Innovative Polish companies to conquer foreign markets
Bacteria laser identification technology, digital portfolio platform and foetal heart rate monitoring device - all these are products of Polish entrepreneurs which were among the 32 winning projects in GO_GLOBAL.PL competition organised by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR). Their authors will receive funding worth PLN 5 million in total for foreign expansion.
The latest edition of GO_GLOBAL.PL saw experts evaluate 80 applications submitted. The winners were the most innovative companies planning to commercialise their R&D-based solutions in global markets. Every entrepreneur will receive up to PLN 150,000 to prepare a global market entry strategy and gain knowledge about matching their products to the specific requirements of a particular region. Entrepreneurs will also be able to devote grants received to the development and verification of strategies in relations with potential investors and business partners.
Selected winning projects include:
1. Bioscientia Sp. z o. o.
The project concerns the development and verification of commercialisation strategy of a rapid field test for the detection of honeybees infection with Nosema ceranae in the European market, with a particular focus on the German market.
2. BIOAVLEE Sp. z o. o.
The main objective of the project is to commercialise an innovative bacteria identification technology in the German market. This technology applies laser diffraction for marking the bacteria.
3. Enelion Sp. z o. o.
The people behind the project try to introduce to the global market an innovative, modular charger for electric cars that can be operated with a smartphone.
4. Uni-Kat Sp. z o. o.
The project aims to support Uni-Kat company in the commercialisation of Streamer - their innovative water cutter for cutting soft materials - in the German market.
5. uPaid Pty Sp. z o. o.
Project creators would like to develop uPaid digital portfolio platform in foreign markets.
6. Nestmedic Sp. z o. o.
The project aims to support the company in the commercialization of PREGNABIT - an innovative product for remote foetal health monitoring using teleKTG – in the German market. Developed as a result of the Applicant's R&D work, PREGNABIT is a mobile device dedicated to women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Previous beneficiaries of GO_GLOBAL.PL include companies that have achieved significant market success, including Audioteka, Sotrender, Social WiFi or VoiceLab. NCBR research shows that so far up to 80% of programme beneficiaries found at least one business partner in foreign markets, whereas 17% managed to win an investor. Every fifth entrepreneur opened a foreign office or representation, while every third beneficiary saw an increase in sales of products or services offered.
GO_GLOBAL.PL was carried out in two editions as a continuation of a pilot project launched by the NCBR in 2012.