StartSmart Poland

Entrepreneurship
support reinvented

Wykorzystanie potencjału
ośrodków innowacji dla rozwoju
firm technologicznych

17-19 May 2016

Conference programme

Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Localization: Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St., Tulip 2 Room (1st floor)
13:00-14:00 Conference Registration
Part one: Utilising the potential of Innovation Centres for the development of technology companies XXVII PBICA Annual Conference
Hotel Golden Tulip. Warszawa, ul. Towarowa 2, Sala Tulip 2 (pierwsze piętro)
14:00-14:15 Welcome and Conference opening
Moderators: Marzena Mażewska, President of Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association Paweł Bochniarz MIT Enterprise Forum Poland
14:15-17:00 Round table “Realising the potential of Business and Innovation Centres (IC) in the implementation of the Plan for Responsible Development” - Open event Both the assumptions of the Plan, as well as key projects, touch on many issues close to the Polish innovation and entrepreneurship communities. Actions, which can, and should, engage IC and business support institution, can be found in each element of The Plan. Moderator: Krzysztof Gulda, PBICA’s Vice President. Round table participants: representatives of Ministry of Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, World Bank, National Centre for Research and Development, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, The Industrial Development Agency, Regional Authorities
17:00-18:00 PBICA General Assembly
Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St., Tulip 2 Room (1st floor)
20:00-22:00 Welcome reception
Restaurant of Hotel Campanile, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St.
Wednesday, May 18th 2016
Localization: Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St., Tulip 2 Room (1st floor)
9:30-9:45 Welcome – summary of the Round Table discussion conclusions.
Plenary sessions
Localization: Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St., Tulip 2 Room (1st floor)
9:45-11:15 Plenary session: New challenges and trends in supporting technology entrepreneurship
The expectations of technology-based companies are diverse and are changing rapidly. The same is true about the government support policies.
The intermediary market has now been saturated with new types of organizations supporting the creation and development of technology-based companies. This makes a pressure on the existing business support institutions.
What are the plans of the Government in this field? What should be the response of the centres in the new conditions? Presentations of representatives of the Government and foreign guest-speakers should help to find the answers.
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Plenary session: Offer for technology-based firms
Changing environment makes new demands on science and technology parks. Are parks are ready for new challenges? Can they answer start ups and mature companies requirements?
Presentations of services offer for innovative and technology-based companies by selected technology parks will demonstrate the answer to the questions mentioned above.
12:30-13:00 Innovation Centres presentation feedback
Everyone will be able to comment on the submitted presentations, and vote for the most convincing one.
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Parallel sessions
14:00-15:30 Moderator: Wojciech Sacha, World Bank Moderators: Dariusz Trzmielak, Bartłomiej Grobelski, President of Knowledge Transfer Companies Assotiation
“The role of Innovation Centres in the entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP)"

Implementation and development of smart specialization will be the subject to constant monitoring. In this process, the role of innovation centers can be substantial. They should especially be engaged in the process of collecting information on processes within the specialisation areas and establishing the leading trends in the various specialisations.
"Models of direct and indirect knowledge commercialization at the universities in the cooperation with of Knowledge Transfer Companies and technology transfer centers"

Discussion on past experience with the functioning of the various organizational models of direct and indirect commercialization processes at universities. The session will be oriented at the identification of good practices and recommendations for the ongoing legislation process amending the Act on innovation support as well as the Act on Higher Education.
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30
Moderator: Elżbieta Książek, PBICA’s secretary of the board
Round table: The quality of Innovation Centres operations
Presentation of the conclusions of Innovation Centres’ audits conducted by PBICA. Discussion about the various stakeholder groups perception of the quality of Innovation Centers’ operations. Gathering opinions about the shape of environmental standards. Round table participants: representatives of Ministry of Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, World Bank, Members of Expert Team of Innovation Centers’ Standards, Representatives of Innovation Centres’.
20:00-20:30 Gala Dinner – “Inno-firma Parkowe Orły” Award Ceremony; Best Presentation of Innovation Centre –announcement of the voting results

Restaurant of Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St.
Thursday, May 19th 2016
Part II. Start Smart Conference
Localization: Hotel Golden Tulip, Warsaw, Towarowa 2 St.
9:30-11:00 Conference Registration
10:00-10:15 Conference opening by Paweł Bochniarz (President of MITEF Poland)
Special address by Jarosław Gowin (v-ce Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education)
10:15-10:45 “MIT experiences in commercialization of R&D” by Bill Aulet (Director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break.
11:15-12:00 “Ten breakthrough technologies” by Antoinette Matthews (Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF))
12:00-13:00 Short presentations by Innovators Under 35 (Kamila Staryga, Olga Malinkiewicz, AJ Perez)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30
The plains of competetivness
Energy sector of today
TBA
Industry of tomorrow – 3D printing workshop
AJ Perez (NVBOTS/MIT)
Gain practical experience and a first-hand account as to the ways in which 3D printing is changing manufacturing. This workshop will introduce you to the world’s first, fully-automated, cloud connected, 3D printer. It was created with the user in mind and is both easy-to-use, and easy-to-use and easy-to-share. Understand the previous obstacles that created challenges for the 3D printing “manufacturer,” and see how the technology evolved to print, 24-7 without any human intervention. Students will work within the constraints of material and size, in team design challenges, leveraging 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software. The objective of the course is to illustrate the collaborative and deterministic 3D design process in a hands-on workshop that takes students from problem-through-prototype.
Revolution on a horizon - blockchain
Discussion panel
Join the mornings speakers for a panel discussion and get your most pressing questions answered in a rare opportunity to engage in this unique assembly designed to offer deeper insights into building a successful entrepreneurial venture
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Announcement of the finalists of the MITEF Poland acceleration program
After 17:00 Jazz concert

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