Agnieszka Sznyk

President of the Board INNOWO

Agnieszka Sznyk PhD is the President of the Board at INNOWO, the Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development in Warsaw, Poland. She holds a PhD in Life Sciences and is an expert in the fields of sustainable production and consumption, circular economy and healthcare economics in Poland. Agnieszka has been connected with nongovernmental organizations for many years, notably as a founder and manager of the Polish Circular Hotspot ( and the international educational campaign Circular Week (

Agnieszka serves as an Economy expert at CE Working Group under the National Smart specializations (NSS) appointed by the Steering Committee, which consists of the representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy in Poland.


Member of the Coordination Group at the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, an initiative of the European Commission and the European Social and Economic Committee.

Initiator and coordinator of the Polish edition of the international competition Value Based Healthcare Dragon’s Grant & Endorsement and the platform.

Author of numerous reports and articles, incl. “Innovations 2015”, “Development of the methodology and identification of indicators of the circular economy for the Polish economy in a regional perspective”, “The impact of innovative multinational companies on the socio-economic development of Poland”, “Methods of measuring social innovation”, “New definition of health protection and its impact on improving the quality of treatment “,”Value and place in the health care system of cell and gene therapies on the example of CAR-T “

All speakers

Jürg Burri

Ambassador of Switzerland

Michał Stępień

President of the Polish - Swiss Chamber of Commerce; Country Head UBS Poland

Piotr Arak

Director of the Polish Economic Institute

Liliane Brunner Halbach

Expert in Global Pharma and Life Science

Piotr Dardziński

President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

Bart Dzikowski

Managing Director, Head of Transactions & Legal of Novartis Venture Fund

Neil Goldsmith

Director Strategy, BaseLaunch

Jan Krzewiński

President, Polpharma Biologics Gdańsk

Jacek Jemielity

President at ExploRNA Therapeutics

Jordi Montserrat

Co-Founder and Managing Partner in Venturelab

Radosław Sierpiński

Acting President of the Medical Research Agency

Michał Walczak

Co-founder and a Chief Scientific Officer at Captor Therapeutics

Irma Veberič

General Manager Roche Poland

Michał Wszoła

Transplantation surgeon, founder and CEO of Polbionica

Pablo Padrutt

Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann

Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce