On 29 March 2017, IPPT PAN participated in the 19th International Trade Fair of Analytical, Measurement and Control Technology (EuroLab17). This year's edition was held in the Trade Fair and Congress Centre, Marsa 56C, Warsaw.

During the recent Convention and XII Conference in Supraśl, 22-25 March 2017, prof. Zbigniew Kowalewski has been elected Chairman of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PTMTS) for the new XXXVIII cadence (2017-2018).

IPPT PAN and the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials (the project coordinator) have started research work in the programme "Development of Road Innovations" - R&D . This work is supported by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Austostrad GDDKiA).

On 01/12/2017 our Institute signed the first agreement of payable transfer of intellectual property rights to its employees.

In December 2016 IPPT PAN was granted the right to use the prestigious Human Resources Excellence in Research logo.

On January 11, 2017, the professor’s nomination was granted to Mr Paweł Łukasz Sajkiewicz by Mr Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland. The nominee is an associate professor, the head of the Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterials at the IPPT PAN.