Kielce wins Poland Prize, now aiming to bring in global startups

After winning the Poland Prize tender from PARP, Kielce Technology Park has joined the select group of institutions that will attract startups from all over the world to Poland. In the competition announced by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development entitled “Accelerative Programs – Poland Prize”, 9 operators were selected who presented the best original concepts of searching for and bringing foreign teams to Poland ready to implement innovative solutions in our country. The project was highly rated by PARP and achieved the third result among all selected implementers.

The accelerator “Poland Prize powered by Kielce Technology Park” assumes recruitment to the program min. 60 foreign startups. Kielce Technology Park, divided into 3 acceleration rounds, will qualify 36 of them to the soft-landing stage and then acceleration, under which they will receive assistance in registering a company in Poland and a grant that they will be able to spend on remuneration for the team, purchase of services, fixed assets or intangible or legal or information and promotional activities. Additionally, they will be supported by business tutors and mentors who will guide them step by step through the most important stages.

Importantly, as part of the project, selected teams will be able to count on co-financing of up to 300,000 PLN. It will allow for the development of the startup’s product and a pilot implementation of the solution in the company. Ideas will be implemented according to the guidelines of each startup’s business partner, i.e. the enterprise for which they will be developing a solution.

The first companies and Venture Capital (VC) investors have already declared their willingness to join the program, and thus work with startups. These are: Altar Software, EkoEnergia Polska, INFOVER, IT CONTROL, “KH – KIPPER”, SMART FUTURE 21, STOKOTA, VIVE INNOVATION Sp. Z O. O., VIVE LOGISTIC SERVICES, VIVE TEXTILE RECYCLING, Chemical Equipment and Industrial Fittings Plant “CHEMAR”, ZPUE, Gliwice Technology Accelerator, ITM POLAND. During the undertaking, the KTP will acquire new entities.

First, the Accelerator will focus on acquiring startups from outside Poland with the most interesting innovative solutions. It will reach dozens of the most promising foreign markets in the world with its offer. Particular attention will be paid to solutions that will contribute the most to the development of Industry 4.0. It is about such specializations as the Industrial Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and related industries.

The project will be implemented until the end of October 2023.


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