Eleven Polish scientists who successfully commercialize results of their research were awarded the title VIPI – Very Important Polish Innovator. The award ceremony took place at the University of Warsaw on the 10th of December 2015.
Young Polish innovators were honored during the conference “Science – innovation – promotion. Challenges for science in building a competitive economy.” The meeting was organized by the Polish Promotional Emblem Foundation.
Among the winners was Anna Wójcicka MD PhD, – an experienced researcher employed from 2013 to 2015 in the BASTION project. Laureate’s interests focus on dissemination in the Polish society of genetic testing as part of prevention, diagnostics and targeted therapies. She is also a co-founder of the company WarsawGenomics (spin-out), which was established in order to provide patients and physicians the access to cutting-edge genetic research.
The winners were nominated by the jury, which included: Prof. Michał Kleiber – former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Dr Alicja Adamczak – President of the Polish Patent Office, Dr Olaf Gajl from the Centre for Information Processing and Krzysztof Przybył from the Polish Promotional Emblem Foundation.