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We are a research and development center operating in the field of artificial intelligence and digital economy, whose mission is to support the development of these technologies in Poland by creating a platform connecting the academic and business environment.

Our goal is to build the largest platform in Poland friendly to conducting innovative research, as well as educating a new generation of scientists focused on the practical application of the developed algorithms and their subsequent commercialization in industry, finance, medicine and other branches of the economy.

Cooperation between scientists and business is a key element in supporting technological and economic progress. Thanks to this partnership, science ceases to be only a theoretical field and becomes a driving force for social and economic development. Scientists, working side by side with entrepreneurs, can focus on conducting practical research that translates into real solutions and products. It is these innovations implemented by enterprises that contribute to economic growth, creating new jobs and improving the quality of life. The cooperation of science and business thus allows for a synergistic effect that not only broadens the horizons of knowledge, but also pushes enterprises and society towards continuous development.

Mission and vision


We create innovative solutions in the field of artificial intelligence that are important for business, economy and society. We educate a new generation of scientists focused on the practical application of developed algorithms and their subsequent commercialization.


We want to create the largest center of innovative research in the field of artificial intelligence in Poland, which will be a platform connecting the business and academic environments, as well as a place to educate the best specialists in the field of AI. We want the algorithms and technological solutions we develop to find practical application in industry, finance, medicine and other branches of the economy and have a positive impact on society.

Our goals

    IDEAS NCBR is a new research program in the field of digital economy and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to educate future PhD students and conduct pioneering research by a team of highly qualified scientists that will have practical application in business and industry.
    The IDEAS NCBR research program was developed together with industry partners and the scientific council. The practical application of the results of the implemented projects and their commercialization is one of our priorities.
    We create a place where ground-breaking projects are born, and our research responds to the challenges facing the industry as well as social changes and the business environment.

Our values

Our values reflect the way we work and develop IDEAS NCBR. A professional and ethical approach to relations with employees, business partners and society is extremely important to us.

Our organizational culture is based on four pillars:
    We create solutions that will be groundbreaking for society, business and the economy. We value innovation and courage that allow us to question the status quo.
    We strive to achieve ambitious goals, so we appreciate an unconventional approach to challenges. Openness, diversity and good communication drive innovation and foster development.
    Each team member is listened to and has the opportunity to present their point of view. Our relationships are based on mutual trust and foster open communication.
    We act transparently towards our colleagues and business partners. Scientific staff are selected by the scientific council through a competition or evaluation process.

“The key to the effective transfer of innovations related to breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence lies in innovators—individuals who not only understand and contribute to cutting-edge scientific research on a global scale but also possess the willingness and ability to collaborate with industry.”

Prof. Piotr Sankowski

Management Board

Piotr Sankowski is a professor at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Warsaw, where he received his habilitation in 2009 and his PhD in computer science in 2005. His research interests focus on the problems of practical use of algorithms, starting from economic applications, through learning data structures, to parallel algorithms for data science. In 2009, Piotr Sankowski also received a doctorate in physics in the field of solid state theory.

He is the first Pole to receive four grants from the European Research Council (ERC): ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant (2010), ERC Proof of Concept Grant (2015, 2023), ERC Consolidator Grant (2017). He is also the co-founder of the MIM Solutions spin-off.

ELLIS Society member.

Wojciech Kruszyński is a graduate of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology and the National School of Public Administration.

He held positions on supervisory boards and management boards of capital companies, including Winiary S.A., Rafineria Trzebinia S.A., Tetra System Polska S.A. For many years he was associated with the telecommunications sector, including Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. He was the president of the management board of Arcus S.A., Telprojekt Sp. z o.o. and  Hyperion S.A.

Grażyna Żebrowska is a graduate of applied physics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk. She obtained her doctorate in the application of physical sciences in medicine at the University of Rennes in France and at the University of Gdańsk. In the years 2003-2019, she worked as an advisor for science, technology and higher education at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, USA. She was responsible for initiating and organizing cooperation between Polish and American scientific and academic institutions.

She was also involved in promoting Polish universities and research units in the United States. From 2019, she headed the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the years 2020-2022, she served as the Director General of the National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Scientific Council

The Scientific Council was established by a resolution of the Shareholders’ Meeting of IDEAS NCBR Sp. z o.o. of 1 July 2021.

Its tasks include:

  • Giving opinions on research policy and activities planned for implementation and presenting proposals for changes, e.g. due to progress in scientific research around the world,
  • Giving opinions on the employment of research group leaders,
  • Giving opinions on the level of implementation and results of research groups’ activities,
  • Expressing opinions on the activities of IDEAS NCBR.

Regulations and rules for conducting competitions for scientific and research positions and for the positions of research group leaders