We co-finance R+D projects

in the early stages of development

The seed fund of Technology Accelerator Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. provides co-financing of R+D projects in the early stages of development (Proof of Principle and Proof of Concept). Technology Accelerator Gliwice supports the seed stage concepts where the risk of investment failure is the greatest, but it can be effectively verified by our fund. The creators can be both entrepreneurs and higher education institutes as well as research institutes, scientific institutes and individuals innovators.

Innovative technologies and industrial processes

  • Printed, organic and flexible electronics
  • Technological processes’ automation and robotics
  • Sensors (including biosensors) and intelligent sensor networks
  • Intelligent networks, information and communication technologies as well as geoinformation technologies
  • Photonics
  • Intelligent creation technologies

Multifunctional materials and composites with advanced properties, including nanoprocesses and nanoproducts

OPERATION DIAGRAM

Stage 0

  • Accepting applications
  • Initial verification of the idea’s market potential
  • Initial verification of the technological feasibility, idea’s feasibility and innovativeness

Stage 1

  • Cooperation agreement
  • Development of a range of analyses and studies with milestones
  • Market potential analysis
  • Feasibility legal analysis (legal conditions for the applied solution’s implementation)
  • Preliminary patent analysis of the idea
  • Research work at the proof-of-principle level
  • Development of a commercialization model and business model for a future company
  • Term Sheet

Stage 2

Company establishment and capital entry in stages, using the amount allowing for the implementation of the proof of concept phase work

  • Patent application
  • Research work - prototype
  • Research work - prototype evaluation
  • Test production
  • Target markets’ verification
  • Starting the PCT procedure

Subsequent stages of financing by a VC fund
Capital exit from the investment

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Who can submit the project?

Anybody! Both higher education institutes, research institutes, entrepreneurs and natural persons, i.e. individual innovators

What are the most important criteria?

Especially the following ones matter the most: experience of the originator and his/her team, unique nature of the solution, early stage of development, scope of R+D work, and the potential for commercialization in the international arena

What is the maximum amount of support?

The maximum amount of support is PLN 1 million, which includes taking up shares in the company implementing the project and transferring the grant from the funds of the National Centre for Research and Development [NCBR].

How to submit a project?

You just have to complete the Application Form available on our website or sent a presentation/ investment teaser.

Until when you can submit projects?

The call for applications is open-ended, any person interested can apply.

SUBMIT A PROJECT

To submit your project you need to complete 3 steps:


Read the
z regulations


Complete the application
form
or send
an investment teaser/ presentation


Send the application to the following address:
info@akceleratorgliwice.pl

ABOUT US

Project Team



Michał Chojkowski
President of the Board

Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice, he has also completed post-graduate project management studies at the Kozmiński University in Warsaw. He has been financing projects in the seed and start-up phase for nearly 10 years, acting as the investment manager and the Board President of the Technology Accelerator Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. Member of a number of technology companies’ supervisory boards. As an expert on developing business models, he conducts market analyses, prepares and supports implementation of both business plans and development processes. He has worked as a coordinator and implementer of international ventures and projects co-financed from the EU funds. He has gained extensive experience in start-ups’ management, growth strategy development, creation and implementation of business plans along with project management. He has analysed over 400 business and investment ideas, he has prepared more than 100 business plans, business planning related analyses and economic profitability analyses for private companies, he has also advised on the establishment of a dozen or so innovative companies in the SME sector.

Linkedin/Michał Chojkowski



Jacek Kotra
Vice-President of the Board

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, Polonia University, University of Management and Marketing in Sosnowiec and the Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz. Director of Science and Technology Park "TECHNOPARK GLIWICE" Sp. z o.o., consultant, trainer and coach in the field of academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer as well as establishment and development of business activities.
He is an expert on business models creation within the Business Models Development Competence Centre established by Technopark Gliwice. In the course of his activities, he has analysed more than 500 business ideas and participated in the incubation of over 20 projects. Member of the Investment Committee of the Innovation Incubator + Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice project and ‘TECHNOPARK GLIWICE’ Science and Technology Park. Member of the Steering Committee of the Silesia Regional Innovation Strategy and the Silesian Council for Innovations.

Linkedin/Jacek Kotra


Professor Jan Kosmol, PhD, Eng.
Jan Kosmol
Technology Expert

Board President of the ‘TECHNOPARK GLIWICE’ Science and Technology Park, manager of numerous investment and consulting projects at Technopark Gliwice, also a coordinator of “Gliwice Technology Accelerator - advisory and financial support in the pre-seed stage of innovative solutions” project implemented under the Operational Programme - Innovative Economy (OP IE), Measure 3.1.
Head of the Department of Machine Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers published in Poland and abroad, a dozen or so books and academic scripts, dozens of scientific and research works. He has also obtained 15 patents.



Luk Palmen
Commercialization and Business Models Manager

He studied business and economics management and he also completed postgraduate studies in international politics at Belgian universities. He moved to Poland in 2000. Member of a number of technology companies’ supervisory boards. For more than 10 years he has been involved in consulting and coaching in the field of innovation management, SME management, cluster management and technology commercialization. He promotes innovative business cooperation models. He is the author and co-author of practical guides on foresight, technology commercialization and clusters. He has assessed and analysed a few dozen technological ideas and has led to the creation of several technological start-ups.

Linkedin/Luk Palmen


PhD
Marcin Baron
R+D Institution Relations Specialist

Marcin Baron specializes in issues related to the development of a modern economy. Industry, new technologies, cooperation, economy change scenarios - these are the most important areas of his expert and scientific interests. As an assistant professor at the University of Economics in Katowice, he conducts research and implementation work in the field of innovation and regional development. He is involved in the work of national and international teams focusing on issues of innovation, technology transfer and regions’ economic development. He has participated in technological foresight projects in southern Poland and has taken part in the work on smart specialization strategies for Polish regions. Member of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management and Polish representative in the European Academic Network for Open Innovation (OI-Net) .

Linkedin/Marcin Baron



Tomasz Halabowski
Financial Analyst

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has gained extensive experience in analysing and managing financial processes in enterprises including, among others: creation of business plans and financial forecasts, preparation of budgets along with their subsequent inspections and clarifications of deviations, controlling implementation and reporting, management of financial departments of enterprises at various stages of development, profitability analyses, assessment of investment projects, valuation of enterprises, support of capital raising processes.
In Akcelerator Technologiczny he is responsible, among others, for investment projects analyses, consultancy for originators and portfolio companies as well as owner supervision over portfolio companies.

Linkedin/Tomasz Halabowski



Judyta Grzebniewska
Technology Scout

Graduate of Project Management at the Tischner European University in Cracow. She has worked as a consultant for European affairs and an implementer of projects co-financed from the EU funds. She has gained her experience in ‘Technopark Gliwice’ Sp. z o.o. Science and Technology Park (2012- to date), where she has worked as an auditor and facilitator evaluating and improving innovation strategies of Polish enterprises. She has conducted more than 40 audits as well as training and consulting sessions. She is a coach in creative thinking techniques and methods.
Since 2015 she has been associated with Gliwice Technology Accelerator where, as a technology scout, she has been responsible for seeking innovative projects both in the scientific sector and economy. She is the first contact person for the people behind innovative solutions.

Linkedin/Judyta Grzebniewska



Lucyna Lewandowska
Office Manager

Graduate of “Management and Marketing” and “Human Resources Management” at the Katowice School of Economics. She completed post-graduate studies in "Labour and Social Insurance Law" at the University of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice (WSZOP).
She has extensive experience in the HR sector, direct sales and trade negotiations. She has worked as a Sales Office Coordinator supervising current documentation and employee onboarding.
During the period from 2009 to 2018 she was employed in a French retail chain, at the outset as the Team Leader of the Accounting / Management Control Department, then for six years as the Team Leader of the Human Resources Department. In 2016, she assumed the position of Manager - Assistant of the Regional Director, where she coordinated administrative work of respective departments in 15 subordinate locations in Upper and Lower Silesia. She was also responsible for supporting analysis and cost reduction processes as well as for local marketing activities.
Since 2018 - Office Manager of Technology Accelerator Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. Ltd. investment fund.

Linkedin/Lucyna Lewandowska

Graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice, he has also completed post-graduate project management studies at the Kozmiński University in Warsaw. He has been financing projects in the seed and start-up phase for nearly 10 years, acting as the investment manager and the Board President of the Technology Accelerator Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. Member of a number of technology companies’ supervisory boards. As an expert on developing business models, he conducts market analyses, prepares and supports implementation of both business plans and development processes. He has worked as a coordinator and implementer of international ventures and projects co-financed from the EU funds. He has gained extensive experience in start-ups’ management, growth strategy development, creation and implementation of business plans along with project management. He has analysed over 400 business and investment ideas, he has prepared more than 100 business plans, business planning related analyses and economic profitability analyses for private companies, he has also advised on the establishment of a dozen or so innovative companies in the SME sector.

Linkedin/Michał Chojkowski


Jacek Kotra
Wiceprezes Zarządu

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, Polonia University, University of Management and Marketing in Sosnowiec and the Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz. Director of Science and Technology Park "TECHNOPARK GLIWICE" Sp. z o.o., consultant, trainer and coach in the field of academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer as well as establishment and development of business activities.
He is an expert on business models creation within the Business Models Development Competence Centre established by Technopark Gliwice. In the course of his activities, he has analysed more than 500 business ideas and participated in the incubation of over 20 projects. Member of the Investment Committee of the Innovation Incubator + Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice project and ‘TECHNOPARK GLIWICE’ Science and Technology Park. Member of the Steering Committee of the Silesia Regional Innovation Strategy and the Silesian Council for Innovations.

Linkedin/Jacek Kotra


Prof. dr hab. inż.
Jan Kosmol
Ekspert technologiczny

Board President of the ‘TECHNOPARK GLIWICE’ Science and Technology Park, manager of numerous investment and consulting projects at Technopark Gliwice, also a coordinator of “Gliwice Technology Accelerator - advisory and financial support in the pre-seed stage of innovative solutions” project implemented under the Operational Programme - Innovative Economy (OP IE), Measure 3.1.
Head of the Department of Machine Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers published in Poland and abroad, a dozen or so books and academic scripts, dozens of scientific and research works. He has also obtained 15 patents.


Luk Palmen
Menadżer ds. komercjalizacji i modeli biznesowych

He studied business and economics management and he also completed postgraduate studies in international politics at Belgian universities. He moved to Poland in 2000. Member of a number of technology companies’ supervisory boards. For more than 10 years he has been involved in consulting and coaching in the field of innovation management, SME management, cluster management and technology commercialization. He promotes innovative business cooperation models. He is the author and co-author of practical guides on foresight, technology commercialization and clusters. He has assessed and analysed a few dozen technological ideas and has led to the creation of several technological start-ups.

Linkedin/Luk Palmen


Judyta Grzebniewska
Skaut Technologiczny

Graduate of Project Management at the Tischner European University in Cracow. She has worked as a consultant for European affairs and an implementer of projects co-financed from the EU funds. She has gained her experience in ‘Technopark Gliwice’ Sp. z o.o. Science and Technology Park (2012- to date), where she has worked as an auditor and facilitator evaluating and improving innovation strategies of Polish enterprises. She has conducted more than 40 audits as well as training and consulting sessions. She is a coach in creative thinking techniques and methods.
Since 2015 she has been associated with Gliwice Technology Accelerator where, as a technology scout, she has been responsible for seeking innovative projects both in the scientific sector and economy. She is the first contact person for the people behind innovative solutions.

Linkedin/Judyta Grzebniewska


Lucyna Lewandowska
Kierownik Biura

Graduate of “Management and Marketing” and “Human Resources Management” at the Katowice School of Economics. She completed post-graduate studies in "Labour and Social Insurance Law" at the University of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice (WSZOP).
She has extensive experience in the HR sector, direct sales and trade negotiations. She has worked as a Sales Office Coordinator supervising current documentation and employee onboarding.
During the period from 2009 to 2018 she was employed in a French retail chain, at the outset as the Team Leader of the Accounting / Management Control Department, then for six years as the Team Leader of the Human Resources Department. In 2016, she assumed the position of Manager - Assistant of the Regional Director, where she coordinated administrative work of respective departments in 15 subordinate locations in Upper and Lower Silesia. She was also responsible for supporting analysis and cost reduction processes as well as for local marketing activities.
Since 2018 - Office Manager of Technology Accelerator Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. Ltd. investment fund.

Linkedin/Lucyna Lewandowska


Dr.
Marcin Baron
Specjalista ds. kontaktów z instytucjami B+R

Marcin Baron specializes in issues related to the development of a modern economy. Industry, new technologies, cooperation, economy change scenarios - these are the most important areas of his expert and scientific interests. As an assistant professor at the University of Economics in Katowice, he conducts research and implementation work in the field of innovation and regional development. He is involved in the work of national and international teams focusing on issues of innovation, technology transfer and regions’ economic development. He has participated in technological foresight projects in southern Poland and has taken part in the work on smart specialization strategies for Polish regions. Member of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management and Polish representative in the European Academic Network for Open Innovation (OI-Net) .

Linkedin/Marcin Baron


Tomasz Halabowski
Analityk finansowy

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has gained extensive experience in analysing and managing financial processes in enterprises including, among others: creation of business plans and financial forecasts, preparation of budgets along with their subsequent inspections and clarifications of deviations, controlling implementation and reporting, management of financial departments of enterprises at various stages of development, profitability analyses, assessment of investment projects, valuation of enterprises, support of capital raising processes.
In Akcelerator Technologiczny he is responsible, among others, for investment projects analyses, consultancy for originators and portfolio companies as well as owner supervision over portfolio companies.

Linkedin/Tomasz Halabowski

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Partners

“Technopark Gliwice” Science and Technology Park is a modern centre supporting academic business, established in April 2004 by three founders: the City of Gliwice, the Silesian University of Technology and the Katowice Special Economic Zone. The Park’s core activities consist in the creation and promotion of innovative and modern technological companies as well as in the transfer of innovative technologies from the Silesian University of Technology and research and development units to the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

"FKZ Sp. z o.o. Sp. SKA" was established in 2013 and it has contributed to the creation and development of the start-up ecosystem in Poland. The company entrusts its own funds to be managed by seed and early stage funds, joining such funds as a partner.

Investors

Venture Closed Investment Fund (managing body: LARTIQ TFI)

The fund's objective is to increase the value of assets through the use of a unique strategy consisting in seeking and thoroughly examining projects (companies) at the early stage of their development with the potential for significant increase in value, as well as consisting in a scalable business based on competitive advantages resulting, among others, from innovative technology. The fund is based on the evaluation of market prospects, quality of management staff, implementation of financial and operational plans as well as strictly observed rules of making investment decisions.

OUR INVESTMENTS

Ireneusz Plaza

President of the Management Board of Telemedical Innovations Sp. z o.o.

During our cooperation with Technology Accelerator Gliwice we received both financial and substantive support but, above all, we gained a Partner. The Fund Team comprises people who are happy to share their passion, knowledge and experience, thanks to which we are able to develop our business in the right direction.

Michał Leluch

President of the Management Board of 3D Motion Controls Sp. z o.o.

Technology Accelerator Gliwice is a team of competent and experienced people having excellent approach and clearly understanding what technology companies need. I can recommend this fund as a reliable business partner.

Robert Stachurski

President of the Management Board of GlucoActive Sp. z o.o.

I sincerely recommend Technology Accelerator Gliwice Ltd. as a reliable business partner/ investor. Technology Accelerator Gliwice team is characterized by a high level of professionalism, understanding the problems of young companies and the industry and it always provides valuable support and advice. The team members use their best efforts to implement the projects with great care and paying attention to detail. The company’s unquestionable advantage is the full availability of its team that is always ready to provide maximum support. The managers’ friendly and open attitude to the partner's requirements encourage to continue the cooperation. Their investments can surely be described as "smart money".

Bridge Alfa

Bridge Alfa Program (Measure 1.3: R+D activity financed with capital funds participation
Sub-measure 1.3.1: Support for R+D projects at the ‘pre-seed’ stage by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa) implemented by the National Centre for Research and Development  (NCBR) is aimed at supporting commercialisation of scientific research results or development work results and other forms of their transfer into the economy, and stimulating entrepreneurs’ investment in research and development.

The assumption of the program is to increase the supply of commercially potential projects through the involvement of business partners (investors) at the early stages of R+D work carried out by technical universities, enterprises, research institutes and individual researchers.
Under an agreement concluded with the NCBR, Technology Accelerator Gliwice Ltd. provides co-financing of R+D projects in the early stages of development (Proof of Principle and Proof of Concept) through analytical support in respect of the adopted technical assumptions (technological feasibility studies, prototype construction), economic assumptions (market research and marketing analyses) as well as legal assumptions (including patent and intellectual property rights analyses). After a project’s assumptions have been verified positively, the Fund takes up shares in the spin-off.

The value of the project we implement is PLN 30 million, and the European Funds contribution constitutes 80% of this amount, i.e. PLN 24 million.  

CONTACT DETAILS

Technology Accelerator
Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o.

Tax Identification Number (NIP): 6312656110
Polish Business Registry Number (REGON ): 360661837
Entry into the National Court Register No. (KRS): 0000540750

Konarskiego 18C
44-100 Gliwice

Phone.: 32 335 85 03
Mobile.:  885 885 664
Email: info@akceleratorgliwice.pl

www.akceleratorgliwice.pl

INFORMACJE DOTYCZĄCE DANYCH OSOBOWYCH

Szanowni Państwo,

zgodnie z RODO- Rozporządzeniem Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) 2016/679 z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016r. w sprawie ochrony osób fizycznych w związku z przetwarzaniem danych osobowych i w sprawie swobodnego przepływu takich danych oraz uchylenia dyrektywy 95/46/WE (ogólne rozporządzenie o ochronie danych), stosowanym od dnia 25 maja 2018 r. informujemy, że Administratorem Pani/Pana danych osobowych jest „ADMINISTRATOR”- Akcelerator Technologiczny Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o. z siedzibą w Gliwicach przy ulicy: Konarskiego 18c, wpisany do Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego pod numerem: 0000540750 NIP: 6312656110, REGON: 360661837

Dane osobowe, które nam Państwo powierzają, będziemy przetwarzać w następujących celach:

  1. W celu niezbędnym do wykonania umowy, której jest Pan/Pani stroną, (zawarcie i wykonanie umowy lub podjęcia działań przed zawarciem umowy w celu jej zawarcia (przygotowanie i przedstawienie oferty), zgodnie z art. 6 ust. 1 lit b RODO.
  2. W celu niezbędnym do wypełnienia obowiązku prawnego ciążącego na Administratorze zgodnie z art. 6 ust. 1 lit c RODO.
  3. Ponadto, zgodnie z art. 6 ust. 1 lit. f RODO, przetwarzamy dane osobowe w celu niezbędnym dla realizacji prawnie uzasadnionych celów Administratora (monitoring obiektu w celu zapewnienia bezpieczeństwa, marketing oferowanych przez nas produktów bądź usług, dochodzenie roszczeń).
  4. Jeżeli przetwarzamy dane osobowe celu przesyłania informacji handlowych za pomocą środków komunikacji elektronicznej, np. reklam za pomocą poczty lub poprzez wykorzystanie telekomunikacyjnych urządzeń końcowych- wysyłanie wiadomości SMS o treści reklamowej, zgodnie z art. 6 ust. 1 lit.a RODO odbywa się to na podstawie odrębnie, dobrowolnie udzielonej nam zgody, którą można w każdym momencie wycofać.

Planowany okres przechowywania danych osobowych (art. 15 ust. 1 lit. D RODO)

Wszystkie dane osobowe będą usuwane zgodnie z wymogami archiwizacji danych.Zgodnie z przepisami prawa, po osiągnięciu celu bądź wypełnieniu obowiązku prawnego Administratora zostaną one usunięte.

Prawa osoby, której dotyczą dane osobowe.

Informujemy iż w związku z przetwarzaniem Państwa danych osobowych przysługują Pani/Panu następujące prawa:

Posiada Pani/Pan prawo dostępu do treści swoich danych oraz prawo ich sprostowania, usunięcia ograniczenia przetwarzania, prawo do przenoszenia danych przetwarzanych w systemach informatycznych, prawo wniesienia sprzeciwu, prawo do cofnięcia udzielonej zgody w dowolnym momencie bez wpływu na zgodność z prawem przetwarzania (możliwość istnieje jeżeli przetwarzanie odbywa się na podstawie zgody, a nie np. na podstawie przepisów uprawniających administratora do przetwarzania tych danych).
Ponadto informujemy, iż przysługuje Panu/Pani prawo wniesienia skargi do GIODO, a 25 maja 2018 r. do Prezesa Urzędu Ochrony Danych Osobowych, gdy uzna Pan/Pani, iż przetwarzanie danych osobowych Pana/Pani dotyczących, narusza przepisy ogólnego rozporządzenia o ochronie danych osobowych 679/2016 z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016 r.

Kategorie odbiorców danych /podmiotów przetwarzających dane osobowe
w imieniu Akcelerator Technologiczny Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o.

Odbiorcą Pani/Pana danych osobowych będą organy uprawnione na mocy przepisów prawa (w tym: Sądy, Policja, Prokuratura, organy egzekucyjne, ograny administracji ) lub inne podmioty przetwarzające dane osobowe w imieniu Akcelerator Technologiczny Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o.

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