It was a great honour being invited to deliver a keynote speech on Technological Innovation and discussing the topic with a panel consisting of numerous prominent Swedish/Polish public personalities. The forum, which was hosted in Warsaw by the Swedish Embassy was a collaboration between Business Sweden and the Swedish and Polish Ministries of Business/Innovation. Other topics on the agenda included how Sweden and Poland can collaborate, learn from each other and how Poland can be the next nation to create the Spotifies, Skypes, Ericssons and iZettles. The Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechocinski and the Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Sweden, Mikael Damberg signed a letter of intent to increase collaboration. Numerous Swedish and Polish Enterprises such as Volvo Busses AB and BAE Systems were present during the signing and discussing the collaboration opportunities.
I got an opportunity to share my thoughts on the topic of Innovation but more importantly, I got to a chance to learn more from my co-panelists and from the Polish Business community. The policy makers have done their part, now I wish the agencies and companies the best of luck in finding and creating synergies between our markets.