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Wroclaw Centre of Excellence

Objective

The objective of the proposal is to form Wroclaw Centre of Excellence (WCE), by a close collaboration of Wroclaw University of Technology with National Centre for Research and Development, and German partners - Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden and University of Würzburg, renowned science institutions. The vision of WCE includes innovative technology and device development on the state-of-the-art level, as well as economic activities through interactions with established Polish and European companies and the foundation of new spin-off companies. A special focus will be put on new materials, nanophotonics, additive laser-based technologies and new management organisation systems.
Nanophotonics is chosen because it allows a wide variety of novel devices for e.g. sensing or optoelectronic applications. Developed materials allow for producing new products with novel functionalities, very often only possible with additive manufacturing technologies, including laser-assisted processes. Synergy between the nanophotonics and modern manufacturing technologies provides additional opportunities, e.g. for “smart” parts directly manufactured with embedded nanophotonic sensors.

The objectives of the proposal will be achieved in two stages, first the detailed and robust Business Plan (BP) will be prepared, based on the expertise of all involved partners. In the second stage, the WCE will be established according to this BP.

The Centre will be established in Wroclaw, Poland, eligible for participation in the programme as a low-performing country. The creation of the WCE will significantly enhance the Lower Silesia region in the respective fields of science in order to reach an internationally competitive level in the target areas, reducing research and innovation disparities within the European Union.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

SGA-CSA - Specific Grant agreement and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU
Address
Ul. Nowogrodzka 47A
00 695 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 72 600

Participants (3)

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments