“HUGO – innovative technology of pre-sowing seed irradiation and post-emergence plant irradiation”. This title will remain with us for a long time, due to the DISTINCTION received by the University of Agriculture in Krakow with his spin-off Hugo Green Solutions Sp. z o.o. during the “Polish Product of the Future” Competition. The award was granted in the category “Joint Product of the Future of Institutions of Higher Education and Science and Entrepreneurs”. It was already the 23rd edition of the Competition, organized by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and the National Center for Research and Development.
The ceremonial gala was attended by representatives of the Polish Government and Institutions:
- Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labor and Technology
- Przemysław Czarnek, Minister of Education and Science
- Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak, Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy
- Małgorzata Oleszczuk, President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
- Wojciech Kamieniecki, Director of the National Center for Research and Development
The “Polish Product of the Future” competition is a celebration of people who contribute to building our strong, modern and competitive economy, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the participants of the awards gala. During the ceremonial gala, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and the National Center for Research and Development handed out awards and distinctions for the most innovative Polish products and technologies. As many as 219 projects were submitted to the XXIII edition of the competition!
In accordance with the Competition Regulations, the Highlighted Inventions and the Team are entitled to use / include in correspondence and promotion of the sign and slogan “Polish Product of the Future”, and this right has not been limited in time.
The winners were also congratulated by the Rector of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, dr hab. Eng. Sylwester Tabor, professor of UR.
The subject of the application from the University of Agriculture in Kraków and Hugo Green Solutions Sp. z o.o. was:
Innovative HUGO eco-technology, based on two Hugo solutions – Growth Stimulator and Hugo – Agricultural Robot.
“HUGO – Growth Stimulator” is an innovative technology of post-emergence plant irradiation (in the field tests phase) and pre-sowing seed irradiation (IP reported and prepared irradiation algorithms), which is dedicated to plant seeds before sowing and plants in the juvenile stages, grown in field conditions .
“HUGO Robot Rolniczy” is version 1.0, a prototype of a multi-purpose mobile platform enabling the point application of agrotechnical treatments related to precise plant irradiation, spraying, foliar feeding of plants, with the possibility of expanding with new functional modules.
The solution is a response to the global challenges of mankind noted, among others, by the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which estimates that by 2050 the world’s population will increase to nearly 10 billion and in order to feed such a large population, the amount of food production in the world should be increased. Thanks to the innovative eco-technology HUGO consisting in a two-stage, integrated process of diagnosing the health condition and biostimulation of plants based on image analysis obtained from spectral sensors installed on the Hugo – Agricultural Robot platform, it will be possible to effectively capture the first symptoms of plant damage by pathogens and support the plant through biostimulation with the use of plant irradiation with the use of laser diodes implemented in the Hugo – Growth Stimulator technology.
The creators of the solution, and at the same time the team developing this technology, are:
dr hab. Eng. Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra, prof. UR – agronomy expert, employee of UR Kraków, COO of Hugo Green Solutions sp. z o.o.
dr inż. Tomasz Czech, prof. UR – agronomy expert, employee of UR Kraków, CEO of Hugo Green Solutions sp. z o.o.
MSc. Wojciech Przywała – a graduate of Environmental Protection AGH, a certified expert in the field of internet marketing and project management, CMO Hugo Green Solutions sp. z o.o.
Michał Szczurek – member of the board of Hugo Green Solutions sp. z o.o., supporting the company in the field of IT solutions as well as the development of terrain imaging modules
dr inż. Jerzy Próchnicki – member of the board of the Polish Association of Sustainable Agriculture – ASAP, as well as an expert supporting the development of technology at Hugo Green Solutions sp. z o.o.
Wojciech Borówka, M.Sc. Eng. – an expert in the field of technology transfer, supports the company in the field of technology development
Adam Sikora – platform and control system software expert, graduate of the Silesian University of Technology
Krzysztof Płatek – expert in platform design and production, graduate of the Silesian University of Technology
Karol Żak – specialist for control systems platforms, graduate of the Silesian University of Technology
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We invite you to contact us and business cooperation!
Hugo Green Solutions sp.z o.o., al. Mickiewicza 21C / 2, 31 – 120 Krakow
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 730 326 423
KRS: 0000850680, District Court for Kraków Śródmieście, XI Commercial Division
NIP: 6762582794, REGON: 386573490
The “Polish Product of the Future” competition is co-financed by the EU from the Intelligent Development Operational Program under the project 2.4.1 Analysis and pilot center for new instruments – INNO LAB. Competition in the competition takes place in three categories (Product of the Entrepreneur’s Future, Product of the Future of Institutions of Higher Education and Science, Joint Product of the Future of Institutions of Higher Education and Science and Entrepreneurs), in which main prizes (PLN 100,000 each) and distinctions (PLN 25 thousand). Additionally, special prizes are awarded.
More about the winners of the Polish Product of the Future HERE
Photo by: PARP