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poniedziałek, 01 września 2014 15:47

 

World of Innovation – this is the title of the conference, concerning the latest achievements in the IT field, which took place 3rd April, 2012, in the Wroclaw University of Technology (PWr) and was organized in cooperation with IBM Global Services Delivery Centre in Wroclaw.

– The connections between IBM and Wroclaw are getting stronger – We have here Integrated Delivery Center and last week, there was opened IBM Financing Department. This city has an enormous intellectual capital, so the very next step is to consolidate the cooperation with its scientific community – Those are the words of Anna Sieńko, the Country General Manager of IBM Poland, welcoming the participants of the meeting on behalf of IBM corporation.

The Rector of PWr, Professor Tadeusz Więckowski in his speech, expressed amongst others gladness due to cooperation with IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa – This is the proof of respect for Wroclaw University of Technology. We are happy, that it is possible for our employees and students to conduct common projects with one of the most respectful research centers in the world. For them, this is a huge chance for gaining precious experience and verifying own abilities in international surrounding.

During the conference, Wroclaw University of Technology and IBM Haifa Research Laboratory signed the Declaration of Intent, concerning future cooperation. Israeli Center was represented by his director Oded Cohn, and the University by its Rector, Professor Tadeusz Więckowski. Collaboration will concern creating several laboratory groups for research and development of the latest IT technologies, in the field of Cloud Computing, IT Modeling, as well as Optimization problems.

For several years, IBM Haifa Research Laboratory has conducted leading research projects, essential for the development of IBM offer. They has been related with: health and biological science, verification techniques, multimedia, active management, information retrieval, programming, business transformation and optimization technologies. The Laboratory in Haifa is presently the biggest research centre of IBM outside the USA, which hires more than 500 specialists.

The Rector of Wrocław University of Technology, Prof. Tadeusz Więckowski and Director of Haifa IBM Research Laboratory, Oded Cohn, while signing the Declaration of Intent

First substantial preliminary talks between partners were held 2nd and 3rd November, 2011. As an answer for the invitation of the HRL Director in Haifa, there had been formed a group of four University representatives, which visited IBM Laboratory in Haifa:

- Prof. dr hab. inż. Andrzej Kasprzak – Education Vice-rector

- Prof. dr hab. inż. Cezary Madryas – Development Vice-rector

- dr inż. Ryszard Klempous, research worker in the Faculty of Electronics

-dr inż. Jerzy Kotowski, research worker in the Faculty of Electronics, Representative of Dean of Faculty of Electronics for Complementary Studies.