On 2 – 7 November, 2014, Antoni Niepokólczycki, Director of the Materials and Structures Research Center, together with Michał Szmidt and Wojciech Manaj, Heads of the MSRC’s two subdivisions, participated in several meetings with UTC firms in Hartford, US.
The most important meetings were with the teams of Pratt & Whitney that have been cooperating with the MSRC for many years. These meetings led to defining and planning a number of activities aimed at intensifying of the cooperation. During the meeting with the management of the P&W an amendment to the existing agreement between the UTC and the Institute of Aviation has been signed to extend the cooperation until December 31, 2016.
On 1 December, 2014, Director of the Materials and Structures Research Center, Antoni Niepokólczycki, participated in the conference “Polish Innovation in Advanced Materials & Nanotechnologies” in Tel-Aviv.
The event, organized by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the National Centre for Research and Development, attracted almost 60 participants from Poland including universities, research institutes, companies and public institutions. The Israeli side was represented by representatives of government, research institutes and universities. The conference also attracted a significant number of Israeli firms, including those from the aviation sector.