Poland Prize

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Kielce Technology Park

Poland Prize powered by Kielce Technology Park is a program which aims at bringing foreign technological start-ups to develop their ideas and businesses in Poland. This project is not only a financial and substantive support, but also an opportunity to cooperate with Polish business. We would like to invite originators from the Industrial Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality sectors.

What is the Poland Prize programme?

Why is it worth it, what do we offer?

Up to 55 000 € non-returnable financial support in cash for your team to set up your new business. You also have the opportunity to receive more funds from our investors.

MONEY

Join the meetings where you can learn how to set up your own business in Poland.

MEET

START and ADOPT

Our experienced team of interpreters and legal advisors will support you and answer all your potential questions during the Soft landing phase.

Meet people from all over the world who succeeded in running their business in Poland.

MY POLSTORY

Training sessions will help you develop and improve your own business skills.

DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

JOB SHADOWING

Learn how the business operates from within.

Meet with your recipients to get a better understanding of your client’s expectations.

WORKSHOPS WITH RECIPENTS OF TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to develop your brand.

BRANDING

CAREER

Receive help in managing your Startup from professional business experts.

  • Individual person and teams (companies, scientific and academic teams, TT Centre spin-offs) consisting of at least 2 people.
  • At least 50% of their company shares must belong to the founders/team members from abroad (outside of Poland).
  • At least one Board member must be from abroad (from outside of Poland).
  • The partnership should not be older than 5 years
  • Being able to complete the technical challenges defined by our Partners (tech recipients).

For whom is the Poland Prize programme?

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Industries.

Fintech

Bioeconomy

Cybersecurity

Smart City

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Augumented Reality (AR)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Bussines Partners & Challenges.

Challenge

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Development and optimization of machining technology for thin-walled body castings.

Development and optimization of power supply technology for body castings (thin-walled) for the DN50, 80, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 series.

Development of technology and equipment for cutting off power supply systems for steel castings.

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Development of a system for monitoring the operating parameters of machine tools and casting machines.

Development of a stand for drying and heating of stopper casting ladles.

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Development of an IT system that creates reports on the operation of photovoltaic farms based on source data from photovoltaic inverters.

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Development of an IT system generating reports from thermal images of PV modules, signaling the type and number of faults and converting them into real financial losses.

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Automation of autonomous movement (in the air, in water, on the surface) of drones at specific time intervals in a given area and return to the starting point (docking station from point 2) without operator intervention.

Designing and creating an intelligent docking station resistant to harsh weather conditions from which drones can take off and dock. The station should be able to automatically charge drones and send data collected from sensors and cameras installed on drones to an external server.

Designing a solution for mapping the area based on 2D photos, laser photos, geological data, data from sensors.

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Design and implementation of algorithms that automatically identify the type, species, volume, condition and mass of objects in the monitored area based on photos, digital 3D height models and numerical surface models (DSM) using machine learning.

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Design and implementation of a solution for automatic monitoring of the transport route on the basis of images made cyclically with drones using machine learning.

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Optimization of production processes.

Optimization of logistics processes.

Product configurator.

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Anticorrosive coatings to protect elements.

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Wear-resistant coating facilitating the unloading of goods from the building.

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Material engineering / new anti-corrosion coatings.

Digitization of production processes / Industry 4.0 solutions.

Solutions supporting the optimization of production processes, including the control of production processes.

Ecological medium voltage insulation materials.

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Smart charging systems for electric cars.

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How does it work?

I. APPLICATION

Terms & Conditions – it is important for you to familiarise yourself with the programme rules / read the terms and conditions carefully.

Get more info – it is always good to know more, that is why you should participate in meetings about the programme / don't be afraid to ask questions.

Apply – familiarise yourself with the application form / prepare all the necessary information and apply.

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II. EVALUATION

Prepare your arena – prepare yourself for the presentation as well as you can / it will be your 5 minutes to shine (literally).

Selection Days – present your idea / you will not only be evaluated by the accelerators, but also by your potential business partners and VCs.

Preliminary agreement – sign the preliminar agreement / it will allow you to register your company in Poland.

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III. SOFT LANDING & DEVELOPMENT

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Settle in Kielce – our city is compact, very green and everything is nearby / our team and concierge chosen by you will explain the rules and help you to settle in / you will learn about our ecosystem, mentors and business partners.

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Register your company – we will help you to register your company / we will also help you with all the necessary formalities related to the project.

Soft Landing Agreement – you will sign grant agreement / you will get ca. 40k PLN for development of your business.

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Develop – operate/meet, talk and cooperate with your business partners or VC funds / participate in Job Shadowing / take part in the Design Thinking workshops, together with your technology recipient / sign up a letter of intent with us/you will have 3 months to complete all formalities.

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IV. ACCELERATION

Acceleration agreement – sign the acceleration agreement / work on the solution with your company or VC fund / you will get financial support up to ca. 200k PLN / you will have 8 months to complete all of the above mentioned.

Mentor support – you will receive the support of a translator, lawyer and your startup supervisor / you will take part in workshops and training sessions.

Develop the solution and cooperate with the company or VC - cooperate with the recipient of technology or VC fund/ participate in job shadowing/work directly with the recipient of technology.

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V. DEMO DAY

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Prepare the final phase –prepare your presentation and your final speech / show everyone the progress you have made.

VI. POST-ACCELERATION

Support program – continue your work / we will prepare an individual program for the commercialization of your idea.

Business date – take part in the meetings with the VC funds / every meeting will be a chance for additional funds for your Startup.

Info Helper / Info Help Desk – read our mailings/information packs about other financial programmes.

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When?

We are planning 3 recruitment rounds.

You choose which one is best for you.

25.10.2021 - 31.01.2022

first round

second round

01.02.2022 - 30.04.2022

01.10.2022 - 31.12.2022

third round

You want to know more?

Where to find us.

Kielce Technology Park
6 Olszewskiego Str., 25663 Kielce, Poland

t: +48 41 278 72 00

biuro@technopark.kielce.pl

www.technopark.kielce.pl