Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAS)

The Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences is a prestigious, independent research centre characterised by high standards of research work. In 2016, it was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo by the European Commission for complying with the highest standards in providing researchers with a stimulating work environment.

IP PAS is fully accredited to grant doctoral degrees and habilitations. The Institute can also initiate the review process for awarding titles of professor. Its primary mission is to conduct scholarly research as well as develop and mentor the pool of highly qualified scientists. Virtual Reality and Psychophysiology Laboratory carries studies in three key areas:

  1. Human functioning in immersive virtual reality (VR).
  2. Application of immersive VR and other virtual environments in social, cognitive, clinical, and interdisciplinary research on human-robot interactions (HRI).
  3. Functioning of individuals and groups in the form of digital representation in virtual environments such as media, computer and mobile communication systems, games (in particular MMOs).

NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

NILU is an independent non-profit, R&D institution established in 1969. Through its research NILU increases the understanding of processes and effects of climate change, the composition of the atmosphere, air quality and hazardous substances. We develop and handle a large number of atmospheric databases for different clients and projects, including EMEP, ACTRIS, WMO-GAW, AMAP, OSPAR, HELCOM and ESA. Further, operates state-of-the-art observatories for atmospheric composition change at Zeppelin Mountal (Svalbard), Andøya (Northern Norway), Birkenes (Southern Norway) and Troll (Antarctica). NILU has 50 years of renowned experience supporting air quality management around the world and is pioneer in the testing and development of low-cost air quality sensors to provide reliable air quality hyperlocal information. NILU holds a strong position within its core fields both in Norway and abroad.

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (KOBO NGO)

Kobo is a multidisciplinary group of young scientists, researchers, IT professionals and social activists whose key focus is on multiple positive applications of ICT: for better intergenerational cooperation, social inclusion and cohesion by engaging older adults to facilitate their involvement in co-creating modern ICT solutions through: intergenerational cooperation in both physical and virtual environments, direct collaboration with younger adults, empowerment of older adults towards better crafted ICT-based solutions, like co-design workshops. Our members are deeply involved in advanced and exploratory research in various fields of applied computer science, including new interfaces like voice assistants or virtual and augmented reality, as well as vital concepts as smart cities, Internet of Things coupled with crowdsourcing and citizen science.

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

The Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw was established in 1953. Originally named Faculty of Political Economy, the Faculty underwent a name change in 1977. Faculty of Economic Sciences in an independent unit of the University of Warsaw. It is a leading academic centre in the field of economic research and a leading institution of higher education in Poland.  The Faculty is ranked first among Polish economics institutes (RePEc/IDEAS ranking), and ranks among the top 25% of economics institutes in Europe. The Faculty aim to enhance scientific research at the highest international level, honouring diverse perspectives on research problems with a view to spur discussions both relating to key scientific problems and to research methodology. The Faculty runs more than sixty national and international research projects, that range from behavioural economics to macroeconomic modelling.