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Conference Speakers

Tania Fernandez

Tania Fernandez

Dream Catcher Ventures
Tony Humphreys

Tony Humphreys

Regulatory Science and Innovation Task Force
Paweł Nowicki 

Paweł Nowicki 

BioTechMed Investments
Steven Powell

Steven Powell

Truffaldino Partnership
Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Sofinnova Partners
John Borg

John Borg

Maltese Medicines Agency
Neethan Lobo

Neethan Lobo

Onena Medicines
Ronald Openshaw

Ronald Openshaw

Lucia Capital
Joanna Soroka

Joanna Soroka

Hitachi Ventures
Mike Zurawski 

Mike Zurawski 

MICA Biosystems



Registration open

Pre-conference Drinks Reception at the Hotel Stary Wine from Fantastic View Vineyard, Lesser Poland. Sponsored by Slater Heelis, Manchester, UK

Registration Open


Roland Kozlowski, LSBC Poland/UK
Katarzyna Wysocka, Department for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Municipality of Kraków

Session: Plenary Talks

9:15 - Talk: Baroness Greenfield, House of Lords/Neuro-Bio, UK
Turning an academic concept into a monetizable reality: The journey towards an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

10:10 - Talk: Witold Wiliński, President and CEO GPW Tech, Poland
The markets in in general with specifics around the WSE and how it’s dealing with the general global instability

Coffee & Networking


11:30 - Talk: Ryszard Czerwiński, Trigon, Poland
Doing capital market deals in times of crisis

12:00 - Fireside chat: Two CEOs discuss fund raising in different European regions in today’s climate:
Moderator: Roland Kozlowski
Neethan Lobo, Onena Meds, Switzerland
Stefan Ogrodzinski, Oncotherics, Poland

Networking lunch

  • 14:00
  • Session Chair: Marcin Szumowski - Molecure, Poland
  • Hotel Stary

Session: Financing

14:00 Panel: Making public funding work to build value
Moderator: Marcin Szumowski, Molecure, Poland
Paweł Przewięźlikowski, Ryvu Therapeutics, Poland
Paweł Nowicki, BTMFund, Poland
Tom Shepherd, Captor Therapeutics, Poland
Michał Gwizda, CRIDO, Poland

14:45 Panel: Can we speed up the process: the pandemic showed we could
Moderator: Tony Humphreys, EMA, Netherlands
John Borg, EMA, Malta
Marcin Ernst, Syneos, UK
Tom Coulter, Dalriada, Canada
Anna Cyranka, Alvotech, Iceland

TEA & Networking

  • 16:15 - 17:30
  • Session Chair: Steve Gardner, Precision Life, UK
  • Hotel Stary

Session: AI in Healthcare

16:15 Talk: AI in Healthcare: intrusion or assistance
Liesbeth Ceelen, BioLizard, Belgium

16:45 Panel: AI in Healthcare: friend or foe
Moderator: Steve Gardner, Precision Life, UK
Piotr Surma, Ingenix, Poland
Maximillian Jakobs, DeepMirror, UK
Liesbeth Ceelen, BioLizard, Belgium
Robert Ługowski, ClinNote, Poland Neethan Lobo, Onena Meds, Switzerland

Conference close for the day

Networking drinks, Wine Tasting, Conference Dinner & Live Music

Wine provided by Fantastic View Vineyard (Poland)

Session: Company Presentations

Company Pitch Competition
Compere: TBA
Ronald Openshaw, UK (Lead Judge)
Michal Zurawski, Hanover 16, UK
Simon Wallwork, Slater Heelis, UK
Radosław Kuchar, PFR Ventures, Poland

1st Prize: advisory session with Ronald plus six bottles of Fantastic View Deep Red.
2nd Prize: plus three bottles of Fantastic View Deep Red

AI Hexeract, Poland
BioTreat Vascular, Poland
Cell Box Labs, Latvia
Data-Lake, Poland
Enantis, Czech Republic
Ingenix, Poland
Intelliseq, Poland
iYoni App, Poland
Life Science Animation, Poland
OncoTherics, Poland
Orion Biotechnology, Poland
Pikralida, Poland
SDS Optic, Poland

Coffee & Networking

Life science investment in times of crisis

12:00 Panel: VC investment trends in a changing world?
Moderator: Mark Treherne, UK
Simon Turner, Sofinnova, France
Pawel Nowicki, BTMFund, Poland
Steven Powel, Ribonexus, France
Ronald Openshaw, Lucia Capital, UK
Michal Zurawski, Hanover 16, UK

12:45 Brainstorm panel: “The post pandemic / Ukraine war future: what it means for the life science sector” Themes partly taken from earlier panels and talks.

Moderator: Roland Kozlowski, LSBC, Poland/ UK
Martin Oxley, Jonitaco Holdings Limited, Cyprus
Tony Humphreys, EMA, UK
Pawel Bochniaz,
Maciej Żwirski, Deloitte, Poland
Jason Slingsby, Life Arc, UK
Joanna Soroka, Hitachi Ventures, Germany

Announcement of Pitch Competition winner

Summing up and Conference Close


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