In the face of Brexit, a large Polish community, that is currently residing in the United Kingdom, expresses a desire to transform the reality of their home country, what is demonstrated by the initiatives of Polish students attending British Universities. A perfect example of that is Poland 2.0 Summit – one of the three biggest annual conferences of such format, scheduled to take place on the 21st and the 22nd of October at Imperial College London.
Its primary aim is to analyze the influence of technological transformation on the Polish entrepreneurial environment, as well as attempt to diagnose problems that inhibit polish innovative potential. Organizers hope to create a platform for networking and discussion between the 250 participants who shall include heads of various industries, innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals.
Over the course of those two days, attendees will have an opportunity to listen to various keynote speeches and panel discussions, organized in such fashion that it reflects distinct stages at which problems are encountered by Polish innovation. Firstly, they will be provided with an analysis of how to spur innovation through education, then learn how to recognize ideas that could be turned into a business opportunity, and finally find out more about the commercialization of products. What is more, guests will also get acquainted with the influence of new technologies on the financial and medical industry or ways to curb major rising threats such as cybercrime. With an impressive array of speakers, ranging from CEOs of major Polish corporations including ING Bank Sląski or Asseco Group, Managing Director of CEE region of Paypal to young innovators, Poland 2.0 has a potential to satisfy needs of anyone associated with the subject areas of technology and business.
It is also crucial to emphasize that both the Polish Embassy in the United Kingdom, as well as Polish Ministry of Economic Development and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, hold patronage over the conference. Representatives of these entities, including the Polish Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development, will take part in the event and share their expertise. Discourse between members of the government, major entrepreneurs, and talented young students enables an exchange of good practices and leads to the creation of a friendly ecosystem for development of innovation and start-up community in Poland. It is a sign that while faced with negative repercussions of Brexit, instead of waiting idly for the future, Poles take the matter into their hands and strive to unleash the innovative potential back home.