Scientific seminar 'Wood industry - new trends in technics and technology'
The Wood Technology Institute in Poznan organized a scientific seminar entitled:
„WOOD INDUSTRY - NEW TRENDS IN TECHNICS AND TECHNOLOGY"
The seminar was an important element of implementation of project entitled „Foresight in the wood science and industry - research development scenarios in Poland till 2020" co-financed by the European Union within the framework of Innovative Economy Operational Program 2007-2013. the aim of the project, carried out from June 2009 till January 2011, is to determine future lines of research and development in the Polish wood sector which will be the most beneficial for the grown of innovation and competitiveness of the wood sector on national an international market.
The seminar agenda:
- Foresight in the wood science and industry - research development scenarios in Poland till 2020
Asst. Prof. Ewa Ratajczak, PhD, Gabriela Bidzińska, MSc, Wood Technology Institute, Poznań
- Modern technologies of wood gluing and surface finishing
Professor Stanisław Proszyk, PhD, Poznań University of Life Sciences
- Ionic liquids for wood preservation
Jadwiga Zabielska-Matejuk, PhD (Eng), Wood Technology Institute, Poznań
- Mechanism of working of composite materials with hardness gradient
Piotr Beer, PhD (Eng), Warsaw University of Life Sciences
- Questions and discussion
The meeting was attended by over 90 people. Among them were representatives of all higher education institutions and major research centers connected with the wood sector in Poland, including:
Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
Poznań University of Life Sciences,
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz,
University of Zielona Góra,
Institute of Papermaking and Printing of Technical University of Lodz,
Research and Development Centre for Wood-Based Panels in Czarna Woda,
Wood Technology Institute in Poznan,
Committee on Wood Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
Commission on Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Poznan Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
as well as representatives of:
centers for transfer of knowledge and innovation in the wood sector (Center for Transfer of Innovation and Technology for the Furniture Industry, Center for Wood Industry Innovation),
industry self-government and environmental self-government (Polish Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers, Association of Foresters and Wood Technologists),
industry press (Gazeta Przemysłu Drzewnego, Drewno-Technika, Przegląd Leśniczy).
The seminar was chaired by Ass. Prof. Ewa Ratajczak, PhD - the manager of the project. Four papers were presented during the seminar. The papers addressed such issues as the innovativeness level and latest research lines in the fields of wood composites, machining of wood and composite wood materials, and wood preservation.
During the animated discussion a debate about purposefulness and necessity of intensification of science and industry cooperation in the process of creating research in the wood sector was started. Such cooperation is much needed in a knowledge-based economy.