Boy wonder! Fourteen-year-old genius becomes Poland’s youngest business owner
A brilliant 14-year-old computer scientist from Lublin is to become Poland’s youngest business owner after a court granted him permission to create his own start-up.
Kamil Wroński, dubbed the ‘genius from Lublin’, built his first robot at the age of three and first hit headlines in 2016 after he became Poland’s youngest university student after taking up studies at the Lublin University of Technology at the tender age of eight.
The talented inventor, who follows a specially tailored programme of study that allows him to combine lessons at his high school with his university studies in Mechatronics at the Lublin University of Technology, has now set his sights on developing his latest invention – doing so, however, required the establishment of a company in order for him to fulfil his goal.
Speaking to local newspaper Dziennik Wschodni, Wroński said: “The idea concerns a solar tracker which we want to introduce to the market. It is a device that positions solar panels in line with the sun, significantly increasing their output.”
Wroński’s father, Patryk, added: “Kamil has managed to create a great design, inexpensive and much better than the ones used by the competition… on the basis of this project, he wants to build a company and to later expand it, focusing on the development of photovoltaic technology.”
After a hearing at the regional court in Świdnik, the court ruled that despite his young age, Wroński would be allowed to establish his own start-up, making him most probably the youngest business founder in Poland.
Barbara Markowska, Press Officer at the Regional Court of Lublin, said: “This is the first time I have heard of such a case.”
Kamil Sułek, one of the two colleagues Wroński is already working with to help him develop his business, said: “I think the most difficult part – the decision of the court – is already behind us. Now, things should pick up speed. Our company is set to become a reality before the summer holidays.”
Wroński, who regularly posts updates about his work online on his Facebook page, is also working on other projects involving electric cars.
Wroński said: “I am working on the propulsion for such a car [an electric car] and I have made a lot of progress. I successfully created an engine which works very well. I am able to control the speed, electricity usage and the power of the engine. It has a lower temperature of operations than regular engines of this type and it can of course pull a car.”
Having previously received several scholarships for his pioneering ideas – including from the Mayor of Lublin and Fundacja Santander Bank Polska – Wroński further supplements his income by leading tutorials in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Electronics as well as collecting funds via Patronite to help finance his inventions and prototypes.