Lodz University of Technology has been awarded the Made in Poland 2020 prize for "significant impact on the development of the national economy through cooperation of universities with enterprises and local governments and promotion of Polish higher education". The announcement of the winners took place during the Made in Poland Congress organized in cyberspace by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
Thanking for the award, the rector of TUL, professor Sławomir Wiak, said - For the development of TUL, it is important to take actions to increase the visibility of our university in the world, including through innovative education in line with the latest trends, and mobility of staff and students. He also emphasized successful cooperation of Lodz University of Technology with the economic environment. - In our opinion, the university is to serve the development of know-how, build intellectual capacity, support innovation of enterprises, and at the same time benefit from the competence of its partners. Łódź University of Technology, initiating and coordinating the activities of ICT Central Poland Cluster, Łódź Energy Wave Cluster and LODZistics Cluster, represents an example of a university that perfectly integrates academic environment with the business and local government.
The Made in Poland congress brought together Polish manufacturers, scientists, and local government officials. The inaugural session was opened by professor Jerzy Buzek, member of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister. The Congress supports and promotes products and services made in Poland, while shaping consumer awareness. The Rector of TUL, professor Sławomir Wiak, was invited to take part in the High Tech Made in Poland panel discussion on the impact of scientific research on the development of the Polish economy.
The program in which the title of Made in Poland is awarded is run by the Polish Agency for Enterprise development and the editors of the Forum for Entrepreneurship of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Biznes Plus of Gazeta Wyborcza. Lodz University of Technology was one of the main partners of the event.