Journalist, winner of the Wiktor award in the Media Personality category. He has a very large professional practice, gained both as an executive (he was, among other things, editor-in-chief of "Machina", "Film" and "Przekrój"), writing (press journalist in many titles), acting in radio, and hosting numerous television programs of a very different nature.
He is also the author of several best-selling books, with a total circulation of more than 250,000 copies. (including "God, Cash and Rock'n'Roll" and "His Highness Longin"). In the course of acquiring various professional competencies, he also happened to make hobby appearances in films
and TV series, including "M jak miłość" and dubbing animated characters such as in "Niko the Reindeer Saves Christmas."
Marcin is one of the most respected and sought-after Polish entertainers, having
to his credit several hundred conducted events for major international companies, including industry conferences and congresses, elegant galas, thematic festivals, massive concerts
and many others.
Winner in the ranking of the best entertainers in Poland according to Press monthly, No. 9-10/2017.
The sum of his diverse and numerous experiences translates into speeches and lectures full of anecdotes, fascinating for the listener, which can take different forms and character,
depending on the client's expectations.
Privately, Marcin is passionate about new technologies - artificial intelligence, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0 and other issues shaping our lives in the near future. He is able to talk about it competently and engagingly, placing professional knowledge in the context of issues close to everyone - work, entertainment, self-development, ongoing social changes.
Secretary of State, Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy
Secretary of State at the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy. She oversees the subject of the implementation of EU funds for innovation (the Intelligent Development Program) and human capital (the Knowledge Education Development Program). Her duties also include coordinating the preparation of the new programming period for 2021-2027 and overseeing the Accessibility Plus program (she co-authored the Accessibility Act). She also serves as Government Plenipotentiary for the preparation of the World Urban Forum in Katowice in 2022. From November 15, 2019 to October 6, 2020, she served as Minister of Funds and Regional Policy.
President, Polish Chamber of Commerce
Since 2023. President of the Board of Directors of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, since 2020 served as Vice President, and since 2011. Director General of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Previously Managing Director at Accor Services Poland. He also worked as Regional Director at Adecco Poland. Since 2008 he has been involved in activities aimed at improving legislative solutions for the functioning of commercial companies in Poland and the European Union. Trained as a political scientist and a graduate of the Human Resources Management course at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, USA.
Founder, Warsaw Equity Group
Jacek Giedrojć has been involved in investment activities in Poland since 1992. Initially, he specialized in privatization projects and management buyouts. After 1999, he was involved in, among other things, the restructuring of the portfolio of distressed assets acquired from Elektrim S.A. and investments in technology companies in the early stages of development. He served as Group president until 2006. He is currently in charge of the Group's strategy and remains involved in the development and management of its portfolio by overseeing investment processes and evaluating and approving individual projects. Prior to founding WEG, he gained professional experience working as an auditor, consultant and in public administration in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Jacek holds a PhD in sociology (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences), an MBA (Harvard University) and a degree in economics (Victoria University of Wellington).
Vice President for Finance, Employers of the Republic of Poland
Graduate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and postgraduate studies Tempus CUBIS at the Universities of Milan, Amsterdam and Leuven in the field of management, including support by information systems (1994). Graduate of the Advance Management Program of the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Barcelona (2007).
From 1992 to 2000 he was associated with the Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as Director of the Department of Public Companies and Finance.
From 2000 to 2003 he was Vice President of the Stock Exchange. During this period, he also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Central Board of Bids S.A.
In March 2003, he was appointed to the position of Member of the Management Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A. overseeing the corporate banking area and served in this capacity until March 2006. He was also involved in the Bank's restructuring and public offering processes. During this period, he also chaired the Supervisory Board of Bankowy Fundusz Leasingowy S.A.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Pocztowy S. A., the Bank underwent a major restructuring during this period.
Since 2005, he was a member of the Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange S. A. where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2006 to 2008.
From 2010 to 2011 he served as a member of the Supervisory Board and a member of the PZU S.A. IPO Board Committee. During this time, PZU S.A.'s long-standing conflict with Eureko ended and an IPO was conducted.
From 2011 to 2013, he served as a member of the board of directors for finance and acting president at Totalizator Sportowy Ltd. During this period, the company defined a development strategy that included a long-term drive to move its services into the mobile sphere.
He served as an independent member of the Supervisory Board of Budimex S.A. from 2010 to 2020. Since 2010, he has been a member of numerous Supervisory Boards of listed companies including Immobile S.A., Altus TFI S.A., Sphinx S.A., Workservice S.A., IdeaBank S.A., among others.
From 2020 to 2022, he served as Vice President/CFO of the international Wielton Group S.A. Europe's third largest trailer manufacturer.
From 2008 to 2022 he was President of the Polish Branch of the Alumni Association of the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Barcelona.
He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Wielton S.A., Pamapol S.A., Platige Immage S.A., 4Cell Therapies S.A. Employer Institute Foundation.
He is President of the Board of Directors of the Queen Hedvig Schoolarship Foundation, which organizes scholarships for the most talented Polish youth wishing to develop their careers in the broad prospects of a modern, competitive economy.
He is a member of the Council of the Polish Audit Supervision Agency on behalf of the Employers, having previously served as a member of the Audit Supervision Commission since 2009.
Since 2006 he has been Treasurer and Vice President of the Board of Directors for, Financial Affairs of the Employers of Poland.
President of the Chamber, National Chamber of Commerce of Medical Devices POLMED
A lawyer by training, he has been responsible for implementing the goals of the POLMED Chamber since 2020. He engages in direct discussions with decision-makers and government representatives who influence the shape and functioning of both the medical device industry and the health care system. He has many years of experience in the field of medical devices, which he gained, among others, at the Confederation of Leviathan. He served as its representative on the Trilateral Team for Health and the Public Services Team of the Social Dialogue Council. He coordinated, among other things, the amendment of the pharmaceutical law, the prescription regulation and the law on medical devices.
on medical devices. He was deputy director of the Medical Devices Information Department at URPL, WM and PB. Co-authored the amendment of the Law on Medical Devices in 2016-2019 and the Law on Medical Devices in 2021, adapting Polish law to EU regulations. Representative of Poland at meetings of the Heads of European Medical Devices Agencies "CAMD", former EC expert in foreign projects.
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Board Member of ESOLEO
RES practitioner with almost 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, university lecturer. Co-founder of the photovoltaic micro-installation market in Poland, consultant on the amendment of the RES Act and other government programmes supporting the development of the industry. Gained experience in energy trading companies developing wind farms, photovoltaic farms and biogas plants. As of 2019, advisor to the President of the Management Board of ZE PAK in the field of renewable energy and board member of ESOLEO and board member of PAK PCE Fotowoltaika; companies responsible for the construction and maintenance of the largest photovoltaic farm in Central and Eastern Europe in Brudzew, with a capacity of 70 MW.
President, Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys
President of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys (PIRP) of the current term.
She also held this position from 2017 to 2021, and was previously Dean of the Mazovia District of the PIRP.
She is a national and European patent attorney and legal advisor, as well as a mediator in intellectual property matters and an arbitrator of Polish and European Internet domain arbitration courts.
For more than 25 years, she has been advising Polish and foreign clients on the protection of industrial and intellectual property rights and combating unfair competition. He helps entrepreneurs effectively manage their intellectual property rights to develop their business and achieve market success.
She has extensive knowledge and experience as a patent attorney and legal counselor, thanks to which she successfully conducts litigation and court proceedings in the field of infringement of exclusive rights, including complex patent, trademark and copyright disputes.
He also deals with the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet in relation to Internet domain names and widely understood e-commerce activities. She also supports companies in the implementation of their business strategies, providing assistance in the area of corporate law and handling commercial transactions.
She actively popularises knowledge on the protection of intellectual property rights during many conferences, trainings and educational workshops. She is the author of numerous national and and foreign publications. She is also active in international intellectual property law organisations INTA and AIPPI.
She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She is the managing partner of JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys and JWP Law Firm, as well as the founder of the JWP Idea-Patent Foundation.
President, Foundation for the Support of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology NANONET, Coordinator, Silesian Nano Cluster, National Key Cluster
President of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Support Foundation Nanonet, Member of the Polish Committee for Standardization of Nanotechnology and Innovation, KIS 8 NANO group and Silesian Innovation Council. Initiator and coordinator of the Silesian NANO Cluster - National Key Cluster. Since 2006, he has been in business with companies operating in the field of high technology *(surface layer engineering, additive technologies, nanotechnologies). In 2015, he graduated with an MBA from the University of Economics in Katowice. For 15 years he has been involved in the creation, acquisition of projects financed from external sources. He is the author of many scientific publications and is a co-author of two international patents on electroluminescence of nanomaterials. Originator and investor of Panamint, a manufacturer of printed electronics.
CEO, QNA Technology
Graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology with a specialisation in Solid State Physics. In 2007 he completed his doctoral studies with honours. For his dissertation, he received the Prime Minister's Award for the best doctoral thesis in the field of Materials Engineering. He was awarded the title of prosfessor of physical sciences in 2020. He has co-authored 130 publications and 8 patents/patent applications. He has received numerous awards and fellowships for his research work. Expert in optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures and synthesis and functionalisation of inorganic nanomaterials. CEO and founder of QNA Technology S.A., which deals with the synthesis and modification of semiconducting nanomaterials - so-called quantum dots - and the development of inks based on such nanomaterials for the display, LED lighting, photonics and printed optoelectronics markets.
FLUDRA Sp. z o.o.
He graduated from the Faculty of Management and Marketing at Poznań University of Economics. As a manager with several years of experience in the metalworking industry, on a daily basis, he manages the family company FLUDRA, which has been operating on the market since 1930 and employs more than 150 people. He holds a master's degree in the locksmith profession, thus supporting vocational education in the local labour market. As Chief Technologist and Coordinator of the Research and Development unit, he conducts and supervises research and development work on innovative technology projects that are later applied in the daily operation of the company. He is involved in numerous social and charitable activities, including the "Charity Run Five with Fludra", of which he is the initiator and organiser. Together with his wife Anna, he actively participates in it every year. Privately, he is a happy dad of three sons and an avid mountain climbing, running and football enthusiast.
Director of electric bus production, ARP E-Vehicles
Graduate of Poznan University of Technology and Poznan University of Economics. Passionate and popularizer of science, technology and new technologies. Author of the book titled. #InventorsPL. Poles who changed the world. Expert in the field of energy, liquid fuels and gases, as well as renewable energy sources and electromobility. Long-time director of the logistics and transportation area in PKN ORLEN S.A. Capital Group companies, currently Director of Electric Bus Production at ARPE-Vehicles.
Finalist of the TOP Influencer of the year 2020 and TOP 3 Influencer 2022 plebiscite on linkedin.com.
Strategic Advisor, National Centre for Research and Development
He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the area of project implementation in the fields of low-carbon economy, bioeconomy, closed-loop economy. Since 2020, strategic advisor at the National Centre for Research and Development on projects developing innovative technologies that fit into the European Green Deal strategy. Member of teams evaluating R&D projects under national and international research programmes.
Acting Managing Director of Bezgluten Sp. z o.o.
Manager with over 12 years of professional experience. Graduate of the Faculty of Corporate Finance Management at the Częstochowa University of Technology. Completed numerous training programmes including Management by ICAN Institute & Harvard Business Publishing. For almost 6 years she has been associated with Bezgluten, where she contributes to the dynamic development of the organisation together with the Inter Europol SA Capital Group.
Project Manager, ARP S.A.
Karierę zawodową zaczynała jako Trener Biznesowy prowadząc liczne szkolenia dla spółki Samsung Electronics Polska. Następnie, chcąc wykorzystać swoją znajomość języka angielskiego pracowała w międzynarodowej firmie z branży medycznej.
Przez ponad 6 lat jako pracownik Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego, a następnie Narodowego Centrum Badań i Rozwoju nadzorowała realizację projektów obejmujących programy rozwojowe uczelni. Następnie, przez blisko 3 lata zajmowała się projektami realizowanymi w ramach programu krajowego.
Przez ostatnie 4 lata z ramienia Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. współpracowała z Wnioskodawcami zainteresowanymi pozyskaniem środków z PO IR na zakup innowacyjnej technologii.
Obecnie pełni rolę Kierownika Projektu w nowopowstałym narzędziu dla przedsiębiorców pod nazwą BiznesPortal, który intuicyjne umożliwia wyszukiwanie ofert wsparcia finansowego oraz pozafinansowego.
Deputy Director of the Office, Union of Polish Counties
Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. Author of book publications, articles and glosses in scientific journals. Local government expert, since 2008 associated with the Union of Polish Counties, where he currently serves as Deputy Director of the Office. He has also provided support to the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration and the Małopolska School of Public Administration. Expert and trainer at numerous trainings for local government, in particular on institutional development, public-legal partnership, quality management, local government law. An active local government official - he was, among other things, Chairman of the Legionowski District Council and Head of Jabłonna Commune. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Legionowski District.
CEO, Platinum Alfa Sp. z o.o.
arch projects totaling more than PLN 50 million. For the past five years, he has been associated with Platinum Alpha Fund, which has made more than 30 investments in innovative early-stage Startups between 2019 and 2022.
Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on Science, Education and Sport of the 10thTenislature Senate
In the Senate of the 10th term, she is vice-chair of the Committee on Science, Education and Sport, a member of the Committee on Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Petitions and the Extraordinary Committee on Climate Change.
She is active on behalf of women and is a plenipotentiary of the Women's Congress.
She is an engineer by education. For several years she worked as a teacher of vocational subjects at the Electronic School Complex in Sosnowiec and educated young people and adults at the Vocational Training Institute.
She has extensive managerial experience in companies and budgetary establishments.
President of the Management Board, Centrum Doradztwa i Analiz Projektowych Sp. z o.o.
President of the Management Board of Centrum Doradztwa i Analiz Projektowych, a company providing specialised design, consulting and advisory services for Territorial Self-Government Units.
Graduate of the Technical University of Łódź, Faculty of Information Technology and Statistics. From 1999 to 2007, Head of IT Department at the Włocławek Municipal Office. Since 2008, he has been involved in raising European funds for IT projects in public administration. He has participated in the preparation and implementation of IT projects for the territorial self-government units for 17 years. Prepared projects with a high degree of innovation, as well as research and development character have repeatedly taken first place in substantive assessments in national and regional competitions.
Certified Expert in the field of European funds, Project manager PRINCE2® and AgilePM®. Business analyst with knowledge of business process development standards and methodologies. Specialist in the preparation of strategies and programmes for computerisation of Towns and Municipalities (co-author of the award-winning Strategy for Information Society Development in the City of Zabrze - e-Zabrze). Auditor of several dozen projects implemented with the participation of European funds aimed at the development of the Smart City idea. Coordinator of the creation of Shared Services Centres in cities: Toruń, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Szczecin.
Passionate about intelligent management. Author of the concept of the Management Control System application for territorial self-government units thanks to which CDiAP was awarded the Polish Smart Development Award 2023 in the category: Project of the Future.
Vice-President, RES Rentier S.A.
OZE Rentier is responsible for investment implementation, electricity sales and organisational and legal matters.
Electrical engineer and expert on renewable energy sources. In his 47-year career he has managed companies such as:
- ENERGA Hydro,
- ENERGA SA,
- Hydro Power Plant in Włocławek,
- ENERGA WIND.
As a vice-president in PGE Energia Odnawialna SA, he participated in the opinion and consultation of draft legislation in the area of RES.
He led the process of consolidation of RES assets in the ENERGA Group and supervised the construction of:
- hydroelectric power plants,
- PV installations,
- biomass units.
At the ENERGA Group, he participated in the procedure for the preparation and signing of the agreement for the largest transaction in the Polish energy sector - the purchase by the ENERGA and PGE Groups of the wind assets of the Danish company DONG and the Spanish company IBERDROLA. The value of the contract amounted to PLN 3.5 billion.
During the period when he was in charge of the Opole area in ENERGA and PGE, he repeatedly served as the President and Member of the Board of the Hydroelectric Power Plants Association.
He travelled 8,000 km alone on a motorbike in the US AP, including Route 66 and Route 1, Nordkapp in Norway.
President, OZE Rentier S.A.
Master of Engineering, graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, where he worked for 7 years. A visionary oriented towards environmental protection. As a student, he organised an 18-month sailing expedition, circumnavigated Cape Horn, was in Antarctica, after a liver transplant he was a multiple marathon and ultramarathon runner. Worked as a coach and trainer for several years. Real estate investor.
Director of business development - urban market, Team of Economic Advisors TOR Sp. z o.o.
Graduate of Transportation, Management and Production Engineering at Wrocław University of Technology and Traffic Engineering at Krakow University of Technology. Author of dozens of strategic and planning documents on smart cities, mobility and economic profile changes.
In his work, he attaches great importance to lobbying for the introduction of forsight activities in local government units. In his analyses, he emphasizes the importance of well-conducted research and the possibility of collecting information based on the use of new technologies (drones, telecoms, traffic models, AI).
Vice President of the Board, General Director, Polish Federation of Food Manufacturers Employers' Union
Vice President of the Board, General Director of the Polish Federation of Food Producers Union of Employers, editor-in-chief of the quarterly "Food-Lex", member of the Council of the Union of Employers and Entrepreneurs, member of the Council of the National Chamber of Commerce, member of the Committee on Food and Nutrition Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Represents PFPŻ ZP in the largest European organization of the food industry Food Drink Europe. For more than 20 years he has been involved in the food economy in the field of management, marketing, public relations, corporate social responsibility. Author of numerous publications and analyses on the food market and food economy.
Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Efficient Energy Use
He has spent his career with the FEWE Foundation for Efficient Energy Use, where he has served as President of the FEWE Board since 2005. Szymon Liszka is also, since 2018, President of the National Association "Poszanowanie Energii i Środowiska" (SAPE-POLSKA). His professional experience includes both issues related to the problems of energy policy, local energy planning, programming of energy efficiency improvement projects and clean energy technologies based on innovative financing methods, as well as detailed problems related to energy auditing, measured energy diagnostics of facilities and verification of the effects of measures taken. Author and co-author of numerous publications in the field of energy efficiency and energy management Graduate of the Faculty of EAiE at the AGH University of Science and Technology.
President, Polish Chamber of Packaging Recovery and Recycling
Consultant and trainer in the field of environmental protection, with experience in direct cooperation with companies and local governments, including, among others, environmental services and outsourcing (comprehensive service of companies in the field of environmental protection). He has extensive experience in the practical application and interpretation of environmental legislation, especially waste laws including product laws. Member of competition committees including Teraz Polska. Member of the Council for Sustainable Food Use and working groups on sustainable production and consumption, waste, CSR and Closed Circuit Economy at the Ministry of Development. He has experience in the areas of LCA life cycle assessments, environmental footprint and carbon footprint. She specializes in recycling technologies, packaging system design and "green" packaging assessments. He works with industry related to the marketing of packaged products as well as the practical organization of the packaging waste collection and recovery system. For many years, he has been the Chief Specialist for Packaging Ecology at the COBRO Packaging Research Institute and President of the Polish Chamber of Packaging Recovery and Recycling on a daily basis carrying out tasks related to the extended responsibility of companies for the packaging of products placed on the market.
Head, Department of Linguistic Engineering and Text Analysis, NASK - National Research Institute, Director, Department of Innovation and Technology, Ministry of Digitalisation
Head of the Department of Linguistic Engineering and Text Analysis at NASK. After a colourful humanities path (which included linguistics, literary comparative studies, cultural studies, philosophy), culminating in a PhD in translation studies and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, she completed her master's degree in automation and robotics at the WEiTI, Warsaw University of Technology. She is academically interested in the semantic and pragmalinguistic potential of grammars, and explores author vector representations of text and their algebraic potential. She implements projects related to cyber security, primarily at the level of detection and classification of unwanted content. Honoured in the Top100Women in AI in Poland ranking, author of a speech at TedX. Since 1.06.2023, she has also been the director of the Department of Innovation and Technology at the Ministry of Digitalisation.
CEO, MediSensonic Sp. z o.o.
He began his career in clinical research conducted for BigPharma. He was the first in Poland to create a Data Management department and an electronic system for handling clinical trials (e-CRF). In parallel, he worked as a management expert in, among others, PZU, MSZ, PKO BP SA, PKP, Wroclaw City Hall, implementing project management systems and as an advisor to the board of directors.
Initiator of MedTech start-ups, which he independently created and recapitalized with private funds. Creator and former CEO of BridgeAlfa investment fund with capitalization of about PLN 50 million, financing the MedTech industry.
Originator and CEO of MediSensonic, a company developing innovative medical products such as a noise-free glucose meter, a label-free blood pressure monitor and an apnea therapy mattress.
Expert on company development, raising private and public financing.
Expert in MedTech and BioTech, member of Investment Committees.
CEO, Orthoget Sp. z o.o.
Dominika Grygier is a specialist in biomedical engineering. In her scientific and research work, Dominika Grygier, Ph.D., mainly deals with issues in materials engineering, metallurgy and biomaterials. Dominika Grygier holds the position of university professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology. She defended her dissertation with a specialization in materials science, biomechanics under the title "Influence of selected properties of silica surface layers on their applicability as coatings for coronary stents." In 2018, she received a postdoctoral degree in the discipline of mechanical engineering and operation. She has twice been a participant in a foreign internship at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Werkstoffkunde. She has authored and co-authored̨ more than a hundred scientific papers domestically and abroad. In addition, she is co-author of three patents: "Intravascular coronary stent" (Exclusive right number: 210204), "Intravascular coronary stent" (Exclusive right number: 210205), "Dynamic intramedullary nail enabling angle correction" (Exclusive right number: 237952). Since January 2020, he has served as deputy head of the Department of Vehicle Engineering at the Wroclaw University of Technology. Since April 2019, he has been President of Orthoget Company He has experience as R&D manager in projects: "Intramedullary nail for active lengthening of long bones" POIR 1.3.1, "External testing - Fractured FCA". 16/4102/0030/21, "Hybrid intramedullary nail with magneto-mechanical drive for human long bone lengthening" POIR.01.01.01-00-0246/21.
President of the Management Board, Lower Silesian Agency for Economic Cooperation
Master's degree in law and political science at the University of Wrocław, and in business management at the Higher School of Banking. Graduate of postgraduate MBA - Master of Business Administration and in project management.
Since 2014, he has been employed at the Marshal's Office of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. He served as Director of the Office of the Marshal and then as Deputy Director of the Marshal's Department.
A long-time activist for local government, involved in numerous social campaigns. At the age of 25, he was elected as a councillor of the Oława County.
He assumed the position of President of the Management Board of Dolnośląska Agencja Współpracy Gospodarczej Sp. z o.o. in 2021.
President of the Management Board, Meritus Systemy Informatyczne Sp. z o.o
Mateusz Kalinowski - a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology.
Since 2014 he has held the position of President at the technology company Meritus Systemy Informatyczne. Enthusiast and initiator of activities that have brought the company into the era of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and cloud computing. Co-author of scientific publications related to the use of artificial intelligence algorithms. Creator and co-author of many products using AI, i.e. the skanujfakture.pl document circulation programme, the PINQUARK WMS system or the GeoTrainAI system.
Privately, a happy dad and an avid enthusiast of car racing and sea expeditions.
President, Comex Polska Sp. z o.o.
Jacek Kołacz graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (1989) and in 1995 completed doctoral studies at NTNU University in Norway. Since 1990, he has been involved in materials technology and automation of production processes as a senior researcher at the SINTEF research institute in Norway. In 2003, he founded Comex AS in Norway as a start-up, allowing commercialisation of new patented equipment and technological solutions. In 2007, Comex Polska Sp. z o.o. was established in Kraków to continue R&D work and further commercialise new technological solutions, which are now used on almost all continents of the world. Jacek Kołacz is currently the author of more than 150 publications, many international patents and several hundred scientific reports in the field of production of microparticles of minerals and materials, electronic sorting of materials, and automation of production processes. He is currently working as president of the Comex Group.
Director, Department of Economy and International Cooperation, Marshall Office of the Silesian Voivodship
She gained professional experience in large companies operating in heavy industry. She served as the Mayor's Plenipotentiary for Supporting Innovation at the Katowice City Hall. She also coordinated the activities of a non-governmental organisation promoting science and technology and organising cooperation with European clusters.
Currently, she leads a team whose activities focus on the economic promotion of the region by strengthening competences in the creation of new, future-oriented industries, as well as on creating a good climate for investment and export.
The team also deals with supporting SMEs in the process of internationalisation, cooperation between the local government, science and business, as well as establishing and maintaining international relations with the partner regions of the Silesian Voivodeship.
Graduate of the University of Silesia in physical sciences with a specialisation in medical physics and in social and political sciences, MBA.
Topic of presentation in the Arena of Future Projects [10-minute speech].
Katowice Gaming and Technology Hub
This is a shared space for technology companies, game developers and the e-sports community. Being developed on the site of a former coal mine, the hub will be one of the most important IT projects in Poland.
CEO, Institute for Medical Tourism Research and Development
President of the Institute for Medical Tourism Research and Development, co-founder of the Proturmed Foundation, academic lecturer. Her activities include initiating cooperation between medical institutions for promotion on foreign markets, integration of the medical tourism market and research in this area. She cooperates with central and regional institutions, medical institutions and international medical tourism experts. She is the author of numerous articles, analyses and studies in this field. Her latest publication, "Praxisbuch Medizintourismus," which she co-authored, is due out in late 2022.
Deputy Director, Innovation and Communication Department, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
Employed at the Polish Patent Office since 2012, currently as Deputy Director of the Innovation and Communication Department. Involved in the organization of educational and information and promotional activities in the field of intellectual property protection, including national and international projects. Since 2016. - Member of the Budget Committee of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In 2008-2011, chief specialist at the Implementing Authority for European Programs. In 1999-2008 employee of the Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprises (Regional Financing Institution), responsible for the organization of many training and information projects (e.g., International Small Business Congress), in addition, accredited consultant advising business start-ups and SMEs on how to obtain support under aid programs, coordinator of the Mazovian network of consulting and advisory points and head of the investment grants department. She has conducted many training courses on the implementation of EU projects, as well as the protection of intellectual property.
President of the Board, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
Since June 2013, he has headed the most important institution representing the chemical sector in Poland at the national and international forum.
An expert in the chemical sector with many years of experience in managerial positions. He built his professional experience, among others, in the most important companies in the chemical and petrochemical sector in Poland and Central Europe and in the consulting sector. He has represented the interests of the domestic chemical industry at home and abroad for more than a dozen years and sits on the boards of numerous national and international business and industry organizations.
He is currently a member of the National Association Board (NAB) of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), where he represents 7 countries in the Central European Cluster (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria Croatia). He sits on the Board of Directors of the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG), as well as the Advisory Board, of the World Refining Association.
He is also a member of the Presidium of the Committee on Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as the Presidium of the Council and Committee on Climate and Energy Policy at the National Chamber of Commerce.
Member of supervisory boards of companies at home and abroad. Member of economic, program and scientific councils and industry associations. Knight of the T. Sendzimir Honorary Medal for special contributions to the innovation movement in Poland, awarded the Gold Honorary Badge of the Federation of NOT Scientific and Technical Associations. Author of numerous scientific and popular science publications and conference speeches.
Doctor of Technical Sciences in the field of chemical technology. Graduate of Chemical Technology at the Faculty of Construction, Mechanics and Petrochemistry in Plock, Warsaw University of Technology and Postgraduate Studies in Financial Management and Marketing at Warsaw University of Technology. In addition, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the PL program and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champion. He completed the Strategic Business Management Program at Harvard University Extension School.
Head of Research and Development, Unilin Flooring Polska Sp. z o.o.
Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Since 2014, he has been associated with the flexible PVC flooring industry, where he worked for many years on their production as a Technologist Specialist. Currently, he successfully heads the Research and Development Department, which is responsible for improving current and seeking new technological solutions. He has led and supervised research and development work within the framework of an EU project and, together with his team, has developed and implemented an innovative technology for the production of flexible PVC floor coverings with a factory-applied lacquer layer and kneading.
Secretary General, National Union of Juice Producers Association
Secretary General of the KUPS Association since 2004. Defended her doctoral thesis at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumption Sciences. Graduate of the Agricultural University of Cracow, Faculty of Technology and Human Nutrition, Biotechnology and the NCU Business College in Nowy Sącz. Member of the DQS Program Council, the DSK KUPS Technical Team, the AIJN Technical Committee and the Agricultural Agreement at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Member of the Managing Commission of the Fruit and Vegetable Promotion Fund.
Since 2004 she has been the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) General Secretary. She defended her doctoral thesis at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences at the Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. A graduate of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Technology and Human Nutrition, Biotechnology Department and NCU School of Business in Nowy Sącz. Member of the DQS Program Council, the DSK KUPS Technical Team, the AIJN Technical Committee and of the Agricultural Agreement at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Member of the Management Committee of the Fruit and Vegetable Promotion Fund.
President of the Board, National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians
She has worked as a laboratory diagnostician for 22 years. She has gone through all levels of professional development - from assistant to MLD manager. She has worked in the public and non-public health sector, including in a coviod laboratory. She knows the work of diagnosticians inside out and identifies with the problems of laboratory workers.
For years she has been active in the professional self-government of laboratory diagnosticians, and has also supported trade unions in their activities.
She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy with a Department of Medical Analytics at the Silesian Medical Academy in Katowice. At the Medical University of Lodz, she completed her doctoral studies and is finishing her PhD, the topic of which is quality indicators in medical diagnostic laboratories. She completed her MBA in health care at the University of Vocational Training in Wroclaw.
She is a Quality Management Systems Auditor and a training specialist for health care managers and diagnosticians.
She has devoted all her work to raising the profile of the laboratory diagnostic profession, a priority of this term of the National Council of Laboratory Diagnosticians. As President of the KRDL, she focuses on unity and cooperation.
President of the Management Board, R3 Polska Sp. z o.o.
Graduate of Szczecin University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electricity Conversion and Use. Completed postgraduate studies, among others, in the following fields: economic accounts and regulations in reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings, real estate valuation, finance and banking - management, preparation and management of public-private partnership projects. Currently president of the board of directors of R3 Poland Sp. z o.o.
In 2018 and 2019, member of the Polish delegation to the Economic Summit - Global Business Summit in New Delhi. Associate of the law firm A. Oszczęda and Company. Specialist in managing teams of experts and scientists during research, development and implementation processes.
Experienced commercial negotiator. Advisor in transformations and restructuring of commercial law companies. Specialist in a public-private partnership project with funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and European Economic Area funds - Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.
Patent Attorney, Partner, JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys Dorota Rzążewska Sp. k.
Has been a patent attorney for many years. She conducts application and litigation proceedings in respect of obtaining protection rights for trademarks and industrial designs in domestic, EU and international procedures. Provides strategic advice to clients on building and managing their industrial property rights portfolio. Prepares legal opinions on the registrability of trademarks. Provides training in the field of industrial property.
European Union Intellectual Property Office
Graduate of the University of Lodz, with many years of experience in the management of tangible and intangible assets. He started his career as an employee of the City of Łódź (2012-2014), after which he took the position of Specialist at the Łódź Infrastructure Company (2014-2018). He then worked as a Specialist at the Łódź Special Economic Zone (2018-2022), where he gained valuable experience in investment project planning and industrial implementation of innovations.
He is currently a Consultant to the European Intellectual Property Office, seconded to support the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and an entrepreneur in the business consulting sector. He works with a full range of entrepreneurs - from startups to large enterprises, engaging in numerous projects promoting industrial property protection both in Poland and abroad.
Head, Education and Innovation Department, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
Head of the Education and Innovation Department at the Innovation and Communication Department of the Polish Patent Office.
Germanist, journalist and film scholar by education. Graduate of the University of Wrocław and the Free University in Berlin. For many years he worked as a journalist covering the media market. For the past 14 years, he has been working on the other side of the barricade as an employee of communication departments, first at the Ministry of the State Treasury and then at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy. He gained his first experience in conducting educational activities at the Ministry of the Treasury, where he led various projects promoting, among other things, investing in the stock market (e.g. training, e-learning platform, TV programmes, events for children, competitions, supplements in the press). At the Polish Patent Office, he introduces the world of intellectual property protection not only to entrepreneurs, but also to students, teachers and scientists.
Legal Adviser, Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlęzak Law Firm
I advise and represent national and international clients in matters related to the protection of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, designs, know-how, copyrights, databases and internet domain names. I support entrepreneurs in aspects related to counteracting unfair competition. I draft and negotiate agreements regarding the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property and research and development agreements. I assist in technology transfer projects and issues related to employee creativity.
I am the author of many publications in this area. I teach at Lazarski University in Warsaw, including postgraduate courses in "Law in the business of new technologies", "Environmental law" and "Labour and social insurance law".
Advises on the development of intellectual property protection strategies
Represents clients in proceedings related to intellectual property protection before common courts, the Polish Patent Office, administrative courts, the EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the EU and internet domain name arbitration courts
Assists in domestic and cross-border projects concerning technology transfer, licensing and transfer of intellectual property rights
Advises on matters relating to the prevention of unfair competition
Has experience in sports marketing
Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw - Legal counsel 2011
University of Warsaw - Postgraduate Studies in Intellectual Property Law 2005
Université de Poitiers / University of Warsaw - Master droit des affaires français et européen 2004
University of Warsaw - Master of Law 2004
CEO, kammedia.pl, CCO, go2nft.pl
Kamila Gębik - CEO of KAMMEDIA.PL, CCO GO2NFT, organiser of the conference "Future of e-commerce", author of books: "BEAUTIFUL E-COMMERCE. How to sell fashion and beauty on the Internet?" (www.pieknyecommerce.pl) and "THE FUTURE OF E-COMMERCE for fashion and beauty" (www.przyszloscecommerce.pl), which she published as a self-publisher. The second book is the first publication in the world also published using NFT technology. She trains, participates in meetings: live, webinars and e-commerce podcasts. She is also a speaker: "Lunch with e-commerce" and "Mobile trends". I have been nominated for the title: "E-commerce Woman 2023" in the best start-up of the year category and "E-commerce Woman 2022" in the innovation category, and became the "personality of the month" of wartoznac.pl. During the summer season, she organises a series of events: "E-commerce on the water". She creates expert articles for magazines such as: "Forbes Poland", "ICAN Management Review", "E-commerce & digital marketing". In his actions, he always goes against the grain and trusts his intuition. She effectively combines marketing, sales, PR, copywriting and e-commerce. She loves newtorking and connects people from the industry with each other on a daily basis, advises on techniques to increase sales for e-commerce. Privately a lover of minerals, yoga, mountains and art.
She has been written about by media such as: Forbes Polska, Grupa Wirtualna Polska, Money.pl, WhitePress®, FashionBiznes, NowyMarketing, Marketer+, As Sprzedaży, ICAN Institute, My Company Polska, Media Marketing Polska, E-commerce in practice, E-commerce & digital marketing, Avanti, Akademickie Radio Luz, lubimyczytac. pl, sukcespisanyszminka.pl, digitalx.pl, ecomersy.pl, Ican Managment Review Polska, harbingers.pl, mobiletrends.pl, commercetrends.pl, szef-sprzedazy.pl, Rzeczpospolita.
Mentor, Futurologist, CEO of TIDK
Mentor, Futurologist, passionate about data - follows and researches the latest scientific and technological developments in the topics of AI, ML and advanced analytics. His mission is to evangelize the business world in the area of better leveraging the potential of data. Luke has been creating the podcast "Resistance is Futile since 2021. Here comes AI!" focusing on the artificial intelligence that surrounds us and what impact it is having on action and change in the world around us. He is a regular guest on Patricia Vygota's radio show "Patronautics" on Radio357, sharing his perspective on the world of new technologies from a cognitivist perspective. He is eager to invest and connect passionate people in new initiatives. which develop solutions to benefit from the achievements of artificial intelligence. One of them is the start-up AI4.BIO, whose mission is to improve the quality of health and life, through the power of AI.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Data Platform category since 2010. One of the 50 MVPs in the AI category worldwide as of 2018. On a daily basis, he mentors the TIDK team and leads the implementation of innovative projects for Poland's largest organizations.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
He works at the Department of Organic Food at the Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Her research activities include organic farming, the nutritional value of organic raw materials and the impact of organic food consumption on human and animal health. She has published more than 200 scientific papers, 49 of them in high-scoring journals.
She is president of the M. Górny Organic Agriculture Forum association, whose goal is to popularize organic agriculture among the public and promote its products, as well as to inspire and support science that contributes to the development of organic agriculture in Poland.
Prof. Rembiałkowska is involved in a number of national and international research and implementation projects related to organic agriculture and food. She serves on the boards of several Polish and global organizations promoting this topic (FQH, OFSP, ISOFAR); she is a leader of the international ENOAT network.
Senior Innovation & Project Manager, DSR S.A.
Slawomir Lasota has been designing, developing and implementing cutting-edge information technologies that help companies and institutions create competitive advantages for more than 25 years. He currently serves as Senior Innovation&Project Manager at DSR S.A. , where he leads a team of IT, industry and business experts who identify, evaluate and estimate the future potential of new innovative technologies, business models and processes to address changing business and economic trends for the company and customers, in line with the concept of Industry 4.0 and 5.0. He also has experience in IT and industrial automation management. He has successfully coordinated the implementation of major projects involving innovative IT solutions. He has created and managed businesses, authored publications in both the trade and scientific press, and co-authored a solution covered by a patent application.
Vice President, E-Trust Medical
Associated with the medical industry for over 16 years, he has successfully implemented solutions from external companies (Comarch, CompuGroup Medical, Controlling System, Qmatic, Agfa, Phillips) and created dedicated solutions for Hospitals in the areas of Patient Traffic, Clinical Trials, Emergency Department, Billing. He has consulted and implemented IT systems in medical units in Poland.
For many years he has been associated with the University Clinical Center in Gdansk. The hospital, through its strong focus on extensive computerization of various aspects of its operations, received the Certificate of Digital Maturity and Data Security and the 2018 Healthcare Leader of the Year in the "Innovative Hospital" category.
He oversees a team of more than 20 employees in IT support, administrators, systems support and implementation.
Hospital open to the patient - electronic systems support
Nov 4, 2015: Nationwide Medical Review
Integrated information systems in the hospital - HIS, RIS, LIS
Sep 1, 2015: National Medical Review
CEO, Institute of Innovation and Technology, Bialystok University of Technology Ltd.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of IITPB Ltd., almost 10 years of experience on the border of science and business, expert in the field of sales of research and scientific services (more than 700 projects).
President, Union of Polish Spas Association
Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wroclaw, Legal Advisor. Graduate of Doctoral Studies in Organization and Management, Management Analyst.
From 1991 to November 1992 legal advisor in Zespół Uzdrowisk Kłodzkich state enterprise, the largest company in the spa industry in Poland, operating in two areas - spa treatment and spa production. From 1992 to 1999 a director of the company, after commercialization in 1999 and until the privatization of the company in 2010 until November 30, 2013 President of the Board. In 2013, the company changed its name to Uzdrowiska Klodzkie S.A. - PGU Group. From 2015 to 2016 President of the Board of Directors of the Wieniec Spa Sp. z o.o., in 2016 President of the Krynica - Zegiestów Spa S.A. spas operating in two areas - spa treatment and spa production. In 2017, Plenipotentiary of the Board of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship for cooperation with companies of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship operating in the field of spa treatment. Since 2018, President of Lądeckie usługi komunalne sp. z o.o..
Since 1998 Vice President, and since 2006 President of the Association Union of Polish Spas based in Polanica-Zdrój, which associates on a voluntary basis 26 largest spa companies from all over the country.
Former Member of the Association's Authorities of the Economic Chamber "Polish Spas" and the Council of the Foundation of the International Chopin Festivals in Duszniki-Zdrój.
Member of the Council of the Polish Tourist Organization from 2009-2012.
In 2003 awarded the Badge of Honor "For Merits to Tourism" in recognition of his contribution to the development of tourism, granted by the Minister responsible for tourism.
In 2008 awarded the Badge of Honor "For Merits to Labor Protection" by the Chief Labor Inspector in recognition of special achievements in the field of labor protection. In 2009 awarded the Badge of Honor "For Merits to Health Protection" by the Minister of Health. In 2011, awarded the "Gold Medal for Long Service" by the President of the Republic of Poland.
Originator and co-founder, CEO, Meetlify
Born in 80, in Cracow. During his career: CEO of Alvernia Action, Krakow Film Commissioner, Head of the Regional Film Fund in Krakow, Deputy Director of the Krakow Festival Office, Chairman of the Section of Regional Film Funds at the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers, co-founder and Commissioner of the Polish Film Commission, creator of the strategic project Malopolska. Film Region, expert of the trans-European Euroscreen project, consultant of the Polish Tourist Organization for the film market, academic lecturer, member of the European Film Commissioners Network (EUFCN), the Association of International Film Commissioners (AFCI) and the Association of Regional Film Funds in Europe (Cine-regio).
Producer and co-producer of dozens of audiovisual projects and several hundred MICE, event projects, festivals, concerts, exhibitions and special events, including: World Youth Day in Krakow (producer of central events in Brzegi), Economic Forum in Krynica (producer of Malopolska pavilion and Zone Krakow), European Football Championship in Poland (producer of reception area in Krakow), producer of reception pavilions of Malopolska within the markets and film festivals in Berlin (Berlinale), Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), Venice (Venice Film Festival), Toronto (Toronto Independent Film Festival) and in India (GOA Film Bazaar).
Experience in managing and accounting for projects co-financed from public sources.
Co-founder and CTO, Meetlify
Experienced technical executive, entrepreneur, project manager and programmer. For most of his professional IT career concentrated on video games or Industry 4.0 markets. During his career in the video game industry has successfully designed and produced many highly reviewed video game titles for mobiles, consoles and PC. Previously he co-created Createrria, an innovative mobile game, which turns making games into a game itself. It has been downloaded over 1.6M times and has become the number one adventure and education game for iPad in the US and many other countries. Its users have published more than 800k games, which have been played 70M times(!). Createrria has been awarded WSA Global Champion Award for most innovative mobile application.Previously founder of Fresh Chicken Studio start-up, acquired by CI Games, Poland's leading game developer and publisher. Built and managed CI Games' Katowice studio, delivering 15 console titles for Nintendo DS, Wii, X360, PS3 and PC.
Ambassador for Sports and Healthy and Active Lifestyles, "Voice of the Senior"
Retired researcher and graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Ambassador of Sport and Healthy and Active Lifestyle of the "Voice of Seniors", marathon runner, multiple medalist. Chairman of the Malopolska Delegation of the Citizens' Parliament of Seniors. Vice-chairman of the Council of Krakow Seniors.
President, International Institute for Social Development, MANKO Association, Editor-in-Chief, Nationwide Senior's Voice magazine
Economist, sociologist, social activist, journalist and media publisher. Initiator of the Senior Friendly Municipality Program, the All-Poland Senior's Card and the ten editions of the International Senioralia in Cracow. He sits on the Council of Patients' Organizations at the Ombudsman for Patients' Rights, and since 2020 on the Accessibility Council at the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy and the Council on Senior Citizens' Policy at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy.
Director of Research and Development, Paged LabTech sp. z o.o.
Ewelina Depczynska graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, receiving her master's degree in 2004. Then in 2008 she defended her engineering thesis at the Faculty of Chemistry of Wrocław University of Technology, specializing in Pro-ecological Chemical Technologies. In February 2022, she received her PhD from the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. From 2015 to 2022, she co-authored 4 original creative works published in reputable scientific journals and authored 8 papers presented at national and international scientific conferences.
Since March 2007, she has worked in the R&D area at Tikkurila Poland and Acrylmed developing and implementing numerous products for wood protection and bonding. Since 2019, she has worked at Paged LabTech as R&D director. The team has implemented Paged products such as Paged GreenPly, Paged DryGuard and MouldGuard, among others.
Her professional work has always been closely related to wood technology. Noteworthy are the following projects implemented by her and co-financed by NCRD:
- "Innovative composite materials for use in road transportation".
- "Development of innovative frame furniture made of beech wood with high resistance to external influences".
- "Low-emission plywood for use in the furniture industry".
and a project co-financed by the Ministry of Investment and Development: "Establishment of the Paged LabTech research and development center to develop innovative wood-based panels".
CEO, IT Systems Design, Implementation and Maintenance Specialist, Green Savings Scheme S.A.
CEO of Green Savings Scheme S.A., MA in computer programming. Creator of the GSS Cert project. Specialist in the design, implementation and maintenance of IT systems in the following industries: manufacturing, services, IT, climate, environment, health.
Development Director, Ultrapur Sp. z o.o.
A graduate of Poznan University of Technology's chemical technology department, 25 years of experience in the polyurethane industry, privately a player of a 1-league sports bridge team, and in his spare time president of the GTM Start Gniezno speedway club.
Development Director, Syntea S.A., Sectoral Competency Reef
Author of the book "Competencies of tomorrow, or what the future will require of our children". Doctor of Economics (Warsaw School of Economics), graduate of international relations at Warsaw University and law at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Development Director at Syntea SA, deals with the integration of the labor market with the education sector in Poland and CEE countries. Animator of the Sectoral Competence Council - Modern Business Services. Consultant of projects for the IT and education sectors in the context of implementing the smart city idea, building Society 4.0 and adapting the educational offer of universities to the needs of the labor market, primarily for the Business Service Sector. Author and co-author of dozens of publications in the field of development aid and its effectiveness, local development and education management.
Sales Director, Glopack Sp. z o.o.
At Glopack she has been introducing innovative patented solutions to the Polish market for 4 years.
MBA graduate of the Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Marketing and Management.
Director with many years of experience in sales, management, creation and implementation of company strategy at the forefront of the financial and leasing sector for PKO Leasing, Raiffeisen Leasing, EFL and Citibank.
Vice President CosmoEye Company
Kamil Dudek is the acknowledged Chief Information Officer (CIO) at CosmoEye and an expert in IT strategy building and business process analysis. His skills include the development and implementation of dedicated enterprise software, the CosmoEye AI System. With years of experience in the new technology industry and a unique understanding of the needs of business clients, Kamil creates optimal and efficient IT solutions, driving business growth.
An expert in the design and implementation of the CosmoEye AI System, Kamil has a deep understanding of modern technology, creating solutions tailored to the unique needs of clients. His team is known for products that increase productivity and streamline processes.
Kamil Dudek combines technical knowledge with interpersonal skills, building lasting relationships with business clients. His ability to listen and understand needs allows him to deliver solutions that meet expectations.
Kamil Dudek is a leader in IT and business optimisation. His innovative strategies and effective solutions contribute to CosmoEye's success. Kamil's passion, experience and abilities make him an indispensable partner for companies striving for excellence in a competitive business environment.
Member of the General Board, Polish Commodity Association
Professor at the Radom University of Technology and Humanities, Department of Chemical Engineering and Commodity Sciences, Member of the General Board of the Polish Commodity Association, Director of Research and Development at Onlybio.life S.A. cosmetics company in Bydgoszcz, Member of the Supervisory Board of Hub.tech S.A. (formerly Boruta-Zachem S.A.).
Professor Wasilewski is engaged in scientific and didactic activities in the field of cosmetics and detergents. He is the author of 40 patents (including international patents) and more than 160 scientific articles. He has directed and participated in more than 20 scientific projects, most of them carried out in cooperation with industry.
In 2004, he received his PhD from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, and in 2014 he was awarded a postdoctoral degree from the Faculty of Commodity Science at Cracow University of Economics. In 2021, by a decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, he was awarded the title of professor.
From 2016 to 2019, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Commodity Sciences, and from 2012 to 2016 as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. From 2013 to 2020, he headed the Department of Chemistry and then the Department of Commodity and Quality Sciences.
In 2020, he was appointed by the Minister of Development, Labor and Technology as a member of the Chemical Sector Competence Council. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Commodity Sciences - Quality Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2017 to 2022, he served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Polish Commodity Science Society, and from 2016 to 2021, as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Commodity Quality Problems. He serves on the Program Council of the journal Chemical Industry and on the Scientific Council of the journal Chemistry and Business - Cosmetic and Economic Chemistry Market.
He has been actively cooperating with industry and other scientific entities for years. Since 2015, he has been the owner of the innovation and implementation company CosMedChem. He has led a number of scientific and research works on the development of innovative cosmetics or household chemistry products. He co-develops cosmetics present on the market under the OnlyBio brand and is involved in the implementation of research and development projects. In the scientific sphere, he cooperates with, among others, the Łukasiewicz Research Network - the Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis "Blachownia" in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Warsaw, the Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry in Taiyuan, China, and the University of Engineering and Health Sciences in Warsaw.
He has received numerous awards for his work. Among other awards, he was a recipient of a scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science and a scholarship from the Minister of National Education. In addition, he has been awarded medals several times at fairs and exhibitions, dedicated to cosmetic products (including the Poznań International Fair, ARCA International Exhibition of Inventions in Zagreb, IENA Exhibition in Nuremberg, Inno-Wings International Exhibition of Inventions in Lublin).
Owner, Angel Cakes
Anna Cieciórska- 3 years ago she created the brand Anielskie Ciastka. She decided to use the artisanal method to bake cakes with logos for companies, offering them in personalized packaging. It quickly turned out that she found a niche in the market of advertising gadgets - delicious chocolate cakes baked on honey and natural products won the hearts and palates of companies all over Poland.
Business owner, CODI Technical Group
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1981-1984 he worked as an oscilloscope designer at UNIMA Electronic Devices Plant in Sluzewiec, and in 1985 he founded the mentioned company, which continues until today. Throughout this time, until now, successive generations of video intercom systems integrated with access control and GSM connectivity have been developed and implemented in several thousand facilities. J. Rydzewski holds a total of a dozen patents in the field of electronics and one in the field of environmental protection. In recent years, the company has won 7 competitions under EU grants obtaining funds for development. This has made it possible to implement the latest designs and systems, including a system with voice control for the visually impaired, contactless operation via smartphone, or GSM connectivity on the intercom-tenant cell phone line.
President of the Foundation, Institute of Consciousness, Psychotraumatologist, Consciousness Therapist
President of the Consciousness Institute Foundation, psychotraumatologist, Consciousness Therapist, cognitive mentor, media personality. Creator of proprietary therapeutic processes of Consciousness Engineering. Author of health events, media series, family and child education, debate moderator, artist, philanthropist. Happy wife and mother of 2.5-year-old daughter Eve.
A respected expert in health care communications. Passionate and researcher of human consciousness and mind-body holism. For 15 years, she has been conducting research on human consciousness, beliefs and mind programs using innovative technologies based on information field, frequencies and alternating currents, artificial intelligence, augmented reality combining common science with the knowledge of ancient cultures and indigenous tribes of different regions of the world.
Creator of proprietary therapeutic and developmental processes and analyses that allow you to know the Essence of your IAM, redefine traumas and programs that sabotage happiness and development, and consciously manage Life on many levels. Enthusiast of travel to the nearest and farthest corners of the world. In her tailor-made therapies and developmental processes for the individual, she focuses on the development of individual well-being, whether mental, physical, material or social.
She has more than 10 years of experience in the medical field. She has been working with scientific societies since 2010. For more than 18 years, he has been working pro-socially for transplant patients, including children, seniors and patients with civilization diseases, as well as ecology and civilization development. Member of the Program Council of the Health Care Forum of the Economic Forum, Member of the Planning and Development Committee of the Polish Society of Cardiology 2017-2019, Lecturer and trainer of communication in health care.
Head of Engineering Materials Systems, GE Aerospace Poland
Graduate of the Faculty of Materials Engineering and the Faculty of Management at Warsaw University of Technology. Since 2010, he has been associated with GE Aerospace Poland, where he was involved, among other things, in the design of aerospace components and production processes from the perspective of materials engineering and was the head of the materials application team. Currently head of one of the engineering departments and project manager: "Development of a new composite material with high heat resistance for applications in aircraft engine components."
Senior Specialist Engineer, GE Aerospace Poland
Specialist in the area of Materials Engineering, including the development of new composite materials for aerospace. Since 2017, he has been involved in the aerospace industry, currently as a Senior Specialist Engineer. From 2010 to 2017, he worked as a Materials Engineer at the Aerospace Institute, where he was responsible for conducting projects in the areas of materials expertise, composite materials development and material models for use in gas turbines. From 2012 to 2016, he carried out research work at the Institute of Aviation on behalf of General Electric for the Oil & Gas industry. Based on his research results, he defended his scientific thesis in 2016, obtaining the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences.
Since 2018, he has been employed by GE Aerospace Poland Sp. z o.o., where he is engaged, among other things, in the design of structural components, composite materials and technological processes for
commercial aircraft engines. Since 2021, he has been a member of the 8th Working Group of National Smart Specializations under the Ministry of Development and Technology.
President of the Management Board, Polish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
President of the board of the Polish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, connected to Norway since 2013, founder and board member of the Polish branch of a Norwegian offshore company, currently Head of Business Development & Sales at an offshore wind company, fluent in several foreign languages including Swedish, spent 5 years in Scandinavia and is still its frequent visitor. Actively involved in the green transformation process with a particular focus on Offshore Wind Farms.
Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Law Portal
Expert on the topic of unregistered business, passionate about women's rights and editor-in-chief of the Mom's Law portal. Trained as a lawyer, specialist in personal data processing (RODO) and specialist in accounting for small businesses.
Winner of the E-commerce Woman 2023 contest in the Entrepreneurial Mom category. Author of the book Business Mom and an online course: the Academy of Small Business to support small entrepreneurs. Her business mission is to help women build professional and legitimate runways from non-registered business to dream business, so they can lead a life on their terms. Privately, a stay-at-home mom of four sons aged 2-8, showing that motherhood does not derail professional development. A leader and a woman who relies on innovative actions to show other moms the opportunities for growth using the world of e-commerce and technology and artificial intelligence to achieve financial independence, overcome poverty and fulfill their professional potential without compromising family relationships.
Director, All-Poland Chamber of the Leather Industry
One of the most experienced engineers in Poland specialising in the design, construction and operation of hydropower plants, owner of several SHPP facilities.
Associated with the All-Poland Chamber of Leather Industry since 2017. Director of OIBS and Plenipotentiary of the All-Poland Chamber of Leather Industry for development. Co-organiser of the Poznań International Fair.
Tasks carried out:
- Cooperation with Leather Entrepreneurs from all over Poland,
- Knowledge of the leather industry market,
- Coordinator of the International CORNET Project (LeatherProBio) since 2020,
- Participation and organisation of expert activities,
- Conducting training activities for companies,
- Organisation of foreign training lectures for companies
- Cooperation with Ministries, Embassies, with Scientific Institutes and Universities,
- Building and maintaining good relations with clients,
- Acquisition of new clients and orders,
- Presentation and promotion of OIBS on the national and international market,
- Coordinator of the International CORNET Project ( ReProcessShoe) since 2023.
Co-owner in Environmental Protection Company. /TERRA-BIS Environmental Protection, www.terra-bis.pl/,
Proficiency in Environmental Law,
Development of waste treatment, recovery and disposal applications/BDO/ KOBIZE,
Vice-Chairman of the Business Council at Lodz University of Technology.
President of the Management Board, RES Institute Sp. z o. o.
One of the most experienced engineers in Poland specialising in the design, construction and operation of hydropower plants, owner of several SHPP facilities.
For many years he has been involved with the Association for the Development of Small Hydroelectric Power Plants (TRMEW) (President of the Board from 2015 to 2018), where he supports the popularisation of small hydropower with his knowledge, experience and commitment. Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly "Energetyka Wodna", the only magazine on the Polish market comprehensively covering the topics of energy and water management, inland navigation, energy recovery on artificial watercourses and water systems, environmental protection and renewable energy sources. Author of numerous articles on renewable energy sources, lecturer at universities and a speaker at the most important industry events in the country, he conducts trainings and workshops on, among others, practical aspects of RES investments, research on potential and financing of RES investments in Poland, energy efficiency in companies, new technologies and good practices in the hydropower industry.
Founder, partner, CEO, Project CampSys, Mismo Sp. z o.o.
Founder, partner and CEO at Project CampSys. More than 15 years of experience as a manager in Sales, Marketing and IT in service companies. Fan of aerial yoga and sauna.
Founder, partner, Principal Analyst, CampSys Project, Mismo Ltd.
Founder, partner and Chief Analyst at CampSys Project. Over 20 years of experience in building and implementing advanced IT systems in service companies. Passionate about long distance mountain running.
CEO, Chmielna WWC Development sp. z o.o.
Founder, managing director and shareholder of several property development companies specialising in the modernisation, conservation and revitalisation of listed buildings.
Trained as an intercultural psychologist, she is passionate about monuments and architecture. She tries to use her experience gathered during numerous journeys, her aesthetic sense and her unflagging interest in monuments passionately in managing teams of high-class professionals, bringing successive ruined buildings of significant historical, scientific and architectural value back to their original beauty and character.
In 2021, she was the only woman in the real estate industry to be nominated for the Golden Statue of the Polish Business Leader awarded by the Business Centre Club, and in 2022 she was nominated for the Top Woman and Real Estate award in the Project Management category.
Deputy Director, ACK Cyfronet AGH for High Performance Computing, Head, National HPC Competence Centre (EuroCC Poland)
Deputy Director of ACK Cyfronet AGH for High Performance Computing, Head of the National HPC Competence Centre (EuroCC Poland), specialist in design, implementation, testing and exploitation of data storage systems for HPC (High Performance Computing) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications, as well as optimisation of computing applications with respect to effective use of storage resources. Chief architect of the fastest Polish supercomputers of recent years, Prometheus and Athena. Infrastructure coordinator of the National Supercomputing Infrastructure for EuroHPC - EuroHPC PL project. The project is building the next generation of supercomputers and developing tools for efficient access to quantum and neuromorphic accelerators. The uniqueness of the infrastructure and the scale of its capabilities will ensure a significant acceleration of the research and development process and thus increase the competitiveness and innovation of Polish science and economy.
President, Work & Science Foundation
Graduate of the Interdepartmental Study of Biotechnology at the Warsaw School of Life Sciences.
Currently employed as a research and teaching assistant at the Centre for Translational Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
President of the Work & Science Foundation, initiator and main organiser of the 3rd edition of the All-Poland Innovative Economy Job Fair Work & Science Forum
Chairman of two terms of office of the National Representation of PhD Students
Originator and organiser of several editions of mentoring and training programmes for young scientists (Local Ambassador of Doctoral Student Rights, School of Young Scientist of Local Government, scientific and training conference Model of Doctoral Schools Functioning, Polish - Ukrainian Summer Camp for Young Scientists)
Designer, founder of Mindsailors design office, VEDACO Sp. z o.o.
He has been an experienced designer since 2004 and is the founder of Mindsailors design office. He has created dozens of projects in the fields of consumer electronics, telemedicine, industry 4.0 and transport. Projects have been awarded internationally, including the iF Product Design award 4 times (gold in 2014), Good Design awards, Design & Innovation Gold Award, Design Price. He is skilled in parametric design. Well versed in high- and low-volume production and prototyping technologies in Europe and Asia.
Mayor of the City of Zabrze
Dr Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik, mayor of Zabrze since 2006.
Elected President of the Board of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union in 2015. She participated in the work on the establishment of the Upper Silesian-Zagłębian Metropolis.
A mathematician by education. Graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice. At the Silesian University of Technology, she completed postgraduate studies in management and computer science. She obtained her doctoral degree in political science at the Pedagogical University in Kraków. By the decision of the Senate of the University of Economics in 2013, she became a member of the EU Convention in Katowice.
She is the author of works in the field of: management of external and internal communication of a local government unit and application of IT solutions in the process of social communication of a local government unit.
Earlier, Dr. Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik initiated the establishment of the first self-government art school in Poland: Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych in Zabrze.
Head of Knowledge, Huge Thing, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group
As KInnovation Shaper at Huge Thing, Maryla supports large organisations with innovation-related processes. This includes, but is not limited to: diagnosing, analysing and (re-)designing processes, creating innovation frameworks, structuring the work of innovation teams and supporting collaboration with startups. As Head of Knowledge, Maryla is responsible for the materialisation and transfer of knowledge and talent management in the Huge Thing team. She designs and creates new products/services based on internal resources.
Experienced designer of (public) programmes supporting the startup ecosystem in Poland. In her professional experience, as an Expert in the Startup Development Department at the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Maryla co-created, among others, the Scale UP programme - the first public acceleration programme connecting startups with corporations.
Member of the Management Board, Bioponic Farm
Shareholder and board member of Plantlab Sp. z o.o (now Bioponic Farm). Originator and main implementer of the project "Plantlab - innovative system for year-round production of romaine lettuce and freshwater fish using aquaponic technology". For more than 10 years, he has been conducting his own experiments in soilless cultivation, under artificial lighting and in closed systems, including isolated from external factors. He has conducted research on bioponic cultivation and comparative trials of fertilisers and soil stimulants. He has a proven track record of success in soilless cultivation of vegetables, herbs and ornamentals.
University Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology
Małgorzata Franus Ph.D., Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology. Her scientific and research activities include the synthesis, modification and characterisation of sorbents used to remove pollutants from water and wastewater, preparation of catalytic media for air purification, waste utilisation for the production of sintered lightweight aggregates and concretes.
She is the author of 43 scientific publications indexed in the Scopus database, 3 original monographs and the creator of 5 inventions, which were granted patent protection by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland. She participated in the implementation of 17 research projects (NCN and NCBiR), in five of which she acted as a manager. As part of her cooperation with the socio-economic environment, she has produced more than several dozen expert opinions, innovation opinions and R&D reports.
In 2022, she was awarded the Intelligent Development Forum prize in the category Scientist of the Future. In the same year, she received a gold medal at the INNO WINGS International Exhibition of Inventions and Technologies for her invention 'Device for foaming asphalt binder'.
Director of sustainability, Polish Federation of Hospitals
Former manager of a network of clinics with 15 years of experience in the implementation of sustainable growth operations, IcT engineer, certified in Enhanced Business Administration, owner of international aviation projects in sustainable growth, provider of investment services in special purpose funds, artificial intelligence expert in the Digitalisation Working Group of the NPRM in Poland. Founder and coordinator of the Warsaw Cluster Collaboration Network, managing director of Dybowski P.S.A., president of the New Science of Telemedicine Technology and Digitization Foundation, academic lecturer in artificial intelligence and AI Regulatory Sandboxes.
President of the Management Board, HIG Polska Sp. z o.o.
For eight years, he held a position as Key Account Manager at a leading automotive brand. For ten years President of HIG Polska Sp. z o.o., heading the company's R&D team, responsible for the development of many projects, involved in the international research programme ENCAT run by the Institute of Fuel and Energy Technology. Member of the Social and Economic Council of the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment of Częstochowa University of Technology, passionate about new technologies implementing them in activities for environmental protection.
Director, Centre for Bioeconomy and Eco-innovation, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Exploitation Technology
Dr. in technical sciences in the discipline of chemical engineering. Her research interests focus on the use of advanced research and process methods to design innovative issues in the areas of sustainable water and wastewater management and efficient waste biomass management. She has experience in managing the implementation of R&D projects with different funding sources (NCN, NCBiR, MEiN). She is co-author of 45 scientific articles, 8 chapters in monographs, 2 national patents and more than 50 papers presented at international and national scientific conferences. For her R&D activities to date, she was awarded in the 2nd edition of the 21st century Polish Woman competition. PL Project Foundation. She is an active member of the KIS Working Group "Sustainable Bioproducts, Bioprocesses and Environment", the Polish Membrane Society and thematic editor of the journal Membranes.
Deputy Dean for Cooperation and Development, Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology
Professor of Silesian University of Technology, Doctor of Humanities, Doctor Honoris Causa of Academy of State Penitentiary Service in Ukraine, Vice-Dean for Education of the Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology, Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences.
He develops scientific activities at home and abroad.
- Since 2016, she has served as editor-in-chief of the scientific journal "Business Ethics and Sustainable Development. Interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical studies" ISSN 2451-456X.
- Since 2017 he has been a member of the scientific council of the journal "Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej, series: Organization and Management"
- Since 2019 she is a member of the Council of the Discipline of Management and Quality Sciences at the Faculty of Organization and Management of Silesian University of Technology
- Since 2020, she has served as vice-chairman of the presidium of the Sectoral Council for Competence in the Modern Business Services Sector at the Polish Development Agency
- Since 2019 she is a member of the Academy of Construction of Ukraine
Acquires and manages projects from ESF, NCBR and NAWA, among others:
Manager of the EU project "Education for Sustainable Development" 9.4 OP HC -(2011-2012).
Manager of the project entitled "Improving key competencies of students of Silesian University of Technology for business personnel"; III. Higher education for economy and development; 3.1 Competencies in higher education POWER (2017-2018).
Manager of the project entitled "Creativity without barriers Third mission of the university" recommended for funding under POWER III. Higher education for economy and development; 3.1 Competencies in higher education - Copernicus Pathways (2017-2018)
Project manager of the project "Zabrze Personnel for Modern Services" (FSD/1/ROZ2/2018/516) funded by European Funds and the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) (2017- 2019)
Project manager of the project "Prepare for the future - development of key competencies of children and young people from Rybnik" (13/020/FSD18/0045) funded by European Funds and the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) (2018- 2019).
Project manager of the project "Virtual and real world of opportunities and threats - development of cognitive and decision-making competencies of children and adolescents of Zabrze schools" funded by European Funds and the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) (2018- 2019)
Member of the research team of the project "Industry 4.0 in Central, South and Eastern Europe. The Perspective of Technology and Vision Assessment" carried out by the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (2018-2019)
Project manager of the project "Comprehensive support of local communities and local government institutions in the framework of the third mission of the university" funded by European Funds and the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) (2019- still)
Head of the project "Sectoral Council for Competencies of Modern Business Services" funded by PARP (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development) (2019- still).
Head of the International project "Cognitive technologies - second degree studies in English" from the National Agency for Academic Exchange (2019- still
She has received numerous awards for her scientific and organizational activities:
2015 - Laureate of the Medal of the National Education Commission awarded by the Ministry of National Education.
2017 - Laureate of the Silesian Science Award, awarded by the rectors of Silesian universities2018 - Winner of the special award "Black Diamond" of the Regional Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Rybnik Industrial District2019 - winner of the medal of the M.C. Budnikov Academy of Construction of Ukraine. Budnikov for the work "Management, innovation, ethics - components of organizational excellence".
2019 - Recipient of the Team Award and Medal of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences for active scientific activity and creative contribution to the work "Protection of Human Rights and Environmental Protection".
2019 - She received an honorary Doctor Honoris Causa of Academy of State Penitentiary Service in Ukraine.
In addition to her university functions, she also contributes as:President of the Silesian Center for Business Ethics and Sustainable Development (2014 - continued)
Vice President of the Polish Society for Technology Assessment (2018 - still)
Chairwoman of the Commission for Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Communication at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice (2018 - still)
Member of the District Labor Market Council in Zabrze (2017 - still)
Sustainable development, normative ethics and applied ethics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, Technology Assessment, Industry 4.0 and Society 4.0, philosophy of technology, human resource management, environmental management
Dean of the Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology
Full Professor at the Institute of Production Engineering, Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology. Scientific Secretary of the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice.
Scientific achievements - more than 250 publications at home and abroad, more than 100 papers delivered at national and foreign conferences, supervising fourteen completed doctoral theses, several scientific internships in foreign centers (within the framework of bilateral cooperation and participation in TEMPUS, TEMPRA and SOCRATES-ERASMUS programs), scholarships of the British Council (W.Britain, 1983) and the Kosciuszko Foundation (USA, 1998), lectures in foreign universities.
Committee on Production Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences: member of the Committee Presidium, Polish Society for Technology Assessment: founding member, Chairman of the Board of the Society.
1990 - 1994: councillor of the Municipal Council in Gliwice, member of the Presidium of the Local Government Assembly of the Katowice Province.
1993 -1997: representative of the Government Plenipotentiary for European Integration (then: head of the Committee for European Integration) in the Council of the Foundation "Polish Agency for Regional Development" in Warsaw: vice-chairman of the Council of the Foundation
1998 - 2000: member of the Team of Advisors to the Governor of Katowice (then: Governor of Silesia)
2002 - 2006: 1st Deputy Mayor of the City of Gliwice
2006 - 2007: Chairman of the Municipal Council of Gliwice
2007 - 2015: Member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland VI and VII, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Innovation and Modern Technologies,
AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow
Prof. Jerzy Kwaśniewski has been working at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow continuously since 1976. The scope of his scientific activity, includes mechanical engineering, automation and computer science, and medical engineering. He is the creator and co-creator of about 60 patents and utility models protected at home and abroad. Patents of his authorship are the subject of numerous implementations, through the conclusion of more than a dozen licensing agreements, and more than a dozen inventions have inspired the development and acquisition of important research projects for AGH and industrial plants, contributing to improving the efficiency of their economic activities. In addition, for more than 45 years he has been involved as a choreographer in artistic activities in the oldest student Song and Dance Ensemble "KRAKUS" at AGH.
He is characterized by cognitive insight focused on the needs of industry.
- Has significant achievements in all areas of cooperation with industry
- activity in many scientific and expert bodies and active and creative participation in numerous research projects testifies to his significant position in the scientific and academic community.
- as a leader of research teams, an insightful researcher and organizer of scientific projects, he is a recognized specialist and authority in the field of non-destructive testing and diagnostics of mechanical ferromagnetic structures and the developer of innovative medical devices
III Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum
Minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery of anal sphincters, replacement sphincters and use of new behavioral and surgical techniques for recovery of control of lost physiological functions. Author, manager and executor of many projects in this field. The result is the introduction in Poland of the technique of replacement sphincters and restoration of sphincters using the patient's own muscles (graciloplasty). Leading completed projects: Prospective, controlled clinical, electrophysiological, manometric and psychosomatic trials on the use of a modern method of surgical treatment of disorders of anal sphincter complex mechanisms using a hydraulic prosthesis. MNiE. Electrophysiological, manometric and histochemical assessment. MNiE. Minimally invasive endoluminal technologies assisted by the intraoperative identification of innervation in the treatment of rectal tumors. Prospective clinical, electrophysiological and functional trials MNiE.
Stanisław Staszic University of Science and Technology in Kraków
Ilona Jastrzębska graduated with honors in 2012, majoring in Chemical Technology, at the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. Then, in 2017, she defended her doctoral thesis with distinction on the structure and properties of refractory spinels. During her doctorate, she completed a research internship at Rostock University. For her doctoral thesis, she received the international Gustav-Eirich Award. In 2019, she also completed postgraduate studies in "Business English".
In the years 2012-2023, she was a co-author of 50 scientific publications, including 22 on the Philadelphia list. He holds 2 patents. She presented the results of her work at over 40 scientific conferences, mainly international ones.
In 2019, it implemented the requirements of industry technical standards under CETA in the largest Polish enterprises in the steel structures industry (Mostostal Wechta, Mostostal Siedlce, Mostostal Rudnik, Mostostal Chojnice, Protea Sp. z o.o.), enabling the production of large steel structures for the Canadian market.
From 2019 works as a research and teaching assistant professor at the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology. Stanisław Staszic in Krakow. He passionately combines teaching with innovative scientific research. He is the supervisor of 13 diploma theses and 2 implementation doctorates.
Her research interests are strongly focused on refractory materials for the copper industry. Currently, as a manager and leader, he is implementing a breakthrough research project "Development of a new generation of intelligent chrome-free refractories for the copper industry" financed by the National Center for Research and Development under the LIDERXII program. He is carrying out this project together with his 6-person research team. It uses the most modern research methods, including synchrotron radiation and proprietary solutions in the field of microstructure image analysis.
Department of Food Chemistry, Technology and Biotechnology, Gdansk University of Technology
Dr.-Ing. Edyta Malinowska-Pańczyk, Prof. of the University in 2000 graduated from the Faculty of Food Sciences and Nutrition of the Poznań University of Life Sciences, and in 2006 she defended her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Gdansk University of Technology. She obtained her postdoctoral degree in agricultural sciences in the discipline of food and nutrition technology in 2018. Her scientific interests are in unconventional methods of food preservation and processing, including primarily the use of high pressure for this purpose. She has authored dozens of scientific publications in journals in the JCR database and chapters in national and international textbooks and co-authored national patents. She led a project funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She is currently implementing a project funded by the Norwegian Funds. She is a member of the Board of the Polish Society of Food Technologists (PTTŻ) and President of the Gdansk Branch of PTTŻ.
University of Denver, USA
Professor at the Białystok University of Technology, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Białystok University of Technology. He obtained the title of doctor of technical sciences at his alma mater in the field of mechanical engineering and operation. In 2013, he was awarded a postdoctoral degree in the discipline of biocybernetics and biomedical engineering at the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology.
In his scientific work, he is involved in research in biomechanics and biomedical engineering. He cooperates with numerous clinical centres and entrepreneurs in the field of implants and equipment for surgery and orthopaedics. He organised the Laboratory of Instrumental Diagnostics of the Musculoskeletal System at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology and supervises its operation.
Member of the European Society of Biomechanics. He has been involved with the Polish Society of Biomechanics for many years, a member of its Board since 2012, currently Vice President and from 2016-2020 President of the Board.
Head, Department of Polymer and Biomaterials Engineering at ZUT in Szczecin
Prof. Mirosława El Fray - Head of the Department of Polymer and Biomaterials Engineering at ZUT in Szczecin and Director of the Nanotechnology Teaching and Research Centre. She obtained her PhD at the Szczecin University of Technology (1996) and completed a 3-year postdoctoral training at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). In 2004, she was awarded a postdoctoral degree at the Warsaw University of Technology. She is a Fellow of The Royal Society (Imperial College London, UK) and the Polish-American Fulbright Commission (The Ohio State University, USA). She has completed a number of projects in collaboration with companies such as DePuy Johnson & Johnson (UK), Cargill (NL), Philips (NL). She has managed 15 research projects and is currently the coordinator of the GREEN-MAP project funded by the H2020 programme. She is CEO of PolTiss sp. z o.o., a spin off company developing the innovative PhotoBioCure technology for medical applications. Author of more than 150 indexed publications and 9 granted patents. She has promoted 10 PhDs, 54 MSc students and 24 engineers. Prof El Fray's research interests include the synthesis, characterisation, biodegradation and modification of polymers for biomedical applications.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport, Maritime University of Technology in Szczecin
Professor at the Maritime University of Technology in Szczecin, Dean of the Faculty of Transport Engineering and Economics. He holds a postdoctoral degree in management sciences, specialising in research covering the operation of logistics systems, with particular emphasis on urban logistics and applications of intelligent decision-making systems, telematics and intelligent transport systems. He has more than 10 years of experience in research in the area of urban freight transport. Head of numerous research teams in international projects related to the implementation of sustainable urban logistics (C-LIEGE, NOVELOG, GRASS, LCL, EUFAL, GRASS-NEXT). Author and co-author of more than 150 articles, monographs and chapters in monographs (in Polish and English), including articles and presentations given at recognised world conferences on sustainable transport and logistics and published in major scientific journals. Co-founder and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference "Green Cities - Green Logistics for Greener Cites". Member of national and international scientific associations and organisations.
Musician by avocation (plays several instruments). Author of songs, poems and small theatrical forms. Winner of awards at sea song festivals. Enjoys good music, literature, film and theatre. Enthusiast of Tolkien, Star Wars, RPG and board games.
Department of Vehicles and Military Technology Gdansk University of Technology
Employed at the Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding. He has been conducting research on car tyres since 1982. Initially concerned with tyre noise and now with tyre rolling resistance. He manages research projects commissioned by NCBR, PolNor, DOT (USA), Michelin, Continental, Tesla, VTI (Sweden), OAT (Germany), VINCI (France). He is also involved in weapons and ballistics issues. He is an active long-range shooter and author of manuals for snipers.
Department of Military Vehicles and Technology, Gdansk University of Technology
Professor of the Gdańsk University of Technology.
Since 1993 he has been working at the Gdansk University of Technology, currently at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding in the Department of Mechanical Vehicles and Military Technology.
He received his doctoral degree in technical sciences in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Operation in 1999, and his postdoctoral degree in the same discipline in 2019. His research activities are mainly concerned with traffic noise with particular emphasis on the noise of car tyres and road surfaces. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 scientific publications.
He has been involved in 20 major projects as lead, principal or contractor under the EU's 5th and 7th Framework Programmes, Swedish government funds, Polish-Norwegian research funds and NCBiR. He has managed more than 70 international projects and more than 40 research works carried out for national companies.
He is involved in expert activities within the working groups of technical committees ISO/TC 43/SC 1 - Noise (measurement methods, tyre and pavement noise testing), as well as in the field of automotive technology appraisal and road accident reconstruction.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, AGH University of Science and Technology, R&D Manager, C.M.C. Ltd.
R&D Manager of C.M.C Sp. z o.o., Lecturer at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Department of Process Automation. Author of over 200 industrial implementations in the Polish industry covering the topics of production automation and design and construction of industrial vision systems. Author of more than 120 scientific publications related to automation of processes of quality control of product workmanship and manufacturing process control. Author of 4 scientific monographs based on implementation experience discussing the design and construction of industrial control and measurement systems using imaging methods and image analysis algorithms in quality-oriented activities in manufacturing systems.
Associate Dean for Cooperation and Development, Faculty of Management, AGH, Head, Department of Closed-Circuit Economy, Institute of Mineral and Energy Resources Management, Polish Academy of Sciences
CEPOL and EU project expert, Owner, RBS (Rafal Batkowski Strategies) consulting firm, Honorary President, Association of Security Experts of Poland. Director of Public Security, Institute for Security and International Development.
Dr. Rafal Batkowski - Police Inspector - during almost 25 years of service, among others: Head of the Board of Anti-Terrorist Operations at the National Police Headquarters (KGP), Deputy Director of the Bureau of Prevention and Road Traffic of the KGP, Provincial Police Commander of Mazovia and Greater Poland, and Director of the Bureau of International Police Cooperation of the KGP - Head of the National INTERPOL Bureau and Member of the EUROPOL Board. Then, responsible, among other things, for the security of F. Chopin Airport in Warsaw.
Currently: expert of CEPOL and EU projects, mainly, PROSPERES and SHRINEs (University of Lodz). Owner of RBS (Rafal Batkowski Strategies) consulting firm specializing in urban security. Honorary President of the Association of Security Experts of Poland. Director of Public Security at the Institute for Security and International Development.
He is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and the Academy of National Defense. Academic lecturer, author of numerous publications in the field of public security, among others, in relation to countering serious threats, including terrorism, and the local, urban dimension of security and cooperation between the Police and the public.
CEO, co-founder, Taxxo Columb Technologies S.A.
CEO and co-founder of Columb Technologies S.A., operator of Taxxo - an online platform supporting companies and accounting offices in process automation, currently used by 35,000 clients across Poland. Originator and manager of the AccountantX project - the largest research in Poland on the use of artificial intelligence to analyze the content of invoices and their automatic posting according to Polish regulations in any accounting system.
She ran her first company at the age of 16. Since then, she has gained a number of experiences in the IT field - she has led more than 100 IT projects, for medium and large enterprises and for multinational corporations. She works with VISA as a financial process consultant for small and medium-sized companies. She conducts trainings and lectures on the use of innovation in business and digitalization of financial processes - in Poland, the UK, the US, Finland, among others.
Graduate of Wroclaw University of Economics, certified IPMA project manager, member of Project Management Institute. She has completed numerous national and international trainings, including Leadership Academy in Nagano, Japan, Trainer Prime Course in Las Vegas, USA.
She is active in non-governmental organizations, including Junior Chamber International, an international organization of young entrepreneurs.
Wife, mother of 3 sons, she is passionate about Nordic walking, sailing and meeting interesting people.
Department of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology
Marek Miłosz, PhD, works as a university professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Lublin University of Technology and lectures in the field of Information Technology. He was the coordinator of seven large international projects and the originator and manager of many scientific research projects. Author/editor of nearly 50 books and textbooks and more than 350 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is a long-standing member of PTI and ACM.
Head, Department of Applied Informatics and Modeling, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Informatics, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow
Danuta Szeliga, PhD, is a professor at AGH and head of the Department of Applied Informatics and Modeling in the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Informatics at AGH. Her research interests include numerical modeling of metal processing, inverse method and sensitivity analysis for identification of material parameters and numerical models, and optimization of industrial processes. She has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. She participates in many scientific and R&D projects carried out in cooperation with companies. In addition, she has been co-organizing international scientific conferences for many years: KomPlasTech under ECCOMAS Thematic Conferences and Metal Forming. He is a member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), as well as the Polish Society for Computational Methods of Mechanics.
Specialist, Polymer Research Laboratory, Łukasiewicz Research Network, Institute of Polymer Materials and Dyes
As an M.Sc. in Chemical Technology, he also has training and experience in quality control, including as an internal auditor of a food safety management system according to ISO 22000, or according to IFS/BRC requirements. Since 2021, as part of the Doctoral School at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, he has been carrying out research work in the field of processing of biodegradable polymer plastics. During this time, while being a researcher at Łukasiewicz - IMPIB, she carried out research work in the field of polymer materials processing, which resulted, among others, in 7 patent applications or a team prize in the 15th edition of the SIMP All-Poland Competition for the "Best Technical Achievement 2021".
Head, Department of Production Engineering and Safety, Faculty of Management, Częstochowa University of Technology, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Production Engineering Archives
Robert Ulewicz, Ph.D., professor at Częstochowa University of Technology, member of the University Council and head of the Department of Production Engineering and Safety at the Faculty of Management, an expert on Production Engineering in the context of Industry 4.0 transformation in small and medium-sized enterprises. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Production Engineering Archives. He has held research internships at the University of Žilina and the Georgian Technical University, gaining extensive knowledge and experience. His scientific work focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to production engineering, as well as on the use of modern technologies in production processes. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, and in 2022 was included in the TOP 2 ranking of the world's most influential scientists.
Director, Commercialisation Department, Łukasiewicz Research Network
Since 2004, she has been involved in government administration where she was responsible for the ownership supervision of State Treasury Companies and the provision of financial support and state aid. In 2014-2020, she held managerial positions in the Industrial Development Agency S.A., among others, responsible for the preparation and implementation of the company's new strategy, supervision of portfolio companies of the Industrial Development Agency S.A. management of the Open Innovation Network project. Between 2020 and 2021, Director of the Organisational Office and Director of the Branch Office of the Polish Space Agency. From 2021, advisor on corporate governance including corporate governance for entities such as Łukasiewicz Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, National Real Estate Resource. In her professional career, she has served on numerous supervisory boards (including Creotech Instruments S.A., Piap Space Sp. z o.o., Grupa Lotos S.A., Cegielski Poznań S.A., Stocznia Gdańsk S.A.).
Plenipotentiary of the Director of POLATOM Radioisotope Centre for Scientific Affairs and National and International Cooperation, National Centre for Nuclear Research
Prof. Renata Mikołajczak, M.Sc. Renata Mikołajczak, Ph.D., is the POLATOM Radioisotope Centre Director's Plenipotentiary for Scientific Affairs and National and International Cooperation at the National Centre for Nuclear Research.
She specialises in issues related to obtaining radioisotopes for medical applications, designing radiopharmaceuticals for molecular imaging and therapy of e.g. cancer diseases, and their implementation in medical practice. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of radiopharmacy.
Professor Mikołajczak is a leader in national and European research and infrastructure projects. Her knowledge and organisational skills are recognised abroad - she has been the head of one of the working groups of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission since 2020.
She is also socially active - on the advisory committee of the Forum for Women in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, spreading awareness of the role and opportunities for women in the nuclear sector.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology
Professor at the Bialystok University of Technology, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Bialystok University of Technology. He obtained the title of doctor of technical sciences at his alma mater in the field of mechanical engineering and operation. In 2013, he was awarded a postdoctoral degree in the discipline of biocybernetics and biomedical engineering at the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology.
In his scientific work, he is involved in research in biomechanics and biomedical engineering. He cooperates with numerous clinical centres and entrepreneurs in the field of implants and equipment for surgery and orthopaedics. He organised the Laboratory of Instrumental Diagnostics of the Musculoskeletal System at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology and supervises its operation.
Member of the European Society of Biomechanics. He has been involved with the Polish Society of Biomechanics for many years, a member of its Board since 2012, currently Vice President and from 2016-2020 President of the Board.
Vice President, Association of Engineers and Technicians of Chemical Industry
Professor of engineering sciences in the discipline of chemical engineering. Head of the Department of Chemical Technology and Environmental Analytics and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology. Vice President of the Board of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Chemical Industry, President of the Cracow branch. Specialises in chemical technology (with particular emphasis on waste management), materials engineering and environmental engineering. Expert of the Supreme Technical Organisation Author/co-author of over 100 scientific publications, 38 patents. Author/co-author of more than 70 studies and expert opinions for industry, 4 opinions commissioned by courts. Manager of 7 research projects (including 3 funded by the EU), contractor in another 10 projects.
Deputy Director of the Institute for Scientific Affairs, Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management - Polish Academy of Sciences
Graduate of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection of the AGH University of Science and Technology. Since 2007, she has been employed at the Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she is Head of the Laboratory of Confined Geochemistry and Environmental Engineering, and since 2021 she has also served as Deputy Director of the Institute for Scientific Affairs. For years, she has been working on waste management issues in the energy sector, developing sorbents for both CO2 and Hg flue gas cleaning and hydrogen storage. In this area, she was the manager of the award-winning LIDER project entitled "Application of energy waste materials for the capture of gaseous forms of mercury from flue gases." In the area of CO2 capture and hydrogen storage, her achievements also include coordination and management of international projects, working with entities such as the University of Nottingham, UK, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, South Africa. For her activities in the circular economy area, she has been awarded more than once by the Intelligent Development Forum and the European Center for Economic Development, among others. She is currently involved in the management and implementation of 3 foreign and 3 domestic projects.
Head of the Laboratory of Biogenic Raw Materials, Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute Professor and Head of the Biogenic Raw Materials Laboratory at the Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSMiE PAN).
Deputy Director of the Cracow Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (KISD) at IGSMiE PAN.
Graduate of Environmental Protection at Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa and International Project Management at Częstochowa University of Technology. Doctor of technical sciences in the discipline of environmental engineering (Częstochowa University of Technology). Habilitated doctor of engineering sciences in the discipline of environmental engineering, mining and energy (Silesian University of Technology). Manager and contractor in national and international projects in the management and recovery of raw materials in the context of the implementation of a closed loop economy (GOZ) and strategies for a Green Deal in various sectors of the economy. Founder of the Laboratory of Biogenic Raw Materials of IGSMiE PAN. She participated in the preparation of the Roadmap Transformation towards GOZ in Poland. Scholarship holder of the Minister's Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists. Winner of an award for scientific activity for GOZ by Springer Nature in the "Water" category. Member of the Academy of Young Scientists of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Director, Doctoral School of Natural Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan
UAM Prof. Agnieszka Ludwików, director of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences, received her PhD degree (2006) and habilitation (2016) from the Faculty of Biology at UAM. In 2003, she received a Marie Curie Training Site grant for a research stay at the University of Manchester in the laboratory of Patrick Gallois, where she gained expertise in microarray analysis. Her research focuses on signaling processes in plants. She is an expert in functional genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, interactomics and RNAseq transcriptomics. is a PI in many NCN projects, EU COST Action project and POWER projects. In 2016, she became the head of the PhD program at the Faculty of Biology, UAM. Since 2017, she has been the head of the Biotechnology Laboratory at IMBB, and since 2019 she has been the Director of the Doctoral School of Life Sciences.
Vice-rector for development, Czestochowa University of Technology
Marek Warzecha, Ph.D., Prof. of MSc, serves as Vice-Rector for Development at Częstochowa University of Technology. Previously, he served as Vice Dean for Innovation and Development of the Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology from 2016 to 2020, and as Director of the Technology Transfer Center of Częstochowa University of Technology from 2020 to 2023.
His research interests are in the problems of metal fabrication and recycling and hot-dip galvanizing. In this thematic area, he has published nearly 150 papers and carried out more than a dozen research and development projects. During his career, he held research and teaching internships at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium and the Groupe Belge du College Europeen de Technologie in France. From 2007 to 2010, he was a research and teaching fellow at RWTH Aachen University of Technology in Germany. He has also worked in industry, including as a technology consultant and R&D manager.
Director of the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Sciences, University of Gdansk
Prof. Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, PhD, is director of the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Sciences (ICCVS) at the University of Gdansk. Her research focuses on the clinical application of immune cells. Among other things, she is the co-inventor of the first use of regulatory T cells (Treg) in the treatment of type 1 diabetes in children, co-founder of PolTREG S.A. and author of international patents on ways to produce cells for therapeutic purposes. She is currently working on personalized cell therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. She is a recipient of the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for Outstanding Young Scientists. Her research has received numerous national and international awards, including from the Polish-American Medical Society, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, the European Federation of Immunological Societies and the International Islet and Pancreas Transplantation Association.
Prof. UMK, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Katharina Boguslawski is a university professor, PhD at ETH Zurich, affiliated with the Institute of Physics at UMK in Torun since 2016, winner of NCN, NCBiR, MSCA-IF-EF and ERC StG grants.Her activities include the development of electron structure methods for ground and excited states at the interface of physics and chemistry, as well as programming and software engineering. The researcher's interdisciplinary profile, combining chemistry, physics, and mathematics with applied computer science, allows her to conduct fundamental research that has wide-ranging practical applications in economics and business, while also contributing to environmental protection. The starting point for application applications is a modern open-source scientific software called PyBEST (http://pybest.fizyka.umk.pl), of which the candidate is the main author. The current challenge is to adapt PyBEST to reliably model large organic molecules and their properties for use in organic electronics.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of engineering sciences, editor-in-chief of the journal "Materials Engineering" published by SIGMA-NOT and member of the "Assembly for the mission board on cancer", at the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation.
Manager and contractor of several research projects, including those funded by NCN, NCBR, MNiSzW, FNP. Author of more than 150 publications (including more than 80 JCR), 15 granted patents, 12 studies for industry. Industry expert at MFiPR MCP, NCBR, NAWA, EC, PARP, BGK.
She has held numerous scientific and industrial internships, including at UC Berkeley USA, University of Strathclyde, French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology and French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission CEA.
He is a member of numerous advisory boards: Appeals Team (MEiN), Implementation Ph.D. Team (MEiN), Ex-ante Evaluation Team (NCBR), Working Group for Regional Innovation Strategy (Małopolska), and Working Group for National Smart Specialties KIS 8. Multifunctional materials and composites with advanced properties, including nanoprocesses and nanoproducts.
She has been repeatedly awarded for her scientific and research and invention activities, including the Honorary Decoration of the Prime Minister "For Merits to Invention", "Inventor of 2017", which is awarded in a plebiscite organized by the Federation of Science and Technology Associations NOT (FSNT-NOT) and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, a distinction in the 9th edition of the competition for the title of "Businesswoman of the Year" within the framework of Success Written in Lipstick in the category of Science and Business, Award of the President of the National Chamber of Commerce. Inventions that have been created as part of the work of the team under her leadership have been recognized internationally by receiving a number of medals and distinctions at top-ranking international fairs and exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, Warsaw, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Prague, Moscow, Nuremberg, Zagreb and others (in total, she has received more than 150 Medals, Awards and Distinctions).
Researcher, Freelancer, Lublin University of Technology
Head of the project titled: "Development of technology to increase aerodynamic performance of rotorcraft" funded by the National Center for Research and Development under the LIDER program, implemented at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology.
For more than 10 years, she has been a contractor in automotive and aerospace R&D and implementation projects. She is the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific publications and co-author of 8 patents, as well as the winner of an internship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the TransFormation.doc program "Supporting the system of management of scientific research and its results" at Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Privately, she is a Nordic walking instructor, a lover of theater, mountains and travel.
Specialist in orthopedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, specialist in medical rehabilitation
Daniel Kozyra graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Lodz in 1986. He obtained first degree specialization in orthopedics and traumatology in 1994 at the WAM Central Clinical Hospital in Warsaw and second degree specialization in medical rehabilitation in 1998.
Faculty of Process Engineering and Environmental Protection, Technical University of Lodz
Dr. Aleksandra Ziemiańska-Stolarska, assistant professor at the Faculty of Process Engineering and Environmental Protection, is currently working on 3 European projects in which she is responsible for tasks related to counting environmental loads for newly developed technologies and materials. The first is HIPERION, which aims to determine the environmental effects associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, and end-of-life waste management of a photovoltaic module (HCPV). Another is the Fibre4Yards project, which is concerned with determining the carbon footprint of small and medium-sized vessels made from a composite material of support fibers embedded in thermosetting resin. A project in which Dr. Aleksandra Ziemiańska-Stolarska serves as coordinator is the HECATE project, in which technologies and materials with the lowest carbon footprint will be selected on the basis of LCA analysis to produce a demonstrator - a hybrid-electric aircraft.
Head of Laboratory of Modeling of Ecohydrodynamic Processes, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Dr. Lidia Dzierzbicka-Glowacka employee of the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot, Head of the Laboratory of Ecohydrodynamic Processes Modeling, mathematician, programmer, specialist in numerical programming of biological and chemical processes occurring in the marine and natural environment. Recipient of many scientific awards, including the Award of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2020 for the application of mathematical models and computer simulations as new methods of recognizing processes occurring in the marine environment. Author/co-author of more than 90 scientific publications in science and life sciences. Co-author of a patent for the invention "Integrated system for assessing the condition of the environment, especially the waters of restricted bodies of water, from environmental biochemical forcing". Manager and/or principal investigator of many scientific and R&D projects. Topics of current research include numerical work in the fields of agriculture, fisheries and marine management, within the framework of implementation projects: WaterPUCK, FindFish and CSI-POM, of which he is the creator and coordinator.
Vice-Rector for Scientific Research of the University of Wroclaw
Born 6.08.1967 in Wroclaw. Graduated from the 13th high school named after A. Fredro in Wroclaw in 1986.
In 1986-1991 studied archaeology at the University of Wroclaw. In 1989-1991 technical worker in the Archaeological Expedition of the University of Wroclaw in Novae (Bulgaria).
In 1991-1995, a doctoral student of the Silesian Studies Doctoral Program of UWr. D. dissertation in 1996 Funerary Rites of the Przeworsk Culture in Silesia, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Pazda.
From 1995 to 1996 assistant in the Archaeological Department of the Regional Museum in Środa Śląska. Since 1996, assistant professor at the Institute of Archaeology at UWr. In 2000, guest professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (Marseille Branch).
In 2007, he habilitated on the basis of his dissertation Przeworsk culture and the Rhine-Weser cultural zone. Since 2010 professor at the University of Wroclaw.
Promoter of 60 bachelor's theses, 70 master's theses and 5 doctorates. Author and co-author of 120 scientific works, including 5 books, published at home and abroad.
In 2012-2016 Director of the Institute of Archaeology of UWr, since 2016 Senator of UWr, since 2020 Dean of the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, since 15.06.2022 Vice-Rector for Scientific Research of the University of Wroclaw.
Corresponding member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut since 2014. Vice-president of the General Board of the Scientific Association of Polish Archaeologists.
Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki University of Technology in Bydgoszcz
Doctor of biological sciences, assistant professor at the Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki University of Technology in Bydgoszcz.
She uses biotechnological and classical methods in chrysanthemum breeding, creator of 25 Polish varieties of potted chrysanthemums. She has developed new ways to induce variability for mutation breeding of ornamental plants. She is involved in projects related to modern horticulture: she studies the effect of light and creates protocols for in vitro propagation of horticultural plants.
Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki University of Technology in Bydgoszcz
Polish biotechnologist, doctor of agricultural sciences, professor at the Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki University of Technology in Bydgoszcz, head of the Laboratory of Ornamental and Vegetable Plants.
He specializes in plant biotechnology focusing on issues related to micropropagation, cryopreservation and analysis of wide variability of selected agricultural, horticultural and herbaceous plant species. He conducts research on alternative sources of cryoprotectants and growth regulators in plant in vitro cultures.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Materials Science and Physics, Cracow University of Technology
Graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology. She completed her engineering and master's degree in biotechnology, partially pursuing a second degree at Technische Universität Hamburg in Germany. In 2019, after defending her thesis, she began doctoral studies at the Doctoral School of the Cracow University of Technology,
in the discipline of Materials Engineering. In parallel, she started postgraduate studies
"Biomaterials - materials for medicine" at the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. She is currently in her fourth year of PhD School, and the topic of her dissertation is "Composite coating with controlled bioactivity, for medical applications."
Her research interests focus on the topic of biomaterials, broadly defined,
with a particular focus on composites for bone tissue regeneration
and cartilage. By modifying the materials obtained, she gives them the character of a carrier of active substances
for targeted therapy. She is developing multifunctional materials for implants that can be personalized to the needs of the individual patient. She has presented the results of her research at more than 30 scientific conferences of both national and international status, and is also the author as well as co-author of 18 scientific publications, published in journals included in the list of scientific journals and publications of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and MEiN and the JCR list. Research results presented at the conference have been awarded five times. The composite materials developed so far, have also been recognized internationally at fairs and invention exhibitions in Geneva, Zagreb, Warsaw and Nuremberg, among others (a total of 8 medals and awards). She is also co-author of 5 patent applications.
She has completed 6 scientific internships carried out both in Poland and abroad, among others
at Comenius University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Slovakia or Lancaster University, Materials Science Institute in Aglia.
In 2023 she was the Laureate of the 13th National Student-Inventor Competition winning the main prize. The competition was held under the patronage of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the National Center for Research and Development, among others.
He is the scientific supervisor of the BioMat section of the SMART-MAT Scientific Circle operating at the PK Department of Materials Engineering and Physics. He manages a student team within the FutureLab project
PK "Composite biomaterials for medical applications" as well as realizing the project "Active substance carrier polymeric biomaterials for medical applications" funded
from the MEiN program "Student scientific circles create innovations". For 3 years she was involved
in the implementation of the TEAM-NET project "Multifunctional biologically active composites for applications
in regenerative medicine of the skeletal system" (POIR 04.04.00-00-16D7/18) under which she carried out research for her PhD thesis. Currently, she is employed in the OPUS project "Hierarchical approach to osteochondral tissue engineering" (UMO-2022/45/B/ST8/02557). She actively participates in the life and promotion of the university, and organized demonstrations for the Scientists' Night 2022 and the first National Materials Engineering Day. She spoke at the Cracow University of Technology's Open Day in the section "The Power of Women - Technical studies are for girls", convincing high school graduates to choose the sciences.
Research Specialist, Centro-Gum S.C.
Since 1990, he has been a teaching and research employee, first at the Higher School of Engineering, then at Zielona Góra University of Technology in Zielona Góra and currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technology of the Jakub z Paradyż Academy in Gorzów Wielkopolski. From 2006 to 2015, he was director of the Academic Business Incubator. Served as deputy and director of the Institute and head of the plant.
Graduate of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education program "TOP 500 Innovators" Graduate of the internship program implemented at Stanford University. Member of the expert team for supporting the development of the innovation management system in the Lubuskie region and the team implementing the agreement on the establishment of the Lubuskie Energy Technology Research and Implementation Park Eko-Energia.
He is the author and co-author of dozens of articles and books on mechanical engineering and operation, electromobility and entrepreneurship. Contractor of more than a dozen projects carried out within the framework of statutory work and within the framework of programs of NCBR, PARP, etc. Research interests: academic entrepreneurship, ecological aspects of the use of internal combustion engines, methods of measuring and reducing the toxicity of internal combustion engines. Conducts research in selected issues of vehicle vibroacoustics. Acoustic emission methods diagnostics of composite materials. Research in internal combustion engine emissions, electro- and hydrogen mobility and in the area of Smart City.
He is currently implementing 2 projects, including one international project "Education towards green Industry 4.0 - strengthening human resources potential - Edu4Ind4.0.
Erasmus+ competition - KA220-HED - Cooperation partnerships in the higher education sector" and "Development of an automated device for the diagnosis/identification of the technical condition of steel cords of truck tires using a hybrid method. Implemented under competition 1/1.1.1/2021 - Fast Track. Intelligent Development Operational Program. Project of the National Center for Research and Development. In addition, he is the co-author of a number of implementations, for example: an algorithm for estimating the range of an electric vehicle, which was developed under the project "We do IT with Energy"- implementation of industrial research and experimental development work to develop a dynamic and optimal system for geolocation of electric vehicle battery charging points in terms of the criterion of driving style of individual users
Head, Thermoelectric Research Laboratory, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow
Prof. Krzysztof T. Wojciechowski, Ph.D., is an employee of the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Ceramics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He is the founder and head of the Thermoelectric Technology Laboratory of the AGH Energy Center. He has been working on the subject of thermoelectric materials and devices for more than 20 years. He has co-authored more than 90 publications in scientific journals, about 300 scientific presentations and more than 20 invited conference presentations in this area.
Prof. Wojciechowski and his team are widely active in R&D and implementation of thermoelectric technologies. He has carried out projects with such industrial partners as Honda Ltd, Sasol Technology Ltd, EDF Poland, Synthos S.A, Collins Aerospace Poland, General Electric Aviation Poland, Mesko S.A. and others. He is the co-author of more than 15 patents and patent applications. He has been repeatedly awarded Gold Medals for his invention activities, including at the International Invention Show & Technomart (INST) in Taipei and the National Research Council of Thailand; a Platinum Medal at the International Warsaw Invention Show; and an award from the Minister of Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.
Prof. Wojciechowski is a member of the boards of the most important international scientific societies in the field of thermoelectric technology viz: International Thermoelectric Society and European Thermoelectric Society and is also an ordinary member of the International Thermoelectric Academy.
Fundacja Europe Direct Łódź
Profesor w Katedrze Polityki Ekonomicznej Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego. Były dyrektor Instytutu Badań Edukacyjnych (2020-2021) i Instytutu Pracy i Spraw Socjalnych (2016-2019), członek Team Europe.
,,Obszarem mojego zainteresowania jest przede wszystkim rynek pracy i zmiany na nim zachodzące, będące wynikiem wdrażania nowych technologii. Stąd bliskie są mi działania związane z budowaniem „cyfro-wej Europy”, a także wspieranie innowacyjności małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw w ramach Strategii na rzecz zrównoważonej i cyfrowej Europy."
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology
Dr. Artur Kasprzak, Eng. is a researcher working at the Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). His main areas of interest are organic chemistry and materials chemistry. In particular, he is interested in developing environmentally friendly methods for conducting organic syntheses without the use of toxic solvents. He is the author of many new compounds and materials dedicated to environmental monitoring. His latest discovery is a magnetic material that can act as an effective cesium adsorbent, i.e., a material by which cesium can be removed from the environment. This material was developed as part of his "Materials Technologies" grant under the Research University Excellence Initiative program at PW. He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications with a total impact factor (IF) of more than 277 and a MEiN score of 6600, as well as 11 granted patents. He currently directs two research grants, including one under the NCN OPUS competition.
Assistant Professor, Wroclaw University of Life Sciences, Verus Association of Animal Breeders and Producers of the Agricultural and Food Sector
Researcher professionally affiliated with Wroclaw University of Life Sciences (UPWr) specializing in animal reproduction medicine. Dr. Kowalczyk conducts her scientific activities both at the Department of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare analyzing factors affecting the biology of animal reproduction and welfare during reproductive use and at the Malopolska Biotech Center in Krasne, where, leading her scientific team, she conducts research on the elucidation of the mechanisms of occurrence of biochemical changes in germ cells undergoing cryopreservation and the possibilities of regulating the degree of their cryopotential. He is a member of the Scientific Council for Animal Welfare and Zoohygiene and a member of the Scientific Council for Nutrition and Human Development at the Association of Animal Breeders and Producers of the Agricultural and Food Sector - VERUS Association. Dr. Alicja Kowalczyk also serves as a supporting member at CISAS - Center for Research and Development in Agrifood Systems and Sustainability in Portugal.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum
Halina Jurkowska, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, where she has worked since 2000. Master's degree at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Molecular Biology - diploma with honors in biology with specialization in molecular biology (2000r). At the Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, CM, she received her PhD degree in biology in 2008, and her postdoctoral degree in medical and health sciences in 2019. She spent two years at Cornell University (2012-2013) as part of the ''Mobility Plus'' program funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, during which she carried out the scientific project she directed, ''Desulfurization metabolism of cysteine in the absence of its oxidation due to genetically determined cysteine dioxygenase deficiency. Inflammation versus hydrogen sulfide." In 2022 she received the Individual Award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University for teaching achievements; Awards of the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University CM for publications with high IF (2018r, 2019r). Head and principal investigator of many scientific projects (financed by funds from the subsidy of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for maintenance and development of research potential of the Faculties of UJ CM). Total score of scientific output- IF: 83.364, Hirsch Coefficient: 11. She is Guest Editor in Analytical Biochemistry and Biomolecules, reviewer of scientific papers. Participated in organizing national scientific conferences; active participation in many scientific conferences (domestic and foreign). Member of PTBioch.
Department of Polymer Technology, Gdansk University of Technology
Justyna Kucińska-Lipka, Ph.D., professor at the university, is an employee of the Department of Polymer Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, PG. She was awarded the title of Doctor of Science in Chemical Technology by a resolution of the Council of the PG Chemical Faculty on 12. 12. 2007, and on 12 .09. 2018 by a resolution of the same Council she was awarded the title of Doctor of Science in Chemical Technology. In that year she was also promoted to the position of professor of the University. Since the beginning of her research career, she has been involved in the synthesis, modification and characterization of polyurethanes with applications in medicine and additive technologies (3D printing). Her current research focuses on additive technologies applicable to the fabrication of both hybrid small-molecule release systems as components of dressing layers and degradable systems with applications in otolaryngology, among others. In total, she directed 12 and performed work in 8 different scientific projects as well as in cooperation with industry.
Dr. Eng. Justyna Kucińska-Lipka has promoted 85 engineering theses and 63 master's theses until 2022, and has been a reviewer of 57 engineering theses and 46 master's theses. She is also the promoter of 7 doctoral theses (including 2 implementation theses). She has co-authored 98 bibliographic items, has 1600 citations and a Hirsch index of 19. She has also co-authored 7 Polish and international patents.
Head, Department of Cancer Biology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Cancer Institute - National Research Institute
Magdalena Chechlinska, MD, PhD, heads the Department of Cancer Biology at the M. Sklodowska-Curie National Institute of Oncology - PIB, in Warsaw. She has published dozens of papers, mainly on the tumor microenvironment and biomarkers.
She has carried out 10 projects, and is currently leading the task package of a Horizon Europe-funded project on WHO cancer classification.
She is an editor, including editor-in-chief, of 3 international English-language journals.
She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Cancer Institute, chairman of the Scientific Council of the Children's Health Center, and a member of the presidium of the Council of General Research Institutes. She actively participates in the education of physicians and in the popularization of science.
She is a laureate of the Jędrzej Śniadecki Team Scientific Award of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the highest honor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, awarded for the most outstanding results contributing to the development of medical science.
Prof. of Częstochowa University of Technology
He specializes in research on intelligent understanding and processing of large data sets and focuses on methods of computational intelligence, CBIR, exploration of large data sets so-called data mining and machine learning algorithms, optimization of databases and information storage. He is the author of nearly 80 scientific papers and articles. As a manager or contractor, he has participated in numerous national and international projects. He was the manager of a project funded by the National Science Center entitled. "Innovative Methods for Searching and Indexing Multimedia Data Using Computational Intelligence Techniques". He was the originator and author of the concept of a project worth more than 12 million PLN entitled "E-leader as an opportunity to counteract digital exclusion for the residents of the municipalities of Moszczenica, Ujazd, Będków, Czarnocin", contractor in the project "New perspectives on intelligent multimedia management with applications in medicine and privacy protecting systems" carried out and financed under the Polish-Swiss Research Program PSPB. Currently, he is responsible on behalf of the leader of a consortium of local governments for the implementation of the project entitled "Municipality Closer to Residents," whose main objective is the broadly understood digitization of municipalities from the construction of fiber optic networks to the implementation of EZD PUW systems. He also provides technical and organizational support for the construction of a data processing center as part of the Moszczenickie Tereny Inwestycyjne project.
College of Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszow
He is an assistant professor at the Institute of Biology of the University of Rzeszów. He has been involved in genetic analysis of useful plants and medicinal mushrooms for 17 years. She participated in eight projects: Ministerial, NCN and NCBIR, PCI, including application projects with breeding and biotechnology companies (as a leader, manager, scientific supervisor, contractor). She took part in three international COST actions (Cooperation of Science and Technology), including one as the only representative of Poland. She completed a 4.5-month internship at the biotechnology company Applied Enzyme Technology Ltd. (Wales). Her recent interests focus on the use of DNA barcoding methods in agriculture and the food industry. The project implemented at the University of Rzeszów as part of the Podkarpackie Innovation Center titled "Method for identifying ingredients of dietary supplements based on DNA barcoding" was among the finalists of DeepTech Summit 2023 and received a silver medal at the International Fair of Inventions and Innovations INTARG 2023.
Regina Lenart-Gansiniec, Ph.D., professor at the Jagiellonian University, holds a postdoctoral degree in management science and quality, and is a university professor in the Department of Management of Higher Education Institutions at the Institute of Public Affairs in the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. He specializes in strategic management issues, especially knowledge management, organizational learning and crowdsourcing. In her research she uses quantitative and qualitative research methods. She is the manager and implementer of several research projects funded by unĳnished funds, the National Science Center (SONATA and OPUS) and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She serves as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Management. He is a member of the scientific board of Learning Organization and Innovation Journal. He participates in the work of international and national scientific associations: European Group for Organizational Studies, Social Science and Humanities Research Association Eurasia Research, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, European Citizen Science Association, Polish Economic Society, Scientific Society of Organization and Management. Member of the Committee on Culture and Media Management of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Scholarship recipient of the Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for Outstanding Achievements (2019-2022). Recipient of a total of four Rector's Awards of the Jagiellonian University for organizational achievements in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (each year since employment). Recipient of the Scientist of the Future 2022 award in the "Research of the Future" category.
Vice President, International Institute of Translational Medicine
CEO of the International Institute of Translational Medicine, specialising in industrial biotechnology, mainly in the use of bioactive ingredients for feed additives. She has collaborated with the Wrocław Technology Park, where she was part of an international scientific consortium for the commercialisation of biomarkers (BIC, Interreg Baltic Sea), the University of Almeria, Spain and the Morris Animal Foundation USa. At the International Institute of Translational Medicine, she manages projects responsible for the development of liposomal/micellar forms of active substances for the development of feed additives. He is responsible for active scientific and business cooperation with centres in the USA, Germany and Switzerland. She specialises in industrial biotechnology, with a particular focus on the development of innovative equine feed additives based mainly on probiotic bacterial metabolites, as well as the extraction and purification of carotenoids with enhanced antioxidant activity from yeast cells. She has developed the formulation and production technology for a range of probiotic and nutritional products for horses and companion animals. She expanded her knowledge of business operations through the national training courses of the PARP Innovation Manager Academy and the US National Science Foundation's Icrops programme.
Multidisciplinary Research Centre of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Bartłomiej Wysocki, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Multidisciplinary Research Centre of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, where he manages the 3D Printing Laboratory and deals with the transfer of research results obtained to industry. He is the author of dozens of international articles and holds numerous granted patents and implementations concerning metal and plastic incremental technologies. For his research and implementation activities, he was, among others, awarded a scholarship by the Minister of Education and Science in 2019, the Kosciuszko Foundation in 2021, and received the UKSW Rector's Award in 2022. He collaborates with universities around the world (including those operating in the America Makes programme in the US) and companies interested in implementing or improving incremental technologies in their operations. He is a co-founder and from 2015 to 2021 was CEO of Materialscare Ltd, which provides advanced 3D printing solutions for medical needs and assists in surgeries for cancer patients.
Project Coordinator, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology
Graduate in Geoinformatics and Mobile Mapping and Navigation Systems at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology. He also pursued his studies at Technische Universität Berlin.
Since 2018, he has been involved in many innovative projects on Smart Cities topics such as smart municipal waste collection or the creation of an advanced spatial analysis centre.
Initiator and content manager of the LIFT project to support people with special needs in navigating rail transport facilities via a mobile app.
In 2023, he was awarded the Scholarship of the Minister of Education and Science for significant achievements, a laureate of the Best of the Best programme and a multiple Rector's scholarship for academic performance.
A passionate traveller and geography teacher, creator of the educational platform geoquiz.pl.
Head, Aircraft Lift Structure Integrity Assurance Laboratory, Air Force Institute of Technology
Doctor of Engineering in the field of mechanical engineering, specialising in integrated measurement systems and structural health monitoring. Graduate of the Jarosław Dąbrowski Military University of Technology in Warsaw.
Since 2011, he has been associated with the Air Force Institute of Technology in Warsaw, currently serving as the head of the Aircraft Carrier Structure Integrity Assurance Laboratory. He has participated as a contractor, stage manager or project manager in numerous research, development and implementation projects in national and international scientific and industrial consortia. In addition, he has provided support as a specialist in individual collaborations with stakeholders from the business environment.
He has authored and co-authored more than 40 publications in international scientific journals, mainly in the field of damage detection and monitoring (SHM - Structural Health Monitoring. He has presented his research results at national and international scientific conferences, seminars and specialist group meetings, including the NATO Science & Technology Organization, of which he is a member. In addition, he has held a total of 4 internships abroad, 2 each at the Mechanical Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Milan and at the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology of the National Research Council (CNR) in Padua.
He has been awarded for his scientific and research activities, receiving, among others, the silver "Laurel of Innovation 2020" awarded by the Chapter of the Stanislaw Staszic Competition for "Implementation of a prototype Condition Monitoring System for the Mi-8 helicopter". He also won a silver medal at IENA 2017 in Nuremberg, a bronze medal and a diploma from Europe France Inventeurs at the Concours Lepine International Paris Invention Fair 2017 for his solution 'System for the detection and monitoring of damage to a composite structure, especially with a non-conductive core'.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology of Medicines and Cosmetics, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology
Dr Anna Sobiepanek's area of scientific interest is the application of modern biophysical and biomolecular methods to characterise the changes occurring in skin cells as a result of physiological processes, as well as the progression of various disease entities including skin cancer. To this end, a better understanding of cell glycosylation as one of the most important post-translational processes occurring in cells is essential. Due to the structural diversity of glycans, numerous processes such as proliferation, migration and cell-cell contact are possible.
In 2020, Anna Sobiepanek was awarded second place in the doctoral thesis category in the area of 'Innovations implemented into the economy' in the competition for the best thesis, organised by the Parliament of Students of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Dr Sobiepanek has experience in managing as many as five projects from various funding sources (e.g. NCN, IDUB, PW). She has also been awarded numerous grants including NCN, COST action, PW and is co-author of 18 scientific articles and 9 chapters in monographs.
Department of Biomaterials and Cosmetics Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Beata Kaczmarek-Szczepańska received her PhD in chemistry from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in 2019.
She works at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in the Department of Biomaterials and Cosmetics Chemistry. Her scientific activities are mainly focused on polymeric materials and cosmetics. For several years, she has been interested in developing new solutions dedicated to biomaterials. She has led several projects and is currently conducting research related to the isolation of natural compounds from fish skins. Her passions are travelling and reading books. She cannot imagine a day without a good cup of coffee.
Research and teaching staff member, Wind Engineering Laboratory, Cracow University of Technology
Agata Szeląg, PhD, is a research and didactic associate at the Wind Engineering Laboratory at the Cracow University of Technology and owner of SzA Pracownia Akustyczna. She is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Cracow University of Technology, which demonstrates her interdisciplinary approach to science. She has gained recognition as co-author of numerous scientific publications, monographs and patents. To date, she has taken on the role of manager in four grant projects funded by the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development, thus confirming her management and scientific skills. Her interests cover a broad spectrum of issues related to structural, architectural and environmental acoustics. She focuses on innovation in her research work and business activities. The main focus of her research and implementation is the practical application of knowledge to improve acoustic comfort in a variety of environments - from residential buildings to public spaces.
Institute of Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Sciences
1986 M.Sc. in Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Department of Hydraulic Engineering,
1993 Doctor of Engineering, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering PAS,
1994 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, British Council,
1994 Master of Environmental Management, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
2004 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
2023 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, appointed by the President of the Republic of Poland.
- Processing of random signals generated in marine coastal areas
- Integrated Management of Coastal Areas
- Impact of climate change on the functioning of coastal zones.
- Author and co-author of more than 40 scientific articles, 1986-,
- Author of a scientific monograph on the analysis of large data sets generated in coastal zones
coastal zones (2004),
- Lead author of two chapters of a monograph on sustainable floodplain management
- Member of the Marine Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2017-,
- Board member of the Integrated Joint Programming Initiative
Healthy and Sustainable Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans, representing MEiN, 2012-.
Head, Department of Experimental Pharmacology, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine. M. Mossakowski PAN, Pellicarnos S.A.
Born in 1951 in Warsaw. Graduate of the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. D. in biochemistry, professor of medical sciences (discipline of medical biology) awarded in 2002. Founder and until 2022 Head of the Department of Experimental Pharmacology at the M. Mossakowski Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Co-author or author of more than 200 papers published in international journals, supervisor of 8 dissertations concluded with the award of a PhD degree, co-inventor of 8 patents in the field of medicine and pharmacy.
Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław
Anna Jarząb, PhD, works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław. For many years, she has been conducting research on the development of innovative technologies in the development of anti-bacterial vaccines. Her research interests also include aspects related to the impact of infectious fever on the treatment of human diseases. Dr Anna Jarząb also develops her skills and knowledge in the commercialisation of scientific research and intellectual property. She has gained her experience through her work in Poland, as well as through foreign internships in Germany and the United States. She is the author of numerous scientific publications of international scope, Polish and foreign patents, as well as winner of numerous scientific awards.
Director General, Centre for Smart Development, President, Smart Development Forum Foundation
Co-founder and CEO of the Centre for Smart Growth.
A political scientist by education. Graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the University of Silesia. Worked as a journalist, among others in the largest regional daily newspaper in the country, the "Dziennik Zachodni". For a decade, he has been involved in cooperating with innovators in promoting their R&D activities. He has many years of experience in effective communication and popularisation of innovative projects.
Since 2016, he has been involved in the Centre for Smart Growth. He is one of the initiators of the creation of the technology congress entitled 'Forum for Intelligent Development', as well as of the awards granted at the event. He is an advocate of the idea related to the widest possible promotion of research and innovation in the media and national events.
He is also a co-founder and vice-president of the first interactive agency on the Polish market, "R&D Promotion", specialising exclusively in cooperation with innovators from the science and business sector.
One of the founders of the 'Forum for Intelligent Development' Foundation, established at the end of 2021. The foundation is designed to support innovators in science-business communication.
Director, Smart Growth Forum
Director of the IRCentrum. Since 2020 - responsible for organizing one of the most interesting science and technology congresses in Poland - Forum Inteligentnego Rozwoju.
10 years of experience in a scientific and teaching position, including University of Technology in Kielce and the University of Bielsko-Biała. Master's degree in production, quality and safety engineering with an open doctoral program in engineering production.
During her scientific career, she was also involved in business as research and development manager at HEXJA Composites, where she successfully obtained funds from EU programs for the company's development and R&D activities.
University of Warsaw
Biologist, specialising in the study of insects. Works at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. He teaches students about invertebrate zoology, ecology, as well as computer science and spatial information systems. For many years, she has been involved in making biodiversity information resources available through digitisation and creation of natural databases. He coordinates the activities of the National Biodiversity Information Network and represents Poland in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, a leading global IT infrastructure providing data on species inhabiting the Earth. Initiator of the Biodiversity Map system.
President of the Board, Virtual Power Plant
CEO of Virtual Power Plant A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology in the field of Management and Marketing at the Faculty of Production Engineering. Co-founder of a group of technology companies creating tools facilitating the balancing of power grids, automation of daily maintenance of facilities, management (on an ongoing basis) of the energy consumed by large facilities (including office buildings, logistics centres, shopping centres, swimming pools). Forerunner in promoting the concept of Virtual Power Plants built with the use of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and with a high level of security of the optimisation services provided improving energy flexibility while maximising self-consumption of energy generated by RES.
President, F.H.U. Refrigeration Equipment Marek Czamara F.H.U. CZAMARA S.C
Entrepreneur, for more than 30 years developing activities based on the implementation of modern solutions, activation of the regional economy and innovation. He actively participates in national and international research and development projects in the field of innovative technologies using renewable energy sources. It cooperates with the scientific staff of leading technical universities in Poland and abroad. With the aim of integrating renewable energy in the industrial sector, he strives to implement modern and effective solutions in his activities.
Winner of numerous awards and distinctions https://www.czamara.eu/aktualnosci/
F.H.U. Chłodniczy urządzenia Marek Czamara F.H.U. CZAMARA S.C.
Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Krakow University of Technology in 2008. Prof. Ocłoń has received prestigious awards for his recent scientific achievements, including the First Degree Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for Scientific Achievement (2017. Award for the best scientist with a postdoctoral degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (2019).
Prof Ocłoń is also a contractor in 20 projects and research works conducted by the Department of Power Engineering and the leader of three of them. He is deputy project manager in the HySOL project (funded by NCBiR), and is also responsible for numerical calculations of heat transfer in the ground in the SOPSAR project (funded by NCBiR). These projects have allowed him to gain experience in the field of intelligent PVT systems and solar thermal systems working with heat pumps. He works with industrial partners such as heat pump manufacturers Oilon (Finland), renewable energy installers Czamara (Poland) as well as large energy companies such as PGE (Poland's main electricity distributor), He cooperates with the following recognised universities: Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), University of Queensland (Australia), La Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), University of Calgary (Canada).
Data analytics specialist, Runvido Sp z o.o.
Technology enthusiast and data analytics specialist Kamil Bolek, PhD, will be one of the experts at the industry debate entitled 'Digital Transformation and Intelligent Automation with Analytics and Artificial Intelligence' at the Smart Growth Forum!
Kamil has worked on the design of industrial systems using machine learning and on algorithms for turning images into interactive content for Runvido. His experience in the IT industry is comprehensive.
In addition to working on innovative projects, he has actively participated in international conferences on artificial intelligence, sharing his knowledge and skills.
With a solid educational background, including a PhD in computer science, Kamil effectively combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience.
We invite you to listen to Kamil Bolek at the Intelligent Development Forum and deepen your knowledge of technology!
An entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in business - Grzegorz Ciosek - joins the group of speakers at the Smart Growth Forum!
He started his career in the advertising agency wielkareklama.eu and then entered the field of AR technology with great commitment, founding the company Runvido.
Runvido is an innovative platform and application that allows you to bring 2D materials such as flyers or packaging to life by adding dynamic video content. All you have to do is hover the camera of a smartphone running the Runvido app over an object and the associated video appears on the screen.
With his background in technology and marketing, Grzegorz Ciosek stands out in the industry for his energy and professionalism. His years of experience and passion for innovation make him an informed speaker.
Come along to the Smart Growth Forum, where Grzegorz will share his knowledge and experience with the participants!
General Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Director of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps European Strategy
Director General of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Director of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps. Member of advisory and consultative groups to the European Commission. From 2005 to 2007, member of the board of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Language Proficiency Testing (EALTA).
Coordinator of the Council of Europe's "Country Profile" project. Since 2014, expert of the Horizon 2020 programme. Author of articles on management and language education published in Poland and abroad, including by such renowned publishers as Cambridge University Press, Multilingual Matters and MDPI. Author of The Competences 4.0 as Facilitators in the Realisation, Management and Sustainability of Erasmus+ Projects in the Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, published in 2021. Member of the Scientific Council of the International Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, USA. Member of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group at gov.tech/KPRM. Official delegate of Worldskills Poland and vice-chairman of the Mazovian Future Industry Council.
Doctorate in humanities in the discipline of linguistics in 2007 at the University of Warsaw and habilitation in social sciences in the discipline of management and quality sciences in 2022 at the Silesian University of Technology.
Musician, composer, author and member of ZAiKS.
Project Manager of the project "Domestic Retention Technologies", Innovative Programme Management Methods Development Unit, National Centre for Research and Development
Graduate of the MBA for Engineers and Entrepreneurs at the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw, the Master's degree in Hydrotechnology and Geoengineering at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology and the engineering degree in Sanitary Installations and Networks at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Lublin University of Technology.
Since 2020, he has been leading the project "Domestic retention technologies" at NCRD, financed by European Funds under the Intelligent Development Programme, in which private entities are conducting research on technologies for the storage and treatment of rainwater, grey water and black water in multi-circuit systems to protect deep water resources.
Michał Oleszko's previous experience in the area of project management was gained in managerial positions during the construction of wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants and rainwater management infrastructure for office buildings in Warsaw.
Project Manager for the project "Ventilation for Schools and Homes", Department for the Development of Innovative Programme Management Methods, National Centre for Research and Development
Doctor engineer of technical sciences in the discipline of environmental engineering with a specialisation in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Graduated from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering at the Lublin University of Technology and postgraduate studies in air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment at the Cracow University of Technology. Scholarship holder of the Danish government at the Danish University of Technology and TOP 500 Innovators scholarship holder at Stanford University. He holds a licence to design and direct construction works without limitations in the installation specialisation in the field of heat, ventilation, gas, water and sewage networks, installations and equipment.
For several years, he has been conducting research and development projects on modern heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.
Since 2020, he has been heading a project at NCBR, funded by European Funds under the Intelligent Development Programme, in which private entities carry out research and development work on the development of cost-effective mechanical ventilation systems dedicated to existing classrooms and flats. The ventilation systems developed as part of this project will improve the quality of the indoor environment and increase the health safety of children and residents. They will also reduce operating costs through the use of highly efficient heat, cold and moisture recovery. Central management of the individual systems will facilitate the operation and monitoring process.
Expert in the project "Energy and Process-Efficient Construction", Department for the Development of Innovative Programme Management Methods, National Centre for Research and Development
She is an expert in the field of building structures. She worked for over 12 years in public administration institutions and commercial companies. She has experience in public procurements, including those funded by the European Union.
Barbara Rzepkowska's professional interests include the broadly understood area of construction, including zero-emission construction, innovative systems and solutions in construction. She prepares design documentation for cubic building structures in the field of architecture and construction, and is also actively involved in traffic engineering audits. He holds an entry in the register of persons authorised to draw up energy performance certificates.
Prodziekanem ds. nauki i współpracy Wydziału Inżynierii Metali i Informatyki Przemysłowej, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza
Swoje zainteresowania naukowe dzieli pomiędzy informatykę i jej zastosowania w modelowaniu oraz projektowaniu procesów przemysłowych. Autor ponad 200 prac naukowych opublikowanych w czasopismach, a także prezentowanych na konferencjach. Uczestniczy w wielu projektach naukowych i badawczo-rozwojowych realizowanych we współpracy zarówno z dużymi firmami, jak i małymi i średnimi przedsiębiorstwami. Te prace ceni najbardziej, gdyż rozwiązania naukowe znajdują praktyczne zastosowanie w przemyśle. W latach 2016-2020 kierownik katedry Informatyki Stosowanej i Modelowania, a obecnie prodziekan ds. nauki i współpracy na Wydziale Inżynierii Metali i Informatyki Przemysłowej.
Jego zainteresowania poza pracą zawodową skupiają się głównie na aktywnym uprawianiu sportu, z którego ostatnio najchętniej wybierał żeglarstwo, trekking wysokogórski i narciarstwo. Do małych osiągnięć sportowych zalicza ukończenie półmaratonów górskich, triathlonu na dystansie olimpijskim oraz zdobycie korony maratonów Polski. Prywatnie: żonaty, ojciec dwóch fantastycznych bliźniaków Juliana i Dominika, z którymi dzieli wszystkie swoje wyzwania i pasje.
Co-founder, Vice President, Typly sp. z o.o.
Co-founder and vice-president of Typly sp. z o.o.. Experienced director of project management, process implementation in organisations and business strategy implementation with over 10 years of experience in the technology sector.
As a strategic leader, he successfully managed numerous IT projects, using Waterfall as well as Agile methodologies, in renowned organisations, i.e. Orange or Conrad Electronic. For him, the ability to build and lead teams of diverse composition is the foundation of every project.
On 9 July 2021, together with his co-founder (Krzysztof Korycki - CEO of Typly), he is responsible for managing a technology startup called Typly. The company specialises in creating solutions based on NLP (Natural Language Processing) technology. The dynamic development of the company has resulted in a commercial product called Typly (intelligent keyboard, which generates answers based on a selected context) and the currently developed product Typly Mail, targeted at B2B markets.
Typly Mail will be presented during a 10-minute lecture, and aims to revolutionise the way public institutions and businesses manage their correspondence.
President of the Management Board, Advanced Health Dynamics Sp. z o.o.
Graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Technological Research, specialisation: Biomedical Engineering. Many years of education in France at Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, in the field of molecular methods used in the process of creating new drugs. Habilitated at the Silesian University of Technology in the field of modern numerical methods in broadly defined Biomedical Engineering. Specialist in the use of artificial intelligence methods in medicine and physician support. Manager of numerous scientific projects at home and abroad in the field of cancer treatment, antibiotic-resistant infections, metabolic diseases and rare diseases. Repeatedly awarded for his innovative achievements at national and international forums. Winner of the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2019 in the category Scientist of the Future for the implementation of the INNOSEPT project. In 2017, he won first place in the Science category of the city's "Generation W" competition, which awards projects that bring positive changes in various spheres of life for the citizens of Wrocław. He is the author of 43 scientific publications from the Philadelphia list in the field of numerical modelling of biological objects, guided drug delivery vehicles and broad biomedical engineering and bioinformatics including machine learning and AI methods. His work has been published over 700 times. Currently a professor at Wroclaw University of Technology teaching Biomedical Engineering students and at the newly established Faculty of Medicine. At Advanced Health Dynamics Sp. z o.o., he and his team commercially implement IT and mobile solutions for Primary Care and hospitals to streamline diagnostic processes and optimise physician time. Locally, he is involved in education and promotion of preventive healthcare as part of health promotion.
Governor of Biala Podlaska from 2004 to 2009, Member of the European Parliament of the 6th legislature
Polish lawyer and politician, lawyer, former voivode of Bialsko-Podlaskie, from 2004 to 2009 member of the European Parliament of the 6th term
In 1983 he graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and in 1986 from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of this university.
From May 1998 to September 2000, he was president of the management board of Ruch, and in 2000–2001, vice-president of the Military Property Agency. Then, together with Lidia Bagińska, he opened his own law firm in Warsaw.
From December 23, 1997 to December 31, 1998, he held the position of voivode of Bialsko-Podlaskie.
In 2003, he became a legal advisor and then a member of Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland. In the elections to the European Parliament in 2004, after receiving 43,609 votes, he won the seat of deputy from her list in the Masovian constituency. He worked in the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. Initially, he remained unaffiliated, then he joined the Union for a Europe of Nations faction. He was a member of the election committee of Andrzej Lepper as a candidate in the 2005 presidential elections
Already as a non-partisan, in the 2019 elections he opened the list of candidates of the Nonpartisan Coalition and Self-Government Coalition to the Sejm in the Siedlce district. Then he worked in the True Europe Movement, serving as the party's press spokesman and lawyer. In 2023, he co-founded the Polish Unity Movement party, becoming its vice-president
Vice President of the Chamber, Polish Economic Chamber of Advanced Technology IZTECH, Director, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
University of Agriculture in Krakow
Dr. Eng. Maciej Gliniak is a professor at the University of Agriculture in Krakow and the Head of the accredited Laboratory of Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Waste Analysis. Since 2017, he has been running a business called EnviroExpert Maciej Gliniak and several special purpose companies dealing with problems in various areas of the environment. He is a graduate of the University of Agriculture in Krakow and the AGH University of Science and Technology. In his scientific work, he focuses on interdisciplinary research and active cooperation with the socio-economic environment of the University. During his career, he managed several national grants and is the author of over 36 technology opinions and 20 implementations. For his scientific involvement, management skills and unconventional thinking, he was included in the Encyclopedia of Personalities of the Republic of Poland. His scientific interests mainly concern innovative technologies in the chemical industry, waste management and the creation of by-products as part of upcycling activities. In his scientific and business work, he focuses on the practical use of available basic knowledge in solving complex environmental problems.
Israeli crystallographer, Nobel laureate
Prof. Ada Yonath izraelska krystalograf. Studiowała na Uniwersytecie Hebrajskim w Jerozolimie, gdzie uzyskała bakalaureat w 1962 roku oraz tytuł magistra biochemii w 1964. Stopień doktora uzyskała w 1968 roku w Instytucie Naukowym Weizmana, jej praca doktorska dotyczyła krystalografii. Odbyła staże podoktorskie w Carnegie Mellon University (1969) oraz MIT (1970). Badania Jonath koncentrują się na mechanizmach molekularnych biosyntezy białek. Wyznaczyła ona z dużą rozdzielczością struktury krystaliczne jednostek rybosomów. W 2007 otrzymała Nagrodę Wolfa w dziedzinie chemii, w 2009 Nagrodę Nobla w dziedzinie chemii za badania nad strukturą i funkcją rybosomów (wspólnie z Venkatramanem Ramakrishnanem i Thomasem Steitzem). Laureatka Medalu PTChem im. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, doktor honoris causa Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi.
Israeli-Arab scientist and engineer, pioneer known for inventing the Nano Artificial Nose (NA-NOSE)
Prof. Hossam Haick jest izraelsko-arabskim naukowcem i inżynierem oraz aktualnym dziekanem studiów licencjackich w Israel Institute of Technology, urodzonym w 1975 roku. Jest pionierem znanym z wynalezienia Nano Sztucznego Nosa (NA-NOSE) do wykrywania chorób wydychanym powietrzu, (dzięki czemu został wyróżniony jako innowator MIT poniżej 35 lat), który jest szeroko stosowany do wykrywania biomarkerów chorób w laboratoriach i przemyśle. Prowadzi wiele wkładów w interdyscyplinarnych dziedzinach, takich jak nanotechnologia, nanoczujniki, lotne biomarkery i elektronika molekularna.
Deputy chairman of the Council for Scientific Excellence of Poland, economist and former rector of the EU in Poznan
Prof. Marian Gorynia Polish economist, professor and former rector of the Poznan University of Economics. Since 2019, deputy chairman of the Council for Scientific Excellence. He is Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Polish Economic Society and a member of the Committee of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is on the Boards and Editorial Committees of numerous specialized economic journals. In addition, he is a member of the Poznań Society of Friends of Science, the Scientific Society of Organization and Management, the Academy of International Business, the European International Business Academy, and the International Management Development Association. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Bialystok and the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.