A Step Towards The New Year: Debate About Trends in Innovation for 2018
About the Event
What else can we expect our smartphones to do in the future? What is the fate of traditional television? Will virtual reality become more accessible? These are just some of the questions anyone interested in innovation probably wonders about with the arrival of the new year. In case you’d like to do some brainstorming, and maybe listen to what specialists have to say in this regard, Res Publica has a debate coming up, and it sounds like a discussion you just can’t miss.
The event, titled “A step towards the new year – a debate about trends in innovation for 2018”, will take place on February 8th at 6 pm in Res Publica Foundation’s headquarters at Gałczyńskiego 5 in Warsaw. The debate will be held in Polish.
As for the panelists, we can expect to see Sebastian Grabowski, Orange’s R&D Center Director; Eliza Kruczkowska of the Polish Development Fund, and a NE100 Challenger; and Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszczyk of the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU.
The debate is a part of Res Publica’s New Europe 100 project, which aims to bring together a the best innovators from Central and Eastern Europe. Together with Google, Financial Times, and Visegrad Fund, the organizers aim to establish a network of 100 challengers to raise the profile of innovation taking place in the region, as well as inspire trends in future innovation.
NE100 publishes a yearly list of 100 Challengers set in no particular order. The list is designed to promote stories of innovative projects, actions, as well as startups of the region. While NE100 focuses on innovation, the distinguished voices are not just ones of technological innovators. Among the projects mentioned on the lists we can find fotepan.hu. which digitalizes and publishes archival photos completely free of charge; seedia.city which aims to improve the quality of life in cities by installing solar powered benches with USB ports; or Social Wolves, which aims to promote entrepreneurship and social responsibility among younger generations.