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.