In July 2017, Fundation for Polish Science (FNP) has approved and subsidized three projects at IPPT PAN (the FIRST TEAM and HOMING programmes). Grants winners are young talented researchers at IPPT PAN: Piotr Korczyk Ph.D., Dr Habil., Michał Komorowski Ph.D. and Izabela K. Piechocka Ph.D.

Karol Golasiński has been awarded a scholarship by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service) for presentation entitled ,,Unique mechanical performance of an innovative Ti-based superalloy Gum Metal under compression".

In July 2017, European Comission, in the frame of the call MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION STAFF EXCHANGE (MSCA RISE) has granted the project QUANTIFY "Unraveling the role of anisotropy in material failure". The project is coordinated by the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and one of the project beneficiaries is IPPT PAN.

IPPT PAN have started research work in the project "Application of the AIA concept (Adaptive Impact Absorption) in aeronautical and space engineering, AIA-AERO" within the programme "TANGO 2" (NCBiR). This is the second edition of the only initiative in Poland that supports the practical application of fundamental research results.

IPPT PAN offered two educational programs at the 21. Science Picnic. A large number of visitors took part in them.

On 31st of May 2017, the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland granted a patent for a team from IPPT PAN, IMDiK PAN and WUM. The invention title is "Application of electrospinning nanofibres as neuroprotective dressings for use in the prevention of post-traumatic changes in the brain."