photo 1: The European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and perovskite solar cells; dr Olga Malinkiewicz on the right. October 2022, Saule Technologies.
The European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel paid a visit to Saule Technologies
It is a pleasure to share that Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, visited Saule Technologies’ premises in Wroclaw on the 23rd of October 2022.
The European Commission’s positive recognition of the technological opportunities that Saule Technologies’ perovskite cells-based photovoltaics carry marks an important milestone on our journey and remains greatly appreciated. Having had an opportunity of introducing Mariya Gabriel to our perovskite world we were delighted to present the unique features of photovoltaics to the Commissioner and discuss the countless possibilities of application in the context of the European Commission’s strive for a greener, better future.
photo 2: The European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel’s visit to Saule Technologies. October 2022.
“– Saule Technologies – high-tech company developing innovative solar cells perovskite materials. From the 2014 Photonics21 Award to vibrant expansion in #IoT, electric transport or satellites, @olgasauletech and her innovators lead by example. This is European innovation in practice.”, reflected Mariya Gabriel post-visit.
Many thanks to Mariya Gabriel for the visit and recognition. It was truly an honour.
photos: More pictures from the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel’s visit to Saule Technologies. October 2022.
Earlier the same year, Saule Technologies has been visited by another representative of the European Commission – the EC Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans. During his visit at Saule Technologies in Wrocław on Friday, 3 June 2022, Frans Timmermans spent a couple of hours touring the company’s plant and taking part in round-table talks with representatives of Saule Technologies and several other European Green Deal business stakeholders from Poland.
Our history with the European Commission dates back as far as 2014, when Olga Malinkiewicz received the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award for her work on thin film photovoltaic devices, winning the 1st prize in the prestigious competition organized by the European Technology Platform Photonics21 – the prize, that led to the later creation of Saule Technologies.
The award was handed to Olga by Neelie Kroes, the Vice-President of the European Commission and the EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, and the award ceremony took place at the evening reception of the Photonics21 Annual Meeting 2014.
photo 3: Photonics21 Student Innovation Award received in 2014 by Olga Malinkiewicz.
Currently, Saule Technologies (and Saule Research Institute) not only continuously expands its research portfolio but also develops a network of scientific cooperation by participating in groundbreaking research projects on perovskite materials – also thanks to the support from the European Commission and the European funding. In 2021 alone, three European projects in which Saule is one of the consortium partners have received funding from the European Commission under the Horizon budget.
It is without a doubt that the European Commission’s role in Saule Technologies’ and Saule Research Institute’s growth and development is crucial, and for that, it has our deepest gratitude.