International awards for MTI

During the 10th International Inventions and Innovations Fair INTARG 2017 held in Katowice, the winners of the 2017 Innovations Leader and Young Inventor 2017 competitions were honoured.

The 2017 Innovations Leader titles were awarded in 10 categories. Out of the research institutions, the Motor Transport Institute has been awarded for its work on traffic safety, implemented in the form of social campaigns, sponsorship and scientific and cultural events.

The Motor Transport Institute also won three gold medals at INTARG, for:

  • Rapid Battery Replacement System for Electric Cars. Authors: J. Kołodziejczyk, W. Moćko, M. Kalisz, M. Ornowski, M. Szymańska
  • Portable test bench for measuring technical parameters to evaluate vehicle wheels vibrations under constant amplitude forced vibrations. Authors: R. Czajka, A. Damm, M. Gołaszewski, J. Łowicki, S. Traczyk.
  • Method and adjustment system of the luminance distribution of the vehicle’s signal light. Author: W. Moćko.

And two silver medals for:

  • Nanometric functional layers. Authors: M. Kalisz, M. Grobelny.
  • Light analyzer - diagnostic device to test vehicle’s headlights. Authors: T. Targosiński, J. Łowicki, A. Damm. 

In addition, the Institute has won a special prize - the Cup of the Patent Office of the Czech Republic for " Portable test bench for measuring technical parameters to evaluate vehicle wheels vibrations under constant amplitude forced vibrations ".

During the International Exhibition "Concours Lépine" organized under the patronage of the President of France and the Prefect of Police, dedicated to the transfer of technology and implementation of technical progress, Polish inventions received the following awards:

  • 2 gold medals with distinction, 5 silver medals, 7 bronze medals
  • Medal of the Ministry of the Interior
  • 2 Europe France Inventeurs medals
  • 4 Europe France Inventeurs diplomas

Among those awarded with the silver medal and the EUROPE FRANCE INVENTEURS diploma was also Motor Transport Institute for the invention of the "Rapid Battery Replacement System for Electric Cars".

The Institute was also honoured during the May 20th Moscow International Inventions and Innovation Technology Show "Archimedes 2017"

ITS was awarded a silver medal and a special prize (Republica Portuguesa) for the Institute " Method and adjustment system of the luminance distribution of the vehicle’s signal light".

During the Moscow event Marcin Ślęzak, Assoc. Prof. PhD, Eng., ITS Director, for active participation in the running of the Trade-show.

Additionally, the ITS-developed "Rapid Battery Replacement System for Electric Cars" has been awarded with the following international special prizes:

  • INPEX 2017 - the largest exhibition of inventions in the United States (organized in June in Pittsburgh)
  • The Invention & New Product Exposition 2017 - International Exhibition of Inventions in Taiwan (awarded in June by the Taiwan Invention Association).