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Dear Start-ups!

We hereby announce that we have completed the first stage of substantive evaluation of the 3rd round!
The following is the list of participants who qualified for the second stage of substantive evaluation - Open Call.

 

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Connect Scout Day

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2022-06-01 |

Dear Start-ups!

 

We strongly encourage you to attend the Connect Scout Day which will take place online on June 10th at 10:30am (CEST), UTC +2

 

Event is for those who:

>> want to know more about the accelerator program 

>> intend to apply in ongoing or next round of recruitment 

>> want to reapply avoiding previous mistakes 

>> want to know the next steps of the program 

 

Topics:

>> general information about the project

>> how to fill in the application form correctly?

>> the most common mistakes and gaps in the form

>> Why the Lubelskie voivodship is a good place to develop my start-up?

>> How to set up and develop your company in polish business system?

 

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Dear Start-ups!

We hereby announce that we have completed the formal evaluation stage of applications!
The following is the list of participants who qualified for the substantive stage.

 

Click here to view the full list

Congratulations to all participants and best of luck with further successes!

Connect Poland Prize

Connect Poland Prize is an acceleration program that aims to support foreign start-ups to develop their business in Poland.

For whom is the Connect Poland Prize project created?
The Connect Poland Prize Accelerator is addressed to start-up teams coming from abroad (outside Poland), which, by applying to the program, are declaring their willingness to establish and register a company on the territory of Poland.
The program invites originators operating in the areas of: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), bioeconomy, pharmaceutical biotechnology, but also accepts solutions that are in line with the scope of the National Smart Specializations (NSS) - https://smart.gov.pl/en/.

What does a start-up receive?
đźš© financial support (I stage: max 50K PLN; II stage: max PLN 250K)
đźš© equity-free Acceleration and Soft-landing programs
đźš© expert support during the entire development process
đźš© the possibility of attracting investors and business partners
… and more!

Project Connect Poland Prize co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020, Priority Axis II: Support for the environment and capacity of enterprise for R&D&I activity, Measure 2.5 Acceleration Programmes-  Poland Prize
Project value: 10 136 815 PLN
Participation of the European Union: 9 732 452 PLN

The program is operated by Lublin Science and Technology Park (LSTP), working for the economic development and innovation of the Lublin region.

The Connect Poland Prize project runs from 1 July 2021 to 31 October 2023 and consists of the following rounds of recruitment:
ROUND I - Completed
ROUND II - Completed
ROUND III - In progress (Substantive evaluation of applications)
ROUND IV - In progress (The call for applications is open from 16/05/2022 to 30/06/2022)
ROUND V - Coming soon

Connect Poland Prize support

STAGE I

  • Fill out the application form
    • Submit your idea by defining the business product and the problem(s) you want to solve. Present your start-up team in your application, and tell us about the added benefits of your idea (e.g., does your idea correspond to the principle of equal opportunities? Is the product accessible to people with disabilities? and so forth).
  • Analysis of your application
    • Your idea will be formally, and substantively, assessed by a team of experts who will consider the potential of your business idea and cooperation with a Business Partner.
  • Get ready for the Pitch
    • Participation in the Connect Verification Track - online B2B meetings with start-ups. As part of the pitching session, you will be able to present and defend your business idea in front of a panel of experts.
  • Announcement of results
    • After evaluating all applications and sales pitches, the panel will create a ranking list which will open up the possibility of your participation in the next phase of the Connect Poland Prize.
  • Agreement

 

 

STAGE II

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Connect Poland Prize Business Partners

Polish companies are looking for new solutions, the implementation and use of which will increase innovation and competitiveness and expand the reach of the company. Meet Connect Poland Prize partners.

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Contact us

  • Scouting, selection and verification specialist
  • +48 690 115 718
  • andrii.myrovych@lpnt.pl

 

  • Scouting, selection and verification specialist
  • +48 690 244 717
  • milena.wroblewska@lpnt.pl

 

  • Scouting, selection and verification specialist
  • +48 690 477 797
  • karolina.wos@lpnt.pl
  • Project Manager
  • +48 786 903 388
  • anna.grzegorczyk@lpnt.pl

 

  • Project Coordinator
  • +48 798 732 122
  • monika.kwiecien@lpnt.pl
  • Law advisor
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  • bogna.bakalarz@lpnt.pl
  • PR and marketing specialist
  • +48 690 261 288
  • urszula.graczyk@lpnt.pl
  • Public Procurement Specialist 
  • +48 789 435 877
  • agnieszka.hencner@lpnt.pl