Agenda

This year’s theme:

“New investment vehicles and opportunities – focus on Poland”

Agenda correct on 18 October 2015

21 October 2015   

18.00

Registration open

19.00

Pre-conference Drinks Reception at the Hotel Stary

 

22 October 2015 

MAIN CONFERENCE STARTS

08.00 Registration Open

09.45

Welcome
Leszek Grabarczyk, The National Centre for Research and Development; NCBR (Poland)

Roland Kozlowski, LSBC (Poland)

 

10.00 Session: Perspectives on life science investment

Morning Session Chair: Krzysztof Jakubczak, LSBC, Poland

10.00

Talk + Q&A: Patric Gresco, EIF, Luxemburg

Current trends in the European venture capital industry and the role of the EIF

10.30

Talk: Olivier Murphy, Deloitte, Poland

The Polish biotech sector

11.00 Coffee & Networking


11.45 Session: Private-public partnership and seeding innovation: first fruits emerge

11.45

Talk: Bridge VC Leszek Grabarczyk

The National Centre for Research and Development; NCBR (Poland)

12.00

Talk: The role of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in funding innovation.
Michal Banka, The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (Poland)

12.15

Talk: An analysis of early stage research in Poland

Krzysztof Jakubczak, LSBC, Poland

12.45

Talk: Investment opportunities emerging from the Bridge VC program

Edyta Niemczyk, LSBC, Poland

 


13.15 Networking lunch

14.15 Session: Agro bio – current trends and opportunities for investment

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session Chair Bartosz Walter, LSI, Poland

 

 

Talk: Gareth Davies, Agrotech Entrepreneur, UK

14.45

Panel discussion: Current trends in the world of Agro – bio

Panel Moderator: Roland Kozlowski, LSBC, Poland

Jacek Brol, BASF, Poland

Gareth Davies, Agrotech Entrepreneur, UK

Joanna Zarzynska, SGGW, Poland

Martin Rand, Vital Fields, Estonia

Tomasz Kołoszczyk, ORANGE, Poland

15.30

TEA & Networking

 

16.15

Talk: Valuation of life science projects – the realities and relationship to deal structures

Claire Brown, Alderley Park Ventures, UK

16.45

Talk: IP the cornerstone for a life science business

Nicola Baker-Munton, Stratagem, UK

17.15

Conference close for the day

                                                                                         

19.15

Networking drinks, Conference Dinner, Live Music: Restaurant Pod Roza

23 October 2015

7.45

Innovation is Great - Business Breakfast

Business Breakfast, UKTI

Mark Treherne, UKTI, UK

Martin Oxley, UKTI, Poland

 

Session Starts 9.15  Investments and exits

Session Chair Edyta Niemczyk, LSBC, Poland

9.15

Talk: Investments and exits some personal experiences

Jonatan Gee, Spark Ventures, UK

9.45

Talk: Doing business in the U.S. from an FDA perspective: Approvals & Enforcement

Andrew Harrison, RCA, US 

10.15

Panel Discussion:

Investments and exits: can you plan ahead?

Panel Moderator: Mark Treherne, UKTI, UK

Sander van Deventer, Forbion, Netherlands

Adam Cudny, Life Science Investments, Poland

Axel Polack, Joint Polish Investment Fund, Poland

Francesco De Rubertis, Index Ventures, Switzerland / US

11.00

Coffee and networking

11.45

Talk: Change Management – adaptation to western markets

Andrew Skowronski, A&C Associates, UK

12.15

Panel discussion: how to manage perception of the Polish Brand and attract investment from, and do business with the west

Panel Moderator: Oliver Murphy, Deloitte, Poland

Felice van Weegen, LSP, Netherlands

Kinga Drechny, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Heiko Visarius, Visartis, Switzerland

Mariusz Jarzebowski, Venture IQ x demosEUROPA, Poland

Sergiusz Sawin, Innovatika, Poland

 

13.00

Summing up & Conference Close

Roland Kozlowski (LSBC)

13.30-15.30

Roundtable discussion for Investors Interested in Investment in innovation in Poland Private Public Partnership opportunities over lunch.

 

Anticipated Participants: LSP, Adiuvo, LSI, Wywern, Index, JPI, Forbion and others.