Events

Framework of the project “Turning science and business into a real success”

Within the framework of the project "Turning science and business into a real success", co-financed from European Union funds (European Social Fund), there was a trade meeting on 20 May 2011 in the National Research Institute of Animal Production in the Room of Scientific Council at the Palace in Balice near Kraków.

The seminar was organized by the Medical Technology Transfer Center & Technology Park Ltd in cooperation with the National Research Institute of Animal Production in Krakow and LifeScience Cluster Kraków. The aim of the meeting, which gathered representatives of science and business was to present scientific and industrial cooperation for creating innovative implementation projects.

Professor Eugeniusz Herbut Ph.D. chaired the meeting and made a presentation concerning the achievements of the National Research Institute of Animal Production since its establishment. Professor Zbigniew Szybiński MD Ph.D. from the Jagiellonian University Medical College delivered a lecture on the “Current model of iodine prophylaxis in Poland in light of WHO recommendation on salt intake reduction”. In his speech he dealt with such issues as: historical outline of iodine prophylaxis, consequences of iodine deficiency, the Polish model of iodine prophylaxis, Thyromobil action, and salt consumption in chosen countries of Europe. In his lecture on “The possibilities of increasing the iodine content of consumer milk as an element of iodine prophylaxis in humans”, Professor Franciszek Brzóska Ph.D. discussed the research of the National Research Institute of Animal Production on iodine in milk, iodine content of Polish feeds, feed additives, feed mixtures and milk, the iodine requirement of cows, and the consequences of its deficiency. Kazimierz Murzyn, Managing Director of LifeScience Cluster Kraków delivered a lecture entitled “Enterprise, innovator’s challenges” in which he raised such issues as: definition and perception of innovativeness, mental models, system thinking, ability to learn and create innovation, and the essence of collaboration. This was followed, as part of the “Business mixer”, by animated discussion of the representatives of science and business, during which the seminar guests had the chance to exchange experiences, good practices and innovative ideas.