The Innovative Europe conference organised by the founders of the Coalition for Polish Innovations will be held on 27–28 October 2015 in Gdańsk. The conference will include debates about the future of innovation and a summary of the first six months of work by the coalition. The Foundation for Polish Science is a partner of the conference.
The conference will kick off with a session on legislative challenges for the innovation ecosystem. Further panels will address such issues as tools for fostering the development and financing of innovations. Guests giving presentations on the first day of the event will include the internationally renowned British physician and researcher Prof. Richard Frąckowiak, author of the computer map of the brain nominated for the European Inventor Award Prof. Wiesław Nowiński, and American technology transfer specialist Louis Berneman. The second day of the conference will be devoted primarily to practical workshops and inspiring lectures, as well as presentations by Polish researchers and start-ups about their international successes. The results achieved by the coalition’s working groups will also be presented at the conference, including reports on selected fields.
The speakers at the conference will include individuals from Poland and abroad who are involved in the area of innovation, as well as the whole spectrum of the innovation ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, researchers and public officials.
The Coalition for Polish Innovations was established in April 2015. The founders include the Foundation for Polish Science, the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, Intel, Polish Confederation Lewiatan, the National Centre for Research and Development, PwC, Startup Poland and Wardyński & Partners. The goal of the coalition is to help create favourable conditions for development of the innovation ecosystem in Poland.
When the coalition was established, four working groups were appointed with the goal of preparing pro-innovation solutions for growth of the R&D sector in Poland and raising the innovativeness of the Polish economy. The topics the coalition is working on are:
- Commercialisation of research and forms of investment in high-risk projects
- The tax system and the innovation process
- Legal regulations
- Cooperation between science and business
The conference will be held on 27–28 October 2015 at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. The detailed agenda for the conference and registration form are available at the website for the event: www.ie2015.pl
Conference organiser: Coalition for Polish Innovations
Strategic partners: Energa Group, Intel, Polpharma, T-Mobile
Institutional partners: Gdańsk Research and Technology Park, Foundation for Polish Science, National Centre for Research and Development, Pomeranian Province Marshal’s Office,