Supporting development of technologies for shale gas extraction.

Programme is a joint undertaking of National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and Industrial Development Agency (ARP S.A.).  It is focused on supporting integrated large R&D projects, testing results in pilot scale and commercialization of innovative technologies in the area of shale gas extraction.

Main aim of the programme: development of technologies related to shale gas extraction in Poland and their implementation by companies operating in Poland

Specific aim of programme: encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in R&D activity

Programme addressees: research-industrial consortia

Applications for financing have to meet the following requirements:


  • project aims at elaboration of innovative technology related to shale gas extraction
  • elaborated technologies will be validated/tested in real conditions as pilots
  • project leader is an entrepreneur interested in implementation of technology elaborated within the project and experienced in implementation of new solutions in industrial scale,   

Programme will be executed in 2012 – 2020 years:

2012-2013 – call announcements and project selection;
2013-2017 – project financing and monitoring;  
2013-2022 – monitoring and evaluation of project results utilization.