Poland is making major efforts to meet the growing requirements of the EU in the research field. Switzerland is supporting this venture with the Polish-Swiss research programme, aimed at improving the position of Poland as a research centre and Polish-Swiss cooperation. As a research location with significant technology exports and knowledge transfer, Switzerland can make a substantial contribution.
Swiss research institutions now have the opportunity to work together with Polish institutions and submit joint research projects in the following five fields by 30 July 2010: information and communication technology, renewable energies, nanotechnology, health care and the environment. The project proposals will then be assessed by international experts and approved by a Polish-Swiss committee. Projects ranging from CHF 300,000 to 2 million and with a duration of up to five years will be supported. The first projects are set to be implemented beginning in spring 2011.
The Polish-Swiss research programme offers scientists in both countries the unique opportunity to exchange research results – in addition to developing their projects together, to identify possibilities for closer international cooperation, and to explore investment and business opportunities.
Moreover, synergies with the sciex-NMS scholarship programme are expected. The programme was launched in autumn 2009 in Poland, allowing young researchers to spend periods of up to two years in research.
Kaspar Spörri, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Tel. +41 31 322 11 54
Dominique Favre, Swiss Contribution Office Warsaw Tel. +48 225 53 89 20
Address for enquiries:
Tel.: (+41) 031 322 31 53
Fax: (+41) 031 324 90 47