Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Kick-off meeting

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Kick-off meeting of CEZAMAT-Environment was held in Warsaw, on 2nd of June 2015. During the meeting project partners were informed about legal and financial framework for the project and were able to discuss issues relating to work packages (WP) 1 and 2 – both to be executed as first within the project, by the end of September. During the meeting also an overview of teaming state of play has been provided. Within 1st stage teaming call 169 proposals have been submitted from 20 countries (as coordinators). At this stage there are 31 projects competing. Majority of projects come from background of physics and chemistry, followed by medicine and life sciences and ICT as the third biggest group. All 31 projects will run from 1st of June 2015 until 31st of May 2016. At the end of May business plans need to be ready as a final project deliverable, however official submission of business plan for the 2nd stage has been established by EC in autumn 2016. The budget for the 2nd stage is 135 M EUR – budget of a single project may reach 15 M EUR and the duration should be between 5 and 7 years. Due to budgetary constraints only 9 out of 31 projects can receive funding in 2nd teaming stage. The governance structure has also been discussed briefly. The main decision making body in the governance structure is the Steering Committee, which is responsible for approving any changes to the project plan, both regarding the budget and the merits. During the meeting a description of all work packages has also been provided. Work within the project is organised in 6 interconnected Work Packages. Several issues regarding legal form, administrative structure and IPR have also been discussed during the meeting. This part of the meeting was led by prof. Romuald Beck.


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Great success of CEZAMAT

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CEZAMAT – Environment is among 31 projects, which are classified as winners of the first stage of Teaming for Excellence. This is a prestigious program organized by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. Its aim is to equalize the level of scientific development, and reducing quality differences between research in the different European countries. The idea behind the contest is to establish a new research institution with the active cooperation and exchange of experience with foreign partners. CEZAMAT and other European winners will receive nearly 500.000 euro on the preparation of the very detailed business plan to launched the new research institutions – the Centres of Excellence. The best business plans will offered the unique opportunity for project implementation. CEZAMAT-Environment project will focus on innovative, self-organizing networks of chemical and biochemical sensors, to detect risks to the environment. In the newly created Centre of Excellence we will apply best practices in the field of science, innovation and management derived from highly developed European institutes. During the first five years of operation we plan to establish almost self-financing and sustainable European institution focused on the most advanced environmental research. These objectives will be achieved by joint effort of project partners or the National Center for Research and Development (Poland), CEZAMAT PW Sp. with o.o (Poland), CEA-Tech (France), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG, Germany).


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