SMM Legal has assisted Poland's National Centre for Research and Development on a program to incentivize the creation of new hydrogen storage technology.
According to SMM Legal, this is the second contract to be awarded as part of what it describes as "an innovative pre-commercial procurement procedure" designed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCRD).
The purpose of the program is to invent new hydrogen storage technology for use with fuel cells. The program will be implemented by 2021, and its planned budget is over PLN 30 million. According to the NCRD, the program, “will be run in the problem-driven research model, whereby the key is to find a solution to a specific problem that is a barrier to the development of current solutions.”
The hydrogen storage program is financed by Poland's Ministry of Investment and Economic Development and the European Regional Development Fund under "Sub-Measure 4.1.3 Innovative Research Management Methods of the 2014-2020 Operational Program Smart Growth."