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PFR Szkoła Pionierów

PFR School of Pioneers

Program duration:

September 2018

For whom:


Financing amount:

covering the cost of program

Own contribution:


What should you know?

  • PFR School of Pioneers is an international educational program dedicated to future tech entrepreneurs and visionaries
  • Three weeks of intensive workshops and a week-long training at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain
  • The scholarship covers all costs of training in Cambridge including meals during the workshops
  • Organiser: PFR, Strategic Partner: Main Partner: TDJ, Social Partner: PFR Foundation

What should you know?

Challenge-based education

The most effective way to acquire new skills is to find solutions for specific problems. You will be challenged by the content partners of the program and as a result you increase your competences.

Peer-to-peer mentoring

PFR School of Pioneers is based on teamwork and mutual improvement among the participants. Thanks to the collective assessment of the work and the exchange of constructive comments, we are building a culture of high social capital.

Personal growth plan

Everyone has their own individual measure of progress. Applying to the program, you will prepare a plan that will help us understand your path of personal development and the needs arising from it.

Guidance by doers

All workshops will be conducted by experienced professionals well-recognized on the market. We focus on the industry knowledge of companies that create the most innovative solutions.

Training in Cambridge

The program includes a weekly training prepared by experts of the world-renowned University of Cambridge. Select the industry path: the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence or Smart City and Clean Tech.

Pioneers’ Club

Pitching in front of investors at the final gala is not the end of the program. Alumni will join Pioneers’ Club, which will integrate and maintain a network of new contacts with technological change leaders.

What will you gain?


What are the requirements?


What are the stages?


What's next?


Program council

Eliza Kruczkowska

Chief Innovation Officer, PFR


Oliwia Kwiatkowska

Managing Partner TDJ Foundation


Bartosz Michałek



Alexander Nawrocki

CEO Airspeed Equity


Aleksandra Przegalińska

Researcher at MIT/Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego


Damian Zapłata

CCO and Member of Management Board of


Olaf Żylicz

Professor SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities


Natalia Hatalska

CEO infuture hatalska foresight institute


Filip Granek



Responsible entities


Strategic Partner:

Main partner:

International partner:

Social Partner:

Associated case studies

Szkoła Pionierów PFR

A pioneering education

First ignition of electro-mobility innovators

Important documents

Regulations of PFR School of Pioneers (PL)

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