Ninth Central European Life Science Investment Conference
Hotel Stary, Krakow, 16-18 October 2019

This year’s top level theme:
“Do Darwinian principles apply to the biotech industry?”

Agenda correct on
20 July 2019

16 October 2019 
18.00 Pre-conference Drinks Reception at the Hotel Stary

17 October 2019

8.15 Registration Open
9.00 Wellcome
9.15 Session: 2018 Success stories and motivational talks
Chair Roland Kozlowski
9.15 Talk: TBA
9.45 Talk: How to build a profitable self-sustaining bio ecosystem
Toby Reid, BioCity, UK
10.15 Talk: Is Change Management a Darwinian process?
Andrew Skowronski, A&C Associates, Singapore

11:15 Coffee & Networking
12:00 Technology Transfer
  Talk: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Arkadiusz Sitek, IBM Watson Health, Poland
12.00 Panel: Compare and contrast western and CE technology transfer: comments from the

Chair: TBA

Dariusz Wiatr, Business Angel, US
Leszek Grabarczyk, Audere Group, Poland
Mikolaj Gurdala, EIT, Hungary
Lukasz Nieradlo, Aurora Tech, Poland
David Vita, Redbreek Fund, Israel
Michal Gwizda, Crido, Poland
12.45 - 14.00 Networking lunch
14.00 Session: Financing
Chair: TBA
14.00 Panel: The funding gap: “kiss of death or natural selection?”

Chair: TBA

Beata Kurucz, EIT, Hungary
Ron Landes, Von Baer Wolff, USA
Pawel Wielgus, Kvarko, Poland
Steven Powell, eTheRNA, UK
Robert Watson, Gyrus Capital, Switzerland
14.45 Panel: Listing - a fund raising or exit event – compare and contrast western and CE markets

Chair: TBA

Pawel Przedliwikowski, Selvita, PL
Artur Chabowski, Mabion, PL
Marcin Szumowski, Oncoarendi, PL
John Bason, PFR, PL

Further EU panellist TBA
15.30 - 16.15 TEA & Networking
16.15 - 17.30 Session: Management Issues
Chair: TBA
16.15 Talk: TBA
16.45 Panel: Will the polish biotech and associated investment industry succeed without
experienced management?

Chair: TBA

Karolina Jarosinska, ExecMind, Poland
Paul Edwards, Horton International, UK
John Borg, EMA, Malta
Mariusz Olejniczak, New Product Development, Poland
Tracy Weightman, Bridge Valley Ventures, UK
17.30 Conference close for the day
19:30 Networking drinks, Wine Tasting, Conference Dinner & Live Music: Restaurant Pod Roza
Wine provided by Fantastic View Vineyard (Poland)

18 October 2018

9.30 Session: Company Presentations
9.30 To include:

Hipromine Sp. z o.o.,
Captor Therapeutics Sp z o.o.
Orion Biotechnology Sp z o.o.
Oncotherics Poland Sp z o.o.

Further companies TBA
11.00 Coffee & Networking
12.00 Preparing for the Future low tech biotech
Chair: Roland Kozlowski

Talk: Low capital intensity biotech: a better way forward for the CE region?

Chair: TBA

Marek Borzestowski, Giza Polish Ventures, Poland
Dominik Zeitkowski, Blirt, Poland
Phillip Jelen, Captor Therapeutics, Poland
Joel Besse, Smoke Free Therapeutics, France
Further international panellist TBA


Brainstorm panel / Open session “predicting for the future”
Five participants chosen from conference attendees over dinner who have something bold they would like to raise! Themes taken from earlier panels and talks.

Chair: Roland Kozlowski


Summing up and Conference Close
Roland Kozlowski