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Can you solve these problems?

Autonomous stores

Smart Payments

Digitalised insurance processes

Blockchain Technologies

Retail & Hospitality

Innovative city ecosystem

The workforce of the future

Drug discovery and development

Drugs manufacturing & dosage form-related technologies

Telehealth

Modern employee tools 

Fraud prevention

Autonomous stores

How can technology ramp up the popularity and versatility of autonomous stores and self-service customer experiences?

Today’s stores can be manned by very few people, with some being almost staffless. Such stores are proving more and more popular, able to make the best use of space, operate longer hours and enable customers to shop in peace. All of this, however, is only possible through the very best, cutting-edge technology.

This is why our partners Rossman and Zabka are looking for innovative startups that will:

Enable self-service check-in and check-out through smart access control in retail stores
Introduce smart payments to bring further digital innovation to the shopping process
Implement smart access control to help with autonomous identity and customer verification.

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Smart Payments

Where can we implement new, innovative payment methods to support today’s increasingly cashless and cardless world?

By 2025, smart payments will make up 25% of all non-cash transactions. As both cards and cash become less popular, businesses need to provide customer-friendly solutions for today’s technology-savvy users.

To bring these solutions forward, our partners Pekao SA and MCX are looking for innovative startups that will:

• Utilize PSD2, cryptocurrencies and biometric payments to create the next cashless payment solutions
• Ensure security is a priority and transactions are always protected through smart contracts and other means.• drive sales/engagement in the e-commerce channel
• Enable a greater, yet still secure, use of mobile payments for today’s users.
• Bring digital payment systems to entire communities, integrating with real-world beacons and context-based options.
• Make smart payments more accessible – including through the education of children about their finances.
• Provide better digital subscription tools for retail bank customers and small to medium-sized companies.

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Digitalised insurance processes

What are the most effective technologies for updating, digitalizing and improving the insurance sector’s many complex processes?

The insurance industry is experiencing continued growth worldwide, with even higher growth in emerging markets, but technology continues to be a key hurdle. Digital solutions are the key to greater accessibility, faster processes and overall optimal efficiency.

For these reasons, our partner PZU is looking for innovative startups that will:

• Digitalizing and automating processes
• Enable greater self-service through automation and self-explanatory systems.
• Simply the sales process
• Bring greater, more secure authentication to the documentation process
• Open new distribution channels alongside existing writers, wholesales, agents and brokers
• Improve efficiency with big data and other digital implementations

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Blockchain Technologies

What are the next steps for blockchain and how we can better spread its unique benefits to wider industries?

By the end of 2021, over 70 million people had blockchain wallets. However, as the technology continues to grow in popularity, businesses are becoming more bold and daring in their use of the new solution.

From fintech and energytech to healthcare, blockchain’s s benefits to individuals and companies alike is well founded. That’s why our partners Pekao SA and MCX are looking for innovative startups that will:

• Create new, simple and safe ways for users to manage payments and banking via blockchain.
• Enable a wider range of practical use cases for smart contracts.
• Develop distributed apps that make the most of blockchain’s unique properties.

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Retail & Hospitality

What solutions can we introduce to enhance on-site experiences and enable the independent consumer?

Despite the rise of online alternatives, the retail sector is expected to grow to $388 billion by 2026. Hospitality is also not slowing down. Indeed, these sectors are looking to technology to improve the in-person experience and enable the user as much as possible.

That’s why our partners MCX, Żabka and Rossmann are all looking for new solutions to enable these sectors. Together, we’re looking for innovative startups that will:

• Develop new hardware and software to improve the sales process
• Bring greater autonomy to the customer and the entire store
• Use digital technology to improve navigation, signage and the customer journey
• Automate and implement smarter fraud prevention to proactively protect business
• Bring the benefits of AI and AR, as well as personalization, into any store.

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Innovative city ecosystem

How can we implement technology to better help commercial services and businesses in cities to be more sustainable?

Cities as a whole are a challenge for sustainability. As populations increase, so too does demand for consumable goods. This burden only increases the impact companies and providers in those cities have on the environment. But technology can find a solution!

That’s why our partners MCX and Zabka are looking for the next solutions to help the wider city ecosystem. Together, we’re looking for innovative startups that will:

• Enable greater sustainable development and mobility for commercial services within cities.
• Support wider city management through the greater use and availability of data.
• Develop shared economy solutions for the best use of resources and expenses.
• Help identify alternative protein sources for food production, freeing the strain on meat and fish sources.
• Create alternatives to plastic packaging, vastly lowering the impact of consumable, ready-to-eat meals.
• Implement new solutions to enable the most efficient use of shared or public spaces.

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The workforce of the future

How can technology support a gig economy and enhance the management process of modern employees and teams?

The modern labor market is changing. In the US alone, over 9 million people work through the ‘gig economy’ and this number is expected to rise. COVID-19 has also brought further changes to today’s workplaces, with businesses and individuals alike needing new technologies to adapt in kind.

That’s why our partners Adamed, MCX, Żabka, Pekao SA, PZU SA and Rossmann are all looking for the next way to enable employees. Together, we’re searching for innovative startups that will:

• Develop solutions that will enable today’s labor market to work more effectively
• Implement new management systems to help businesses adapt to remote workstyles
• Automate as many processes as possible, leading to greater work efficiency

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Drug discovery and development

How can we discover new drugs and make the drug discovery process more efficient?

In 2021, around 5,100 pharmaceutical companies have active research and development (R&D) pipelines yet recent figures show that, in the US, a drug can take 12-15 years to get approved, with a typical R&D cost of 2.5 billion dollars.

Our partner Adamed wants to give the industry a cheaper, quicker alternative. That’s why they’re looking for innovative startups that will:
• develop technologies that will improve drug discovery and development processes (including clinical trials)
• find a novel indication for a known substance that would be patentable, ensuring the product will not face generic competition
• create novel therapeutic moieties

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Drugs manufacturing & dosage form-related technologies

What can we do to improve the drugs manufacturing process and find the ideal drug dosage form?

With enhanced drug products, the same substance can deliver significantly greater benefits, cutting costs and increasing production efficiency. However, this requires a new dosage form that must be researched depending on the needs of the patient and the API – all while enabling a given drug’s broad applicability.

Our partner Adamed wants to bring innovation through drug manufacturing & dosage-related technologies. They’re seeking startups that will:
• offer new dosage forms
• target an innovative dosage form to a new, otherwise unreachable patient population
• provide a competitive advantage in terms of launch times for new drugs

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Telehealth

What solutions can we implement in the fields of telecare, remote patient monitoring, diagnosis and prevention?

Telehealth visits increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2020, and COVID-19 has only fielded this growth since. With 97% of healthcare leaders expanding into telehealth, new possibilities are on the horizon.

We can already monitor patients remotely and bring additional services online, but our partners PZU and Adamed are seeking the next innovations. That’s why they’re looking for startups that will:

• improve self-diagnostics, with an emphasis on remote usability
• remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases
• proactively address the needs of elderly patients
• make the diagnostic and therapy process faster, simpler and more efficient.
• use AI to support diagnosis and treatment

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Modern employee tools

How can technology keep up with the changes in modern working and enable employees and businesses alike to do more?

In every sector, there is a need to help workers digitalize. Modern employees require modern solutions!

That’s why our partners Adamed, MCX, Żabka, Pekao SA, PZU SA and Rossmann are all looking for the next way to enable employees. Together, we’re searching for innovative startups that will:

• Give employees tools to improve efficiency
• Bring digital support to areas such as plants and production, with workers on the ground floor
• Enable effective referral systems to help companies grow
• Bring new communication tools to help staff communicate across facilities

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Fraud prevention

How can technology aid in preventing on-store fraud?

Fraud is an increasing problem in all corners of the world. Retail stores are some of the biggest targets for identity theft, imposter scams and other fraudulent activities. With the rise of autonomous stores, the need for agile, adaptive technology to aid in preventive measures only increases.

This is why our partner Rossmann is searching for innovative startups that will:

• Enable greater preventative actions through predicting behavior
• Bring automation to enable faster, rapid responses
Develop greater preventative measures to keep both businesses and customers safe

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