The Fund is part of the PAFF’s “Sector 3.0” Program and is aimed at supporting creators of new tools, applications and products that fit the Tech for Good idea. “Participation in the Fund 3.0 Incubation was a strong stimulus for me to develop and build new prospects for the organization which I cooperate with. First of all, I learned the process of building a new tool from scratch, listen carefully to the needs of potential clients. The important added value of the Fund was an opportunity to meet inspiring people, establish cooperation with them, share ideas and, first of all, learn from one another,” says Ewa Jańczak, the winner of the previous round of the Fund.
Two methods of supporting authors
The “Sector 3.0” Fund provides financial resources (PLN 100,000) together with knowledge and experience necessary for implementation of new technologies. In the first stage the participants are invited to Incubation, that is a 2-month comprehensive training and consultation sessions. Among other things, they will take part in workshops with elements of mentoring which shall lead to working out the final idea of their project, then preparing the full plan of carrying it out and implementing it.
Next, the participants will apply for grants from the Fund for implementation of their tools. This stage will be carried out in form of a competition. The winners shall be announced during the finals which will be held on January 16, 2019. Grants will be awarded by the Competition Committee composed of representatives of Orange, the Polish Industrial Development Agency, Deloitte Digital, Coalition for Polish Innovations, and others.
“It is a unique chance not only to get acquainted with the difficult process of creating and launching new products or services but also to receive funds for immediate implementation of your ideas, “ says Patryk Betcher, the “Sector 3.0” Fund coordinator.
Who can apply to be enrolled?
The Fund is addressed to teams consisting of representatives of organizations, businesses and independent experts in technologies who come out with an idea of new solutions to social needs and problems. There should be from 2 to 5 people on the team, and at least one of them (who shall act as the project coordinator) shall represent a non-governmental organization.
Applications to the Fund can be submitted using a form available on: sektor3-0.pl/fundusz. The enrollment was launched on October 8 and shall be on until October 26, 12:00.
The Fund is part of PAFF’s “Sector 3.0” Program and it is managed by the Information Society Development Foundation. The partners of this year’s round are Orange, Google Campus Warsaw, Coalition for Polish Innovations, Ladies that UX Warsaw, Code for Poland, and Gerere Fun for Good.