Thematic scope 8th Smart Development Forum
Uniejów 2023

13:00 - 14:00

Welcome Business Lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Power Speech

14:30 - 16:00

Smart development for community health

Discussion devoted to the topics of research and development of medicinal products, advanced technologies and therapies, among others. Experts representing the field of medical science and medical industries will present innovative solutions affecting the health of society on various levels.

Presentation of innovative research and projects of the future. Speeches by representatives of the business and scientific community in the context of innovative solutions and activities in the area of new products and technologies, diagnosis and therapy of diseases and manufacturing of products, among others, medicinal, biological and cosmetic products.


Participants will include:


Arkadiusz Grądkowski, President of the Chamber, All-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Medical Devices POLMED
Dominika Grygier, Ph.D., Professor of the University, President of the Board, Orthoget Sp. z o.o.
Orthoget - bio-tech solutions for orthopedics
Robert Gromada, CEO, MediSensonic Sp. z o.o.
Anna Białk-Wolf, CEO, Institute for Medical Tourism Research and Development
Monika Pintal-Slimak, M.D., President of the Board, National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians
Malwina Mularczyk, M.D., Vice President, International Institute of Translational Medicine
Use of microRNA as an active agent in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome
Prof. Dr. Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, Director of the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Sciences, University of Gdansk
The future of oncology - personalized therapy
Kazimierz Murzyn, CEO, LifeScience Cluster Foundation Krakow




Ewelina Pańczyk, President of the Board, Institute of Consciousness Foundation, Founder and Therapist, Institute of Consciousness

14:30 – 16:00

Global trends and challenges in the agri-food sector

Experts from the agri-food industry, innovators and scientists who are pursuing their research activities in the theme of the second National Smart Specialization will discuss, among other things, the serious crisis in the sector, the challenges posed by inflation and pandemic. Are our domestic agricultural and food products still internationally competitive? What mechanisms should the government put in place to help entrepreneurs in these uncertain times? These, but also inspiring process, technological and product innovations, as well as initiatives undertaken by Polish scientists and entrepreneurs, will be discussed by our guests at the 8th FIR in Uniejów.

Presentation of innovative research, technological projects, initiatives undertaken in the area of topics related to the intelligent development of the agri-food sector. Speeches by representatives of the scientific community and the agri-food industry.


Participants will include:


Alicja Kowalczyk, Ph.D., Wroclaw University of Life Sciences, Verus Association of Animal Breeders and Producers of the Agri-Food Sector
Dr. Andrzej Gantner, Vice President of the Board, General Director, Polish Federation of Food Manufacturers Employers' Association
Barbara Groele, Secretary General, National Union of Juice Producers
Prof. Maria Rembiałkowska, PhD, Department of Organic Food, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Organic food as an innovation for the health of society

14:30 – 16:00

Technologies of the future - biotechnology and specialty chemistry

A debate on, among other issues, bioproducts and specialty chemical products, modern biotechnologies in environmental protection and the development of (bio)technological processes to produce innovative (bio)products. Is biotechnology a technology of the future? How do specialty chemistry solutions affect the development of other industries? Answers to these questions, but also to a number of others, will be provided to everyone by the experts invited to the debate.

Presentation of innovative research, technological projects and unique solutions. Speeches by representatives of the business community, scientific community and representatives of government institutions.


Participants will include:


Dr. Tomasz Zieliński, President of the Board, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
Piotr Kaminski, Vice President for Finance, Employers of the Republic of Poland
Prof. Tomasz Wasilewski, D.Sc., Member of the Board, Polish Commodity Association
Implementation of scientific research results into industrial practice on the example of the cosmetics and detergent industry
Agnieszka Sobczak-Kupiec, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Physics, Cracow University of Technology

16:10 – 17:40

Security and energy transition - Poland's hydrogen strategy

Energy sources that are natural, environmentally safe and found locally in inexhaustible deposits are a critical element of our country's energy sovereignty. The debate on Poland's energy sovereignty related to its transformation that will ensure our security - will be one of the many inspiring discussions during the Forum.

Presentation of innovative research, technological projects and unique solutions in the area of energy security and the country's energy transition itself. Speeches by representatives of the business community, academia and representatives of government institutions and local governments.

16:10 – 17:40

Development trends and innovations in the TSL industry

The TSL industry has had challenging years. Years associated with increasing globalization, that is, the worldwide flow of goods and services, which have led to an increase in demand for transport, forwarding and logistics services. During the forum, experts will present new technologies that fit into the ideas of sustainable development. The topic of urbanization of transport processes, or emerging legislation regulating the work of carriers are factors that will significantly affect logistics.

Presentation of innovative research, technological projects and unique solutions related to development trends and innovations in the TSL industry. Speeches by representatives of the business community, academia and representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions.

16:10 – 17:40

Energy-efficient and smart construction

A debate on the topic of the fifth National Smart Specialization (KIS), during which energy industry practitioners and experts will discuss: integrated energy systems in buildings, materials and technologies used in the construction industry, integrated design, among others. Are companies involved in construction in Poland in line with energy efficiency trends? What progress in this direction is determined by science? We will talk about these aspects and many others that will present a picture of intelligent construction at the Forum in Uniejów.

Presentation of innovative projects and unique solutions that fit into the trends of energy-efficient and intelligent construction. Speeches by representatives of the business community, scientific community and representatives of government institutions and local governments.


Participants will include:


Szymon Liszka, President of the Board, Foundation for Efficient Energy Use
Dr. Magdalena Wdowin, Prof. of the Institute, Deputy Director of the Institute for Scientific Affairs, Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management - Polish Academy of Sciences
Paweł Siwiński, Development Director, Ultrapur Sp. z o.o
Polyurethane foam as effective insulation in energy-efficient houses

17:50 – 19:20

Closed-loop economy and its role in the development of innovation in Poland

Inspiring lectures and discussion about the new model of economy, which is GOZ, which is based on the assumption that the value of products, materials and resources is to be kept in the economy for as long as possible, in order to reduce the generation of waste to a minimum as a result.

Presentation of innovative projects and unique solutions that are part of the closed-loop economy trend. Speeches by representatives of the business community, academia and representatives of government institutions and local governments.


Participants will include:


Konrad Nowakowski, President of the Chamber, Polish Chamber of Packaging Recovery and Recycling
Dariusz Staszewski, President of the Board, R3 Polska Sp. z o.o.
Ecoaction of the Szczecin-based company R3 Polska - locally, but globally
Dr. hab. Marzena Smol, Prof. IGSMiE PAN, Head of the Laboratory of Biogenic Raw Materials, Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Water in a closed loop economy - opportunities and challenges

17:50 – 19:20

Innovative processes and technologies in Polish industry

A debate related to one of the five areas of the National Smart Specializations. Topics devoted to extremely interesting issues related to the horizontal approach to innovative technologies and industrial processes. Process design and optimization, robotization, diagnostics and monitoring, control systems, machinery and automation equipment - in short, everything that affects more effective process management in companies. We will talk about this and many other activities within ITiPP at the 8th Smart Growth Forum.

Presentation of innovative research, technological projects and unique solutions related to Industry 4.0, among others. Speeches by representatives of the business community, academia and representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions.


Participants will include:


Dr. Zygmunt Krasinski, President of the Chamber, Polish Economic Chamber of Advanced Technologies IZTECH
Dr. Katarzyna Janczak, Quality Manager, "Polymer" Research Laboratory, Łukasiewicz Research Network, Institute of Polymer Materials and Dyes
Biodegradable plastics in industry
Jakub Progorowicz, M.Sc., R&D and Investment Director, Comex Polska Sp. z o.o.
Modern technologies using artificial intelligence in the mining and quarrying industry (enrichment process)
Dr. Ewelina Depczyńska, R&D Director, Paged LabTech Sp. z o.o.
Daniel Beldzik, M.Sc., Manager, Research and Development Department, Unilin Flooring Polska Sp. z o.o.
Marek Warzecha, Ph.D., professor of M.Sc., Center for Technology Transfer, Czestochowa University of Technology
Science and business - adaptation of innovative solutions
Andrzej Sioma, Ph.D., professor of AGH, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, AGH University of Science and Technology
New imaging technologies and their application in quality control of pallet manufacturing

17:50 – 19:20

ITC sector and its impact on the development of other industries

An inspiring debate, presenting the ICT sector as a kind of catalyst for the development of smart specializations. Discussion on the impact of ICT on the development of other sectors of the economy. The guests invited to the discussion will address issues related to smart grids and ICT and geo-information technology.

Presentation of innovative research and projects and unique solutions related to the ICT sector. Speeches by representatives of the business community, academia and local governments, among others, in the context of innovative investments or unconventional R&D activities.

19:30 – 19:50

Power Speech


Night of Networking

Music at the highest level, delicious catering, conversations about innovation and development in a relaxed tone, new acquaintances, the charming atmosphere of the place - this is how the evening of the first day of the 8th Smart Development Forum promises to be. This is the time to relax in Uniejów. Participants of the FIR, await after the substantive part of the event an evening with a glass of wine, in a relaxed atmosphere of discussion with innovators.

11:00 – 11:20

Power Speech

11:30 – 13:00

The role of intellectual property in building an innovative economy

Why is intellectual property, despite its intangible nature, of great value to a business? During the debate, experts will explain the essence of intellectual property and identify and define what it is for the

entrepreneur/scientist. Does it affect the competitiveness and innovation of the economy? Or does it bring other benefits? What threats does it generate?

Speeches by representatives of the legal community, patent law firms and scientists representing legal sciences.


Participants will include:


Joanna Kupka, Deputy Director, Innovation and Communication Department, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
Dr. Konrad Ptasinski, Patent Attorney, JWP Patent Attorneys Dorota Rzążewska Sp. k.
How to use the potential of industrial property in building a company's market advantage?




Marek Gozdera, Head, Education and Innovation Department, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

11:30 – 13:00

A woman of science who is changing the world

An inspiring debate led by women for women and beyond. Among other things, we will talk about the fact that women not only can, but should engage in research activities and develop their potential in the scientific field. Despite the social changes taking place and the growing role of women in the scientific community, still the percentage of female scientists remains low. Why is this the case? Experts invited to the discussion will try to answer this question.


Participants will include:


Prof. Dr. Lidia Dzierzbicka-Glowacka, Head, Laboratory of Ecohydrodynamic Processes Modeling, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Digital information system on the marine environment - targeted data fishing
Dr. Eng. Margaret Karbarz, College of Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszow
DNA barcoding
Dr. Katharina Boguslawski, Prof. UMK, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Computer modeling of organic electronics: challenges AND perspectives
Dr Aleksandra Ziemiańska-Stolarska, Department of Process Engineering and Environmental Protection, Lodz University of Technology
HECATE-a flight towards climate neutrality
Ksenia Siadkowska, Scientist, freelancer, Lublin University of Technology
How are spinning technologies created?

11:30 – 13:00

Local government of the future - Invest Area

Representatives of local self-governments will present their vision of managing an innovative city, as well as their experience in undertaking innovative activities and infrastructural projects that affect the living comfort of local communities. Topics of discussion among city managers will also be devoted to the presentation of investment areas and effective cooperation between local governments and business.

Presentation of innovative research and social projects and attractive investment areas. Speeches by representatives of the business community and local governments, among others, in the context of innovative infrastructure investments or unconventional R&D activities.


Participants will include:


Maciej Mysona, Director of Business Development - Urban Market, Zespół Doradców Gospodarczych TOR Sp. z o.o.
Grzegorz Kubalski, Deputy Director of the Office, Union of Polish Counties
Dr. Marcin Korytkowski, Coordinator, Local Competence Center in Moszczenica
Activities of the municipality and LCK in Moszczenica in the area of digitization of public institutions and entities of the SME sector in Poland

14:10 – 15:20

Competencies of the Future. Education - business - labor market

Nowadays, characterized by dynamic changes, innovations and rapid pace of development, the challenges facing education are also becoming multidimensional. What competencies guarantee professional success? How to educate future innovators? Competencies of the future...that is? This question and many others, which will give us insight into the canons of education of the future, will be answered by the guests invited to the debate.


Participants will include:


Dr. Agnieszka Ludwików, Prof. UAM, Director, Doctoral School of Natural Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Justyna Kralisz, Director, Center for the Development of Polish Education Abroad
Łukasz Arendt, Ph.D., Professor, UŁ, Expert on the impact of new technologies on the labor market, Europe Direct Lodz Foundation
Dr. Jacek Stando, professor of the university, Technical University of Lodz
Digitization of the teaching-learning process using artificial intelligence

14:10 – 15:20

Accessibility and social inclusion

Inclusion and social integration is one of the priorities of cohesion policy in the period 2021-2027. A Europe with a stronger social dimension is one of the goals of cohesion policy. Among other things, our experts will discuss the reduction of poverty and social exclusion, greater accessibility of social services, and socioeconomic inclusion. Presentation of projects dedicated to people with disabilities, ranging from new instruments for social inclusion of people with disabilities in Poland to technological innovations and adaptation of public space, architecture, transportation and products to the requirements of all citizens.

14:10 – 15:20

Investment arena

An industry conference dedicated to investment in the broadest sense. The overarching goal of the conference is to discuss a number of issues that arise during the investment process. Presentation of investment funds and landmark infrastructure investments in Poland.


Participants will include:


Dr. Damian Andrzejewski, CEO, Platinum Alfa Sp. z o.o.
Representative, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

15:30 – 16:00

Power Speech: OrthoNail intramedullary implant for active limb lengthening

OrthoNail is Orthoget's patented intramedullary nail with a unique hybrid magneto-mechanical mechanism that allows precise lengthening of long bones. It provides an innovative solution for orthopedics, allowing for comprehensive therapy of asymmetry and inadequate lower limb length, along with continuous access to bone growth monitoring.


Participants will include:


Daniel Kozyra, M.D., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System, Specialist in Medical Rehabilitation

15:30 - 16:00

Power Speech: Revolutionizing the warehouse industry with artificial intelligence and low code technology



Participants will include:


Marek Masztalerz, CEO, Meritus Information Systems

15:30 – 16:50

European strategy for science and innovation

Investments in research and innovation are investments in Europe's future. An industry conference dedicated to the projects of the future, which are funded by key European programs, among others: Horizon 2022 and Horizon Europe. A discussion about Polish scientists and innovators who are successfully working with international consortia to advance Polish science and innovation. How is the "valley of innovation" created? How often do Polish scientists reach for European funds and implement groundbreaking international research? These questions will be answered by the invited execs. The industry conference will also present examples of innovative solutions and projects of the future during 10-minute lectures by our partners.


Participants will include:


Dr. Artur Blazejewski, Prof. UWr, Dean, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, University of Wroclaw,
Development of cooperation between science and economy at the University of Wroclaw

15:30 – 16:50

Digital transformation and intelligent automation using analytics and artificial intelligence

Issues raised during the industry conference will oscillate around the topic of digital transformation,
the advantages of its implementation in the Polish economy and the risks associated with cyber security, among others. Modern technologies in the field of IT, advanced information systems, including the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing or algorithms that allow advanced analysis or prediction. What does a digital, Polish enterprise look like? What is intelligent automation? This question will be answered by experts participating in the industry conference.


Participants will include:


Lukasz Grala, Futurologist, Mentor, CEO, TIDK Sp. z o.o
Sensitivity - hyperpersonalization based on artificial intelligence using cognitive psychology mechanisms and customer behavioral data
Dr. Habil. Regina Lenart-Gansiniec, Prof. UJ, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Slawomir Lasota, Senior Innovation & Project Manager, DSR Sp. z o.o.
Project DPS-EA (Dynamic Production Scheduling based on Evolutionary Algorithm) - digital transformation of production scheduling using artificial intelligence - an answer to difficult times

19:00 – 21:00

Intelligent Development Forum Awards Gala

This moment always arouses the greatest excitement among guests who are at the next editions of the FIR. 8. On October 20, 2023, we will once again present statuettes and certificates of the "Polish Intelligent Development Award", the "Scientist of the Future" Award, as well as honor the Laureates of the "Brand of the Future" - a distinction dedicated to products and services that are clearly associated with development.



Speech by Marcin Prokop entitled:


"Differentiate yourself or you will disappear, or how to build your uniqueness, both in the context of branding and personal brand."


Stand out or disappear, or how to build your uniqueness, both in the context of branding and personal branding. In a reality heavily based on social media and remote communication, each of us - willingly or unwillingly - becomes a public figure. Thus arises the need to consciously and effectively manage our own image, reputation, and the values with which we want to be associated. Using his experience gained during 20 years in media and showbusiness, Marcin will share tips and tools on how to translate them into practice for people working in various industries, in relations with other people.


Participants will include:


Marcin Prokop, Journalist



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