Poznan Science and Technology Park (PSTP) is the first technology park in Poland (1995). It is operated (as the key department) by Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to stimulate collaboration between science and industry to activate the regional development via innovation, technology transfer and international cooperation.
PSTP runs 4 main activities:
R&D activity: research services for companies, contracted research and “technology incubation” i.e. preparation and testing of technologies based on university research results through 5 research centres. PSTP owns patents – there are now 72 patents and patent applications.
Start-ups incubation– including entrepreneurship courses at university, business plan competition, coaching start-ups, investment readiness and investors fora. PSTP as a seed- invested 1,5 mln euro in 13 technological start-ups.
Technology transfer and innovation promotion – scouting technologies, provision of information, consulting, assisting in technology transfer, science and business collaboration, academic entrepreneurship.
Infrastructure provision – rental of equipped laboratories and office space, creation of innovation friendly environment. There are now 80 tenants in PSTP: R&D centres of large companies, technology start-ups and innovative SMEs as well as some research institutions.