Despite the pandemic situation, we are making new contacts
On November 12, 2020, we met online with representatives of the Silesian University of Technology (Politechniki Śląskiej) in Gliwice on behalf of the Technology Transfer Center of the Transport Research Center (CDV).
The Silesian University of Technology is the oldest technical university in Upper Silesia and one of the largest in the country. The Silesian University of Technology is the only university in Silesia included in the prestigious group of 10 Polish universities, winners of the "Excellence Initiative-Research University" competition organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The university currently educates more than 18 000 students at all three levels of study and offers a range of study programs. The university has 15 faculties and units including the Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering.
The university, like the CDV, is rated as an excellent research institution. Among other things, its Center for Incubation and Technology Transfer (Centrum Inkubacji i Transferu Technologii Politechniki Śląskiej) received an international quality mark in 2018 and 2019 and also won the title of the highest quality program in the QI Services category.
The meeting took place in a friendly spirit and, as our first joint meeting, the main goal was to introduce ourselves to each other, get to know the organizational structure and staffing of both workplaces and discuss our successes but also the obstacles we most often encounter. Representatives of the Technology Transfer Center of the Silesian Polytechnic also introduced us to one of their current projects, Innovation Incubator, which aims to develop skills suitable for business and offers assistance in finding a job or starting your own company.
We clearly consider the meeting a success. We would like to meet with the representatives in person as soon as the situation allows, and also organize a webinar together in one of the institutions. We will also work to connect our researchers so that they can meet on specific projects.
We really appreciate the new partnership and look forward to further cooperation.