GMU Scientists Once Again Nominated in "Eureka DGP – Discover Polish Inventions" Competition
Inventors from the Department of Industrial Product Quality and Chemistry at the Faculty of Management and Quality Science, Joanna Brzeska, PhD and Agnieszka Piotrowska-Kirschling, MSc have been nominated as part of the 11th "Eureka! DGP - Discover Polish inventions" competition.
The GMU staff members received the nomination for a solution entitled "Nanochitosan modified polyurethane foam - its characteristics, a manufacturing method, and use".
The solution provides for a Nanochitosan modified polyurethane foam with sorption properties and a method for its production. Foams are used as sorbents in water treatment, in particular the removal of oil from micro-leaks and petroleum products that pollute the aquatic environment and harm flora and fauna. Newly invented foams are used by seaports, sewage treatment plants, and by the emergency services. Those interested in the commercialisation and implementation of such products are manufacturing companies specialising in the production of innovative sorbents. One advantage of the new solution is the minimisation of hazardous shrimp waste from the food industry (ecological aspect).
The nominated invention is under the care of the GMU Technology Transfer Office. Patent protection for the solution was sought by the Innovation Broker and Director of the GMU Technology Transfer Office, Dr Magdalena Kukowska-Kaszuba.
The Eureka! competition is organised by the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper, under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Science. The newspaper aims to present practical inventions that can have a positive effect in the workplace. The initiative mainly supports the promotion of university-based solutions and the search for companies willing to cooperate with universities in the adaptation of outstanding solutions.
Inventions to the 11th edition of the competition were submitted by Polish universities, research institutions and Polish Academy of Sciences scientific units. The winner of the competition will be chosen by a panel of representatives from among the editors of the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper, representatives of content and media patrons, and sponsors.
Competition website: https://eureka.dziennik.pl/