Shaping the future of Innovation

Join us at the Innovation Festival, a two-day innovation sprint focused on boosting internal innovation within your team. Leverage AI-powered tools and design thinking methodologies in a creative innovation sprint, joining forces with leading regional companies. Together, we strive to shape a sustainable and inclusive future, harnessing the collective power of top innovators.


Participate in expert-led talks and interactive sessions that provide insights into global innovation trends. This event is more than just a workshop – it’s a catalyst for creative growth and strategic thinking within your company. Elevate your team’s innovation capabilities and connect with industry leaders at the Innovation Festival – Powered by Solveo.

We’ve worked with 100+ organizations, and we have mentored and guided over 500+ startups around the globe in over 15 industries!

What to expect?

Inspirational talks

Boost your team motivation and stay inspired with expert-led presentations and dynamic panels. Explore the latest trends and strategies in innovation, sustainability, martech and design thinking, reigniting the passion for their work.

Collaborate and Elevate

Connect with industry peers, policy makers, startups, and business leaders. Make valuable partnerships, share groundbreaking ideas, and expand your business network at Innovate.X.

Boost Expertise

Boost professional growth with the latest skills in innovation, sustainability, and marketing. Gain modern approaches for immediate application, ensuring ongoing development as a forward-thinking expert.

Facilitators & Speakers

Dragana Zografska

Co-founder at Solveo – Innovation Strategist

Lela Anastasova

Design Thinking Trainer at Solveo

Ana Mijovska

Design Thinking Trainer at Solveo

Ana Jelicic

Design Thinking Trainer at DT Academy

Tina Janeva

Design Thinking Trainer

Sanja Mitrovska

Founder and Design Sprint Facilitator at Networker

Leart Zogjani

Founder and Marketing Strategist at Skins Agency

Ivan Zografski

Co-founder at Solveo 

Event Venue

Marriott Skopje

Ballroom One

Event Venue

Marriott Skopje

Ballroom One

Who is it for?

As leaders in large corporations, discover strategies to foster innovation, explore collaborations, and lead industry trends at our event together with your team.

Teams including business leaders, marketing experts, product owners, and tech leaders, passionate about fostering innovation within their organizations, looking to acquire practical skills and insights to drive creativity.

Elevate client services and excel in digital marketing with innovative tools and techniques at our event for marketing agency executives.

Professionals, including pharmaceutical executives, healthcare providers will discover cutting-edge solutions to enhance patient care, optimize data management, and transform healthcare delivery.

Stay at the forefront of fintech, and digital transformation with strategic insights and innovative approach.

For startup leaders and teams, our event offers strategic innovation and networking opportunities to accelerate growth and secure investments.

Leaders and members of non-profit organizations seeking innovative solutions to address social or environmental challenges and connect with potential partners and supporters.

Enhance the customer experience, optimize supply chains, and boost sales with innovative retail strategies at our event for retail executives.

Teachers, professors, and educational institutions are interested in integrating design thinking and innovation methodologies into their curriculum or in their daily work.


Position your company at the forefront of innovation. Craft innovative solutions tailored to your company’s needs, enjoy media exposure and PR benefits, and choose your own innovation challenge for your teams to tackle.

Gain practical tools like design thinking and valuable insights from key speakers, and foster cross-industry innovation through knowledge exchange. Join us as a sponsor and elevate your innovation game while engaging with top innovators.

✓ Innovative Solutions

Enhanced Creativity, Collaboration and Motivation

Practical Tools and Valuable Insights

Knowledge Exchange

✓ PR and Media Exposure

✓ Customized Challenge

and more…

Core themes INNOVATE.X 2024

AI-Powered Innovation

Discover how AI revolutionizes innovation, accelerating the development of creative solutions. Experience AI tools as the driving force behind rapid, smart innovation, positioning your company as a leader in harnessing AI for efficient business solutions.

Sustainable Futures

Explore and create greener solutions tailored for your business. Learn to implement sustainable tools and approaches, bridging environmental stewardship with corporate ingenuity, and transforming sustainability into actionable business solutions.

Marketing Technologies

Engage in practical workshops to gain firsthand experience in implementing cutting-edge tools and approaches, deeply understanding and influencing consumer behavior in the digital age. Learn how to reshape marketing through hands-on learning and application.

Why Join?

Elevate Your Innovation Leadership

Participating in Innovate.X positions your company as a leader in innovation. Showcase your commitment to cutting-edge solutions and demonstrate your innovation expertise. It’s not just about attending an event; it’s about being recognized as a leader in the innovation landscape.

Empower Professional Development

Empower your team with modern tools, techniques, and approaches in innovation, design thinking, and sustainability. Invest in their professional development, equipping them to drive your business forward with innovative solutions that meet today’s demands.

Stay on Top of Global Trends

Stay ahead of the competition by keeping abreast of the latest global trends in innovation. Innovate.X offers unparalleled insights into industry shifts, emerging technologies, and disruptive strategies, ensuring your company remains at the forefront of innovation.

Build Your Team to Build Your Business

Your team is your greatest asset. At Innovate.X, you’ll have the opportunity to build and strengthen your innovation team, fostering collaboration and unleashing their potential to drive your business growth.

Expected Outcomes

AI Powered Innovation

Develop an AI-powered innovation strategy for new products and services

Explore the world of AI-driven innovation for new products and services. Craft a strategy that leverages AI tools to simplify processes, reduce costs, and enhance efficiency, propelling your company into the development of groundbreaking solutions. 

Sustainable Futures

Craft an innovation strategy that aligns with your sustainability goals 

Discover innovative approaches to address environmental challenges while making a positive societal impact. Acquire valuable insights and skills to lead your organization toward a sustainable future, integrating sustainability seamlessly into your innovation plans.

Marketing Technologies

Create data-driven, human-centered marketing campaigns that drive measurable results

Create campaigns that deliver measurable results while resonating with your audience on a personal level. Uncover the potential of modern marketing technologies to target specific customer segments, optimize campaigns for engagement and conversions, and drive meaningful outcomes for your business.

Partner with Innovate.X 2024

     Join our event as a sponsor and position your company as a leader in innovation! Enjoy exclusive benefits, including tailored solutions, PR and media exposure.

Partner with Innovate.X 2024

Join our event as a sponsor and position your company as a leader in innovation! 
Enjoy exclusive benefits, including tailored solutions, PR and media exposure.

The Agenda


08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Official opening
09:30 – 09:55 Keynote speech (How AI and Data Are Reshaping Consumer Habits – Łukasz Dwulit Head of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) at Klarna)
10:00 – 10:45 Panel discussion (Driving Business Growth through Digital Transformation & Strategic Innovation)
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30
Session 1: Unveiling insights and understanding emerging needs for future innovation
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and networking
14:00 – 14:30 Showcase talk (AI at Work: Transforming Effectiveness with Intelligent Tools – Ivan Zografski)
13:30 – 15:30 Session 2: Fostering ideation and creative thinking for transformative solutions
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and networking
16:00 – 17:30 Session 3: Precision Marketing Blueprint and Validation
17:30 – 19:00 Networking drink at Amigos Zeleznicka

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee and networking09:00 – 09:30 Opening for the day
09:30 – 09:55 Panel discussion (Mitigating Innovation Failures: How Understanding of User Needs and Market Validation Lead to Successful Innovation)
10:00 – 10:45 Panel discussion (Integrating Innovative Technologies in Traditional Industries: Challenges and Opportunities)
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
 Session 3: Market validation, implementation mastery and feedback integration for strategic refinement
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 – 14:15 Showcase talk (Iterate to Innovate: Harnessing Rapid Prototyping and Market Validation)
14:30 – 15:30 Session 4: Strategic growth design, business development, and product strategy for effective implementation
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and networking
16:00 – 17:00 Recap and closure






Why should my company sponsor this event?

Sponsoring offers branding, media exposure, innovation challenges, and collaboration opportunities, positioning your company as a leader in innovation.

What's the difference between sponsorship and general participation?

Sponsorship provides branding, media exposure, speaker on stage and the ability to define innovation challenges, while general participation focuses on hands-on learning.

What will I gain from attending this event?

Expect to acquire practical innovation tools, strategies, and actionable plans that you can implement in your organization.

Can I join as an individual in an existing team?

Yes, You can join individually or make a team for your company to ensure cohesive collaboration.

Can different team members attend on the first and second days?

It’s recommended for the same participants to attend both days for a seamless and connected experience, leading to desired outcomes.

Is it possible to attend as an observer?

This event is designed for active participation, and observer passes are unavailable.

Can two separate company teams join together as one?

Yes, two company teams can collaborate as a single pre-defined team to work on a shared challenge.

How do I choose a topic to work on?

You can select from three key topics: sustainable futures, AI-powered innovation, and marketing technologies, aligning with your company’s interests and goals.

Can we work on a different topic?

While recommended topics are available, sponsors have the option to define their own innovation challenges tailored to their specific needs.

Is it a competition, and will there be presentations?

This event fosters knowledge exchange and collaborative innovation, focusing on practical outcomes rather than competition.

How many speakers are there, and what's their expertise?

Each day features three keynote speakers and a panel discussion, including experts from various fields, innovation consultants, and industry professionals.

Will I get a certificate upon completion?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion for your active participation in the innovation workshop using the design thinking methodology.

Can we address our current company tasks?

Sponsors have the flexibility to define challenges that align with their company’s specific goals, ensuring relevance to their current tasks.

What types of teams should participate?

Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged to bring diverse perspectives, but there are no restrictions on roles or skills.

In which language is the event conducted?

The primary language of the event is English, with local facilitators available for assistance in local languages.

What do facilitators do at the event?

Facilitators guide participants through the design thinking process, provide practical tools and frameworks, and support teamwork to achieve innovative solutions.

Can I connect with other attendees before the event?

Yes, you will be invited to a closed LinkedIn group where you can connect with other attendees before and after the event.

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