Support programs

Video games

One of the sectors for which the IDA has prepared a special support programme is the video games industry.

The aim of the programme is to support the use of potential of Polish game designers and reduce the barriers associated with market entry and with the company’s expansion into foreign markets.

The programme includes a number of activities which will support companies at different stages of development. The first implemented measure was establishment of the video game accelerator. Signature of a letter of intent by and between the IDA, the University of Silesia and the Cieszyn District resulted in establishment of ARP Games Sp. z o.o.

ARP Games

Support provided by ARP Games is aimed at young game designers and start-ups. It takes the form of special training, mentoring and capital entry. The effect of this activity will be establishment of new companies operating in a market on which there are relatively few entities of this kind. Investments in start-ups from the game market entail high risk. At ARP Games, this is mitigated using a project evaluation and mentoring system, based on global-class specialists. Support is provided in the form of competitions announced twice a year. The first was held in January 2017.

More activities related to supporting the video games sector will be taking place in the near future. These will include definition of financial support instruments for companies operating in the market.

Development and Innovation Office

Michał Chwieduk

(+48 22) 695 36 74

ul. Nowy Świat 6/12

00-400 Warsaw

ARP Games Sp. z o.o.

Anna Bal

(+48) 535 422 791

ul. Wojska Polskiego 5

43-400 Cieszyn

www.arpgames.pl

Space technology

One of the sectors for which the IDA has prepared a specially designed support programme is space technology.

The nature of the programme relates to the IDA’s holistic perspective of investments in space technology: not only in the context of the space sector or space exploration, but also as a source of innovation and applications spreading into other fields of the economy. During execution of a comprehensive support programme for the space technology sector in Poland, the IDA will take a business approach, treating, among others, support of HR development, start-ups and marketing activity as necessary elements of the investment.

The IDA’s activities as part of the support programme for the space technology sector are:

  • Signature of an agreement by and between the IDA and the Polish Space Industry Association, aimed at initiating common activities for HR development in the Polish space technology sector by organising internships, training and workshops. Another joint task involves activities promoting the Polish space sector domestically and abroad, including organisation of presentations and meetings among Polish firms as a part of events organised by the European Space Agency and the European Commission — for more information, click here.
  • The IDA took under its patronage the Students’ Astronautics Club at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. The Club members are working on a technologically advanced project, PW-SAT2, aimed at sending the second student satellite and the fourth Polish satellite in history into orbit. Apart from an extremely complicated process of satellite integration, which requires preparation of several hundred page technical documentation, the students are responsible, among other things, for obtaining funding for the project and cooperation with subcontractors — for more information, click here.
  • The IDA has provided support for the first European space acceleration programme Space3.ac, as a part of which teams presented practical applications of using space technology. All projects presented as a part of the Space3.ac programme took advantage of satellite data to solve global problems, from economical automobile travel through aids to assist in management of agricultural crops, to security-related projects — for more information, click here.
  • An internship programme is currently being implemented jointly with the Polish Space Industry Association. The programme is addressed to graduates of technical (engineering and MSc) studies as well as to young scientists (doctoral students and doctors), who will be able to obtain practical skills in companies from the Polish space sector. The competition was announced during the European Rover Challenge ERC 2016, in which the IDA was the official partner — for more information, click here and click here.

Development and Innovation Office

Paweł Pacek

Michał Chwieduk

(+48 22) 695 36 22

(+48 22) 695 36 74

ul. Nowy Świat 6/12

00-400 Warsaw