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The PAMI conference is an annual event of the TOP500 Innovators Association and this time it is organized online for the first time. The association brings together graduates of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship program, during which 500 leaders of technical sciences and technology transfer specialists completed 9-week internships at Stanford, Berkley or Cambridge University. The aim was to learn about best practice in technology transfer and instill a spirit of innovation in participants.

Today our goal is to pass this knowledge on, further develop and act for the development of innovation. Hence, we are pleased to invite you to the 9th edition of our event.

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9:00 - 9:30

Opening ceremony

We are meeting on November 19 in the online formula! Day one of the conference focuses on the challenges in the world of innovation caused by the current crisis. How does the situation we find ourselves in affect our plans? How to adapt to the new reality in which a significant part of the activity is transferred to the virtual world? How can managers and scientists deal with the challenges faced by their teams and projects? We will talk about international collaboration in the field of research and innovation during the COVID-19. Our experts will also advise you where to look for funds for R&D.

speaker-1

Amy Steinmann

speaker-2

Andrzej Kurkiewicz

9:30 - 10:15

International Polish – American collaboration in the field of research and innovation during the COVID-19

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The aim of the session will be the assessment of the COVID influence on PL-US collaboration possibilities. How is the crisis impacting the exchange of know-how and experience? How will COVID-19 change the collaboration patterns? Will new niches be open, new opportunities created, or in the long-term we face a deep crisis? How should new measures be designed to maximize impact in the new conditions? We will have a unique opportunity to listen to top experts on PL-US collaboration with long-lasting experience. We will ask our guests on the assessment of the current situation as well as direct on some future predictions.

 

Lecture in language --> 🇺🇸 

speaker-1

Justyna Janiszewska

speaker-2

Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk

speaker-3

Piotr Moncarz

speaker-4

Paul Marca

speaker-5

Grażyna Żebrowska

10:15 - 11:15

In search of funds for R&D

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The current situation introduces changes and uncertainty to our daily lives. How to develop innovative technologies at a time when many sources of support are stopped? How to maintain the current pace of development? This is a difficult time for many companies, but the challenges we face can be used to our advantage. The invited guests will talk about where to look for funds for R&D in times of epidemics.

 

Lecture in language —>  🇵🇱

speaker-1

Stanisław Rogoziński

speaker-2

Iwona Gawrycka

speaker-3

Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk

speaker-4

Eliza Kruczkowska

speaker-5

Włodzimierz Kuc

10:15 - 11:15

How to brainstorm online

WORKSHOP

 

The new situation made it necessary to transfer all activities to the virtual world. However, how to implement creative group activities, working remotely? Every project leader knows perfectly well how difficult this task is. Therefore, an expert invited by us will tell you during the workshop how to brainstorm and perform other creative activities in a group online. If you run projects, you know that you cannot miss this session.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Radosław Czahajda

10:45 - 11:45

Challenges and good practices of scientific/implementation projects during a pandemic

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

A pandemic is a time of various challenges, threats, and opportunities. There are new opportunities and new needs, but they pile up various organizational, communication and financial problems. These issues need to be discussed, knowledge shared and inspired. This expert panel is devoted to such a joint exchange of experiences.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Radosław Rybkowski

speaker-2

Michał Urbanowicz

speaker-3

Maria Pawłowska

speaker-4

Wojciech Wodo

speaker-5

Barbara Mróz-Gorgoń

speaker-6

Małgorzata Kujawska

11:15 - 12:15

How to organize an online event?

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The current situation forces us to look for new opportunities to promote our projects, build our own network, and gain knowledge. Online events perfectly fit into this trend. Taking into account the possibilities they offer, it can be assumed that they will become a permanent part of our reality. So how do you find yourself in the reality of online or hybrid events? How to transfer your initiatives to the virtual world? How to take advantage of new opportunities, but also how to deal with the difficulties of online events? Conferences, hackathons, competitions, and all types of online meetings - how to use modern tools to keep the most important element of each event, i.e. networking? People who have already successfully passed this path will share their experience.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Dawid Szarański

speaker-2

Joanna Świątek

speaker-3

Jakub Kozioł

speaker-4

Bianka Siwińska

speaker-5

Justyna Pelc

speaker-6

Marcin Gołabek

11:15 - 12:15

Network Thinking for Leaders

WORKSHOP

 

Dr. Daria Tataj will speak about the new leadership methodology designed to help leaders work more efficiently in virtual teams and at the same time become influential leaders in their ecosystem.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Daria Tataj

12:15 - 13:00

Leadership in R&D - new challenges and opportunities in difficult times

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The literature in the leadership field covers numerous number of researches, studies and reassumed compendious. However, only a small part of them focused in the context of leadership in research and development (R&D) teams among scientists and engineers or teams working on innovations. Those authors who rise the subject highlight the specific of the scientists and engineers leadership engaged in creative work on innovation, in companies or research academic teams. Modern research projects are more and more complicated. Searching for innovations demands advanced cooperation among experts from odd teams, disciplines, institutes, countries. It could be also work on very demanding virtual teams. Parallelly leadership as well as team management skills are not regularly presented in the academic education of potential leaders and R&D team members. Let's ask an experts what do they think about this specyfic role a specially in the time of crisis.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Bartosz Sokoliński

speaker-2

Marta Miączyńska

speaker-3

Patrycja Radek

speaker-4

Magdalena Jabłońska

speaker-5

Tomasz Duda

13:00 - 13:45

NETWORKING

13:45 -14:30

Keeping it Together: Managing Large Research Collaborations in the Era of COVID-19

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many critical activities that drive scientific research forward, placing barriers and obstacles at the level of the individual, the family, the department, the institute and the nation. But hidden within this disruption are the seeds for valuable innovations in how we carry out collaborative research. In this presentation, Peter will describe some of the challenges and opportunities he has encountered leading the National Alliance for Water Innovation – a 20-institute research collaboration on water desalination – as well as some of the glimmers of hope he sees in how scientists could save time, lower their carbon footprint and improve their happiness and productivity using the lessons of the coronavirus lock-down.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

speaker-1

Peter S. Fiske

14:30 - 15:15

Look at innovation through a Behavioural LENS

WORKSHOP

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

speaker-1

Matthew Willcox

14:30 - 15:15

Brand Building in R&D: why and how to do it?

WORKSHOP

 

The current situation affects us on many levels. The methods of building relationships and networks of contacts that have proved effective so far, such as industry events and conferences, are no longer available in the form we know. Finally, after just 10 years of announcing the “online year”, it has come. The global economy also suffered a blow, which may affect the financing of R&D projects. On the one hand, the eyes of business are focused on broadly understood innovations, and on the other hand, financial resources may not flow in such a wide stream as before. Why is building your own brand important in this context? What can effective communication of R&D work do? We will talk about it during the lecture. Q&A session after the lecture.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Wiktor Pastucha

15:15 - 16:00

Learning as a Tool for Resilience During Disruption

TALK

 

For entrepreneurs and scientists, learning is a way of life. Whether that learning happens in a lab, in a classroom, or on the job – via hard-won successes and disappointing mistakes -- your ability to take in and synthesize new information, then adapt your actions accordingly, are essential to your success. COVID-19 has thrust many of us out of our normal work and gathering spaces, thus disrupting paths to learning, especially the feedback loops that tell us if we’re doing a good job. In this talk, I will explain how adjusting to new modes of learning, many of which will remain long after COVID-19 recedes, will make you a more resilient person and professional.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

speaker-1

Molly Nagler

16:00 -16:45

NETWORKING

17:00 - 18:00

Power of the TOP Kids - session 1

WORKSHOP

There is nothing better than getting to know the world around us and the laws of nature that prevail in it. Chemistry and physics apply to every area of ​​life, but you don't need a laboratory to carry out chemical and physical experiments. All you need is a bit of ingenuity and reagents found at home, and good fun combined with learning is guaranteed. In the course of experimenting, participants will learn the properties of various chemical substances with which we meet every day.

Session 1 - is dedicated to participants up to 11 years old

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Magdalena Osial

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome

The second day of the conference is devoted to the challenges of today's world. How new technologies can help us to solve the problems related to the aging of the environment or environmental disaster? Can robotization, AI, or blockchain be the solution to the problems we face? How to adapt to a changing environment and function in virtual reality?

9:45 - 10:30

Disruptive technologies

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

Disruptive technologies alter the course of the river. The methods of operation established in the market cease to matter - a new era begins. Who wouldn't want to create such a revolutionary solution. Only it is a very complex topic. We want to focus on this issue and discuss how the road to such an advanced goal looks in practice.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Filip Granek

speaker-2

Małgorzata Styś

speaker-3

Joanna Bagniewska

speaker-4

Paulina Białek

9:45 - 10:45

AI, ML, IoT and blockchain - solution to contemporary problems

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

A new type of economy is taking shape before our eyes: the digital economy." With these words begins the report "Digital Economy. How New Technologies Are Changing the World". Not everyone is aware that these new solutions have already entered our everyday life. They are used in agriculture, industry, logistics, energy, finance, but also in tourism, marketing, and medicine, both in large corporations and smaller enterprises. This session will be devoted to Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain technology, and Machine Learning. During the conference, you will learn whether you should consider using them in your own company as well as what problems they can solve and which processes can improve.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Jakub Gałka

speaker-2

Krzysztof Radecki

speaker-3

Maciej Zięba

speaker-4

Justyna Pelc

speaker-5

Katarzyna Dorsey

10:00 - 11:00

Pivot of the business model - how to adapt to new opportunities?

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The current situation forces us all to look for new opportunities. Companies faced new challenges and are looking for ways to survive on the market, effectively restructure the business and adapt the product in times of crisis. How to cope with a changing environment? We will ask experts during one of the panels at PAMI #conference how to adapt your #businessmodel to the new conditions.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Agnieszka Młodzińska

speaker-2

Magdalena Surowiec

speaker-3

Przemysław Budnicki

speaker-4

Mariusz Wszołek

speaker-5

Marta Kaleńska-Jaśkiewicz

10:45 - 11:15

IP protection of AI and ML

FIRESIDE CHAT

 

“AI”, “ML”, “IoT” are all abbreviations fashionable in recent seasons. Together with “blockchain” they are often spoken with one breath. They are all closely related to intangible assets that can be extremely valuable and worth protection. “IP” – Intellectual Property–  yet another popular abbreviation – comes to mind as an obvious means for protection. But, needless to say, the devil is in the details. How exactly IP is or can be applied in most recent technologies and concepts and who exactly owns it? These are not as trivial questions as it sounds.

Patents and copyrights have been designed in an era of steam and iron and, despite evolving, they may – or may not – fit well in the modern world and respond – or not – to the current intellectual property challenges especially in a view of the fact that nowadays inventors quite often recognize IP as Internet Protocol rather than Intellectual Property.

“Blockchain”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Machine Learning” and “Internet of Things” relate to both software and technology and re-open former ferocious discussions concerning what is better suited to protect programs copyrights (as it used to be) or patents (as it is in some cases).

In the end intellectual property protection is a measure to guard income and a tool to prevent others from taking money that can be yours. Applicability of certain rights is not determined merely by labelling a product, service or enterprise with a catchy “AI”, “ML”, “IoT”. Moreover, in most situations more than one IP right can or should be applied.

We will try to split hairs and address above issues.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

speaker-1

Marek Bury

speaker-2

Primavera de Filippi

11:00 - 12:00

University management - Top500 Innovators experience

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

TOP500 Innovators members, who are high in the structure of the university, will tell about their experience in managing the university. How did the experiences gained during the program help them manage the Departments or the entire University? What challenges have they faced and what changes are they working on? What do they think about higher education in Poland?

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Piotr S. Sulikowski

speaker-2

Krzysztof Dyczkowski

speaker-3

Artur Oziębło

speaker-4

Bartosz Zajączkowski

speaker-5

Renata Krzyżyńska

speaker-6

Bartosz Sołowiej

speaker-7

Monika Rom

speaker-8

Krzysztof Kluza

11:00 - 12:00

Aging of the society and new technologies

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

One of the problems facing the world today is an aging population. New technologies can have a positive impact on changing the image of old age in society, while the need for responsible design of technological solutions that should support, and to a lesser extent replace and replace, the aging society in everyday activities. How serious is this problem and what are the consequences? How are new technologies trying to help in this situation? We will talk about it with the invited guests.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Artur Rydosz

speaker-2

Agnieszka Labus

speaker-3

Urszula Kłosińska

speaker-4

Radosław Nielek

speaker-5

Max Bielecki

12:00 - 13:00

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

13:00 - 13:45

Space technologies

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

How do space technologies affect our life on Earth and how our activities on Earth affect the cosmos? We will talk to invited guests from the space sector about what are humanity's plans for space exploration for the near future, what exciting issues we want to research and why the search for answers to our questions is important. We will consider how space research has changed our reality and may change it in the future, and where we see the greatest potential.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

 

 

speaker-1

Marcin Stolarski

speaker-2

Robert Zubrin

speaker-3

Chris Welch

speaker-4

Nina Purvis

speaker-5

Shelli Brunswick

speaker-6

Natalia Lemarquis

speaker-7

Shawna Pandya

13:00 - 13:45

New technologies against ecological disaster

DISCUSSION PANEL

 

The climate disaster is one of humanity's greatest concerns today. What is the situation we are in at the moment? What can we do to avoid this scenario? How can new technologies help to combat this problem? The invited experts will talk about modern solutions that are supposed to help our planet.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Monika Habrzyk

speaker-2

Konrad Szustakiewicz

speaker-3

Róża Janusz

speaker-4

Katarzyna Sobótka

speaker-5

Krzysztof Wielgus

13:00 - 13:45

Experts in social media

WORKSHOP

 

The pandemic we are facing has further accelerated the process of digitizing our lives. Our image on the Internet begins to play an increasingly important role. How to consciously shape the perception of us by others? How to show your skills and create the image of an expert? How to remain credible and use Social Media to acquire new, interesting job offers? We invite you to a workshop with an expert who will answer these and other questions.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Danuta Dobrzyńska-Schimmer

13:45 -14:30

Scientists & Engineers as Civic Participants: Making a Difference in our Communities

KEYNOTE

 

As scientists and engineers we are often taught to view civic participation as separate from our professional responsibilities. But now more than ever before, our communities and governments need people who understand science and technology to help inform decisions about complex challenges. I will talk about my own professional journey, balancing a career in science and technology with active civic participation. I will also discuss how and why I founded Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of people with backgrounds in STEM who are engaged with their local governments and communities.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇺🇸

speaker-1

Arti Garg

17:00 - 18:00

Power of the TOP Kids- session 2

WORKSHOP

 

There is nothing better than getting to know the world around us and the laws of nature that prevail in it. Chemistry and physics apply to every area of ​​life, but you don't need a laboratory to carry out chemical and physical experiments. All you need is a bit of ingenuity and reagents found at home, and good fun combined with learning is guaranteed. In the course of experimenting, participants will learn the properties of various chemical substances with which we meet every day.

Session 2 - is intended for participants from 11 years of age.

 

Lecture in language —> 🇵🇱

speaker-1

Magdalena Osial

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