Invitation to participate in the IdeaLab workshop ‘Cities for the future: services and solutions’


The National Centre for Research and Development invites you to apply for participation in the IdeaLab workshop ‘Cities for the future: services and solutions’, which will be held in Otwock, Mazovian Voivodeship (close to Warsaw), Poland from 2 to 6 March 2020.

The goal of the workshop is to develop ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research project ideas for services and solutions for the cities in 2040.

We invite specialists from various fields (e.g. urban planning & governance, ecology, ICT, social science, humanities, technologies and other) to participate in the workshop. The list of areas is open-ended. If your profession is not on the list, but you feel that your knowledge and experience can help to shape cities for the future, you are invited to submit your application!

The IdeaLab is an innovative way of generating research projects coupled with real-time peer-review. The aim of the workshop is to prepare project pre-proposals by the participants. The total budget for funding projects is EUR 6,651,016.

The application deadline for participation in the workshop is 30 November 2019 at 16.00 CET.

Why to apply?

  • IdeaLab gives you a possibility of developing new insights, perspectives, find interesting solutions for the cities of the future,
  • IdeaLab is a unique chance to take part in an innovative event that is organised by NCBR for the first time,
  • IdeaLab is also a networking event, where you will gain new contacts with experts from Poland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein,
  • IdeaLab is an opportunity to apply for a grant from half a milion to over 6 million euros. 

For more information please visit the NCBR’s website.

The IdeaLab workshop is part of the Programme ‘Applied Research’ operated by the National Centre for Research and Development under the EEA and Norway Grants.