Are you conducting research at UG? Wondering how to develop innovation effectively? This event is for you!



Technology Transfer Office is embarking on its new development strategy with Intellectual Property&Innovation Week, which is held under the patronage of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Associaton of Academic Technology Transfer Offices. The event is being organised as part of World Intellectual Property Day, which was set by the World Intellectual Property Organisation for 26 April.


When: 22-26 April 2024

Where: University of Gdansk

For whom: For researchers and students from UG and Fahrenheit University

Pre-registration is required for the event


Intellectual Property&Innovation Week is a lot of lectures, workshops, meetings and discussion panels for researchers and inventors who want to successfully commercialise their work. Detailed information can be found on the event website.


Benefit from the knowledge of practitioners and learn the secrets of successfully building a business based on research results. Find out:


  • When and how is it worth protecting research results?
  • How does the process of protecting research results and the patent procedure work – step by step?
  • How much does it cost to protect an invention?
  • How to turn scientific achievements into a profitable business?
  • How to develop a project for an investor?
  • How to prepare for a meeting with an investor?


Knowledge and experience will be shared, among others, by:

  • dr Piotr Zakrzewski - Deputy President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
  • Wojciech Tyborowski - Director of Invest in Pomerania
  • Magdalena Wójtowicz - Vice President of the Board of the Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Foundation Inkubator Starter
  • Ewa Ropela - Manager of Startup Development Department - Incubator Starter
  • Joanna Broy - EIT Health Ecosystem Lead for Poland
  • Aleksander Kłósek - Managing Partner of YouNick Mint investment fund
  • Daniel Kullig - Mentor to over 200 technology start-ups
  • Maciej Czarnik - European Patent Attorney at TRILOKA Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office
  • Klaudia Maciejewska - Product manager, Head of Research and Development Centre Currenda Lab
  • Jakub Kaszuba - CEO of Base Group
  • Jaśmina Zwierz - Project Manager - Gdansk Science and Technology Park


During the three days, we will discuss such topics as: 

  • innovation
  • intellectual property protection 
  • international patents 
  • commercialisation of inventions and research results 
  • searching for investors 
  • preparation for talks with investors 
  • start-ups 
  • raising funds for research


The fourth day of the conference (25.04.2024) is dedicated to accompanying events, organised by the Research Office and the Office of Analysis and Expertise


The Research Office is organising an interactive group educational game called Escape Room - Open Access. The content of the puzzles is related to topics related to the Open Science movement and the principles of open publishing. Participants will not have to get out of the room, as is usually the practice, but will conduct a search for a password that will allow the publication of a scientific article. The event is dedicated to academics and PhD students.


On the other hand, the Office of Analysis and Expertise will organise meetings fully dedicated to entrepreneurship.

It will be a day full of inspiration and meetings with fantastic personalities! You will learn how to build a thriving business from an idea. We will also talk about the shadows and glare of working in start-ups and corporations, and you will learn what Business Information Management is and what it is like to leave a corporation to start an entrepreneurial adventure. Students and PhD students in particular are invited to these meetings.


On the fifth day (26.04.2024), you will be able to arrange an individual legal consultation with the Technology Transfer Office - How to effectively secure intellectual property rights when working with a company?


See the full programme and join us for Intellectual Property&Innovation Week:



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