Łukasiewicz Research Network – Poznań Institute of Technology
Łukasiewicz Research Network – Poznań Institute of Technology (Łukasiewicz – PIT) is a multidisciplinary R&D organisation operating on the international scale. The Institute was established on January the 1st, 2022, as a merger of five Poznan institutes of established market position, vast scientific achievements and many years of experience in creation of innovation, modern technologies and specialist research services.
At present, Łukasiewicz – PIT conducts a wide range of R&D works in its six Research Centres covering the following areas: wood technology, metal forming, rail vehicles, agricultural and food technologies, logistics and IT technologies. The merger created new development possibilities for the former institutes and broadened their market offer. It also resulted in definition of new interdisciplinary research lines, which, among other things, contributes to obtaining international research grants and foreign business partners to cooperate with in highly innovative projects.
Poznań University of Life Sciences
The Poznań University of Life Sciences (PULS) is a leading university of agriculture, life sciences and biological sciences in Poland. It may boast of rich traditions, as its beginnings date back to the year 1870. One of the fields of the University’s scientific and research activities is the implementation of various types of projects financed both from domestic and international resources. Nearly 100 projects are implemented each year by scientific, educational and research units of the University. The University is engaged in wide-ranging international scientific and educational cooperation as a part of the EU Seventh Framework Program, Erasmus+, Ceepus, Horizon 2020, Cost, and Tempus.
The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology is one of 6 faculties of PULS. The Faculty is a leading institution in the field of forestry and wood technology research in Poland and recognizable in Europe. Its research covers a wide range of scientific problems including forest disturbances, close to nature silviculture, forest management challenges, modelling of ecosystem services, circular economy and sustainable wood-based innovations.