22-24 MAY 2017 | OLSZTYN



Conference Programme 2017

From the national innovation to the international expansion

Olsztyn, 22-24 MAY 2017

22 May, Monday, 1st day
13.00 - 14.00 Registration and sandwich buffet
14.00 - 14.30 Opening of the 28th PBICA’s Conference, welcoming the guests
14.30 – 16.00

Plenary session: Cooperation of science and business – expectations and reality

Speech: PhD. Piotr Dardziński MNiSW, Under-Secretary of State Ministry of Science and Higher Education (tbc)
Speech: Rafał Tomasiak ZORTRAX SA , President of Board

The session of the expected effects of the innovation centers actions. Expectations of the government administration.
Panel discussion: PhD. P. Dardziński (tbc) - Under-Secretary of State Ministry of Science and Higher Education (tbc), R. Tomasiak - President of Board ZORTRAX SA, prof. Jerzy Jaroszewski – Vice-Rector for Research University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, PhD. Wojciech Samulowski – Director of Olsztyn Scientific and Technology Park, PhD. Robert Dwiliński – Dyrektor Transfer Technolgy Center Warsaw University (tbc)

Moderator: Eliza Popławska-Jodko – Center of Innovation and Technology Transfer

Whether and how the centers fit in with these expectations? What changes should be made thereto, in order to effectively contribute to the growth of the innovation economy?

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30 X anniversary and the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer UWM in Olsztyn
  • speech prof. dr hab. Ryszarda J. Góreckiego - Rektor of University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • speech Elizy Popławskiej-Jodko – Director of Center of Innovation and Technology Transfer UWM
  • invited guests’ speeches
17.30 – 19.30 The General Meeting of PBICA’s Members
19.30 or 20.00 10th anniversary of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer UWM in Olsztyn Ceremonial Dinner
23 May, 2nd day
9.30 – 11.00

Speed Dating for Innovation Centres
(including the presence of foreign visitors)
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Presentation introducing the historical development of OIiP - prof. dr hab. Jacek Guliński
Presentation of Science and Technology Parks in Olsztyn, Elk and Technology Park in Elblag

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
parallel sessions
11.30 – 13.00

“We are opening the door to firms of foreign markets"

Session in English

Internationalization of firms is one of the stronger supported directions of their activity in Europe. Many innovative companies due to the nature of their products must quickly begin to operate in international markets.

  • How centers can assist companies in entering foreign markets?
  • How can this help cooperation between OIiP from different countries?
  • What do offer other countries to Polish firms?
  • How to prepare firms for expansion?

As part of the discussions will be presented examples of effective support for the internationalization of companies in the country and abroad.

Moderator: Elżbieta Książek – member of PBICA board

Panel discussion involving:

  • Marek Winkowski – Wrocław Technology Park - Wice president of the Board
  • Antonio Mafodda - Agency form internalization and promotion of italian firms, Italian Embassy
  • phd Karl J. Schmidt - Commercial Counsellor of Austrian Embassy
  • Observer – Warsaw Business Journal

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"Strategies for the extension of patent protection on the international markets"

Conditions and justification for extending patent protection on the international markets are important for both scientists and Innovation Centres, who are complicit in these processes. The session provides an opportunity to exchange experiences by the participants with the help of moderators presenting the most important aspects of the process.
Ability to choose the desired intellectual property protection strategy to the situation and business objectives of the entity (including definition of the territory in which intellectual property should be protected)
Presentation + moderated discussion

    Moderator: (UWM)
  • Moderator: PhD Marek Salamonowicz - University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
    Participants of discussion:
  • PhD inż. Gabriela Konopka-Cupiał – Director of TTC Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • Eliza Popławska-Jodko – University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • Prof. Dariusz Trzmielak, prof. UŁ – Director of TTC Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • International Patent Attorney (tbc)

How to sell services of technology parks and incubators?

Low sales skills of services for parks and incubators have been for long diagnosed as weakness of our centers. PBICA proposed joint project, which based on the best international models will be developing and testing principles of building and selling service offerings, in particular access to the testing and calibration laboratories.

The session will also provide an opportunity to share good and bad experiences in this field.

Moderator: Krzysztof Gulda UWRC Sp. z o.o.

    Participants of discussion:
  • Representatives og technology parks and incubators, institutes of Polish Science Academy andUniversities
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30

„ The monitoring, effectiveness and operating standards of the business development and innovation organizations”

Introduction: presentation of the results of a survey of companies Polish parks and technology incubators (PBICA).

Standards of innovation centers’ activity are recently an issue which is an increasingly important element in the functioning centers.

  • Did accreditation systems fulfill their role?
  • Achieving accreditation is a marketing ploy, the expression of specialization or tool market strategy of Innovation Centers?

Moderator: Marzena Mażewska - President of the PBICA Board

    Participants of discussion:
  • Marta Leśniak – vice Director Departament of Regional Operation Programs Ministery of Development)
  • Grzegorz Wolszczak – expert of World Bank
  • Rafał Stawiarz - expert in the field of evaluation
  • Representatives of regional Council (tbc)
  • Poznan Science and Technology Park – prof. Jacek Guliński -president of Board

""10 Steps to a good investor agreement" - customer support of Innovation Centers in relations with external investors.

The investor and the originators of the "start-up" have largely convergent interests - if the venture will be a success, then both sides in this earn. In the negotiations, the investor often has an advantage over the initiator, although the investment agreement should safeguard the interests of both parties. Originator often overestimates the value of his ideas and market potential, due to the lack of experience in estimating market risk. The session will help understand the point of view of both parties and the role of innovation centers in obtaining a balance between sides negotiating such agreements.

Moderator: prof. Dariusz Trzmielak Uniwersytet of Lodz

    Participants of discussion:
  • Marcin Bielówka – President of the Board INNOventure sp. z o.o.
  • Paweł Bochniarz – President of the Board MIT Enterprise Forum Poland Office
  • Jacek Kotra – Director of Technopark Gliwice

"Mentoring and coaching for companies. Is it effective? How to organize it? How to choose mentors? "

Trendy, but is actually effective? In this case, there are many divergent opinions. It turns out that the organization and implementation of these processes is not easy if you want to actually achieve the planned results.

Moderated discussion with an introductive presentation is the field to exchange opinions and experiences for the participants of the conference.

Moderator: Anna Tórz - Manager of InQbator PSTP FUAM

    Partecipants of discussion:
  • Prof. Edward Stawasz – Uniwersyty of Łodz (tbc)
  • PhD Paweł Głodek – representative of couching fimr – project Scouting
  • Maciej Nowak, mentor inEU-XCEL program (PSTP), Poznan Science and Technology Park

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 18.00

"How to earn on research? Four ways to scientist’s commercial success."

Sale, license, or perhaps spin-out? What business model to choose? These questions ask themselves scientists, as well as technology transfer centers’ representants, who want to commercialize their idea.

Session with presentations of good practices and discussion.

Moderators: (tbc)

"International technology start-ups - take advantage of opportunities"
Session in English

The Polish technology parks are a good place for the development of more and more companies established by foreigners. This positive development should keep going on. What attracts foreign entrepreneurs? In what areas should we develop support services so that the internationalization of the parks was also reflected in the structure of their customers?

Moderator: Aleksander Bąkowski - vice president of the PBICA Board

    Participants of discussion:
  • Representatives of firms with foregin capital
  • Representatives of polish technology parks
  • Arkadiusz Lewicki –director of National Contact Point of Financial Instruments EU Programmes (tbc)

"Aspects of commercialization in the new constitution of science and higher education"

In Ministry of Science and Higher Education there are underway on a new constitution science and higher education called Act 2.0. The inspiration for the final shape should be the three proposals to be developed by the selected in the competition teams. Unfortunately, in all proposals presented issues of commercialization of research were treated marginally. This can be a major threat to the communities involved in this activity, but it can also provide an opportunity to come out with their own environmental proposal. PBICA want discussion at the conference to fill this gap.

Moderators: (tbc)

19.00 Networking dinner on the occasion of PBICA’s 25th anniversary
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24 May, Wednesday, 3rd day
9.30 – 12.00

"Instruments for creating pro entrepreneurial attitudes in the scientific community - good practices in the Academic Entrepreneurship"

New directions of economic development have an impact also on the changes taking place at universities. Educational programs are enriched with elements related to promoting and creating entrepreneurial attitudes. Presentation of educational programs at universities will be a contribution to a discussion on the effectiveness of these measures and the most desirable directions of development.

Moderator: dr Bogdan Włodarczyk - University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

  • Krzysztof Gulda - Warsaw Uniwersyty,
  • PhD. Ewa Postolska – Akcelerator Foundationof Lodz University
  • Eliza Popławska-Jodko – University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • Representaive of Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim - videokonferencja in English (tbc)

Pragmatic innovation on the basis of TRIZ - from idea to market success.

Pragmatic innovation on the basis of the modern Theory of Solving Innovative Tasks (TRIZ) is a powerful analytical method that allows you to create an innovative business strategy and its connection to the business model of the company. It is a system of creating new value through innovation, as well as to obtain a high return on investment in innovation. Methodology pragmatic innovation on the basis of modern TRIZ change the current paradigm of innovation: it is not based on luck, inspiration or genius inventor; efficient creation of innovation is done by proceeding according to a systematic and rational algorithm. It is a system innovation based on a set of analytical and strategic tools, which brings ingenuity to the level of business planning, as it is in the case with cost control or quality.

Moderator: PhD. Sergey Yatsunenko.

12.00 - 12.30 End of Conference, short presentation of conclusions
12.30 – 13.00 Sandwich Buffet

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