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November 3, 2014   
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Talent Show for Innovators
Public television channel TVP1 has launched a new talent show focusing on aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for innovation.

Entitled Talent. Zgłoś się (Talent. Check In!), the show is produced by Poland’s public broadcaster TVP in partnership with the National Center for Research and Development (NCBiR). The program seeks out individuals with ideas for inventive products, services and technology and helps them turn these into viable businesses.

Open auditions for the show were held in the cities of Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań and Warsaw. A total of 40 contestants were selected, each of whom will receive zl.5,000 to prepare for the next stage. Prizes up for grabs in the show are worth a total of zl.1 million. Projects submitted by the contestants are evaluated by a panel of judges made up of research and development experts, financial and investment market insiders, the founders and owners of various Polish companies and famous entrepreneurs. These include Prof. Krzysztof Jan Kurzydłowski, director of the National Center for Research and Development; Andrzej Arendarski, head of the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG); Dariusz Żuk, founder of Academickie Inkubatory Przedsiębiorczości (Academic Business Incubators),an initiative that aims to develop entrepreneurship among university students in Poland; and Tomasz Czechowicz, the founder of MCI Management.

The judges also include popular actors Marek Kondrat, Tomasz Karolak and Anna Mucha and business journalist Roman Młodkowski. The show hosts are Paulina Chylewska and Radek Brzózka. Talent. Zgłoś się goes on air on TVP 1 at 8:10 p.m. every Tuesday.

This is the second show produced jointly by TVP and the National Center for Research and Development this year. In August, TVP 1 launched Wiadomości naukowe (Science News), which focuses on innovative ideas and on ways of bringing these to the market, highlighting successful projects carried out jointly by businessmen and researchers.

Aired just before the Wiadomości news program on Sundays, Wiadomości naukowe highlights innovative projects carried out by Polish researchers, enterprises and start-up companies and also explores new technology. Projects featured in Wiadomości naukowe so far include a Polish-designed underwater hotel, 3D-printed implants, and a new method to detect lung cancer. The show is aired every Sunday at 7:25 p.m. All episodes screened so far are available on the National Center for Research and Development’s YouTube channel, NCBRnews.

Voice Cover Grabs Award
The Warsaw Voice has won an award in the 12th annual GrandFront competition for the best magazine covers and newspaper front pages in Poland, taking third place in the news magazines category.

The front of the September 2013 issue, designed by Rafał Poławski, was the latest in a series of Voice covers to win a GrandFront award. The trophy is the most prestigious prize given to graphic designers for work published in the printed press in Poland during the previous year.

The Warsaw Voice competed against 24 other magazine covers in its category. The top prize in the news magazine category went to the Polityka weekly and the runner-up was the Duży Format weekly supplement to the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.

The competition’s overall top prize went to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper.

The winners of the 2013 GrandFront competition were selected by a panel of 30 judges, including renowned graphic designers, art directors, teachers from academies of fine arts, photographers and publishers.

GrandFront 2013 was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and its partner was the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The event also received support from businesses involved in the Polish press market, including Empik, the Polish Press Agency, Ruch SA, Quad/Graphics and ZAIKS. The competition’s partners in the publishing industry include Agora, Burda International Polska, Edipresse, Gremi Business Communication, Media Regionalne, Murator, Polityka, Polskapresse and Ringier Axel Springer Polska. GrandFront’s media partners are Polish public television (Telewizja Polska) and radio (Polskie Radio), and the trade magazine Press.
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