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Selvita is a drug discovery company engaged in the research and development of breakthrough therapies in the area of oncology, as well as provision of integrated drug discovery services.
Selvita was established in 2007 and currently employs over 260 scientists, including 86 PhDs. Company offices are located in Cambridge, MA, San Bruno, CA, Cambridge, UK and Krakow, Poland.
Selvita has currently several projects at early or late discovery stage and is expected to move its first candidates to the clinic in 2016.
The most advanced programs at Selvita are SEL24, a dual Pim / FLT3 kinase inhibitor currently in IND-enabling studies for hematopoietic tumors, SEL120 a first-in-class small molecule inhibitor of CDK8, and SEL201 focused on MNK1 / MNK2 kinases in solid tumors.
Other Selvita discovery programs include SEL212 – a NALP3 inflammasome modulators for the treatment of autoinflammatory and autoimmune disorders, and Eptheron, an oncology platform with an aim to develop novel molecules specifically targeting certain epigenetic and metabolic abnormalities in cancer.
The service part of the company offers integrated drug discovery projects helping biotech and pharma partners discover and develop new drugs.
Selvita is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (SLV), and has a market cap ~$ 60 MM.
Polpharma Group is a leading generics player based in Poland, operating across Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, with manufacturing subsidiaries in Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan. It is among the top 20 generic drug manufacturers in the world with annual sales of approximately $1 billion. The Polpharma Group portfolio includes nearly 600 products with another 200 in development. It is also one of the leading European API producers, delivering products for pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In order to provide patients with more affordable access to modern biologic drugs, Polpharma Group has decided to focus on biosimilar products. It has created a state-of-the-art R&D and production centre and established strategic partnerships in addition to expanding its capabilities in the development and commercialization of biosimilars.
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Baltic Centre for Technology Transfer (BCTT) is an independent technology commercialisation company located in Gdansk, Poland. BCTT provides resources and supports companies in the implementation of innovative ideas and technologies. We support the creation of new business models based on mature and proven technology in the new market context, we are looking for possibilities of combining technology and services, initiate research and commercialization to provide a new value for the business. Our expertise allows us to provide project management, creative business modeling, scientific knowledge, capital raising, manager training. At this time we are particularly looking into hydrogen-related technologies, new materials, nanotechnology, new business models and science-ICT interactions. More information can be found on: http://bctt.pl/
Global Compact Network Poland, Launched in July 2001, is a Polish Network of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) signatories. Its mission is to promote and support the implementation of the UNGC principles and own initiatives on corporate sustainability with Polish business and institutional representatives. As the netowrk of UN Global Compact we are part of a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainable corporate policies and practices. Endorsed by chief executives, we seek to align business operations and strategies everywhere with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With over 8,000 corporate participants in over 150 countries, UN Global Compat is the worlds largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
The Association of TOP 500 Innovators is an initiative of the alumni of the TOP 500 Innovators: Science – Management ñ Commercialization Program of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Association has been set up in order to create an interdisciplinary platform of cooperation between representatives of science and technology transfer in Poland. This cooperation draws on the experience of its members obtained during a 9-week period at one of the two worldís leading research centers: Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Cambridge. The activities of the Association include promoting innovation, academic entrepreneurship, design thinking as well as commercialization of research results. The Association also actively cooperates with government institutions and public benefit organizations in developing the best environment for the cooperation between science and business. The Association has over 240 members, both scientists as well as technology transfer and commercialization specialists from research institutes and technology transfer offices from all over Poland.
Startup Hub Poland Group was established by Maciej Sadowski in 2012 with purpose of supporting innovation in Central-Eastern Europe region. Group consists of non-for-profit foundation Startup Hub Poland and seed capital fund StartVenture@Poland established later in September 2014. Together with Giza Polish Ventures and National Centre of Research and Development organizations co-invest in the most promising R&D projects from above mentioned region.
StartVenture@Poland runs pre-incubation of high-risk projects and seed capital investments for projects which have big commercializing potential. That is how StartVenture@Poland carries out the mission of Startup Hub Poland, which is increasing economic potential of CEE region through concentration of intellectual capital (Polish and foreign) in Poland. Startup Hub Poland Foundation supports above mentioned found with promotional activities in this region.
The Groups mission is to create in Poland innovation HUB for Central-Eastern Europe through encouraging inventors, scientists, researchers, visionaries to come to Poland and continue or start working on projects. The aim of the fund is to commercialize researches or scientific prototypes and supporting R&D sector in Poland. Moreover through their activity the foundation and the fund visibly strengthen business-science relations between Poland and neighbor countries.
For StartVenture@Poland the most interesting projects come from sectors such as IT/ Software, cyber security, high-tech, nano-tech. One of the investment conditions is company incorporation and running its activity in Poland.
Isis Innovation is the research and technology commercialisation company of the University of Oxford. We provide access to technology from Oxford researchers through intellectual property licensing, spin-out company formation and material sales, and to academic expertise through Oxford University Consulting.
Isis Innovation is the highest university patent filer in the UK and is ranked 1st in the UK for university spin-outs, having created over 110 new companies in 25 years. In the last financial year we completed 529 licenses and consulting agreements. Isis Enterprise, our innovation management consultancy, works with university, government and industrial clients from offices around the world.
Isis Innovation was named Technology Transfer Unit of the Year 2014 by Global University Venturing and in 2015 Isis Enterprise was awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise (International Trade).
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Wroclaw Research Centre EIT + is the research and development organization focused on the development of innovations, new technologies and researches for the needs of industry and modern economy, oriented in their subjects to a strategy of smart specializations.
The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) was founded in 1991. It is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit organization pursuing the mission of supporting science. It is the largest non-governmental source of funding for science in Poland.
The foundation pursues its statutory objectives through support for outstanding researchers, research teams, innovative projects, commercialization of inventions and research discoveries.
The foundation offers prizes, fellowships and grants for researchers of every age and at every stage of their career, across all fields of inquiry. Most of FNPís programs are open to researchers from all over the world who wish to pursue their projects in Poland. The best-known FNP programs include the FNP Prize, awarded since 1992 (84 winners), the MISTRZ/MASTER program (offered since 1998, with over 200 recipients), and the START program (since 1992, over 2,400 fellowships).
To date the foundation has devoted over PLN 865 million to the support of science (from its own funds and European funds).