National Centre
for
Research and Development
About NCRD
• Executive agency supervised by the Minister of Science and Higher
Education
• One of the two research funding agencies in Poland
• Established in 2007 with new by-laws since 2010
• Agency funding applied research and research intensive development
• Grants offered to companies and research performing organizations
• Annual budget exceeding 1 billion EUR
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NCRD’s activities
• Support of sustainable economic growth of Poland through the
use of R&D results
• Funding for applied research
• Funding commercialization and transfer of scientific research
results to the economy
• Facilitation of science-business cooperation
• Financing of international cooperation
• Supporting the development of young scientists
• Financing of research for security and defense
• Main funding initiatives:
• Programmes designed according to national science policy (strategic
programmes – STRATEGMED, BIOSTRATEG, TECHMATSTRATEG)
• Programmes supporting innovative economy and competitiveness
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NCRD’s budget 2007-2014, in MN EUR
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Sources of funding
Execution in 2013 Plan for 2014
(in K EUR)
(in K EUR)
Source
Budget share
(in 2014)
Innovative Economy Operational Programme
491 520
676 333
53,26%
Earmarked (task-oriented) subsidy
252 777
256 103
20,17%
Human Capital Operational Programme
164 117
183 959
14,49%
Infrastructure and Environment Operational
Programme
94 887
119 779
9,43%
Norwegian Financial Mechanism
13 820
19 429
1,53%
Subject (grantee-oriented) subsidy
7 671
9 654
0,76%
Technical Assistance Operational Programme
3 157
3 284
0,26%
Other incomes (EC, ERA-NET)
710
863
0,07%
Investment subsidy
394
477
0,04%
1 029 053
1 269 881
100,00%
Total
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NCRD’s beneficiaries
2012
Beneficiary
type
No of
projects
Share in total
no of projects
Value of grants
(PLN)
Share in total
value of grants
Consortia
332
31,20%
1 448 717 410
36,47%
Enterprises
328
30,83%
1 223 815 824
30,81%
Universities
295
27,73%
1 040 207 267
26,19%
Research
institutes
52
4,89%
115 152 400
2,90%
Research
institutes PAN
34
3,20%
122 476 599
3,08%
NGOs
18
1,69%
20 344 868
0,51%
Others
5
0,46%
1 470 388
0,04%
Total
1064
100%
3 972 184 756
100%
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Agreements signed with consortia
(% of all contracts)
50%
46,40%
45%
40%
35%
31,20%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
4,25%
0%
2011
2012
2013
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Projects implemented at universities
by field of study (OECD classification)
* Projects financed with national funds only (contracts signed from 2004 until March 2013)
[8]
Relation of private expenditure of NCRD
beneficiaries to Business Expenditures on R&D
Source: Central Statistical Office (GUS)
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R&D funding initiatives
related to transport research area
1. Main national funding initiatives:
 Applied Research Programme
 INNOTECH
 LIDER
2. Join venture:
 in cooperation with National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water
Management
 in cooperation with General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways
3. European Structural Funds:
 Innovative Economy
 Human Capital
 Infrastructure and Environment
4. International initiatives:
 ERA-NET Transport III
 Electromobility+
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Examples of R&D projects
related to transport
Project title: Shaping environmentally friendly transport system
Funding: Applied Research Programme
Project title: The simulation system for the sustainable management
of mixed electrical and combustion fleet of taxis
Funding: Applied Research Programme
Project title: Environmentally friendly vehicles electronic system
for public transport
Funding: Innovative Economy
Project title: Multimodal traffic monitoring system
Funding: INNOTECH
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134 R&D projects
within transport research area
Thank you!
National Centre
for Research and Development
Nowogrodzka 47a
00-695 Warsaw, Poland
Tel: +48 22 39 07 401
www.ncbr.gov.pl
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