On 17 – 21 November, 2014, Director of the Materials and Structures Research Center, Antoni Niepokólczycki, participated in the Polish-American Innovation Week on the West Coast of the United States.
The event, organized by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Centre for Research and Development, attracted almost 200 participants from Poland including universities, research institutes, companies and public institutions.
Besides visits to a number of innovative companies in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, the organizers prepared two conferences at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Stanford University, both ranking among the top universities worldwide. The programme of these conferences included presentations on science and technology issues as well as discussions about the opportunities for the Polish-US collaboration under Horizon 2020 programme or the Operational Programme Smart Growth.
Antoni Niepokólczycki participated in the visits to NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory and in Boeing in Los Angeles, as well as NASA and SRI International in Silicon Valley. He also participated in the conferences at both universities. At the Berkeley University he gave a presentation on a new method for flutter flight testing, which is an outcome of the project performed under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy, and currently being patented in US.
The participation of Antoni Niepokólczycki in the Polish-American Innovation Week was founded under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy.