Summary of 2019 and ambitious plans of the Kraków Technology Park
According to representatives of the Kraków Technology Park (KPT), 2019 was the best year in its 22-year history. The plans for the next years are therefore equally ambitious.
Author: Paweł Hałabuda
The past 12 months have been a time of challenges for the Kraków Technology Park, but also many successes connected with them. And there are many, starting with the development of the Polish Innovation Zone in Małopolska, which today includes 36 subzones in 35 communes, with a total area of 949 ha and services being used by approximately 1 500 entrepreneurs every year.
It was a very intense year for the Kraków Technology Park – says Barbara Wityńska-Słącz, promotion manager for the Kraków Technology Park. – First of all, as the company managing the Polish Investment Zone in Małoplska, we achieved a historical result, taking second place in terms of issued decisions and declared new jobs among the companies managing the zones.
Last year, Orlen joined the zone and is planning to invest PLN 300 million in it.
Development of digital services
The company offers acceleration programs, workshops and consulting, as well as a modern data centre for enterprises operating in the KPT. Last year, the KPT was also selected to implement the Digital Innovation Hub project, which is designed to help entrepreneurs carry out digital transformation.
Digital Dragons and the gaming industry
The KPT is famous for supporting not only traditional industry or enterprises, but also companies from the new technologies industry. The clients of the Kraków Technology Park included companies such as CD Projekt Red (responsible for the success of the Witcher games), Synerise and Revolut (a popular currency card).
The organization of this event is always a challenge, two thousand participants from around the world oblige to maintain the highest standard of our event – emphasizes Wityńska-Słącz.
Record year of KPT ScaleUp
This year, we are also starting the next stage of the KPT ScaleUp acceleration program, to which we have received a record number of applications – sums up the representative of KPT. – This year, a new recruitment will start, and for us it will be important to reach new start-ups, acquire new industrial partners, as well as enter international markets.