On 20 November, during the “Silesian Innovator 2020” gala, awards were presented to the most innovative entities in the region of Silesia. TIMATE received the special award of the President of KSSE SA (Katowice Special Economic Zone).
The idea behind the “Silesian Innovator” competition organized by the Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development is to promote and recognize the most innovative entities in the province of Silesia. The awardees include companies and R&D institutions which develop and introduce innovative changes, state-of-the-art technologies, new products or services and achieve business and academic successes through their innovations.
We feel it is an extremely important award, since our idea started and evolved in Silesia, says Sebastian Młodziński, TIMATE’s CEO. We are really glad we can contribute to the dynamic development of this region. We are also proud that so many innovative and ground-breaking ideas emerge in Silesia.
As part of the competition, the special award of the Chairman of the Management Board of Metropolis GZM was given to the University of Silesia in Katowice in recognition of the device for the selective collection and storage of the gaseous phase. It will make it possible to perform early diagnostics of interstitial changes in the lungs through the fractional analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage in the case of patients who have suffered from the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and show symptoms of interstitial lung diseases.
In addition to research and development entities, the competition awards were also granted to micro, small and medium enterprises. The winner in the first category was Smart Labs for the Customy start-up and its offer to cranio-maxillofacial surgery patients and orthopaedic surgery patients. The winner in the small enterprise category was Helioenergia in recognition of SilverCon, a product used in thermal silver plating of aluminium, copper and other surfaces. The winner in the medium enterprise category was Alumast SA for the active Smartpole Crossing for pedestrians.
It was the 12th edition of the “Silesian Innovator” competition. The event was held with the honorary patronage of Metropolis GZM.