XIII Edition of the National Student-Inventor Competition

XIII Edition of the National Student-Inventor Competition

The Student Inventor Competition is an excellent springboard for a career and an opportunity to appear in the world of science and business. This event has been organized by the Kielce University of Technology since 2010. Five winners of the main award will have the ability to make a presentation and promotion of created invention during the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions 2023) and also during the International Warsaw Exhibition of Inventions IWIS 2023.

From year to year the number of inventions submitted increases, which shows that this competition is very popular in the academic environment. During this year’s edition, 123 solutions from 23 polish universities and research centers have been submitted. The students from the University of Silesia in Katowice were the most active in creating new solutions, as they submitted 14 inventions for the competition. The following places were taken by the Lublin University of Technology (12 solutions), and the Kielce University of Technology (11 solutions).

In the 13th 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.



  • Method and system for monitoring the life activities of a baby during sleep based on a neural network
    Warsaw University of Technology
    Julia Wilk, Mikołaj Miszczak, Michał Skibiński, Jan Piliszczuk, dr hab. inż. Cezary Rzymkowski, dr inż. Edyta Rola


  • Manufacturing a silicon-based photovoltaic cell with an additional energy level in a band forbidden in the cycle of 3 inventions
    Lublin University of Technology
    Justyna Pastuszak, dr hab. inż. Paweł Węgierek, prof. PL


  • Method of obtaining new nanomaterials for renewable energy sources in the cycle of 4 inventions
    University of Silesia
    Angelika Mieszczanin, Natalia Stolarczyk, Witold Ignasiak, Aleksandra Fijołek, prof. dr hab. inż. Stanisław Krompiec, dr Sławomir Kula, prof. dr hab. Cezary Pietraszuk, dr Szymon Rogalski, dr Marek Matussek, dr Karol Erfurt, dr hab. Piotr Lodowski


  • Method of obtaining a polymer matrix composite containing hydroxyapatite and method of obtaining a two-layer bioactive composite coating and a two-layer bioactive composite
    Cracow University of Technology
    Dagmara Słota, Magdalena Bańkosz, prof. dr hab. inż. Agnieszka Sobczak-Kupiec, dr hab. inż. Bożena Tyliszczak, dr inż. Agnieszka Tomala, mgr inż. Wioletta Florkiewicz, dr inż. Anna Drabczyk, dr inż. Sonia Kudłacik-Kramarczyk


  • Asphalt-aggregate mix with continuous grain for paving
    Kielce University of Technology
    Karolina Janus, dr hab. inż. Anna Chomicz-Kowalska, prof. PŚK, prof. dr hab. inż. Marek Iwański, dr inż. Krzysztof Maciejewski, dr inż. Justyna Stępień, dr inż. Piotr Ramiączek, Politechnika Warszawska: prof. dr hab. inż. Piotr Radziszewski, dr inż. Adam Liphardt, dr hab. inż. Jan Król, prof. PW, dr hab. inż. Michał Sarnowski, prof. PW, dr hab. inż. Karol Kowalski, prof. PW, Artur Piwowar, Maciej Michalec, Karol Góral


Among the winners of special awards is our student of the Mechanical Engineering faculty – Seyed Amirhossein Hashemi Bosari, he received the Special Award of the Rector of the Kielce University of Technology for his invention called Propulsion system – cycle of 3 inventions: Adaptive Ducted Fan, Variable Nozzle, Indirect driven dual-rotor with CVT system


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 commercialization 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, 13th edition of the Student-Inventor Competition, 1300 solutions by 2733 authors (students, professors and entrepreneurs) 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 aim at reducing the negative impact on the environment or its protection and improvement become more and more popular.