An innovative idea in 15 days

It takes no more than 15 working days for a group of 4,500 scientists from the Łukasiewicz Research Network to face a business challenge and propose effective implementation solutions. The scientists of Łukasiewicz are able to propose a R&D project as quickly as never before to improve the entrepreneur’s activities. Most importantly — the entrepreneur won’t bear any costs related to the development of an idea for research.

— The Łukasiewicz Research Network was established to be the shortest path between business and science. “The shortest” means the minimum effort for the entrepreneur who comes to learn for support, and the shortest possible time for science to respond to business challenges. Time in business is crucial. Nowadays, in demanding business conditions it can be crucial for the success of the undertaking. That is why Łukasiewicz acts in such a way as to minimize the entrepreneur’s effort to maximize his potential benefits from research and development cooperation — says Piotr Dardziński, President of the Łukasiewicz Research Network.

The model of “challenging” the scientists from Łukasiewicz has been in operation since November 15, 2019. So far, Łukasiewicz has responded to 43 business challenges reported by companies by presenting 331 ideas for research and development. From April 1, 2020, a form is available on the website that streamlines and speeds up the process. Those interested in innovation, supporting their business, introducing a new product to the market or developing their business describe their problem/business challenge and the expected scope of support for scientists at and send it to the Łukasiewicz Centre.

The Łukasiewicz Research Network engages its resources: the highest competences of scientists in Poland and scientific equipment unique on a national scale to meet the business needs of the entrepreneur. After internal works, panels, generating ideas and their evaluation, he presents entrepreneurs in a convenient way and on a set date with the best ideas for supporting his business.

Łukasiewicz’s potential focuses on the directions influencing the achievement of the objectives of the Strategy for Responsible Development. There are four Research Groups in Łukasiewicz specializing in such priority research areas as: Health, Smart Mobility, Digital Transformation and sustainable economy and energy.