Programme

 

 

 

January 17 - Thursday

 

09:00 - 09:45

Registration and Networking

 

09:45 - 10:15

Welcome

  • Marcin Szumowski, Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee, Poland
  • Sławomir Majewski, Vice Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw, CePT Project Coordinator, Poland

 

Opening Address

  • Jerzy Duszyński

 

10:15 - 12:15

Session 1 - Start-Ups: When and How; Do's and Dont's - Polish and international practice

Chairman: Roland Kozlowski, Life Science Business Consulting (LSBC), Poland

Polish case studies from three leading life science academic and research centres and organizations (20 minutes each)

Issues discussed:

-    Securing the IP – a critical starting point in life science commercialization
-    Challenges with start-ups / spin offs?
-    Why selecting the right team really matters (start-up / spin-off company)
-    Financing schemes for life science start -ups/ spin - offs
-    Strategy, business model, exit

  • Paweł Wielgus, Key Accout Manager in Life Science Department of Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ Ltd., Poland (VIDEO)
  • Bogdan Marciniec, Coordinator Wielkopolska Centre of Advanced Technologies in Poznań (WCAT), Poland (VIDEO)
  • Marcin Szumowski, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Managing Director BTM Mazovia, Poland (VIDEO)

 

Start - Ups / Spin-offs: When and How; Do's and Dont's - EMBL experience

  • Gábor Lamm, Managing Director EMBL Enterprise Management GmbH, Germany (VIDEO)

 

20 minute discussion

 

12:15-12:40

Coffee break

 

12:40-13:40

Session 2: Funding start-ups and Spin-offs: Regional, National and Global Strategy

Chairman: Sławomir Majewski

Regional funds for stimulating innovation in R&D projects

NCBR new programmes for stimulating innovation in R&D projects

From Polish local to Polish global company

  • Piotr D. Moncarz, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Chairman US-Polish Trade Council, USA (VIDEO)

13:40 - 14:40

Lunch

 

14:40 - 16:40

Session 3 – Polish case studies and success stories (20 minutes presentations + 5 minute discussion)

Chairman and moderator: Marcin Szumowski

20 minute discussion (VIDEO)

 

16:40 - 17:00

Coffee break

 

17:00 - 18:00

Panel discussion with Polish and international experts (VIDEO)

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor of ScienceBusiness, UK

-    Key success factors and pitfalls in setting up a company
-    IP management – how to find the right partner
-    License/collaborate or company creation, when to do what
-    Should a university hold shares in spin-offs (comparison Poland vs. Western Europe and US)

 

18:30 - 23:00

Gala Dinner for all Participants

 

 

January 18 - Friday      

 

08:30 – 09:00

Morning coffe and biscuits

 

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote speech

Start-ups: how to establish a supportive ecosystem

 

09:45 – 10:40

Session 1 – International case studies – entrepreneur perspective

Chairman: Gábor Lamm, Managing Director EMBL Enterprise Management GmbH, Germany 

20 minute presentations + 5 min Q&A

 

10:40 - 11:00

Coffe break

 

11:00 - 12:10

Continuation of Session 1

20 minute discussion moderated by Gábor Lamm

 

12:10 - 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 - 15:00

Session 2 – VC, University / Research organization perspective (20 minute presentations + 5 Q&A)

Chairman and moderator: Richard L. Hudson

20 minute discussion moderated by Richard L. Hudson

 

15:00 - 15:15

Networking coffee break

 

15:15 - 16:15

Summary discussion panel and closing (VIDEO)

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor of ScienceBusiness, UK 

-    Are spin-offs / start-ups the right way to go?
-    How can Poland benefit from international best practice – what can be adapted?
-    Action plan for changes to implement efficient process of commercialization through spin-offs / start-ups

  • Jacek Guliński, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland 
  • Sławomir Majewski, Vice Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw, CePT Project Coordinator, Poland 
  • Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Rudy Dekeyser, Managing Partner of the LSP Health Economics Fund, Belgium 
  • Wayne Pambianchi, Executive Director The Sage Group, USA 

 

16:15 - 17:00  

Farewell refreshment

Opportunity for networking and meetings