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





Project Summary


2023-10-31 |

The end of the project is the perfect time to summarize its effects. We would like to thank all those who worked together with us for the success of this project.



On May 17, 2023, the Connect Poland Prize Demo Day was held at the Lublin Science and Technology Park.
You're invited to the Meet&Greet Start-up Community - Connect Poland Prize Demo Day!
Join us as the participants of the Connect Poland Prize Acceleration Program showcase their project results at the Demo Day! 
Event will be highlighted by the presence of people associated with the startup ecosystem and a lecture by our special guest - Valentina Rakitina, UPLIFT Accelerator Co-founder 
May, 17th 2023
11 a.m.
Lublin Science and Technology Park
Dobrzańskiego 3
20-262 Lublin
Everyone is welcome - see you there! 

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?
🚩 financial support (I stage: max 50K PLN; II stage: max PLN 250K)
🚩 equity-free Acceleration and Soft-landing programs
🚩 expert support during the entire development process
🚩 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: 9 996 815 PLN
Participation of the European Union: 9 684 452 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 - Completed
ROUND IV - Completed

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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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
  • +48 500 120 951
  • 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