This is one of the events supporting cooperation between business and science, as well as presenting innovations, modern technologies and innovative solutions in various fields.

Issues of transport of the future, innovative aviation solutions, prospects for the development of space sector and future of personalized medicine in Poland. These will be main focus of discussions that will take place during the third edition of the Festival of Innovation and Technology, which will take place on September 14 at the “New Gliwice” Business and Education Center. The event will be accompanied by the TECH PIC Science and Technology Picnic organized on September 15 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the “New Gliwice” Business and Education Center

This year’s festival will be full of many events.


The event will by initiated by a speech of Sebastian Kawa – the most titled glider pilot in the history, winner of 26 medals in the World and European Championships.

Two open sessions are also planned on the first day. On the big stage you will find:

MedicaSilesia meeting of experts and practitioners, discussions about global trends in the field of medical technologies and opportunities, chances for the region to participate especially in global value chains. In addition to discussions, examples of implementations and discussion on innovative projects in the field of medical engineering.

Future of the Mobility debate with the participation of scientists and representatives of the automotive industry. Main theme will be technological and social innovations in the transport of the future. During the discussion, the invited experts/scientists will present forecasts related to the ways of movement and assess impact of the changing situation on the development of automotive industry, finances, fuel and energy policy and social life. They will also try to explain in which direction the transformation of personal mobility system is heading.

In parallel to the first session Aerospace Forum will take place on the small stage with the participation of representatives of the world of science and business, whose daily cooperation is indispensable for innovative solutions to find application in industry in a real way. Aerospace Forum will cover topics related to the specificity of company’s operation in the most innovative areas of the economy, importance of cooperation with other entities in the industry, as well as prospects for support for the sector from state and local government authorities.

The first day’s event will be accompanied by:

Exhibition of innovative solutions

Solutions and offer of cooperation between research and development sector units and universities will be presented at the joint stand, as well as innovative solutions that are created by enterprises in the Śląskie Voivodeship. There will be a stand of the National Key Cluster MedSilesia – Silesian Medical Devices Network, which associates 97 entities, mainly enterprises. If you want to know their specialties, competences, find out what LIVING LAB is and use its offer free of charge – MedicaSilesia, is the right place.

Innovator of Silesia 2017


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 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.

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.

Poster Session


Presenting effects of the work of three projects carried out by scientists from the Silesian University of Technology in cooperation with international partners:

ERA-NET Elektromobility CACTUS: Models and methods for assessing and optimizing charging of electric buses;

E RANET Transport III Future Travelling – GREEN_TRAVELLING: A Platform to Analyse and Foster the Use of Green Travelling Options. A platform to analyse and support the use of Green Traveling capabilities.

ERANET Transport III: An intelligent platform for integration, management and support of the first and last mile in supply chains: S-MILE.

ERANET CoFund Electric Mobility Europe – Electric travelling – platform to suport the implementation of elektromobility in Smart Cities based on ICT applications: Electric traveling – a platform supporting the implementation of electromobility in smart cities based on ICT applications.

Business Mixer


Business MIXER session is not only an interesting lecture about „7 deadly sins that you commit in a startup”, but there will also be Pitch Contest panels – regarding innovative ideas in the field of medicine, which will be presented by start-ups, students or companies seeking partners for cooperation.

Business Mixer means practical knowledge, effective contact exchange, knowledge sharing.

Business MIXER means relationships based on a win-win principle.



Free consultations with experts in the field of intellectual property protection, CE marking, commercialization of research results and technologies of enterprises and R & D units.

Networking Meetings


NETWORKING/MATCHMAKING space gives you an opportunity to arrange a meeting and present your cooperation offer – register, present your potential to carry out joint ventures. Meetings will be conducive to an effective exchange of contacts.


The event is a joint initiative of the Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd., Silesian University of Technology and the City of Gliwice.

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Its’ mission is to support development of the economy of Gliwice and Upper Silesia and stimulate development of entrepreneurship by providing modern services promoting innovative solutions and involvement in major infrastructure investments. As a consequence, all of this translates into a positive change in the image of the entire region.

For 19 years, the Agency has been conducting intensive activities for science, business and local government. It creates favorable conditions for the creation of new companies and development of existing enterprises. GAPR is a dynamically operating business environment institution. It is a platform for dialogue and cooperation between Silesian entrepreneurs and state and local government authorities. Cooperation with scientists makes it an excellent partner in the process of commercializing the results of scientific and technological research in the economy.




One of the most important Polish innovation centers, belonging to the group of the World Technopolis Association, i.e. the world’s technopolis association – an organization of 102 of the most technologically advanced centers from 47 countries.

In the last two decades, Gliwice has gone from a city based on heavy industry to a leader in new technologies. For many years, the Gliwice Self-government has been pointing to innovations and modern technologies as one of the main pillars of the city’s development. To this end, two dynamically operating centers were established: Science and Technology Park Technopark Gliwice and the “New Gliwice” Business and Education Center.




It is the oldest technical university in the region and one of the largest in the country. Established in 1945 as a scientific and didactic base for the most industrialized district in Poland and at the same time one of the most industrialized areas in Europe – Upper Silesia.

Silesian University of Technology is one of the leaders in education of engineering staff in Poland. Faculties of the University for years have occupied leading positions in the engineering studies rankings. For over 70 years of the current functioning, the Silesian University of Technology has been an important institution of public life and has a special culture-forming and opinion-forming role in the region.