Potencial of the business environment in the Małopolska Region and Kraków

Potencial of the business environment in the Małopolska Region and Kraków

The Małopolska Region is growing on a solid foundation. Every year, more than 210,000 young people study at 33 universities of the Małopolska Voivodeship. The potential of the regional human resources and highly skilled workers meet the expectations of investors from all over the world, and the recent years are considered to have been a real investment boom in the area of outsourcing services.

The  infow of  foreign investment to the region has continued, uninterruptedly, since the early 90s, giving it the 4th place in Poland in terms of invested capital. Actions aimed at developing the regional investment offer have been recognized by “The Financial Times” in a repor t entitled European Cities & Regions of the Future ranking 2012/13, which stated that  the Małopolska Region  has  the  best  strategy  to  attract  investments  from  all  the  regions  of Central and Eastern Europe. Moreover,  the Małopolska Voivodeship and  its capital – Kraków – are among the leaders in terms of the number of R&D institutions. Kraków became the seat of  the National Center of Science, financing major  research projects.  In  the structures of  the universities  there operate  the Center of Innovations, Technology Transfer and University Development (CITTRU) of the Jagiellonian University and the Centers of Technology Transfer at the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Kraków University of Technology. However, modern economy is not just the domain of universities and scientists. Kraków and the Małopolska create an institutional and business offer for various industries. The Tarnów Industrial Cluster operates within the felds of mechanical engineering and construction, and Oświęcim focuses on the development of the chemical industry. Near Kraków, in Alwernia, one of the most modern production studios in the world, Alvernia Studios, was built, and in Kraków there are such initiatives as: the Information Technology Park of the Małopolska Region, the European Academy of Computer Games, or the Life Science Cluster located on the Campus of Jagiellonian University.

  • almost 7,000 non-governmental organizations in the Małopolska Region, including almost 1,000 organizations operating in the tourism  
  • 33 universities in the Małopolska Region, including the oldest in Poland: Jagiellonian University
  • 210,000 student from all over the world 
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