On 29.02 – 01.03. 2016 Janusz Kahl and Alexander Jastrząbek from SPCleantech participated in a two day training organized by KIC InnoEnergy in Warszawa (PL). Research Institutes, clusters, universities and companies working with start-ups in seven Central- and Eastern Europe were invited to this workshop.
The workshop included one day in which all partners exchanged best practices and had the opportunity to make suggestions to the program. At the same day intensive, interactive workshop was led by Linda Plano, who was in Warsaw to organize the MIT Enterprise Forum. She is very engaged in the Boston cleantech ecosystem as well as the MIT Enterprise Forum internationally. Please see her credentials here.
Aspects of all KIC programs were clarified and the strategy/marketing for the year 2016 was provided. Some ideas for interregional cooperation were also presented.
The workshop covered a core system for both evaluating startups that apply to participate in entrepreneurial programs as well as coaching them once accepted. Further, Linda Plano went over a systematic approach for pitching that clarifies when elements of the value proposition are strong and validated versus weak and need work.
On the second day, the organizers went over the cohesive plan/program for 2016. All participants had the opportunity to meet all partners from the CEE and others from KIC InnoEnergy Western European offices.
Sunday, February 28th – Arrival Day
Optional – Informal dinner/drinks in downtown Warsaw – we meet at 20:00 at the Mercure Warsaw’s Grand reception.
Monday, February 29th – Training Day 1
8:00 – Breakfast and Coffee – Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand
9:30 – Welcome Speech Christo, Anna, & Dorota – Google Campus Warsaw
10:00 – 18:30 – Linda Plano Accelerator Leadership Workshop – Google Campus Warsaw
20:00 – Group Dinner – Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem Restaurant
Tuesday, March 1 – Training Day 1 – Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand
8:00 – Breakfast and Coffee
9:30 – Introduction, KIC-Off Competition 2016 (Christo)
10:00 – KIC Off Competition 2016 (Sylwia from ProIdea)
11:00 – KICStart! – Introduction, vision and mission
12:30 Coffee Break
13:00 – Innovation Project and Business Creation (Christo, BCS Team + discussion)
15:00 – Education Activities (Dorota)