Poland hosts CEE's biggest tech conference

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About 300 start-ups from all over the world will take part in the 12th infoShare conference, an international event devoted to new technologies and innovations, to start in Gdańsk, northern Poland, on Tuesday.

"This is a record turnout, which means that infoShare is the largest event in Central and Eastern Europe devoted to start-ups as well as technological trends and innovations," President of the infoShare Foundation Grzegorz Borowski has told PAP.

He added that infoShare is addressed to new technology enthusiasts. "On the one hand, these are engineers and programmers creating these technologies, and on the other, entrepreneurs, start-ups, people who build companies based on innovative technologies," Borowski explained.

Like in the previous years, a competition for start-ups will be organised as part of the conference. The main prize, EUR 20,000 has been funded by the Gdańsk mayor.

"A record number of start-ups, as many as nearly 500 from over 40 countries, entered the competition this year," Borowski said.

Last year, the contest for the best start-up at the infoShare conference was won by FindAir from Kraków, southern Poland. The company develops intelligent solutions for asthmatics, allowing to monitor the disease using a phone application.

The conference will involve debates on seven thematic stages and over 150 lectures devoted to new technologies, investing and marketing. International experts from Microsoft, Google, Intel, Wipro and LPP were invited as speakers.