Four projects from the Silesian University of Technology received funding under this year's edition of the LIDER Programme run by the National Centre for Research and Development. In the 11th edition of the competition, 253 applications were submitted, of which only half were qualified for the funding.
The authors of the selected projects include:
• Maciej Sowa PhD - "Development of technology for forming anodic oxide coatings on light metal alloys by plasma electrolytic treatment in the direction of obtaining comprehensive surface protection systems";
• Marcin Kozłowski Ph D, DSc - "Innovative solutions for point-mounted laminated glass with increased post-critical load capacity";
• Alicja Kazek-Kęsik PhD, DSc - "Technology of hybrid coatings formation on titanium implants for animals"
• Krystian Radlak PhD, DSc - "Integrated IT system for the safety assessment of deep neural networks in autonomous cars".
The LIDER programme is addressed to doctoral students, academic teachers without a doctoral degree and doctors, including postdoctoral holders, who obtained this degree not earlier than in the last 7 years. Applicants could submit projects related to application or development research carried out in cooperation with a teaching or research unit.
The highest award granted by NCBR to projects reaches PLN 1.5 million. The total amount of funding allocated to the competition is PLN 84,761,494.30.
Details about the programme, ranking positions and the amount of funding for specific projects are published on the website of the National Centre for Research and Development.