Smartphone-sized devices capable of purifying water for one person using sunlight; desktop modules producing substances valuable for the pharmaceutical industry from chemical waste. The construction of such innovative instruments, providing the product not in batches but continuously, is becoming possible thanks to an ultrasonic technique of depositing titanium dioxide layers onto the inner walls of tubes with diameters of even micrometre dimensions.
Leonardo Lab - a laboratory that focuses on man and his needs, is being built at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology. It will allow to conduct research on the automation of space inhabited by the elderly or people who require care.
Poland's first SpaceHub has been opened with the support of the European Space Agency and the international EO ClimLab project. The SpaceHub will provide start-ups and SMEs with permanent access to satellite data and offer advice on their use in business practice.
Motor glider with hydrogen drive is being built at Rzeszów University of Technology. This is the next stage of research on alternative energy sources for aviation, conducted for several years. The motor glider is expected to be ready for the first independent flight by the end of 2018.