University and Industry: We Speak Different Languages but Say the Same Thing

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

09:42 – 09:42 (GMT)

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We are all excited to see how Łódź is gaining new energy coming from skilled and enthusiastic graduates. But we still need to learn how to use this potential to get tangible results. One of key issues in this context is to strengthen ties between Lodz University of Technology and local companies to build up an ecosystem in which new ideas could turn into startups, grow naturally and accelerate.
The "University and Industry" conference focuses on showcasing best practice in building and developing successful environments where science-based businesses can thrive. The conference will discuss current state of the art of Lodz innovation ecosystem and the lessons that we can learn from other countries including USA and Sweden.

Keynote speakers:
Kathleen Graham (Experienced Technology Transfer Specialist at US Environmental Protection Agency, USA)
Olle Bergman (Communications consultant, public speaker and professional writer, Sweden)

Event is organized by Innovation Forum together with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Lodz University of Technology. List of event patrons includes: Lodz University of Technology Rector, Marshal of Lodz, The Association of Top 500 Innovators, Innovation & Impact, Polish American Innovation Bridge, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, George James ltd.

Target audience: Junior/senior researchers, PhD students
When: Thu 8 June 2017, 11:30 – 15:00 CEST
Where: Information Technology Centre (Centrum Technologii Informatycznych)
B-19, Wólczańska 217/223, 90-924 Łódź


11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:00

Welcome and opening by
Vice-Rector of TUL Professor Dariusz Gawin Ph.D., D.Sc.
Vice-Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TUL Łukasz Kaczmarek PhD., D.Sc, TUL Prof.
Director of the Office for Innovations and and Cooperation with Business Organisations mgr Grzegorz Kierner
Director of the Information Technology Centre dr inż. Przemysław Sękalski
Regional Director at Innovation Forum Łódź dr inż. Grzegorz Liśkiewicz

12:00 - 12:50

From invention to commercialization – strategies for moving technologies into the marketplace Kathleen Graham


12:50 - 13:15

Coffee, networking

13:15 - 13:30

What Innovation Forum can do for you? Grzegorz Liśkiewicz

13:30 -14:20

How to communicate your research to industry Olle Bergman

14:20 -15:00



Technology transfer professional with ten years of experience in translating federal technologies into commercial successes. Specific skills include negotiating research collaborations and licenses among government laboratory management, university and business leaders; marketing government-developed technologies; extensive tracking of program metrics; leadership of technology transfer efforts across the U.S. government as Chair of the State and Local Government Committee for the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).

Swedish communications consultant, public speaker and professional writer with a passion for science, language, history and people. Specialities: scientific communication & science communication, presentation & writing techniques, medical, technical & scientific writing aimed at a popular audience.

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