The Polish Institute of Research and Development is an investment fund that verifies ideas and then funds their development until the start-up sale.
The Polish Institute of Research and Development is a fund that was created in response to the existing financial gap in the Polish research and development sector. We support Polish scientists and entrepreneurs whose solutions are innovative, but the stage of their technology development is too early to find financial support from venture capital or industry. Commercialization of ideas at an early stage requires a series of work to confirm the commercial potential of the technology.
The investment process of the fund is divided into three stages: preincubation, incubation and commercialization. After submitting the project proposal to PIBiR, our team of analysts validates the assumptions of technology, checks the state of the art and determines market potential. Subsequently, as a result of the negotiation of the fund representatives and the authors of the idea, the budget required for the pre-incubation (pre-verification of technology) is determined. If the assumptions are confirmed, a decision is made to establish the company. In the second stage – the incubation of the idea – the technology is being developed and refined to reach the customers in the form of a finished product. The purpose of the fund is to support start-up’s at all stages to maximize the value of the company and then sell its shares to a professional investor.
Size of investment
The size of our investments ranges from 100,000 PLN to 3,000,000 PLN.
In return for financing the project, we include a minority stake in the start-up.
We invest in projects from:
- new materials
- solutions for industry
- transport solutions
Due to the variety of interests and the specialization of our team members, we have a multidimensional view on the problem in question. We believe that open approach to the issue can generate new and unusual solutions. Thanks to this, we are able to move in many different areas of science and business.
Size of the fund
The Polish Institute of Research and Development Investments Bridge Alfa Fund is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Intelligent Development.
- Subsidy: 24,000,000 PLN.
- Size of the fund: 30,000,000 PLN.
Exit from the fund
Our preferred investment exit is the sale of a 100% stake to a professional investor within 3-4 years of investment.
The project „Polish Institute of Research and Development Investments Bridge Alfa Fund” is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Intelligent Development.
The project is being realized as part of the National Centre for Research and Development competition: BRIdge ALFA.