The Polish Development Fund became a national partner of the Next Step Poland project. The initiative is aimed at developing the Polish innovation ecosystem, as well as improving the quality of the innovator service system in our country.
The Next Step Poland project will be carried out in cooperation with development institutions that work on the development of the Polish innovation ecosystem, support economic initiatives, and implement pro-business and financial activities of an innovative nature.
The programme is implemented from 1 January 2018 to 31 August 2021 as part of a partnership of three PFR Group institutions with the Finnish company Capful Oy. The leader of the initiative is the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), and the national partners are the Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. (PFR) and Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości (PARP).
The main objective of the project is to develop and improve the quality of the innovation ecosystem in Poland.
The initiative is co-financed by the European Social Fund under Priority axis IV. "Social innovation and transnational cooperation", Measure: 4.3 Transnational cooperation of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020.
The value of the Project's co-financing is PLN 5,656,294.19, while the total value of the Project is