According to EIB website, the project will finance the operations of the National Science Centre (NSC) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) in 2017 and 2018 under the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The project furthers the EU's Education & Training 2020 and Cohesion Policy priority objectives. It also aims to implement Horizon 2020, as it includes funding for research projects undertaken by public and private research entities. A limitation of the Polish science and innovation system is the comparatively low contribution of the business sector to research and development (R&D) expenditures. The project should address this bottleneck by providing incentives to Polish companies for R&D investments.
The project concerns activities in research and development that are expected to be carried out in existing facilities already used for similar activities, and are therefore not covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU.
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