We are extremely happy to announce that the latest version of Quantum Sense engine comes with the facial recognition feature, which enables our clients to instantly identify people appearing in front of cameras that are connected to our software. (more…)
After more than six months of intensive work with our partners from Salt Lake City, we are super excited to announce, that the new quality in consumer experience measurement was born. Please say hello to Phaceology! (more…)
Our CEO Bartosz Rychlicki will give a talk about emotions and artificial intelligence in day-to-day research work.
The presentation will be given together with Maciej Ozorowski, Director of Research from Quantum Lab’s partner: PBS.
Cyber Redefine is 6th annual, Polish conference held in Warsaw. It gathers researchers and marketers from big brands and market research agencies. The core topic is the future of the market and how research is conducted. how research is conducted.
Yesterday The National Center for Research and Development published results of the first edition of GO_GLOBAL.PL program which the primary objective is to extend the scale of the commercialization of the results of scientific research or development work of Polish companies on world markets. Therefore, we are delighted that we can share with you guys a great news.
Quantum Lab is among other 40 companies who qualified for the program and will receive up to 150 000 Polish zlotych for the expansion to foreign markets. We will use the money mainly for making ELLEN more visible on European markets and for preparing the strategy of entry into foreign markets, which we hope will help us increase sales.
Here you can find the ranking: click.
Keep calm and make science guys!
The VII Young Business Festival 2015 has started today! For this reason, we are happy to announce that on 16th October at Olivia Business Center – Olivia Four you will be able to meet with Bartosz who will give a presentation entitled: What are the values of the company in the era of innovation and technology. You can find the whole program of the festival below:
See you at the spot guys!
Yesterday, during Poland National Finals of Central European Startup Awards at STARTER we won in the category: “Startup of the Year“! We much appreciated that Central European Startup Awards Committee recognized our work and decided to distinguish us with this superb title. The title which encourages our team to dream big and work hard 🙂
On the fly, we want to pass huge thank you whole STARTER team for organizing tremendous event! Regret if you weren’t there 😉
And the most important thing. The final winners will be announced on the Grand Finale on the 8th October in Hotel Schani, Vienna. Grand Finale winners are chosen from the National winners by Jury Board of Central European Startup Awards. So, if we would be lucky, how knows, maybe we will become the Central European Startup of the Year 2015 😉
Keep your fingers crossed guys!
We are proud to inform that in the recent announcement from Central European Startup Awards, Quantum Lab was nominated in the category: “Startup of the Year”. All category nominations can be found in a official Polish shortlist which was published here.
The Central European Startup Awards is a unique award show, committed to advocate and celebrate the startup spirit of the CEE region and to pin the region to the global startup map. The festival brings together 10 countries, nearly 4.000 startups and their ecosystems for the second time this year.
Keep your fingers crossed guys for Quantum Lab. We cannot wait to see all in Gdansk. Peace! 🙂
Quantum Lab will take part one-day coaching event for local startups organized by Startup Sauna accelerator and hosted by Olivia Business Center. Startup Sauna connects the most promising startups from Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia with experienced serial entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts.
You can find more info about the event here: go and from the poster below:
See you on the spot guys!
This news is so awesome that we are speechless, so we will show you how do we feel right now.
We want to dance…
and we are excited…
about receiving €50,000 from Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1…
to finance Xpress Engine feasibility studies.
You can find more information about projects and companies which got funded HERE. Last but not least, we feel proud because only three companies from Poland were selected and Quantum Lab is one of them.
That’s it guys! Stay tuned!
As a company, which always look for the best solutions, we decided to change the location of our Polish office. Right now you can find us in Olivia Four office building which belongs to Olivia Business Centre compound located in Gdansk.
If you want to see our team or simply send us a postcard from superb holidays, here is our new address:
Quantum Lab Poland Sp. z o. o.
Olivia Business Centre
Olivia Four, 1st floor
Al. Grunwaldzka 472
Stay tuned guys!
So, now it is official guys! Bartosz, our CEO, became a full member of The Polish Society of Market and Opinion Researchers and we even have evidence for this 😉
The Polish Society of Market and Opinion Researchers was established in 1994 and consolidates more than 285 researchers from across Poland. We are proud of Bartosz because it proves that we have been doing top-notch work since first Ellen Technology lunch and right now our new product is recognized by the society of market researchers as professional and reliable tool.
We want to pass huge thank you to the Polish Society of Market and Opinion Researchers for giving Bartosz this an unrivalled opportunity to become a part of society of professionals. We will not let you down 🙂
We are glad to announce that our team is going to participate in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where Ellen is going to be presented. We hope that it will meet with great approval from visitors.
If you are willing to know more detailed information about this event, do not hesitate to visit Mobile World Congress official website.
We have been waiting very long but here it is! Bartosz talk at the TEDxWSB which was held in Wrocław on 12 September. You can find more information about the event here. However, first of all watch Bartosz talk About four normal guys who taught computer emotions.
The outgoing 2014 year was fruitful and astonish for our company in many ways. However, 10 moments were so much historical, that we have decided to dedicate them this blog entry.
So, here are the 10 best Quantum Lab moments of 2014:
1. Forbes made interview with Bartosz
Yep, nothing to add. That was an incredible experience!
2. Channel TVP1 featured How Are You App
How many mobile apps, which were featured by national public broadcaster, do you know? If not many, you can watch one here.
3. 2nd place in Infoshare Startup Contest
We were close, but Professor Why was closer. Congrats for CTAdventure. Good job guys!
4. Bartosz in TrendBook 2014
TrendBook 2014, written by Natalia Hatalska, is one of the most recognizable and must read positions for all technology freaks. Among them, you will find Bartosz talking about wearable technology. Just click here.
5. The 2nd edition of TechMatch Poland
And chance to present our company in front of such giants like Oracle, Honda and AT&T. How cool is that? Very!
6. First ever Xpress Engine presentation at the Purple Day 2014 Conference
That night will remain forever in our hearts. We were stressed and thrilled at the same time, but luckily everything went smooth and at the end of the day we looked like a bunch of smiling guys.
7. First business implementation with SW Research
Weeks, days and hours spent on coding brought us our first, small proof of concept. Since that time, we are coding harder, faster and better. Many thanks to guys from SW Research. This would be not possible without them.
8. Universal McCann Poland
That was something huge. We signed our first business and research cooperation agreement with the advertising agency. Champaign was present.
For Bartosz, it was a dream come true. First client from Japan and feeling that we are going global.
10. Emotional Christmas tree
At the end of the year, Krzysztof and Darek, our two brilliant engineers, came up with the idea of Christmas tree which brighten its fairy lights when someone smiles. It was so awesome that three Tv stations made a material about Quantum Lab’s emotional Christmas tree. One of them you can watch here.
That is it guys! It was a great year working with you and besides best moments we had lots and lots smaller successes and of course some fails. But it does not matter, because what really matters is that we are still together as friends and company, we have fun each day and we know that the bright future is ahead of us.
We have another great news to announce. Couple weeks ago Bartosz, our CEO, and Krzysztof, our CTO, went to Tokyo for Japan IT Week to present our newest product Ellen: Discover Consumer Emotions which allows to measure emotions from facial expressions.
To our surprise, Ellen turned out to be so attractive for Asian marketing market that one of the biggest and leading marketing research group Acorn decided to cooperate with Quantum Lab Co. Soon together with Acorn we will start research in the Asian market.
Since Bartek had started his first adventure with entrepreneurship, he dreamed that one day he will have a client from Japan. That day has just come!
We are happy to announce that Quantum Lab signed business and research cooperation agreement with advertising agency Universal McCann Poland. Together with Universal McCann Poland we will test our brand-new product called Ellen: Discover Consumer Emotions which was built on the Xpress Engine technology.
We can’t wait to see the results of the first studies, which we hope will contribute to better understating what consumer feel when then watch television commercials.
Stay tuned guys! More awesome news are coming!
Quantum Lab team has grown to such an extent that we had to change the location of our Polish Office. Right now you can find us at Inkubator STARTER on the first floor.
If you want to see our team or simply send us a postcard from superb holidays, here is our new address:
Quantum Lab Poland Sp. z o. o.
ul. Lęborska 3b (Inkubator STARTER, I piętro)
Skrzynka pocztowa 37
Stay tuned guys!
We are happy to announce that Bartosz Rychlicki, CEO will give a talk about project management in the R&D sector during the 4th Pomeranian Project Management Congress which be held on 7th October at 9:30 a.m. in the Olivia Sky Club Conference Centre in the Olivia Business Centre.
The 4th Pomeranian Congress is dedicated to project management in different sectors of the economy. The best practitioners in the area of project management will talk about effective team management and proper ways of crisis management. The 4th Pomeranian Congress is an unrivaled opportunity to find out what are the best project management strategies which might have help leaders to explore employees strengths.
If you want to participate in the 4th Pomeranian Congress, you can register by using the enter form on a www.2014.kongres-pm.pl website. We hope to see you all at the 4th Pomeranian Congress, so stay tuned and observe our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
As a one of 11 exhibitors of the Technological Fun Park, Quantum Lab for the first time will present Xpress Engine: Facial Expression Recognition System in front of a professional audience.
Technological Fun Park is a part of the Purple Day 2014 conference which will be held in Cinema City Arkadia on Thursday 25 September 2014. The Purple Day 2014 conference is organized by Mindshare Poland the media agency, and it will be dedicated to the theme of rapid changes on media market and its consequences for media agencies.
We are thrilled about the conference and our presence at the Technological Fun Park because it will be the first Xpress Engine demo presentation in front of potential clients. Our IT, PR and Office departments worked hard to show what Quantum Lab has the best: awesome team and the most innovative technology.
When Bartek, our CEO, was a boy, he dreamt that sometime in the future, he will give a talk at the TED conference. Guess what? This dream just came true! Bartek was invited by organizing committee to give a talk at the TEDxWSB, which will be held in Wroclaw on 12 September.
You can find more information about the event here.
Right now we want to pass a thank you word to Marek Kowalczyk for invitation and giving us an opportunity to share our story which Bartek called: About four normal guys who taught computer emotions.
Keep fingers crossed for Bartek presentation and see you at the TEDxWSB.
CODE 2.0 program, which is organised by Pomeranian Foundation for Economic Initiatives, had started this Monday. We are proud to inform that Quantum Lab offered two trainee’s positions in the IT department for participants who will successfully complete the program.
In Quantum Lab, we believe that the passion for new technologies and devotion to work are good predictors of personal success. That is why we decided to be a part of CODE 2.0 program, which gives young, unemployed people unrivaled opportunity to become a computer programmer.
We keep our fingers crossed for this young guys. Good luck!
More info: CODE 2.0
We are proud to welcome aboard two brilliant AI Software Engineers: Dariusz Kamowski and Bartosz Banachewicz who, as the members of the Quantum Lab Team, will teach computers how people feel.
We are thankful for good fortune of having these guys in our team, and we feel excited about our future co-action. So, stay tuned people. Quantum Lab is coming up!
Gdansk Business Week is a six-day workshop for youth aged from 15-19 years about entrepreneurship and creativity organised by Starter, the city of Gdansk and Washington Business Week Programs. It is run in English by executives from such companies like Microsoft or Boeing. Quantum Lab Co is proud to be a part of this wonderful project as one of the partners.
During Gdansk Business Week, Bartosz Rychlicki our CEO will give talk in front of 120 young people about Xpress App entitled Emotional Revolution from Idea to Execution. Bartosz will spine a story showing how a simple idea can be executed into a real product.
Apart from the talk, Bartosz together with Quantum Team prepared a contest for participants of Gdansk Business Week, which refers to Xpress App. Rules are simple:
1. Express your emotions through Selfie to sum up Gdansk Business Week.
2. Upload your Selfie on Facebook and/or Twitter with a short description.
3. Don’t forget to add @Xpress App (FB) or @xpress_app (Twitter) to your post and #xpress
4. Among all posts, we’ll draw five people who will get specially designed Xpress Travel Mug.
5. Author of the best FB or Twitter creation will receive unique invitation to Quantum Lab headquarters in Gdansk and opportunity to become Xpress App brand ambassador.
Good luck and Xpress Yourselfie;-)
More info: Gdansk Business Week
Konrad, our Chief Science Officer, took part in 5-day Boot Camp, which was the second phase of Polish Silicon Bridge Project and was held on 30 June – 4 July, 2014, in Serock near Warsaw. During the program, Konrad participated in workshops lead by American and Polish experts who showed him, for example, how to optimize the process of management, take care of business model or prepare effective elevator pitch.
As Konrad said: “Boot Camp was a great experience for my as a science person. I learned that when it comes to product development the crucial thing is what problem it is solving. This knowledge gave me a new insight in How Are You App business strategy.”
But Boot Camp was not only about work. Networking with amazing and creative entrepreneurs from the whole Poland was another enjoyable experience of the program. With some of this amazing people, Konrad set not only business relationships but also made friends.
Now we are waiting for evaluation, hoping we will be selected to take part in the third phase of the program. Keep fingers crossed guys!
Polish Silicon Bridge is a governmental acceleration program for Polish hi-tech companies organised by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) in association with US Market Access Center (US MAC).
During the second edition of TechMatch Poland, which took place in Palo Alto, San Francisco from 24 to 27 June, Bartosz Rychlicki, our CEO, presented our Facial Recognition System called Xpress Engine in front of such companies like Fujitsu, Intel Capital, AT&T, LG, Panasonic and Oracle. After presentation Bartosz met with representatives of companies which were interested in better understanding of Xpress Engine. We are proud to announce that companies AT&T, Oracle, LG, Orange and Panasonic are willing to test Xpress Engine in marketing setting at the turn of September and October.
We would like to pass huge thank you to Ministry of Economy and Polish Innovation Night for organizing this phenomenal event. We hope it will fructify in promising business opportunities in the near future.
Quantum Lab won the second edition of TechMatch Poland organised by Ministry of Economy along with eight other Polish companies. TechMatch will take place in Palo Alto, San Francisco from 24 to 27 June. The TechMatch program will give us an unrivalled opportunity to present our company in front of such industry giants like AT&T, SAP, Honda, Intel Capital, Sood Ventures, Docomo Capital, Atlantic Bridge, GE Software, Panasonic, LG, Oracle, NEC, Sprint, ABB Technology Ventures, Telefonica, Bayer Healthcare, BT.
We pass huge congratulations to remain eight companies: Robotics Inventions, AVSystem, ENERGA Innowacje, Pixel Technology, Enteye, Amodit, Object Connect, Kan Bo) for achieving this tremendous goal. We can not wait to meet you guys in Palo Alto. See you there and stay tuned.
You can also follow Bartek Rychlicki (CEO) on Twitter if you want to be up to date about our visit in Palo Alto.
Quantum Lab Co. took part in the most rebellious pitch competition ever organised by Pirates On Shore and powered by Reaktor. Even though, we did not win the competition, we pass huge congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Reaktor for arranging this outstanding event. It was a pleasure meeting you guys!
More info: Pirates invaded Reaktor
Photography: (C) Tomasz Owoc
English version of TrendBook 2014 written by Natalia Hatalska has been released. We highly recommend this thought provoking and inspiring book, which reveals five top trends of this year. In the TrendBook 2014, you can also read comment from our CEO, Bartosz Rychlicki about last year’s predictions concerning wearable technology (page 11).
More info: http://hatalska.com/trendbook-2014-en/
Bartosz Rychlicki our CEO and Krzysztof Cywiński our CTO are going to take part in IT Future Expo representing Quantum Lab Co. as one of the 100 companies from Poland and Europe. The event will take place at the National Stadium in Warsaw, on June 10th – 11th, 2014.
Meet with Bartek and Krzysztof at Do IT with Poland exhibitor booth (128a; 128; 130) and learn more about our new product – Xpress Engine – mobile application system which can recognize emotions from facial expressions.
Follow our Twitter accounts: Quantum Lab Co. and Bartosz Rychlicki to hear about our experience and meetings during the trade fair. If you want to meet Bartek and Krzysztof, just tweet or send them hello on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info: http://itfuture.pl/eng/
On May 21-23rd 2014, Quantum Lab Co. competed with 30 startups for the Best Startup Prize, in the largest startup competition in CEE region, organized by Gdańsk Business Incubator STARTER. Seven startups got to the finals, and among them was Quantum Lab Co. The final seven gave pitches in front of the international jury, which picked on the winner – CTAdventure (Professor Why™). The second place went to Quantum Lab Co. (Mobile Focus Groups) and the third one to Audiotrip.
We congratulate all competitors. It was a pleasure meeting you guys. And once again we would like to congratulate CTAdventure on taking 1st place in infoShare Startup Contest. You did outstanding work guys!
More info: www.infoshare.pl/
Konrad Bocian, our psychological scientist, is going for The Association for Psychological Science’s Annual Convention which will be held in San Francisco between 22 and 25 May. The APS Annual Convention brings together psychological scientists and educators from around the globe for cross-cutting programs spanning the discipline. Konrad, aside form presenting his own academic research, will also participate in symposiums, talks and poster sessions about mood disorders and depression, which will allow him to obtain the most up to date information about mental health and well-being.
We are going to use this experience in the next How Are You App releases as well as in research about our app efficacy in reduction of depression symptoms, so stay tuned!
Follow our Twitter account to hear from Konrad and see how is he doing at the convention. If you want to meet him, just tweet or send him hello on email@example.com.
The second How Are You App translation is already available for all Spanish-speaking people! Share it and tell your Spanish friends about How Are You App!
More info: http://gethowareyou.com/
We have launched a new website for How Are You App. Apart from more clean and organized layout we have added the CESD-R test, which is a screening test for depression and depressive disorder. If you suspect that you can have a depression, you can take a test answering 20 questions, to find out how deep is your problem with depression. Just go to http://gethowareyou.com
We hope that this new website feature will meet your expectations and helps you increase self – awareness about mental health and mood disorders. Remember that you can measure your depressive symptoms whenever you need, but for diagnostic purposes you should take a test once a week and write the results down.
Stay tuned, never give up and fight against depression! We are here to help you!
*All information about your test results is anonymous, and it is not stored anywhere.
We have remarkable news to announce! We are going for Japan IT Week which will be held in Tokyo between 14 and 16 May. Since Japan IT Week is one of the largest IT technologies trade shows, we hope to establish some significant partnerships between Quantum Lab and Asian entrepreneurs. We will also explore Japan IT market to see if our new products like Mobile Focus Groups or Xpress App can get acceptance among Japanese companies and potential costumers.
If you want to meet with us at Japan IT week, please do not hesitate and send us hello email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned and keep fingers crossed for our success at Japan IT week!
Update: We came back! It was a fruitful and exciting week. We posted some photos from Tokyo below 🙂
We are delighted to apprise that our latest company product: How Are You App was presented on channel TVP1 owned by TVP (Telewizja Polska S.A.), Poland’s national public broadcaster. Our CEO Bartosz Rychlicki was invited by Agata Młynarska to her TV show “Świat się kręci“. During the show, Bartosz was introducing How Are You App, describing its main features and answering questions about future of mobile mood trackers. You can watch the whole episode right here: click
We feel proud that Polish TV recognized How Are You App as professionally developed product and, therefore, decided to show it nationwide. We hope it will contribute in the rise of depression and mental health awareness in Poland.
That’s it guys! Now, we go back to work because what we care most is your satisfaction from our products.
Stay tuned! More fresh news is waiting for being published!
We proudly inform that Quantum Lab Co. was selected as one of the 30 most promising startups form Europe and we will compete for the Best Startup Prize. During the conference, we are going to present totally new and unique way of gathering market data from costumers: Mobile Focus Groups.
Want to know more?
Quantum Lab team with How Are You App is one of tousands innovative companies who came to Barcelona to present it’s idea or product. Both big global corporations and startups are doing their best to be visible and to aquire as many business contacts as possible.
Everyday we can see latest trends and we are surrounded by huge range of apps and mobile devices. More than 1700 exhibitors on 94,000 square metres are here! For sure we can learn a lot from them.
Now we are working on translating How Are You into polish. Our hot idea is to translate it also into spanish. At the same time we are preparing ourselves to CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. And not only that, yesterday we had an official meeting with representative of the Polish Embassy in Madrit – Sebastian Bialecki.
As you can see many things happening at the moment, so stay tuned!
The goal for the mission was San Francisco. One of the most important economic center, working closely with Silicon Valley – centre of new technologies.
As part of mission polish entrepreneurs, including us, visited new headquarter of Department of Trade and Investments Promotion, where the held talks with its representatives: Ms Beata Adamczyk (first secretary) and Mr Tomasz Kołodziejak (Trade Promotion expert). They also listened to lecture which was presented by mobile payments expert – Ms Amie Gray, CEO of N³ Innovation. During the meeting entrepreneurs had a chance to meet conditions of American IT market, and also they acquainted with the possibilities of development in Silicion Valley.
Participants of the mission also took part in Apps World fairs as visitors. More than 250 exhibitors, many discussion panels, workshops and seminars attracted the attention and led to constructive conversations and valuable networking with IT specialists.
We are glad to announce that our team is going to participate in this year Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona where the How Are You App is going to be presented. We hope that it will meet with great approval from visitors.
If you are willing to know more detailed information about this event, do not hesitate to visit Mobile World Congress official website.
Forbes Magazine: First Million interviewed our CEO Bartosz Rychlicki and Quantum Lab team to gain inside knowledge about present and further company goals. During the interview Bartosz was talking about latest company product: How Are You App as well as future products, which will help our clients share their emotional states with more ease.
Talking with Forbes Magazine is a serious business, therefore we feel proud and obligated to work harder for our clients satisfaction.
Stay tuned! New awesome news are coming soon!
Depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are complex problems, so we decided that our blog will serve as reinforcement for mood tracking.
We strongly believe that this cooperation between self-knowledge through numbers (“How Are You” app) and hints from psychologists, psychotherapists and science (“How Are You” Blog) will give our clients the upper hand over theirs mood problems.
Visit “How Are You” blog right now share the good news with your friends and stay tuned!
As we earlier informed, we got a chance to participate on November in the “Ready to Go” program in California targeted to startups. It was a very fruitful experience and for sure a new beginning for our company.
This week, 19th of November our team took part in the conference – Venture Day in Amber Expo, Gdansk. The main aim of this event was to gather entrepreneurs, investors and a science environment. What’s more, it also brings together the experts in the field of a innovation, who can share their knowledge and experience with all the participants.
As a company nominated in the Startup Venture competition, we got also a chance to promote our latest product (How Are You) and what’s more important present ourselves in front of potential investors. It was also a chance to gain funds and mentoring for the further development. This time, we were represented by Konrad Bocian – a new member of our team, who is responsible for connecting a psychological and a scientific background with technology. During his investment pitch, he introduced an audience with our idea and with possibilities of gaining a profits in the future. Ultimately, the winner of the contest become InventCore for the project “Deligic”.
Congratulations to our colleagues!
Except of that, we also could participate in many lectures, workshops and exhibitions of the startups, which are in the further process of a development. Additionally, in the evening a networking part was held. That was a very valuable experience! We can’t wait the next edition!
Happily, we gained a wonderful chance to take part in a kick-off of Ready To Go Project. Moreover, all the events are located in San Francisco Bay. We are looking forward to going there!
During the last Business Mixer at Olivia Business Center, Gdansk, Poland organized by Business Link we were chosen among 2 other startups (Deligic and Sgrouples) to further fight for the title in the competition and we got nominated to a “Startup of the Year”.