BASTION (From Basic to Translational Research in Oncology) is a multidisciplinary science project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme ‒ REGPOT 2012‒2013. The objective of the project is to build up the research potential of the Medical University of Warsaw (MUW) in experimental oncology, and also to reduce the time from scientific discovery to clinical application.
The research is focused in particular on personalized oncology and development of diagnostic and therapeutic methods customized to patients’ individual needs. The project involves ten research teams of MUW, represented by more than 100 researchers in oncology, cooperating with the university hospitals that also provide training for future medical doctors as well as other research institutes within the Ochota Campus.
The project aims at technology transfer, acquiring knowledge and establishing closer or new research-oriented cooperation with 11 science centers and two companies operating in the commercialization of science research. Their research efforts will be supported by institutes and companies from eight EU countries as partner organizations. The tasks identified in the project programme will not only strengthen the research potential of the MUW, but they will also help to improve research project management. BASTION aims at developing the innovation capacity and promoting cooperation with the EU leading scientific centers, and achieving integration with the European Research Area by improving the quality of scientific research.
BASTION Project is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme and co-founded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education .
Implementation period: September 2012 ‒ February 2016
Total cost: € 5,309,400
EC funding: € 4,449,500
Ministry funding: PLN 1,885,042
Instrument: Coordination and Support Action
Number of the agreement: FP7-REGPOT-2012-CT2012-316254-BASTION