PODIM - 28th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PODIM 28th)

Venue: Hotel HABAKUK

Location: Maribor, Slovenia

Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 28, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 27, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 25, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2008
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Networking: meeting people, share experiences, search for joint development possibilities, develop trust and relationships is not a new phenomena. People, especially in business, have always networked. What have really changed are needs, tools, ways and means of connecting people and companies. Global competition does not allow for self-sufficiency. Knowledge based companies are particularly dependent on cooperation and exchange of ideas and networking has become an important skill not only to facilitate more successful deal-making but also to contribute to and support the innovation capabilities of companies. 21st century innovators are not to be searched for in the solitude of their workrooms but in networks and interactive models of open source innovation. The best entrepreneurs are masters of networking.

Some of the issues that 28th PODIM will address:

- Networking experience
- Participation in social networks and business advantage
- The importance of networking for acquiring funds and knowledge in European Research Area
- Web-based social networks: fashion trend or serious business need
- Importance of networking and social capital in knowledge society
- Networking and intellectual property rights
- Basic features of effective networking and most common mistakes
- Trust and networking
- Importance of networking for career development, searching for opportunities and deal-making
- Networking and open source innovation
- Networking tools
- Open and closed networks
- Networking in strategic alliances
- Science parks networks as a tool for globalization of technology based companies
- Business value of social networks
- Future of networks
- Investing in personal and business networks


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Additional Information

Participation fee: Participation fee for the conference amounts to 480 EUR (VAT included). The participation fee covers the participation at the conference, collection of conference papers, two lunches, refreshments between sessions and the dinner. The participation fee does not cover the accommodation. Pre-registration: If the registration and payment will be made by 29th of February, the registration fee is reduced for 20% and amounts to 384 EUR. (VAT included). Discounts I. For Students Participation fee for students amounts to 120 EUR (VAT included). II. For participants from non EU member coutrys Participation fee for the participants who are coming from countrys outside EU amouts to 280 EUR (VAT included). III. Participation whose papers are accepted Participation fee for the participants whose papers are accepted and presented will be reduced to 240 EUR (VAT included) and has to be paid by March 5th, or the papers will not be included in the program. IV. Participation fee for the second day of the Conference only The registration fee for the second day of the Conference amounts to 180 EUR (VAT included). Ways of payment : You will receive the invoice few days after the registration. The participation fee has to be paid before the beginning of the Conference. In case of cancellation made before 1st of March 2007 the participation fee will be refunded in total, in case of cancellation made by (including) two days before the conference start, the handling charges to the amount of 50 % will be charged, in case of other cancellation the participation fee will be charged in total. Additional information: info@irp.si