BioForum is a two-day event. We are still working on arranging lectures and seminars, and the agenda may still be slightly modified. Download the most current version, or read it below.

9:30 - 9:45 Opening Ceremony 

Oficial opening ceremony of BioForum 2018.

9:45 - 10:15 Keynote Lecture

New Directions in the Biosciences and Bioethics, Rev. Tad Pacholczyk

10:30 - 13:00 B2B Meetings

10:20 - 12:00 Presidents session

Presidents session, chairwoman: Marta Gajęcka, President’s advisor on innovation

10:20 – 10:35 – Piotr Dardziński, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education: Reform of science and higher education as a key factor for the development of the economy in Poland

10:40 – 10:55 – Paweł Borys, President of the Management Board, Polish Development Fund: PDF activities for the development of Polish biotechnology

11:00 – 11:15 – Marcin Czech, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Health: The importance of biotechnology drugs in health care policy in Poland.

11:20 – 11:35 – Krzystof Senger, Member of the Board, Polish Investment and Trade Agency: Promotion of Pharma/Biotech sector in 2018-2019.

11:45 - 12:30 Sesion: Polish-American Innovation Bridge, part I

Marek Skulimowski, President and Executive Director: Mission of Kosciusko Foundation

Marek Macyszyn, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Country Manager, Poland and Czech Republic: Why we are starting doing business in Poland?

13:00 - 13:45 Panel discussion: How to successfully accelerate biotech development in Poland, to be a member of a global player club.

Panel discussion: How to successfully accelerate biotech development in Poland, to be a member of the global player club

Participants: Jadwiga Emilewicz – Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Piotr Dardziński -Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Artur Chabowski – CEO of Mabion SA, Robert Neymann – CEO of Bioton S.A., Tadeusz Pietrucha – CEO of Bio-Tech Consulting and Head of Department Medical Biotechnology at Medical University of Lodz, Walter Klemp, Founder, Chairman, CEO & President, Moleculin Biotech, Inc

Moderator: Marta Gajęcka, President’s advisor on innovation.

12:30 - 13:30 Students Workshops

Boost your CV and recruitment skills. 

13:50 - 14:30 Press briefing: Perspectives of Polish Biotechnology Sector Development. New facts.

13:45 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:15 Keynote Lecture

Biotech Hub – the new way of supporting biotech companies. What we achieved in the USA and what we are doing in Poland? Timothy Rowe, CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center

15:30 - 17:00 B2B Meetings

15:30 - 16:30 Life Sciences Startup Environment Across the CEE, sponsored by Sartorius

15:30 – 15:40 Introduction by Sartorius

15:40 – 15:55 Hungary

15:55 – 16:10 Czech Republic: Katerina Pychova, i&i Prague. Life Sciences Start-up Community in Czech Republic

16:10 – 16:25 Ukraine


16:45 - 17:30 Lecture: Novel approaches in drug discovery and developement process.

Maciek Wieczorek, CEO of Celon Pharma

15:30 - 15:55 Scientists Workshops

How to create the commercial value of biotechnology R&D projects? Bio-Tech Consulting

15:30 - 17:00 Spotkanie członków Polskiego Związku Pracodawców Firm Biotechnologicznych

Only for invited participants.

16:00 - 16:30 Session: Building innovative community in the Lodzkie Region. Sponsored by Lodzkie Region

Chairwoman: Director of the Entrepreneurship Department, Marshal Office of Lodzkie Region

16:30 - 17:00 Meeting CIC Poland with Lodz representatives

Only for invited participants.