In recent years, Polish startups have changed their focus from domestic to global markets. Local startup scenes have emerged in Warsaw, Krakow and other cities, in part thanks to collaborative spaces such as the Warsaw Reaktor.

Discover the latest generation of tech stars in Poland provided by the country's Digital Champion Wlodzimierz Marcinski through these inspirational success stories:

  • IVONA is a multi-lingual speech synthesis tool offering a full text to speech system with various APIs. It was acquired by Amazon.com in 2013 for use in the Kindle e-book readers.
  • UXPin is a product design platform that allows teams to easily design, collaborate on, and present wireframes and prototypes, which has gained the attention of several major foreign investors.
  • Codility is a tool for companies to test coders and for coders to improve their skills. Since it won the Seedcamp competition in 2009, more than 1200 companies in over 120 countries have used Codility.
  • Estimote Beacons are small, wireless sensors that use Bluetooth to detect the location of nearby smartphones and communicate with them. Developers can use an API to add micro-location features to their mobile apps.
  • DICE+- is an electronic, Bluetooth-enabled dice, allowing people to play board games on tablets, laptops, smartphones or even TVs.
  • Intelclinic’s neuro:on headband measures one’s neural and physical activities to monitor their sleep quality. The project won the LeWeb 2013 startup competition.
  • Brand24 is a social media brand monitoring tool, which helps brand managers track conversations across different platforms from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to blogs and message boards.
  • The Zortrax M200 is a home 3D printer. With appealing design and easy use, it promises to change the nature and the future of home 3D printing.
  • Ifinity intends to take the microlocation beacon technology to a new level and scale – from smart cities to education and healthcare to galleries and museums.
  • Audioteka strives to 'bring stories back into the lives of busy people' through use of technologies. It is an audiobook store offering audiobooks in 9 languages in 23 countries.

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