Puławy Competence Center – the winner of Czesław Siekierski special award at AGROTECH fair in Kielce
“It is said that there is still a lot we can do to improve the cooperation between science and business. However, even the best cooperation in this area will not bring the expected results unless we remember about our customers. A company is worth as much as the value of its clients. Consequently, we need to know them and we need to manage this value well. That is why we have created Puławy Competence Center, whose consortium includes not only big companies and academic communities but also associations representing customers. In the beginning, Puławy Competence Center was a kind of platform for exchanging experience, ideas and expectations. Nowadays, we are running innovative research projects and postgraduate studies and organizing conferences. I’m hoping for great effects of this cooperation,” said Doctor Zenon Pokojski, coordinator in Puławy Competence Center, after receiving the special award in the category of Innovation at the AGROTECH fair.
The award, handed in by Czeslaw Siekierski – Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Parliament, is the more important as it was presented during the country’s biggest agricultural fair, an event which is visited by numerous entrepreneurs connected with farming every year. The International Fair of Agricultural Techniques AGROTECH in Kielce has been growing systemaically with every year, but this year’s, the 22nd, edition was record-breaking for many reasons: 63 thousand square meters of exhibition space, 700 exhibitors from 17 countries, who represented the newest trends in this branch. This year AGROTECH also broke its own record of attendance as there were over 60 thousand visitors. “This is an event which has gained recognition from not only Polish farmers and companies but also from many foreign producers and world-wide companies. We may surely say that the fair has already become a part of Polish farming tradition,” emphasised Doctor Andrzej Mochoń, the president of Targi Kielce Board.