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Country: Poland
City : Torun
Start date: 21-04-2015
End date: 24-04-2015

Dear SPACE colleagues…

On behalf of the authorities of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, we have a great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the Space Network conference which will take place at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of our University in Torun, Poland.

Toruń is the Polish city with the second highest number of retained, authentic historic monuments. The authenticity of the medieval and Gothic skyline of Toruń was one of the main arguments supporting the decision to add Toruń to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. A national poll in 2007 chose Toruń’s Old Town as one of the Seven Wonders of Poland. Toruń is also famous as a place where the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born. We are also proud of the traditional ginger bread which has been produced here since the XVI century.

The Nicolaus Copernicus University is one if the best and biggest Polish universities, joining the tradition and modernity. That is why we had an idea to organize one of the conference days and to visit EXEA – the biggest START-UP’s Centre in our country.

We cannot wait to welcome you in our beautiful town.

Be our guest and enjoy our common stay here!!!

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Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun – Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management


Address: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

ul. Gagarina 13A

87-100 Toruń, Poland 

How to get to Torun: The easiest way  for most participants is to fly to Gdansk or Warsaw and from there go by  train or bus from the Central Station of the cities. (It is also possible to go to Torun via Poznan. From Poznan the train will take about three hours.

Timetables for the Warsaw – Torun travel is to be found at:

You have to take a City train S2, from the Warsaw Chopin Airport to the Western Station, or  S3 to the  Central Station, and from there you catch the train for Torun. From the airport you also have Bus no 175 to go to the Central Station of Warsaw.

Timetables for the Gdansk – Torun trains are also to be found at:

For buses leaving from the Centre of Gdansk – Polsky Bus – please have a look at: (tickets have to be bought online)

If you go by train, you could go via Berlin to Warsaw, then Torun.


1 January 1970

Provisional programmes

Tuesday 21 April:
  • Registration 12 noon
  • Board meeting 12 noon
  • Council Meeting 14.00- 15.00
  • Coffee break
  • AGM 15.30 – 19.00 (see below for detailed AGM programme)

20.00 Dinner for Board(s), Chairs, Council members and VIPs

Wednesday 22 April:
  •  Committee Meetings
  • 09.00 – 9.40: ICTC, Chair: Jean-Marie Maes
  • 09.45 – 10.25: EC and H&T Committees (joint), Chairs: Marja-Liisa Kakkonen and Hilde Hoefnagels
  • 10.30 – 11.10: ELD Committee,Chair: Geert Baekelandt
  • 11.10 – 11.40: Coffee break
  • 11.40 – 12.20: EBD Committee, Chair: Dori Pavloska
  • 12.20 – 13.00: MC Committee, Chair: Anabela Mesquita
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.10 – 14.50: ERA Committee, Chair: Anders Justenlund
  • 14.50 – 15 30: Mobility Committee, Chair: Alexandra Albuquerqe
  • Agendas for the Committee meetings to be found as appendixes at the end of the printed programme

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30: Presentation/workshop by Marja-Liisa Kakkonen, Mikkeli University, Finland:

Summer in SPACE 2013 + 2014. Digital Business Development Course

16.00 – 16.30: Presentation by Anna-Stiina Myllymäki, Mikkeli University, Finland: Track 5. Activating teaching methods

NB! 16.30 – 17.15: Julia Claxton and Helen Thompson from Leeds Beckett University:

Workshop on Research Methodology

20.00 Dinner for everybody

Thursday 23 April: Torun Regional Development Agency/Torun Technology Park

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and reception
10.00 – 10.15 Opening
PANEL I – Start-up story
10.15 – 10.45: Fundamental mistakes of start-ups by Dermot Corr. CEO of TechSorted,com and Developer of Value Propositions. Currently mentor, advisor and shareholder in almost 80 start-ups.
10.45 – 11.15: A start-up success story by Marcin Kurek – Entrepreneur and Polish Venture Capital Investor. He specialises ininternet marketing and business models development.11.15 – 11.45: Global start-up from Torun by Luca Gibelli – CEO of Skylable. Cofounder of ClamAV, the leading open-source anti-virus for UNIX.11.45 – 12.00: Coffee breakPANEL II

12.00 – 14.00      Presentations Track 5 – Best Practices for Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Chair: Val Finnigan

  1. A journey along a two-way street: Lessons learnt using a smartphone student response system to customise employability teaching for second year undergraduate studying Business Courses in a UK Business School – Michelle Blackburn (UK)
  2. Work Integrated professional accounting education. Development of a professional internship model – Iwi Ugiagbe-Green (UK)
  3. Redesign of Study Program Accounting and Finance – Domagoja Buljan Barbaca (HR)
  4. Female entrepreneurship – Hilde Hoefnagels (BE) and Øivind Strand (N) NB! Track 4

 14.00 – 14.30 Lunch

Places of start-up creation

14.30 – 15.15: Visiting Exea Data Center (Slawomir Kozlowski)

15.15 – 16.00: Visiting Smart Space (Lukasz Ozimek)

16.00: End and transport to the centre

19.30 – 24.00 Jazz concert and Banquet in ARTUS BUILDING



Friday  24 April 09.30 – 11.00: Project presentations: Digas, Bioinno, EWC, PHexcel  by Regitze Kristensen, Annemie van den Dries, Luc Broes11.00 – 12.30 PresentationsTrack 5      Chair: Val Finnigan

  1. Evaluating a student centred approach to teaching and learning on a post-graduate professional module – Christine Daley and Shakiya Nisa (UK)
  2. Student engagement measures – Julia Claxton and Simon Jones (UK)

Track 4      Chair: Jacob Mentz

  1. The need for networking in the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans – Dori Pavloska-Gjorgjieska (Kosovo)

Track 3      Chair: Mercedes Aznar

 1.Training to professional performance in Hospitality Management – Antonio Melo and Manuela Goncalves (Pt)        

13.00 – 14.00: Farewell reception

1 January 1970

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 21 april 2015, 15.30 – 18.30



  1. Welcome by Danute Rasimaviciene, SPACE President
  2. Approval of Minutes from the AGM in Barcelona 2014
  3. the President’s Annual Report
  4. Voting procedures
  5. Appointment of tellers
  6. Presentation of, and voting on,

a)    Accounts 2014

b)   Auditor’s report

c)    Budget 2015

d)   Financial management policies 2015 – 2016

  1. Membership – state of affairs 2014 – 2015
  2. Presentation of the Activity Plans by SPACE committees
  3. Projects – state of affairs 2015 – 2016
  4. Elections/reelections

President – Candidates: Mercedes Aznar and Anabela Mesquita

Two Vice-Presidents – Candidates: Elke Kitzelmann and Geert Baekelandt

  1. Chair of ELD committee
  2. Chair of H&T committee
  3. Chair of MC Committee (if Anabela Mesquita is elected President)


15 minutes break


  1. Appointments/reappointments
    1. ERA – Candidate Julia Claxton – new appointment
    2. Entrepreneurship (reappointment)
    3. Project Manager (reappointment)
    4. Senior Advisor (reappointment)
    5. Secretary General – Candidate Regitze Sparre Kristensen – new appointment
    6. Financial Manager (reappointment)
    7. Honorary member
  2. Venues of future SPACE Meetings?
  3. AOB



Name Address Website E-mail Price (incl. breakfast)
BULWAR ul. Bulwar Filadelfijski 18
87-100 Toruń
Website 254 PLN(ab. €60)
MERCURE ul. Kraszewskiego 1/3
87-100 Toruń
Website 261 PLN(ab. €60)
Ibis Budget ul. Ks. Jerzego Popiełuszki 2a 87-100 Toruń Website 130 PLN(ab. €32)
FILMAR ul. Grudziądzka 4587-100 Toruń Website 219 PLN(ab. €50)

To be booked by 20 March and remember to mention SPACE NETWORK (login)

Tourist information


Conference abstract


List of delegates

First name Last name Organisation E-mail



Guidelines full papers

All Conference Papers should meet the following guidelines:

  1. Maximum 3000 words excluding the title, abstract, figures, tables and references
  2. Abstract maximum of 150 words
  3. Maximum of 6 keywords
  4. Indication of the theme/sub-theme that the paper fits into
  5. Be prepared in MS Word (using the SPACE Paper Style Guidelines)
  6. Be written in English (UK spelling) and be free from grammatical and spelling errors
  7. Authors of accepted papers are expected to make a 20 minutes presentation; at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference and be prepared to make a presentation

All Poster Presentations should meet the following guidelines:

  1. Maximum 1000 words excluding the title, abstract, figures tables and references
  2. Abstract maximum of 150 words
  3. Maximum of 6 keywords
  4. Indication of the theme/sub-theme that the poster presentation fits into
  5. Be prepared in MS Word (using SPACE Paper Style Guidelines)
  6. Be written in English (UK spelling) and be free from grammatical and spelling errors
  7. Poster sessions may be used to present “works in progress”
  8. Authors of accepted posters are expected to set up their posters at a specified time according to the conference schedule.

Pecha Kucha Presentations should meet the following guidelines and relate to one or more of the mentioned perspectives:

  1. 20×20 second slides with a highly visual presentational approach
  2. Outlines of potential research or educational projects
  3. Ideas for research
  4. Actual proposals
  5. Commentaries on past research or other educational/learning projects
  6. Elements of completed or partially completed projects
  7. Please note that slideshow submissions in this category will not be refereed but must be submitted prior to the conference for approval to present
  8. For more information on Pecha Kucha please visit


Guidelines workshops

Workshops should meet the following guidelines:

Deadline. Please e-mail an electronic copy of the detailed workshop in .doc format (Word document) to (with copy to ) no later than February 23, 2014.

Language. English. If needed please have the text of the workshop reviewed at your own institution on the correct use of English (GB)

Length. Max 2 pages.

Page size. The page size must be A4 (21 × 29.7 cm).

Margins. All four margins (top, bottom, left and right) must be 3 cm.

Page numbers. Do not put page numbers or headers/footers at the top or bottom of the pages.

Typeface must be 11-point Arial (or very similar), except the title of the paper. Italics should be used for emphasis.

The following items should appear in the order stated below and mentioning the titles:

Max number of participants
Summarised abstract

1        Title of the paper must be in 14-point bold type and centred across the top of the page. The title is to be in all upper-case.

2        Max. number of participants for your workshop

3        Objective. State one paragraph (max. 100 words)

4        Authors. All names should be centred across the page, supplying the name, university affiliation, and e-mail address in bold type. The e-mail address is to be in lower-case. Please attach a picture of the presenter(s) as a separate file in .jpg format and portrait format.

5        C.V. State a brief CV of the authors (max. 50 words per author)

6        Summarized Abstract. State a paragraph with a summarized abstract (max. 100 words) in italics type.

7        Outcome. State the intended outcome for participants of the workshop.


Submission Procedure for Conference Papers and Poster Presentations

Important Information

All entries are to be submitted to the ERA Chair, Anders Justenlund [] 

and Secretary General, Ragnhild Lenschow ()

Abstract Papers/Poster presentation Submission Due Date:

December 12 2014

Full paper/Poster presentation Submission Due Date:

January 12 2015

Notification of Paper/Poster Presentation Acceptance:

February 28 2015

Pecha Kucha Presentation submission Due Date:

February 23 2015

Notification of Pecha Kucha Presentation Acceptance:

March 6 2015


Conference Dates: 21-24 April 2015


For more information or other enquiries, please visit


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