7th edition of the conference „Young Researchers’ Innovative Ideas: Science – Start-Ups – Industry” 2021

We invite you to participate in the  7th edition of the conference:

„Young Researchers’ Innovative Ideas: Science – Start-Ups – Industry

 which will be held on 27-28 May 2021

The conference will be held online!







It is our pleasure to invite young researchers and PhD students to prepare presentations about innovative solutions (social, organisational, marketing, product, and process-related) addressed to business entities.

Thematic areas:

  • Circular Economy
  • Mechanics, Mechatronics and Nanotechnologies 
  • Management of Mineral Resources 
  • Environmental Protection
  • Economics and Management 
  • Energy Industry 
  • New Information and Communication Technologies 
  • University Social Responsibility 

The development and implementation of innovation is being widely discussed now both at the EU forum as well as in Poland. Many documents emphasize the need to create a knowledge-based economy by means of increasing scientific potential, mobility of academic staff, and commercialization of inventions and innovations. Therefore, the purpose of the conference is to promote innovative solutions which are largely created by young scientists and students.

Three special sessions have been chosen as additional thematic areas showing the results of projects and looking for a broad discussion on how the circular economy business model and an additional course for future raw materials sector managers are foreseen by young researchers:

  • oto-GOZ – focused on transformation towards a circular economy on macro, meso and micro level,
  • RMs Manager. Raw Materials Manager Course – implemented for students to give them the possibility of expanding knowledge and prepare professional personnel in the field of Management in Raw Materials sector,
  • PackAlliance – focused on developing Education Program on innovative Circular Economy processes for the future plastics packaging industry.

All sessions will be in English. The results of international cooperation and European projects are welcome.


The participation in the conference is free of charge. Certificates will only be issued if the speaker is present during the oral or poster session.

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the conference will be held online. 

The abstracts will be accepted by the Scientific Committee by May 13, 2021.


Presentations and posters

Presentations and posters proposals for the titles of presentation and posters with a summary (an abstract containing up to 500 words in the form of the purpose of the work, method, application possibilities, results conclusions (acknowledgements/fundings)) should be send via the form on the website:

The conference will consist of: presentation sessions (7 minutes) and poster sessions – an electronic poster (2 minutes – up to 2 PP slides presented in the form of video recordings that will be played by the conference host*).  In each session, the best poster/or oral presentation will be awarded. 

* The attendance of at least 1 author is mandatory in the session during which the poster is presented.

Scientific Publication:

Abstracts will be printed in conference materials.

Full papers should be sent to the following address: b.olenderek@innowo.org by June 15, 2021.

The papers will be recommended for publication in scientific journals, e.g. Acta Innovations (English – 20 points – http://www.proakademia.eu/en/acta-innovations/), KTT Technical Journal (5 points – http://ktt.net.pl/zasady-publikacji/), monographs published by MEERI PAS (English chapter 20 points – ) and others.





I oral session


II poster session


III oral session


IV poster session




V oral session  



VII poster session

VIII poster session






Scientific Committee:

Prof. Joanna Kulczycka – chairwoman, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Ass. Katerina Adam, National Technical University of Athens
Prof. Wioletta Bajdur, Czestochowa University of Technology
Prof. Cholewa Wójcik, Cracow University of Economics
Prof. Anna Czaplicka, Cracow University of Technology
Prof. Liana Czernobay, Lviv Polytechnic National University
PhD Eng. Michał Drewniok, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath
Prof. Beata Dubiel, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Zhou Fengqi, Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Prof. Krzysztof Galos, MEERI PAS
Prof. Agnieszka Generowicz, Cracow University of Technology
Prof. Krzysztof Gaska, Silesian l University of Technology
PhD Eng. Marita Hiipakka, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Ass. Loredana Incarnato, University of Salerno
Prof. Natalia Iwaszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology
PhD Aleksander Iwaszczuk, Cracow Univerisity of Technology
Prof. Muammer Kaya, Eskisehir Osmangazi University
PhD Eng. Ewa Kochańska, CBI ProAkademia, Łódź
Prof. Zygmunt Kowalski, MEERI PAS Cracow
Prof. Ass. Lubica Kozakova, Technical University of Kosice
Prof. Ass. Marina Mistretta, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Prof. Cristina Nerín, University of Zaragoza
Prof. Barbara Pawłowska, University of Gdańsk
Prof. Krzysztof Pikoń, Silesian l University of Technology
Prof. Maria Richert, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Arunaditya Sahay, Birla Institute of Management Technology India
PhD Eng. Dariusz Sala, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Barbara Tora, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Andrzej Wojciechowski, AGH University of Science and Technology
Prof. Valentyna Yakubiv, Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University

Contact: b.olenderek@innowo.org, (+48) 608 624 602

The activity is financed by the National Academic Exchange Agency as part of the International Academic Partnership Program within NAWA project