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Twelve applications for a total amount of over half a billion zlotys – the call for application for the Virtual Research Institute (WIB) has ended. WIB is a nationwide, pioneering program that aims to support research in medical biotechnology – oncology.

The call for applications in the WIB open competition lasted from March 1 to March 12, 2021. Teams of scientists employed in Polish research and development units could participate. The organizer received 12 applications. Their total value is nearly PLN 510 million. In the first place, the submitted research tasks will be subject to formal and then content-related evaluation. We will know the results of the offer competition in the third quarter of 2021.

Virtual Research Institute is an innovative research funding program. It was established based on the Act of April 4, 2019, on supporting scientific activity. The government allocated PLN 450 million for this purpose from the Polish Science Fund and chosen the area of ​​research: medical biotechnology – oncology, as particularly important from the point of view of social interest. The innovative nature of the program bases on the introduction of new rules for financing research. In line with the idea of ​​WIB, members of research groups will use the already existing infrastructure – laboratories, technologies, and equipment at the disposal of their parent research units. The funds they will receive in the frame of WIB, they can destine for financing their work first of all.

The Łukasiewicz PORT – Polish Center for Technology Development acts as the Managing Entity in the program and supervises the implementation of the entire project.

More information about the Virtual Research Institute you can find here:

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Posted by Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz - PORT Polski Ośrodek Rozwoju Technologii, Posted on 15.03.2021