A total of 13 grants worth EUR 195 million were awarded in the competition held within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme. The grants are coordinated by three institutions located in Poland, namely: AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology and the National Centre for Nuclear Research. The goal of the competition is to minimise the innovation gaps between the different regions being part of the European Research Area by creating new centres of excellence or modernising the existing ones, in cooperation with Europe’s leading research institutes and research agencies.
The head of the government thanked all those who contributed to this success. He emphasized that the success of Polish scientific units can be attributed to the ambitious subject matter and high quality of the projects they submit, as well as their excellent level of preparation to take part in the competition.