KPT ScaleUp Accelerator
Be closer to Polish customers. Be closer to Polish Industry 4.0. Be closer to implementation.
If you are developing an industrial solution and looking for customers in Poland – the KPT ScaleUp accelerator is right for you.
We create favorable conditions to support foreign startups that want to expand their business into the Polish market.
If you apply to KPT ScaleUP, we will connect you with our Partners, large Polish industrial companies or investors. We wish to facilitate your start on the Polish market. We will help you finance and plan the development and validation of your product and business model.
Thank you for all your applications submitted within second call for proposals. Right now we are in the process of reviewing received applications.
Please stay tuned for information on future call for proposals.
This is our way to bring you closer to business success in Poland:
- NON-REFUNDABLE FUNDING
We provide you with a grant up to EUR 66,000 for your startup (EUR 11,000 for softlanding + EUR 55,000 for acceleration).
- REAL HELP IN EXPANDING TO THE POLISH MARKET
Our experienced team will make sure to be close to you and your startup throughout the acceleration. You can count on our commitment, availability and practical support.
- COOPERATION WITH INDUSTRY 4.0 AND NEW TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS
Acceleration program gives you: access to a group of industry experts from our partners. You will benefit from networking with Polish founders, mentoring and consulting of specialists in law, finance, marketing, sales and management.
- DIRECT ACCESS TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS
Our ecosystem consists of over 200 industrial companies and several investment funds. We invite them to Demo Day, a big event organised to present exciting solutions developed by startups and industrial Partners.
Check the ideal profile of a startup that we are looking for:
- you have solutions that answer to technological challenges of our partners
- you use technologies such as IIoT, VR, AR, AI, big data, robotics and automation, as well as others helping to digitalize business processes
- you have a solution ready for validation and test implementation at one of our partners
- start a business in Poland in the form of a capital company and establish cooperation with our Partner
- half of the shares of your startup are owned by a person/people who are not Polish citizens, and at least one member of the management board is not a Polish citizen.
Detailed terms and conditions of joining the recruitment process and taking advantage of acceleration support can be found in our Regulations.
Each stage of our program has been planned in such a way as to consistently bring you closer to your desired goal.
Stage I: softlanding (3 months)
In the first stage of the program we will help you finance your start-up in Poland and plan the development of your product. The goal of this stage is to establish cooperation with a technology buyer or investor and to plan validation. You may receive up to EUR 11,000 for this stage.
Stage II: acceleration (6 months)
In the second stage of the program you can count on financing costs related to development and validation of your solution. Our experts will help you not only to plan the necessary resources for the pilot, but also verify your business assumptions. At this stage, you can receive from us up to 55 000 EUR.
KPT ScaleUP is the largest Polish Industry 4.0 accelerator. For 4 years we have been successfully connecting the startup community with large industrial companies. We have completed 7 six-month editions of acceleration during which we have supported 85 young technology companies.
The group of our industrial partners already includes over 25 representatives of the Polish Industry 4.0.
But the most important proof of our effectiveness is the commercial implementation of solutions developed by our startups.
What do they say about us?
“(…) we benefited and came out well from it” – Artiom Komardin, co-founder of Sense Monitoring
“(…) acceleration is very rich in additional services and knowledge, and formal matters are so much simplified and fast that you do not feel any inconvenience at all. (…) Acceleration in KPT is really well thought out” – Anna Strezynska, founder of MC2 Energy
“Startups and business ideas at a high level, great people, awesome organization” – Grzegorz Kolasinski, co-founder of Business Tailors
“Thank you for the great organization and interesting concept of the event. It was a great pleasure to be able to share knowledge and international inspiration with entrepreneurs and startup founders” – Grzegorz Bratek, founder of Export-Experts
Meet our partners
Applications for the programme came from 62 companies from 22 countries:
|Belarus (2)||Jordan (1)||Serbia (1)|
|Croatia (1)||S. Korea (1)||Slovakia (4)|
|Czech Republic (5)||Lithuania (1)||Slovenia (2)|
|Estonia (2)||Latvia (3)||Taiwan (2)|
|France (1)||Germany (4)||Tunisie (1)|
|Spain (1)||Nigeria (1)||Turkey (2)|
|India (1)||Romania (7)||Ukraine (18)|
6 selected companies were offered the chance to develop their business in Poland.
List of teams selected for the programme:
- AdvanGrid (Latvia)
- Headless eCOM platform (Germany)
- Inovec Technology (Czech Republic)
- PSCoat (Czech Republic)
- Recoshelf (Ukraine)
- Warden Machinery (Latvia)
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WHY KPT ScaleUP?
How does the acceleration process work?
KPT Poland Prize project implemented under Measure 2.5 Acceleration Programs – Poland Prize of the Operational Programme Intelligent Development 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.