17.00 – 19.30

Investors (LP) Meeting – a meeting on the subject of cooperation between private capital and VC funds

(only by invitation)

20.00 – 00.00

 VIP Banquet

(Olivia Tower – Sky Club)

hosted by JLL

09.00 – 10.00

 Registration & Coffee

10.00 – 10.20

 Opening of the Conference

Olivia Business Centre – Maciej Grabski

President of Pomeranian Region Mieczysław Struk – Smart Specialisations of the Pomeranian Region

Deputy Mayor of Gdansk Andrzej Bojanowski



Tools for supporting R&D – open discussion

Izabela Banaś, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
& Daniel Kraszewski, NCBR


State Treasury Companies – readiness to implement innovations from the market

Michał Bańka, Director of the Department of Business Environment Institution Support at Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

Agnieszka Jakubiak, Expert, ARP

Jowita Zielinkiewicz, Manager, Port of Gdansk

Przemysław Piesiewicz, Vice-President, Energa SA

Mateusz Aleksander Bonca, Vice-President, Lotos SA

11.30 – 12.00

How do corporations source and implement innovations? The biggest challenges

Jerzy Kalinowski, KPMG

12.00 – 12.20

What should corporations learn about cooperation with startups – what Orange Polska has learned from the Orange Fab accelerator program

Joanna Bruździak-Maleszewska, Orange Polska

12.20 – 12.40

Coffee Break


12.40 – 13.00

Accelerating startups together – Challenge Up! – a consortium of corporations

Michał Dżoga, Corporate Affairs Manager, Europe Region, Intel

Jakub Probola, Head of hub:raum Krakow

13.00 – 13.20

Cooperation between companies and VC/PVC investment funds, business incubators and accelerators

Piotr Pietrzak, IBM

13.20 – 13.40

Why you keep thinking you’re right even when you’re wrong. Cognitive errors in business strategy

Piotr Bucki

13.40 – 14.20

Opportunities and barriers for a capital fund consortium – debate

Ewa Treitz (Black Pearls VC), Tomasz Świeboda (Inovo VC),
Kinga Stanisławska (Experior Venture Fund), Piotr Wilam (Innovation Nest),
Rafał Celej (Kondracki Celej)

14.20 – 15.00



15.00 – 15.15

Deltamarin – variety of innovations in designing for maritime industry

Grzegorz Mazerski, R&D Director, Deltamarin Poland

15.15 – 15.30

Innovations in marine industries

Piotr Januszewski, Rolls-Royce Polska 

15.30 – 15.45

Good practices in collaboration between science and business – case study

Dr hab. inż. Ireneusz Czarnowski, Gdynia Maritime University

15.45 – 16.30

Selected areas of cooperation between the Medical University of Gdańsk with business – case study

Deputy Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Paweł Orłowski

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Bigda, Medical University of Gdansk

Dr hab. Dominika Szalewska, Medical University of Gdansk

Dr Piotr Niedoszytko, Medical University of Gdansk

Karolina Lipińska, Marshal Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

16.30 – 17.00

Remote Medical Care – new quality within reach

Marta Niezgoda, Comarch Healthcare

17.00 – 18.30



10.40 – 17.00

Individual meetings of the Originators with Investors