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The Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) is a major Polish research centre with the primary focus on semiconductor micro- and nanotechnology.
The fundamental goal of ITE is to conduct basic and applied research in the area of microelectronics, semiconductor optoelectronics and micromechanics as well as characterisation of semiconductor materials and structures.
The basic statutory activity of the Institute is financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research. Additional funding of research is provided on competitive basis in the form of grants for research teams and individual researchers. Also, ITE research teams actively participate in European consortia which execute projects supported by the EU Research Framework Programmes.
The applied research led by ITE is focused on meeting the demand of the industry for new, advanced and innovative technologies and products in the field of Information Society Technologies. ITE develops and sells market products such as devices, services and intellectual property rights to domestic and foreign customers.
ITE is also involved in educational and training activities for Polish and foreign Ph.D. students and engineers. The Institute is entitled to award Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees, both in the field of semiconductor electronics.