Agenda – 24.09.2018


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Kilinskiego 145 St., 90-315 Lodz

09:00 – 19:00 Registration / Display of exhibition stands

Presentation at the hotel lobby: Electric mobility – a remedy for transportation smog

Presentation of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles and cars

  • Tomasz Gac, Quriers
  • Aleksander Kochanski, Director of the Infrastructure Office at CTT OZE (Renewable Energy Sources Technology Transfer Centre)

9.00-11.00 Clustering open space – Estonska Conference Room

11:00 – 11:45 Opening Session – Europejska Conference Room

Moderator: Maciej Kautz, TV and radio journalist

  • Witold Stepien, Marshal of the Lodzkie Region
  • Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Tomasz Calikowski, European Commission; European Bioeconomy Strategy, DG Research & Innovation
  • Christian Patermann, International Expert: CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY

11:45 – 13:00 Plenary Session – Europejska Conference Room

Moderator: Maciej Kautz, TV and radio journalist

  • Jerzy Buzek, Chairman, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), European Parliament: BIOECONOMY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • Paloma Mallorquin, BBI JU Project Officer
  • Andrzej Siemaszko, Lodzkie Region Marshall Office: BIOECONOMY IN POLAND
  • Tomasz Kapela, Biotechnika
  • Keshav Rajpal, BioMass Solution LLC, Partner

13:00 – 14:00 Networking & lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions – Part I

SESSION B1 – Belgijska Conference Room

HOMO VITALIS on the march – the real revolution is coming

Does Poland keep up with the global sustainable lifestyle trends? What prospects are new businesses are facing?
The fact is that we are witnessing the formation of a new species – Homo Vitalis – humans who care about the life force of the body. Nearly 20% of the US population practise yoga. In Poland this is in excess of 300,000 people. The number of consumers choosing plant-based diets is close to 1.5 million in Poland, with the eco-food market value reaching PLN 1 billion.


Maciej Kozakiewicz – Initiator and leader of the project, Chair of the Slow Jogging Poland association

Krzysztof Stec – Academic teacher at the Institute of Physical Education, Tourism and Physiotherapy of the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

Dariusz Szwed – Foreign Relations Advisor to Mayor of Slupsk, Robert Biedron

Aleksandra Klonowska-Szalek – Initiator and co-founder of – a booking website offering the most atmospheric accommodation places in Poland.

Maciej Otrebski – Strategic Partnerships Manager of the “RoślinnieJemy” campaign

Bartlomiej Filipek – Emotional Freedom trainer, editor of the site

Subject matter partner

SESSION C1 – Cypryjska Conference Room

International co-operation and education in the field of bioeconomy

Bioeconomy, Bio-based Economy and Circular Economy, have become substantial elements of economic development and growth in Europe. The developments in research, technological progress, digitalization, create new ecosystem. Therefore, a new generation of skilled workforce is demanded, educated according to the needs of the employers in the various bioeconomy sectors. In this session experts from all-over Europe will take part to present their view on modern bioeconomy education with emphasis on national and regional needs as well as development of entrepreneurial and soft skills in addition to solid disciplinary knowledge.


Jaroslaw Chudzinski – Vice-Dean for student affairs at the Faculty of Building Installations of Hydrotechnics and Environmental Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology

Ahmed Fahmi – The Programme Specialist in the field of life and chemical sciences at UNESCO

Josef Glössl – Full Professor of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

Farah Huzair – Director for the MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance, University of Edinburgh

Tomasz Kapela – Chairman of the Polish Bioeconomy Technology Platform, founder and owner of Biotechnika Company

Patricia Osseweijer – Leader at the Biotechnology and Society Section at Delft University of Technology.

George Sakellaris – Consultant for the bioeconomy program at the University of South Bohemia

Tomasz Szapiro – Full professor at Warsaw School of Economics

Piotr Paneth – Full professor at the Lodz University of Technology, former Vice-Rector for Science, Vice-dean and Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry

Subject matter partner

SESSION E1 – Estonska Conference Room

Bioeconomy cluster (BIO) NETWORKING

Development of social bio-economic initiatives in cluster activities is a key element of support to innovation in the knowledge triangle of research, education and business, promoting transformation towards increased commercialisation of knowledge, development of business and social communication. The challenges brought by the growth of population and fast depletion of natural resources , human impact on the environment and climate changes require concentration of forces, with a focus on sustainable development of ecosystems based on integrated value chains.


Radoslaw Wojtczak – Rector Representative for Research Projects at Lodz University of Technology

Danuta Ciechanska – Co-Chair of the Polish Bioeconomy Technology Platform, Chief Specialist at the Industrial Biotechnologies Department of the Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute

Tomasz Kapela – Chairman of the Polish Bioeconomy Technology Platform, founder and owner of Biotechnika Company

Artur Bartkowiak – Director of the Centre for Bioimmobilisation and Innovative Packaging Materials at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin

Adam Puchejda – A journalist, social researcher, translator and editor

Adam Strzelecki – Project manager at the collocation centre of EIT Food CLC North-East in Warsaw

Marta Kutyna – Innovation Management Department Director at MASPEX Wadowice Group

Marcin Kardas – The Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Programme manager in EIT Food

Krzysztof Biernat – Head of the Liquid Fuels and Bioeconomy Department at the Automotive Industry Institute, Co-ordinator of the Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels and Biocomponents

Magdalena Kozlowska – CEO and founder of NapiFeryn BioTech

Subject matter partner

Polish Bioeconomy Technology Platform

SESSION F1 – Francuska Conference Room

The Antismog Forum: How to fight smog effectively?

The University of Lodz with a view to clean air. In autumn and winter, smog is a hot topic all over Poland. Smog is fog which contains atmospheric air pollutants. Poland is ranked high on the shameful list of EU’s most polluted countries. According to the WTO’s estimations, ca. 3million people die due to air pollution each year. The Forum will be the place for exchanging knowledge and experience regarding the methods of comprehensive fight with smog and counteracting the related hazards.


Joanna Wibig – Head of Department of Meteorology and Climatology at the Faculty of Geographic Sciences, University of Lodz

Wiktor Warchalowski – CEO & co-founder of Airly

Wojciech Hanke – Head of the Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs at the Institute of Occupational Medicine

Kamil Wyszkowski – Director of the Know How Hub (established within UNDP Poland, Chairman of the boarding by GCNP).

Krzysztof Wojcik – The Regional Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Lodz

Agnieszka Jaworowicz-Rudolf – The Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Science (University of Lodz)

Jakub Mielczarek – Secretary of the Lodzkie Region


Jakub Klimkiewicz – Deputy CEO at TOR Consultants Group

Subject matter partner

SESSION G1 – Grecka Conference Room

Change we can make: The role of society in the transition towards circular bioeconomy

  • The potential of the Lodzkie Region for development of biorefineries in the energy cluster
  • Biofuels and bioproducts as an integral part of sustainable development of biorefining Portuguese experience
  • SuperValue: solving the problem of locally available wet biomass flows through recovering the energy content and high-value elements by means of biorefining
  • What can be changed: the role of society in the transition to circular bioeconomy. Italian experience.


Ewa Kochanska – The President of the Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia

Karina Michalska – Head of the Bioprocess Laboratory at RES TTC

Pierigiuseppe Morone – Full Professor of Economic Policy at Unitelma Sapienza

Rafal Lukasik – Senior Research and Head of Biofuels and Bioproducts R&D Area

Marcin Siedlecki – RIC Pro-Akademia

Subject matter partner

SESSION H1 – Holenderska Conference Room

DIGITISATION AS A WAY TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Ready for a revolution in protecting resources.

The Internet has changed the world irreversibly. It created a world of digital business.

It has given as a chance to save time and resources. Owing to e-mails and online newspapers, paper consumption has dropped.

E-commerce reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emission. The Internet of Things enables us to optimise travel routes and other processes, thereby reducing the carbon footprint.

And this just the beginning of the revolution…


Arkadiusz Wodkowski – ABM, Member of the Board

Edyta Urbaniak-Konik – Director of marketing and communication SUEZ Poland

Kamila Strzelczak – Director of Control and Operational Support SAFEGE S.A.S. SUEZ Consulting

Kazimierz Krupa – Economist, publicist, commentator and analyst on the Polish capital market

Subject matter partner

16:00 – 16:30 Networking & coffee break

16:30 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions – Part II

SESSION B2 – Belgijska Conference Room

X Harbor – modern technologies – an overview of start-ups, Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy

The panel will be dedicated to interdisciplinary projects at the interface of medicine, modern industry and circular economy.


Przemyslaw Nowakowski – Green Hub

Robert Fintak – Terra Hexen

Marcin Mital – X Harbor

Jakub Falacinski – Exorion

Subject matter partner

SESSION C2 – Cypryjska Conference Room

High-quality food in the biotechnology era

Consumers’ growing awareness is directed not only towards safety of the food supply chain, but also towards the individual selection of food based on personal needs. Besides good taste, personalised, customised food needs to comply with safety standards and complement pharmacological methods of treating civilisation diseases. Biotechnology supports food technologists, by offering advanced production technologies and organic food that meets the growing needs of the 21st century society.


Tomasz Piotr Olejnik – An employee at the Sugar Plant at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences at the Lodz University of Technology, a deputy dean for development and promotion

Otto Schmid – FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)

Margarita Aguilera – Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INYTA) and the Institute BioHealth (IBS)

Joanna Szlinder-Richert – The Polish National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Food and Environmental Chemistry

Ewa Solarska – Heads the Ecological Food Unit at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Science at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin

Katarzyna Slizewska – The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Lodz University of Technology.

Malgorzata Stolarska – Co-ordinator aproject for the European Space AGnce (ESA) on draught in Poland: “Service 4 Drought Monitoring applying Satellite Data”

Subject matter partner

SESSION ES2 – Estońska Conference Room

Forum of Bioregions – the vision of bioregions development in bioeconomy

The Forum of Central and Eastern European Bioregions was set up a few years ago. This is a platform for exchanging information, sharing experience and implementing joint initiatives. During the session, achievements of individual regions will be reviewed and future activities will be discussed.


Bozena Podlaska– National Contact Point for EU Research Programs, Bioeconomy in the Horizon 2020 Framework Program. Work Plan for 2019.

Anniina Kontiokorpi – Regional Council of North Karelia: Developments of bioeconomy in North Karelia, Finland

Ewa Kapel-Sniowska, Slawomir Neugebauer  – Marshal’s Office of the Swietokrzyskie Voivodship, RDI2 CluB project presentation

Robert Kolczynski – Director of the Project Management Department, City of Lodz Office: Horticultural EXPO 2024 in the Lodzkie Voivodship

Andrzej Siemaszko – The Marshall’s Office of the Lodzkie Region: Possibilities of promotion on Horticultural EXPO 2024 in the Lodzkie Voivodship

Subject matter partner

SESSION EU2 – Europejska Conference Room

“Gmina na Szóstkę” – the Best Commune Competition

The focus of the panel will be on ecological projects implemented by local governments. Furthermore, award statuettes will be presented to the winners of the “Top-of-the class Commune” competition for local self-governments in the Lodzkie Region. Panel participants will have an opportunity to get familiar with the publishing activity of the Dziennik Lodzki daily newspaper and with publications and supplements about environment protection and local governments’ environmental initiatives.

Subject matter partner

SESSION F2 – Francuska Conference Room

The Antismog Forum: An overview of technologies, best practices. Warsaw – Cracow –  Lodz. It’s about air.

  • “Warsaw, breath!”
  • “Smogathon” – Krakow’s fight against smog using innovations and technologies
  • New sources of heat for houses in Lodz
  • Electric mobility – a remedy for transportation smog in cities.
  • An anti-smogue business model for transport companies, with the CO2 offset included


  • Ewa Kochanska – CBI Pro-Akademia
  • Marta Kesik – Department of Infrastructure of the City of Warsaw
  • Kamila Knap – Smogathon
  • Marek Krokos – Air Quality Department Office of the City of Krakow
  • Krzysztof Honkisz – Department of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of the City of Lodz Office
  • Tomasz Gac – Quriers
  • Katarzyna Korczak – EE and E-mobility CTT OZE laboratory

Subject matter partner

SESSION G2 – Grecka Conference Room

Ecohydrology – nature-based solutions for Bioeconomy and Circular economy – scientific basis and implementation

When facing the global climate change, water resources are among key factors determining the development of bioeconomy. Yet, today, when the demand for water increases, while periods of draught are much more common and the resources of underground water are often insufficient to compensate for the process, the holistic understanding of the hydrological cycle, with a special emphasis on the role of land and water ecosystems in increasing the holding capacity of river basins and improving the quality of water is a fundamental element for bioeconomy.


Edyta Kiedrzyńska, Maciej Zalewski – European Regional Center for Ecohydrology, Polish Academy of Sciences Department of Applied Ecology, University of Lodz

Janina Kosman – Lask Commune, deputy mayor

Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek – European Regional Center for Ecohydrology, Polish Academy of Sciences Department of Applied Ecology, University of Lodz

Juliusz Brenk – Mikronatura Srodowisko Sp. z o.o.

Katarzyna Izydorczyk – European Regional Center for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Juliusz Sumorok – Green treatment plants

Subject matter partner

18:30 – 19:00 Networking & coffee break

19:00 – 22:00 Ceremonial Evening Gala

  • The contract signing ceremony between Biotechnika – a company based in Lodz, and Red River Biorefinery, for the design and technology provision for the Grand Forks Biorefinery, North Dacota, USA
  • Award ceremony celebrating the winners of the Lodzkie Region local governments competition – “The Best Biocommune of the Lodzkie Region”