Pre-announcement of the TANGO 4 call


poniedziałek, 22 lipca 2019

The TANGO 4 call will be announced in the 3rd quarter of 2019, within the framework of a joint programme operated by the National Science Centre (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).

Its main objective is to boost the commercialization of technologies based on basic research results obtained in initial projects, and in particular:

  • to draw up a plan for the development of technologies based on basic research results,
  • to increase the involvement of enterprises in developing technologies based on basic research results.

Submitted proposals will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis in several rounds until 30 June 2020. There are no restrictions as to the subject matter.

The total budget of the call equals 30 million PLN.

Who can serve as the principal investigator?

The role of principal investigator may be taken on by a person who has coordinated the initial project or obtained a written consent from the principal investigator of the initial project to serve as the principal investigator under the TANGO 4 call.

Only one proposal can be submitted under the TANGO call for each initial project.

What is the initial project?

The initial project is a basic research project funded under one of the national or international calls organized by the National Science Centre (except: ETIUDA, FUGA, UWERTURA and MINIATURA), the results of which provide the basis for the project submitted within the framework of TANGO 4 (Track A and Track C). The end date of the initial project must not be earlier than 15 March 2016.

Funding can be applied for provided that, on the day the proposal under the TANGO 4 call is submitted:

  • the final report from the initial project has received a positive formal review from the NCN (for projects concluded after 15 March 2016, where the formal review of the final report has been completed as of the day on which the proposal is submitted), or
  • at least one annual project report has received a positive formal review from the NCN (for projects concluded after 15 March 2016, where the formal review of the final report has not been completed, and for projects still in progress on the day on which the proposal is submitted).

What kind of projects will be funded under TANGO 4?

  • Concept work, including:
    • determining the opportunities for the economic application of research results,
    • carrying out market analyses to diagnose the demand for solutions investigated by the project,
    • attracting partners interested in R&D cooperation and the implementation of research results,
    • drawing up a strategy and taking measures to safeguard the copyright protection of research results.
  • Research and development projects, including:
    • industrial research,
    • development work.

How to apply for funding under TANGO 4?

Funding may be requested under one of three tracks, depending on the research stage of the initial project:

Track A

  • Track A is open to projects aimed at exploring the practical application of research results obtained in the initial project and to find an industrial partner for its further implementation.
  • Funding will cover concept work and R&D work.
  • Project proposals can only be submitted by academic or research organisations.
  • The maximum possible grant is 250K PLN, including max. 150K PLN for research and development activities.
  • Maximum project duration – 15 months.

Track B

  • Track B is open to applicants who have terminated TANGO 1 or TANGO 2 projects at the concept phase (Phase K) due to the lack of an industrial partner. Funding will also be available to those who have previously won grants within the framework of TANGO 3 or TANGO 4 (Track A).
  • Funding will cover industrial research and development work designed to continue the project previously implemented within the framework of TANGO.
  • Proposals can only be submitted by consortia made up of academic or research organisations and enterprises. The projects must be headed by an academic or research organisation.
  • Maximum grant – 3 million PLN.
  • Maximum project duration – 36 months.

Track C

  • Track C is targeted at academic or research organisations that have not carried out any projects in previous editions of the TANGO call but have already established cooperation with enterprises.
  • Funding will cover industrial research, development and concept work.
  • Proposals can only be submitted by consortia made up of academic or research organisations and enterprises. The project must be headed by an academic or research organisation.
  • Maximum grant – 3 million PLN, including max. 100K PLN for concept work.
  • Maximum project duration – 36 months.

 

Additional information

For more information about the programme, please contact:

NCBR: Martyna Jachimek

e-mail: martyna.jachimek@ncbr.gov.pl

Tel: +48 22 45 67 581

Cell.: +48 519 683 851

 

NCN: Marta Buchalska

e-mail: marta.buchalska@ncn.gov.pl    

Tel: +48 12 34 19 158