The 2nd Economic and Technology Forum, initiated and organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, was held on October 3-4, 2022 in Bern, Switzerland. The event was attended by representatives of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation who took part in panel discussions of the Technology Forum.
It was the second promotional and networking event of this kind in the history of Polish diplomacy in Switzerland – after the 1st Polish Economic Forum in September 2021. The purpose of the 2nd Forum was to support Polish entrepreneurship, exports and investments and technological cooperation between entities from both countries, as well as between research and development units and industry.
The conference was attended by 200 representatives from 106 companies and institutions, including representatives of Polish and Swiss business, the world of science and technology, the Swiss federal administration (representatives of the ministries of economy, development and technology, foreign affairs) and the Polish government and central administration, as well as business-facilitating institutions from both countries.
The discussion during the Forum was conducted in seven thematic sessions:
- Chances and challenges for the future global socio-economic order.
- Vision and development for future development of Polish-Swiss economic cooperation.
- The communal dimension of Polish-Swiss economic cooperation. From assistance to partnership.
- Polish-Swiss cooperation models, challenges and possibilities in the new technology sector (with Sylwester Wyka, Deputy Director for Research at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation).
- How technological innovation serves humankind (conducted by prof. Joanna Cygler, with the participation of Paweł Stężycki, director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation).
- From science to commercialization. Polish-Swiss insights (with Beata Lubos, director of International Cooperation Department at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation).
- Polish-Swiss partnership in blockchain and digitalization in the era of a global economy.
Institute’s representatives discussed directions of technological development in the coming years and experiences regarding cooperation between science and industry. The Forum was also a venue of dialogue with new partners regarding possible cooperation, including research, services and implementations.
The Institute presented also the Industry Contact Point “Smart and Clean Mobility”. The Forum participants were introduced to the new role of the Institute – the theme of the Horizon Europe program was presented and individual consultations were held for those more interested in the initiative.
The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe, with traditions dating back to 1926. The Institute closely cooperates with global tycoons of the aviation industry, such as: GE, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, and institutions from the space industry, including the European Space Agency. Strategic research areas of the Institute are aviation, space and unmanned technologies. It also provides research and services for domestic and foreign industries in the field of materials, composite, additive, remote sensing, energy and oil&gas technologies.
The Łukasiewicz Research Network provides attractive, complete and competitive technological solutions. It offers a unique system of “challenging” to business, thanks to which a group of 4,500 scientists in no more than 15 working days accepts the business challenge and proposes the entrepreneur to develop an effective implementation solution. At the same time, it involves the highest competences of scientists in Poland and a scientific apparatus unique in Poland. What is most important – the entrepreneur does not bear any costs related to the development of an idea for research work. Łukasiewicz meets the expectations of business in a convenient way. The entrepreneur may decide to contact us not only through the form at https://lukasiewicz.gov.pl/biznes/ but also in more than 50 locations: the Łukasiewicz Institutes and their branches throughout Poland. They will receive the same – high quality – product or service everywhere. The Łukasiewicz potential is focused around such research areas as: health, intelligent mobility, digital transformation and sustainable economy and energy.