18 - 20 MAY 2022


What is Innowave Summit?

Innowave Summit 2022 is one of the most significant high-tech conferences in Southeast Europe, with a main focus on the digitalization of the private and public sectors and enhancing the digital transformation and technology transfer in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The event gathers together in one place the best experts in marketing, e-commerce, customer service, blockchain, cloud services, fintech and other areas of business to share the latest trends and innovations in front of the wide audience.

Innowave Summit brings together entrepreneurs, top experts, startups and C-level managers from 28 countries to exchange ideas and good practices and look for ways to elevate their business to global markets!

Innowave Summit is more than just a business event. This is the place where businesses can take the next level in their development, where entrepreneurs can find new partners and customers and where startups can scale their ideas!

“The vision of Innowave Summit 2022 Cluj-Napoca is to unite the digital leaders of Europe and boost the innovation ecosystems” – this is the common vision shared by the organizers of the event and the network that supports them.



Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning



IoT in Med

Big Data



Ecommerce Trends & Customer Behaviors

Marketing Automation

Still wondering why to attend?

75+ Top Speakers

On the stage of Innowave Summit you will hear some of the Top Digital Leaders, who will bring some of the hottest ideas, contents and topics about Marketing, E-commerce, Blockchain and more.

Inspiration & Innovation

Get inspired by the atmosphere and energy at Innowave Summit 2022. With a major focus on Digitalization of business, this event will help you unleash your potential to achieve your dreams!

Digital Community

Learn more and get to know with some of the Top experts from Facebook, Google, and many other Top World companies. Networking is the key element that unites the entire business community.

Future trends & topics

The world of technology shifts fast. Leadership, marketing, creativity and innovation will empower your business and will help you develop your brand further. Follow the trends of the future technologies!

Innowave Summit 2022
Official Trailer



19 May
20 May
Side events
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration of Participants - Networking and Innovation Exhibition
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Opening of Innowave Summit 2022

Emilia Botezan - Head of International Affairs and Foreign Investment Department, Cluj-Napoca City Hall
Dimitar Vasilev - Chairman of Innowave Summit & Bulgarian Business Forums

Welcome Address and Opening Speech from:

Emil BOC - Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Apostolos Tzitzikostas - President of European Committee of the Regions
Plamena Marinova - ViceMayor of Varna
Rumen Radev - President of the Republic of Bulgaria (Video message)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Sponsor - Coffee Break offered by Tazz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM The importance of young companies and new startups positioning their brands more to respected 'values'

Larry Biehl - Founder of Interculture and founder of Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) / Former investment advisor on Steve Jobs [USA]
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Future of the Cities. Future of European Communities

- Mathew Baldwin - coordinator of the Horizon European Mission Cities, European Commission
- Oliver Weiker - chief Officer CEE at Prysmian Group
- Dorin Odiaţiu - Public Affairs, Partnerships And Wholesale Director, Orange Romania SA
- Cristian Gheorghe - President of Romanian Association of Cable Producers
- Ovidiu Cîmpean - Local Developement Director Municipality of Cluj-Napoca
- Dalila Ciuclan - Municipality of Cluj-Napoca

Moderator: Adrian Curaj - General Director UEFISCDI
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Coffee break & Exibition of Sponsors
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM .lumen - Glasses for the Blind - story of the first Romanian Research Startup

Keynote speaker
Cornel Amariei - CEO & Founder .lumen
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM The growth of the tech investment ecosystem in Romania over the past 5 years

Keynote speaker
Marius Ghenea - Catalyst Romania
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Break
Business hall
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM E-commerce advertising in the age of algorithms

Keynote speaker
Erik Werner - Principal PM at ROI Hunter (e-commerce product marketing platform)
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Advertising strategies in eCommerce in times of crisis at Google and YouTube

Keynote speaker
Anabela Luca - Managing Director & Online Marketing Consultant/One of the top 5 Google certified trainers in Romania
Innovation hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Legal4Start-ups - Who owns the Code?

Discussion panel with :

- av. Mihai Cărăbaş - Legal Accelerators
- av. Fulvia Iancu - C-EDU Education Cluster, Legal Committee coordinator
- prof. Radu Cătană - Center for Company Law & IT- Babes Bolyai University
- Cristiana Bogățeanu - CEO Romanian Tech Startups Association (ROTSA) Business Advisor and Startup mentor
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break & Exibition of Sponsors
Business hall
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Innovation starts at the Airport
- An oveview on the success story of Varna International Airport - and the post COVID19 impact and opportunities for sustainable mobility development

Keynote speaker:
Frank Quante, CEO Fraport, Bulgaria
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM BioMed-Varna R&D&I Ecosystem

Keynote speaker:
Assoc. Prof. Galina Momcheva, PhD - Head of CS Dept. Varna Free University; BioMed-Varna Chair
4:50 PM - 5:40 PM Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Trends

Discussion panel with:
- Anabela Luca - Managing Director & Online Marketing Consultant/One of the top 5 Google certified trainers in Romania
- Erik Werner - Principal PM at ROI Hunter (e-commerce product marketing platform)
- Lucuț Remus Vasile - eCommerce BA at Blugento

Moderator: Dimitar Savov - Marketing manager at Startup Masters
Innovation hall
3:45 PM - 4:40 PM Global StartupCities' Unique Summit 2022 in Braga
- Bottom-up European innovation Area

Discussion panel with representatives from the network of cities :

- Isabel Pascual Villamor - Innovation Strategy Officer of StartupCity Malaga. The city of Malaga: former Unique Summit's host city.
- Luis Rodrigues - Chief Operation Officer of StartupCity Braga. The city of Braga: current Unique Summit's host city.
- Elina Värtö - StartupCity Vantaa's team. The city of Vantaa: 2021-2022 Rising EU Innovative city.
- Caroline Bauer - Next German StartupCity in 2023 - The city of Dortmund: 2021-2022 EU iCapital.
- Emilia Botezan - Chief Operation Officer of StartupCity Cluj-Napoca. The city of Cluj-Napoca: Global Health iArea.
- Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai - StartupCity Cluj-Napoca Innovation Team

Moderator: Ricardo Rio - Mayor of Braga & CEO StartupCity Braga (supported by Arturo Villar Menendez - Coordinator of Global StartupCities initiative)
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM Investing in Innovation

VC Discussion Panel with:
- Marius Ghenea - 3TS Capital Partners
- Vlad Ciurcă - CEO Techsylvania, Romania
- Larry Biehl - Founder of Interculture and founder of Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) / Former investment advisor on Steve Jobs [USA]
- Ionuț Muntean - Senior Manager, Innovation and University Relations, Bosch

Moderator: Laviniu Chiș - INNO Platform Transilvania- ADR-NV
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM Startup à la Cluj - meet-up of the startups by Clujstartups.ro & World meet the FIXers
6:40 PM - 7:00 PM Closure of the first day of Innowave Summit 2022
9:30 PM Innowave Summit 2022 Infinity Party

*The organizators retain their right to make changes in the schedule and in the list of speakers


Grand Hotel Italia - Cluj-Napoca



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