HE Barbara Botos
Deputy Minister of State for Climate Policy
Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary
Leaders who exhibit good self-regulation are able to control their emotions and responses to unexpected situations and human behaviour. They do not have angry outbursts or make quick judgments. They are honest and their action is in line with their values. They are adaptable and capable of working with different people in different situations. Professionals who know how to self-regulate are able to look at the whole picture rationally and put the situation in perspective. They are thoughtful, reliable, and they do not place blame and react angrily. During the seminar, you will learn some self-regulation tactics and good practices that will help you to control and manage your emotions in a more efficient way.
Communication and Liaison Specialist
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (Hungary)
International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
Social Media Strategist (Germany)
Managing Director, Social Media Expert
Social media has been growing rapidly as a type of online communication tool, as users make comments, shares and put videos, photos, and posts on social network at a remarkable rate. As environmental issues are becoming more prevalent and frequently acknowledged, more environment-related information reach society. How social media can affect our way of thinking about environmental questions? How smart applications can shape our lifestyle and consumer behaviour? Who is responsible for the enormous amount of environment-related fake news and disinformation, and how we can tackle this challenge?
International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
The workshop will focus on the impact of the interplay between scientific misinformation, news coverage, and social media platforms on the public understanding of science and technological innovation. The participants will have the chance to exchange their ideas and experiences with an expert about good practices in sharing quality information, including some useful tools against disinformation. How to recognise disinformation and fake news? How to tackle disinformation in science in the post-truth era when mistrust in the media, the scientific community, and politicians is growing? How to help platforms such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube, which act as gatekeepers of online information, to promote credible sources of information? One of the authors of the book Nejlepsí kniha o fake news (Best book about fake news – Cpress, 2018) will guide you into the world of fake information, and show you good practices of how to avoid being deceived.
Preparation for the Three-Minute Challenge
Kitchen Budapest (KiBu) is an open innovation lab, with young researchers and developers forming a team. KiBu supports enterprise growth through activating and involving external innovation capabilities to solve business and technological challenges. KiBu incorporates three functions including research and development (prototyping, testing, service design, UX/UI design), education (next generation programmes) and industry collaboration. YLF participants will have the chance to visit the innovation lab, get an insight into its activities, and discover some of its most interesting projects.
The aim of YLF is to present young professionals with a good example, a role model who can inspire them in their career path. It is an opportunity for the participants to have a face-to-face conversation with a senior expert who will share his/her personal experiences and will answer career-related questions. The purpose of this session is to share examples, steps, and tips to the participants to help them plan their career in a practical way.
Head of the Institute for Sustainable Development Studies
Faculty of Water Science, National University of Public Service
Lola Rodriguez Coronil
Business Development Manager for Circular & Bio Economy
Leitat Technological Centre (TBC)
Doris van Halem
TU Delft Global Drinking Water Programme
In 2016, leading representatives of economy classified uncertainties in the water sector as the biggest global risk of the next ten years. About four billion people, representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s population, experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. The availability of water affects many of mankind’s social and economic actions and is an essential component of ecosystems. What are the main challenges and possibilities in the water sector? How technology and innovation can contribute to solving water-related challenges? Do we have enough knowledge and resources, and if not, what is the missing element?
An elevator pitch is a short summary of an idea, product, or plan that explains the concept in a way that any listener can understand in a short period of time. The reason it is called an elevator pitch is that you should be able to present it during a brief elevator ride. If you present it in the right manner, this short speech can help you to introduce yourself to career and business connections in a fascinating way.
This speech is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do. Your elevator pitch is a way to share your expertise and explain your new research plan/idea/initiative/product quickly and effectively with people who do not know you.
The 3-minute challenge’s aim is to increase participants’ capacity to effectively explain their ideas, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist/semi-specialist audience. Learning the quintessence of this method will help our participants to develop not only their communication skills, but also to think about their research in a more critical way, and successfully deliver their message to a broader audience.
From this point onward, participants of the Young Leaders' Forum will attend the panels and lectures of the think.BDPST conference, where they will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with the representatives of the business and governmental sector, as well as the academia.
HE Péter Szijjártó
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
HE László Palkovics
Minister of Innovation and Technology of Hungary
Ministerial Commissioner for International Energy Relations
Member of the Board of Directors Business&Management
Ministry of Environment, Slovak Republic
Aurora Energy Research
Director of Energy Management
EP Power Europe
In recent years, the heightened global tensions emanating from the Middle East, as well as the rise of India and China, have brought the issue of global energy security at the forefront of political debate. Governance structures for short-term supply management and long-term energy cooperation are needed more than ever in today’s turbulent world. Also, cooperation between the most ‘energy-consuming’ countries is required to effectively address the pressing problem of climate change.
However, cooperation between nation states on an extremely crowded international stage is, as we see, not promising and the main actors tend often to compete with each other. Energy diplomacy has thus emerged as a powerful concept in public discourse. But is energy diplomacy a really effective tool? The experts of the panel will try to answer this and many other questions.
Lam Tran Dinh
Center for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Social Sciences
Hungarian Water Partnership; Former President, European Water Association, EIP Water Steering Group
Clean and drinkable water is one of the most important sources on the Earth. The panel’s aim is to discuss different water security strategies in various regions. Such strategies include the utilisation of renewable technologies with the aim of reducing the energy footprint of water, as well as the future of desalination. As pollution in the oceans is becoming a high-profile topic in the public discourse, cleaning technologies and the problem of plastic will be included in the debate.
HE Judit Varga
Minister of Justice of Hungary
Dr István Csatári
Head of Hub
Hello Tomorrow Hungary
Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries
Federation of German Industries
In keeping with the theme of Minister Varga's talk (Like or Dislike – Tech Giants and Their Regulation Possibilities), the panel will focus on the debate that has arisen around the contemporary social, political, and economic role played by corporations at the forefront of digital innovation, commonly referred to as "big tech".
The speakers, representing a wide variety of stakeholders, will introduce and contrast the most relevant factors involved in the public discourse around the issue, including free markets and free speech, corporate and personal accountability, as well as the necessity and feasibility of regulation.
Head of Public Affairs and Communication
Joint Research Centre, European Commission
The fifth generation wireless network technology, or 5G ,has the potential to transform not only mobile internet connectivity, but also many sectors and applications, ranging from the Internet of Things to smart city infrastructure and autonomous driving. But what exactly 5G means for our future? Experts and industry leaders will discuss the different uses, benefits, and drawbacks of 5G technology, the nature of the evolving network, as well as the driving forces behind it.