart Svensson

Since 2006 Lennart Svensson has been responsible for the process to develop an International Innovation Strategy for Skåne. He has participated in the development of new methods for incubation, new business centres and a number of new cluster initiatives as Mobile Heights, Training Regions, Media Evolution and Pack Bridge. Between 2009 and 2011 he has, together with the actors, developed new systemic management environments as the Research and Innovation Council (FIRS) and a Soundingboard Innovation (SBI). During the last years Lennart Svensson has been engaged in the development of a new cluster strategy focusing on open innovation and platforms. In 2013 he was appointed as Chairperson of the European Forum for Clusters in Emerging Industries (EFCEI). Since the beginning of 2016 he act as a senior strategist in the strategic areas, Smart Material and Personalized Health.

Miroslav Vozňák

Miroslav Vozňák is a professor of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FEECS) VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava and since 2013 he has been leading the Department of Telecommunications in position of department chair at FEECS. His research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies is focused on Computer networks, Next Generation Networks, IP telephony, Wireless Networks, Speech quality, Quality of services, Security in networks, Internet of Things, BigData analysis and knowledge datamining in mobile networks.

He is also an IEEE Senior Member of Communications Chapter and BigData Community and a member of editorial boards of several journals. He is an author or co-author of more than 400 publications and results indexed in Czech national database of Research, Development and Innovations, a single author of more than 80 of them.

Karel Sokanský

Karel Sokanský is a professor of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FEECS). His focus is in the field of Electrical power engineering and Lighting technology – he is a member of international committee LUX EUROPE, a member of national committee CIE CNK, a member of editorial boards of several magazines. He is one of the Czech leading personalities in the field of lighting technologies and also a judge advocate in the field od Electrical Engineering. Since 1980 he is regularly a member of the final state examination committees at VŠB –Technical university of Ostrava, since 1991 also at universities in Brno and Plzeň.

Stanislav Mišák

Stanislav Mišák is a professor of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FEECS) VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava and since 2015 he has been leading ENET Centre – Energy Units for Utilization of non Traditional Energy Sources. The focus of his research is the efficient use of renewable energy sources, technology for SMART GRID Systems and diagnistics of energy equipment, especially High Voltage. He is a legate of the Czech Republic for the Strategy SET Plan (Sherpa – European Community Steering Group for the SET-Plan, Wind-Solar Energy, GRID Systems). Since 2004 he is the Head of the Electrical Equipment Diagnostic Expert Group, Association of Technical Diagnostics of the Czech Republic. He is the author of 5 national licensed patents, 1 European patent and dozens of improvement proposals. His research was published in more than 400 journals, scientific articles and international conferences.

Radim Malinowski

Radim Malinowski is a founder and a Managing Director of company named ACRIOS Systems s.r.o. The company is specialized in the development of sensors within IoT. It was established as a start-up company supported by Green Light acceleration programme in which he took 1st place. In the beginning his team was developing various sensors based upon LoRa technology which is used in current projects. At present ACRIOS Systems s.r.o. seeks for cooperation with new business partners for testing and further products development or any other type of collaboration.

Josef Vávra

Josef Vávra is a CEO of Smart Heating Technology, s.r.o., the company which is focused on development of smart boilers. The smart boilers enable the transformation of biomass into energy with high efficiency of burning up to 96% with low emissions production. They are suitable for heating civic facilities, buildings, agricultural buildings, residential buildings and industrial buildings, etc. Other portfolio of company products includes mobile boiler rooms, fuel storage units, hydraulic doors and a full range of accessories.
The company offer their clients complete service including „plug&play“ service - the complete delivery and installation within couple of hours, 1day at latest and special designed container according to clients requirements. Among the most important clients of Smart Heating Technology belongs the French petroleum company Total.

Norbert Schellong

Norbert Schellong is a statutory director of the Institute of the development and clinical applications, z.ú. He graduated from the Slovak Medical University (Master of Public Health) and from the Technical University in Ostrava (Economics and management). He acted as a CEO of public company Spolocne zdravotnictvo, a.s. and was also active as an advisor of the Czech Minister of health.
The Institute of the development and clinical applications, z.ú. carries on the telemedical services within the National Supervising Centre. The telemedical services monitor the physiological functions of patients remotely. The measured data are sent by Bluetooth to the National Supervising Centre. The development of telemedicine enables the patient´s homecare and thanks to that more beds in the hospitals are available.


Thursday, 5. 10. 2017

Welcome speech
09:00 09:15
— Ivo Vondrák, Václav Snášel, Jan Březina
Smart Region and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – differences and synergies
09:15 09:30
— Jakub Unucka
Implementation of the Smart City Concept in Japan
09:30 09:45
— Hiroaki Nishi
Smart Region Skane, Sweden - current state and development perspectives
09:45 10:00
— Lennart Svensson
The internet of things - a new dimension for services to citizens
10:00 10:10
— Miroslav Vozňák
Remote-controlled public lighting BroadbandLIGHT
10:10 10:20
— Karel Sokanský
Energy-independent housing in symbiosis with electromobility
10:20 10:30
— Stanislav Mišák
Coffee break
10:30 10:40
Internet of Things and recent solution development
10:40 10:50
— Radim Malinowski
Clean mobile boiler room for biomass - environmental benefits
10:50 11:00
— Josef Vávra
Telemedicine - surveillance in the comfort of home
11:00 11:10
— Norbert Schellong
Presentation of the winning projects of the contest for best smart solutions in the Region for 2017
11:10 11:50
Summary, conclusions
11:50 12:00
Lunch Break
12:00 13:30
Guided tours to the research centers
12:00 13:00

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre - already full
Nanotechnology Centre - already full
Institute of Environmental Technologies - already full
ENET Centre
Energy Research Center

Pre-scheduled bilateral meetings (B2B meetings)
13:30 16:30

For B2B meetings register on:




The venue:

Nová aula

17. listopadu
708 00 Ostrava