Ericpol – Platinum Partner to TEDxKraków
13 June 2013
The promotion of innovation and knowledge among young people is the reason why Ericpol has become a Platinum Partner of the TEDxKraków program. Over the next 12 months, Ericpol is going to support events organised to showcase creative ideas.
TED (technology, entertainment, design) is one of the most popular conferences in the world, whose aim is to promote innovative projects that have the potential to change the world for the better. Every year at the TED conferences in California representatives of various industries present their ideas which demonstrate an innovative approach to solving existing problems. Previous speakers include Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, and Elizabeth Gilbert.
TEDxKraków is the local version of the TED conference and part of the TEDx programme including events organized by TED fans around the world. TEDxKraków is run by a group of volunteers. Within the project, monthly TEDxKrakówCinema events are organised at the Cinema Pauza. Each of them consists of screenings of TED lectures, sessions of TEDTalks discussions, and presentations of initiatives introduced by guests invited by the organizers.
– We are excited to work in partnership with Ericpol. For a long time we have been looking for a Partner who perfectly understands what innovation is and why it is worthwhile investing in local ideas, which, thanks to TEDxKraków, can reach people all over the world – says Marek Wierzbicki, TEDxKraków Communications Team Leader.
– TED is a global initiative. We want to participate in it by supporting local initiatives that have the potential for innovation, dissemination of knowledge and apply it in unconventional ways, both in the everyday life of the community, as well as in the area of technology. At Ericpol we believe that all forms of creativity and innovative thinking deserve support – adds Paweł Szczerkowski, Ericpol CEO.
The most important event in the calendar of TEDxKraków is the conference convened on 25 October at Małopolski Ogród Sztuki. The motto of the meeting is the watchword Make!, calling for change in people’s lives.
Ericpol Sp. z o.o. is an engineering company which has been operating in the international ICT market for over 20 years. It offers outsourcing and consultancy services and provides dedicated solutions in the area of telecommunications, M2M (machine to machine) communication, and UX (user experience) as well as applications for the medical, financial, and banking sectors and solutions for business. Ericpol has 3 offices in Poland and 3 subsidiaries in Belarus, Ukraine, and Sweden, which together form the Ericpol Group and employ over 1,700 workers.