Women in Innovation Baltic Sea Region

Conference "Women in Innovation for Sustainable and Gender Equal Growth in Baltic Sea Region" - discussion about the Winnet Model Concept in BSR and ways in which WRC:s could support women in the labour market.

Objective and messages

  • To present key messages of the Thematic Partnership Winnet BSR project „Women, innovation and sustainable growth in BRS”
  • To discuss how to ensure equalty of opportunities for women in the labour market in the context of Gender Equal and Sustainable economic growth
  • To further analyse the Winnet Model Concept in BSR and ways in which WRC:s could support women in tourism and creative sectors/ICT
  • To identify the next steps in developing the Winnet Center of Excellence® in the Baltic Sea Region as a Model for Policy oriented Research on gender and Sustainable growth

ProgrammeConference on Women in Innovation for Suistainable and Gender Equal Growth in Baltic Sea region, BSR-Program

09.00 Start and registration – coffee

09.30 Opening and Welcome, Professor Marzenna Weresa, Dean, Collegium of the World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics (TBC)

09.45 Presention of the Conference programme, dr. Ewa Rumińska-Zimny, IWF

10.00 Presentation of the Thematic Partnership, Winnet BSR project, Britt-Marie S Torstensson, coordinator, Winnet Sweden

10.15 Key note address: Danuta Hübner, MEP EU Parliament (TBC)

10.30 Winnet Center of Excellence® in EUBSR, a Model for Policy oriented Research on Gender and Development, dr. Marta Hozer-Koćmiel, Winnet Center of Excellence® in BSR

11.00 Panel 1: Women, innovation and entrepreneurship: what do we know from the WINNET Center of Excellence research

Moderator: dr. Marta Hozer-Koćmiel

Presentation: Results of the pilot survey of women entrepreneurs in tourism and creative industries, professor Ewa Lisowska, The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Discussion: Rasa Baliuleviciene, Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Center, Lithuania; Edyta Kocyk, SiDLY telemedicine, Poland; prof. Elisabeth Sundin, ICE project and University of Linköping, Sweden; Sirje Vallman, Association ETNA, Estonia

12.00 Coffee break

12.20 Participatory methods in to promote innovation, prof. Ewa Gunnarsson, Luleå University and Winnet Center of Excellence®, Sweden

12.40 A Winnet Model for Sustainable and Gender Equal Growth in the EU Baltic Sea Region, a method for change? Britt-Marie S Torstensson, Winnet Sweden

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Panel 2: A Winnet Model and implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and Europe 2020-2030

Moderator: dr. Ewa Rumińska-Zimny

Presentation: Sharing Economy, prof. Halina Brdulak, Warsaw School of Economic

Participation: Katarzyna Balashov, IKEA Poland, Petra Gräberg, Swedish Institute, Grażyna Jagodzińska, Poland, CBC Consortium; Jowita Michalska, FSCD, Poland

15.00 Panel 3: Building a Quadruple Helix Partnership in the Baltic Sea Region for Innovation, Gender for Growth

Moderator: Britt-Marie S Torstensson

Participation: Petra Gräberg, Swedish Institute, Lilia Kublickiene, Lithuanian Social Research Center, prof. Elisabeth Sundin, ICE project and University of Linköping, Joanna Szostek, BRISTLES, Poland

16.00 Summing up and next steps, coffee will be served

16.30 Closing remarks