Innovative Europe Conference in Gdańsk - a debate on the future of innovation

On  October 27th - 28th, 2015, the Innovative Europe Conference, organised by the founders of the Coalition for Polish Innovation (Koalicja na rzecz Polskich Innowacji - KPI) will take place. The conference will feature a debate on the future of innovation as well as sum up the coalition’s results these past six months. Participants of the conference will present their current views, propositions for change and the perspectives for development of the innovation sector in Poland and Europe.

In this year’s program there will be discussion panels, workshops, presentations and lectures. Among the conference’s invited guests are foreign and Polish lecturers specializing in the topic of innovation, as well as representatives of the Polish innovation ecosystem: entrepreneurs, scientists and politicians.

The inauguration of the conference will be marked by a session dedicated to the legislative challenges for the innovation ecosystem. Following panels will, for instance, focus on tools which support the rise of innovations and their financing. On the first day there will also be lectures led by invited guests such as internationally renowned medical doctor and scientist, professor Richard Frąckowiak (author of the computer brain map nominated for the European Inventor Award), professor Wiesław Nowiński as well as American technology transfer specialist Louis Berneman. The second day of the conference will mainly consist of practical workshops and inspirational lectures as well as presentations of Polish scientists and start-ups and their international successes. During the conference there will also be presentations regarding the results of the Coalition’s working groups including reports focusing on specific areas.

The Coalition, whose founders are, among others, the Foundation for Polish Science, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, Intel, Polish Confederation Lewiatan, The National Centre for Research and Development, PwC, Startup Poland and Wardyński and Partners was founded in April of this year. The object of the confederation is to create a friendly environment for the development of the Polish innovation ecosystem.

KPI appointed four working groups at the beginning of its operation whose goal is to create pro-innovation solutions to help develop the R&D sector in Poland and to increase the level of innovations in the Polish economy. The topics undertaken by KPI are:

  • Commercialization of research and forms of investment in high risk projects
  • Taxation system and the process of innovation
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Cooperation between science and business

Detailed information regarding the conference as well as the registration form can be found online at:

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