Karol Wosiński


Technology Expert at the Development and Innovation Office of Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company, coordinator of a team of technology brokers in an “Open Innovation Network” project (the project budget of PLN 150 million) and a counselor and co-creator of a sectoral support programme for the video games market, as part of which he developed a strategy for a video games accelerator in Cieszyn – ARP Games sp. z o.o. He has been involved in various fields of technology for over 5 years. He has gained the experience in project management in international companies, such as General Electric, STOW International or Guehring. In GE he worked as a coordinator of an international team involved in construction of safeguards for the resources in Indonesia Deepwater Development project for Chevron and then as a coordinator of a team of gas turbine designers. A technology enthusiast since an early age. Currently, a jury member and mentor specialised in project management and shaping approach to innovations in ARP Games sp. z o.o. A jury member in many innovation-related competitions, int. al. Imagine Cup Microsoft.

A graduate of engineering studies at the Kielce University of Technology in the field of mechanics and mechanical engineering, majoring in advanced numerical methods applied in fracture mechanics. He continued the education at the Warsaw University of Technology at the faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering – one of the best technology faculties in Poland. He completed numerous courses related to project management (P3O, PRINCE2, M_o_R etc.) and he is constantly improving his professional qualifications in this field.

Since the dawn of Innovative Idea Workshop (ARP Innovation Pitch) – one of the products of Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company, he has been one of the leading hosts of the final gala. He has been preparing for the role under the watchful eye of experts from Polish Radio Media Education Centre. Coordinator and supervisor of the Technology Transfer Platform.


Bartosz Sokoliński

bartosz sokolinski

Head of the Development and Innovation Office of Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company. Advisor, investor, visionary. For over 15 years he has been a co-owner and the president in the group of marketing companies and an IT company. He founded the first crowdfunding platform for the third sector – fundujesz.pl, a socio-political think tank – Forum Od-Nowa and a movement for better education in Poland – Obywatele Nauki. He is involved in management, creation of visions, monitoring strategies, development of innovations as well as trainings and creative workshops.

He began his professional career as early as during his studies at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Applied Social Sciences) in one of the best and biggest public relation companies in Poland– Alcat Communications. After two years of work in Poland and in the United States he became the head of the Warsaw office. He was responsible for Poland and countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He was the leader of a several-person team there. He graduated form post-graduate studies majoring in PR and press journalism at Journalism Centre maintained by Polish-American Free Media Fund. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a councillor of Michałowice Commune.

He provides consultancy services and conducts trainings on communication via traditional and social media, content marketing, crowdfunding, conducting presentations, creativity, strategy, UX and education.


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