Polish institutions awarded more than 218 million euros from the Horizon 2020 programme

Polish scientific institutions and companies received € 218.44 million in the 323 EU Horizon 2020 competitions to date. The largest grant - more than 12 million euros - has been awarded to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS in Poznań
Horizon 2020 is the largest research and innovation funding programme in the history of the European Union. Its budget for 2014-2020 is almost 80 billion euros. New statistics on the previous 323 programme competitions have been published by the National Contact Point for EU Research Programs.

After 323 competitions, Poland has received grants in the total amount of EUR 218.44 million from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and is involved in the implementation of 695 projects. "Thus, Poland has achieved a success rate of 11.90% for the project proposals approved for funding and 7.02% for the allocated funding. The average success rates for all Member States are respectively 14.88% for the number of participations and 11.53% for the expected co-financing. Participation statistics thus rank Polish entities in the 15th place among the 28 EU Member States" - reported the National Contact Point for EU Research Programs.

Of the total budget expended so far, Poland has won about 1 percent funds. Our country is a leader in Central and Eastern Europe, but remains far behind the European leaders - Great Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy.

In Poland, the entities that most often apply for Horizon 2020 funds are universities, research institutes and the Polish Academy of Sciences institutes, industry and public and local administration.

The Institution of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań has won the largest funding amount, receiving over 12 million euros and participating in 30 projects. Second place went to scientists from the University of Warsaw. They participate in 32 projects with a total grant amount of € 11.95 million. In the third place is the National Centre for Research and Development, which has won more than 7 million euros, participating in 27 projects.

The top ten also includes: the National Science Center, Fundingbox Accelarator sp. z o.o., the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS and Selena Labs sp. z o.o.

"In the regional context, in terms of both the number of participations in projects and the obtained funding, the Mazowieckie voivodeship ranks first, having won almost 50% of the awarded funds, followed by the voivodeships: Wielkopolskie, Małopolskie, Pomorskie, Dolnośląskie, Łódzkie and Śląskie" - reported the National Contact Point for EU Research Programs.

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