Pilot program of

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ND DEVELOPEMENT

Public-private support for R&D commercialization, in partnership with capital funds

We would like to kindly inform, that on November 26th 2012 we have launched call for offers for joint investments in high technology projects based on R&D called BRIdge VC (Public-private support of R&D outputs’ commercialization, with assistance of capital funds). Call for offers ends on January 31st 2013.

Total budget, which NCRD assigns toward implementation of the program amounts to 240 000 000.

Program BRIdge VC comprises two components, the investment component and the consulting component:

  1. within the framework of investment component, NCRD invites venture capital funds to joint implementation of the program, which will amount to creation of maximum two public-private vehicles (not VC funds) dedicated to investments in high technology start-ups based on R&D, within the financing regime used by venture capital funds.
  2. within the framework of consulting component, NCRD invites consulting companies, with experience in running consulting projects in the area R&D commercialization, to joint implementation of the program, which will amount to delivery of consulting & coaching support for R&D projects financed by NCRD

Documents useful in understanding the program and preparing offer for its joint implementation, have been presented (and enclosed) bellow.

BRIdge VC Program. Document describes goals of the program, nature of the joint implementation, entities to whom Center addresses the invitation for joint cooperation.

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BRIdge VC investment component brief. Document briefs on detailed rules concerning implementation of investment component, which have been signaled in “BRIdge VC program” document. The document in question formulates key provisions of future joint cooperation agreement, and as such forms basis for negotiations between Center and venture capital funds.

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BRIdge VC consulting component Brief. Document (Polish version only) briefs on detailed rules concerning implementation of consulting component, which have been signaled in “BRIdge VC program” document. The document in question formulates key provisions of future joint cooperation agreement, and as such forms basis for negotiations between Center and consulting companies.

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Regulations on selecting partners for joint implementation of BRIdge VC.The regulations stipulates rules which apply to selecting partners (venture capital funds and consulting companies), with whom NCRD will jointly implement the program.

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Regulations on selecting team. Draft regulations sets-up framework for operation of team selecting partners for BRIdge VC program.

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Investment offer template.Template of investment offer, is obligatory for venture capital funds, presenting offer for joint implementation of investment component of BRIdge VC.

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Consulting offer template.Template of consulting offer, is obligatory for consulting companies, presenting offer for joint implementation of consulting component of BRIdge VC.

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Prefered sectoral profile. List of sectors, of which the partners will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

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All questions concerning the BRIdge VC program, should be directed to bridge_vc-at-ncbr.gov.pl e-mail address


We would like to kindly inform you, that on 12 December 2012, we are planning workshop for potential partners of BRIdge VC (venture capital funds and consulting companies).

During workshop, we will try to answer questions you may have, concerning the procedure for selecting partners for joint implementation of program, as well as questions concerning program’s brief.

Registration process for workshop is open until Friday, December 7th 2012. All registrations should be sent the following e-mail address: bridge_vc-at-ncbr.gov.pl. Registration should be made on a registration form available here . Registrations made in other form will not be accepted.

Workshop will be held in Warsaw, exact location as well as agenda, will be forwarded to workshop participants at the later stage.

Workshop may accommodate only a limited number of participants, therefore, we would like to kindly inform you, that registration order will be taken into consideration, while accepting participants.