On 30 May 2019, the Katowice Special Economic Zone and the WSB Academy held the Innovator’s Day. This was the day when the Innovator Club Leader Academy was officially established. The project was conceived with a view to catering to the real needs of the labour market in the area of developing the key managerial skills for effective team management and performance, for students of Silesian universities and members of the Innovator’s Club alike.
The mission that guides us
Our mission is to come up with innovative, friendly and intuitive solutions and to ensure the continuous development of the entire enterprise. We are glad that we could participate in this event. The meeting was important for many reasons as it was not only the opportunity to present innovative tools that solved the technical problems but also an important discussion about new innovative solutions and technologies on today’s market. The Innovator’s Day is about taking the knowledge from club guests, authorities in the field of innovation, and, more importantly, meeting university students, creative, young people, innovators whom we support with our knowledge.
Innovator’s Club Honorary Member Certificate
During the conference, we were awarded the Innovator’s Club Honorary Member Certificate. Therefore, we can influence the club’s goals, take active part in its meetings and activities and, above all, develop the competences and skills of club members.
The Innovator’s Day offered an opportunity to share the knowledge at a debate attended by such experts as:
- Krzysztof Orlicz, Board Member, eq system technology;
- Prof. Barbara Piontek, AWSB;
- Tomasz Burczyński, Director, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego Department of European Programs Technology Credit Office;
- Dr. Sergey Yatsunenko, Specialist of the TRIZ of fourth degree, President, Scientific and Industrial Association TRIZ Polska, Novismo LLC;
- Mateusz Maik, Director of the Academic Entrepreneurship Incubators Dąbrowski Entrepreneurship Incubator;
- Alicja Woźnikowska-Woźniak, DINKSY, and Dr. Paweł Buchwald, Eng., WSB Academy;
- Major Rocco Spencer, retired US Army officer.
The main topic of the expert debate was Innovation, future and a broad view of the problem, today and tomorrow. Krzysztof Orlicz, who deals with innovations professionally, spoke about many issues concerning both support of and content-related assistance to innovative projects:
I try to stay ahead of market trends and inspire my colleagues with continuous development. I value innovative solutions and, in my activities, I focus on people with whom I can cooperate. I believe that one of the main problems for people wanting to develop is the lack of a knowledge sharing platform where the private sector could exchange knowledge with the scientific community which often operates in isolation. Frequently, communication problems arise from the absence of transparent administrative and legal solutions that effectively prevent good cooperation. Looking at the young people we recruit at the organisation, I concluded that creative/innovative thinking should be introduced in primary schools.
As usual, participation in such an event is a source of pride and awareness that we have a real impact on supporting innovative activities in our region. In addition, such initiatives are an ideal place and time to implement various forms of activity and raise professional qualifications.