The International Research Agendas
The International Research Agendas programme provides support for specialised, independent research units in Poland which will pursue international research agendas in strategic cooperation with renowned scientific institutions from other countries. The scope of the proposed research as well as the project lead’s international standing are key for the research centre’s success and its international scientific visibility. The challenge itself as well as the proposed means of solving it must be important enough so that the results of the research will be likely to be published in top scientific/scholarly journals and presented at prestigious scientific meetings.
AstroCeNTThe centre is implementing a project entitled: „Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre.” AstroCeNT conducts R&D work into the development of technologies, e.g., for research on detecting gravitational waves and dark matter, and detecting signals and hidden information from the universe. These issues are fundamental and, at the same time, the most exciting areas of particle physics and astrophysics, and over the last few decades there has been an unprecedented advancement in knowledge about them, and in applying the technologies developed during their study.
4 Rektorska St.
BRAINCITYThe centre is implementing the project: „Nencki-EMBL Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY”. It conducts research into a compre hensive understanding of how the human brain, and its product - the mind, operate. The researchers hope to use this knowledge to develop innovative solutions which improve the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of brain diseases. This includes mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, addictions, as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences
3 Pasteur St.
CENTERAThe Centre is implementing a project entitled: „Center for Terahertz Research and Applications (CENTERA)”. It was created to develop breakthrough technologies that use terahertz radiation (THz), such as rapid scanners and chemical composition analysers, which can be applied in various sectors of the economy and safety oversight. Practical application of THz radiation has not been previously possible because of the high costs and large size and energy consumption of existing THz transmiters and detectors. In order to introduce THz technology to the general market, CENTERA is conducting interdisciplinary research on possible ways of generating, emitting, processing, and receiving THz waves by systems based on well-known and cheap technologies for semiconductor equipment (transistors, integrated circuits).
29/37 Sokolowska St.
01 – 142 Warsaw
ENSEMBLE3The centre is implementing the project: „Centre of excellence for nanophotonics, advanced materials and novel crystal growthbased technologies”. The ENSEMBLE3 Centre of Excellence, or e3 for short, will combine crystal growth methods with the latest material concepts in nanophotonics, such as metamaterials, plasmonic materials and more.
ul. Wólczynska 133
ICCVSThe Centre is implementing a project entitled “International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science”. Its activities are focused on personalised cancer immunotherapy. This approach is based on appropriate stimulation of a patient’s immune system to respond against cancer.
ul. Kładki 24
ICRI-BioMThe centre is implementing a project entitled: „International Centre for Research on Innovative Bio-based Materials.” Supported by advanced computer calculations, it discovers and develops new biomaterials, such as biocompatible polymers, biocatalysts, and bioparticles with transport or regulatory functions in organisms. In the next step the researchers synthesise these and propose their practical applications. This will be achieved through the synergy of computational chemistry, polymer chemistry, bio chemistry, and biotechnology.
ul. Żeromskiego 116
ICTERThe Center is implementing the project called: “International Centre for translational Eye Research” (ICTER). The research will develop groundbreaking instruments for retinal cell imaging. These devices will be used to test new therapies for, among others, patients with diabetic retinopathy, which is the leading cause of vision loss in productive-age individuals, or with age-re lated macular degeneration (AMD) – the most common cause of blindness among people aged over 50 in developed countries.
ul. Skierniewicka 10A
ICTQTThe centre is implementing a project entitled: “International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies.” In its operations, ICTQT focuses on research related to cutting-edge quantum technologies, and especially on quantum communications and information, and also quantum theory. In the context of practical solutions, this research concentrates on robust systems for ensuring absolute cybersecurity of data (including quantum, self-testing cryptography), quantum communication protocols, and conceptual work on algorithms for quantum computers.
University of Gdansk
63 Wit Stwosz St.
LM 3PThe centre is implementing a project entitled: „Mutations acquired during lifetime that lead to increased risk for human disease, with focus on cancer.” Researchers at the 3P Medicine Laboratory are focusing especially on the development of breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, and colon and bladder cancers in both genders, and also Alzheimer’s disease in men related to their loss of chromosome Y in leucocytes. Results of this research could lead to the identification of new cancer risk biomarkers and help better understand early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny
ul. Marii Skłodowskiej Curie 3a
MagTopThe Centre is implementing a project entitled: ”International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter”. MagTop is conducting interdisciplinary research into materials science, nanotechnology, semiconductor physics, magnetism and superconductivity. This way the scientists want to contribute to the development of new topological materials whose electronic states are resistant to disruptions. Such materials are regarded as the future of, i.a., energy-saving electronics or quantum information technology.
Institute of Physics, PAN.
32/46 Lotnikow Av.
NOMATENThe NOMATEN Centre of Excellence is strongly involved in investigating, designing and testing innovative multifunctional materials. Its scientists will focus on materials resistant to extremely high temperatures (above 500 degree C), corrosion and radiation, intended for industrial use (e.g. in energy and chemical technologies). NOMATEN will also investigate new types of radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in nuclear medicine.
National Centre for Nuclear Research
7 A. Soltan St.
05-400 Otwock, Swierk
QOTThe centre is implementing a project entitled “Quantum Optical Technologies.” The Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT) unit has been created in cooperation with the University of Oxford to examine quantum phenomena, such as superpositions and entanglement, in various optical and optically controlled systems. In the long-term, the outcomes of this research are expected to be used in practice and translated, for example, into more sensitive sensors or safer communication methods.
Centre of New Technologies
UW, ul. S. Banacha 2c
ReMedyThe centre is implementing the Project called „Regenerative Mechanisms for Health”. ReMedy is engaged in comprehensive and complementary research on living organisms. This knowledge will be used to combat diseases in which cellular regenerative pathways are weakened (as in neurodegenerative diseases) or over-strengthened (as in cancer cells). At the end of 2020, the Remedy project was implemented in the newly established International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMol PAS).
Międzynarodowy Instytut Mechanizmów i Maszyn Molekularnych (IMol)
ul. B. Smetany 2
SanoThe centre is implementing the project: “Centre for New Methods in Computational Diagnostics and Personalised Therapy”. Researchers at Sano’s Centre of Excellence use artificial intelligence, advanced algorithms, computer modelling and simulation, as well as analyse extensive databases to support doctors in the diagnostic and treatment process. The modern computer technologies developed at Sano help to pick the most beneficial treatment for a given patient and accelerate the development of new pharmaceuticals and medical procedures.
11 Nawojki St.