Increasing of the Lukasiewicz Research Network (LRN) Institute Participation in EU-funded R&D Programmes
CALL IDENTIFIER: DIALOG Programme, Ministry of Science and Higher Education
NUMBER OF PARTNERS: 2
OVERALL BUDGET: 0,4 mEUR
The strategic objective of the project was to increase the participation of the research institutes forming the Lukasiewicz Research Network (LRN) as performers and coordinators of international research projects. The specific objectives that helped in achieving the overall objective were as follows: (1) to present and promote Polish scientific research thinking and achievements and establish contacts with potential future project partners e.g. during international networking workshops with member-organisations of the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP), including VTT (Finland) and TECNALIA (Spain); (2) to organise a special dedicated session of the 10th European Innovation Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels devoted to Europe’s key technological challenges and Poland’s potential to be a leader or key partner in its development and implementation; and (3) to formulate conclusions and recommendations regarding LRN competency development based on the experience acquired in the course of the project.
TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS’ ROLE IN THE PROJECT
Project coordinator. The main project outcomes consisted of: (1) organisation of 2 workshops at TECNALIA and 2 workshops at VTT during which some 200 scientists from Poland, Spain and Finland explored areas of common interest offering a potential to cooperate; (2) identification of 75 topics for potential projects to be developed in cooperation between Polish and European RTOs; (3) submission of 4 H2020 project proposals developed in such cooperation; (4) development of a programme for and organisation of a dedicated session of the 10th European Innovation Summit; (5) in-depth analysis of Polish RTOs’ readiness to participate in EU-financed projects and formulation of recommendations for increasing such participation.