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Welcoming ERA Chair to Centre of excellence in nutrigenomics for optimising health and well-being in the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952601

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 887,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 887,50

Coordinated by:

Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Poland

Objective

The main objective of WELCOME2 is to upgrade, extend and unlock the research potential of Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research to achieve excellence on sustainable basis and fully participate in ERA. An outstanding researcher with high leadership skills (ERA Chair holder) and her/his group will be permanently employed at IARFR to lead interdisciplinary research that will lay grounds to Centre of Excellence in nutrigenomics for optimising health and well-being. ERA Chair is envisaged as a Deputy Director for Science at Institute’s new premises after their construction is completed. In parallel, we will implement SWOT-driven structural changes for responsible research and effective science management. Introduction of internal policies on GLP, OA, ODM and ethics will make IARFR a competitive and credible ERA-recognised centre. Upgraded HR unit will underpin proficient execution of C&C principles and OTM-R values, fostering ERA priorities of gender equality, research freedom and training, and thus increase Institute’s attractiveness for excellent mobile researchers. Under Chair’s guidance we will advance our research management/administrative skills and improve Institute's capacity to compete successfully for international funds. WELCOME2 received support from authorities, industry and research stakeholders, and demonstrates a strong synergy with European Structural Investment Funds. Project’s impacts feed into regional and national smart specializations, as well as Horizon2020 Societal Challenges, HorizonEurope Pillar2 Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness and UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will disseminate WELCOME2 outcomes to external stakeholders in open trainings, scientific seminars and Knowledge Arena Workshops, and this way modify research and innovation landscape of region and country. To maintain all research-related policies and favourable working conditions beyond project completion a Sustainability Plan was prepared.

Coordinator

Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Address

Tuwima 10
10748 Olsztyn

Poland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 499 887,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952601

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 887,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 887,50

Coordinated by:

Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Poland