PPNT InQbator is growing in space

The Poznan Science and Technology Park of the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation (FUAM) will soon grow in space – new buildings will be built, in order to create new space for the laboratories of the XXI century. The InQbator of High Technologies will be created until the year 2013.

The new buildings of the InQbator will have 4.000 square meters of surface and will host the modern chemical, biotechnological and computer sciences laboratories. Space will also be reserved for 20 new companies focused on high technologies development.

 The enlargement of the InQbator is on the list of key projects of the Innovative Wielkopolska operational programme. Such investments are aimed at increasing the number of hi-tech companies in Poznan and at improving the local economy structure.

Poznan Leaders of Entrepreneurship in InQubator

Three companies, tenants of the InQbator in the Poznan Science and Technology Park, have won the Poznan’s Leader of Entrepreneurship contest.

One of them is Centrum Badan DNA, a research centre specializing in genetic testing and DNA analyses – it has been honoured with the statuette in the microenterprise category. The title of Poznan Leader of Academic Entrepreneurship has been granted to AkustiX – a consulting company acting in the field of acoustics and to SQUID Design Studio – a company specializing in the design of product, furniture and in transport and interiors architecture.

The contest is being organized since year 2003 for the purpose of effective supporting prominent companies within the Poznan agglomeration.

The International Day of Technology Transfer in Poznan

On 25th of November 2009 Poznan Science and Technology Park and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) organized the International Day of Technology Transfer. During the event meetings were arranged of entrepreneurs from the Wielkopolska region and of experts coming both from Poland and from all Europe. Entrepreneurs, mostly from small and medium-sized companies, working in branches related to environment protection, were invited to those meetings. The offer was especially directed to companies interested in pro-ecological technologies.

Experts from EEN helped in match-making of potential partners and they made individual business appointments. The event was organised with support of the European Union resources.

Honorary Pearl for prof. Bogdan Marciniec

Mr. Bogdan Marciniec, the Director of the Poznan Science and Technology Park (PPNT) was awarded a Honorary Pearl in the Science category, during a ceremonial gala of the VII edition of the “Pearls of the Polish Economy 2009” contest.

Honorary Pearls are awarded by the “Polish Market” magazine in the following categories: economy, science, culture, patriotic and social values. Honorary Pearls laureates are people or institutions that may be considered the ambassadors of the Polish science and values, for what they represent in terms of knowledge, experience, prestige, ethics and faultless reputation

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Baltic Organisation and Network of Innovation Transfer Associations

„Interregional development by turning university research into business value”

Research cooperation as well as knowledge transfer between public research organisations and industry is insufficiently developed within the European innovation system. To develop the Baltic Sea Region into a high-tech region the available scientific knowledge needs to be successfully transferred into practice. Even though universities are important developers of new technologies and products their innovations often are not transferred for commercialization. This can be explained by lack of facilitating structures and underdeveloped commercial mindsets of academic staff. At the same time vast innovation potential of SMEs is not exploited due to missing resources.

The bonita project addresses these deficiencies by bridging the knowledge gaps between universities, laboratories, industrial actors and policy makers. The project consortium represents a mix of institutions responsible for regional technology transfer from 8 countries in the Baltic Sea Region. The project has been financed by the European Union’s Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 with almost 2 million Euros.