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May 7, 2015   
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Most articles in The Polish Science Voice are about demand for new technology that originates in the business sector and that companies try to meet with the help of researchers. Typically, projects based on collaboration between business and science are expected to produce innovation and a number of patents. That’s the goal and that’s exactly what is happening in Poland. In every issue of our magazine, we report on a slew of projects like this.

In this issue, we focus on two aviation projects, both of which involve collaboration between a university of technology and a big company. The first project is called Demonstrator+ and is based on a team-up between the Rzeszów University of Technology and aerospace company WSK PZL-Rzeszów. The other project is called BLOSTER and involves the Lublin University of Technology and the PZL Mielec aircraft company.

A common denominator of these two projects is that all four partners are based in the east of the country (the poorer, less developed part of Poland that still has a lot of catching up to do compared with other regions) and that both projects have been supported financially by the National Research and Development Center (NCBR). The center has shelled out zl.17 million for the Demonstrator+ project (with the project consortium contributing a further zl.8 million), and nearly zl.8 million for the BLOSTER project (with PZL Mielec putting in a further zl.4 million).

The Demonstrator+ project is about a cutting-edge aviation engine test facility being built at the Rzeszów University of Technology with a view to taking flight safety to the next level and enabling Polish engineers to avoid enormous costs related to testing critical aircraft engine parts abroad. Comprising four special test stands, this will the first and only facility of this kind in Poland, making it possible to cut the costs of such tests by 80 percent compared with those conducted abroad. In addition to the human factor, such critical parts are a key factor determining aviation safety. The project is scheduled to end next year. WSK PZL-Rzeszów will have priority access to the new facility, but the test stands will also be open to other companies from Poland and abroad.
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