An innovative wind turbine developed by students from Lodz University of Technology in the GUST project has won first place in the International Small Wind Turbine Contest with the best result in the highest annual energy production (AEP) category.
Instead of electrodes attached to the body all day, the patient wears an elastic shirt. Scientists from the Silesian University of Technology have created clothing for long-term Holter ECG heart examination. The key innovation is the synthesis of ultra-long carbon nanotubes and their integration with the polymer.
Scientists from the Lodz University of Technology have developed a textronic system for monitoring vibrations that could be useful in car seats for kids and in the seats of mechanical equipment operators. Their project won a gold medal at the international exhibition in Bangkok (Thailand).
In 2022, the number of European patent applications from Poland increased by almost 18 percent. This is over seven times higher than the total average of all applications. In Poland, universities and research institutes are still the most active when it comes to submitting inventions, the European Patent Office (EPO) reports.
A team of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology has developed a technology for obtaining bioactive coatings on the surface of bone implants for animals. The technology has been licensed to a Polish implant manufacturer and the product is already working well in the treatment of animals.
The Białystok University of Technology has obtained a patent for the preparation (and the method of obtaining it from the fungus found in the Białowieża Forest - Aurantiporus fissilis) that can be used in the treatment of American foulbrood, a dangerous infectious disease of bees. Work on the patent took over two years.