Event participants

Find out who the participants of the Smart Development Forum are

SDF participants Who are the people participating in the Forum?

Researchers conducting basic, applied and clinical research

Rectors of universities and directors of institutes, as well as other representatives of scientific units and universities

Entrepreneurs marketing innovative services and products

Representatives of the education sector

Local government officials open to cooperation with business and science

Representatives of the government administration


Representatives of other organizations involved in smart development

SDF participants Characteristics of Forum participants

  • They are focused on using the results of their projects in business practice
  • Manager of a represented organization focused on creating favorable conditions for the development of R&D projects
    and investment
  • Aware of the importance of promoting ongoing projects to the society at large for their positive development
  • Willing to "go beyond" industry or research communications with project information
  • Open to effective cooperation and new contacts on the line of science-business-government

Speakers Participants of the previous editions

Prof. Ada Yonath

Israeli crystallographer, Nobel laureate

Prof. Hossam Haick

Israeli-Arab scientist and engineer, pioneer known for inventing the Nano Artificial Nose (NA-NOSE)

Prof. Marian Gorynia

Deputy chairman of the Council for Scientific Excellence of Poland, economist and former rector of the EU in Poznan

Dr inż. Wojciech Kamieniecki

Director, National Center for Research and Development in 2019-2022

Marcin Prokop

Journalist, TV presenter, columnist, writer, columnist and TV personality.

Marian Lubieniecki

Chairman of the Board of Directors of General Electric Company Polska Sp. z o.o. and Managing Director of GE Engineering Design Center

Marek Skała

Trainer, Megalit

Prof. Jerzy Buzek

Member of the European Parliament

Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak

Secretary of State, Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy

Dr Remigiusz Kopoczek

Director, National Center for Research and Development in 2022

Dr inż. Jarosław Protasiewicz

Director, Information Processing Center - National Research Institute

Dr Piotr Zakrzewski

Deputy President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

Dorota Rzążewska

President, Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Prof. Jacek Semaniak

President, Central Office of Weights and Measures

Katarzyna Wszoła

Director of Innovation, Veolia Energia Polska S.A.

Małgorzata Zielińska

Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Investment and Development in 2018-2019; Member of the Management Board of PKP S.A. in 2019-2020.

Why should to take part?

The Smart Growth Forum is a place where different ideas, projects and ventures meet. It is hundreds of people who share a passion for creating projects that affect the quality of our lives now or in the future.


Promote the projects of the future

The forum is an ideal opportunity to present yourself and your own research to the scientific community and among potential investors. It also gives you a chance to expand your business contacts and opportunities to attract new collaborators.

Smart Development Forum A unique congress of the future