We would like to invite you to a series of online webinars “How European Funds Support Research and Innovation” organised by the Foundation for Polish Science. During the meetings, prominent scientists will present the latest research results in the field of green energy, medical diagnostics and new materials. This research was co-financed from European Funds under the Smart Growth Operational Programme by the Foundation for Polish Science.
13.12.2022, 12.00 – How do European Funds support research and innovation? Energy and ecology. Scientific solutions that will create a better climate
Speakers: Prof. Wojciech Franus (Lublin University of Technology, award winner of the TEAM-NET programme), prof. dr hab. Wojciech Macyk (Jagiellonian University, award winner of the TEAM programme), dr inż. Paula Ratajczak (Poznan University of Technology, award winner of the POWROTY programme), dr inż. Dominika A. Buchberger (University of Warsaw, award winner of the HOMING programme), dr Tomasz Perkowski (Foundation for Polish Science).
Shifting the entire global economy to clean, non-carbon tracks is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. To overcome the climate crisis, we need to rethink how we produce, store and use energy. Research by scientists, thanks to funding from the European Funds under the Smarth Growth Operational Programme, is opening the way to an efficient, clean and environmentally friendly future. During the webinar, experts will discuss the topic of increasing efficiency and optimising perovskite-based cell structures, as well as the necessary transformation of the electricity grid. The topic of energy banks will also be addressed in the context of the technology being developed by Polish researchers for the batteries based solely on solid components.
14.12.2022, 14.00 – How do European Funds support research and innovation? Understand, diagnose, cure. Research in support of medical diagnostics
Speakers: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski (International Eye Research Centre, award winner of the TEAM-TECH and MAB programme), Prof. Agnieszka Błachnio-Zabielska (Medical University of Białystok, award winner of the TEAM programme), Prof. dr hab. Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek (M. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw, award winner of the TEAM-TECH Core Facility programme), Prof. Wojciech Młynarski (Medical University of Łódź, award winner of the TEAM-NET programme), dr. Tomasz Perkowski (Foundation for Polish Science).
From cutting-edge eye therapies to unravelling the processes behind the development of both the most common and rarest conditions, to innovative techniques that could allow diseases to be tackled using solutions developed by nature itself – during the webinar, experts will discuss, among other things, modern diagnostic methods for diseases of the eye and tests directly applicable to the early detection of insulin resistance. A breakthrough platform that enables comprehensive cancer diagnostics and the design of personalised therapies for such conditions will also be discussed.
16.12.2022, 12.00 – How do European Funds support research and innovation? From nanoscale to megastructures. Materials of the future are already being created in Polish laboratories today
Speakers: prof. dr hab. Tomasz Dietl (International Centre for Coupling Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter, award winner of the MAB programme), dr hab. Dorota Pawlak (Centre of Excellence ENSEMBLE3, winner of the MAB programme), dr inż. Marta Sawicka (Institute of High Pressure Physics PAS in Warsaw, award winner of the POWROTY programme), dr hab. Anna Sroka-Bartnicka (Medical University of Lublin, award winner of the POWROTY programme), dr Tomasz Perkowski (Foundation for Polish Science).
The materials being developed in Polish laboratories are opening up completely new, previously unavailable possibilities for engineers and scientists. Technologies currently being tested offer a chance to revolutionise data storage and energy. The meeting will address issues such as the application of topological properties of matter in the nanoscale, the possibilities offered by photonics in the creation of innovative crystal growth technologies and research into the production and practical application of nanodiamonds.
Participation in the webinars is free of charge, and live streaming of the meetings will be available on the YouTube profile of the Foundation for Polish Science and on the FNP’s Facebook profile.
The webinar series is implemented by the Foundation for Polish Science with funding from the European Funds of the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Smart Growth Operational Programme.
The Foundation for Polish Science has existed since 1991 and is an independent, self-funded, non-profit, non-governmental institution that pursues the mission of supporting science. It is Poland’s largest non-budgetary source of science funding. The statutory goals of the Foundation include supporting outstanding scientists and research teams and working to transfer scientific achievements to business practice. The Foundation implements them by awarding individual prizes and scholarships for scientists, granting subsidies for implementation of scientific achievements into business practice, as well as other forms of support for important undertakings serving science (such as: publishing programs, conferences). The Foundation is also committed to supporting international scientific cooperation and enhancing the scientific independence of the younger generation of scholars.
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