From labs to hospitals, a long and complex journey


NaMeS students are invited to IPC PAS Seminar within CREATE Lectures "Innovation source" delivered by:

Prof. Tomasz Ciach

Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering 

Warsaw University of Technology

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 10.00


Assembly hall of the IPC PAS


Lecture “From labs to hospitals, a long and complex journey” describes the current situation in knowledge transfer from academic and scientific institutes to industrial practice and finally to hospitals. It presents typical routes: patenting, licensing, founding spinoff and startups, as a way to make use of scientific research results in industry and business. Lecture also includes description of the driving force for the process of knowledge transfer – national and private money sources as well as universities and companies incomes and licensing rates. The lecture will mainly focus on problems and examples from medical biotechnology and bioengineering areas. All data and examples are presented as comparison between America, Europe and Polish scientific and business environments with examples of researchers and companies, presenting successful and unsuccessful stories from these markets. It is also a source of practical information for everybody who wants to follow the dark side of science.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.