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Support for Market-Oriented R&D
April 26, 2012   
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“Putting R&D results to commercial use—testing new support mechanisms” is the name of a new pilot program launched by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBiR).

The program is aimed at businesses, universities, scientific institutions and research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) as well as individual innovators. Under the program, the NCBiR will support research and development projects whose results are expected to be put to commercial use. Support will be provided mainly in the form of funds but may also include other forms of assistance.

The center will try to meet the specific needs of fledgling businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones that have been unable to take advantage of other forms of assistance or support programs offered by public institutions. As part of the program, new methods and ways of supporting research and development work will be tested in practice, the National Center for Research and Development says.

The program is also designed to identify barriers that prevent businesses, universities, scientific institutions and PAN research institutes from putting their research results on the market.

Assistance is conditional on the transfer of a portion of the intellectual property rights involved, in particular industrial property. Project participants are expected to transfer at least a fifth of the intellectual property rights to the center. In return they will receive financial support.

The center will first analyze the market potential of a project or business venture. Micro-, small and medium-sized businesses as well as start-ups established specifically to put the results of R&D to commercial use stand the best chance of getting funding, the center says.

Karolina Olszewska
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