Even though we didn’t win the main prize in the 4th edition of the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce competition, we are not disappointed at all. Our competition and its projects were truly extremely innovative and – as each member of the jury unanimously emphasized – “choosing the best one was very difficult” („sehr schwere Entscheidung”).
– “Just getting into the finals is a huge success, because you are creating innovations with business potential. All entries were of the highest quality,” emphasized the newly elected president of AHK, Katarzyna Byczkowska.
It was an extraordinary evening at the prestigious Crowne Plaza hotel in Warsaw, and we were honored to be part of this amazing event yesterday. We have reasons to be proud of what our researchers work on a daily basis. Why? Because even though we didn’t win, we got 4 out of 5 points in the Internet users’ vote. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for voting for us, especially for the online support from our friends from other institutes. You are awesome! (Łukasiewicz’s team!).
The main prize went to Bioseco for its unique design of automatic devices for detecting and protecting birds in wind farm spaces. It is not only an inspiring example of sustainable development, but also proof that innovation and ecology can go hand in hand. Congratulations to the Bioseco team!
The evening was honored by a lecture by Agata Kołodziejczyk, co-creator of the first analog space bases where simulations of extraterrestrial missions are carried out, whose scientific interests include neurobiology, astrobiology, and innovations. Her lecture on the possibility of creating sensors that use human body heat for power or processing already eaten food (!) into new kind of food opened new perspectives in scientific thinking.
Our institute was represented by Grzegorz Janczyk, who presented our project which was taking part in the competition – an adaptive, presence-controlled, integrated and adjustable interior lighting system. “We’re ready for our product development to fulfill fast-changing market demands. As the saying goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, we have got not only the fish, we have learned how to fish and have a fishing rod now!” – he said.
Thank you once again to everyone who voted for us. It was a unique event, full of inspiration and fascinating people. We will also be happy to take part in the competition next year. Motivation is something we definitely do not lack!