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Seminar - "R&D opportunities for UK business in Poland"

Wyślij Print Pobierz added: Marek Kubel-Grabau | 2015-09-28 00:33:39

Seminar - "R&D opportunities for UK business in Poland", 09.06.2015, Polish Embassy, London

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


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