Grupa Azoty opts for research
At Polska Chemia 2014 Congress, an intentional letter was signed as a declaration of cooperation between Grupa Azoty and chemical research institutes. The goal of the agreement is to make use of the scientific potential and research infrastructure for the implementation of Grupa Azoty’s strategy of development.
Benefits for the economy and science
Paweł Jarczewski, the Chairman of the Board of Grupa Azoty, stressed the fact that “the institutes that the Group initiated cooperation with boast large potential concerning research, development and implementation, which will be used in order to ensure stable growth of the Polish industry”. Mr Jarczewski added that “the official declaration of cooperation is a breakthrough event, which will bring mutual benefits both for the domestic economy, and the Polish science”.
Research, strategy and growth
In accordance with declarations, Grupa Azoty is going to commission R&D projects to the scientific institutes, and ask them to prepare strategic plans and development programs. The company is also going to finance and co-finance B+R (Business + Research) projects. The research institutes have declared cooperation concerning the preparation of applications for R&D activity subsidies, for example from the Innovative Growth Operational Programme (Program Operacyjny Innowacyjny Rozwój).
Official confirmation of cooperation
The intentional letter was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Grupa Azoty, Paweł Jarczewski and the Vice Chairman of the Board, Krzysztof Jałosiński. On behalf of the research institutes, the agreement was signed by: Danuta Ciechańska, the Manager of the Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres in Łódź; Regina Jeziórska, the Manager of Industrial Chemistry Research Institute in Warsaw; Andrzej Kruger, the Manager of the Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis “Blachownia” in Kędzierzyn – Koźle; Cezary Możeński, the Manager of New Chemical Syntheses Institute in Puławy and Urszula Wyrzykowska, the Manager of the Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Warsaw.