50 000 PLN + 250 000 PLN

provided by Connect Poland Prize to achieve goals, bring to life the most ambitious ideas and create a better future for all of us





We have completed the first round of recruitment and we are very proud to announce that we have received 80 applications from many different countries.  

Our experts are going to make detailed analyses of all the applications, and they will select the best start-ups which are going to join the acceleration program.  

The start-ups operating in the following areas of specialization: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Bioeconomy and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are able to aplly for the Connect Poland Prize!

The best start-ups will have a chance to receive grants for setting up the business in Poland, expert support and much more!

Do not wait, apply today!


Submit your application until October 31st 2021!

During a visit to Ukraine, Project Manager - Ms. Anna Grzegorczyk had the great pleasure of meeting with the Head of Noosphere Engineering School – Mr. Serhei Veretiuk, accompanied by a representative from Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Kiev (Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu - PAIH) - Ms. Tetiana Chuzha, to talk about the Connect Poland Prize LPNT program and learn more about the Ukrainian startup ecosystem!

Connect Poland Prize - The programs object is to support start-ups from outside of Poland and to strengthen the Polish start-up ecosystem through the transfer of innovative ideas, business culture and talent from different countries. The program is operated by Lublin Science and Technology Park (LSTP), working for the economic development and innovation of the Lublin region. LSTP's mission is to build real partnerships, real connections, between business and science in Lublin, and to develop academic entrepreneurship.

For whom is the Connect Poland Prize project created?

The project is implemented for start-ups operating in the Biotechnology, Technological Innovations and Information Technologies sectors.Start-ups from the Ukraine, Belarus, other Eastern Partnership countries and selected European Union countries and other countries with significant innovation potential can participate in the Project.

Project implementation period: 01/07/2021 - 31/10/2023
What does a start-up receive?

Connect Poland Prize support


  • 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




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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
  • +48 514 978 119
  • andrii.myrovych@lpnt.pl


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


  • Project Manager
  • +48 786 903 388
  • anna.grzegorczyk@lpnt.pl


  • Project Coordinator
  • +48 798 732 122
  • kinga.slomka@lpnt.pl


  • Law advisor
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  • bogna.bakalarz@lpnt.pl