On 4-5 September 2014 SPCleantech participated in the tenth edition of the International Symposium on Industrial Property in the innovative economy, “From idea to profit: how to build innovative business” held in Krakow, PL.
The aim of the symposium was to stimulate innovative thinking in business and science, as well as initiating the discussion on the current issues of innovation and entrepreneurship, not only in Poland but also in the perspective of the global market. In this context, the key role played by industrial property, which is a universal and essential tool for building a competitive advantage, as well as the development and internationalization of business based on innovative solutions and ideas. Each session in the program included, inter alia, practical guidance relating to obtaining external funding for innovative activities as well as examples of projects that have had international success through the use of effective strategies to use industrial property protection. The presentations and discussions by outstanding experts – practitioners of Polish and foreign were accompanied by an interactive workshop on the transfer and commercialization of technology.
The symposium was organized on the initiative of the Polish Patent Office, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Technology, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Kielce University of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology, Office of the Marshal of the Malopolska Region, with the support of the large number of partners.