Two research teams from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Silesia have been awarded during the Warsaw International Invention Show (IWIS). The gold medal was won by the team composed of Dr Eng. Andrzej Dzienia, Dr Eng. Paulina Maksym, Assoc. Prof. Kamil Kamiński, Professor of the University of Silesia, Prof. Marian Paluch and Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Tarnacka, Professor of the University of Silesia. The awarded solution – Method for obtaining poly(1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) – is based on a previous patent application of the same name and is an effect of cooperation between August Chełkowski Institute of Physics and Institute of Chemistry at the University of Silesia. Detailed information about the solution is available on: www.iwis.polskiewynalazki.pl.
The other team consisting of Aneta Kurpanik, Bogumiła Gołek, Agata Grabowska, Justyna Łucka, Witold Ignasiak, Prof. Eng. Stanisław Krompiec, Beata Marcol-Szumilas, Dr Eng. Grażyna Szafraniec-Gorol and Dr Marek Matussek received the silver medal for the solution entitled Series of inventions concerning the convenient and efficient method of synthesis of perylene and coronene derivatives by Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction of arines with perylene and its derivatives. Details are available on: www.iwis.polskiewynalazki.pl.
IWIS is the biggest international event in Poland to promote inventiveness and innovations. This initiative mainly allows to present the scientific output of Polish scientists and inventors in relation to global solutions, as well as to establish contacts between the inventors and potential investors. The presented innovations constitute a review of technical achievements, some of which are already used in practice, while the others are still waiting for implementation. Every year the exhibition is accompanied by lectures and talks about intellectual property protection. The possibility to present solutions to all interested parties also contributes to communicating and building the positive image of Polish science in media.
The exhibition, organised by the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalisers, ended on 21 October 2020.