Practice-oriented research is a trend in today's science as well as its future. This is evident in the growing interest of the business environment in this kind of research, but also in the innovative potential and practical usefulness of specific research results. The Technology Transfer Award in Slovakia 2017 was awarded to the best of the best. For the fifth time already, the award has proven that scientific work has a significant practical level as well and that research results have a clear objective – to be used in the common practice. The award in the category INNOVATOR was awarded to doc. Ing. Tatiana Bojňanská, CSc., Director of the AgroBioTech Research Center of SUA in Nitra.