UK-Polish TechChallenge

This event which was originally planned on 24th March has been postponed. We are still accepting applications from entrepreneurs who wish to apply for 1-1 meetings, hence please do send your application if you are interested.


Deadline to apply: 30th of August 2020

Venue: Online


The UK-Polish TechChallenge is a joint initiative of the Polish Ministry of Economic Development, the British Embassy in Warsaw and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. The project aims to promote technological cooperation between SMEs and large companies from Poland and the UK.

Cambridge Cleantech is a partner for this UK-Polish TechChallenge and pleased to give you the opportunity to meet with large Polish corporates.


There are 5 challenges out of 13 of interest to cleantech entrepreneurs:


Why Apply? The UK-Polish TechChallenge will consist of two events to bring together large corporates who have a challenge they need resolving, with tech SMEs who can offer solutions. Below you can find tech challenges identified by large Polish companies.

At the event in London the selected British SMEs will have an opportunity to pitch their solutions during 1:1 meetings with Polish corporates’ representatives.


How to apply? If you are a UK start-up or SME offering cleantech services and products, and you are interested in providing a tech solution for a major potential business partner in Poland, please fill in the form below. Don’t forget to include a short summary of each solution targeting selected challenges.


Company profiles & Challenges: 


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PKN Orlen – fuels and energy sector; oil refinery and petrol retail




KGHM – one of the biggest companies in Poland, running technologically advanced exploration and smelting activities


PKO Bank Polski

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Let’s Fintech with PKO Bank Polski is a startup partnership program, where we search for fintech companies, that are ready to pilot their solution and scale their business in partnership with the Bank.

PKO Bank Polski – the largest financial institution in the CEE region


Draft Agenda:

Part 1 – Fast track to the Polish tech ecosystem

8:30 – 9:15 Registration for the event, welcome coffee and networking

9:15 – 9:30 How to bring the UK – Polish Tech Partnership to the next level?

9:30 – 10:00 Keynote speech – Polish tech scene

10:00 – 10:30 Fireside chat:  Are you looking for seed funding? Why not try Poland?

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break and networking

Part 2 – Introduction to the Polish corporate world

10:50 – 11:10 Intro speech

11:10  – 12:30 Corporate Challenges

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 1:1 meetings with corporates

15:30 – 15:45 Sum up of the event

15:45 – 19:00 Networking



In case of any questions, please contact Camila at