Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise

Centres of Expertise lead by female scientists
The impulse programme, which is unique throughout Europe, stands for research excellence; it puts the focus of its funding activities on equal opportunity in collaborative science and, furthermore, attempts to establish a contemporary research culture at the interface of science and industry.

Owner of programme / investor
Target group -
Topic Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Funding
Förderinstrument C9 PJ Strukturaufbau - Projekte
FFG Unit of organisation Structural programmes
See allSee less

In the scope of the impetus programme "Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise" w-fFORTE is funding research centres for applied basic research at the interface between science and economy that are managed by top-level female scientists. The programme is evaluated on an ongoing basis with the objective to detect essential factors for framing a modern research culture that appeals to both women and men alike.

For more information please see our w-fFORTE-Website:

In the second funding periode these seven research centers continue their research: