Startup Weekend Space Gdansk
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Friday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Event starts at 12:00 pm
Gdansk Science and Technology Park
Trzy Lipy 3
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Applications & Future Technologies Department, European Space Agency
Former Divisional Director in structures of the Foundation for Academic Incubators of Entrepreneurship. Co-founder and Investment Director in an investment platform Gemstone Partners. Involved in projects related to education, automatic control engineering and robotics, virtual entertainment, outsourcing of processes, logistics and ITS. Member of Committee of Stakeholders of NCBiR (National Centre for Research and Development) and Member of a Board of Interizon Foundation – responsible for coordination of the biggest ICT cluster in Poland.
She created the organizational structure of the management of EU funds in Pomerania, developed and conducted training programs and advisory services for public administration staff and entrepreneurs. She led the division implementing the European funds in the Pomerania Development Agency, created Regional Financing Institutions, Regional Education Academy and pursued such projects as "The Regional Innovation Strategy for the Pomorskie voivodship", "Pomeranian Economic Observatory," or "The regional e-ducation. She managed operational activities of several entities, conducted a number of training courses on project cycle management, public procurement, research projects and consortium agreements.
She is co-author of the publication "Regions" within the cycle "Acquis Communautaire", the study "Operational planning and project management" (dedicated to the principles of regional development planning and project management in accordance with the methodology of the European Commission) and several articles related to the topic of project management.
Coaches and Mentors
Krzysztof Kanawka comes from Poland, but during the last 10 years he has lived and studied in Germany, UK, France and Norway before coming back to Poland. After 11 years in academia he decided to move to the business sector in the space industry. The first company, called Kosmonauta.net, was started as a Ltd. entity in 2012. This company quickly found its niche in the engineering/business consulting field. The company has also been creating its own downstream applications, utilising data from satellite navigation and Earth Observation. In 2014 the company experienced a boost due to funds from an investment fund, as one of the first Polish commercial entities in the space sector. The company, now called Blue Dot Solutions Ltd., manages several European Space Agency and Horizon 2020 portfolios as well as portfolios for commercial partners.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Space Gdansk team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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