On Wednesday after lunch several experts will introduce you to the topic of local visits that will be held after the pitch session is finished.


Living lab and Policy: Living lab in regional innovation strategy

Robert Maciaszek foto

Robert Maciaszek – director of the Department of Economic Development, Marshall Office of Malopolska Region, graduate of the Law Faculty at the University of Silesia and post-graduate studies in management at the Cracow University of Economic. Certified Business Trainer. Experienced in the areas of general management, sales, marketing and strategy. Skilled in motivating and managing large and small teams. Successful in driving changes and building organizations from the scratch.


Smart mobility: The walkability improvements within the city centre – Krakow’s way

andrzej szarata

prof. Andrzej Szarata – head of the Department of Transportation Systems at Cracow University of Technology. Since September 2016 – Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty at Cracow University of Technology. The author of over 90 scientific papers covering many transportation issues: parking lot analysis, induced demand modelling, modal split modelling, efficiency estimation of transport investments. Doctoral dissertation (2006) was devoted to Park and Ride modelling and was first scientific analysis of such system in Poland. Habilitation monograph (2014) is focused on induced demand modelling and its application in estimation of functional effectiveness of transport infrastructure investments. Main field of interest is transport policy and developing transportation models on agglomeration and regional level. He is the author (among others) of transportation models of Krakow agglomeration, Malopolska and Mazowieckie provinces, city of Poznan, Katowice and Wroclaw. He was also involved in many EU projects (the most important: CIVITAS Caravel, MAX, TRACIT, GSP, UMOB and others).


Smart environment: How can a city fight smog? Case of Krakow

maciej rys

Maciej Ryś – passionate globetrotter always ready for new challenges! He lived in 4 different countries and graduated from University of York, Hong Kong and Kozminski (Warsaw). Co-founder of many technological ventures, such as Przedszkolowo and Earlylogic. Owner of Lynxia, an agency organizing hackathons, events and conferences. Founder and leader of Smogathon. Co-ordinated KrakHack – the first smart city hackathon of Krakow. KrakHack was a unique event, organized in March 2017 in Krakow Technology Park and focused not only on technology, but on social innovations as well to make Krakow a better place to work and live for everyone.


Circular economy: Role of different stakeholders in boosting circular economy

joanna kulczycka

prof. Joanna Kulczycka – graduate of the Kraków University of Economics, she was conferred a doctorate in economics in 1998 and higher doctorate in 2012. Since 1998 she has been a member of the faculty of the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she has been the head of the Division of Strategic Research since 2004. Member of the Faculty of Management of AGH UST University of Science and Technology in Kraków (since 2013 as associate professor). Since 2013, the CEO of the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster (currently a Key National Cluster), and since 2015 director of the office of the Highway to Technology and Innovation Institute (IATI). Author of over 200 works (academic articles, monographic works, and chapters in monographic works, Hirsch index = 6, number of citations = 160). Participants and leader of numerous national research and training projects, and projects commissioned by territorial authorities and industry. Organiser of symposia and conferences devoted to the issues of mineral raw materials and environmental protection. Expert of the 6th and 7th EU Framework Programme in environmental technologies and nanotechnology, as well as an expert evaluator for projects of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR), the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), and Małopolska Centre of Entrepreneurship. Member of the Advisory Group to the European Commission in Horizon 2020 Programme – Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”, and Commission for Technology and Analysis in Geological and Mining Activity of the Polish Ministry of Environment, as well as the scientific Council is at the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Management of the AGH UST University of Science and Technology and the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (2011–15) and of the supervisory boards of KGHM Cuprum (2008–2016) and the Laboratory of an Intelligent City and Innovative Economics.

Marzena Smol – member of the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI).


Circular economy: NCRD’s role in supporting projects related to bioeconomy in Poland

adrianna pawlik

Adrianna Pawlik – programme officer in the National Centre for Research and Development. Until July 2017 coordinator of the strategic programme BIOSTRATEG  – „Environment, agriculture and forestry”. Currently at the Coordinators Department responsible for supporting NCRD’s board in decision making process within the topics of agriculture, biology and veterinary sciences. Doctor of Philosophy in agricultural sciences with scientific interests in animal genetics, food safety and immunomodulatory activities of milk proteins.


Service design: Smarting up your business in Krakow Living Lab: Pilgrim apps and smart solar bench cases

aga wlodarczyk

Agnieszka Włodarczyk – Project Manager at Krakow Technology Park. The coordinator of regional and international projects as SMART_KOM. Kraków in smart cities network project and Transnational Technology Transfer Enterprise Agents http://www.kpt.krakow.pl/en/our-projects/. Involved in creation and responsible for Krakow Living Lab http://www.kpt.krakow.pl/en/technology-park/livinglab/ and OpenLivingLab Days 2017 in Kraków https://openlivinglabdays.com/. For the past few years she has been involved in several projects under Krakow Living Lab dedicated to support with expertise both local businesses and start-ups, and big companies as well. Author and co-author of publications on regional development, regional products and private label and reports on smart city and living lab cases by Krakow Technology Park.

jan strycharz

Jan Strycharz – Program Director at the Workshop for Social Innovations. Responsible for developing workshops, trainings, meetings and conferences in the themes of market research, creativity and innovation. He is also an experienced trainer with over 8 years experience in conducting different educational activities in topics such as innovation, Design Thinking, creativity, business models and communication (including public speaking). He is also an experienced mentor of social innovation and has served – in the last six months – with his advice to 18 social innovators engaged in incubation and development of their ideas.

piotr holubowicz

Piotr Hołubowicz – an absolvent of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, faculty of Mechanical engineering and robotics. CEO and co-founder of SEEDiA, a business which designs smart solar infrastructure for the cities and B2B clients.


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