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Urząd Patentowy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej


11th International Symposium - Intellectual Property In Innovative Economy
Research-Business-Profit-Growth: fostering a thriving innovation ecosystem

While thinking of innovation we tend to focus on exceptional individuals and their innovative, often groundbreaking projects which changed the world. Meanwhile, in modern business managing one’s own innovation is no longer enough to succeed. These days, managing the whole innovation ecosystem effectively is key. Ron Adner, professor at Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College, specialising in strategic management and entrepreneurship, wrote:

Greatness on your part is not enough. You are no longer an autonomous innovator. You are now an actor within a broader innovation ecosystem. Success in a connected world requires that you manage your dependence. But before you can manage your dependence, you need to see it and understand it. Even the greatest companies can be blindsided by this shift.

Discussion over the effectiveness and maturity of innovation ecosystem in Poland, the European Union and all over the world, its impact on allocating funds in the new financial perspective and the changing role of patents in shaping competitive advantage in business and science will form the main focal points of discussion at the XI international symposium of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland in the series “Industrial property in innovative economy”. The title of this year’s edition: “Research-Business-Profit-Growth: fostering a thriving innovation ecosystem”.

Venue and the date:
International Cultural Centre in Cracow, Rynek Główny 25, 3-4 September 2015.

The symposium is addressed to:
Entrepreneurs, managers, investors, scientists, business support institutions, academic staff, representatives of local and national authorities.

The topics to be covered:

  • Are we on the right track? National and regional instruments supporting innovation in 2015–2023
  • Do the instruments of support under the operational programmes provide an effective transition from the research to the implementation stage?
  • Ecosystems supporting startups and fostering innovation
  • TRIZ – how to develop inventions, market innovation and solve technical problems systematically
  • Market confrontation as a means of obtaining funds for commercialisation of new technologies
  • Development trends of the Polish economy in 2015–2020: is Polish economy mature enough to create a positive ecosystem of innovation?
  • Repeat/serial entrepreneurs – What is their role and importance in creating strong innovation ecosystems?
  • Patents and open innovation – Friends or foes?

Furthermore, the symposium offers interactive workshops:

  • Flexible business models
  • How to pitch an idea to a private investor/investment fund
  • Valuation of intangible assets before negotiations with investor/business partners

Organizers:
The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

and

World Intellectual Property Organization, Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Region, AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Technology, Kielce University of Technology and Wrocław University of Technology.

The discussions will be held in Polish and English with simultaneous translation. Live broadcast will be available at www.uprp.pl

Participation in the symposium is free of charge, and the offer is valid on first-come, first-served basis.