International programs, project calls and grants

Lodz University of Technology has been actively involved in the European Research Area for over a dozen years. Even before Poland joined the European Union, the TUL researchers participated in the EU Framework Programs, COST Programs, other European programs and initiatives.



In the frame of the 5th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (1998-2002), the TUL researchers took part in 15 projects, in the frame of the 6th Framework Program (2002 - 2006) - in 30, in the frame of the 7th Framework Program (2007-2013) - in 23 projects.


The current Horizon 2020 framework Program for the years 2014-2020 is another opportunity for intensive integration into research carried out in the international environment.


We give a list of the main programs, project calls and grant bodies that the TUL researchers can use.


Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, it has a simple structure that reduces “red tape” and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

More information on website


Programs and Project Calls Coordinated by the Center for European Projects

The Center for European Projects is a state budget unit established by the Minister of Regional Development (Order No. 16 of December 15, 2008). The main objective of the Center is to increase the absorption efficiency of Polish beneficiaries getting European Funds support.

The Center reports to the Minister of Regional Development and performs the tasks entrusted by the Minister. Currently, these tasks comprise:

Running joint technical secretariats of Cross-Border Cooperation Programs within the framework of the European Cross-Border Cooperation and the European Neighborhood Instrument, for which the Joint Managing Authority is the Ministry of Regional Development.

Performing the function of the First Level Controller in interregional and transnational cooperation programs Interreg 2014-2020 and the Control Contact Point under the Cross-Border Cooperation Programs Poland-Russia 2014-2020 and Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020.

Performing the function of the Intermediate Body for the Measure 4.3. as part of the Knowledge and Education Development Operational Program 2014-2020.

Performing functions of the Central Information Point of the European Funds and improving the quality of service in the Information Points of European Funds through the organization of training and knowledge testing system for employees of the Information Points of the European Funds network.


More information on website.


Grants from The European Economic Area and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation and for Youth Employment

Thanks to the new fund for regional cooperation with the EEA and Norway, - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support European cross-border and transnational project initiatives.

The €34.5 million Fund supports cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, exchange of good practice and capacity building across the priority sectors of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021:

  • Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness.
  • Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction.
  • Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy.
  • Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.
  • Justice and Home Affairs.

More information on website

TUL participation in the 7. EU framework program


TUL participation in HORIZON 2020

Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering

  • Acronym: TOMOCON

Title: Smart tomographic sensors for advanced industrial process control

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017

Number of participants: 10

Beginning / ending: 01/09/2017-31.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Dr. Hab. Laurent Babout, prof. PŁ, e-mail: lbabout@iis.p.lodz.pl

Institute of Applied Computer Science, Lodz University of Technology


  • Acronym: SOUND OF VISION

Title: Natural sense of vision through acoustics and haptics

Call ID: H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage

Number of participants: 9

Beginning / ending: 01/01/2015 - 01/01/2018

Duration: 36 months

Professor Paweł Strumiłło, email: pawel.strumillo@p.lodz.pl

Institute of Electronics.


Faculty of Chemistry


  • Acronym : EXCILIGHT

Title: Donor-Acceptor light emitting exciplexes as materials for easy to tailor ultra-efficient OLED lighting

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015

Number of participants: 9

Beginning / ending: 01/09/2015 - 01/09/2019

Duration: 48 months

Professor Jacek Ulański, email: jacek.ulanski@p.lodz.pl

Department of Molecular Physics


  • Acronym : OPTOGENERAPY

Title: Optogenetic Protein Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Call ID: H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage

Number of participants: 11

Beginning / ending: 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020

Duration: 36 months

Dr. Hab. Eng. Radosław Wach, email: Radosław.wach@p.lodz.pl

Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry


Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences


  • Acronym: SUPERBIO

Title: SUpport and PartnERship for the development of BIObased economy

Call ID: H2020-INNOSUP-2015-1

Number of participants: 14

Beginning / ending: 01/06/2016 - 30/11/2018

Duration: 30 months

Prof. Dr. Hab. Eng. Stanisław Bielecki email: stanislaw.bielecki@p.lodz.pl

Institute of Technical Biochemistry

Project website: http://www.h2020-superbio.eu/.


Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering


  • Acronym: INREP

Title: Towards Indium free TCOs

Call ID: H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage

Number of participants: 13

Beginning / ending: 01/02/2015 - 01/02/2018

Duration: 36 months

Professor Ireneusz Zbiciński, email: ireneusz.zbicinski@p.lodz.pl

Department of Process Thermodynamics.


Projects Office


  • Acronym : ICRI-BioM

Title: International Center for Research on Innovative Bio-based Materials

Call ID: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1

Number of participants: 3

Beginning / ending: 1/06/2015 - 31/05/2020

Duration: 60 months

Professor Stanisław Bielecki, email: stanislaw.bielecki@p.lodz.pl

Kazimiera Zacharska, email: kazimiera.zacharska@p.lodz.pl


Other international programs

TUL employees with support of the Project Department submitted a number of project applications for various international calls this year, in particular the Project application under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020, Measure 4.3. (https://www.cpe.gov.pl/206,o-projekcie-pomocy-technicznej-po-wer) and the Project application for a grant call of the European Economic Area and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation (https://eeagrants.org/The-EEA-and-Norway-Grants-Fund-for-Regional-Cooperation ).


Date of record:2018-10-09
Date of actualization:2018-10-19

Submitted by:
Agnieszka Garcarek-Sikorska