Development and innovation

Adamed supports CEE startups for another year in a row

17 January 2022

On 13 January 2022, the recruitment of entrepreneurs for the 12th edition of the programme – Spring 2022 – was initiated, again with Adamed as a partner.

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a startup acceleration programme aimed at combining the potential of budding creative entrepreneurs with the infrastructure, expertise, and resources of large corporations. The overarching goal is to help young organisations improve their chances of achieving market success. The accelerator supports companies from Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Last year’s 11th edition of MIT EF CEE attracted a total of 220 technology startups including 80 from all regions of Poland. Following the selection stage, the 15 shortlisted companies spent several months fine-tuning their ideas under the supervision of mentors and experts in major Polish and foreign companies, including Adamed. Ultimately, prizes were awarded to five startups:, Mobilis Robotics, Omniaz, Wingo, and Ender Turing. 

Innovativeness built into the DNA

Adamed, a Polish pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, is the Main Partner of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE programme, actively supporting projects in the area of health. Marcin Szczeciński, Capital Investment Manager at Adamed who sat on the Steering Committee, worked with other jurors to select winners of this year’s edition of the programme.

Both in Poland and across Central and Eastern Europe, the startup market is constantly and rapidly growing. Once again, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE succeeded in attracting the best teams of young entrepreneurs. At Adamed, we strongly believe in innovation , which is one of the pillars of our development strategy. This is why we are appreciative of the role of startups in market progress and growth. We want to congratulate all the winners and stress how pleased we are to be a patron of this important acceleration programme” – said Marcin Szczeciński, Capital Investment Manager at Adamed.

Another chance to win with the launch of the new edition of MIT EF CEE 2022

Young entrepreneurs who were not among this year’s winners but want to pit their strengths against other applicants will have another opportunity. On 13 January 2022, the 12th edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE startup acceleration programme was launched. In addition to networking and mentoring opportunities, and a pilot programme with a reputable partner company, foreign startups have a chance to receive funding of up to PLN 250,000 under the Poland Prize programme. As shown in previous editions, participation in the programme offers innovative small enterprises operating in Central and Eastern Europe a unique opportunity to establish cooperation with highly reputed companies, gain valuable knowledge and experience, engage in international networking, and acquire funds for continued robust development .

The new edition of the programme, which is just taking off, is targeted at science and technology companies operating in the areas of health, new energy, industry 4.0, financial and insurance technologies (fintech and insurtech), sustainable development, marketing technologies (martech), smart city, and autonomous shopping.

Applications can be submitted by 28 February 2022 via the website at Recruitment results will be announced in early June this year.