NCBR

Naradowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju

Introduction

NCBiR is a Polish government-funded agency. It fulfils its mission mainly by funding and managing strategic scientific research and experimental developmental programmes. NCBiR was established in July 2007. The Centre is responsible for specifying research tasks, selecting on a competitive basis, organizations (companies, research institutes, universities) to perform these tasks, supervising their implementation and introduction of their results into practical application. The key assumption is that the outcome of strategic programmes, e.g. new technologies or products - shall be implemented and used in economy, health service, administration and other areas crucial for Polish society. The Centre's tasks include thus also: supporting commercialization and other forms of transferring the results of scientific research to the economy; supporting the development of the research staff and implementation of international mobility programmes for scientists. NCBiR is presently involved in over 20 ERANET projects.
Budget: 115 M€ in 2008.
 
Funding in industrial biotechnology

NCBiR - Poland National Centre for Research and Development as a government-funded agency is responsible for managing and funding strategic scientific research and experimental development programmes in Poland. Biotechnology domain enrols in the National Framework Programme (NFP) as a part of the area named "Advanced technologies for industry" (e.g. subtask "Highly productive biotechnologies for the industry")

Current and future national calls that include Industrial Biotechnology

Programme goals: support of researchers' career development (including biotechnology), especially increasing the competencies of self-reliant planning and managing a research team through the realization of application-oriented research projects.