ICE Krakow Congress Center, May 31 – June 1, 2017

DAY I

8:30

Registration opening

11:00 – 13:00

impact executive session

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 19:00

stage 1

science to business

entrepreneurship

industry 4.0

stage 2

energy & resources

mobility

stage 3

fintech & e-commerce

19:00 – 20:00

startup4export

20:00 – 22:00

Networking Cocktail

22:00 – 24:00

Afterparty

DAY II

8:00

Registration opening

09:30 – 13:00

stage 1

investments

digital state

stage 2

foodtech & agriculture

biotechnology & digital health

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:30

stage 1

techcity

stage 2

creative industries

Formats: keynotes, stage interviews and panel discussions

industry 4.0

Finding growth opportunities in the digitial disruption era

Key learnings

Forces shaping the digitial future
Development of old and new industries
How new technologies create big opportunity for growth

Description

The fourth industrial revolution creates new space for growth. Its driving force is the dissemination of the Internet, reducing data storage costs, mobility, 3D printing, renewable energy sources and Artificial Intelligence. Impact’17 will reveal how the digitization of production processes will facilitate the development of more accessible, flexible and effective industry.

science to business

Leveraging the collaboration of science and technology for business advantage

Key learnings

How discoveries in science and research create opportunity for business acceleration
How universities and industry can collaborate
The shape of the future workforce and what it could mean for your business

Description

Scientific research and technological development are important drivers of economic performance. The ability to create, distribute and exploit knowledge has become a major source of competitive advantage, vital for economic growth and quality of life. The main issue of science to business track will be the contribution of the academic sector to the economy in two major ways: through technology transfer – universities as the source of innovation, and through knowledge transfer – higher education institutions role in shaping the workforce of the future.

fintech & e-commerce

Designing the new future of financial services

Key learnings

The change in user and consumer expectation of financial services
How the financial supply chain is rapidly evolving
How fintech startups are forcing innovation and changing the game

Description

Fintech makes trade development more efficient and stronger. The optimization of the supply chain, access to consumer data, the intuitiveness of the purchase process, reduced transfer costs and new business models will revolutionise this field. Impact’17 will analyse the world’s best practices in financial regulation and security technologies, present the most innovative companies and how banks with an established market position set the tone for this transformation.

mobility

The economics and automation of the e-transport revolution

Key learnings

The evolution of transport technologies
How automation changes the transport service model
How infrastructure must evolve to support the digitised society

Description

In the coming years we will see the arrival of one million electric cars on Polish roads. Electromobility, autonomous vehicles and carsharing are the future of public and individual transport. The revolution in this area requires technological progress and development of infrastructure. Impact’17 will look at the sector’s development plans for the upcoming years, at how energy companies shape infrastructure facilitating this change and present the best practices in the world in electromobility development, autonomous vehicles and municipal car rentals.

biotechnology
& digital health

How technology is the super-boost improving citizen health

Key learnings

Forces affecting healthcare efficiency
The fusion of technology and medicine
Factors to consider for servicing the future e-patient

Description

The progress of medicine allows us to live longer by making therapy much more accessible. During impact’17 we will discuss the key factors shaping the healthcare system and changes necessary to accelerate the modernisation of this sector. We will discuss a number of topics, including: medical robotics, telemedicine, treatments for rare diseases using medical technologies, personalized medicine.

energy & resources

Finding opportunity from the collusion of sustainability and energy needs.

Key learnings

Changing in energy consumption and needs
The evolution of the integrated grid and energy distribution
Opportunities for both business and environment by getting closer to the end-user

Description

We are witnessing a fundamental shift in the perception of the energy sector. This is the dawn of large generation projects and the beginning of integrated grids. Impact’17 will prove that an effective local energy sector can get closer to the end-user via new technologies. We will showcase the opportunities stemming from broader usage of gas-based fuels and the crucial role played by energy storage and the impact of said technologies on the environment.

foodtech & agritech

From science lab to IoT – how rapid advancement in food and agriculture can transform population health

Key learnings

Why food production must evolve to meet growing demands
How IoT can revolutionise agritech
New models for production and alternative food design

Description

Technology transformation is an opportunity for food and agricultural sectors as well. During impact’17 we will reveal the most important trends concerning the foodtech and agritech sectors. We will discuss a number of topics, including: the role of foodtech and agritech in crop production intensification and elimination of hunger, new food – alternative proteins, pro-health nutrition, customers food trust, IoT in the food industry, new technologies for global food waste.

creative industries

When technology meets creative economy

Key learnings

Structures for effective creative collaboration
Supporting models for moving ideas into reality
Developing innovative industry in Poland

Description

Creative industries are one of the most dynamic branches of industry. Opening up the economy to creative industries requires overcoming the obstacles related to financing, education, tailored institutional support and the perception of these branches. Creative thinking is the key to innovation. Impact will gather people capable of introducing structural changes necessary for the rapid development of creative industries in Poland.

digital state

e-government meets e-citizen in the digital future

Key learnings

Digitisation of government services
New models for citizen engagement
Creating business opportunity from the digital society

Description

Digital state is a means to achieving the goal of faster development of different areas and fields. Impact’17 will present examples of how a well-functioning digital public administration can attract investment, spur entrepreneurship, create new business opportunities and make life easier for citizens of other countries as well.

techcity

The revolution of smart cities transform urban life

Key learnings

Global competitiveness and the new expectations of urban dwellers
Factors driving the need for new types of urban development
Business opportunities through smart city development

Description

Cities in Europe face the challenge of combining competitiveness and sustainable urban development simultaneously. The goal of building a smart city is to improve the quality of life by using urban technology and to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. Technology evolution will have an impact on issues of Urban Quality such as housing, economy, culture, social and environmental conditions. This path at impact’17 will explore the many opportunities ahead for the smart cities.

investments

The investor opportunities for fuelling the digital revolution

Key learnings

What are the hot investment trends developing in the CEE region
Finance and investment models – options and opportunities
Risk and reward for digital economy investors

Description

The digital transformation is paramount to investors, too. Which fields will be of particular interest to them in the CEE region in the coming years? What is the best investment method? CVC or VC – who is the best investor for startups? What do public investors have to offer? These are just some of the questions we intend to tackle at impact’17.

entrepreneurship

The art of scaling business

Key learnings

What business skills are needed to develop business
Real cases of business development
Creating an ecosystem for business innovation

Description

The most talented computer scientists and engineers will not create great products without essential business skills. Products will not find customers in foreign markets without the ability to scale business models. This impact path will be dedicated to the execution of business ideas: from the idea to the finished, to internationally accessible product.

startup4export

An open pitching session for selected CEE startups.

Startups will be pitching in front of the international experts to find out whether their ideas might work at other markets around the globe. After 3-minute pitches, each startup will have a chance to talk to the jury in a short Q&A session.