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Summary panel of the Initiative promoting innovation in the region of Silesia, implemented for the last ten years. Topic of the meeting will cover issues related to what we today call innovation, what benefits have been gained by entities implementing innovative solutions, what were the problems with their implementation, what are the prospects for development of innovative companies, whether innovations support development, or are they a burden for enterprises, and what their real costs are.

Participants: Winners of previous editions of the Innovator of Silesia competition. They are dynamically operating entities with practical experience in implementing innovative products, goods and services on the market.

Thematic panel for entrepreneurs, R & D units and people interested in innovative activity.

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On September 14, 2018, the Innovator of Silesia 2017 awards gala will take place as part of the Enterprise Europe Network project during the third edition of the Festival of Innovation and Technology with a discussion panel „Winners of the X-anniversary of the Innovator of Silesia competition”.

During the awards gala of the 10th edition of the Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition, innovative technological, product or service solutions of enterprises and institutions of the research and development sector of the Śląskie Voivodeship will be distinguished and there will be a discussion panel for „Winners of the X-anniversary of the Innovator of Silesia competition”.

Topic of the meeting will cover issues related to what we today call an innovation, what benefits have been gained by entities implementing innovative solutions, what were the problems with their implementation, what are the prospects for development of innovative companies, whether innovations support development, or are they a burden for enterprises, and what their real costs are.

„Inventions change our reality. They raise the standard of everyday life, affect economies of regions and countries, as well as technological and production processes, from food, through everyday products, to highly specialized tools. We are convinced about the fact that Poles and residents of our region are inventive and very creative people thanks to such initiatives as the Innovator of Silesia competition! Feel free to participate! The Katowice Special Economic Zone, as partner of the competition, will also award laureates with an honorary membership in our elite Innovator Club. Good luck and see you there.” Barbara Piontek, Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., deputy president of The Katowice Special Economic Zone Co. and leader of the KSEZ Innovator Club, Partner in the Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition.

Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition is under the honorary patronage of the Chairman of the Upper Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis Board.

About the Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition

 

Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development is organizing the Innovator of the Silesia competition for the tenth time! Purpose of the Competition, in accordance with the Regulations, is:

  • promotion of innovation,

  • promoting micro, small and medium enterprises and R & D sector institutions implementing innovative solutions,

  • improvement of the image of the region, enterprises and institutions of the R & D sector through promotion of good practices,

  • encouraging micro, small and medium enterprises and R & D sector institutions to seek new technological solutions.

The competition was aimed at Silesian entrepreneurs and R & D sector institutions offering innovative products, services or modern technological solutions. Entrepreneurs were supposed to demonstrate a documented introduction of the notified solution to the market, while R & D units reported solutions ready for demonstration (solutions created in 2014 -2016) that they did not submit a given solution in earlier editions of the competition.

Four categories in the Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition!

  • micro-entrepreneur;

  • small entrepreneur;

  • medium entrepreneur;

  • institution of the research and development sector.

Subject of the submitted solution may be incremental innovations or radical innovations.

 

Competition Commission will select four Winners for the title “Innovator of Silesia 2017”, one from each category and may award Distinctions. Results of the final of the competition will be presented to the public at a specially organized Awards Gala with participation of the media, business representatives, local government, business organizations, participants of the competition and other invited guests during III Festival of Innovation and Technology on 24 of September 2018. All Winners and Distinguished ones in the Competition will be presented at the Gala and numerous prizes will be awarded.

„Inventions change our reality. They raise the standard of everyday life, affect economies of regions and countries, as well as technological and production processes, from food, through everyday products, to highly specialized tools. We are convinced about the fact that Poles and residents of our region are inventive and very creative people thanks to such initiatives as the Innovator of Silesia competition! Feel free to participate! The Katowice Special Economic Zone, as partner of the competition, will also award laureates with an honorary membership in our elite Innovator Club. Good luck and see you there.” Barbara Piontek, Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., zdeputy president of The Katowice Special Economic Zone Co. and leader of the KSEZ Innovator Club, Partner in the Innovator of Silesia 2017 competition.

Competition is organized under an honorary patronage of the Chairman of the Upper Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis Board, patronage of President of Gliwice, Rector of the Silesian University of Technology and the Katowice Special Economic Zone Co.

 

Innovator of Silesia Office

Enterprise Europe Network
GAPR Ltd.
Wincentego Pola 16, Gliwice
+48 32 331 39 62
een@gapr.pl
www.gapr.pl

Partners of the Innovator of Silesia competition: