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Source: PGNiG press release

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo has become a partner of Space3ac. International teams that apply for the acceleration programme will have the opportunity to receive financial support and present their solutions to PGNiG.

Startups in the Space3ac accelerator will receive financial support from the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) of up to EUR 65,000, assistance in setting up business operations in Poland, mentorship support, and an opportunity to work with PGNiG and other companies. The accelerator offers several options to collaborate with industrial and corporate partners, including pilot implementations, partnership projects between large companies and startups, commercial and investment options. Applications for Space3ac Poland Prize II may be submitted until the end of November 2021, with the next round planned for the first quarter of 2022.

‘In order to maintain continued business growth, we want to embrace innovation. For the entire energy industry, the coming years will be a time of great challenges and deployment of innovation projects that will allow us to complement traditional energy sources with green and zero-carbon fuels in the future. As we remain open to collaboration with other companies both in optimising our own processes and expanding into new business areas, I‘m glad to welcome Space3ac as our new partner,’ says Arkadiusz Sekściński, Vice President of the Management Board for Development, PGNiG SA.

In the Space3ac accelerator, PGNiG will be looking for young companies specialising in projects concerned with optimising processes with the use of artificial intelligence, hydrogen technologies, fuel cells, water purification and development of new production forecasting tools for electricity and heat, taking into account the changing technology and economic environment. The company is also interested in marketing automation, Big Data processing, employer branding, and gamification solutions. A full description of the solutions that may be submitted under the accelerator programme can be found on the website stronie internetowej.

‘We are glad that a company that has been successfully collaborating with startups for several years and has its own support instruments for this type of projects has joined the programme as its partner. Thanks to the accelerator’s experience and fields of specialisation we can offer partners like PGNiG the opportunity to work with top startups,’ says Wojciech Drewczyński, Space3ac CEO.