About the accelerator
The TAURON Group acceleration programme is dedicated to entities operating in areas incorporated into four portfolios of the Strategic Research Agenda:
Customer and its needs, Smart Grid Services, Distributed Energy, Low-Emission Generation Technologies.
The support under the programme is possible owing to the cooperation of TAURON Polska Energia S.A. with other companies constituting TAURON Group.
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TAURON support is available to entities whose solutions are at least at Technology Readiness Level 7 (TRL 7).
Levels of technological readiness (TRL) from 7 to 9 are understood as follows:
Level 7 (VII) - a technology prototype was demonstrated in operational conditions. The prototype is almost at the operating system level. This level represents significant progress in relation to level VI and requires demonstration that the technology being developed is applicable in operational conditions. Research at this level includes research on prototypes on the so-called research platforms.
Level 8 (VIII) - research and demonstration of the final form of technology has been completed. This means that it has been confirmed that the target level of technology has been achieved and the technology can be used in the conditions envisaged for it. Practically, this level represents the end of the demonstration. Examples include systems testing and evaluation to confirm compliance with design assumptions, including those related to logistic security and training.
Level 9 (IX) - checking if the technology in real conditions had the intended effect. This indicates that the demonstrated technology is already in its final form and can be implemented in the target system. Among other things, this applies to the use of developed systems in real conditions.
As it is defined in the Annex to the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 4 January 2011 on the manner of management by the National Center for Research and Development of the implementation of scientific research or development work for the defense and security of the state.
Depending on the specific nature of the solution offered, its innovativeness and technological advancement, TAURON Group foresees various models of cooperation. They enable evaluation of the operation of the solution in real conditions, its further development, offer the opportunity to implement and use the tested solution under the activity of a TAURON Group company.
The main support within the framework of the programme is a possibility of testing the solution under the guidance of dedicated substantive experts on the infrastructure of the TAURON Group company which has been made available.
Evaluation and examination of the application form by experts
Presentation of the solution to TAURON experts
Supplementing documents at the request of the accelerator