Dyrektor Łukasiewicz Instytutu Lotnictwa Paweł Stężycki ściska dłoń prezesowi Thaliana Space Błażejowi Marciniakowi

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and Thaliana Space signed a letter of intent on cooperation. The aim of the agreement is to develop innovative space technologies focusing on green propellants, propulsions and, in the future, satellite modules.

This is a unique event of great importance because the founders of Thaliana Space: Błażej Antoni Marciniak, Damian Kaniewski and Paweł Surmacz, are employees of the Institute from the Space Technologies Center. It is also the first space spin-off company established by the Institute’s researchers in order to commercialize the results of research conducted in the Institute’s laboratories.

The Institute is part of the global trend of technology development through cooperation between research units and private entities. This model of combining science with business is a response to the need to commercialize science and provide support to talented researchers. Cooperation between a research institution and a commercial entity opens new horizons for obtaining funds for research and development, especially in areas previously reserved only for private entities.

“I believe that the combination of many years of experience in conducting research with the fresh business approach of Thaliana Space engineers will allow us to develop new, groundbreaking technologies that will be implemented together. For the Institute, it is also a new form of commercialization of our research. The signed agreement is the beginning of our good cooperation”, emphasizes Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki, director of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation.

“This is a very important moment for Thaliana Space. Our company was founded with the mission of revolutionizing the area of ecological space technologies, and this cooperation begins a completely new chapter. It is an honor for us that our development path leads from the Institute, which gives even greater strength to this partnership, because we deeply believe in the potential of the technologies developed by Łukasiewicz – ILOT”,  adds Błażej Antoni Marciniak, president of Thaliana Space.

The agreement was signed by the director of the Institute, Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki and the Thaliana’s president, Błażej Antoni Marciniak. The event was also attended by the deputy director for research, Dr. Eng. Sylwester Wyka and the director of the Space Technologies Center, Dr. Eng. Adam Okniński.


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: Boeing, 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. More: ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl/en/

The Łukasiewicz Research Network offers businesses attractive, broad and competitive technological solutions. Łukasiewicz provides a unique “challenge system” powered by a group of 4,500 scientists, who take up a business challenge and present the entrepreneur with potential solutions. At the same time, it provides access to cutting-edge capabilities and unique scientific infrastructure in the country. Most importantly – the entrepreneur does not bear the cost of preparing the conception of the research works. Łukasiewicz conveniently meets the expectations of the business. The entrepreneur can contact Łukasiewicz through an online form on our website https://lukasiewicz.gov.pl/en/business/ but also directly in over 50 locations of Łukasiewicz Institutes and their branches throughout Poland. Each site provides the same, high quality, product or service. Łukasiewicz focused on research areas such as: Health, Smart and Clean Mobility, Digital Transformation and Green and Low-emission Economy.

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