On 14 April 2009, Poznań saw 21 members of the PIONIER Consortium entered into an agreement to delineate rules of common application to the European Union resources within the Second Competition of the Innovative Economy Operational Program, priority 2 "Infrastructure of the R&D Sphere", action 2.3 "Investment related to the development of the IT infrastructure for science" aiming to support the realization of the project named "Extension of 21 local teleinformatic scientific networks - NewMAN", also known as NewMAN.
The Parties agreed to appoint the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center), the operator of the PIONIER Network as the Leader of the Project.
Signatories to the Agreement:
On 25 November, 2003, in Kazimierz Dolny, the aforementioned Parties concluded a consortium agreement, and their ongoing co-operation within the frames of the PIONIER Consortium includes the following actions:
supporting and participating in the realization of projects aiming to develop the IT infrastructure for science as well as services supporting scientific research and creating advanced tools for research teams; and
co-operating with educational institutions, mainly universities, in developing IT and information services for academic teachers, primary and secondary school teachers, students, and pupils.
Members of the PIONIER Consortium, the Parties decided to apply to the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for a subsidy to the realization of the project called "Extension of 21 local teleinformatic scientific networks - NewMAN."