Anybody! Both higher education institutes, research institutes, entrepreneurs and natural persons, i.e. individual innovators
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
Multifunctional materials and composites with advanced properties, including nanoprocesses and nanoproducts
Company establishment and capital entry in stages, using the amount allowing for the implementation of the proof of concept phase work
Anybody! Both higher education institutes, research institutes, entrepreneurs and natural persons, i.e. individual innovators
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
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].
You just have to complete the Application Form available on our website or sent a presentation/ investment teaser.
The call for applications is open-ended, any person interested can apply.
Informujemy, iż z dniem 31.03.2020 r. zostanie zamknięty nabór projektów do Funduszu w ramach Programu Bridge Alfa (Działanie 1.3: Prace B+R finansowane z udziałem funduszy kapitałowych Poddziałanie 1.3.1: Wsparcie Projektów badawczo-rozwojowych w fazie preseed przez fundusze typu proof of concept – BRIdge Alfa).
To submit your project you need to complete 3 steps:
Complete the application
form or send
an investment teaser/ presentation
Send the application to the following address:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) .
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Venture Closed Investment Fund
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Gliwice ASI Sp. z o.o.
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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:
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.
Project: Food lyophilizer
Development and implementation into production of a compact food lyophilizer for small and medium-sized companies operating on the market of food products’ production and processing. FrostX will make it possible to produce healthy food independently, ensuring cheap and long-term food storage while maintaining all the taste and nutritional values.
Cypherdog is an innovative company operating in the IT sector and cyber security. By providing the product to the market, the Company has specialized in the effective protection of digital data. CypherDog Inc. is a response to global development trends in the field of cyber security and effective data transfer.
Project: Caps Apps
The Caps Apps project aims to produce and promote a complete product: an electronic bottle cap together with dedicated applications for mobile devices on Android and iOS platforms. The main target market is United States of America, and the first step to present the product to potential customers is campaign on the Kickstarter platform. Apart from the above, the company also conducts activities aimed at securing the intellectual property of technical concepts and verbal-graphic solutions.
Project: Breathing monitor
The project’s aim is to create a device for monitoring the breathing trajectory of a cancer patient during irradiation therapy, allowing to reduce irradiation inaccuracies. The team has many years of experience and technical knowledge to provide an innovative solution for key-issues not covered yet by devices currently available on the market. As a result of research and development the elaborated device will significantly improve the patient’s comfort during the irradiation therapy.
Project: Smart RFID
The company develops and implements innovative devices and systems operating in UHF RFID technology. Thanks to its R+D work conducted, Smart Technology Group offers the only RFID readers on the market that operate simultaneously in 5 IoT communication systems. The company’s products can be used, among others, in sectors such as: retail, manufacturing, logistics, tourism and health care in the area of product sales and presentation, inventory and storage, supply and transport, access control, security, etc.
Project: Motion Controller 3DMC Designer
The company creates a device (motion controller called 3DMC Designer) designed to support the work of constructors, architects and graphic designers in CAD/CAM software and to control industrial actuating systems. The controller can be used to move in virtual reality, strictly in order to rotate and move objects with very high accuracy.
Project: HOVERBIKE RAPTOR – THE FIRST POLISH INNOVATIVE LOW-CEILING MEANS OF AIR TRANSPORT
Hoverbike’a – a machine combining features of a motorcycle and a helicopter. The project was inspired by Speeder flying scooter from “Star Wars”. The project includes the creation of a flying vehicle called Hoverbike. The vehicle will be controlled by means of a motorcycle-like steering handlebar and by a special saddle which, thanks to the right use of automation, will also fulfil the functions of a control element. The vehicle will be equipped with an electronic system enabling to limit the altitude to the specific one which allows to use the it on a given market. Hoverbike will be offered in at least two variants: civil variant for sports and recreational purposes and specialist variant for emergency and uniform services.
Project: CARDIOVICE™ telemedical system
The company develops the CARDIOVICE™ telemedical system, an intelligent system to remote monitoring of the patient’s health from any place in the world. The system consists of an ECG recorder, wirelessly controlled by a smartphone, and accessories: an ECG module, ECG cables and an ECG vest that allows the patient to perform a 12-lead ECG test, by himself. The system includes a mobile application through which the tests are performed and sent to the doctor and to a cloud platform where all results are synchronized. Ultimately, there are going to be other features possible to measure with the CARDIOVICE™ system, such as body temperature and skin humidity, blood pressure, body weight, and lungs fluid level determined by measurement chest bioimpedance, which will be a breakthrough in monitoring patients with chronic heart failure. The company plans to implement an automatic diagnosis based on algorithms, AI and Big Data.
The project is aimed at development of IAMBOT, the chatbot platform encompassing AI algorithms and integration with communication environments like: WhatsApp, WeChat or Google Assistant. The algorithms of the platform are related to semantic textual similarity and unsupervised image similarity.
Project: Creation of innovative security seals using RFID technology and meeting customer expectations.
Innovative security seals using nanotechnology and tamper evident RFID tags. Seals providing information about seal’s damage or breaking (the so-called tamper evident RFID security seal).
Project: SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND TRACKING OF MOVING AND NON-MOVING OBJECTS
Motion Capture – an innovative system using the laser parallel scanning method and the system of edge mirrors and transfer mirrors, mounted in a fixed metal frame structure (cage). The combination of laser technology with a mirror system for entire planes’ laser scanning is an innovative solution on a global scale.
Project: NEW MATERIALS AND PROTECTIVE DEVICES
The company conducts research and development as well as implementation work related to the development of new technologies for the defence sector. It focuses mainly on the development of new composite materials having high parameters of resistance to kinetic energy (ballistic protection) and on the creation of an unmanned aircraft intended for intelligence tasks, with a large range and load capacity.
Project: Global leader in real-time simulation
The company specializes in the creation of high-quality 3D games based on new technological solutions and analysis of players’ needs.
The GlucoActive project is aimed to design and manufacture a portable, wearable device for non-invasive measurement of blood glucose concentration using spectrophotometric methods and intended for diagnostic and prevention purposes, both in the treatment and control of diabetes and for sports applications. Apart from solving the key problem of invasiveness while measuring by means of the generally available competing devices, the project also involves creation of a utility application that will replace the standard procedures for sugar levels recording by diabetics, it will also provide visualization of the results obtained and business intelligence-type solutions.
Project: AKM technology development.
The project is aimed at development of the Autonomous Key Management (AKM) system which enables cryptographic keys management in distributed systems such as: multisensor networks, autonomous cars or other devices related to the Internet of Things. The system is the world’s first solution guaranteeing very high security level in real-time operations.