"The overarching goal of the NOBLESSE project is to establish the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC-PAS) as an integrated partner and respected participant in the European nanoscience community. The IPC-PAS has a strong research record in both fundamental studies of physiochemical processes as well as application oriented research. The use and control of nanostructured materials is of great importance for the development of new environmentally friendly materials, more efficient energy-sources and biosensors for medical analysis. The NOBLESSE project will bring essential equipment to the institute, but also help create a Polish nanoscience network to survey the major equipment at Polish research centres and make sure that necessary equipment is available to the researchers. This will be an important development not only for IPC-PAS but for Polish nanoscience as a whole.
A major part of the NOBLESSE project is reinforcing the research potential of the Institute by bringing in new experienced researchers and strengthening the staff through a number of supporting activities such as training programs, networking, improvements in dissemination and collaboration with industry. The most important part of fully integrating the IPC-PAS into the ERA community is the establishment of strong partnerships with mutual staff secondments with a network of leading EU research centres sharing scientific interests. This will lead to a large contact area, promoting the Institute and further integrating its staff into EU projects and international collaboration.
The planned activities within NOBLESSE will firmly position IPC-PAS as a leading research centre on a national level, contribute to preventing brain drain by offering young devoted researchers competitive resources and facilitate the exchange of know-how with the wider scientific community but equally important with the public and potential business partners. The creation of stronger bonds between academia and industry is of vital importance for IPC-PAS and for society as a whole."
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