One Gold Medal with Mention and two Silver Medals in EUREKA Competition at the 63rd World Exhibition BRUSSELS INNOVA 2014
The 63rd World Exhibition „BRUSSELS INNOVA 2014", which was devoted to technology transfer and implementation of technological progress, ended 15th November, 2014. This year's exhibition gathered solutions from 14 countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Iran, Moldova, Malaysia, Morocco, Malta, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy. Polish exhibitors presented 96 inventions.
Polish exhibitors had the opportunity to present their innovations to the First Lady, Mrs. Anna Komorowska and the Ambassador, Mr. Artur Harazim, who visited Polish stalls during the second day of the Exhibition.
First day of the fair, the representatives of the Polish delegation were invited by the Polish Ambassador, Mr. Artur Harazim, and by the Economic & Trade Counsellor, Mr. Krzysztof Turowski, to the official meeting at the Polish Embassy.
The most distinguished scientists were decorated with the Belgian and European Crosses of the Order of Innovation
The presented solutions competed within the Brussels Innova EUREKA competition, where they were evaluated by a group of more than 90 experts from Belgium and other countries chaired by the President of the jury, Mr. Olivier Nagelmackers, which evaluated and awarded them with prizes and medals. The Exhibition presented over 300 inventions, from which 212 were honored with medals and special awards.
POLISH EXHIBITORS PRESENTED 96 INVENTIONS
This year's edition exhibitors were research institutes, universities, innovative enterprises and students of high schools and colleges. The solutions were for various fields of science, among others ecology, medicine, safety, aviation industry, car industry and transport, metallurgy, textile industry, machinery and devices, chemistry, mechanics, engineering, electronics, agronomic and food industry, energy, IT industry.POLISH EXHIBITORS PRESENTED 96 INVENTIONS
The Embassy of Poland in Brussels as well as the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Eastern Poland and Łódź Voivodeship also had their promotion stalls displayed.
Polish stalls presented both already advanced projects, after tests, studies, pilot implementations as well as projects ready for industrial implementation or wide commercialization.
AWARDS AND MERITS FOR POLISH EXHIBITORS
The jury grants four categories of medals. The top solutions receive gold medals with special distinctions from jury and special awards.
This year, for the seventh time in history, the international jury granted the highest award to the invention from Poland.
Polish scientists received:
- Grand Prix,
- 32 gold medals with special distinctions from jury,
- 24 gold medals,
- 35 silver medals,
- 5 bronze medals.
Among the above mentioned awards there were two medals in the "Young inventor" category.
As pointed out by the president of the jury, the high rating of the Polish inventions is the effect of their very high level, the advancement in the research and implementation process and the demand for their application. It is also the result of the professional solution presentation in the form of functioning prototypes, films and multimedia presentations illustrating their operation and confirming the application effects as well as the big collection of documentation prepared for the jury members that were evaluating solutions.
Among the winners of the EUREKA competition there were the Wood Technology Institute that received:
Gold Medal with Mention for the invention EP 2700310 A1 „Preservatives for protection against fungi and algae" by Jadwiga Zabielska-Matejuk, Andrzej Fojutowski, Juliusz Pernak, Mariusz Kot and Anna Stangierska;
two Silver Medals for inventions:
EP 2700311 A1 "A method of protecting plywood against fungi" by Jadwiga Zabielska-Matejuk, Juliusz Pernak, Mariusz Jóźwiak and Mariusz Kot,
EP 13460085.7 "Method of wood surface protection against light and agent for implementation of this method" by Magdalena Nowaczyk-Organista, Tomasz Oleszek, Włodzimierz Prądzyński i Zofia Krzoska-Adamczak