Polish-Swiss Research Programme (PSRP), Phase II

Projekt abgeschlossen

With the Polish Swiss Research Programme Switzerland contributes to enhancing the Polish economic competitiveness through strenghtening capacity in research. Swiss and Polish research institutions develop and implement joint research activities in the field of health, environment, ICT, renewable energy sources and nanotechnology.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Wirtschaftswachstum fördern und Arbeitsbedingungen verbessern
Forschung und Entwicklung
01.01.2012 - 14.06.2017
CHF  12’200’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The research system in Poland is suffering from shortcomings in resource mobilisation and in knowledge management - demand, production and sharing. Polish research institutions are not sufficiently involved in programmes of the European Research Area. The overall level of internationalization of Polish research shall be involved. Only 2% of the overall budget for science and research goes for domestically-driven international cooperation. Outdated equipment, lack of laboratory supplies and ineffective organization of the research process makes for young polish researchers a career in science hardly attractive.


The overall objective of the Polish-Swiss Research Programme is to establish and strengthen a long-term coope-ration between Polish and Swiss researchers focusing primarily on selected research topics: Information and Communication Technologies, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnologies, Health and Environment.


Research units and -institutions in Poland

  • First, a call for joint research projects proposals is launched. The best projects will be selected for a total amount available of CHF 19.0 million.
  • Then the selected projects of joint research are implemented by Polish and Swiss researchers

Erreichte Resultate:  


  • Scientific research infrastructure (instruments, equipment for laboratories, etc.) for a total value of 9.9 Million PLN purchased
  • 11 patents submitted
  • 104 innovations in fields such as ICT, Energy, Nanotechnology, health, environment
  • 43 doctoral graduates from Poland and Switzerland
  • 551 publications
  • 226 conferences with 3'945 participants took place

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte EU
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
  • National State Institute North

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    12’200’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    11’847’245

Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 14.06.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.10.2009 - 14.06.2017   (Completed)