XII Edition of the National Student-Inventor Competition

XII Edition of the National Student-Inventor Competition

They are hungry for knowledge and are looking for new solutions. They create inventions that make our lives easier. Kielce University of Technology once again awarded students inventors. The Student Inventor Competition is an excellent springboard for a career and an opportunity to appear in the world of science and business.

Karolina Janus and Jakub Krasowski from Kielce University of Technology were among those who received the main awards for their inventions.

The great number of applications shows that the competition is very popular in the academic environment. During this year’s edition, 103 solutions from 19 Polish universities have been submitted. The students from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences were the most active in creating new solutions, as they submitted 38 inventions for the competition. The following places were taken by Lublin University of Technology (14 solutions), Wrocław University of Technology and Kielce University of Technology (9 solutions each).

In the 12th edition of the Student-Inventor Competition, the Competition Commission awarded five equal main prizes, a few distinctions and special prizes funded by the President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, the Production Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Voivode of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, the President of the INWEX Innovation and Implementation Unit, the President of the Polish Association Inventors and Rationalizers and the Rector of the Kielce University of Technology.

Five winners of the main prizes will take part in the International Exhibiton of Inventions of Geneva in 2022. The organiser will finance the costs of the exhibition stand and the winners’ travel and stay in Geneva.


A series of 38 inventions concerning new flavonoid glycosides with potential antimicrobial activity Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Agnieszka Krawczyk-Łebek, prof. dr hab. inż. Edyta Kostrzewa-Susłow, dr hab. Tomasz Janeczko, dr inż. Monika Dymarska

Wireless system for monitoring the patient’s body temperature – Fevero
Medical University of Silesia, Termipol
Jakub Szczerba, Łukasz Białek, Maciej Poniedziałek

Method of making a mineral-asphalt mix of the asphalt concrete type with continuous graining and the mineral-asphalt mix of the asphalt concrete with continuous graining for the construction of a road surface with increased service life
Kielce University of Technology
Karolina Janus, dr hab. inż. Anna Chomicz-Kowalska, prof. PŚK, dr inż. Krzysztof Maciejewski

Method and device for detecting the QRS complex in the electrocardiogram signal in the cycle of 4 inventions
AGH University of Science and Technology
Wojciech Reklewski, prof. dr hab. inż. Piotr Augustyniak, dr hab. inż. Marek Miśkowicz,
mgr inż. Katarzyna Heryan

Method of reconstructing the damaged road surface and the road surface made according to this method
Kielce University of Technology
Jakub Krasowski, prof. dr hab. inż. Marek Iwański, dr inż. Przemysław Buczyński, dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Mazurek, prof. PŚk, dr inż. Mateusz Iwański, mgr inż. Waldemar Świąder

General Information on the National Student-Inventor Competition

The idea of organizing the Student-Inventor Competition emerged at Kielce University of Technology in 2010. Since then it has been a cyclical undertaking, which promotes the creative potential of Polish student-inventors in Poland and abroad, activates the academic community in research and development activities, promotes and supports the results of research and development works protected by exclusive rights or submitted for protection in the commercialisation process, and increases students’ interest in seeking innovative solutions for their own business. An important goal of the competition is also the promotion of intellectual property protection and the integration of the student-inventor community.

The competition is addressed to students, doctoral students and graduates who, during their studies, became inventors or co-creators of an invention or a utility or industrial design protected by exclusive rights or submitted for protection to the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland or a relevant industrial property office abroad. Inventions developed as part of international cooperation, in which students from foreign universities are co-creators, can also be entered into the competition.

In the latest and already settled, 12th edition of the Student-Inventor Competition, 103 solutions by 141 authors were submitted. The inventions relate to virtually all areas of technology, including machinery and equipment, materials, chemical and medical engineering as well as agricultural engineering and environmental protection.

It is widely observed that searching for and creating new solutions that aims at reducing the negative impact on the environment or its protection and improvement become more and more popular.