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Poland doubles success in applying for EU R&D funds

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Government says average Horizon Europe success rate for Poland hit 10.36 per cent

Poland has doubled its success rate in applying for funding from the EU’s research and innovation programme, according to the country’s government.

The government said on 12 April that the average success rate for Polish applications to the 258 calls that have been resolved by the current Horizon Europe programme since its 2021 launch was 10.36 per cent, up from an average of 5.19 per cent under the preceding Horizon 2020 programme.

It said a “key” cause of the doubling was a better quality of applications, with 35.73 per cent of those since 2021 achieving a score above the eligibility threshold for funding, up from 24.41 per cent in Horizon 2020.

According to the government, 360 Polish beneficiaries have signed grant agreements worth €268 million for 570 projects under Horizon Europe.

In the same period of Horizon 2020, 315 beneficiaries signed agreements worth €142m for 454 projects, it said, putting the increase in funding won at almost 90 per cent.