Programme

The 3rd CloudEARTHi Conference on Academic Education and its Impact on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability will be held in Varna, Bulgaria from 27th to 29th June, 2024. The conference is organised by the Technical University of Varna. The conference is supported by EIT RawMaterials and funded by the European Union through the EIT HEI Initiative. Workshops and some of the panels are supported by Erasmus+.

For online participation, please use the following Zoom: https://uit.zoom.us/j/62236355122?pwd=f9bHprtokZ2LGbR15S6SQp3gFLD4GK.1 (Meeting ID: 622 3635 5122; Passcode: 100505).

For onsite participation, please come to the conference venue.

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The programme and book of abstracts (speaker names are highlighted in bold).

All the time is Eastern European Summer Time (Time zone in Bulgaria (GMT+3))

Thursday (27th of June 2024) – at the Aquahouse Hotel

08.45 – 09.30: BOOSTalent Consortium meeting (the 4th CloudEARTHi knowledge exchange workshop – by invitation only)

09.30 – 10.00: Conference registration

Receiving the green conference badges

10.00 – 11.00: Opening session and welcome (Chaired by Angel Marinov)

10.00 – 10.30Welcome and opening note by
10.30 – 11.00CloudEARTHi – The bigger pictureby Tamer Abu-Alam
11.00 – 11.30: Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30: Panel discussion

On the way from an idea to serial production and conquering the market, there is a risk of the death of the technology. There are 9 technology readiness levels (TRL). Level 1 is an idea; Level 9 is mass production scaling. At the workshop, we will consider the issue of determination of (TRL) by various national and international organizations. One of the causes of the death of technology in the transition from the laboratory to production is the gap between R&D and R&I. We will offer possible ways to solve this problem. On the other hand, the first valley of death is also related to not enough funding. Possible funding sources will be considered, both for scientific employee’s teams projects and for startups. There will be many useful links. For work in groups, a real case of bringing an innovative product to the market will be proposed.

Vira Filatova, PhD of Physics and Mathematics Science, Senior Researcher of the Physics of phase transformation department and Head of the project and innovation group G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the N.A.S.U. Lauriat of the President of Ukraine for young scientists award. Co-founder of deep-tech start-up «Vacuum Gravity Energy». Experienced in technology transfer.

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch provided by The Technical University of Varna

13.30 – 15.00: How do technologies pass the first valley of death? – a workshop

On the way from an idea to serial production and conquering the market, there is a risk of the death of the technology. There are 9 technology readiness levels (TRL). Level 1 is an idea; Level 9 is mass production scaling. At the workshop, we will consider the issue of determination of (TRL) by various national and international organizations. One of the causes of the death of technology in the transition from the laboratory to production is the gap between R&D and R&I. We will offer possible ways to solve this problem. On the other hand, the first valley of death is also related to not enough funding. Possible funding sources will be considered, both for scientific employee’s teams projects and for startups. There will be many useful links. For work in groups, a real case of bringing an innovative product to the market will be proposed.

Prof. Vira Filatova, PhD of Physics and Mathematics Science, Senior Researcher of the Physics of phase transformation department and Head of the project and innovation group G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of the N.A.S.U. Lauriat of the President of Ukraine for Young Scientists award. Co-founder of deep-tech start-up «Vacuum Gravity Energy». Experienced in technology transfer.

Olena Tsyplitska, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Open Innovation Lab of Kyiv Academic University. Has more than 5 years of research experience in innovative industrial development and innovation project management. Olena Is the author and a trainer of pre-incubation progam “Booster of Innovation Projects” for researchers of scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She was a member of deep-tech startup Carbopulse. Experienced in market research and financial planning for innovation projects.

15:00 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 16.45: Scientific session1 – The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education
15.30 – 15.45Entrepreneurial Approaches to the Circular Economy Transition in BulgariaVesela Dicheva (On-site Oral)
15.45 – 16.00European projects promoting circular economy and sustainable development in Varna region, BulgariaDr. Mihail Ivanov (On-site Oral)
16.00 – 16.15Learning at the Crossroads: The Education in the Age of Sustainability and the Digital RevolutionTamer Abu-Alam (On-site Oral)
16.15 – 16.30Empathy and Innovation: Leveraging Design thinking alongside system thinking approaches in the circular economy (by the use of multiple courses) A personal, student experienceCintia Molnar (On-site Oral)
16.30 – 16.45Frugality as a social virtue: Role of education sector in fostering a new megatrend critical for a sustainable futureRajnish Tiwari (Online Oral)
16.45 – 17.00Transition to Zero Carbon EmissionsTsvetomir Zhelev, Tsvetelina Zheleva (Onsite Oral)
17.00 – 18.00: SEEDplus consortium meeting (the 4th CloudEARTHi knowledge exchange workshop – by invitation only)
19.00 – 21.00: CloudEARTHi consortium Dinner (the 4th CloudEARTHi knowledge exchange workshop – by invitation only)

This event is only by invitation

Friday (28th of June 2024) – at the Aquahouse Hotel

09.00 – 10.30: Session no.2 – The Path to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Through Education
09:00 – 09:15Social Robots as Assistants to Promote Sustainable Habits and Attitudes Among Future Educators: an Experience from Co-creation and Environmental PsychologyRosabel Martinez-Roig
(Online Oral)
09:15 – 09:30Alignment of goals for decision support in innovation ecosystemsVolodymyr Nochvai
(On-site Oral)
09:30 – 09:45Implementation of sustainability and circular economy principles as the key drivers for startup successOleksii Kofanov, Olena Kofanova
(On-site Oral)
09:45 – 10:00Vocational Education and Training – a step to broaden professional horizonsGalina Ilieva
(On-site Oral)
10:00 – 10:15Unveiling the Potential of Frugal and Circular-Oriented Innovation for a Sustainable Future: A New PerspectiveBergmann Stephan, Tiwari Rajnish, Herstatt Cornelius
(Online Oral)
10:15 – 10:30Assessment of circular economy practices in SMEs in Burgenland: Identification of training needs and opportunitiesThomas Kremsner, Christian Horvath, Sophie Weidinger
(Online Oral)
10:30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30: Invited talk – Dynamic Energy and Cost-Efficient Multi-UAV Routing Problem Using Enhanced Genetic Algorithm by Alparslan Guzey (Chaired by Tamer Abu-Alam)

11.30 – 12.30: Session no.3 – Big Data, AI & technology for Better Education and Enabling Sustainable Development (Chaired by Angel Marinov)
11.30 – 11.45Big data in education models, innovations, challenges, and future research directions.Donkor Paul Junior
(On-site Oral)
11.45 – 12.00Variable regimes and shock wave phenomena in converging-diverging nozzlesGalina Ilieva
(On-site Oral)
12.00 – 12.15FPGA processors in AI edge applicationsFirgan Feradov, Angel Marinov
(On-site Oral)
12.15 – 12.30A multi-dimensional scale development for the digital workforce competencies: an exploratory studyUpasana Singh, Prof. Vijaishri Tewari, Dr. Sudipta Das
12.30 -13.30: Lunch provided by The Technical University of Varna

13.30 – 14.45: Scientific session 4 – Science supports development

13.30 – 13.45Flood Resilience in Pakistan: Citizen Engagement, Government Initiatives, and Sustainable DevelopmentHaseeb Ahmad, Tamer Abu-Alam
(On-site Oral)
13.45 – 14.00Green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) population trends related to bioclimatic and biogeochemical variables: A spatio-temporal analysis in the North Atlantic and Arctic OceanConstance Gosselin, Sophie Bürgi, Tamer Abu-Alam
(Online Oral)
14.00 – 14.15Evaluating the Ameliorating Potential of Plant Bioactive Compounds Against Nicotine-Induced Male InfertilityMuhammad Jahangeer, Ghulam Mustafa, Areej Riasat, Abid Sarwar, Shaista Nawaz, Naveed Munir
(Online Oral)
14.15 – 14.30Entrapment of glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger ISL-09 in poly (acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) hydrogels for improved stability and catalytic efficiency towards industrial applicationsRukhma, Sikander Ali, Muhammad Jahangeer, Sarmad Ahmad Qamar
(Online Oral)
14.30 – 14.45Exploring New Frontiers in Raw Material Resources: Mineralogical Insights from the Umra-Mubarak-Abu Karahish RegionMohamed Abd El-Hadi
(Online Oral)
14:45 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30: on-site/online poster session
The Tripartite Benefits of Startup Competitions: HEIs, Businesses, and StudentsOlga Voropai, Nina Chala, Kateryna Pichyk
Discuss the poster online
Online poster
Thermal modernization of buildings as one of the elements of the green transitionAnastasiia DesnaDiscuss the poster online Online poster
Enrichment and Characterization of Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria from Various Oil-Contaminated Sites in PakistanAmna Aqeel, Zahid Hussain, Qurat-Ul-Ain Aqeel, Javaria Zafar, Naureen Ehsan, Mahnoor TariqDiscuss the poster online Online poster
Molecular cloning and characterization of Pcal_0039, an ATP-/NAD+-independent DNA ligase from hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum calidifontisQamar Abbas, Majida Atta Muhammad, Nisar Ahmad Shakir, Mehwish Aslam, Naeem RashidDiscuss the poster online Online poster
Local innovation systems deployment: investigation of the gaps limiting high performance innovation development in UkraineOlena TsyplitskaOnsite poster
The Earth Centred Business Design (ECBD) framework tool. A circular economy tool for first-time foundersSophie RippingerOnsite poster
Leadership approaches and sustainable productionTamás Czeglédy, Csaba DebreczenyOnsite poster
NORBIT: Norwegian Center for AI-Driven Green and Blue Innovation and TransformationsTamer Abu-AlamOnsite poster
HEI innovative and entrepreneurial development analysis: steps and toolsIryna KubarevaOnsite poster
16.30 – 17.00: Inspiring The Minds Consortium Meeting (the 4th CloudEARTHi knowledge exchange workshop – by invitation only)

19.00 – 21.00: Conference dinner – Open event for all

Saturday (29th of June 2024) – at the Aquahouse Hotel
09.15 – 10.30: Session no.5- Leave no one behind – Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations
09.15 – 09.30Redefining Progress: Inclusivity and Diversity in Innovation and ResearchSóla Ailis NicUalghairg
(Online Oral)
09.30 – 09.45Examining the role of Green Culture and Green Behavior Involvement between Green Supply Chain Management and Sustainable PerformanceSwati Yadav, Dr. Vineet Tiwari
(Online Oral)
09.45 – 10.00Caroyal: Revolutionizing B2B E-Commerce with Sharing Economy Principles and Blockchain Transparency for Sustainable Global TradeHaseeb Ahmad, Ben Opara
(On-site Oral)
10.00 – 10.15The role of requirement management and frugality for eco-effective product developmentTimo Achtelik, Rajnish Tiwari, Cornelius Herstatt
(Online Oral)
10.15 – 10.30Frugal lifestyles as a pathway for transition to a sustainable society in Europe: Evidence from an empirical survey in GermanyRajnish Tiwari, Hendrik Müller
(Online Oral)
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00: Announcing SEEDplus startup winner teams

12.00 – 12.30: Closing remarks and welcome to the 4th CloudEARTHi conference

Closing remarks and welcome to the 4th CloudEARTHi conference

12.30 -13.30: Lunch provided by The Technical University of Varna


13.30 – : Social event (open for everyone)

Dinner and Closing remarks for the 4th CloudEARTHi knowledge exchange workshop (open for everyone)


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AuthorsTitleMode of presentationSessionDayTime Slot
Alparslan GuzeyDynamic Energy and Cost-Efficient Multi-UAV Routing Problem Using Enhanced Genetic AlgorithmOnsite OralInvited talk28 June11.00 -11.30
Olena TsyplitskaLocal innovation systems deployment: investigation of the gaps limiting high performance innovation development in UkraineOnsite posterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Timo Achtelik, Rajnish Tiwari, Cornelius HerstattThe role of requirement management and frugality for eco-effective product developmentOnline OralSession no.5- Leave no one behind - Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations29 June10.00 - 10.15
Rajnish TiwariFrugality as a social virtue: Role of education sector in fostering a new megatrend critical for a sustainable futureOnline OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June16.30 - 16.45
Olga Voropai, Nina Chala, Kateryna PichykThe Tripartite Benefits of Startup Competitions: HEIs, Businesses, and StudentsOnline posterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Sophie RippingerThe Earth Centred Business Design (ECBD) framework tool. A circular economy tool for first-time foundersOnsite OralOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Bergmann Stephan, Tiwari Rajnish, Herstatt CorneliusUnveiling the Potential of Frugal and Circular-Oriented Innovation for a Sustainable Future: A New PerspectiveOnline OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June10.00 - 10.15
Anastasiia DesnaThermal modernization of buildings as one of the elements of the green transitionOnline posterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Oleksii Kofanov, Olena KofanovaImplementation of sustainability and circular economy principles as the key drivers for startup successOnsite OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June09.30 - 09.45
Rajnish Tiwari, Hendrik MüllerFrugal lifestyles as a pathway for transition to a sustainable society in Europe: Evidence from an empirical survey in GermanyOnline OralSession no.5- Leave no one behind - Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations29 June10.15 - 10.30
Firgan Feradov, Angel MarinovFPGA processors in AI edge applicationsOnsite oralSession no.3 - Big Data, AI & technology for better education and enabling sustainable development28 June12.00 - 12.15
Thomas Kremsner, Christian Horvath, Sophie WeidingerAssessment of circular economy practices in SMEs in Burgenland: Identification of training needs and opportunitiesOnline OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June10.15 - 10.30
DONKOR PAUL JUNIORBig data in education models, innovations, challenges, and future research directions.Onsite OralSession no.3 - Big Data, AI & technology for better education and enabling sustainable development28 June11.30 - 11.45
Upasana Singh, Prof. Vijaishri Tewari, Dr. Sudipta DasA multi-dimensional scale development for the digital workforce competencies: an exploratory studyOnline OralSession no.3 - Big Data, AI & technology for better education and enabling sustainable development28 June12.15 - 12.30
Iryna KubarevaHEI INNOVATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS: STEPS AND TOOLSOnsite posterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Tamás Czeglédy, Csaba DebreczenyLeadership approaches and sustainable productionOnsite OralOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Tamer Abu-AlamLearning at the Crossroads: The Education in the Age of Sustainability and the Digital RevolutionOnsite OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June16.00 - 16.15
Volodymyr NochvaiAlignment of goals for decision support in innovation ecosystemsOnsite OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June09.15 - 09.30
Sóla Ailis NicUalghairgRedefining Progress: Inclusivity and Diversity in Innovation and ResearchOnline OralSession no.5- Leave no one behind - Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations29 June09.15 - 09.30
Swati Yadav, Dr. Vineet TiwariExamining the role of Green Culture and Green Behavior Involvement between Green Supply Chain Management and Sustainable PerformanceOnline OralSession no.5- Leave no one behind - Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations29 June09.30 - 09.45
Tamer Abu-AlamNORBIT: Norwegian Center for AI-Driven Green and Blue Innovation and TransformationsOnsite OralOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
PHD Mihail IvanovEuropean projects promoting circular economy and sustainable development in Varna region, BulgariaOnsite OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June15.45 - 16.00
Amna Aqeel, Zahid Hussain, Qurat-Ul-Ain Aqeel, Javaria Zafar, Naureen Ehsan, Mahnoor TariqEnrichment and Characterization of Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria from Various Oil-Contaminated Sites in PakistanOnline PosterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Haseeb Ahmad, Tamer Abu-AlamFlood Resilience in Pakistan: Citizen Engagement, Government Initiatives, and Sustainable DevelopmentOnsite OralScientific session 4 - Science supports development28 June13.30 - 13.45
Haseeb Ahmad, Ben OparaCaroyal: Revolutionizing B2B E-Commerce with Sharing Economy Principles and Blockchain Transparency for Sustainable Global TradeOnsite OralSession no.5- Leave no one behind - Inclusivity and diversity for the transformations29 June09.45 - 10.00
Rukhma, Sikander Ali, Muhammad Jahangeer, Sarmad Ahmad QamarEntrapment of glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger ISL-09 in poly (acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) hydrogels for improved stability and catalytic efficiency towards industrial applicationsOnline OralScientific session 4 - Science supports development28 June14.15 - 14.30
Muhammad Jahangeer, Ghulam Mustafa, Areej Riasat, Abid Sarwar, Shaista Nawaz, Naveed MunirEvaluating the Ameliorating Potential of Plant Bioactive Compounds Against Nicotine-Induced Male InfertilityOnline OralScientific session 4 - Science supports development28 June14.00 - 14.15
Qamar Abbas, Majida Atta Muhammad, Nisar Ahmad Shakir, Mehwish Aslam, Naeem RashidMolecular cloning and characterization of Pcal_0039, an ATP-/NAD+-independent DNA ligase from hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum calidifontisOnline PosterOn-site/online poster session28 June15.30 - 16.30
Constance Gosselin, Sophie Bürgi, Tamer Abu-AlamGreen sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) population trends related to bioclimatic and biogeochemical variables: A spatio-temporal analysis in the North Atlantic and Arctic OceanOnline OralScientific session 4 - Science supports development28 June13.45 - 14.00
Rosabel Martinez-RoigSocial Robots as Assistants to Promote Sustainable Habits and Attitudes Among Future Educators: an Experience from Co-creation and Environmental PsychologyOnline OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June09.00 - 09.15
Vesela DichevaEntrepreneurial Approaches to the Circular Economy Transition in BulgariaOnsite OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June15.30-15.45
Galina IlievaVocational Education and Training – a step to broaden professional horizonsOnsite OralScientific session2 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education28 June09.45 - 10.00
Galina IlievaVariable regimes and shock wave phenomena in converging-diverging nozzlesOnsite OralSession no.3 - Big Data, AI & technology for Better Education and Enabling Sustainable Development28 June11.45 - 12.00
Mohamed Abd El-HadiExploring New Frontiers in Raw Material Resources: Mineralogical Insights from the Umra-Mubarak-Abu Karahish RegionOnline OralScientific session 4 - Science supports development28 June14.30 - 14.45
Cintia MolnarEmpathy and Innovation: Leveraging Design thinking alongside system thinking approaches in the circular economy (by the use of multiple courses) A personal, student experience.Onsite OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June16.15 - 16.30
Vira Filatova, Olena TsyplitskaHow do technologies pass the first valley of death?WorkshopWorkshop27 June13.30 - 15:00
Tsvetomir Zhelev, Tsvetelina ZhelevaTransition to Zero Carbon EmissionsOnsite OralScientific session1 - The path to innovation and entrepreneurship through education27 June16.45 - 17.00