Speakers

Professor, Marek Ratajczak — Secretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Professor, Marek Ratajczak Secretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio — Swiss State Secretary for Education and Research

Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio Swiss State Secretary for Education and Research

Grażyna Henclewska — Viceminister – Ministry of Economy

Grażyna Henclewska Viceminister – Ministry of Economy

Igor Radziewicz-Winnicki — Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Health

Igor Radziewicz-Winnicki Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Health

Jerzy Majchrzak — Director of Innovation and Industry Department, Ministry of Economy

Jerzy Majchrzak Director of Innovation and Industry Department, Ministry of Economy

Alexandra Bishop — President of Novartis Poland

Alexandra Bishop President of Novartis Poland

Maciej Adamkiewicz — CEO, Adamed Group

Maciej Adamkiewicz CEO, Adamed Group

Prof. Marek Banaszkiewicz — President, Polish Space Agency

Prof. Marek Banaszkiewicz President, Polish Space Agency

Renato Di Rubbo — Chief Marketing Officer of Franke Group and Franke Kitchen Systems

Renato Di Rubbo Chief Marketing Officer of Franke Group and Franke Kitchen Systems

Johannes Ermatinger — Owner and managing partner of RBU management consulting partners

Johannes Ermatinger Owner and managing partner of RBU management consulting partners

Piotr Grabiec — Professor at the Institute of Electron Technology (ITE)

Piotr Grabiec Professor at the Institute of Electron Technology (ITE)

Ewa Grenda — CEO of Roche Poland, Roche Polska

Ewa Grenda CEO of Roche Poland, Roche Polska

Mariusz Ignatowicz — Partner at PwC Tax and Legal Department

Mariusz Ignatowicz Partner at PwC Tax and Legal Department

Magdalena Jabłońska — Senior Manager in the team Innovations and R & D PwC

Magdalena Jabłońska Senior Manager in the team Innovations and R & D PwC

Leszek Kaczmarek — Profesor and Head of Molecular Neurobiology at the Institute of Experimental Biology at Polish Academy of Sciences

Leszek Kaczmarek Profesor and Head of Molecular Neurobiology at the Institute of Experimental Biology at Polish Academy of Sciences

Eva M. Klaper — Head COST Switzerland, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Eva M. Klaper Head COST Switzerland, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Jacek Kosiec — Director of Space Programme, Creotech Instruments S.A.

Jacek Kosiec Director of Space Programme, Creotech Instruments S.A.

Monika Lamparska-Przybysz — Funding Manager Polpharma Biologics, owner of a consulting company Biopharma Consulting

Monika Lamparska-Przybysz Funding Manager Polpharma Biologics, owner of a consulting company Biopharma Consulting

Paulina Zadura-Lichota — Director of Enterprise and Innovation Department, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development PARP

Paulina Zadura-Lichota Director of Enterprise and Innovation Department, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development PARP

Vital Meyer — Head of Start-up Promotion and Entrepreneurship

Vital Meyer Head of Start-up Promotion and Entrepreneurship

Paweł Rowiński — Vice-President, Polish Academy of Sciences

Paweł Rowiński Vice-President, Polish Academy of Sciences

Robert  Sekuła — Head of Research Team at ABB

Robert Sekuła Head of Research Team at ABB

Benjamin Schwägli — Head of Swiss Business Hub Poland

Benjamin Schwägli Head of Swiss Business Hub Poland

Peter Stämpfli — CEO, Stämpfli AG

Peter Stämpfli CEO, Stämpfli AG

Marek Synowiec — Innovative Project Manager, Wielton

Marek Synowiec Innovative Project Manager, Wielton

Marek Szymański — CEO Franke Polska, President of Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Marek Szymański CEO Franke Polska, President of Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Roman Walasiński — President of the Board, Swissmed

Roman Walasiński President of the Board, Swissmed

Dr. Bogdan Wasilewski — Chairman of the Board, Technopark Łódź

Dr. Bogdan Wasilewski Chairman of the Board, Technopark Łódź

Conference Programme

 

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-10.00 Opening remarks by:

 

• Mr. Marek Ratajczak, Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
• Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary, Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
• Mrs. Grażyna Henclewska, Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Economy

10:00-11:00 High level debate on innovation

 

• What are the conditions for innovation?
• How to create an optimal environment for innovation?
• R&D bilateral collaboration
• Swiss contribution to Poland – Polish-Swiss Research Program
• Technology transfer through Swiss investments
• What is the source of Swiss innovation?
• What makes the success of Swiss innovative companies?

Panelists:
• Mr. Marek Ratajczak, Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
• Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary, Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
• Mrs. Grażyna Henclewska, Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Economy
• Prof. Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President, PAN
• Prof. Marek Banaszkiewicz, President, Polish Space Agency
• Mr. Marek Szymański, CEO Franke Polska, President of Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Mr. Bogusław Chrabota, Editor-in-Chief, Rzeczpospolita

11:00-11:30 Coffee break.

Room 1: Policy panels 11:30 – 14:30

Panel 1A: 11.30-12.45

Swiss and Polish contributions to the European Research Area
• How to make use of the international cooperation possibilities efficiently?
• How to use available funds in the best possible way?
• What are the opportunities for common collaboration?
• Swiss-Polish research cooperation: best practices under the FP7 and opportunities under Horizon 2020
• Best practices under the Polish-Swiss Research Programme

Panelists:
• Prof. Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President PAN
• Prof. Jerzy Kątcki, Deputy Director, NCBiR
• Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek, Member of the Selection Committee of the Polish Swiss Joint Research Programme
• Prof. Piotr Grabiec, Institute of Electron Technology
• Dr. Eva M. Klaper, Head COST Switzerland, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Moderator: Mr. Wojciech Szeląg, Polsat

12:45-13:00 break

Panel 1B: 13.00-14.30

Innovation in practice
• What determines success in the field of innovation?
• The “ecosystem” of innovations in Switzerland and Poland
• Cooperation science-business: good practices
• The role of capital market (VC) in financing innovation
• From the laboratory to commercialization
• Private sector investment in R&D

Panelists:
• Mrs. Paulina Zadura-Lichota, Director of Enterprise and Innovation Department, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development PARP
• Mr. Robert Sekuła, ABB, Corporate Research Center, Kraków
• Dr. Vital Meyer, Head of Start-up and Entrepreneurship, Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, Switzerland
• Mr. Jacek Kosiec, Director of Space Programme, Creotech Instruments SA
• Mr. Maciej Adamkiewicz, CEO, Adamed Group

Moderator: Mr. Marcin Piątkowski, World Bank

Room 2: Business panels 11:30 – 14:30

Panel 2A: 11.30-12.45

How to foster innovation in healthcare?
• What are the challenges ahead?
• Policy towards health care of the elderly.
• How to increase investment in healthcare?
• What are the necessary framework conditions?
• How to ensure an innovation-friendly regulatory environment?

Panelists:
• Mr Igor Radziewicz-Winnicki, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Health
• Mr Jerzy Majchrzak, Director of Innovation and Industry Department, Ministry of Economy
• Mrs. Ewa Grenda, General Director Roche Polska
• Mrs. Alexandra Bishop, CEO Novartis Poland
• Mr. Roman Walasiński, CEO Swissmed
• Mr. Bogdan Wasilewski, Chairman of the Board, Technopark Łódź

Moderator: Mariusz Ignatowicz, Partner, PWC

12.45-13.00 Presentation: Switzerland as a business location
Speaker: Mr. Benjamin Schwägli, Head of Swiss Business Hub Poland*

Panel 2B: 13.00-14.30

How to develop a company’s culture of innovation?
• Impact of culture on company’s innovation capacity: values, behavior, innovative climate
• How to change the culture – process, milestones, barriers
• How to keep an organization innovative?

Panelists:
• Mr. Peter Stämpfli, Stämpfli AG, entrepreneur
• Mr. Johannes Ermatinger, RBU, business consultant
• Mr. Renato di Rubbo, Chief Marketing Officer of Franke Group
• Mrs. Magdalena Jabłońska, Innovation and R&D Team, PwC
• Mr. Marek Synowiec, Innovative Project Manager, Wielton
• Mrs. Monika Lamparska-Przybysz, Funding Manager Polpharma Biologics

Moderator: Mr. Dariusz Ćwiklak, Newsweek Polska

14.30-16.00 Networking lunch


*The participants of the conference will have the chance to learn more about the advantages of Switzerland as a business or research location. It will be possible during bilateral consulting meetings held at the dedicated information stand organized by the Swiss Business Hub Poland.

Place

Hotel Sofitel Victoria

 Królewska 11, Warszawa
The nearest public transport:
Pl. Małachowskiego 02
Zachęta 01
Zachęta 02
Metro Świętokrzyska