Global aircraft industry is one of the few sectors where significant input in research and development is provided by Polish scientist. It is Poland where engine components for planes from companies such as General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Airbus or Boeing were developed. High technical standards in the aircraft industry make it a sector of economy with a relatively high employment in R&D and the highest utilisation of research findings in practice. Moreover, large financial support from the EU for the development of this sector is to be expected.
“Thanks to EU funds, Polish scientists and engineers will have the opportunity to carry out ambitious R&D projects and Polish entrepreneurs will gain access to unique innovative solutions,increasing their advantage over competitors from foreign aircraft companies.”
Prof. K.J. Kurzydłowski, Director of the National Centre for Research and Development
The way in which SME sector businesses can develop around the aircraft industry will be explained by the experts invited to participate in the „Possibilities for SME development in the area of innovative technologies based on the example of the aerospace industry” panel discussion. The participants will also learn about, among other things, ways of boosting competitiveness (cooperation between science and business – research consortia and aerospace clusters) and the EU support for innovation development in this sector.
One of the participants will be Mr Frank Wagner – President of Lufthansa Group in Poland.
The session will be held as a part of the V European Congress of SME on the 13th of October 2015 at 14.00 to 16.00 at the International Congress Center in Katowice. Participation in the Congress is free of charge