Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation has been nominated for the Crystal Brussels Prize 2020 awarded by the National Contact Point in the category “Science – Research Institutes”. The winners of this year’s award will be announced on December 18, 2020.
The Award Committee selects the winners among Polish participants of the Horizon 2020 Framework Program – the largest framework program in the history of the European Union, which is to strengthen scientific excellence and to increase the economic competitiveness of the member states.
Our institute ranks third among the best Polish research institutes in terms of the number and value of implemented and coordinated projects. The total value of projects carried out by our scientists is EUR 205 070 597.09 (direct funding: EUR 7 885 206.01). Under Horizon 2020, the Institute leads 6 projects, and is a partner in 9 – including projects implemented under a special program for aviation: Clean Sky.
The full list of nominees in the “Science – Research Institutes” category:
- National Centre for Nuclear Research
- Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
- Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation
- Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion
- Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals
The Crystal Brussels has been awarded since 2001 for successes in the research and innovation framework programs of the European Union. It is a distinction valued among scientists and entrepreneurs for their activity in the international arena and contribution to the development of Polish science and economy.
Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe, with traditions dating back to 1926. The Institute closely cooperates with global tycoons of the aviation industry, such as: General Electric, Airbus or Pratt & Whitney, and institutions from the space industry, including the European Space Agency. Strategic research areas of the Institute are aviation, space and unmanned technologies. It also provides research and services for domestic and foreign industries in the field of materials, composite, additive, remote sensing, energy as well as mining technologies.
The Łukasiewicz Research Network provides attractive, complete and competitive technological solutions. It offers a unique system of “challenging” to business, thanks to which a group of 4 500 scientists in no more than 15 working days accepts the business challenge and proposes the entrepreneur to develop an effective implementation solution. At the same time it involves the highest competences of scientists in Poland and a scientific apparatus unique in Poland. What is most important – the entrepreneur does not bear any costs related to the development of an idea for research work. Łukasiewicz meets the expectations of business in a convenient way. The entrepreneur may decide to contact us not only through the form at https://lukasiewicz.gov.pl/biznes/ but also in more than 50 locations: the Łukasiewicz Institutes and their branches throughout Poland. They will receive the same high quality, product or service everywhere. The Łukasiewicz potential is focused around such research areas as: health, intelligent mobility, digital transformation and sustainable economy and energy.