|Polish Product of the Future|
The “Polish Product of the Future” competition is aimed at promoting and disseminating innovative products and technologies. It also helps change attitudes and raise awareness of the need to implement innovative ideas, and of the benefits of collaboration between the R&D sector and business.
The Competition is organised by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and its honorary patron is the Minister of Economy.
Over 800 innovative projects have competed during the 19-year history of the “Polish Product of the Future” competition. These include new ideas in various technology sectors, including medicine, pharmaceuticals, electronics and chemical products in particular. To date, 49 prizes and 101 distinctions have been awarded by the Competition Jury.
Many products developed from the awarded innovations have been successfully launched on the Polish and international markets. The Competition’s winners include companies currently traded on the NewConnect stock market, which is dedicated to young, modern companies with high growth potential.
Many winners come from leading research organisations that have an A+ scientific category according to the classification system of the Polish Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Organisations.
Entities that are eligible to enter the Competition include research organisations and entrepreneurs from EU Member States and consortia between the two.
Since the beginning the Competition has been free of charge. New and innovative products or technologies can be submitted in one of three categories:
In each category, one prize and a number of The “Polish Product of the Future” distinctions are awarded for products:
The Winners of the “Polish Product of the Future” receive a trophy as well as a certificate, and may use the logo and slogan of the “Polish Product of the Future” for their promotional purposes. The prizes include PARP’s support in product promotion through:
According to the Competition Rules, special prizes are awarded for the following types of projects:
Each year, other special prizes may be awarded at the organiser´s discretion, depending of the current economic and market priorities.
Every year, PARP enters some projects awarded under the “Polish Product of the Future” for other contests (such as the Business Award of the President of Poland, and the Polish Promotional Brand Competition “Teraz Polska”) later on. They often win.