Marguerite Barry Prof. 

University College Dublin

She has published on ethics in interactive design and is an advocate for human-centred computing to support wellbeing. She is a collaborator with the SFI adapt research centre for digital content research in Ireland and a supervisor for research training in digitally enhanced reality and machine learning.

Alessio Bartolacelli Prof. 

University of Macerata

Associate Professor of Business Law and European Company Law. Jean Monnet Chair in Business Law in the European Union and Sustainable Economy. He has been a Marie Curie & TRENTINO Fellow at the University of Trento. His main research interests are in Company Law, with a special focus on SMEs.

Ilona Biernacka-Ligięza Prof. 

Scientific Coordinator in the REINITIALISE project

She has published on ethics in interactive design and is an advocate for human-centred computing to support wellbeing. She is a collaborator with the SFI adapt research centre for digital content research in Ireland and a supervisor for research training in digitally enhanced reality and machine learning.

Andy Bleaden 


European Connected Health Alliance

Director for ecosystems and membership in ECHAlliance. He has developed and built a large network of over 55 global digital health ecosystems and membership community of over 750 organisations. He has had a long career in both funding, health and social care.

Lorenzo Compagnucci PhD


University of Macerata

Research interests: the Third Mission of the university, entrepreneurship and innovation, blockchain, sustainability, cultural and creative industries, China. Member of the scientific committee i.a. of the Italian Society of Economic and Industrial Policy. (Co-)authored peer reviewed papers in international journals presented at conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and USA.

Prorektor Politechniki Lubelskiej Profesor Dariusz Czerwiński
Dr hab. eng. Dariusz Czerwiński, Prof. 

Vice-Rector for general affairs and development
Lublin University of Technology

Head of Computer Science Department, a graduate of the Lublin University of Technology and Kanazawa University in Japan. His major areas of research include computer clouds, sensory networks, data mining, member of numerous associations and committees, author of over 150 publications in international and national journals, recipient of numerous awards and distinctions.

Profesor Mirosław Czuczwar
Mirosław Czuczwar Prof., PhD, MD

Head of the 2nd Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
Medical University of Lublin

Since 2014, he has been the head of the 2nd Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lublin. The main research interests include: the pathophysiology of epilepsy, the influence of antiepileptic drugs on the processes related to neurodegeneration, the effects of endogenous and exogenous substances on the protective effect of antiepileptic drugs in various models of experimental epilepsy, etc. Member of the Polish Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, European Society of Anaesthesiology, European Society of Intensive Care, Polish Society of Parenteral, Enteral and Metabolism Nutrition, and the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. The originator and organizer of the Supra-Regional Center for the Treatment of Severe Multiorgan Failure.

Benedetta Giovanola, Prof.

Vice Rector for international relations
University of Macerata

Associate Professor of Ethics at the University of Macerata. She is also faculty member at Tufts University (US) and MIGMO University (Russia). She is a member of the executive board of the Italian Society for Analitic Philosophy and a past-member of the executive board of the Italian association for Ethics. She has been PI or member of a number of research projects on media ethics, digital ethics, and economic ethics. She has given more than 100 talks in academic institutions in Europe, Asia and North America, has published 7 books and more than 80 articles in leading international journals and collections.

Zdjęcie przedstawia Łukasza Gołąbka
Łukasz Gołąbek

Vice President
Netrix Group Sp. z o.o.

PARP consultant, expert of the Polish National Center for R&D, specialist of launching start-ups. A member of the Lublin Team of the Consultative Council at the Spokesman for SMEs, as well as of the WAB Startup Platform project evaluation committee. Expert in implementing innovations, new products and services. Member of the Lublin Medicine Cluster Advisory Board.

Anna Goławska

Undersecretary of State at the
Ministry of Health

Responsible for the area of informatisation of the healthcare sector. Associated with the Ministry of Health since 2009, from the beginning of her work in public administration she was in charge of the implementation of European funds dedicated to the health sector. Since 2015, she implemented tasks related to e-health in the broadest sense. From December 2018 to October 2020 she served as the Director General at the Ministry of Health. She has knowledge and experience in public finance, IT project management and European funds, including KPO and REACT-EU. Among the most important activities related to healthcare innovation implemented by Anna Goławska in 2021 are the implementation of Electronic Medical Records, myIKP as well as of a number of telemedicine solutions and the further computerisation of entities engaged in performing medical activities.

Bartłomiej Groblewski
Bartłomiej Grobelski, MD

Regional Coordinator of
EIT European Network
Director of the Centre for
Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Medical University of Łódź

He has been working with EIT Health since 2016. Within the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer he is responsible for the work of the following divisions: Technology Transfer, Acceleration Programmes, Clinical Research, Healthcare Systems Development Department and Business Incubator. President of the Board of the special purpose company UMED Sp. z o.o., whose mission is to actively create an innovation ecosystem expressed in the number of operating start-ups with alma mater shares. Member of the Board of the FUMED Foundation acting for the Medical University of Łódź, which carries out a number of pro-innovation activities aimed at supporting the development of the university and its research staff. He is an expert evaluating applications for programs coordinated by RPO, OPi, PARP, KI ABAN as well as a juror of the E(x)plory contests.

Ewelina Iwanek,

Chairman of the Board
OIC Poland Foundation

Doctor of Law, President of the Board of the “OIC Poland” Foundation coordinating the Unicorn Hub Starup  Platform. Manager of EU-funded projects and coordinator of international projects. Trainer in the preparation and management of international projects. She is a KSU consultant approved by PARP for SMEs in the field of general advisory services, training and information services. Lecturer at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin.

Elżbieta Iwanicka

Chairman of the Board
Towarzystwo Wolnej Wszechnicy Polskiej, Lublin

She has a vast experience in seniors supporting and engagement. She is a coordinator of Lublin centre for senior’s engagement since 2009. She is also an active member of age platform in Brussels and in its framework she has been taking part in numerous international projects supporting seniors and also member of regional board for senioral politics in Lublin. Elżbieta Iwanicka is a member of the innovation board in the Reinitialise project.

Dorota Krasowska Prof., MD, PhD

Vice-Rector for Personal and Staff Development
Medical University of Lublin

Head of the Department and Clinic of Dermatology, Venereology and Pediatric Dermatology at Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Lublin. The winner of many awards, including the Rector of MUL for scientific achievements, and awards of the Minister of Health. In 2015-2018, she was the Provincial Consultant in the field of dermatology and venereology. Since 2016, she has been the President of the Lublin Branch of the Polish Dermatological Society and a member of the Main Board of the Polish Dermatological Society and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Robert Ługowski
Robert Ługowski

Managing Partner, Cobin Angels,
Poland Board Member,
European Business Angels Network (EBAN) 

He specializes in diffusion of innovation, organization and development of new ventures and business models. He is a member of the supervisory boards and control bodies of several companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. He has been working on top managerial positions in global tech companies such as Xerox, Hewlett-Packard or Atos. He supervised and was responsible for the implementation of innovative projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Egypt and Turkey. He also held several functions in industry and social organizations including Member of the Board of Polish Chamber of Information and Telecommunications and Warsaw Executive MBA Alumni Association. He is an initiator of the Business Angels Poland Confederation. He  serves as a mentor for start-up founders and is a member of evaluation teams in start-up contests (eg. MIT Enterprise Forum, Microsoft Imagine Cup, PWC expert). 

Damian Malec

The Deputy Director
Department of Economy
and Entrepreneurship Support
Marshal Office of the Lubelskie Voidvodeship

Experienced in cooperation with entrepreneurs and implementation of activities related to economic promotion and entrepreneurship development in the voivodeship. The Deputy Director directly manages of all aspects of the Regional Innovation Strategy including its updates, development and implementation.

Aleksandra Mościcka
Aleksandra Mościcka-Studzińska, M.Sc.

Deputy Director of the Expert
Management Department
National Centre for Research and Development

Coordinator of the pharmacy and biotechnology division. Graduate of the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and Telford College in Edinburgh. Co-founder of the Foundation for Young Scientists. She has participated in Polish and international research projects related to therapeutic systems and controlled drug delivery. Since 2007, she is associated with the National Centre for Research and Development, where she has been responsible for programs in the field of medicine, pharmacy and biotechnology, on both the national and international level.

Marek Niezgódka
Marek Niezgódka Prof., PhD

Director Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational
University of Warsaw

Manager or coordinator of many research and research projects (including KARDIONET, SYNAT, POWIEW), an expert and advisor in the field of mathematical, IT and other sciences. Author or co-author of several dozen international publications.

Prof. Zbigniew Pastuszak
Zbigniew Pastuszak Prof., PhD  

Vice-Rector for Development
and Business Cooperation

Head of the Department of Information Systems and Logistics at the Faculty of Economics of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and President of the Commission on Economics and Management of the Lublin Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a member consultation teams preparing strategies for the development of Lublin and Lubelskie Voivodeship by 2030. He is Chairman of the Council for Innovative Socio-Economic Development at the Office of the President of Lublin. He has vast experience in scientific research, consulting and business activity.

Michał Ptaszyński
Michał Ptaszyński 

Director at Digital Development Department
in the Ministry of  Development Funds and Regional Policy

At Digital Development Department in the Ministry of  Development Funds and Regional Policy and is responsible for programming and implementation of Operational Program Digital Poland for 2014-2020 financial perspective as well as for the upcoming perspective. The main issues he has been involved in are connected with building internet infrastructure, e-administration and e-skills development. He has deep experience in coordination and implemenation of  structural funds in Poland.His professional curriculum also refers to international cooperation, i.a. twinning projects with Romanian partners and study visits in several EU countries.

Konrad Rejdak
Konrad Rejdak Prof., MD, PhD

Head of the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 Neurology Clinic

Provincial consultant in the field of neurology and the president-elect of the Polish Neurological Society. He is a member of the Scientific Panel of the European Academy of Neurology. He is a beneficiary of multi-million dollar grants he received for research on, among others, the efficacy of cladribine in the treatment of myasthenia gravis or the use of amantadine in the treatment of Covid-19. prof. Konrad Rejdak was included in the ranking of the 100 most influential people of Polish medicine published by “Puls Medycyny”.

prof. Robert Rejdak
Robert Rejdak Prof., MD, PhD

Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation
and Digitisation
Medical University of Lublin

He obtained the title of doctor of medical sciences in 2000 and his habilitation in 2009, and the academic title of professor of medical sciences in 2013. Since 2011, he has been the head of the General Ophthalmology Clinic, and since 2021 the Chair and Clinic of General and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Medical University of Lublin. In the years 2004-2019 he was employed at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2011, he has been a lecturer and coordinator of practical training in the field of vitreoretinal surgery at ESASO in Lugano, Switzerland. Member of the Board of the Lublin Medicine Cluster.

Radosław Rola
Radoslaw Rola MD, PhD 

Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery
Medical University of Lublin

Between 2002 and 2007 he worked at the Department of Neurosurgery at UCSF (USA). Since 2009 he has been a Chair of the Section of Neurooncology of Polish Society of Neurosurgeons (PSN), since 2012 a Chair of a Membership Committee and Scientific Liaison of the Board of the PSN and a Polish Delegate to UEMS Section of Neurosurgery since 2013. Since 2008 he’s also served as a member and Chairman of the Research Committee of the EANS. Since 2014 he’s been a regional consultant in neurosurgery for Lublin voivodship. He has also been a reviewer for NSC since 2011 and an Expert Panel member for section NZ4 and NZ5 since 2017.

Mariusz Sagan
Mariusz Sagan PhD

Director of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department
Lublin City Office

Expert and practitioner in stimulating strategic development, including urban development, development of economic ecosystems and entrepreneurship, lecturer at the Collegium of Business Administration of the Warsaw School of Economics. Author and co-author of over 100 publications on regional and urban development, international business and company management. Member of the Board of the Lublin Medicine Cluster.

Magdalena Stachyra

Chairman of the Board
Lublin Science and Technology Park

A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Catholic University of Lublin and postgraduate studies in Business Administration (Executive Master of Business Administration – MBA) run by Collegium Humanum – Warsaw Management University. She has a 2nd degree internal auditor certificate in business and public administration. Professionally associated with the local government. While working at the City Hall in Gdańsk, she participated in preparations for Euro 2012 and coordinated projects financed from EU funds. A longtime auditor of the Regional Audit Chamber in Lublin, controlling local government units in terms of financial management and public procurement. In 2019-21, deputy director for the European Social Fund at the Voivodeship Labor Office in Lublin.

Radosław Starownik MD, PhD

Head of the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 in Lublin

He has held the position of Director at IPCH No. 4 since 1 June 2018. Until 31 May 2017, he held the position of Deputy Doctor in charge of the Department of Urology and Urological Oncology, being at the same time a didactic and scientific employee of the Department of Urology and Urological Oncology of the Medical University of Lublin. He is also a provincial consultant in urology. He is a graduate of postgraduate studies in health care management and of postgraduate managerial MBA studies. Member of the Lublin Medicine Cluster Advisory Board.

Tomasz Szymajda 

Chairman of the Board
Puławy Science and Technology Park

Puławy Science and Technology Park – the leader of the “Start-up Platform – Eastern Business Accelerator” project, which is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund and is dedicated to supporting start-ups from the ICT, ecological, food and agri-food industries, as well as the leader of  “The Innovator’s Zone”, a nationwide pilot programme conducted by the Polish Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology which supports innovation in Poland.

Simona Tiribelli PhD

University of Macerata

Research fellow in Moral Philosophy and Ph.D. candidate in Global Studies. Justice, Rights, Politics. Former Fulbright fellow in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the MIT Media Lab. Director for Ethics at the MIT-Harvard Institute for Technology and Global Health and AI Ethicist at PathCheck Foundation. Research interests: moral questions raised by artificial intelligence and the ethical dimension of algorithms-based technology.

Piotr Waciński MD, PhD

Associate Professor at the Department of Cardiology
Medical University of Lublin

He worked at the Department of Cardiology in Geneva, Switzerland and at the Montreal Heart Institute in Canada. He completed a management course at the Executive Management of Medical Science at Haas Scholl of Business in Berkeley, USA. He is an independent operator of structural heart procedures (TAVI, LAAC, MitraClip) and the only Polish examiner of laser procedures (ELCA) in coronary angioplasty. Expert Advisor of the European Commission in the field of new medical devices. Member of the Digitalization Council of the Medical University of Lublin. From March 1, 2021, Head of the Clinical Department of Invasive Cardiology, at the Independent Public Clinical Hospital no.4 in Lublin.

Bart Vanrumste Prof. 


KU Leuven

His research interest is ICT decision support in healthcare, particularly in active assisted living. He has (co-)authored over 90 peer-reviewed papers in international journals or conference proceedings. He is associate editor of IEEE–Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Domenico Zito Prof. 


Aarhus University

Has authored 150+ papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, several books and book chapters. His research interests include micro-nano-electronic systems for emerging data communication, networking, processing and computing, contactless sensing and imaging.