Event in Warsaw: European Innovation Council (EIC) – a new opportunity for Polish industry in Horizon 2020

"European Innovation Council (EIC) - a new opportunity for Polish industry in Horizon 2020" is the title of the event organized by the National Contact Point for Research Programmes in Poland of the European Union. [...]

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw – one of the most successful in Horizon 2020 Polish biological research centres – celebrates 100th anniversary

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, one of the largest non-university biological research centres in the country, celebrates its 100th anniversary. Its scientists study the processes that occur in cells and the molecular [...]

How to better integrate EU13 into Framework Programmes?

COSMOS2020 - the Network of Horizon 2020 SPACE NCP - and the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU with support of the European Commission organized Horizon 2020 Space International Information Day [...]

Four scientists will carry out an Individual Fellowships in Poland

The European Commission has announced (29th January 2018) the awarding of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to 1 348 highly talented researchers to create a game-changing impact on our society and economy. The funding, part of  [...]

EU financing for breakthrough innovation should adapt to the needs of the innovator, experts say

The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published its recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should fund and nurture breakthrough innovation from start-up to scale-up. In their report, entitled [...]

“Strategy for Horizon 2020” campaign

The Polish National Contact Point of Research Programmes of the EU started the information campaign “Strategy for Horizon 2020” in the end of the year 2017 and it will be continued in the following year. [...]

The work of scientists from AGH UST and UJ can help treat Zika virus infections

Scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków are conducting research that will help better understand the process of Zika virus infection and contribute to the development of [...]

Foundation for Polish Science: Results of competition in Core Facility programmes

The Foundation for Polish Science has decided the competitions in the programmes TEAM-TECH Core Facility (no. 4/2017) and TEAM-TECH Core Facility PLUS (no. 2/2017). Three projects will receive combined funding of almost PLN 8.5 million. The [...]

What is the mission of Polish NCP and what is the Horizon 2020? Watch the movie!

We invite you to watch the film prepared by Polish NCP Team about the role and tasks of the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union and the wide opportunities offered [...]

Copernicus DIAS contracts signed

Four consortia selected to set up Copernicus cloud-based platforms for Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) This morning at the premises of DG GROW, the names of the four industrial providers of the Copernicus Data [...]

Prof. Sankowski and his 3 ERC grants

Prof. Piotr Sankowski, from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, is the first person in Poland who received three European Research Council grants. Prof. Mikołaj Bojańczyk, from the same faculty, has got two grants. [...]

Success of Polish researchers in the QuantERA Call 2017

QuantERA Consortium is pleased to announce the results of the QuantERA Call 2017. Thanks to joint funding provided by the European Union and QuantERA member organisations, the list of projects recommended for funding includes 26 [...]

Recruitment for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies in Poland

A project of the Medical University of Bialystok titled: "International Interdisciplinary PhD studies in Biomedical Research and Biostatistics. Supporting the career and training in omic-based research and biostatistics by inter-national and -sectoral mobility" (ImPRESS) was [...]

Statistics of Polish participation in FP Horizon 2020 – short report after 404 calls

We are presenting a short report on Poland's participation in the Horizon 2020 programme. The analysis concerns 404 calls evaluated by the EC in the area of submitted applications and signed grant agreements for the [...]

Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event in Warsaw

Programme Horizon 2020 is about to take the next step. The final version of the Work Programme for the 2018-2020 Space call with the budget exceeding 700 mln euro will be presented at the Horizon [...]

Entrepreneurship Winter School 2017 on Europe’s Future Food System

How are we going to feed a growing world population while conserving nature? How are we going to make food supply chains transparent and reduce food waste? Join us for the EIT Food Entrepreneurship Winter [...]

ASM- Market Research and Analysis Centre coordinator of the SMEthod project

ASM - Market Research and Analysis Centre will soon launch the sixth project under Horizon 2020. This time ASM will be a coordinator of the project called „Methodology for efficient segmenting innovating SMEs based on [...]

Innovative tech companies can be found in Central and Eastern Europe

The upcoming 6th edition of an international conference, Wolves Summit, is focusing on startups and young tech companies. The event, founded in Poland less than 3 years ago, is already perceived as as one of [...]

2nd issue of NCP_WIDE.NET project newsletter

We are very proud to deliver you the 2nd issue of our project newsletter concerning Spreading Excellence and Widening participation with top article by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits on Teaming – The pathway to jewels of [...]

Four Polish researchers among 2017 ERC Starting Grantees

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the awarding of its Starting Grants to 406 early-career researchers throughout Europe. There are four Polish researchers among them, two of them will conduct their ERC projects in [...]

International Matchmaking Event at POLAGRA FOOD FAIR

Enterprise Europe Network office hosted by the Poznan Science and Technology Park, together with other EEN Partners, has a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th edition of the international matchmaking event which [...]

Apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe (est. 1364). According to many rankings JU is one of the best Universities in Poland. Today, the [...]

New Horizon 2020 project at IPPT PAN

In July 2017 European Comission, in the frame of the call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017 MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION STAFF EXCHANGE (MSCA RISE) has granted the project QUANTIFY "Unraveling the role of anisotropy in material failure". The [...]

Boost your research career! Apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with the University of Warsaw!

The University of Warsaw is a leading Polish university located in the capital of Poland, one of the most dynamically developing academic cities in Europe, holding high positions in international rankings. Warsaw is the centre [...]

The Brokerage Event on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials – registration is now open!

The British, Polish and German National Contact Points (NCPs) as well as the Bavarian research alliance (Bayfor) and its Enterprise Europe Network of Bavaria will organise an EU brokerage event on nanotechnology and advanced materials [...]

The Guild network members meet at the Jagiellonian University and discuss Horizon 2020

As a member of the prestigious cooperation network The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild), whose aim is to shape the European policies regarding research and development initiatives, on 30 June 2017 the Jagiellonian [...]

Poland is involved in creating an integrated observing system for the Atlantic Ocean

Buoys, floats, moorings and research vessels, to name just a few examples - data about the state of the Atlantic is collected by a number of means. And by a profusion of actors, who could [...]

Polish National Medicines Institute is involved in the EU-funded ENABLE project

An EU-funded project has found a potential new way to target drug-resistant bacteria, and it is hoped that the initiative's drug discovery platform will lead to more ground-breaking discoveries - with the potential to save [...]

Discover EURAXESS portal!

Scientific job vacancies and grants, collaboration opportunities with universities and companies in Europe and many more opportunities. Watch the video and discover the EURAXESS portal to see how it can help you boost your research [...]

Expert evaluators needed: help us select high-potential innovators

Are you an entrepreneur or investor with experience of helping innovative companies to grow? If so, you could become one of our evaluators, reviewing proposals and business plans put forward by small and medium-sized enterprises [...]

Institute of Slavic Studies Polish Academy of Sciences was awarded HR Excellence in Research logo

Institute of Slavic Studies Polish Academy of Sciences comprehensive analysis and action plan meet all the requirements for the use of the 'HR Excellence in research' award. ISS PAS can now use the 'HR Excellence [...]

ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre will soon launch the fifth project under Horizon 2020

A consortium of 13 partners from 9 countries, coordinated by the Spanish TECNALIA Institute, has been awarded a grant under the EE-12-2017 (H2020-EE) -2016-2017). The HOLISDER project (Integrating Real-Intelligence in Energy Management Systems) will begin [...]

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute was awarded prestigious HR Excellence in Research logo

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute is the largest and most modern specialist pediatric hospital in Poland. It is also a research institute contributing to modern pediatrics. Institute's mission is to implement the achievements of modern [...]

Grants for young and experienced scientists

The Foundation for Polish Science - the largest NGO providing competitive funds for science in Poland – invites scientists from all over the world, irrespective of their nationality, to respond to call for proposals in [...]

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences has received a Human Resources Excellence in Research logo

The Human Resources Excellence in Research logo is granted to institutions abiding by the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Both these documents were [...]

Company IOT SOLUTIONS from Krakow funded under Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

129 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 25 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. EU to invest €6.4 million in 129 innovative businesses. Polish company [...]

Nature-based solutions in Polish cities

Currently over 70% of Europe's population lives in cities, which is expected to increase to over 80% by the middle of the century. This translates to 36 million new urban citizens by 2050 and brings [...]

Polish companies among the most innovative European SMEs

The European Commission to invest €100 million to help 69 small businesses bring their innovations to the market. 69 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 21 countries have been selected for funding in the latest [...]

More than 600 foreign scientists came to Poland in the last decade

The majority of them are from Ukraine, Germany and India. 34 scientists from around the world have been employed by the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (Polish Academy of Sciences). The researchers, including chemists, biologists, [...]

Poland: International Research Agendas 2017 Call

Top scientists, irrespective of their nationality, may now apply for funding to create in Poland a research unit (innovative center of excellence) within the International Research Agendas Programme (IRAP) run by the Foundation for Polish [...]

We are partnering with impact’17! Happy to support such an inspiring event!

Impact'17 congress is scheduled to be held in Krakow on 31st May – 1st June 2017. The idea is to create a common ground for open discussion about science and research, technological development and global challenges. [...]

Polish large company PKN ORLEN to take part in an EU energy research project

Always active in enhancing its research and development potential, PKN ORLEN is now going to implement a project funded under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme. The funding will enable the Company to take part [...]

Fraunhofer launches R&D project with Opole University of Technology in Poland

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Opole University of Technology in Poland are launching a joint research and development project in automotive lightweight construction. Lightweight construction in automotive production is one of the major technological challenges for [...]

How to effectively create R&D strategies in the industry

More than 200 representatives of Polish companies, academic institutions and public administration met on the 17th of May 2017 in Warsaw's Creativity Center at the conference How to effectively create research and development strategies in [...]

Making Poland’s energy infrastructure more sustainable

The EU-funded SuPREME project will help to promote a conversion to renewable energy systems and resources in Poland by twinning one of the country's best energy research centre with more advanced EU centres of excellence [...]

Polish position on future research programme

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin presented Polish position on the 9. Framework Programme on 25th April in Brussels. Position paper has been prepared by many Polish stakeholders including: Ministry [...]

Another Polish institution receives the European HR Excellence in Research logo

The Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences is 45th Polish institution to receive this award. The logo is granted by the European Commission to research institutions which implement the rules of [...]

Commission supports deployment of connected and automated driving

The European Commission is fully committed to a fast deployment of self-driving technologies in Europe. It confirmed its support at the 1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD), in Brussels on 3 and [...]

Polish reform of higher education consulted with foreign experts

In the first half of March the Ministry of Education held consultations on higher education reform with foreign specialists. Poland has thus benefited from the opportunities offered by the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF). [...]

Researchers – EURAXESS needs your opinions!

Our colleagues from the EURAXESS network are currently surveying researchers working in Europe in order to collect their opinions on working in academic and non-academic sectors. The collected results will be used for adapting and [...]

Non-academic employers – EURAXESS needs your opinions!

Our colleagues from the EURAXESS network are currently surveying European employers from non-academic sectors in order to collect their opinions on recruitment requirements of the non-academic sectors (private small and big companies, corporations, industry, NGOs, [...]

Report: The number of Polish patents from the European Patent Office up 19%

The number of patents granted to Polish companies and scientific institutes by the European Patent Office increased by 19 percent in 2016. At the same time the number of patent applications decreased by nearly 28 [...]

100 000 fellows have benefited from Maria Skłodowska-Curie Actions

For over 20 years the programme named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist has supported excellent researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers in tackling the big societal challenges facing [...]

Polish voice in debate about Horizon 2020

The meeting of Commissioner Moedas with European stakeholder organisations to discuss on future simplification in Horizon 2020  and in preparation for FP9 was held in Brussels on 28th of February.  „Poland continues to support introduction  [...]

Join the Marie Curie Alumni Association

All Marie Curie researchers are invited to join the Marie Curie Alumni Association. MCAA membership is open to any beneficiary of funding under any of the schemes of the European Commission's Marie Curie programme. This [...]

Polish entities will host Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows

The European Commission (Resrearch Executive Agency) has recommended 1188 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) projects for funding within the MSCA-IF-2016 call, 6 of which will be carried out at the Polish host institutions. Here [...]

Polish projects financed under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in Horizon 2020

We have prepared new webpage, which contains lists of projects implemented by Polish entities financed under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in Horizon 2020. The lists include basic information concerning these projects drew from the European portal [...]

Polish universities introduce support systems for potential ERC applicants

The University of Warsaw introduced new rules to support research activities of its scientific staff. The purpose of the new system is to enhance internationalisation of the university and encourage researchers to prepare ambitious, excellent, [...]

NCBJ will serve as another European research facility

NCBJ has reached an agreement on collaboration with Joint Research Centre (JRC), one of the Directorates General within the European Commission. Scientists employed in JRC six research centres and the Brussels-located headquarter carry out research [...]

The third competition in the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes is under way

Applications may be submitted for the third competition in the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes from now until March 15. Over PLN 24 million will be awarded all together. Young PhD holders (up to [...]

Polish innovator will advice on a potential European Innovation Council

Kinga Stanisławska, Managing Partner and Founder of Experior Venture Fund, is one of the top European innovators who will advice on a potential European Innovation Council. The European Commission has announced the 15 members of [...]

IPPT PAN awarded with HR Excellence logo

In December 2016 Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) was granted the right to use the prestigious Human Resources Excellence in Research logo. It is a sign of recognition to [...]

Prof. Tadeusz Burczyński awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa

On December 8, 2016 prof. Tadeusz Burczyński, director of Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN), was awarded the honorary title of doctor honoris causa of Silesian University of Technology. The [...]

Success of Polish companies in Horizon 2020

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. 9 SMEs are from Poland: Infermedica Sp. z o.o. KINETIC CENTRUM [...]

Industrial Chemistry Research Institute awarded with the Logo HR Excellence in Research

Industrial Chemistry Research Institute perceives a significant impact of the provisions of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers on providing high-quality of working environment and ongoing [...]

Switzerland can participate fully in the Horizon 2020 research programme as a fully associated member

Switzerland has ratified the protocol extending the free movement of persons to Croatia. On 17 June this year, the Federal Assembly authorised the Federal Council to ratify Protocol III extending the Agreement on the Free [...]

Polish company among successful innovative small and medium-sized companies

The company Harimata from Krakow is among the beneficiaries who received funding under the Instrument for SMEs in Horizon 2020. 58 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries have been selected for funding in [...]

Prof. Lucyna A. Woźniak is a member of the High Level Group of experts

The European Commission has announced the 12 members of the new High Level Group that will formulate a vision for future EU research and innovation and make recommendations on maximising the impact of EU investments [...]

New EURAXESS Poland portal launched

EURAXESS in Poland supports foreign researchers by providing personalized information and assistance when moving to Poland. On the newly revamped portal you will find jobs and funding database, as well as information related to working [...]

KIC Food4Future – spectacular success of Polish scientific institutions and companies in the competition of the European Institute of Innovation Technology (EIT)

A pan-European FoodConnects partnership, including the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS in Olsztyn and the University of Warsaw, won in the competition of the European Institute of Innovation Technology on the Food4Future call: EIT [...]

50 000 € for technology transfer

The Technology Partners Foundation is taking part in the ACTTiVAte project (PAn-European Clusters for Technology Transfer and new VAlue chains, http://www.acttivate.eu). The project involves identification – in Europe (including, naturally, Poland) – SMEs that possess a [...]

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences one of the most PhD-candidate-friendly institute

The PRODOK and PROPAN 2016 competitions’ results have been announced. The most PhD-friendly universities and institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences have been chosen on the basis of the such criteria as admission to [...]

Call for applications begins in the TEAM, TEAM-TECH and TEAM-TECH Core Facility programmes

The outstanding scientists from all over the world may now apply for grants to carry out innovative research in the TEAM, TEAM-TECH and TEAM-TECH Core Facility competitions conducted by the Foundation for Polish Science, using [...]

New European EURAXESS portal and new collaboration search options

The European Commission has launched the new version of the EURAXESS portal which is now a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other on a global scale.The new portal has [...]

European NCP Network on interim evaluation of Horizon 2020

Replying to the EC public stakeholder consultation in the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, European NCP Network prepared an NCP Input Paper for the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 with the insight [...]

Interview with Piotr Dardziński, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education

Is Poland an attractive country for foreign scientists in the scope of conducting scientific research? Definitely yes. But we do the best we can in order to increase this attractiveness.  Already today, Poland has a [...]

Poland: International Research Agendas 2016 Call

Top scientists, irrespective of their nationality, may now apply for funding to create in Poland a research unit (innovative center of excellence) within the International Research Agendas Programme (IRAP) run by the Foundation for Polish [...]

Setting up the national innovation environment – a synergy between the structural funds, the national funds and Horizon 2020 – EIT/KIC model

Was the title of the conference co-organized by the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU and the Knowledge and Innovation Communities, which was held on the 27th of September in Warsaw. [...]

Polish archaeologists studied an old plantation in French Guiana

Overseer's house, a fragment of the plantation owner's property and kitchen building in the 200 years old plantation in French Guiana have been studied by Wrocław archaeologists. It was the first Polish expedition in the [...]

Call for applications begins in the START programme

Foundation for Polish Science invites young researchers to file applications in the START programme (2017 competition). A START stipend is an honour for the most talented young researchers in recognition of their achievements to date. [...]

EU Prize for Women Innovators open until 3 November 2016!

The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the [...]

A new strategy for science and higher education

- For the last years, the Polish science and universities have been developing, but too slow. After a quarter of a century of rounding around, I offer a decade of rapid marching - Jarosław Gowin [...]

FNP laureate wins ERC Starting Grant for fighting cancer

Magdalena Król, an associate professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), an FNP laureate, has won a prestigious ERC grant in the fight against cancer. Prof. Magdalena [...]

Call for The International PhD Program in Biological Bases of Human Diseases

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences is currently recruiting PhD students to the International PhD Program in Biological Bases of Human Diseases (Bio4Med). Application deadline: September 2, 2016 Candidates [...]

Polonez – Fellowship Programme in Poland

POLONEZ is a funding programme addressed to incoming researchers who may apply for 12- or 24-month fellowships in host institutions in Poland. Applicant: a researcher with a PhD degree or at least four years of [...]

Poland will help in detecting cosmic threats

Monitoring the sky and space debris in the Earth's orbit, detection of cosmic threats are the tasks of the European project NEOSTED. In this framework, the first global network of ground-based astronomical observatories will be [...]

Poland closer to the international biobanking consortium

Poland is getting closer to joining the Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC). The letter with a request in this regard has been signed by the Minister of Science Jarosław Gowin, now pending the [...]

13th ERC grant

Dr Marcin Pilipczuk from the Institute of Informatics jointed the group of ERC grant holders who carry out research on algorithms. Dr Marcin Pilipczuk is the forth algorithms researcher from the University of Warsaw who [...]

Results of the first competitions in the HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes

The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has announced the results of the first competitions organized in the HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes. Eighteen young scholars will receive financing to the total amount of PLN 13 million [...]

Poles will help build the ATHENA telescope

Collecting data on the formation and evolution of groups of galaxies and black holes is the task of the telescope ATHENA. Polish scientists are involved in the work of the international team that builds the [...]

Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship: call for applications

We are pleased to inform you that registration of applications in this year’s edition of the Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship programme has begun. We encourage Polish researchers to register their candidates – German scientists who [...]

Flu drug designed by Polish start-up

Will a universal flu drug be available in pharmacies in a few years? Scientists from the Polish start-up TherVira are working on one. They designed it using their own computer model, and in a cell-based [...]

Unmask the impostor: researchers on the trail of a cure for melanoma

Deadly melanoma cells can fool our immune system by pretending to be innocent. Researchers from the University of Gdańsk are looking for new, better and cheaper compounds that would unmask the impostor cells. Prof. Sylwia [...]

Polish project wins ESA programming competition

Polish project which, thanks to space technology, allows to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent per year, took first place in the competition #ActInSpace - International Hackaton in space application of the European [...]

80 million zlotys for the „Dialogue” – a new program of the Ministry of Science

From 100 thousand to 2 million zlotys may receive institutions including scientific units and entities that popularise science in the new program "Dialogue" announced by the Ministry of Science. Its objectives include helping to build [...]

Establishment of a High Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes, as part of the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

In the context of the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020, the European Commission is establishing a High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes in the future and to formulate [...]

The Crystal Brussels Prize 2016

University of Warsaw, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS, Synektik S.A., KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and Prof. Mikołaj Bojańczyk – are the laureates of the award for most active Polish participants of Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, [...]

Horizon 2020 – opportunities and challenges for Poland

„Horizon 2020 – where we are and where we are going – opportunities and challenges for Poland” was the title of a conference held on 3rd of June in Warsaw. The conference was [...]

European HR award for Polish institutions

More and more Polish research institutions receive the European logo of HR Excellence in Research. The logo is awarded to European scientific institutions which have introduced  the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of [...]

Polish and Ukrainian science ministries are planning a cooperation agreement

Exchange of academic staff and university cooperation within the framework of Horizon 2020 are the issues discussed by the Polish and Ukrainian science ministers. They announced the signing of a new agreement between the ministries [...]