Łukasiewicz-Institute of Aviation is a member of many international groups – including the “GE Research Network for European Technologies Development Clusters” (E-TDC), which it joined in 2020.
The group brings together European research institutes, academic centers and GE Aviation entities (General Electric Company Polska Sp. z o. o., Avio Aero, Polonia Aero) whose common goal is to work to build the future of the aviation industry. The leader of the initiative is the Italian Avio Aero.
European Technology Development Clusters associate 25 research institutions and industrial entities in Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. It is an extension of the Technology Development Center (TDC) launched in 2016 which aimed to connect Avio Aero with seven of the best Italian universities and polytechnics.
Cooperation within the European Technology Development Clusters combines the best practices of academic and industrial environments. Cluster members are preparing together to play a key role in the ambitious challenges facing aviation (including decarbonisation).
– Why being a part of the European Technology Development Clusters is important to us? Because that means an opportunity to grow. Cooperation between the scientific world and industry is one of our cornerstones allowing us to create a synergy and shape the future of innovative technologies. I strongly believe that together we can gain a competitive advantage in the aviation industry worldwide – explains Artur Rudnik, director of the Engineering Design Center, Łukasiewicz-Institute of Aviation.
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.