Jagiellonian University, Poland, involved in 44 EU projects, receives Brussels Crystal Prize
Jagiellonian University, Poland, involved in 44 EU projects, receives Brussels Crystal Prize.
Since 2001, the Crystal Brussels Prize has been awarded to the most active Polish participants in the EU’s research framework programmes.
There are five institutional categories: universities, Polish Academy of Sciences, research institutes, big enterprises and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The most successful Polish participants of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) were honoured at the country’s FP7 launch conference in Warsaw on 16 November.
Entries are judged on the basis of number of proposals submitted; number of proposals approved; type of projects; amount of EU co-financing and number of projects coordinated.
The 2006 winner in the university category was the Jagiellonian University, which is involved in 44 FP6 projects, mostly in the fields of biomedical, chemical and physical sciences, as well as the humanities. Meanwhile the prize for best SME went to Instytut Technik Telekomunikacyjnych i Informatycznych (ITTI). Most of ITTI’s FP6 projects are in the information society technologies (IST) field, and include studies of practical aspects of innovative mobile technologies and applications.
Among the other institutional categories, the Institute of Nuclear Physics won the award for Best Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, while the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine won the Best Research Institute award and ComArch won the Best Big Enterprise category.
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