New technologies – visit of ITRE PE Commission in Poland

The delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) begins a visit to Poland on Monday (22 May) to look at the applications and projects of using new technologies in industry, medicine and energy. The ITRE commission is working on a legal framework for the introduction and promotion of new technologies: 5G mobile telephony, Internet access, the digital single market, the rules of Internet platforms such as Netflix, Airbnb, Reddit.

In Poland, MEPs will get acquainted with the use of “expanded reality” technology in cardiology, holographic anatomy computers, telemedicine solutions, latest data processing methods, and meet with representatives of Polish startups.

MEPs will visit Warsaw: Campus Warsaw, ICM Technology Center, Market Creativity Center 56, Center for Clean Coal Technologies in Zabrze and Cracow Jagiellonian Innovation Center and Technology Park.

“After returning to Brussels, we will use the information gained during our visit to Poland in the legislative work of our commission,” said the head of the delegation, Professor Jerzy Buzek.

The delegation includes members of the European Parliament: Jerzy Buzek, Michał Boni, Maria Spyraki, Krystyna Łybacka, Zdzisław Krasnodębski.


Fot. Jacek Waszkiewicz.

Holographic goggles that will allow you to simulate operations at the heart of a particular patient, a remote caregiver cradle that alerts you when a heart rhythm is impaired, a pen that processes a doctor’s letter into electronic documentation, a sign language translator – , Which was presented in Poland delegation of MEPs from the Research, Industry and Energy Committee of the European Parliament.

Future medicine:

In the first block their ideas were presented by scientists and entrepreneurs who want to combine medical solutions with the latest technologies, sometimes just wiping their trails into public opinion. Polish innovators want to introduce solutions based on extended reality, to accumulate and process large amounts of data, to use holography, cloud-based solutions, and other latest technologies. Their solutions try to address the international audience, sometimes because the market in Poland is still too limited. Some of the presented solutions are still at the stage of ideas, others have already been put into practice. Among them are solutions based on the latest technologies, addressing the most urgent challenges of the modern world, such as: Aging society, civilization diseases.

Innovators have welcomed Google:

Presentations took place in one of the Warsaw Campus halls. According to Rafał Plutecki, the director of the center, this is Google’s nonprofit initiative. Its purpose is to make it easier for young entrepreneurs and business candidates, mainly from the information technology industry, to take the first steps, make contacts, and then develop their business. As he said, five years ago Google decided to start the Google for Entrepreneurs program – because Google’s origins were in the garage, it began with two people, and after 20 years turned into a giant technology company. The mission is to connect a global start-up network – investors, entrepreneurs who start with the idea and want to create a large enterprise.

The campus initiative came a few years ago, and so are some other cities in London, Madrid, Seoul, Sao Paolo and Tel Aviv. In such centers there is a cafe, which is designed as a meeting place for advisers and investors, there are programs that help to develop the activities (so called accelearators), it is a place of workshops, courses, events, organized for entrepreneurs and Their development. Rafał Plutecki said that last year Campus Warsaw was visited by 21,000 people. The Warsaw campus is expected to have an impact on the whole of Central and Eastern Europe. He added that the potential of our region is very large, there are a lot of technical graduates here, combined with funds and the transfer of “know how” should bring results.

EP committees prepare new rules:

Former EP President Jerzy Buzek said that MEPs want to know obstacles, hear legal advice, want to know what is the state of things to do in the future. This is an official visit, this is the official information – he said.

He stressed that the members of the commission emphasized two important issues: the digital single market and research and innovation, because the EP commission creates legal provisions on these issues. It is important to prepare a research support program, he said. Jerzy Buzek said that sooner or later MEPs will start working on the 9th framework program – about € 100 billion for 7 years (European research, development, innovation), and he says “big fight” for the single market digital.

The delegation program of the European Parliament delegation in Poland included, among others. Visit ICM Technology Center. MEPs also visit the Center for Clean Coal Technologies in Zabrze and the Cracow Jagiellonian Innovation Center and Technology Park.

Try operations like pilot simulation, holograms, large data:

Professor Dariusz Dudek, professor and head of the Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Intervention (University Hospital in Cracow) and Mateusz Kierepka, President of the Board, MedApp S.A. The idea of ​​holographic glasses (“a computer worn on the head.” Such solutions may help doctors learn anatomy.) Prof. Dudek sees their use in performing operations, cardiac interventions, and teaching physicians. Help you choose the right solution during the treatment.

As a cardiologist said, using such a tool, the patient’s anatomy image can be found earlier, simulating the operation, the right solution. You can learn how to operate or simulate operations on a particular patient.

Professor Dudek said that such solutions should arouse interest in Europe, not only in Poland. The speech was inter alia. For replacement of the valves, as least invasive, without opening the chest. He emphasized that 3D technology, with the holographic method, is already a past, a story.

Mateusz Kierepka said that holographic technology is completely new. Its use, as you can see, is not just teaching anatomy.

As he stated, contact between the doctor and the patient in the field of telemedicine and the flow of important data is supposed to be real time for diagnostic purposes. That is why it seems important for these 5G Internet solutions. These are just some of the solutions proposed by the team.


A big company was represented by Bartosz Pampuch, Vice President of Comarch Healthcare. He spoke, among others. Solutions to monitor the condition of the patient at a distance. Monitoring devices such as the patient’s ECG are available, which sometimes allows them to save their lives. He recalled that when a cardiac surgery required a patient from Augustów near Suwałki, it detected the monitoring center iMed24 in Krakow and a few days later it was already after the procedure. The “City of Health” patient monitoring program has been implemented, among others. In Suwałki thanks to European funds.

The speaker said that telemedicine was an appropriately designed instrument for measuring and monitoring (he presented, among others, a special cardiothoracic vest that helps to monitor heart rhythm disturbances), but also tools to pre-process large amounts of data. For patients monitored 24 hours a day, medical consultants should reach the selected information.

Comarch Healthcare Vice-President also talked about the problem of medical documentation. This, as he said, should move along with the patient and be available if needed. As he stated, every job brings a CV, while patients often have such CVs deprived, when coming to a medical facility have a clean card.

As predicted by the speaker, the data gathering and processing system could support medicine to such an extent that perhaps cell phones would remind the patient that he should do such a study, would help him select a hospital, etc.

A pen that processes a doctor’s letter for electronic data:

Rafal Witkowski of IC Solutions explained that his company was looking for solutions that would make it easier to prepare medical records. Presented digital pen – built into it is a camera that records the recorded data. It connects to the computer and we have a picture of what was written by the doctor on plain paper, on the form, and also the same data is entered electronically. As the trader stated, doctors now have to make a lot of medical records. This type of tool would be a great help, also where time is important, for example at the Hospital Rescue Units. The businessman also presented solutions for electronic patient signatures.

An armband that watches over the heart and alerts the guardian:

Michał Pizon of SiDLY has focused his attention on patient care with the use of mobile and telemedicine applications. Systems in the cuff allow telepathy over the patient, detect if they fall, measure skin temperature, heart rate. As he said, the service his company sells in many countries of the world, including. In the US, in Japan, because in Poland the market is quite narrow. This is also one of the obstacles faced by companies dealing with modern technologies in medicine. In addition, the boss of SiDLY mentioned that other problems were, among others. Roaming charges.

Data issue:

MEPs then asked entrepreneurs about data security issues in e-medicine. MEP Zdzisław Krasnodębski pointed out that these are sensitive data, there is also the issue of digital exclusion of seniors, may add too much to physicians from the technician.

Michał Pizon of SiDLY said that the transmitted data must be encrypted and protected against cyber attacks. Discussions on cloud and server data storage and on the protection of medical devices were discussed. As Matthew Kierepek said, it should be safe to have and such devices as a starter. Dariusz Pampusz from Comarch said that the interoperability of different systems is very important.

It was also said that the technology is quite expensive – in the beginning you can think about it, because not everyone is willing to pay. The market in Poland is currently small, companies have to go abroad.

Mateusz Kierepka from MedApp pointed out that in Poland some of the very talented people, with ideas, are not able to reach the funds. He noted that hackers are organized in the United States – if someone wins this kind of contest, then there will be funding for him. It is enough for a person to find a solution to a problem, he said.

Young spirits start-ups:

In the second part of the presentation at the Warsaw Campus, a sign language interpreter, start-up support program and home construction project were presented. Bartek Głowacki from SOLACE spoke about the project. The house is built at a rapid pace, it comes to the construction site in the container, it is energy-efficient.

Migam Group plans to create an online sign language translator. As pointed out by head of marketing at Migam Group Paweł Potakowski in the world are 72 million deaf. Hence the project has great potential. Of course, it also has tremendous social significance.

Last but not least, TechHub is a project to create a community and help start-ups working on software implementation. It organizes meetings with lawyers, investors, workshops, courses, business development programs.

MEP Krasnodębski: What about the losers?

MEP Zdzislaw Krasnodębski said that as a sociologist You are interested in how many people succeed, what happens to them.

Young entrepreneurs said that failure was part of the teaching process – and it was noted that in Poland people after a failure want to hide somewhere, in the West approach to it differently, the mentality is different. They also emphasized the need to educate entrepreneurs at an early stage of their activity, as well as to educate young people.

TechHub also organizes a “funeral start-up”, where jokingly, you can learn the most. Traps for start-ups are really very much. But, as noted – failure is a great opportunity to learn something.

Young entrepreneurs were also asked whether they applied for EU funds. Paweł Potakowski said that in the beginning it was difficult to get them, because you have to go through a lot of bureaucratic procedures.

Visit the ICM Technology Center

Press conference of the ITRE delegation in Warsaw

Poland’s position in the EU in terms of innovation absolutely does not match our capabilities, “said Jerzy Buzek, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In his view, if we want to have a competitive economy, growth and social welfare in a healthy economy, innovation is crucial.

Buzek noted at a conference on Monday that if the innovation of individual EU countries is evaluated and evaluated by the number of grants awarded, Poland is “in the middle of the bid” on the 13th, 14th place. “Unfortunately, if we adopt a more precise index of innovation, or per capita, then this place is over twenty,” he said.

In his opinion this absolutely does not suit our capabilities. “We have seen the leading Polish centers, which are at the top of the European and even the foremost world, but it is the fact that knowledge of how to act in science and implementation was widespread in Poland, not individual successes.” – He said. At the same time, ITRE President noted that whether Poland succeeds in winning European projects depends not only on scholars and researchers, but also on the industry and small and medium-sized companies. “We want our industry to invest to risk it,” he said.

Buzek pointed out that not too willing to take such risk are the State Treasury companies. “This is not a matter of recent years … I have been observing this process for a very long time,” he said. In his view, this is due to the short perspective in which the management boards of these companies operate, which are changing with political changes.

Jerzy Buzek chairs the delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), whose representatives are present in Poland. They are looking at the applications and projects of using new technologies in industry, medicine and energy. In Poland, MEPs will also familiarize themselves with the use of extended reality technology in cardiology, holographic computer anatomy, telemedicine solutions, latest data processing methods, and startup representatives.

According to a member of ITRE delegation Michał Boni, meetings with Polish start-ups were “very inspirational”. As he was saying, MEPs became acquainted with the business of the company, which developed a special armband that could provide care for the elderly or affected by Alzheimer’s, or a special pen that would allow the delivery of certain records to medical records.

– For those companies, it was important how the regulations on the protection of personal data would be implemented so that it would be harmonized at European level. Everyone underlined the need for data transfer. For their part, we told them about the projects that will come out in the autumn, ie the rules on free movement of data and e-health – said Boni.

As emphasized by the Prime Minister, if we want to have a competitive economy, growth and social welfare in a healthy economy, innovation is crucial. “The Commission we represent is the only one responsible for innovation policy in the EP – the current budget for these actions is almost 80 billion euros (in the current perspective) and could be as much as 100 billion euros in the future. Poland does not use fully “- he said.

As the chairman noted, the experience and information from the visit to Poland will be used to create legislation in Brussels so that it meets the needs of the scientific and business community that invest in science and research.


We visit Centrum Kreatywności Targowa

Visit the Clean Coal Technology Center in Zabrze. There was a discussion on Polish R & D in the field of energy.

Krakow Technology Park, which delights with its decor, inspirations, creativity, the soul of innovation.