Promotion activities by the IFJ PAN in the field of commercialization


On January 12, 2024, the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences hosted more than 100 Polish industrialists at the event Big Science Partner & Industry Day held in order to establish relations between science and industry. The meeting, organized jointly by the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Centre for Nuclear Research, was inaugurated by Directors prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Lesiak and prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Kurek, who presented their Institutes. “A large interest expressed in this event has become an incentive for us to organize another meeting for Polish entrepreneurs, perhaps as soon as in autumn this year” – commented dr hab. Dariusz Bocian, IFJ PAN Scientific & Technical Director and organizer of the meeting. The participants could learn about rules and prospects of cooperation with biggest scientific infrastructures in Europe, discussed by employees directly involved in processes of execution of contracts and implementation of research and R&D projects: Joshua Davison (CERN), Daval Mehdi (F4E, ITER), Antonio Bonucci (E-XFEL) and Aleś Hala (ELI ERIC). The Polish industrialists had also a chance of learning about good practices of cooperation with these research centers from Artur Zeh (FORMAT), Marcin Orzechowski (BIMO) and Sylwester Chojnowski (CREOTECH), who shared their experience. The event ended with a series of over forty individual B2S meetings of Polish entrepreneurs with representatives of the presented infrastructures and international organizations, which initiated talks about future collaboration.

An incoming event under the name of Big Science Business Forum 2024 (BSBF 2024) was also announced at the meeting. BSBF 2024, the third event continuing the previous successful editions organized in Copenhagen (2018) and Granada (2022), will this time take place in Trieste, Italy in October 2024.

“A large interest expressed in this event has become an incentive for us to organize another meeting for Polish entrepreneurs, perhaps as soon as in autumn this year” – commented dr hab. Dariusz Bocian, IFJ PAN Scientific & Technical Director and organizer of the meeting


The 50th Jubilee National Conference on Non-destructive Testing, organized by the Polish Society for Non-destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics SIMP, took place on October 17-19 2023 in Kołobrzeg. The goal of the conference was exchange of experience, sharing knowledge and promotion of new ideas by scientists from different research centers and, most importantly, by researchers from Polish and foreign laboratories dealing with broadly-understood non-destructive research. The important aspects discussed at the conference were related to staff training, accreditation of non-destructive testing laboratories, and new rules and regulations on nondestructive testing. At the conference, dr inż. Izabela Milcewicz-Mika and prof. dr hab. Maciej Budzanowski, employees of the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, discussed the problem of radiological protection of workers employed in industry, particularly those dealing with nondestructive testing, and issues related to neutron dosimetry. The scientific sessions of the conference were accompanied by an exhibition introducing the newest solutions in the scope of non-destructive testing. At the exhibition, the Laboratory of Individual and Environmental Dosimetry of IFJ PAN presented its measurement capabilities in the range of individual and environmental doses of ionizing radiation.


On 3-5 June 2023, the Warsaw University of Technology and the World Hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing held the “Science for Society” Congress. The event was co-organized by the Main Council of Research Institutes, the Warsaw University of Technology, the Łukasiewicz Research Network, the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, the Educational Research Institute and scientists from institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and universities.

The aim of the Congress was to present accomplishments of Polish research and educational centers, which, after their implementation, will have a significant impact on the development of modern society in our country.

The discussions were accompanied with exhibitions of research units illustrating their modern scientific accomplishments and a health town offering various medical services and presenting the newest solutions and implementations in the healthcare sector.

The Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN was an especially important participant of this event. The representatives of the Institute presented the successes of the Cyclotron Centre Bronowice – the only center in Poland running a proton radiotherapy program.

Furthermore, the guests of the event could learn about IFJ PAN’s contributions to the development of novel dosimetry and radiological protection techniques and about its laboratories, which on an every-day basis carry out measurements for the protection of workers exposed to radiation (LADIS) and environmental analyses for the protection of inhabitants (LER). At the plenary session the audience could listen to lectures delivered by Prof. Maciej Budzanowski and Prof. Renata Kopeć, discussing in detail the current state of knowledge and progress in these disciplines.


The IFJ PAN Team for Commercialization presented the scientific potential of the Institute to the participants of the prestigious innovation trade fair INTARG, organized in Katowice on May 24-25, 2023.

The members of the Team provided information about advanced research conducted at IFJ PAN, patented inventions, a wide range of specialized services offered by the Institute, in particular services related to dosimetry research, radiological protection and tumor treatment with the use of proton radiotherapy. Our participation in the fair gave us an opportunity to make valuable contacts with representatives of other R&D centers and the world of business, which may result in establishing cooperation in the range of innovative activities and undertaking joint research initiatives in the future.


"Review of technology transfer issues implemented in national scientific and research units", June 15, 2023, dr inż. Krzysztof Maternicki, Intellectual Property Protection Department, Innovation Center of the Warsaw University of Technology.