Decyzję o przyznaniu nagród w Konkursie „Liderzy Innowacyjności” podejmuje specjalnie powołana Kapituła w składzie:
prof. dr hab. inż. Włodzimierz Choromański - Członek Komitetu Transportu Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Przewodniczący Zespołu ds. Innowacji Komitetu Transportu PAN;
The decision about awarded prizes in "Leaders of Innovation" Competition is made by a specially appointed Competition Jury:
Prof. Włodzimierz Choromański PhD. Eng.- Member of the Transportation Committee – Polish Academy of Sciences (TC PAS) Chair of the Innovation Group of TC PAS; ECO-Mobility Association, President of the Association;
Head of The Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) in Warsaw
PhD, Master of Science in electronics engineering, Head of The Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) in Warsaw. Her research interests are focused on innovative technologies of multifunctional materials and semiconductor structures for nanoelectronics, photonics, high frequency instruments and sensor techniques. Author and co-author of over 250 publications, Head of 10 international research projects. Member of the Committee of Electronics and Telecommunications Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the Evaluation of Research Units (Polish acronym is KEJN). Member of Interdisciplinary Team for International Cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Member of Applications Evaluation Team focused on expenditure on purchase or development of science and research equipment, which is a large Research Infrastructure and Construction Investment serving the Research or Development Activities, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, member of Scientific Council of ITE, IF PAN, IWC, PAN, ITME. Member of the Commission of Applications Evaluation and Implementation of FP7, FP6, FP7 and H2020 FP7 projects under the European Union's Framework Programmes.
Director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of Lodz University of Technology.
Author of functional-spatial concept, including "Elektrowna" Mazovian Modern Art Center in Radom, Lodz Academic Sports and Teaching Centre. Author of numerous architectural projects, including development of Warsaw School of Journalism, the new building of The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, buildings of BSH in Łódź - IT and Business Services Centre, the new building of Lodz University of Technology: the 21st century Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - The Factory of 21st Century Engineers, the Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering - LabFactor, Faculty of Applied Physics And Mathematics, the Faculty of Chemistry. Author of the concept development of the old Department - The Armoury for the Museum of History of Photography, the concept of the Student Art Zone, Science And Business of Lodz University of Technology.
Since 2008 member of the Programme Board (EC1 Łódź - The City Of Culture). Member of the Competition Jury in architectural contests, including: projects of the new Silesian Museum Katowice, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka in Kraków, "Elektrowna" Mazovian Modern Art Center in Radom, Special Zone of Art in Lodz, the Academic Sports Centre, reconstruction of the National the Museum of the Polish People's Republic, Krakow/Nowa Huta.
Since 2007 member of Lodz Scientific Society, Faculty of Arts and Art Sciences. Since 2011 member of the Social Group of Experts of the President of the City of Lodz. Since 2016 member of The Committee Of Architecture And Urban Planning On The Polish Academy Of Sciences.
The scope of research: history and theory of contemporary architecture and the architecture of museums.
Publications/selected/: Scientific output. about 50
"O kształtowaniu muzeum sztuki." (eng. About the formation of an art museum*) "Przestrzeń piękniejsza od przedmiotu" (eng. Space more beautiful than an object*) , ;
Mario Botta. "Nikt nie rodzi się architektem" (ang. No one was born an architect*) .
"Polska architektura muzealna w dwudziestoleciu międzywojennym" [in:] Ars sine scientia nihil est, Dom Wydawniczy Ars, Fundacja Kultury Polskiej, Warszawa 1998; (eng.Polish architecture of museums in the interwar period [in:] Ars sine scientia nihil est, Publishing House Ars, Foundation of Polish Culture, Warsaw 1998*)
"Marzenia i realizacje Le Corbusiera w architekturze muzealnej" [w:] Archeologia Historica Polona, tom 15/1, 2005, Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu; (eng. Dreams and realizations of Le Corbusier in the architecture of the museums [in:] Archaeology Historica Polona, book 15/1, 2005, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń*)
L'espace plus beau que l'objet-l'architecture contemporaine des musée ANNALES, 2006 No.9, 2006. Centre de l ' Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris, 2006.
Director of the Institute of Electronics
Education: University of Wroclaw The Faculty of Chemistry, Mathematics, and the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy. 1975 Wrocław University of Science and Technology, PhD studies 1980, Doctor of Technical Science(s) 1983, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, doctor habilitatus 2003, Electrotechnical Institute, Associate Professor, Electrotechnical Institute 2010
Researcher: technical learning – engineering science, specializing in electrotechnical science of materials.
Employment: Wrocław University of Science and Technology - to 1981, Electrotechnical Institute - from 1981 until present, the Director of Electrotechnical Institute - from 2008 until present.
Member of: Committee on Electrical Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Appeals Panel
(Mech.Eng.), is a professor of the Automotive Industry Institute (PIMOT)
Coordinator of Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels and member of Coordination Committee of Polish Technology Platform of Bioeconomy. He is a member of Scientific Board of Institute of Ecology and Bioethics at public University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw. He represented Poland in European Technology Platform as a member of “Mirror Group”, and a member of Steering Committee of Renewable Heating and Cooling European Technology Platform and he is a member of American Council on Renewable Energy. K. Biernat is a an expert in International Renewable Energy Agency, International Energy Agency, Organization States of America and Operational Programmes: Infrastructure and Environment, Innovation Economy and Human Capital. He specializes in chemical thermodynamics of environmental processes as well as obtaining technologies, quality evaluation and use of exploitative liquids, including biofuels, and biorafinery systems. He received many national and foreign distinctions, decoration and orders for scientific and pro-innovative activities. He has been a vice-president of International Jury, World-wide Showroom of Scientific Progress and Inventiveness “Brussel’s Innova - Eureka” for twenty five years. He is an author of above 200 publications in area of properties and exploitative conditionings of fuels, biofuels and other liquids as well as environmental protection. He has supervised a few dozen of master’s and engineering thesis’s in this area and is the promoter of four doctoral dissertations. K. Biernat has expert licence in the field of fuel and energy economy. He is also an examined lecturer of Polish Economic Society and Polish Federation of Engineering Associations. He is a member of many national and foreign scientific societies including American Chemical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Associate Professor at Gdynia Maritime University
Prof. Jan Iwaszkiewicz PhD. Eng. In 1966 he obtained the degree of Master of Science in Electronic Engineering and started working at the Department of Marine Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Electrical Engineering. Between 1978 and 1982, he worked in the field of measurement automation, ultrasonic and pulse technology, and ship electronics at the Maritime Fishery Institute. In the eighties, Dr. Iwaszkiewicz worked abroad in France and at sea for the Basrah State Company. Later in his career, he worked on mathematical systems and held the position of manager at Compatibility Laboratory of Gdańsk branch. In 2000, he worked as a Deputy Director of the Research Division, and a year later he was a Director of the Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering. During his career, he has been the author, or co-author, of many scientific papers. Furthermore, he implemented a series of patents in the field of electrical engineering.
Dean of the The Department Of Economic Sciences of The University of Finance and Management (WSFiZ) in Białystok.
PhD of Economic Sciences (Wrocław University of Economics, 2006), he also graduated from postgraduate studies: Management (Bialystok University of Technology, 1999) and Management Of R&D Projects − Communication System (Bialystok School Of Economics, 2011).
Between 1999 and 2002 Councillor in Podlaskie Voivodeship Council and Member of the Board of Podlaskie Voivodeship. He co-founded Podlaskie Voivodeship Development Strategy until 2010 and coordinated work associated with creation of Podlaskie Voivodeship Tourism Strategy, and local development programmes in the field of culture, sports, education and tourism. He co-founded also Białystok Development Strategy 2011-2020 Plus. He was a member of The Joint Central Government and Local Government Committee as a representative of The Republic of Poland Marshals' Convention
since 2007. is an Assistant Professor of The University of Finance and Management (WSFiZ), since 2015 a Dean of Faculty of Economic Sciences. Has developed 22 teaching programs and postgraduate studies. Author of 4 books and more than 60 scientific articles concerning the areas of: sustainable development, tourism, regional and local development, spatial management, strategic management. He has participated in more than 50 national and international conferences and scientific seminars and gave more than 30 speaches in Polish, English and Russian.
He was an intern at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Balikesir University(Turkey), Kazimieras Simonavičius University(Lithuania), INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE COMUNICAÇAO EMPRESARIAL (Portugal). He used to be the Managing Regional Operational Programme Expert for Podlaskie Voivodeship between 2007-2013. He is the Manager and participant of many individual and team research projects (national and international) including topics concerning creativity and innovation.
Since 2007 he has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Polish Economic Society in Bialystok (PTE). Since June 2010 a Vice President of the Scientific Council of the Polish Economic Society in Bialystok. Initiator and co-organizer of the Podlaskie Voivodeship Forum of Economists. Awarded in 2015 for activities in the PTE with Silver Honorary Award. He has been a member of the Board of Association of Spatial Planning in Poznań. Since 2015 he has been working with the Poland 2000 Plus Prognosis Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He received numerous awards and diplomas given by the President of WSFiZ in Białystok for scientific and organizational activity in: 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014. Medal "Distinguished for Service to The University of Finance and Management (WSFiZ) in Białystok". In 2014 he was awarded with Lecturerof The Year in popularity contest organized by "Kurier Poranny" newspaper among academics of universities of Białystok. In 2016 he was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit, given by the President of the Republic of Poland, upon the request of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, for his contribution to the development of science.
Doctor of Technical Sciences
Vice President of IPM sp. z o.o. Board z o.o.
Consultant in the field of innovation, technology transfer, evaluation, European projects, information society and application of information technology in public administration (e-government). He prepared, negotiated, and supervised many of innovative IT projects with budget of several billion Euros. He reviewed conclusions and evaluated projects and programs financed with national and European public funds. A graduate of the University of Science and Technology in Cracow. In 1996-2000 Head of Department of Information Systems in the Scientific Research Committee. Then in 2000-2007 Head of International Co-operation Office and Board Advisor at Infovide S.A. In 2006-2007 also Development Director of Computer Systems at the Institute of Control Systems in Chorzów (currently, the Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG). Co-founder and Technical Director of Innovation and Information Society Institute in Katowice – the first private research and development center in Poland (2007-2008). Co-founder of one2tribe sp. z o.o. z o.o. - the company manufacturing games and on computer and other electronic devices, gamification platforms (2003) and IPM sp. z o.o. - consulting company - the field of management of innovation processes in organizations (2008). Silesian ICT Cluster Animator (2011-2016). Active member and expert of Polish Information Processing Society. Co-founder of Practitioners Association for Knowledge Management. Expert of " Mikromakro Institute" Foundation. Project evaluator in EU research and Framework Programmes of Research and EU Development (the European Commission), Leonardo da Vinci program, Norwegian Fund and in The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR). System projects Advisor in the 7th and the 8th priority axis of the Innovative Economy Programme.
Project manager at Kraków Technology Park (KTP) sp. z o.o.
Manager with many years of experience in international FMCG and financial companies (Sainsbury's Sourcing Office, Deutsche Bank). Several years of experience in government administration.
She has extensive experience in project management, including budgeting, negotiating contracts and contracts with clients. Managing activities and projects concerning internal and corporate communication (restructuring, acquisition services, development of activities or entering the market). Responsible for developing standards concerning introducing products to the maket, managing the implementation of food and industrial products, and purchasing food products with their own brand for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. Currently, she works as project manager at Kraków Technology Park (KTP) sp. z o.o. SMART_KOM project coordinator. Krakow in Smart Cities network. Responsible for coordinating various projects within Kraków Living Lab. Graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Philology of the Jagiellonian University; postgraduate studies in SME and regional development, graduate of the Warsaw Banking Institute "Talent Management Program". Author of series of analyzes and reports on the economic development of Malopolska, local food products, and the concept of Smart City implementation. Reviewer of new fields of sociological studies devoted to the topic of urban issues.
Currently, Head of the Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster.
He graduated from The Faculty Of History at the Jagiellonian University. Currently, Head of the Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster.
Between 2008 and 2015, President of the Menagement Board of Counselling Institute sp. z o.o. that runs dozens of investment projects for the SME sector. Between 2001 and 2015 she provided supervision over investment projects and consultancy for SME sector cofinanced by the EU in the operational programmes of regional and Polish nationwide programming. Since 2000, Head of Institute of Training and Consultancy Services, where he is responsible for content-related supervision over training and consultancy projects for companies and institutions on such projects as:
Transformation of Independent Community Health Care Centres run by municipalities, districts and regions; cycle training in 2002. for health services managers - about 600 doctors.
Study: ABC export for SMEs; training project cofinanced by the EU within the Phare 2000 covering 70 companies in 2002.
Trainings related to the preparation of SMEs staff to design, implement and improve quality management systems; training project co-financed by the EU within the Phare 2000 - about 40 companies in 2002.
Publisher of "Leaders of Innovation" Magazine in "Gazeta Prawna" newspaper
Jolanta Czudak graduated from The Faculty Of Law And Administration at the University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska She has been associated with the Polish Radio Station for many years.
Author of numerous intervention and current affairs programs, social and economic documentaries, including "Plus Trójki" in the Third Program of the Polish Radio. Former expert and spokesman for the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. Publisher of articles promoting environmental investments in the following newspapers: "Puls Biznesu", "Życie Warszawy", "Rzeczpospolita" and "Gazeta Prawna". Since 2007 she has run his own publishing agency called ARJOL-MEDIA, which publishes "Leaders of Innovation" Magazine in the "Gazeta Prawna" newspaper. She specializes in raising awareness of advanced technological solutions in all areas and sectors, including electronics, arms industry, space sector, remote sensing, and power industry. It promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, modern forms of company management, achievements of Polish self-governments in the field of construction, communal infrastructure, sports and recreation base and other objects related to the significant improvement of the inhabitants' standard of living
A Board Member of Mazovian Energy Agency LLC.
He has over 10-year experience as a local government official on local level - Environment Department of The Management Board of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw. Specialization - waste management, including Waste-to-energy projects. A coauthor of, among others, Regional Waste Management Plan for Mazovian Voivodeship for 2012-2017 as well as 2018-2023. TAIEX expert within European Committee. A speaker at national and international conferences.
Co-founder at Wolves Summit
Piotr Piasek, Co-founder at Wolves Summit, The Sales Gate, See Bloggers and Marketing Day.
Wolves Summit is not only a conference for startups. This is a place, where technology meets design, sales, marketing and investors all together. It was established for entrepreneurs who are hungry for success and follow their instincts.
See Bloggers is the biggest festival gathering influencers and websites creators. Cofounder of Startup Manual publication - a course book about building technological startup. He supports finding the best startups in CEE region and corporations in terms of innovation. Entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in setting up traditional and internet businesses.
Married to Barbara Piasek.
CEO of Podlaska Regional Development Foundation.
Andrzej Parafiniuk - CEO of Podlaska Regional Development Foundation, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland. Lawyer by education. He graduated from the University of Warsaw. He has high qualifications and many years of experience in strategic consulting, marketing and financial consulting. He managed Know How Fund - the greatest British Fund project in Eastern Europe – Polish-British Enterprise Development Programme. He used to be a member of Supervisory Boards in several enterprises. Today he is a CEO of Podlaska Regional Development Foundation and co-founder of regional surety fund and equity fund (venture capital), which he has managed since 1995.
He has been sitting in Committees Monitoring PORPW, RPO, the Norwegian and Swiss Financial Mechanism programme. His whole professional career has been devoted to regional development, to economic development in particular. Since 10 July 2013, he has been in the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland in Białystok.
Member of Supervisory Board of the NFOŚiGW
Deputy Director in the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU
Deputy Director in the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU responsible for Innovation. Her experise gathers cooperation industry-academia, management of international research and innovation projects and international cooperation. She is an Expert to the Programme Committee Innovation in SMEs and Access to Risk Finance. She has over 7-year experience in obtaining and management of innovation projects financed under 7th Framework Programme, structural funds, Norway Funds and Horizon 2020. Currently she holds a post of the NCP_WIDE.NET Project Coordinator under Horizon 2020. She graduated the University of Warsaw and was a scholar of Sokrates/Erasmus Program at the Mainz University in Germany. Alumnus of the Top 500 Innovators Programme at the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Her professional portfolio gathers working for the DG Enterprise in the European Commission.
Director of Research and Development Center Orange Polska
Sebastian Grabowski graduated from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Koszalin University of Technology, as well as the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and General Psychology at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology (SWPS). In his research work he deals with the topic of Open Data, Interactions between the users of telecommunication networks and the Internet, and also aspects related to the Open Government. For 16 years, he has been associated with telecommunication industry. He works as a Director of Research and Development Center Orange Polska. Creator of a Polish national initiative on Open Data - "BIHAPI" www.bihapi.pl. President of ArchitectsPL Foundation promoting the idea of openness in Smart Cities. Lecturer at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University. Currently he is engaged in Social Innovation multidisciplinary projects based on the new telecommunication and IT technologies.
Specialist in energy, telecommunication and IT sector
President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors ’ Association.
President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors ’ Association.
Ambassador of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Poland.
Appointed by the European Commission for the European Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Network, she established a foundation in Poland which promotes entrepreneurship among women. The inventor of Polish Women’s Entrepreneurship Network of Ambassadors project, inspired by the initiative of the European Commission, which in 2009 created the European Network for Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.
Founder and President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors’ Association, which is a natural continuator of the earlier project called ‘Polish Women’s Entrepreneurship Network of Ambassadors’.
As the Polish Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, she is a member of an international team called ‘Women’s Entrepreneurship Day World Ambassadors’.
She is a member of Lions Club International Association (LCI), one of the largest organisations of volunteers in the world. For social activity on international arena, she received the title of Ambassador of Goodwill of Lions Club International.
A graduate from The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) financed by the U.S. Department of State.
She is a member of the Fraternity of the Bronze Knights and possesses a prestigious title of Knight of the Fraternity.
Co-founder of the Club of Entrepreneurs and Experts operating within the National Management of Polish Economic Society.
A graduate from the University of Economics in Wrocław. She performed a number of functions in public administration, she managed over large teams in international corporations. Since 2003, she is the owner of an advisory company called ‘Economic Promotion Agency’ (Polish: Agencja Promocji Gospodarczej), specialised in investment financing obtainment from the EU funds.
For her professional, social and charity activities, she was presented with many distinctions (f. in. the Golden Laurel for Skill and Competence, honorary badge ‘for contribution for the Opole Voivodship’, Opole Business Centre Club Lounge ‘Entrepreneur for Children’ award, medal of the 25th Anniversary of the National Chamber of Commerce).
Married to Leszek, whom she met at her studies. The mother of Mariusz and his wife Kasia and Łukasz and his wife Marysia, gradmother of Michał, Majeczka and Laura.