Polish metrology - achievements, resources and challenges discussed at the Industrial Spring
Metrological seminar organised by the Polish Metrological Union - "Science in business - commercialisation of research results" is the second edition of the seminar organised by PUM in Kielce. The first - "Metrological challenges of industry in the global economy", was held in September 2022 and was attended by representatives of production companies.
Jerzy Józwik - director of the office of the Polish Metrological Union in Lublin, opened the event and discussed characteristics of the universal metrological inventory, i.e. a list of key scientific and research equipment. A publicly available digital database of metrological equipment may also enable cooperation with industry in the future.
Jacek Semaniak - President of the Central Office of Measures, Chairman of the Presidium of the Polish Metrological Union welcomed the guests and discussed the main activities related to the expansion of the Świętokrzyski Laboratory Campus of the Central Office of Measures and its impact on the development of Polish metrology:
- We undertake numerous activities to create a positive climate around metrology, the creation of the Polish Metrological Union, the launch of the program of the Minister of Education and Science under the name "Polish Metrology" and the creation of the Metrological Cluster serve this purpose. Functionalities development of the Central Office of Measures and bringing them closer to the functionalities of universities is our goal - thus we will create new research areas - stressed President Jacek Semaniak
- I am glad that today's seminar takes place in such a place and at such a time - Kielce is the new headquarters of the Central Office of Measures. Today's metrology seminar is an important point in the Industrial Spring agenda - the expo is a conglomerate of industrial events at Targi Kielce. This year's edition is record-breaking - emphasised Bożena Staniak - Vice-President of the Management Board of Targi Kielce
One of the first lectures by Paweł Chrapowicki from the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Lublin University of Technology presented an extensive triple helix system based on the cooperation of such institutions as: cluster, school, local government, business, NGO’s or research institutions. He discussed the project called Via Carpatia - cooperation with universities. The project’s tasks are: education, science and commercialisation, elements of cooperation between science and business and the implementation of industrial internships in research and development works and cooperation with local governments.
Andrzej Kurkiewicz from the Central Office of Measures presented the current metrology challenges: a modern approach to measurements, reliable infrastructure, economic and technical security, and economic development. There was also a presentation of the modern infrastructure of the GUM's Świętokrzyskie Laboratory Campus - the Campus measurement stations for research and development in acoustics, time and frequency, length, mass and size of derivatives, and thermometry.
The implementation and evolution of the "Third Mission" of universities, i.e. the provision of research services and the transfer of knowledge and technology, conducted in the Podkarpackie Network of Research and Calibration Laboratories, was described Doctor Engineer Roman Tabisz. The Podkarpackie Network of Calibration Laboratories has 102 laboratories: research, reference, universities, companies and others.
Activities strengthening the scientific and research potential in the field of metrology, tools for monitoring the validity of laboratory results and examples of regional projects in R&D and metrological problems were discussed by subsequent speakers. There were also presentations of innovative solutions, such as: an aerosol drug for nicotine addiction treatment, a smart control system for individual rainwater retention for sewage systems and an organic-mineral fertiliser based on sewage sludge with the addition of micronutrients.
The metrology seminar was an opportunity to hold the Metrology Cluster convention, recapitulate its activities and plan meetings. Now the Cluster comprises 38 entities, and the Koszalin University of Technology joined the group during the metrological seminar.
- The cluster has a supra-regional character not only does bring together entrepreneurs from the Świętokrzyskie Voivodship, but also companies and institutions from all over Poland. The Metrology Cluster’s activities schedule encompasses specific undertakings and initiatives; today we are inaugurating our 2023 activity at the Industrial Spring and the seminar of the Polish Metrological Union – emphasised Piotr Ziółkowski, Director General of the Office.
Industrial Spring - a conglomerate of events in Targi Kielce continues until Friday, 31 March.