By executing the project, the Ministry of Environment practically implements the assumptions of the most important strategic environmental document, State Environmental Policy, regarding technology transfer and conduction of environmental activities.
The project was started during the largest environmental Poleko Fair in Poznań, in November 2009, where Minister Maciej Nowicki invited entrepreneurs to participate in the competition.
The project was developed in the framework of supporting the Polish Presidency of COP 14, i.e. the UN Climate Change Conference which was held in Poland in December 2008.
The Ministry of Environment was the main organizer of the Climate Change Conference -COP 14, which was the most important forum of global political negotiations on climate changes. Minister of Environment, Prof. Maciej Nowicki, remained President of that process till the next Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.
GreenEvo – Green Technology Accelerator is in line with the idea of the Poznań Technology Transfer Strategy whose acceptance was one of the achievements of the Poznań conference. It assumes increasing the efficiency of technology transfer through good identification of the developing countries’ needs in this regard.
Maciej H. Grabowski, Minister of Environment
Doctor of Economics at the University of Gdańsk and Engineer of Navigation at the Gdynia Maritime Academy. In the 1980s, he worked for the Polish Ocean Lines as chief mate.
For 18 years, he developed the Research Institute for Market Economics, where he acted as a Vice-President from 1991. His research focused on tax systems, socio-economic transitions and labour markets.
From 1994 to 2000, he lectured at the University of Gdańsk. He contributed to the development of the Polish Lisbon Strategy Forum and the Polish Civil Forum.
He took part in the works on the National Development Strategy 2007–2015.
Since March 2008, he has been a member of the Board of Strategic Advisers to the Prime Minister of Poland. In November 2008, he was nominated for the post of an Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the tax system.
From 2011 to 2013, he was a member of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, and since February 2013 he has acted as the Spokesperson for Public Finance Discipline.