Technology Development Programme
The Technology Development Programme is another programme within FUSION, with the aim of providing state financing in the form of grants for research, development and innovation in science and technology. The focus of the Programme is to fund the actual development of the research and innovation proposal with the possibility of having a prototype of the proposed solution. The Technology Development Programme will build on the outcomes of the first five vouchers covered by the Commercialisation Voucher Programme. This requirement would ensure that the research proposal is indeed dealing with something new or an improvement of something which is already in existence. In addition it will also provide the extent to which the idea has the potential of being commercialisable and make it to the market. An applicant with a positive outcome in the first five vouchers will have a better probability of making it through the evaluation process of this Programme.