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EC approves massive €71million for research laboratories in Poland

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Over €70 million has been approved for the establishment of a fibre-optic network and research equipment to improve cooperation among research laboratories in Poland.

The massive €71million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is part of a project aimed at enhancing the quality of academic research and ensure closer cooperation between industry and academia, leading to greater market uptake of research results.

European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: “With this investment, cohesion policy will support Poland in becoming more innovative in a competitive global market. As the coronavirus crisis is showing us, cooperation among research centres is crucial to offer innovative solutions in a rapidly changing and challenging world.”

The project involves 21 research partners whose laboratories will be provided with the equipment according to eight fields of specialisation, from data transmission and storage, atomic clocks and smart cities to e-learning and multi-scale simulation. 

The European Commission expects the project to include the filing of 21 patents, the publication of 84 scientific papers, 342 PhD candidates using the facilities, and the creation of five spin-off companies.

From Brussels, Krzysztof Strzępka (PAP)

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