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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 27
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
"Positive Energy" is how we sum up Silesia in this issue of The Polish Science Voice. Nothing could describe this region of Poland better. Located in the south of the country, Silesia has always had a distinct character. Over the course of its tangled history, it has lain within the borders of several countries. Its people are proud of their strong regional identity, even though historically Silesians have never had any form of autonomy as a nation state.
Promoting innovation, supporting the development of companies and institutions, raising the profile of the southern Silesia region, encouraging entrepreneurs to look for new technologies, and selecting the most innovative companies in the region-these are the aims of the 2nd Silesian Innovator competition currently under way.
Work to launch the Silesian Bio-Farma Center for Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics is kicking off in Poland's southern Silesia region.
The last phase of the Nowe Gliwice Education and Business Center in the southern province of Silesia was completed in March on the site of the former Gliwice coal mine. The center incorporates the Regional Education Center, an Industrial Park, and a Business Incubator that supports the development of small and medium-sized businesses.
A group of research institutions and companies has set out to spur the development of Poland's shoe and leather industries by coordinating research into technologically advanced products.
Three Polish universities of technology-in Wrocław, ŁódĽ and Warsaw-will together receive zl.158 million for the construction of new facilities.
A group of universities and research institutes led by the Technical University of ŁódĽ plan to give a new impetus to innovation in Poland as part of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) project announced by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
An "intelligent" pen and the Mouth Mouse, two inventions by a team of Polish researchers led by Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski, were ranked among the top four designs at an August conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.
This year's Małopolska Innovation Fair for Business, held in the southern city of Cracow Sept. 2, highlighted new ideas in areas such as genetic diagnostics and 3D laser scanning. It also showcased new technology for waste management, business software and smart cards.
Four Polish high-school students programmed their way to success at the International Olympiad in Informatics, a major computer science competition that took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in August.
The Aviation Technology Park in Kaniów in the southern Podbeskidzie region is an example of how a post-industrial site can be adapted to the needs of hi-tech businesses.
In 2003, a group of aviation-sector businesses in southeastern Poland established the Podkarpacie Aviation Valley, an association of aerospace enterprises, with headquarters in the city of Rzeszów. The Aviation Valley became Poland's first cluster of companies designed to attract investors and facilitate joint operations.
Prof. Wojciech Młynarski and his team at the Medical University of ŁódĽ have set out to track down serious gene mutations in patients. They are also working to identify unknown mutations that may drive the development of diabetes.
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