Venue: Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH
Start date: 2015-06-09
Time: 17:00 - 21.00
Organised jointly by: British Polish Chamber of Commerce, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Embassy in London, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Over €8 billion of EU funds have been earmarked for R&D activities in Poland in the 2014-20 financial perspective. The Operational Programme Innovative Development is aimed at businesses, venture capital funds, and business angels as well as R&D institutes, universities, clusters and local authorities.
Cross-border cooperation in the programmes in encouraged. These funds offer UK businesses and investors huge opportunities for carrying R&D activities in Poland.
This seminar, aimed at UK business, is intended to showcase the breadth and depth of Polish R&D capabilities and innovative technologies across many sectors – aerospace, life sciences, petrochemicals, advanced manufacturing and IT to name but a few. Poland's national centre for R&D (NCB+R) and inward investment agency PAIiIZ will be on hand to explain the various incentives on offer for UK businesses and investors choosing to set up R&D activities in Poland.
17:00-17:30 Registration, networking over tea and coffee
17:30-17:45 Introduction and welcome - Mr Jerzy Bartosik, Head, Trade and Investment Section, Polish Embassy, London
17:45-18:05 Poland's innovation focused economy - Mr Rafał Szajewski, Head, Foreign Investment Section, Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ)
18:05-18:25 EU funding for R&D activities in Poland overview PwC
18:25-18:45 Opportunities in Poland for commercialising new technologies
18:45-19:40 Technology showcase:
Synthetic biology cluster – Puławy
Satellite engineering – Military University of Technology, Warsaw
Automotive R&D – advanced manufacturing – Katowice Special Economic Zone
Applied petrochemical technologies cluster – Płock
Example of Polish/UK cooperation in IT sector – Phoenix Systems, Bristol
19:40-20:00 – Q&A with audience
20:00-21:00 – Business networking mixer, chance for informal talks with participants