9:30 - 9:45 Opening Ceremony 

Oficial opening ceremony of BioForum 2018.

9:45 - 10:25 Keynote Lecture

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

10:30 - 13:00 B2B Meetings & Startup Cave

10:30 - 12:00 Biotechnology Development Strategy

In October 2017, in the Presidential Palace, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda announced that biotechnology is one of the technologies of the future. In reference to this, Paweł Borys from Polish Development Fund announced a Biotechnology Development Program.

At the end of the year, the Minister of Science and the Minister of Development presented the idea of establishing the Institute of Medical Biotechnology.

What’s more, Jadwiga Emilewicz – a person who actively supports the startup environment in Poland – became the Minister of Enterprise and Technology.

If we combine the above with the human potential that Poland has, we can become the biotechnological power of Europe. What else should we change to make it possible? At what stage are the institutions?

12:30 - 13:00 Session: Biotechnology and medicine in post genomic era

Effect of genomics on drug discovery, Maciej Wieczorek, CEO of Celon Pharma

10:30 - 11:30 Students Workshops

Boost your CV and recruitment skills. 

13:00 - 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 & Startup Cave

14:30 - 15:15 Life Sciences Startup Environment Across the CEE

According to Startup Poland, startups from the natural sciences, health, and biotechnology sectors are among the top five most popular in Poland. But is it similar in other CEE countries? Does the startup environment in Poland face the same challenges as Hungarians or Czechs? How has Estonia become a paradise for innovative enterprises and should an example be taken from it?

15:30 - 16:30 Scientists Workshops

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