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.
19 units representing the worlds of science and business announced the establishment of the Quantum Technologies Cluster (Q Cluster) at the Centre of New Technologies of the University of Warsaw. The aim is to cooperate on the development of quantum technologies.
Polish companies in scientific consortia, working, for example, on the use of AI in complex economic, industrial and even agricultural problems, can apply for grants from the European agency EISMEA, says Jerzy Respondek, a Polish expert who evaluates applications.
Bioactive nanoparticle composites applied in the form of a permanent coating eliminate viruses, bacteria and fungi. This method of protecting the sterility of places exposed to the spread of microorganisms has been proposed by a researcher from the Warsaw University of Technology.