The municipal authorities of the City of Gliwice and Upper Silesia Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development are honored to invite everyone to the “Festival of Innovation and Technology”, that will host the V Edition of the Conference named “International Innovation Forum. New Technologies. New Horizons” and International Fairs. The event takes place on November 16, 2017 in the Center of Education and Business Nowe Gliwice!

Over the recent years, business environments in Poland have become increasingly aware of how crucial the role of innovations in establishing and managing the enterprises is. The demand for operations aimed at promoting of sustainable innovativeness, combining economic, IT and social issues, has been widely recognized. Currently, these challenges are not barely temporary matters or trendy actions, yet they are also an indispensable component of development in each section of the economy.

As for now, Gliwice, belonging to the World Technopolis Association, is one of the national leaders in the state-of-the-art high-tech industry. The city attracts the entities with is dynamically expanding economic zone, featuring over PLN 9 billion, the foreign capital has invested only in Gliwice itself, strong position on the logistics map of Europe as well as human resources, providing well-educated engineer’s staff. – Gliwice is a development-oriented the city. Numerous companies from various industries have located their branches here, and, in the recent years, we have been witnessing a particular expansion of the knowledge-based economy. Presently, we are perceived as an innovative city, focused on new technologies. Our ultimate goal is to follow this direction and that’s why we bolster a collaboration of science and industry, by organizing conferences on innovativeness – said Adam Neumann, Vice Mayor of the City of Gliwice, at the III Edition of the Conference.

The Festival of Innovation and Technology will host the V Edition of the Conference named „International Innovation Forum. New Technologies. New Horizons”, giving the review on the output in the field of innovations and entrepreneurship.  In parallel, International IT Fairs will take place, providing the participants with an opportunity to learn on innovative businesses, presenting their ideas and ready-to-use products, attend matchmaking meetings addressed to entrepreneurs and design thinking workshops.

14.00 – 14.05 : Opening presentation 

Ralph Talmont, curator of  TEDx Warsaw, Senior TEDx  Ambassador for Eastern Europe TEDx Warsaw;   StreamOnline UK, Partner Elevater Agency; Catalyst  & Sensemaker,  SWPS University

14.05 – 14.20 Presentation: Polish companies ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 – 2017

Barbara Bona, Partner, Deloitte

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the fastest-growing technology companies in Central Europe. The innovation program has been organized by Deloitte Consulting for eighteen years. A new element in the ranking is the Most Disruptive Innovation Award, awarded to companies whose products or services have the potential to make the strongest impact on the market.

14.20 – 15.05 Region without borders. How mobility and the flow of human capital affect the development of regions

14.20 – 14.30 Presentation: Redefining mobility is high level strategy for regions
Anthony Barba, magazine Mobility Report; mentor of Startupbootcamp; HeyRide founder

14.30 – 15.05 Discussion Panel:
Moderator: Anthony Barba, Mobility Report; mentor of Startupbootcamp; HeyRide founder
Katarzyna Śledziewska, DELab University of Warsaw
Sargheve Sukumaran, Experience Designer, Formerly the Head of Mobile Product Design  Samsung Design Studio, Design Director, Innovatika
Sławomir Rajch, Business Development Manager,Raben Logistics Polska

15.05 – 15.30 Coffee Break 

15.30 – 16.45 Media and innovation

15.30 – 16.00 Journalist’s point of view: Jarosław Kuźniar, Onet. pl

16.00 – 16.10 Presentation: New business models as a result of innovation in the media world
Filiberto Amati, branding and innovation consultant; Partner Amati & Associates

16.10 – 16.45 Discussion Panel:

Moderator: Filiberto Amati, branding and innovation consultant; Partner Amati & Associates
Zuzanna Lewandowska, The Kings Foundation; publicist; public affairs consultant
Matthew Day, journalist,  The Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Economist CEE
Igor Sokołowski, television and radio reporter
Dagmara Kowalska, Presenter, journalist in Eurozet Group, ChilliZet

16.45  – 17.05  Financing of innovative projects

Michael DaCosta Babb, Consultant for innovation management,VP, C4DR: „Innovation ecosystems and new methods of financing”

Panel discussion:

Michael DaCosta Babb, Consultant for innovation management,VP, C4DR
Mateusz Nowak, Partner, Mazovia Capital

17.05 – 17.15 Forum Summary

Moderator: Ralph Talmontkurator TEDx Warsaw, Senior TEDx  Ambassador for Eastern Europe TEDx Warsaw; StreamOnline UK, Partner Elevater Agency; Catalyst  & Sensemaker, SWPS University

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