Polish-Swiss Research Programme (PSRP)

Under the Polish Swiss Research Programme, Switzerland contributes to enhancing Polish economic competitiveness by strengthening 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.

Human and Social Development
Research and Development

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Promoting economic growth and improving working conditions
Research and Development
Research and Development
01.10.2009 - 30.06.2017
CHF  18’000’000

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 towards domestically-driven international cooperation. Outdated equipment, a lack of laboratory supplies and ineffective organization of the research process make a career in science unappealing to young polish researchers.


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

Target groups

Research units and - institutions in Poland


First, a call for joint research project proposals is launched. The best projects will be selected. The selected joint research projects will then be implemented by Polish and Swiss researchers.


Expected results:  

Expected results:

  • Call for proposals is launched in time, supported by documents of good quality
  • At least 60 joint research projects of high quality are successfully realized
  • The achievements of the joint research projects are published

Achieved results by the end of 2013:

  • 31 joint research projects implemented in the following thematic areas: information and communication technology (5 projects), renewable energy (5 projects), nanotechnology (4 projects), healthcare (8 projects) , environment (9 projects)

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
National State Institute North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    18’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    18’000’000