The Silesian University of Technology closely cooperates with its business environment, due to its main objective, which is to train highly skilled engineering staff for the modern industry and to conduct and implement innovative research.
The connection between business and science is established via the Innovation and Technology Transfer
Centre (CITT) of the Silesian University of Technology, which has an extensive experience in terms of commercialisation of knowledge and technologies, and in effective protection of intellectual property. The team of specialists has developed a wide variety of contacts with the business environment, which makes it possible to undertake efficient actions in this respect and to effectively promote scientific research. CITT employees are willing to not only support companies in the search for research teams, that meet their specific needs, but also to help them define the possible directions of development with regards to investing in innovation.
The Silesian University of Technology is a university that pays special attention to developing entrepreneurship
among its students. Those skills often help them later in making decisions concerning their professional future. The Student Career Office and the Academic Entrepreneurial Incubator are also very active at our university. As a result, students can obtain help in finding a job, setting up their own company and receive information about available training, courses and internships. The Silesian University of Technology regularly organises job fairs, numerous training courses and workshops, including programmes promoting academic entrepreneurship
The activities aimed at boosting entrepreneurship among the students of the Silesian University of Technology
are actively supported its industrial partners, who regularly take part in the abovementioned events, offering students and graduates not only attractive training and internships, but also very often providing them with practical knowledge in the area of setting up a company or implementing new
technologies in the industry.
For many years, the Silesian University of Technology, together with its business partners has organised the
contest entitled “My idea for a business” (Mój pomysł na biznes). The contest aims to stimulate innovativeness and entrepreneurship among students and employees of the university. The winning projects are ready-to-implement ideas that involve the use of modern technologies.
The Silesian University of Technology regularly cooperates with the representatives of many industries on the
development of unique curricula, and on increasing the industry’s participation in the entire educational cycle. As a result of those activities, we improve the existing fields of study and create new ones, including dual training, conducted in strict cooperation with our industrial partners.