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The top 10 young Polish Innovators who are creating the Future

Innovators Under 35 Europe, the world-wide recognition for young tech innovators from MIT Technology Review, announces the top ten young, brilliant minds of its first edition in Poland.


From medicine to robotics, or from cloud computing to solar technology; the Innovators Under 35 are tackling the big social problems of our time, and solving them in different ways. They will share their amazing work on June 23rd at the Innovators Under 35 Event that will take place during Bitspiration Festival at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, organized with the support of BNP Paribas and L’Atelier BNP Paribas.

Warsaw June 17th. The first generation of Innovators Under 35 Poland is announced today. These ten young innovators combine technology, innovation and creativity to provide answers to the challenges of our society. The Innovators Under 35 Poland by MIT Technology Review, with the support of  BNP Paribas, L’Atelier BNP Paribas, Startup Europe and the top institutions and innovation hubs of the region, discovers and connects the brightest and most innovative young talents working on solutions in areas such as education, medicine and biotechnology.

Innovators Under 35 is the top recognition bestowed by MIT Technology Review, and represents a global community of the leaders of tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Belgian and and now Polish Innovators from the European community are part of this exclusive group which is growing each year.

The first generation of Innovators Under 35 Poland are as disruptive as they are diverse. The winners are:

  • Aleksandra Orchowska, 27

Warsaw, Project Anatomia

Her educational videogame, starring a robot, teaches children to learn to live with diabetes

  • Kamila Staryga, 32

Skierniewice, Besense

Her smart pad detects the presence of gynecological diseases in menstrual fluid and transmits the data to a smartphone

  • Katarzyna Nawrotek, 30

Lodz, Politechnic University of Lodz

Her personalized, biocompatible implants can regenerate and reconnect damaged nerves

  • Maciej Machulak, 32

Opole, Synergetics

His protocol puts the control of personal data shared via the internet back in the users´ hands

  • Marcin Piatkowski, 27

Tarnobrzeg, JAM Vehicles

His smart, electric bicycle could revolutionize urban traffic

  • Marcin Treder, 29

Gdansk, UXPin

His collaborative design software centered on user experience is a hit in Silicon Valley

  • Michal Mikulski, 28

Gliwice, EGZOTech

His robot performs rehabilitation therapy for muscular injuries and atrophy

  • Olga Malinkiewicz, 33

Warsaw, Saule Technologies

Created a printing technology that produces cheap, flexible sheets of perovskite that could revolutionize the energy industry

  • Przewyslaw Kornatowsk, 32

Warsaw, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Developed drones specialized in rescue missions for use in natural disasters and other high risk scenarios

  • Tomasz Wolkowicz, 30

Warsaw, National Institute of Public Health  –  National Hygiene Institute

His test to confirm Ebola diagnoses is faster and cheaper than the current alternatives

Innovators Under 35 represents more than just an important recognition bestowed by MIT, it is also a global community of the top leaders of tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs. For over ten years the global edition has selected 35 of the utmost talented, young innovators around the world. Some winners from previous editions, like Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sergey Brin (Google) or Daniel Ek (Spotify), are now recognized worldwide.

This community provides the winners with an international platform to pitch their ideas, to access investors and to facilitate their access to new opportunities. In an effort to strengthen the global community, this year MIT Technology Review launched the European regional project. With the collaboration of BNP Paribas and L’Atelier BNP Paribas, the Innovators Under 35 is happening in 6 European countries this year: France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Germany and Spain.

“I am very pleased and proud that BNP Paribas is a partner of this prestigious award. It recognizes young, inventive people who find creative and practical technological solutions which can drive profound changes in our society. Through this partnership, the bank wants to boost entrepreneurship and encourage creativity and innovation in Poland”, says Jozef Wancer, CEO of Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas.

The first generation of  Innovator Under 35 Poland Iwill present their work on June 23rd during Bitspiration Festival (at Palace of Science and Culture) to a large audience of decision makers, entrepreneurs and academics from the European innovation ecosystem. The Innovators will be accompanied onstage by some of the most prominent technology experts, such as Kathleen Kennedy, President of MIT Technology Review and MIT Enterprise Forum, Pedro Moneo, International Partner MIT Technology Review and Alex Barrera, Chief WOWness at Press42, Cofounder & Editor at


Summit Europe

The Innovators Under 35 of all 6 editions (Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Belgium) will meet at the end of the year at the European Summit, which will entail two days of discussion centered around innovative experience and entrepreneurship. The Innovators will share ideas, find new solutions for the challenges of today’s Europe and create ways of impacting their region and the world.

Entrepreneurship is one of the main engines driving economies and productive development. Europe has become an attractive destination for entrepreneurs, who see it as fertile ground for the development of new businesses and technologies. Belgium is at the political heart of the European Union and represents an ideal environment for entrepreneurship and the best place to expand the community of Innovators Under 35 Europe.

About MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review, published by Technology Review Inc., an independent company property of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is the world´s oldest tech magazine. Founded in 1899, it is the leader within its sector and a world authority on the future of telecommunications, energy, information technology, materials, biomedicine and the internet. Its objective is to promote knowledge of emerging technologies and to analyze its commercial, political and social implications. In addition, MIT Technology Review aims to foment innovation byhelping and guiding the worldwide leaders of technology (entrepreneurs, researchers and investors) and thereby contribute to the improvement of the global economy.

About Innovators Under 35

For more than a decade, MIT Technology Review recognizes, annually, the young innovators and most talented entrepreneurs of the world through its Innovators Under 35 awards. The global edition takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. The objective of these awards is to recognize innovation, the development of new technologies and the creative application of pre-existing innovations to solve current problems, and stimulate the progress in resolving global issues.

About Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas is a universal bank, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The Bank offers savings and investment products and a wide range of loans to its individual customers, while businesses (micro enterprises, SMEs and corporations) are provided with solutions for financing operations on the Polish and international market. The Bank also offers its services to enterprises from the agriculture and food sector. It specializes in financing agriculture, food economy and regional infrastructure. Private Banking customers are extended a comprehensive offering related to assets protection, optimization and growth, as well as investment advisory services.

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas has a wide network of own branches, both in large urban agglomerations and in smaller towns. Customers are extended modern and convenient banking solutions. Services may be accessed via cutting edge information technologies such as Internet banking and mobile banking using mobile networks and a network of ATMs.

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas is a member of BNP Paribas, a leading international banking group.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 185,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic

Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the  Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

About L’Atelier BNP Paribas

For more than 35 years, L’Atelier BNP Paribas has identified disruptive innovations that herald major changes for companies in every sector. It helps them adapt these transformations to suit the needs of their own business projects.







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