The market of quantum dots is growing very dynamically, although it is still fresh in other countries, and practically unknown in Poland. It causes a lot of challenges the QNA team will have to face. On the other hand, the initial stage of market growth makes it possible to occupy a leading position easily. One of the tasks is to convince companies that the efforts made by R&D departments while implementing quantum dots to their present solutions is profitable.
– We have two groups of customers. The first one includes companies that know the quantum dot technology and want its quality to improve. In this case, the main obstacle is that such customers are difficult to contact, as they are mostly large, foreign conglomerates. The second group, the potential of which is also big, includes companies that see, or in which we see, a potential in terms of the application of dots, but do not know how to directly implement them. The greatest obstacle here is the risk related to starting the process of testing and implementing the new technology. That is why in such cases our team is strongly involved in the R&D process on the customer’s part. When I look at the last few years of our operations, I can see that we infect our partners with our enthusiasm, which makes them more willing to take the risk and agree to such form of cooperation. There are more and more of such companies in Poland. It is very motivating. Such actions, however, require mutual commitment and setting long-term goals by both parties – adds the CEO of QNA.
The company’s new, tailored solutions are to ensure effective and fast implementation. QNA is presently focused on developing semiconductors of inks containing quantum dots, for the purposes of printing optoelectronics and photonic elements.
Although it does not have any competitors in Poland, QNA Technology concentrates on internationalising its business. The chances are quite big, considering that there are still only few companies dealing with the same thing.
– As part of a subsidy granted under sub-measure 2.3.3, in the nearest two years we will be intensely presenting our technology and products on economic missions, fair events and conferences all around the world, including in Japan, the USA, China or New Zealand. – adds the CEO.
Successful achievements and bold perspectives
QNA Technology is successful in renowned competitions dedicated to start-ups – its achievements include 1st place in Nanostartup Challenge competition as part of Inter Nano Poland 2018 or European Start-Up Days, which was held as part of this year’s European Economic Congress. The company is also one of the first participants of the 3rd edition of The InCredibles – Sebastian Kulczyk’s acceleration programme.
– We don’t want to make participation in competitions our core focus. That is why we are extremely careful in taking decisions to participate. We only take part in the events where our technology has an actual opportunity to be noticed, and where we have the chance to meet people who are interested in using or developing it. The strategy has proven successful. The competitions we participated in so far have brought us new business and investor relations, as well as helped us make a lot of inspiring acquaintances – says the CEO of QNA.
Today, QNA Technology is looking boldly into the future and keeps its focus on the development of its technology, creation of new products and winning new large contracts. The company also aims at acquiring new partners from the sector, to make sure that its technology contributes to the development of other innovative solutions.
– On the basis of my short, but intense business experience, I can advise those who want to start their own business to aim high and keep limiting their comfort zone. They should not be afraid of failures, but assess reality and the level they are on in an objective way. Above all, however, I would suggest starting a business from setting up a team of people whose competences, trust and positive energy will make it possible to achieve the first tasks – concludes Artur Podhorodecki