Conference

“Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in and through higher education”

Bucharest, 20-21 June 2019

Conference venue

The event is hosted by the University of POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, an educational institution that has the mission to bring together education, training and scientific research.

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the oldest and most prestigious engineer school in Romania. Its traditions are related to the establishment, in 1818, by Gheorghe Lazăr, of the first higher technical school with teaching in Romanian, at the Saint Sava Abbey in Bucharest. In 1832, it was reorganized into the St. Sava College.

On 1 October 1864, The School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture was established, which becomes, on 30 October 1867, The School of Bridges, Roads and Mines, with a duration of 5 years. Under the leadership of Gheorghe Duca, on 1 April 1881, the institution acquires a new structure, under the name of The National School of Bridges and Roads; on 10 June 1920, the Politehnica School of Bucharest was founded, with four departments: Electromechanics, Civil Engineering, Mines and Metallurgy, Industrial Section.

From November 1920 the name changes to POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

On 3 August 1948, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest was founded, which initially included 4 faculties and in which, since 1950, have appeared most of the current faculties. Based on the resolution of the Senate of November 1992, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest became University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

For more information on the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, please visit www.upb.ro/en/

Plenary sessions

The plenary sessions of both Day 1 (20th of June, 09:30 – 13:00) and Day 2 (21st of June, 09:30 – 13:00) of the HeInnovate Conference will be held in the lecture hall (Room AN 010) in the Rectorate building.

The location of the Rectorate building is marked accordingly on the UPB campus map shown below.

For further information about the existing facilities in AN 010, please visit:

http://evenimente.pub.ro/index.php/portfolio-item/an010/

Parallel sessions (workshops)

The parallel sessions in the first day of the conference (20th of June, 14:30 – 18:00) will be held in the conference rooms of the Central Library (2nd and 3rd floor).

The location of the Central Library is marked accordingly on the UPB campus map shown below.

How to reach University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

A. If you are coming from Otopeni Airport:In the arrivals terminal you will find electronic devices through which you can request the transport services of many taxi companies. If you want to use public transportation to get to the center of Bucharest or the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, then: 1. Take Express Bus Line 783 to the city center towards Unirii Square. This bus line is a 24h service a day. The journey usually takes about 45-50 minutes. If it is a peak hour, then the journey could easily take longer, even 1.15 hours.2. To reach the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest from Unirii Square (end of Expres Bus Line 783) take:a. Metro M3 towards Precision and stop at Politehnica Stationorb. Metro M1 in the direction of North Railway Station and stop at Grozavesti or Petrache Poenaru station (the main entrance to the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is in the middle of the distance between the two metro stations.)

B. If you are coming from Otopeni Airport:1. Take Express Bus 780 towards North Railway Station. The journey usually takes about 45-50 minutes. If it is a peak hour, then the trip could easily take longer, even 1.15 h. Attention! This bus line is operated only in the intervals of 05:15 – 23:10.2. From North Railway Station (end of Express Bus Line 780) take Metro M1 towards Unirii Square and stop at Petrache Poenaru or Grozavesti station (the main entrance to the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is midway between the two metro stations).

C. If you are coming from North Railway Station:1. Take the M1 Metro in the direction of Union Square and stop at Petrache Poenaru or Grozavesti Station (the main entrance to the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is midway between the two metro stations.)