A visit from the winners of the “Business in Deutschland” competition from Poland

On 17th September, Invest in Bavaria welcomed the winners of the Polish competition “Business in Deutschland” to its premises.

A visit from the winners of the “Business in Deutschland” competition from Poland

Poland is not only famous as a travel destination – its active and innovative IT industry in particular make it well worth a second look. With this in mind, we were delighted to welcome the winners of the “Business in Deutschland” competition to Invest in Bavaria on 17th September.

It is no coincidence that Poland was the partner country of the CeBIT in 2013. Not only is one of the 20 biggest ICT markets in the world, but information and communication technology is also an important topic for young Poles in particular. Every year, around 40,000 Polish students successfully complete a degree in this field.

The “Business in Deutschland” competition called upon young Poles to present and send in their innovative business ideas in a three-minute film. The winners were invited to participate in an educational trip to Munich this September. In addition to a visit to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, which addressed the topic of funding start-ups and accessing the German market in general, the winners had the chance, among other activities, to meet representatives of the municipal government in Munich, the Polish Consulate General, the Münchner Gewerbehöfe business support association and two business accelerators.

Lastly, their visit to Invest in Bavaria focused on the issue of support opportunities for foreign investors in Bavaria.

The winners, whose business ideas each dealt with the topic of modern information and communication technology in their own unique way, included the following:

An 18 year-old from Poznan who invented the SmartMirrors system for automatically adapting the rear-view mirror to the driver's position for motorcycles
SiDLY, a development in medical telematics, which is intended to simplify the working procedures of care homes and hospitals
MyGreenSpace, an Internet platform that brings together all the steps in landscape gardening in one place, improving accessibility
Hoshi-Toshi, an online art gallery that sells contemporary art in the form of t-shirts, placards and cups, for example
Autoplug.in, an application that monitors a car's technical state