CONTEST CATEGORIES

An entity that stands out due to its innovation in the offered financial products and services intended for individual or business clients.

An entity that stands out due to its high activity in working on new products or optimization of processes in the industrial sector.

An entity that stands out due to the implementation of innovative solutions in supply chain management or digitization and automation of logistic processes.

An entity that stands out due to its innovation in the process of generating, storing, distributing or selling electricity.

An entity that stands out due to its commitment to research and development, developing and implementing innovative pharmaceutical products on the market.

An entity that successfully introduces high-quality, innovative products and technologies for the chemical industry.

An entity offering a product or technological solution that significantly contributes to the implementation of the sustainable development goals, with particular emphasis on environmental protection.

The entity that has developed a new or improved product that differs significantly from the manufacturer’s existing products, as well as from solutions of similar specificity available on the market.

A person distinguished by outstanding achievements in building an innovative organization and creating conditions for the implementation of innovative ideas.

NOMINATIONS

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: FINANCES

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: INDUSTRIAL

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: LOGISTICS

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: ENERGETICS

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: PHARMACY

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: CHEMISTRY

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: ECOLOGY

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: PRODUCT

INNOVATION DIAMONDS Jury

Rafał Bednarek

Rafał Bednarek

Vice President of the Board, BIK

Magdalena Burzyńska

Magdalena Burzyńska

Managing Director,
Ayming Polska

Managing Director of the Polish branch of Ayming - an international advisory group supporting enterprises in the optimal conduct of operational activities and increasing financial results. She has been working for Ayming (formerly Alma Consulting Group) for over 14 years - first as a Consultant in France, and then as a Consulting Director in Poland. Since 2011, he has been shaping the strategic direction of Ayming Polska. Provides clients with professional support in obtaining financing for innovations (relief for research and development, IP Box, subsidies). Responsible for the concept and implementation of solutions on the Polish market aimed at reducing fees for real estate tax and accident premiums. A graduate of Law at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Management at Université Paris Dauphine, and General Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Dr Piotr Dardziński

Dr Piotr Dardziński

President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

The President of the Łukasiewicz Research Network, an association of 26 research institutes whose mission is to deliver comprehensive business solutions. In 2015-2019 he served as an undersecretary at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He was subsequently promoted to state secretary. In both roles he was responsible for the collaboration between business and science. He has drawn up the Implementation Doctorate Act, and coordinated the efforts to create a new concept of research institutes’ activities. In his capacity as an Innovation Team member he supervised the inter-ministry efforts to draw up the first and second innovation acts. As a consequence, R&D allowances increased from 30% to 100%. A former director of the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II and the vice-president of the Tertio Millennio Institute. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Hamburg. A doctor of humanities and a long-term lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. A University of Freiburg scholar, and a graduate of the prestigious manager enrichment program offered by IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Michał Janik

Michał Janik

Site Senior Director,
AstraZeneca Poland

Prof. dr hab. Michał Kleiber

Prof. dr hab. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council, Vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, President of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

He was the Academy’s President in the years 2007-2010, re-elected for the term 2011-2014. Between 1995 and 2002, Professor Kleiber was the director of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where since 1986 he has been chairman of the Department of Computational Science and Engineering. In the years 1998-2002 he was member of the Academy’s Presidium and between 1997-2001 he chaired the Board for Directors of the Academy’s research institutes.Prof. Michał Kleiber pursues research in theoretical and applied mechanics as well as information science and applied math. The main subject of his research are applications of state-of-the-art computational techniques in different areas of scientific research, technology and medicine – particularly for modeling, analyzing, simulating and visualizing of complex non-linear thermo- mechanics phenomena. In recent years, he has been actively involved in research and promotion of national innovation policies. Professor Kleiber is an author or co-author of over 240 scientific works and 7 books published by internationally renowned publishing houses. He is a member of editorial boards of 17 leading international scientific journals and the editor-in-chief of the prestigious Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (Springer). He has also been active in popularizing science by, among others, being a scientific board member for the popular-science journal Wiedza i Życie (Science and Life). Prof. Kleiber is a winner of many awards, including the most prestigious Polish scientific award conferred by the Foundation for Polish Science and the medal granted by the Kingdom of Belgium for innovation achievements. He has been awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities in Lublin, Kraków, Warsaw, Darmstadt (Germany), Mons (Belgium) and The Polish University Abroad, London, U.K. He also holds the ingenieur honoris causa title from the Ecole National d’Ingenieurs in Metz (France). He is a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg and member of the Academia Europaea in London. He is a full member of the Warsaw Learned Society.Prof. Kleiber lectured and did research during long-term stays at a number of renowned universities world-wide: in Stuttgart, Hannover, Darmstadt and Bochum in Germany; Berkeley, CA and Stoors, CN, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, among others.In the years 1998-2001 Michał Kleiber represented Poland in the EU Joint Research Centre as a member of the Board of Governors and in the “Sustainable Growth” Steering Committee in the 5th Framework Programme. Between 2001 and 2005, he headed the Ministry of Science and Information Technology in the Polish government. From 2002 to 2005, Prof. Kleiber was also the chairman of the Governmental Committee for Offset Contracts. In 2005, he was elected member of the European Research Council (Brussels) and chairman of the European Materials Forum (Strasbourg). In the years 2008 – 2010 he was member of the Governing Council Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg. He also served as the pro bono science and technology advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland (2006 – 2010).

Igor Matus

Igor Matus

Vice-president of the Management Board, CCC Group

Mr. Igor Matus, graduated from the Faculty of Biotechnology, Wrocław University of Life Sciences (Master's degree in Engineering), and from the Faculty of Management, Wrocław University of Economics (Master's degree). He gained many years of management experience at Nestle (2004-2007), Mondelez (2007-2018), and Beiersdorf (2018-2021). In the aforementioned companies, he held operational roles in Supply Chain (Operations Manager, Factory Director, Regional Business Development Manager Poland-Russia). In 2018-2021 he managed Beiersdorf Polska sp. z o.o., serving as President of the Management Board of the company. Mr. Igor Matus has experience in managing the Supply Chain area and strategic projects aimed at improving the financial liquidity of companies.

Prof. Grzegorz Mazurek

Prof. Grzegorz Mazurek

Rector of Koźmiński University

Titular professor specializing in strategies for digital transformation of organizations, e-commerce and e-marketing. He is particularly interested in the changes that digitalization processes bring about in the higher education sector. He is also the Director of the Digital Transformation Research Centre – CYBERMAN, a member of EFMD Advisory Board for the Central and Eastern Europe region and a member of the Board of the Forum Management Education Association. Since 2020 he has served as President of the International Advisory Board of the French university ISC Paris. In 2016-18 he was a member of the Council for Digitalization at the Minister of Digitalization. His achievements include several dozen English and Polish chapters, scientific articles, books published in the most important journals and publications on management science in Poland and worldwide, including Cambridge University Press, Emerald Publishing, Routledge, European Management Journal, Business Horizons, he is the author of the book “Digital Transformation”. (PWN, 2019) and editor and co-author of the handbook “E-marketing – planning, tools and practice”. (Poltext, 2018), awarded by the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2012 to 2020, he held the position of Vice Rector for Foreign Cooperation at Kozminski University, responsible for the overall strategy of internationalisation and marketing of the university. He is also the coordinator of the Koźmiński MBA Digital program and post-graduate studies related to digital economy: Internet Marketing, E-commerce, Business Digital Transformation and Manager in Industry 4.0. He was a visiting professor in such centers as, among others, the University of Warsaw: ESCP Europe, SKEMA Business School and École de Management de Normandie (France), ISCTE (Portugal), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Soongsil University (South Korea), Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), Univeristy of Reykjavik (Iceland). Repeatedly awarded for his publication and scientific achievements. In 2015 he was awarded the LUMEN statuette for university management leaders. In 2017 he was awarded the Eduinspirator (FRSE) statuette for those who are active in the field of education, contributing to positive changes in the environment. In 2020 he was awarded the Star of Internationalisation Award in the research category by the “Perspektywy” Foundation. During his term of office, Kozminski University has been repeatedly recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland. Grzegorz Mazurek closely cooperates with the electronic economy environment, including the Chamber of Electronic Economy, Digital Poland Foundation and Interactive Advertising Bureau. He has carried out projects for such brands as: Nokia, Nikon, Polpharma, Egmont, PZU, Michelin, IKEA, Mars Corp., Vivus.

Dr hab. inż. Tomasz Nasiłowski

Dr hab. inż. Tomasz Nasiłowski

President of the Board,
INPHOTECH

Dr hab. Eng. Tomasz Nasiłowski - scientist, entrepreneur, visionary. The founder of the InPhoTech group and the president of the board of InPhoTech, a leading Polish technology company implementing innovative fiber optic solutions to the industry. He obtained the title of doctor of physical sciences at the Warsaw University of Technology (2000) and postdoctoral degree at the Jagiellonian University (2017). For over 10 years he worked in Belgium as visiting professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Co-author of several patents, over 120 scientific publications, manager and participant of nearly 40 national and international research and industrial projects. Coordinator of the subject of the use of optical fibers in industry in the European Photonics Alliance platform. He was vice president of National Smart Specializations for Photonics and a World Bank consultant in the field of photonics. An expert in the field of new technologies and a promoter of the achievements of Polish science on the international arena. Speaker and expert at many Polish and foreign scientific conferences as well as business and economic events. Honored with incl. with the title of 'Innovative Personality 2016' by the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Justyna Orłowska

Justyna Orłowska

Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology - Head of the GovTech Centre, High Representative for High Representative the Minister of Education and Science for High Representativ

Leading expert in corporate finance and fund management. Having previously worked in consulting, in 2016 she became an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development. Responsible for management of the State's innovative projects portfolio, she spearheaded the MinFinTech programme as well as digital initiatives in the fields such as education or finance. In 2017 appointed an Advisor to the Prime Minister on Innovation Policy and Finance. Since the GovTech Polska Programme’s establishment in April 2018, she is serving as Head of the GovTech Polska Programme - Poland's largest initiative aimed at bringing and implementing the innovation and digital revolution to the Public Sector. She was appointed the Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology in March 2020 and currently serving as Head of the GovTech Centre in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. For her actions, she has received multiple awards, including Forbes 30 under 30, Digital Shape, the Digital Eagle award and the Innovation Eagle award.

Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

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Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz

President of the Board,
The Polish Bank Association (ZBP)

President of the Polish Bank Association. Graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Wrocław and Postgraduate Studies in Banking and Finance at Warsaw School of Economics. Since 1991 associated with the ZBP as Director of the Office and then Director General of the ZBP. Since April 2003 President of the chamber. Member of the Bank Guarantee Fund, Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Credit Information Bureau. Member of the National Centre for Research and Development Member of the. President of “Promyk Słońca” Foundation. Vicepresident of “Teraz Polska” Chapter. Founder and co-founder of banking infrastructure enterprises and of Polish Institute of Directors.

Prof. Piotr Płoszajski

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Prof. Piotr Płoszajski

Vice-Chairman of the Enterprise, Professor in Department of Management Theory, Warsaw School of Economics

Majored in Management at the University of Łódź and the Harvard Business School, USA. Research Scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was a researcher at the Polish Academy of Science head of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Science and General Director at the Polish Academy of Science.Wykładowca na kilkudziesięciu uniwersytetach w Europie, USA, Japonii, Indiach i Nowej Zelandii; Visiting Prof. w Minneapolis, Wiedniu, Lwowie, Kijowie i Dortmundzie. Doradca korporacyjny. Członek rad nadzorczych.Lecturer and speaker at dozens of universities and research centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, India and New Zealand; Visiting Prof. in Minneapolis, Vienna, Lviv, Kiev and Dortmund. Advisor in corporations, member of several supervisory boards.

Dr Artur Pollak

Dr Artur Pollak

President of the Management Board, APA Group

Graduated of Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, on Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, specialization: computer control systems. For 14 years he has gained experience in implementations and planning controlling systems, for such clients as VW, GM, Daimler and Siemens. He worked as technical consultant during construction of VW factory in Poznań. He was responsible for standardizations and optimization of the manufacturing process in the factory. Currently he is CEO in APA Sp. z o.o. and APA Innovative Sp. z o.o. He is also a member of Program Board of Electric Department on Silesian Technical University.

Dr hab. Aleksandra Przegalińska

Dr hab. Aleksandra Przegalińska

Professor at Koźminski University

Habilitated doctor in the field of management sciences. PhD in the philosophy of artificial intelligence at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw. Currently, he is the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and ESR at the Kozminski University. From 2016, she conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. A graduate of The New School for Social Research in New York, where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life. Currently a Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. In 2021, it will start working with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard. He is interested in the development of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, social robots and wearable technologies.

Beata Radomska

Beata Radomska

CEO of Executive Club

Graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Insurance and Banking. MBA graduate. Possesses over ten years of experience as a manager. Worked at such financial institutions as: Allfinanz, an Austrian brokerage firm, and Skarbiec Asset Management Holding.For several years she has been associated with the personnel consulting industry, especially as a Managing Partner at Cigno Consulting, where she operates in the areas of selection, recruitment, and personnel consulting. Initiator and President of Executive Club, the most elite organization bringing together members of top management. Responsible for the strategy of the club, which integrates business elites and serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and inspiration for managers of the highest level.

Grzegorz Słomkowski

Grzegorz Słomkowski

Member of the Board,
Polish Investment & Trade Agency

Since 2019 Member of the Management Board of Polish Investment and Trade Agency. Resposible for FDI investments and operations of the Agency. Grzegorz Słomkowski has over twenty years of experience in financial and general management, which he gained while working in both international and Polish companies. He began his career at LG when the company first entered the Polish market, he participating in the creation of the company's first structures and first production plants. Then he worked in the Management Consulting Department of Deloitte & Touche. Working on projects related to the implementation of integrated IT management systems, mainly in the financial sector, as well as in restructuring and organizational consulting. Initially, for several years, he was the Financial Director, and later the President of the Management Board of the Japanese JVCKENWOOD, where he was responsible both for Poland and the entire region. He also held managerial functions in the European and global structures of the organization. For eight years, Grzegorz was the Chairman of the Council of the Association of Importers and Manufacturers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment - "ZIPSEE CYFROWA POLSKA" - a non-profit employers' organization associating the largest RTV and IT companies operating in Poland. For four years, he was the President of the Management Board of a company that distributes Clearplex industrial foils from the American MADICO group. As a Certified Change Management and Strategy Advisor to companies and adviser to technology startups. He participated in building startup companies in the field of telematics and insurance. Grzegorz Słomkowski graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology, Executive MBA in Business from the Business School of Warsaw University of Technology / London Business School / HEC Paris / NHH (Bergen), the Faculty of Management and Marketing of the University of Warsaw, MBA studies from the University of Illinois, the Academy of Psychological Leadership at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szapiro

Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szapiro

Polish Economist, Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics (2012-2016)

MSc in physics, PhD in mathematics, habilitation and titular professor – economics. Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics. Specialist in decision analysis. Cooperation with Belgium, Canada, USA among others. Prestigious scholarship FNP “Master”.EU Projects and PHARE, HESP, PALP. Expertise for MF, and the Ministry of Economy. The President of the Chapter for „Polityka’s” Scholarship.

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Szmidt

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Szmidt

Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology (2012–2020), Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology

President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) for the current term (2016 – 2020), Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology (2012–2016, 2016–2020), is a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology (1976), an electronics specialist and Professor of Technical Sciences.In years 2002 – 2005 and 2008 – 2012, Professor held the respective positions of Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. He earned a doctorate at the University in 1985, and in 1995, in reward for his academic achievement and in recognition of a paper titled ”Plasma-generated DLC coatings for applications in microelectronics”, obtained postdoctoral qualification and the title of Doctor Habilitatus. He was conferred the title of Professor of Technical Sciences in 2005. He contributed to a variety of research programmes and did internships at the Institute of Electron Technology, Semiconductor Research and Manufacturing Centre CEMI in Warsaw and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. His scholarly output includes authorship and co-authorship of two monographs and ten chapters in Polish and English language books, i.a. NATO ASI Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Elsevier and over 580 academic publications including 100-plus contributions to such journals as Diamond Related Materials, Thin Solid Films, Journal of Crystal Growth, Chaos Solutions & Fractals, Solid State Electronics, Applied Physics Letters and Surface Science, as well as almost 200 papers delivered at international academic conferences. He has been part of several international research projects, is an author or co-author of 14 patent applications and 50-plus reports from research projects, has been a member of programme and organising committees for a couple of dozen conferences. He has supervised 12 doctoral dissertations and is presently supervising another couple of PhD students. For his achievement, he was awarded the award of Division IV – Technical Sciences PAS (1997) as well as a number of awards from Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology – for academic achievement, organisational effectiveness or teaching process. He collected awards at invention and innovation shows in Pittsburgh, London, Budapest and Damascus. He has reviewed over 26 PhD and postdoctoral (habilitation) theses and a number of title or promotion applications at technical universities across Poland.

Dr hab.  Piotr Wachowiak, prof. SGH

Dr hab. Piotr Wachowiak, prof. SGH

Rector, Warsaw School of Economics

For 26 years he has had connections with business practice while working in managerial positions in various organizations, among others he was Deputy Director of the Board of Municipal Houses Warszawa-Śródmieście, Director of the Department of Municipal Buildings Warszawa-Centrum Municipal Office and deputy director of the District Board Żoliborz- member of the District Board and Chancellor of Warsaw School of Economics. He specializes in the issues of human resources in the organization and corporate social responsibility. He conducts research on: personnel policy in enterprises operating in Poland, negotiations, measuring intellectual capital of enterprises, knowledge management in enterprises and corporate social responsibility. Teaches at full-time, MBA and post-graduate studies. Author or co-author of many publications on negotiations, conflict resolution, human resources management, measurement of intellectual capital and knowledge management in enterprise, corporate social responsibility. Cooperates with consulting and training companies. Practices in development of expert opinions for enterprises and in trainings for managerial staff.

Grzegorz Wiśniewski

Grzegorz Wiśniewski

President of the Board,
Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO)

Prof. dr hab. Adam Woźniak

Prof. dr hab. Adam Woźniak

Vice-Rector for Development of the Warsaw University of Technology (2020-2024)

Professor of technical sciences, academic lecturer and scientist specializing in coordinate metrology. Vice-Rector for Development of the Warsaw University of Technology in the 2020–2024 term. In the years 2012–2020 he was the Director of the Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering, then the Dean of the Faculty of Mechatronics at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2005–2006, he worked as visiting professor at the Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada. Author of over 150 scientific publications, including 2 monographs and several dozen articles in prestigious international journals. Organizer and manager of several innovative and research projects, also carried out in cooperation with Polish enterprises. He promoted 6 doctors of technical sciences and several dozen masters and engineers. Member of the Metrology Council, expert of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Foundation for Polish Science, as well as many other institutions.

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