Strefa Pomysłodawcy. Wsparcie 4.0
The Innovator Zone is a pilot project aimed at individuals – creative and inventive authors of innovative solutions. Support in the form of advice is available to individuals who have developed an invention/concept under conditions or scope not covered by an employment contract, nor are bound by legal relationships indicating that the intellectual property rights belong to other entities. The program is also intended for young individuals and families (enthusiasts of science and new technologies) who, within the zone, will have the opportunity to experiment, participate in interesting activities, workshops, and meetings.
The goal of the Innovator Zone – Support 4.0 project is to support individual inventors and those interested in implementing innovative solutions by creating an accessible, user-friendly space designed for experimenting, experiencing, testing, and working on innovative solutions. Additionally, the program aims to use the aforementioned space for the development of interests in science, technology, and the creation of new solutions among young people, students, and families with children.
As part of the project, support is planned for a total of 1000 ideas in 5 application rounds, with 200 ideas in each round.
At the end of each of the 4 incubation rounds that conclude the support process for the innovators, an event called DemoDay will be organized. During DemoDay, the top innovators will have the opportunity to present themselves to seed capital and venture capital funds, as well as to the audience. The audience will also have the chance to choose the best idea, which will be awarded a monetary prize.
The activities under the “Innovator Zone” program are implemented within the consortium “Innovators 2021,” whose members are:
- Puławski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny sp. z o.o. (Consortium Leader)
- Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu (Consortium Member)
- Krakowskie Centrum Innowacyjnych Technologii INNOAGH sp. z o.o. (Consortium Member)
The pilot of the ‘Innovator Zone’ program will be implemented as part of the Operational Program Smart Growth 2014–2020, Priority 2: Support for the environment and potential of enterprises to conduct R&D&I activities, Action 2.4: ‘Collaboration within the national innovation system’ under OP IR, Sub-measure 2.4.1 inno_LAB – Center for analysis and piloting of new instruments.
The project’s value is PLN 5,424,465.00.
The grant amount from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is PLN 4,990,000.00.
The deadline for completing the activities under the project is June 30, 2023.