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12:45 - 13:30
WHERE: Catalyst space

Fintech regulatory sandbox

Artur Granicki – Director of Fintech Department of the Polish Supervision Authority
Regulatory Sandbox Operators

An opportunity to fire questions at KNF (Polish Financial Supervision Authority) representatives and all operators of the regulatory sandbox. Are you currently trying to develop or thinking of developing a financial-industry startup? Do you have untested financial products or service the innovativeness of which is tech-based? This meeting is for you. You’ll find out how the sandbox works and what role each of the respective operators plays. Discover how the sandbox will be used to develop products in cooperation with FinTechs – in terms of acceleration, supporting market entry and even foreign expansion.

Here, you’ll have a chance to meet: PKO Bank Polski, Bank Pekao, The Heart (in cooperation with Mastercard), BGŻ BNP Paribas, Alior Bank, Citi Handlowy, Huge Thing and the BusinessCaddy Foundation for Enterprise Development.

14:00 - 15:15
WHERE: Catalyst space

Service Design for Start-ups: How service design helps develop products, acquire customers and have discussions with corporate partners

Krystyna Jarek – Innovation Expert, ING Bank Śląski
Michał Owczarek – Innovation Expert, ING Bank Śląski

Are you a member of the startup community? Do you want to know how Service Design is used to develop innovations at ING Bank Śląski? This is for you! Michał and Krysia will show you exactly how Service Design can help create better products, encourage more customers to buy those products and lead to more efficient dialogue with your corporate partners. Interested in developing innovations that people want to buy? Want to learn how to sell your ideas to partners? Join us!

15:25 - 16:10
WHERE: Catalyst space
ORGANISER: Łódzka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna

Knowledge Transfer - How, where and when the 5G technology will permeate to business and consumer reality

Kamil Kociszewski – Managing Partner, Co-Founder Startup Spark, Łódzka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A.
Marcin Sugak – Business Development Director, Ericsson

The S5 workshop will present and discuss the potential of the 5G technology standard which will provide new possibilities in developing products, services and business models by using speed and reliability of sending large data packages at an unprecedented level, dissemination of the Internet of Things (mainly Industrial IoT (IIoT)), and finally smart cities.

During the workshop you will learn what 5G technology is, how it can be used and where it will be the most profitable. You will also learn about the current and potential use of technology, find out why Lodz will become the most dynamic 5G hub in the Central and Eastern Europe, how fintech projects can benefit from technology and how to think about fintech in the context of IoT.

16:20 - 17:45
WHERE: Catalyst space

Hands-on AI training by Bain & Company

Marta Alves – Practice Manager, Bain
Florian Mueller – Partner, Bain

– How to approach ML/AI in Financial Services (including concrete use cases)
– Key success factors for leveraging ML/AI in your organisation
– Hands-on machine learning exercise

10:50 - 11:30
WHERE: Catalyst space

Master your Elevator Pitch.

Magdalena Balcerzak – Manager of CEE Business Angels Network and Vestbee

Join the interactive Elevator Pitch workshop conducted by the Manager of CEE Business Angels Network and Vestbee – Magdalena Balcerzak. Being a regular member of jury committees at various startup competitions and evaluating projects on a daily basis, Magdalena has many insights to share as for what to say and not to say during your elevator pitch, how to organize your speech to give the most important information and stand out from the crowd. During the workshop, you will get a chance to test your pitching abilities and get a professional feedback for improvement.

11:30 - 12:15
WHERE: Interactive space

Technology transfer - fast-track innovation

Industrial Development Agency

The transfer of technology is one of the ways in which innovations can be implemented in companies. It also contributes to the reduction of time spent on research and development and limits the costs associated with those activities. It does however require absolute trust among the entities engaged in the transfer process. In order for the transfer process to prove mutually-beneficial and so the risk related to implementation is minimised – a great deal of work needs to be done prior to the signing of an agreement The Industrial Development Agency (ARP), while conducting it’s Open Innovation Network program, has gained loads of experience. This experience can prove to be valuable for companies that are looking to expand their business using, among others, technological transfer. During this workshop the process of transferring technology will be described in detail – including ways of financing that transfer using EU funds.

11:45 - 13:15
WHERE: Catalyst space

NEW NORMAL? What’s next?

Zuzanna Skalska – 360Inspiration
Rafał Kołodziej – GreenHat Innovation

Widziałeś szansę na rozwój w nowej rzeczywistość prezentowanej w TrendBooku 2019/2020 pod tytułem NEW NORMAL? Porzuć te nadzieję. Świat zmienia się szybciej, niż nam się wydaje. Nową stałą w biznesie jest VUCA. BlueMedia zaprasza na pierwsze warsztaty wokół myśli zawartych w nowym TrendBooku 2020/2021 Zuzanny Skalskiej pod nazwą VUCA TIMES.

13:30 - 14:00
WHERE: Catalyst space

Design Sprint – how to quickly develop value added product?

Jakub Danecki – Research and Design Coordinator / Service Designer, BGŻ BNP Paribas
Jan Wardecki – Service Designer | UX/ Design Researcher, BGŻ BNP Paribas

After more than a year of trials, we managed to implement project sprints based on Google Ventures methodology as part of building new products and services. We have tested many approaches to user-focused design – mass training, long-term processes, short workshops, activities based on new projects and those supporting existing projects.

We would like to present our experience and show what in our opinion worked best and what gives measurable results. Design sprints combine intensive workshop work, a fast prototyping approach with the capabilities of a large, complex organization – we want to tell you about our way to the place where we are now.

13:45 - 14:30
WHERE: Interactive space

Business Angel: How to become an effective Business Angel and build a right investment portfolio

Philippe Gluntz – Business Angels Europe

During this workshop you will have an unparallel chance to leverage your know how and to learn from an experience Angel Investor how to start investing, how to choose and join a proper angel club, how to syndicate and start building your portfolio in order to get high returns (IRR) on your investments.

The workshop and Q&A questions will be performed by Philippe Gluntz who is serial Business Angels, European Business Angels of the year 2012 and Founder of Paris Business Angels – one of the largest French Business Angels Network and Founder of Business Angels Europe.

14:00 - 15:30
WHERE: Roundtables

Design Sprint – how to use two methods to quickly prototype digital products and assess their value, which allows different concepts to be quickly combined into a coherent product?

Jakub Danecki – Research and Design Coordinator / Service Designer, BGŻ BNP Paribas

Jan Wardecki – Service Designer | UX/ Design Researcher, BGŻ BNP Paribas

In a highly competitive single market, it is becoming harder and harder to encourage customers to take advantage of services on the basis of better financial conditions alone. Based on our experience, we see that availability, quality of interaction and fitting in with lifestyle is very often the basic selection criterion. During the workshop, we will use rapid prototyping and testing methods to create a value proposition for the customer, which will allow us to compete on quality of service and not only on price.

We want to use the cooperation with Cardiff to think about how insurance products can connect to bank services to create something that will bring added value to customers. Participants will learn how to use two methods to quickly prototype digital products and assess their value, which allows different concepts to be quickly combined into a coherent product.

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