ING Bank Śląski in Poland encourages young scientists and startups to participate in the competition for the best solutions for green energy. The purpose of the Bank’s grant program is to support projects in the area of sustainable development. The prize pool is PLN 1 million.
The topic of obtaining energy is important for Poles. Energy prices are rising, and at the same time, people use more and more electronic devices, which means that the energy demand is also growing. This initiative is one of the ING’s activities aimed at encouraging a change of habits and business approaches. It is necessary to enter more and more innovation and technological solutions to improve the environment. The Bank offers a wide range of lending products supporting this type of ecological solution for individual customers and companies.
«In the first edition of the grant competition, we want to draw the attention of scientists and entrepreneurs to such problems as air pollution, low energy efficiency, or the still low use of renewable energy sources. The best solutions in the area of clean energy will receive financial support from ING for PLN 1 million. This initiative is in line with the Bank’s goals related to sustainable development, i.e. promoting pro-ecological activities» – says Barbara Pasterczyk, Director responsible for Marketing Communication at ING Bank Śląski.
In the current edition of the grant competition, the most innovative solutions will be selected that respond to the competition’s challenge: How can we ensure clean and available energy? The best solutions submitted for the competition will receive grants for their further development:
the First place – PLN 400.000
the Second place – PLN 300.000
the Third place – PLN 150.000
Additionally, it is possible to award special prizes totaling PLN 150.000. The application deadline is May 30, 2022.
Solutions can be submitted via the online form available at www.ing.pl/programgrantowy.
Source: the Bank’s press release dated April 12, 2022