Vail Europe 2014

Vail Europe 2014

The 3rd Vail Europe 2014 is the major milestone for development of “Prescription for Poland©”, a strategy elaborated during the two previous editions of the Vail Europe conferences in 2012 and 2013 respectively, coordinated by Data Techno Park LLC (DTP) in Wroclaw, and summarized at the PL – US governmental collaboration forum held in Washington DC on November 6-7, 2013. The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) as a strategic partner for Vail Europe 2014 and for DTP facilitates highly innovative character of the “Prescription for Poland”© modified to be implemented in Poland to serve the best the Polish stakeholders and the Polish society.

The objective of DTP in strategic partnership with ISSIP is to strengthen the Polish economy and position Poland as a pioneer and lead player in Regenerative Medicine combined with ICT advances through the “Prescription for Poland”© program as a service ecosystem on the global map. The “Prescription” is aimed at strengthening the Polish innovation ecosystem based on the access to the global knowledge with special emphasis on the support provided by the Polish diaspora in the United States represented by the scientists, economists, business professionals, entrepreneurs and other international business oriented circles, and by leveraging open innovation processes and wisdom of the crowd.

The strategic vision of the “Prescription for Poland”© as a pilot grand challenge and the corresponding roadmap for this initiative implementation is directed by the „Prescription for Poland”© Experts Network. The Vail Europe meeting is an official annual meeting of „Prescription for Poland”© Experts Network established in 2013.

ICT – medicine program needs world – class level competencies in both ICT and medicine fields. There is a big and still increasing gap between Europe and the US in these knowledge – intensive technology areas. The concept of “Prescription for Poland” © is to help Poland as a new EU country, possessing high ICT and medicine competences, become a leading player into the global ICT – medicine world through grand challenge programs that foster collaboration with researchers, scientists, and professionals in Poland. Polish research and innovation diaspora in US will be the driving force of the program. Its efficient implementation will be a challenge for Data Techno Park, as full member of ISSIP. Moreover, a strong link of the program to Saxony ICT – medicine world class activities will create critical mass in Central Europe for fast development of this technology and innovative business sector in the EU and enable partnership of DTP with global ICT and medicine players.

Vail Europe 2014 aims to create an open discussion of future development of regenerative medicine, telemedicine and medical diagnostics, considering service system and Internet of Things (IoT) approach. Specialist from both medicine and ICT sector representing leading technology companies will propose necessary steps leading to breakthrough applications in this exciting and highly promising, emerging economy sector. Near-unlimited opportunities of medical diagnostic and therapies, thanks to IoT, can change the world. That is why ICT – medicine becomes of fundamental importance for the mankind. To speed up development of this huge knowledge – intensive market, strategic consensus should be achieved between global competitors interested in participation at such a program. Standardization of several procedures and technologies in the open innovation model will be a key issue for the successful development of the program. This will enable DTP to establish the platform for creation of professional ICT – medicine applications based on accepted standard protocols and ICT tools. Poland, or Wroclaw – Dresden ICT – medicine hub will become the testing place for the emerging sector under the umbrella of ISSIP. Collected experiences and best practices will be transferred to other places, Africa for instance.

DTP has just launched an investment instrument aimed at establishing more than 20 startups working in regenerative medicine technologies and ICT – medicine applications area. This challenging program should give rise to and create the basis for an ISSIP Grand Challenge program through the development of fundamental standard tools for global ICT – medicine applications. Some of the key startups created within this program should be international, thereby demonstrating the global character of the “Prescription for Poland”© Program.

Our goal by the end of the conference is:

–        To have developed a list of at least 10 specific grand challenges in ICT/IOT/e-Health, and Regenerative Medicine

–        Select the  first 2~3 items (for more medium term, 2 years,  focus)

–        Develop projects, next steps, roadmap, milestones

–        A 2-year plan For Prescription for Poland (includes milestones for running open innovation grand challenge research prizes that promotes collaboration with the US and globally)

–        A draft of white paper outlining and describing item 1-4

In the next few days, we will be sending you a questionnaire in order to collect your input and create a repository of what you consider as grand challenges for Prescription for Poland©. The responses will be used to develop some of the discussion sessions at Vail. We appreciate your timely feedback.

We hope for fruitful, efficient and creative discussion during Vail Europe meeting and wish you a pleasant stay in Wroclaw.

Vail Europe 2014 Committee:

Maria Siemionow – Chair

Marek Girek

Miroslaw Miller

Yassi Moghaddam

Andrzej Rucinski

Main Goals

The 3rd Vail Europe 2014 is the major milestone for development of “Prescription for Poland” ©, a strategy elaborated during the two previous editions of the Vail Europe conferences in 2012 and 2013 respectively and summarized at the PL – US governmental collaboration forum held in Washington DC on November 6-7, 2013. The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) as a strategic partner for Vail Europe 2014 facilitates highly innovative character of the “Prescription for Poland”© modified to be implemented in Poland to serve the best the Polish stakeholders and the Polish society.

 

“Prescription for Poland” as Grand Challenge

The objective of Data Techno Park (DTP), Wroclaw, Poland in strategic partnership with ISSIP is to strengthen the Polish economy and position Poland as a pioneer and lead player in Regenerative Medicine combined with ICT advances through the “Prescription for Poland”© program as a service ecosystem on the global map.

The “Prescription” is aimed at the strengthening of Polish innovation ecosystem based on the access to the global knowledge with special emphasis on the support provided by the Polish diaspora in the United States represented by the scientists, economists, business professionals, entrepreneurs and other international business oriented circles.

The strategic vision of the “Prescription for Poland”© as a pilot grand challenge and the corresponding roadmap for this initiative implementation is directed by the „Prescription for Poland”© Experts Network.

 

Conference Sessions

The 3rd Vail Europe 2014 Conference will present the strategic innovative vision of the “Prescription of Poland” © for discussion and approval by the Conference participants who are the executives of the program. The conference will address four fundamentals of the program: (1) innovation; (2) research; (3) business; and (4) education.

The following scientific sessions will be conducted during the conference:

–          The State of the Art and advances in Regenerative Medicine

–          Applications of ICT in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on the Internet of Things (IOT)

 

Annual meeting of „Prescription for Poland”© Experts Network

During the Vail Europe the annual meeting of the „Prescription for Poland”© Experts Network will take place, a think tank represented by the following members:

–      Maria Siemionow MD PhD DSc (University of Illinois at Chicago) – Chairperson

–      Marek Girek MD (Data Techno Park)

–      Mirosław Miller PhD (Polish Academy of Sciences & Data Techno Park)

–      Yassi Moghaddam (International Service Science Innovation Professionals)

–      Andrzej Ruciński PhD (University of New Hampshire)

–      Jim Spohrer PhD (IBM, and International Service Science Innovation Professionals) (may send a delegate)

–      Michael Yaszemski MD PhD DSc (Mayo Clinic)

 

Expected outcomes

Following results of the Conference are expected to be discussed for approval:

–      Grand challenge in e-Health developed by ISSIP/DTP partnership

–      Data Techno Park as a service science center of excellence addressing critical e-Health problems: big data, health analytics, standardization, implementation procedures, new product development

–      E-Health market strategy development