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Join the SmartUp Booster Poland program and Scale Your Innovative Idea.

SmartUp Booster powered by StartSmart CEE is an acceleration program financed by the European Regional Development Fund to support startups in two main tracks: “Pilot Ready” and “GoGlobal.”

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#PilotReady Track

Embark on an immersive journey through the Pilot Ready Acceleration program, where you’ll collaborate closely with a corporate partner dedicated to amplifying the reach of your vision. Engage in hands-on proof of concept projects, meticulously validate your product-market alignment, and seize the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with potential business allies and investors.

This specialized track empowers startups to conduct real-world market testing of their products or services in partnership with established industry leaders. The roster of esteemed partners can be found on our Pilot Ready Cohort page, offering a glimpse into the transformative collaborations awaiting your venture.

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#GoGlobal Track

Explore the essential toolkit for effectively expanding into premier markets as a tech startup. Delve into the nuances of local business cultures, seize invaluable networking avenues, and secure the funding crucial for your startup’s successful entry and growth in a new market. Engage in vibrant exchanges of ideas and experiences with local entrepreneurs, paving the way to discover potential investors and future customers.

Our tailored track empowers startups to venture into international markets and craft robust go-to-market strategies. We offer comprehensive support for entering the U.S. market and forging key business connections within Boston’s dynamic ecosystem. Additionally, our focus extends to European markets, notably Germany, leveraging the rich ecosystem in Berlin to facilitate expansion strategies.

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Focus Industries

While we enthusiastically embrace a diverse range of innovative technologies, our primary focus centers on three pivotal industries. These Key Specialization Areas within our Tracks are:


Information, Communication, and Geoinformation Technologies


Automation and Robotics


Healthy Society


We extend a warm invitation to all compelling technologies, yet our core mission revolves around nurturing advancements within these vital sectors.

Acceleration Agreement

The assistance provided to grant recipients (startups) under the acceleration program constitutes de minimis aid, to which the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union apply. This assistance is provided based on a grant agreement (acceleration) between the Beneficiary – Foundation for Technological Entrepreneurship and the grant recipient (startup), as specified in Article 41(7) of the Implementation Act.



Grant Agreement No. FENG.02.28-IP.02-0011/23-00. Project Title: “SmartUp powered by StartSmart CEE” (StartSmart CEE)


Total Project Value:

PLN 10,863,472.00


EU Funds Contribution:

PLN 10,353,817.60


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Rules & Regulations

For startups that fit the criteria, this project offers a chance to participate in our acceleration tracks. This includes micro-enterprises or small businesses that meet the conditions outlined in Article 41(3) of the Implementation Act and Article 22 of Regulation (EU) No 651/2014, following the rules in our recruitment regulations for each edition:



  • Expected startups completing both tracks: 30.


  • Expected startups in the “GoGlobal” track: 10.


  • Minimum of 5 engaged Technology Recipients.
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So far, our accelerator has helped over 300+ startups scale their innovation. Apply now to become our next success story.

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