Start-up accelerating programme in Poland
Ministry of Development of Poland has presented the new programme for young innovative companies called: Start-in Poland. As Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki comments, this will be the biggest start-up accelerating programme in the whole Central and Eastern Europe of the value in the region of USD 800 mln.
As a part of the Start-in Poland, the company will receive assistance not only in the incubation and business acceleration, but also during the further development and international expansion. The Ministry expects that over the next seven years, 1,500 new high-tech companies basing on design, IT and engineering solutions will be developed in Poland and ready to compete in foreign markets.
The Start-in Poland programme opens Polish large companies, including State-owned ones to start-ups by investing in them. Under the programme the experts will look for Polish and CEE talents, know-how and innovations that can be implemented in the State-owned companies. Both, young entrepreneurs from the region will be recruited in the formula of the contests
The Start-in Poland programme is a part of the Responsible Development Plan that was adopted by the government on the 16 February 2016. The plan is a set of tools to make the development of Poland more dynamic. These are actions that will result in a positive and high-quality expansion of the Polish economy. There will be macro solutions, the effects of which will be felt on a micro scale.
All in all the objectives of the government for 2020 include:
increase in investment to over 25% of the GDP;
increase in the share of R&D expenditure to 2% of the GDP;
increase in the number of medium-sized and large enterprises to over 22 000;
more Polish foreign direct investment (increase by 70%);
growth of industrial production exceeding the GDP growth;
GDP per capita of Poland at the level of 79% of the EU average.
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