Innoteque is a platform developed with a simple vision: to create, nurture and maximize an innovation ecosystem in Romania

Key note speakers

Harry Gatterer
CEO Zukunftsinstitut

T. Todd Morrill
Faculty Director, NSF I-Corps Bay Area node

Felipe Pastrana

Marius Cristea
Senior Expert, World Bank Group

Marius Geanta
President and Co-Founder Center for Innovation in Medicine

Oscar Lutenberg
Commercial Success Manager Digital Farming


Hans Klemm
Ambassador of the United States in Romania

Stella Ronner-Grubacic
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Romania

Viorel Peca
European Commission,  Head of Unit Future Emerging Technologies, DG Connect

Jorge Ruiz Benecke
General Manager, AbbVie

Ramona Jurubita
Country Managing Partner, KPMG Romania

Christian Frey
European and International Programmes division (EIP)

Cristian Grasu
Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Health

Adrian Curaj
Chair Holder/UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration

Ana-Maria Andronic
Head of Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Practice, DLA Piper, Bucharest Office

Günter Krasser
Managing Director and Head of Development Center Bucharest, Infineon Technologies Romania

Mihai Rotaru
Entrepreneur, Clever Taxi

Claudiu Butacu
Co-Initiator Solar House

Cristian Patachia
Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania

Ana Bobirca
Associate Professor, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), The Coalition for Romania’s Development

Michiel Pols
Sr. Business Developer Water, InnovationQuarter, The Hague

Ciprian Comsa
Academic Liaison & Innovation Manager, Continental Automotive Romania

Bogdan Ceobanu
European Commission, Policy Officer, Startup Europe

David Gelb
Global Head R&D Tax Incentives, KPMG

Diana Murea
Legal Advisor for the ICHIP program, U.S. Embassy Romania

Laszlo Attila
Senator, President of the Commission for Public Health, Romanian Senate

Gerfried Stocker
Managing and Artistic Director, Ars Electronica

Bogdan Iordache
Partner at Gecad Ventures, Chairman at How to Web

Corina Murafa
Director Ashoka Romania

Dan Lazarescu
PAR, Bosch

Monica Obogeanu
Startup Programs Manager, Orange Romania

Harald Reisinger
Managing Director Service Management & Innovation, RadarServices

Razvan Rughinis
Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, and Co-founder of the Innovation Labs pre-acceleration program for tech startups

Nessi Benishti
CEO Saillog

Daniela Popescu
Professor, Vice-rector, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Dan Ghita

Dragos Seuleanu
CEO Magurele High Tech Cluster

Marius Mitroi
CEO & Co-founder RideSafe Technology
Cornel Jivan
Technical Director, ICPE SA

Whitney Hischier
Lecturer, University of California, Haas School of Business.  Former Assistant Dean for Executive Education, Haas School of Business

Marius Geanta
President and Co-Founder Center for Innovation in Medicine

Paul Andre Baran
Technology and Innovation Consultant, Romanian American Foundation

Mihai Raneti
Founder & CEO, CyberSwarm Inc.

Victor Iancu 
Director, KPMG Romania

Stefan Kanya
Director Business Development CEE, AVL List GmbH

Silvia Stegaru
Co-founder @ Codette, Software Engineer @ Bitdefender

Radu Gheorghiu

Ioan Iacob
Co-founder & CEO, QUALITANCE

Costin Raiciu
Associate Professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest,  co-founder Correct Networks

Victor Cotrutz
Founder and CEO of Greentek Lighting

Camil Moldoveanu
CEO&Co-founder, ReFlex

Rudy Mihaiu
Managing partner, CTO, Enten

T. Todd Morrill
Faculty Director, NSF I-Corps Bay Area node

Oscar Lutenberg
Commercial Success Manager Digital Farming

Oana Craioveanu
Co-initiator Innoteque & Co-Founder Impact Hub Bucharest

Andrei Roth
Co-initiator Innoteque & Manager Cluj Office UiPath

Roxana Voicu-Dorobantu
Associate Professor, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE)


The United States Embassy in Bucharest is proud to support the Innoteque Conference and to encourage the discussion about what it takes to create a successful innovation ecosystem.  Romania’s technological and engineering talent attracts leading IT companies from across the globe. Now is the time to take the next step and use that talent, research capacity, and technological know-how to nurture Romania’s own innovative start-ups.  There is no single secret formula to make this leap, but the U.S. Embassy is eager to stimulate the discussion and share some initiatives that have worked in our own country, helping produce the dynamic interplay we enjoy between government, industry, and academia that propels our own economy forward.

The United States Embassy in Bucharest

Romanian-American Foundation believes that enhancing Romania’s technology and innovation ecosystem has the potential to drive the economy for years to come, especially through the contributions of all the major stakeholders involved. Our programming attempts to bring to Romania new models in areas such as commercialization, the inclusion of pre-accelerator programs in technical universities, as well as by providing professors fellowships to the University of Rochester’s AIN Center for Entrepreneurship.

The Innoteque Conference is a distinctive context that will highlight some of the successes found in the US, Israel, and Romania while affording industry leaders, members of academia, as well as Romanian policy makers a focal point for dialogue and future development.

Romanian-American Foundation

The Embassy of the State of Israel welcomes the initiative of Innoteque to promote Romania`s innovative spirit and fully enhance its high-tech capacities. Innovation is a major driver of economic growth and development and, for the last decades, Israel has positioned itself as a global leader for cutting-edge innovation and one of the faster-growing hotspots for technology. Our country values the potential of the high-tech sector in Romania and seeks to expand its cooperation in this field. As an innovation nation, we are very proud to share our experience and technology in order to intensify the process of securing a prosperous innovation ecosystem. We are thus looking forward to the launch of this conference and to the ideas that will be shaped throughout these days, hoping that they will inspire future successful actions and strengthen the partnership between all key players, government, business and the academic environment.

Ambassador of Israel in Romania

The Austrian Trade Promotion Agency ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA ROMANIA, is proud to be one of the partners of the second edition of the INNOTEQUE conference 2019.  Innovation is a mega-trend, which has a decisive influence on the future not only in Austria but in the whole world. The source of any innovation is an idea, but it is the implementation and economic applicability that makes this idea a true innovation. The continuous development of the Austrian Innovation ecosystem and a well-established framework positioned the country very strategic in the global arena. Austria and Romania have long-lasting economic relations, with an excellent reputation as cooperation partners in many important sectors. Austria recognises the high potential of Romania in the IT sector and is looking forward to future collaboration and partnerships in this field. This conference is the perfect frame to establish a dialog and exchange successful methods for developing the Romanian innovation scene and contributing to a potential future regional innovation ecosystem.

Advantage Austria Romania


Impact Hub Bucharest is the organization that supports the development of entrepreneurial initiatives with positive impact through a coworking area, growth and incubation programs, conferences and events and a crowdfunding platform. Impact Hub Bucharest is part of the global Impact Hub network that has over 100 locations on 5 continents.