Crystal Mercury 2014
The Industrial Property Office of SR and Banská Bystrica Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBRCCI) organised the 21st year of the award for innovations Crystal Mercury 2014. The IPO SR had been represented only in the jury of the competition together with members of the Board of BBRCCI and representatives of the Technical University in Zvolen before.
Announcement of results and ceremonial awarding for the best innovative solutions (the competition is being organised for business entities and students of the Banská Bystrica Region) took place in the Cikker´s Hall of the Historic City Hall of Banská Bystrica on March 12, 2015 within the public meeting of the General Assembly of BBRCCI.
Organisers awarded 3 main prizes:
Product Innovation of Higher Order
ADRIAN GROUP, s. r. o., Banská Bystrica ‒ for the new series of hot air gas generators
ISOLAR, s. r. o., Lieskovec ‒ for the device to feed straight bars and rods with bends and projections through strapping head of the strapping machine
Oliver Morocz, Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology, Technical University Zvolen – for the shelf Mimosa
The IPO SR President Ľuboš Knoth said on this occasion: - I am glad that the cooperation with the Banská Bystrica Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shifted the level above and we together announced and organised the competition for the award for innovations, I believe in and I believe they move Slovakia and at least Central European Region.
I am pleased that we have found in SCCI a reliable partner at the heart of which innovations lie. This is also evidenced by the involvement of four Regional Chambers of SCCI – Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Trenčín and Košice – in the network of Information and Advisory Points of the IPO SR for Innovation – innoinfo, by cooperation in organisation of expert seminars and IP protection promotion on the web seat of SCCI as well as in its magazine Business, Industry, Economy.
The IPO SR is here particularly for entrepreneurs – for authors of solutions and applicants. In this context we realised several activities last year and other ones we prepare with the Government of SR resorts and in cooperation with foreign partners. Also the future entrepreneurs – today´s students – widely represented in the competition for the Crystal Mercury – are being increasingly aware of the importance of the intellectual property. I am convinced that the intellectual property is one of areas to help to stimulate the economy in Slovakia as well as in other developed countries.