Green energy and cooperation between business, local government and scientific institutions based on trust and long-term goals. The university is an institution that can take responsibility for animating it. The law must keep up with change. There is a need to educate local communities about the circular economy – these are the conclusions of the just finished Business of the Future Congress, which took place on 19 May 2022 in Gdańsk.

Representatives of energy companies, Pomeranian local governments and scientific institutions met in one place to talk about climate, renewable energy sources, sustainable development, modern technologies and carbon footprint during lectures and debates.

One of the first speeches was given by Anna Wojewnik-Flipkowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, Head of the Investment and Real Estate Department at the Faculty of Management of the University of Gdansk, dedicated to sustainable development in the urban ecosystem. The Congress was also attended by Sylwia Mrozowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development of UG, Krzysztof Szczepaniak, PhD, Deputy Director of CZR UG and Mirosław Czapiewski, PhD, Director of the Centre for Maritime Infrastructure and Vice-President of the Board of the Gdańsk Foundation for the Development of Managers.

Sylwia Mrozowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, led the debate Regional dimension of the Green Deal, during which entrepreneurs, representatives of local governments and scientists discussed the opportunities and challenges for these institutions in the coming years in the context of the dissemination of green energy, legislative issues and legal conditions and political initiatives of the European Union in this regard.

The Business of the Future Congress was organized by Sun Sol and Fronius. The event was held under the honorary auspices of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the President of the City of Gdansk and the City of Rumia. One of the partners of the Congress was the Centre for Sustainable Development of the University of Gdansk.