Best practices and Business speed dating with IT & ICT companies at Krakow Technology Park

During the first coffee break between 10:45 and 11:15 “Best practices and
business partners speed dating with IT & ICT companies at Krakow Technology
Park” will take place in Showroom. You will have the opportunity to meet the
companies from KTP, talk about possible cooperation and interesting projects.

KPT ScaleUp – ways of working, 11 proces, Bioseco

Maja Szpot

bartosz jozefowski

Bartosz Józefowski – member of the Board at seed investment fund FZKPT. Between 2013- 2017 responsible for all the startup activities of Krakow Technology Park, currently coordinator of the KPT ScaleUp startup acceleration programme. Heavily involved in Krakow startup ecosystem and also engaged in Startup Poland Foundation. Fascinated with behavioural economy and new technologies. Father of two daughters, fan of the Beatles.


piotr kaczmarek

Piotr Kaczmarek – Project Manager. GIS professional, EO specialist, GNSS and mobile technologies expert. Years of experience gain in Esri Polska and Astri Polska (Airbus DS) by involvement in many big and unique projects implemented in Poland. In many cases responsible for technological and business aspects of projects. Strongly focus on security aspects, systems flexibility and availability.


pawel strojny

Paweł Strojny

michal litworowski

Michał Litworowski

lukasz plesniarowicz

Łukasz Pleśniarowicz

agnieszka flaga

Agnieszka Flaga


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.


Jarosław Królewski

jaroslaw krolewski

Entrepreneur and Investor with 10 years experience in Internet Industry. Managing Director and co-founder of – State of the Art Marketing Cloud, one of the most valuable Polish hi-tech startup.

Researcher and teacher at AGH University of Science and Technology (during PhD). Initiator and co-author of the bestselling E-Marketing book, published in 2013 by the most famous scientific Polish publishing house. Initiator and co-founder of program studies, such as: Digital marketing (X editions), Social Media, E-Economy and Social Informatics at AGH University of Science and Technology. Professionally, he had the pleasure to participate in several interesting projects for/and with Fortune 500 brands and many others. Sociologist and programmer (higher education). Active participant of academic and international IT conferences.

CitizenCity drives success of EU city projects with existing citizen engagement learning + EU presidency ePlatform for citizen engagement

Description: Citizen City

Vast amount of EC, national, and local funds have been spent on projects and learning about citizen engagement. In the current European and global context it has become very clear that alignment with societal needs and habits is critical to ensuring the successful adoption of urbanization plans. CitizenCity, as a initiative of the European Innovation Partnership of Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), brings existing learning of social engagement to city authorities. The purpose is to bring these resources to cities in a way that will be used by a diversity of cities and at all levels of city staff. We do this through co-creation of the toolkit, a focus on service design, and iterative development.

In this workshop, guests will learn briefly about CitizenCity SET (Social Engagement Toolkit). We will then prototype an implementation of this model around a city project and various engagement tools. A long list of engagement tools has been compiled from major reports (including ENoLL). This learning will be collected towards the creation of a working toolkit prototype that will be field tested in cities.

Description: EU Presidency ePlatform for citizens’ engagement

The actions discussed in Cluj focus on the development, co-finance, launch and management of the ePlatform for citizens’ engagement during the three upcoming EU Presidencies Bulgaria (January – June 2018), Austria (June – December 2018) and Romania (January – June 2019). The discussion in Cluj builds upon the proposed idea by the expert participants at the Sofia Innovation Camp (10-12 March 2017) who worked on the challenge on developing methods and strategies for better citizens’ engagement and RE-engagement in policy-making and innovation.

The ePlatform for citizens’ engagement aims to launch a bottom-up & top-down online platform to inform, but also to engage with citizens locally, nationally and internationally (EU level).  The platform itself will play a role as an information hub, but also as an interactive place where every citizen can actually create and contribute to already existing topics; manage sub online spaces, initiate, etc.

Workshop organisers

John Zib (CitizenCity lead, Urban Screen Productions) John Zib is a social entrepreneur building scalable sustainable urban media platforms that benefit society and the arts. Educated as an Industrial Engineer with a diverse and substantial career in global operations and product marketing, primarily in consumer electronics. Since moving to Europe for a second time, he became engaged in diverse field as a social entrepreneur; arts, academics, technology, governance, media theory, mediated urban environment, collective commons and digital social innovation. He uses business acumen to translate ideas and make new connections that grow opportunities for a socially responsible future. John has developed several opportunities in the arts and social landscape. He currently leads CitizenCity, an EIP-SCC initiative focused on citizen engagement and co-creation.

Jorge Savarila (CitizenCity, DigitalTown) More than 23 years of IT experience. The first 18 years, dedicated to management software (including eGov) serving large multinationals in the field: Infor, IFS and Exact. In the last two, Jorge assumed the position of general manager. Academically, Jorge was professor in BPM at the University of Minho. In recent years, Jorge co-founded a mobile / software development lab (CodeAngel) and made some investments through TST organization.

Vincenzo de Maria (CitizenCity, commonground) Vincenzo Di Maria is a service designer and entrepreneur working across Europe. His work focuses on socially responsive design and innovation ranging from products to services and experiences. His approach to design is holistic, playful and people-centred. Vincenzo is former president of Architecta, the Italian Society for Information Architecture and co-founder of commonground, a creative agency that connects service design and social innovation. commonground works with socially minded organisations to deliver service innovation and user-driven experiences. commonground is based at Impact Hub Siracusa, Sicily.

Tuija Hirvikoski (ENoLL President, Director Laurea University) Dr Tuija Hirvikoski is currently a director at Laurea University of Applied Sciences responsible for the University’s strategic stakeholder management. During her Vice-Presidency, Laurea become Finland’s most successful University of Applied Sciences receiving multiple awards.  Hirvikoski is currently the President of The European Network of Living Labs and has served as a council member in various organisations such as the Uusimaa Regional Coordination Committee, Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Centre R&D Unit, Techvilla Ltd (a Finnish technology centre), Helsinki Information Technology Association, the Talent Cultivation Program for Smart Living Industry in Taiwan, and the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE) in Canada.

Bror Salmelin (European Commission, DG Connect) Bror Salmelin is the adviser for Innovation Systems at the European Commission, Directorate General for Communications, Network, content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) where he is responsible for Open innovation and Modern innovation systems.  He is currently managing the activities of the  Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), an industry-led group advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation. As a head of unit he developed the concept of European Network of Living Labs, which is grown through EU presidencies to a 150+ sites innovation network for ICT intense services. Previously, He held the position of Deputy of the ICT Section in Technology Development Centre and served as the Finnish representative at ESPRIT/IST programme of the EU.

Related projects

EIP-SCC European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
CitizenCity SET Design Workshop series
EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement


Industrial Development Agency (ARP)

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 –, 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.


After the official welcome cocktail and short speech by the Mayor of Krakow, there will be a ceremony welcoming new members of ENoLL, forming an 11th wave.

Following the official segments of the evening, we will host a very informal event called matchmaking. On the table there will be 5 stickers for you to choose from, each representing different area of this year’s OpenLivingLab Days conference:






Take a sticker with a topic that you find the most interesting and stick it to your ID badge or on your clothes.

In the main hall of the Mayor’s office 5 stands with bigger versions of the stickers will be placed. Simply approach the one with the sticker of your choosing and mingle in a conversation with people who share the same interests.

You can naturally change the place and the topic of your conversation. It is as informal as it could be!

Smart City Ecosystem Innovation by means of Stakeholder Profiles & Business Model Canvasses


During the OLLD workshop Co-creation in the Contexts of Living Labs a concise training on Stakeholder Profiles will be provided. The ‘Stakeholder Templates’ that are part of the U4IoT Co-Creative Workshop methodology will be utilised to explore Smart City solutions from a stakeholder and end-user perspective. The stakeholder profiles will be co-created in four phases, a Co-analysis, Co-design, Co-evaluation and Co-implementation phase. In these phases the profiles will be generated and role-played by the participants of the workshop. Based on the generated profiles empathy can be raised, in order to enable SynchroniCity partners to identify with the needs of the respective stakeholders and end-users of the solutions.

Workshop organisers:

Nathalie Stembert – Stembert Design – Nathalie, received both the Industrial Design Engineering and Design for Interaction Degree at the Technical University of Delft (TUDelft), The Netherlands, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. She works as lecturer Creative Media and Game Technologies at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Interaction Designer at the Citizens Foundation and founded Stembert Design where she created the ‘Co-create the Internet of Things’ methodology. Currently with Stembert Design she is working on the U4IoT project, a CSA aiming to support LSPs in terms of end-user engagement. In her work she follows a human-centred research and design approach, with the aim to explore how complex issues can be addressed with the aid of technology.

Ms. Nuria de Lama, European Programs Manager, Atos Research & Innovation. Vice-Secretary General, Big Data Value Association. Nuria de Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has worked almost 20 years in Research, Development and Innovation in different IT environments. She is an active member of the Future Internet community, being involved in FIWARE ( and coordinating the portfolio of projects of Atos in that area. She has worked as independent expert for the European Commission in many occasions as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and rapporteur, and has a long track record of participation as speaker in international conferences and events. Nowadays she has a special focus on developing the value proposition of big data solutions for different sectors as well as on coordinating big data activities at EU and national levels. This is complemented by the follow-up of IoT-related activities, particularly in the data models and API in the field of Smart Cities.

Related projects:

  • Synchronicity:


  • U4IoT

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Health Living Labs


The goal of this workshop is to define project ideas for upcoming calls focussed on innovation in healthcare.

This workshop will be led by 3 living lab managers experienced in writing winning project proposals for European funding. The introduction of this workshop will inspire participants by explaining successful innovation projects that are running at the moment.

Participants will learn do’s & don’t, tips & tricks in writing strong project proposals. After this inspiring introduction participants start to work in small groups on defining proposals for future calls. Participants can chose out of 5 calls that will open in the near future (2017-2019). Moderators will guide them through the co-creation process with their knowledge of the calls and experience in writing proposals. Moderators will process the results and contact the participants that are interested for future meetings on elaborating the project proposals after the ENoLL conference

Expected outcomes: list of participants & telco meeting plan to continue the process on proposal collaboration

Workshop organisers:

Kelly Verheyen is Master of Science in Engineering Physics and Master in the Management of Governmental Organisations. Currently she is living lab manager at LiCalab (, a mature care living lab based in Belgium. The 5 enthousiast team members of LiCalab support companies and care organisations in running R&D and innovation projects for the healthcare market. LiCalab has a focus on food, rehabilitation technology, mental health and community care. LiCalab has gained strong experience in coordinating transnational living lab projects, both EU-funded and privately funded projects (fee for services). Kelly has experience in transnational living labs projects, for example in the running CrossCare and Seas2Grow projects.

Dr Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in which he received the Ph.D. degree in 2015. Recent research interests focus on intervention for elderly in the field of exergaming (silverscience) and IoT in the context of living labs methodologies. He supported the establishment of the Thess-AHALL Living Lab which in 2016 became an adherent member of ENoLL. He works on the design of a transnational collaborative platform for serious game development with and for older people which received the 3rd place at the ENoLL Best Living Lab Project Award 2016. He has authored more than 50 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the technical coordinator of the CAPTAIN H2020 project, deputy technical manager of the SmokeFreeBrain H2020 project and he works in the UNCAP and i-Prognosis H2020 projects.

Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups and he has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society and has been the Chairman/Organiser of nine international conferences. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education, Affective Computing and Applied Neuroscience, Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing as well as silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science. He has established LLM Care ecosystem, the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Thess-AHALL living lab which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

M.Sc.Econ. Virpi Kaartti is Head of the Master’s Degree Program in Service Innovation and Design at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Besides teaching and leading the Master’s degree program, she works actively in the R&D projects. There are two ongoing projects, both of which implement Helsinki-Uusimaa region’s Smart Specialization strategy, Human Health Tech. Her research interests are in service marketing and management, and especially in service design. She has initiated and organized several international Service Innovation & Design seminars, and Nordic ServDes2012 Conference in Finland together with her colleagues. She has an extensive managerial working experience in retail industry focusing on business development and marketing.
Harri Haapaniemi

Senior Manager, for research support at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Harri is R&D professional with a long and diverse work experience from grant writing to project management. At the moment his work at Laurea is connected to holistic health and well-being, i.e. healthcare, e-health, living labs and coping at home and entrepreneurship support related R&D activities. He has been involved with Laurea research and development activities since 2004 and worked as Senior Manager, Research Liaison Officer, Project Manager and Research assistant. His tasks include implementation of research and development projects, grant writing, networking with partners and national and international funding organisations, and teaching among other things. His efforts in proposal preparations at Laurea University of Applied Sciences have resulted successful funding of several projects from e.g. EU.