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Events, 2021

Opening of Vidzeme Innovation Week 2021
Tiešraide innovation.vidzeme.lv
10:00 - 13:00
During the opening event of Vidzeme Innovation Week 2021, you will hear practical experience stories of professionals and entrepreneurs on how to continue development even in challenging conditions. The opening event aims to inspire the participants to see opportunities for innovation and creative solutions, as well as to introduce practical tools for systematic and well-thought-out idea management in companies and organizations.
Bioeconomy Games at Schools, in Work Teams and with Friends
Tiešsaistē
14:00 - 16:00
For teachers, work teams and all those who are interested in bioeconomy. We will show, discuss and share various activities and games that can and should be used to stimulate interest and raise awareness of the goals of sustainable development and bioeconomy. Games and activities are suitable for classes at schools, as well as for cohesive, social events and activities in work teams and with friends.
THELAB CĒSIS Open Days
Tiešsaistē
10:00 - 12:00
This is the third year in a row that RTU Cēsis Study and Science Centre has provided you with the opportunity to take a closer look at theLAB Cēsis. On 23 February, theLAB Cēsis will be awaiting groups of schoolchildren, and on 24 February there is a chance for anyone interested to join in for an online visit.
Setting a new direction towards smart and collaborative innovation in the Baltic Sea Region
Tiešsaistes platforma Zoom
10:00 - 15:00
When elaborating local strategies, development plans and policies, it is also important to take into account macro-regional priorities and sectoral trends, thus accelerating local development. The knowledge gained at the International Conference "Setting a new direction towards smart and collaborative innovation in the Baltic Sea Region" will be of particular value to national and regional authorities, research institutions, business support organizations and associations.
Information event: Insight into the Framework Programme HORIZON EUROPE
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
11:00 - 12:30
Seminar aimed at potential applicants for Horizon Europe project tenders
Smart Municipalities: Opportunities and Challenges
Tiešsaistē
13:00 - 15:20
Within the new EU funding period, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (MEPRD) will implement Smart Municipalities, a new activity, which will provide an opportunity for municipalities to become customers and users of innovations, streamlining and modernizing their services in new and innovative ways. Regional and global development challenges such as declining population, a low share of innovative companies in the regions, the “ageing” of the existing municipal services, high costs of municipal services and the challenges caused by climate change call for new ways for municipalities to become more efficient, modern and responsive to the various needs of the population.
Conference: Densely Populated Areas
Teams tiešsaistes platforma
10:00 - 11:40
Two years ago, the Central Statistical Bureau started publishing data on densely populated areas, which are becoming increasingly popular for use among various professionals. This conference explains the concept of densely populated areas and the opportunities for their use. You will also see an experience story of how Mārupe Municipality uses these areas in water management as well as get to know the tools available online.
SHOULD RECREATION IN A LANDSCAPED AND DEVELOPED NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE
Tiešraide innovation.vidzeme.lv
10:00 - 12:00
We will discuss a highly topical issue at the moment – the sustainable management of nature trails and natural heritage sites. Should entrance fees be introduced for public landscaped nature trails? What are the possible management mechanisms? Is there a need for innovation in tourism management?
THELAB CĒSIS Open Days
Tiešsaistē
10:00 - 12:00
This is the third year in a row that RTU Cēsis Study and Science Centre has provided you with the opportunity to take a closer look at theLAB Cēsis. On 23 February, theLAB Cēsis will be awaiting groups of schoolchildren, and on 24 February there is a chance for anyone interested to join in for an online visit.
Opening of Kickstart Digitalization Training for Vidzeme Food Producers
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
10:00 - 16:00
The Latvian IT Cluster in cooperation with the Cēsis Digital Centre invites Vidzeme food producers to participate in Kickstart, a 3* day practical digitization training, which is designed to provide inspiration and insight into the possibilities offered by digitization.
10 Types of Innovation in Business
Tiešsaistē
15:00 - 16:00
We live in a highly changing world, where innovation is often the only way for a company to succeed in the long run. As part of Vidzeme Innovation Week 2021, Valmiera City Council in cooperation with Valmiera Development Agency is organizing an informative online seminar for entrepreneurs, where anyone interested will be able to learn more than 10 types of innovations, which may help to improve their business. The seminar will feature a number of vivid experience stories from entrepreneurs in various industries who have introduced innovations with the support of the program ZILE. The event is aimed at both current and future entrepreneurs, as well as at anyone who is interested in innovation.
Opening Ceremony of the LIAA Madona Business Incubator’s Support Unit in Gulbene
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
15:00 - 18:00
Online opening ceremony of the LIAA Madona Business Incubator’s Support Unit in Gulbene. Those who take part the event will have the opportunity to see the new premises, meet the employees and learn about the options that this support unit will offer to new entrepreneurs.
CHANGES IN TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRES AND SOLUTIONS FOR LOCAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT IN THE FUTURE
Tiešraide youtube
09:00 - 09:45
Increasing digitization and changes in the tourism information space and usage patterns are affecting the traditional operations of tourism information centres maintained by municipalities. On-site information services are becoming more and more exclusive. At the same time, the local destination management trends are also changing, outlining the growing role of entrepreneurs, decentralization of destination strategies, more active networking and targeted monitoring of performance indicators.
A 21st Century Approach to Improving Public Services
Tiešsaistē
09:30 - 10:15
Innovative methods of solving problems can and should be used in public services. This is demonstrated by the experience of the State Chancellery’s Innovation Laboratory: the use of innovative approach to solving issues transforms the ways of cooperation between the public administration and the non-governmental, private sector and the population on the one side and the resulting outcome on the other side, because the best solution for the population is found. We invite you to join the experience exchange discussion, during which we will tell you: why we solved the challenges of the Ministry of Welfare initiative “Improvement of Support System for Children with Disabilities and Their Families” in a “sprint” .
Digital BRUNCH /Education and Innovation/
Tiešsaistē
09:30 - 12:00
During Vidzeme Innovation Week, RTU Cēsis Study and Science Centre invites those interested to join in the event Digital BRUNCH /Education and Innovation/. Everyone will have the opportunity to listen to a recording of the discussion on How Education is Transforming along with New Innovation and Challenging Conditions of Today.
Demo Day of Valmiera Co-creation Workshop Space DARE
Tiešsaistē
10:00 - 11:30
An unprecedented opportunity for everyone interested to have a look at the Co-creation Workshop Space DARE remotely!We offer an interactive online digital tour to introduce the audience to the day-to-day work process, premises and equipment of Valmiera Co-creation Workshop Space DARE. We will provide an insight into the areas of DARE activities and a more detailed overview of the available equipment and services for those who want to work creatively.
Startup3 Innovation Pitch Challenge
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
11:00 - 13:00
What do investors expect from pitches that are presented in a changing virtual environment? The Startup3 Innovation Pitch Challenge invites start-ups to join a meetup where we will discuss best practices and tips on what should be avoided when creating a digital pitch.
Towards Smart Heat
Zoom tiešsaistes platforma
11:00 - 14:00
Informative seminar within the Estonian-Latvian cross-border cooperation project Smart Living on energy efficient heat supply to households.
SPEED CONSULTING
ZOOM platformā
13:00 - 15:00
1:1 Speed Consulting for entrepreneurs: 20 minutes of intensive conversations over the ZOOM platform with a representative/expert of the selected business support organizations to receive answers to important questions for boosting development.
Idea Fitness
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
15:00 - 18:00
Everyone who embraces the spirit of innovation is welcome to join in the event Idea Fitness. The program of the event includes creative activities both on an individual basis and in teams as well as motivating experience stories and surprises from Gulbene Municipality’s entrepreneurs.
Video Tour of the LIAA Madona Business Incubator’s Companies
ZOOM tiešsaistes platforma
16:00 - 18:00
Video Tour of the LIAA Madona Business Incubator’s Companies. During the event, we will virtually visit three entrepreneurs of the LIAA Madona Business Incubator at their production facilities.
LOOP GAME FOR A LOCAL LORE ENTHUSIAST
Novadpētnieks CILPO (LOOP GAME for a Local Lore Enthusiast), an engaging interactive cognitive game in nature, which combines active recreation with exploring Kocēni Municipality, is available from 26 February.
Workshop: Educational Games and Gamification for Companies
Tiešsaistes platforma ZOOM
10:00 - 12:00
Games are an alternative to tiring lectures, which can be used to introduce a product or teach difficult-to-understand concepts, and often the player is not even aware that he or she is playing a game. Participants will have a chance to find out what educational games and game elements can be used to train and motivate employees or clients, build their attitudes and guide them towards a specific action. During the workshop, everyone will have the opportunity to try their hand at creating a prototype of their game.
WEBINAR AND IDEA-BUILDING FORUM: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR GROWTH OF LOCATIONS
Tiešsaistes platforma ZOOM
10:00 - 14:00
Public participation as a mechanism of promoting good governance and innovation at the same time. The debate is still ongoing: how to implement it? How to involve the public, what forms of participation to use, how to activate strong communities or allow like-minded people to come together to represent common interests for shaping a strong and functioning living environment? Vidzeme Planning Region is hosting an informative webinar dedicated to these topics, as well as an idea-building workshop.
Workshop: The Power of Deep Listening in Communication of the State with the Population
Tiešsaistē
13:00 - 14:30
Have you ever noticed that you’re talking but are not heard? Or, on the contrary, you’re listening, but you realize that you do not hear! We invite you to participate in a challenging listening master class! It will be led by Inese Brokāne-Zarāne, Head of the State Chancellery’s Innovation Laboratory, and Agita Kalviņa, Head of the Latvian School of Public Administration.
Interactive Seminar: Innovation in Education as a Formula for an Effective E-lesson
Tiešsaistes platforma ZOOM
13:00 - 15:00
Innovations have entered the daily lives of many educators very rapidly over the past year, without asking for educators’ opinion or approval. How to navigate and find the most suitable educational technology in the world, feel confident and get positive emotions and results from it for yourself and the student? We will define the formula of an effective e-lesson and talk about different methods, educational technologies and online meeting etiquette, while listening to experience stories and professionals’ opinions.