The US-Poland Innovation Week took place in California

On 16-21 November the largest Polish economic event in recent years took place on the American west coast. The event was organized in cooperation with a group of Polish institutional partners (ministries of foreign affairs, science and higher education institutes, economic and environmental resorts). The Polish delegation, headed by Undersecretary of State, Katarzyna Kacperczyk, was accompanied by more than 150 representatives from companies, research institutes, universities and organizations involved in the implementation of innovative projects. Among them were THINKTANK and the Center for International Relations.

The program included a series of economic and scientific promotional events. The goal was to present Poland as a modern country with an interesting and innovative market offer – a place where creative people and their great ideas drive technologically advanced economic sectors (ICT, cleantech, life sciences, creative industries, modern financial services, etc.). The project was intended to present the Polish innovation sector in a way that is interesting, attractive and convincing for American companies.

The event was held in Los Angeles and San Francisco/Silicon Valley. The Innovation Week covered a series of conferences, debates and lectures with accompanying events, aimed to further deepen the mutual cooperation between American and Polish partners including representatives of the governments, business sectors, and the world of research and science. Owing to this initiative, participants had the possibility to get to know the innovative side of Poland, and to meet Polish entrepreneurs specializing in state-of-the-art technologies for the creative industry, biomedicine, smart energy and green solutions, financial sector and capital markets, IT/ICT sector, science and research, design etc. – as potential valuable and reliable business partners. The promotion of Polish design was also a part of the Polish-American Innovation Week as well as a „Women in Innovations” power lunch, and presentations of technologies developed by selected Polish companies.

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