"Start-ups worth watching. Edition 2022" is a list prepared by an industry portal startup.pfdr.pl. The list includes 12 young companies that, according to the organisers, will "develop particularly interestingly this year" and are likely to be the most successful on the Polish startup scene.
Among those selected as Polish "unicorns" (i.e. a company valued at at least USD 1 billion) are three companies with Wroclaw origins: Thorium Space, Lume Label, Vestigit.
Thorium Space - space telecommunications
Thorium Space in Psie Pole in Wroclaw is working on an innovative solution in the field of space telecommunications. Under a project by the National Centre for Research and Development, it is creating an E-band transponder and antenna (the range of frequencies used by networks operating in the GSM standard), which will allow it to increase the speed of transmission in the satellite-to-Earth and satellite-to-satellite directions. In 2020, the company was awarded the title of "Eagle of Innovation" by the Rzeczpospolita in the category "Best technological solution - project".
Lume Label - technology that will turn Poland green
Lume Label is a startup of Krakow-Łódź-Wroclaw origin. It creates a technology that will help recover plastic from waste sorting plants. The startup proposes a solution for labelling compostable plastics and sorting plastics, and in the future also multi-material and paper plastics.
Vestigit - cyber security
Vestigit - is created by scientists connected with Wroclaw University of Technology dealing with neural network cryptography and tradesmen from video and marketing industry. The company specialises in broadly defined cyber security and has developed technology to improve online video security.