On 13th May, 2019 Podkarpacki Innovation Center has officially opened ProtoLab. PCI is a self-governing company of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and is financed from the Regional Operational Program of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship  2014-2020. The partners of the project are: Rzeszów University of Technology, University of Rzeszów and University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów.


photo by: Michał Mielniczuk

ProtoLAB is a creative space for prototyping and verification of ideas. The activities of the Podkarpackie Innovation Center are three platforms. The first is to support the best research and development projects carried out by teams of partner scientific units with high potential for commercialization. The second area is support for the sale of research services provided by Podkarpackie laboratories and the purchase of such research services by companies. The third platform is ProtoLab.


In ProtoLab, there are workshop rooms that  allow  to build prototypes, including virtual reality studio, electronics, computer, as well as a tool workshop, equipped with vices, long, balls and saws. In the tool shop, prototypes of wood or metal can be developed. The use of ProtoLab is free of charge for all interested parties, especially for startups, new open companies provided by students or researchers. More information may be found in a website: protolab.pcinn.org.

More pictures from the opening ceremony might be found here: bit.ly/2HlnH2N