From Gdansk to the stars – understanding IRMAST
July 10, 2015, at the Gdansk Science and Technology Park in the Polish Space Agency, there concluded a cooperation agreement titled, IRMAST (Innovative Research and Maritime Applications of Space), which during the inauguration was signed by representatives of the Agency, the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone and the rectors of the Tri-City universities: University Gdansk, Gdynia Maritime University and the Naval Academy.
Gdańsk - the choice was not accidental
Centuries ago in Gdansk, astronomer Jan Hevelius owned a studio here. Today - among others with the votes of the citizens of Gdansk - one of the two Polish space satellites BRITE project bears the name of Hevelius. In Gdansk, also created the most accurate clock in the world - pulsar clock that keeps time based on an extremely regular radio pulses received from pulsars or neutron stars, in 2011.
But Gdańsk cannot boast only a "cosmic history." Today, our city is primarily a thriving industry of new technologies and IT, which firms give back and provide support to the Tri-City universities. Such facilities will be perfectly interact with the pols, as evidenced by the cooperation agreement IRMAST (Innovative Research and Maritime Applications of Space), which during the inauguration was signed by representatives of the Agency, the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone and the rectors of the Tri-City universities: University of Gdansk, Gdynia Maritime University and Naval Academy.
As citizens of Gdańsk we are very pleased that the Polish Space Agency headquarters is in our city. Which was stated by the Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz during the opening ceremony of the POLSA headquarters in Gdansk. It is worth to cities like Poznan, Lodz, Lublin and Wroclaw also equip the offices or central agencies. It serves for the development of the country.
The Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (PSEZ) - one of the most dynamically developing special economic zones in Poland, which aims to accelerate the economic development of the northern Polish region and the development and use of new technical and technological solutions in the economy. PSEZ is the owner of the Gdansk Science and Technology Park. Prof. Hilary Koprowski (GSTP) and the Baltic port of New Technologies (BPNT), which promotes the development of enterprises, especially in the area of Pomerania, in the field of research and development activities carried out in cooperation with national and foreign scientific institutions. GPNT and BPNT a platform for business cooperation in various fields, especially economic and scientific research in the field of building, shaping the information space and to promote new technological solutions.
Source: Article found on the official website of the city of Gdansk "From Gdansk to the Stars: Polish Space Agency has a new Headquarters" and own materials. "From Gdansk to the Stars: Polish Space Agency has a new Headquarters"