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Małopolska Region

The Małopolska Region is the beating heart of Poland – historically, culturally and economically; our region is also one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist regions in Poland. It is here that nearly half of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland, most national parks and rich mineral water deposits are located. However, the Małopolska Region is not only monuments, it also has a unique culinary heritage.

The region’s strength lies in its enormous economic potential, the development of entrepreneurship and modern technologies, as well as the infrastructure base that is growing stronger each year. All the factors make the region an attractive place for investment and business development, increasingly becoming the headquarters of Polish and international companies. We proved the speed and effectiveness of our actions by launching the Małopolska Anti-Crisis Shield, i.e. a support mechanism for e.g. entrepreneurs and employees of the Małopolska Region during the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Małopolska Region is also a pioneer in the fight for clean air and care for the natural environment. The projects and ideas implemented by the Region are aimed at minimizing of smog by reducing the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. The activities are supported by more than 60 eco-managers who educate and help residents, among others, to obtain funding for the exchange of furnaces.

The Region’s inhabitants are undoubtedly the greatest capital. It is here that they have excellent conditions to develop their talents, gain education at well-prepared universities, improve their competences, and then start families and work here. The welfare of the Małopolska Region families is our priority. Therefore we are implementing several programs that support all Małopolska Region residents, especially families. Recently, as a community, we have shown that there is goodness in the Małopolska Region.

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Partners

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Healt Resort Krynica-Zegiestów S.A.

Health Resort Krynica-Żegiestów S.A. it’s 225 years of tradition of spa treatment and 210 years of experience in running production activity. The company offers accommodation, in the heart of the resort, in 1-, 2- or 3-bedded rooms of a high standard. Apart from sanatorium stays, it offers congresses and business meetings, healing holidays, rehabilitation and commercial stays,. The exclusive producer of healing waters: Jan, Zuber, Słotwinka and natural mineral water “Kryniczanka”.

Budimex Group

Budimex Group is one of the largest construction groups operating in Poland. Budimex Group employs almost  7500 employees and cooperates annually with 10 000 business partners, completing over 200 contracts a year.Budimex Group is one of the largest construction groups operating in Poland. It has also been recognised and respected abroad for many years now. Since 1995, Budimex has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since 2011, it has been a part of the RESPECT index, which includes the most responsible listed companies.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego is the only state-owned bank in Poland that supports social and economic government programs. BGK organizes long-term financing of investment projects under the governmental program Inwestycje Polskie. It finances exporters and supports local governments and municipal companies in the implementation of their tasks. In cooperation with commercial and cooperative banks and local financial institutions, it develops a system of sureties and guarantees for entrepreneurs.

BOŚ S.A.

BOŚ is Polish bank present on the financial market since 1991. We specialize in financing projects in the field of environment protection. We also offer retail, corporate and investment banking as well as other financial services. We are the parent company in the Capital Group BOŚ S.A., which includes the following subsidiaries: Dom Maklerski BOŚ S.A. and BOŚ Leasing – Eko Profit S.A. BOŚ shares are listed on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1997.

Evertop

We specialize in software development and providing solutions in the field of outsourcing and consulting. We love challenges that require an unconventional and innovative approach. We have already completed successfully over 100 projects and are constantly acquiring new ones. We create tailor-made products that will change your business so each project is approached individually and with great attention and precision. We come from Silesia and we currently have over 50 experienced specialists on board but this number is growing dynamically.

Polish Association of Loan Institutions

The Polish Association of Loan Institutions brings together 95% of the online non-bank lending market in Poland – 50 websites of the largest loan institutions and over 20 non-financial entrepreneurs building the lending market infrastructure. Our members are institutions that apply and promote the highest business and ethical standards, which care about building relationships based on trust and credibility.

EXATEL

EXATEL is a Polish telecommunications operator and an ICT solutions, cybersecurity and satellite communication services provider. EXATEL has built and manages the second largest fibre network in Poland. The company is present in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Moscow, Kiev, Prague and Paris. The operator provides solutions for business, other operators and public sector. EXATEL creates its own, original solutions like Polish antyDDoS, SDNbox, SDNcore and is a #Polish5G project initiator.

FAKRO

FAKRO company is the vice-leader of the global roof window market. This innovative company with its own research and development center has developed over 180 patent applications, setting new development directions for the roof window industry in the world. A part of the FAKRO Group, employing over 4000 people, 11 production and 17 distribution companies are included, located in Europe, Asia and America. FAKRO roof windows export to over 50 countries of the world.

GAZ-SYSTEM

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for Poland’s economy and energy security. GAZ-SYSTEM’s key task is the transport of gas via the transmission network throughout the country to supply with gas the distribution networks and final customers connected to the transmission system.

GSK Services Sp. z o.o.

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture – so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

HUAWEI

HUAWEI is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 190,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions.

InPhoTech Sp. z o.o.

InPhoTech is an advanced optical fibers technology’s company that co-creates industry of the 21st century. InPhoTech’s special optical fibers technology provides a flexible approach to solve challenges faced by industries. These solutions provide industries with an increased level of safety and efficiency, whilst enabling a rapid increase in productivity and competitiveness. Sectors that InPhoTech solutions are addressed to include among others: telecom, mining, oil&gas, defense, railway.

Integra B.R.O.P sp. z.o.o. 

Integra B.R.O.P sp. z.o.o. specializes in the field of broadly understood security. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality products and services. We offer such products as: security control devices, X-ray scanners, metal detectors, tomographic storage scanners, people smuggling detectors, devices for the inspection of motor vehicles, rescue and firefighting vehicles. We organize employee training in safety, rescue and fire operations for airports and state offices. The equipment from our offer has been designed with attention to every detail. With the Integra logo, machines are all over the Poland. Please visit our website to discover more of our products.

Kraków Airport

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Kraków Airport served 8 million passengers. In 2020, the airport signed a declaration of air operators and airport managers to apply and promote new safety rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Activities of the airport have been acknowledged around the world, including a 2016 ASQ Award for improving customer service awarded by ACI in 2017, and a UBM nomination for the World Routes Marketing Awards in 2017.

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. 

KGHM is among the top world’s largest producers of copper and silver with more than 60 years of experience in mining, smelting and refining. Beyond copper and silver, KGHM extracts molybdenum, nickel, gold, palladium and platinum and produces rhenium. The company’s production assets and projects are located on three continents. KGHM’s core operations are situated in Poland. The most significant foreign operation – Sierra Gorda mine – is situated  in Chile. KGHM Group employs over 34 000 people.

Lidl Poland

In over 700 stores in Poland, Lidl Poland offers its customers high quality food and products at an attractive, low price. The company’s goal is to give customers more time and money to enjoy life the way they like it. In Lidl Poland’s stores customers will find over 150 vegetables and fruits, baked on-site bread, Pilos dairy, Pikok cured meat and many others.

Maspex Group

Maspex is one of the largest food producers in Central & Eastern Europe with a leadership position in many market segments. The company’s portfolio includes brands such as: Tymbark, Kubuś, Lubella, Łowicz, Krakus, Kotlin, Puchatek, Ekland, DecoMorreno, Cremona, La Festa and Plusssz. The Maspex Group has completed out 19 acquisitions and the company’s products are exported to over 60 countries. Revenue from sales in 2019 amounted over PLN 5 billion, of which 1/3 is foreign sales.

MSD Poland

Our core business is to discover and develop prescription drugs and vaccines against diseases affecting millions of people. We are investing billions of dollars in research to create medicines that can improve quality of life. Today we offer over 100 prescription drugs in key therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular diseases, oncology, neuroscience, infectious diseases, immunology and women’s health.

National Agricultural Support Center  

The National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) is an institution managing the Agricultural Property Stock of the State Treasury with separated investment areas. Almost six thousand plots (ca. 65 thousand. ha) are waiting for the investors all around Poland. All information on the offers and tenders, including schedules and notices, can be accessed via the KOWR’s internet portal (www.kowr.gov.pl), in the seat of a competent Regional Branch of the KOWR as well as in the locality of a property.

PKN ORLEN S.A.

Leading-edge player on the fuels and energy markets, the largest company in CEE, listed in global rankings (Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250). Owns integrated infrastructure that can process over 35 million tonnes of crude oil per year. Markets its products through CEE’s largest retail network of over 2,800 service stations. A major producer of electricity in Poland, with capacities of 3.3 GWe. Has its own oil and gas (2P) reserves in Poland and Canada, of 197.3 million boe at the end of 2019.

Personnel Service S.A.

Personnel Service is providing services in the area of recruitment, employment and complex employment service of workers from abroad. Personnel Service delivers staffing solutions for most of the industries of Polish economy, including automotive, home appliances and heavy industry. Personnel Service have helped 500 thousand of Ukrainian employees to find jobs in Poland. Database of candidates counts 250 thousand. Personnel Service is among the top three companies specialized in recruiting workers from abroad in Poland.

PGNiG – Polish Oil and Gas Company

Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG SA) deals with exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil and – through its branches and key companies from the Capital Group – with import, storage, sales, distribution of gaseous and liquid fuels, production of heat and electricity as well as geophysical and drilling services. Its subsidiaries and branches carry out exploration and production activities in Norway, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates, gas sales in Germany and LNG trading through an office in London.

PGNiG TERMIKA SA

PGNiG TERMIKA SA, part of the PGNiG Capital Group, is a leading producer of heat and electricity in cogeneration in Poland. The heat is produced in five plants: Siekierki CHP Plant, Żerań CHP Plant, Pruszków CHP Plant, Kawęczyn Heating Plant, Wola Heating Plant. PGNiG TERMIKA plants produce annually about 4.4 TWh of electricity and 11.3 TWht of heat.

Philips

Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum–from healthy living and prevention,to diagnosis,treatment and home care.  Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, we deliver integrated solutions that improve people’s health and enable better outcomes. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy,patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

PKP Cargo S.A.

PKP CARGO Group is Poland’s largest, and one of Europe’s largest railway freight transport operator. We contribute to Poland’s economic development, continuously improving our capacities and competence. Our core area is railway transport. We offer our customers integrated logistics chains, covering land, air and sea transport

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.– the mission of the company is to create the best possible conditions for transport services in the country inclusive of the highest in history railroad lines upgrading program and the assurance of the appropriate safety level. The national railroad line network is an important element of the transport system in both Poland and Europe, and its Manager – PLK, provides the highest quality services to railway undertakings by taking care of passengers, consignors and consignees satisfaction.

 Poczta Polska

Poczta Polska is a company with over 460 years of tradition, the largest operator on the domestic market, employing over 80 thousand employees and having a network of 7.6 thousand post offices, branches and agencies. The Polish leader of communication services and the national postal operator, whose services are used by over 90% of Poles. The Company constantly strengthens the most prospective areas – parcels, logistics, finance, international services and services for public administration.

Podkarpackie

Podkarpackie is a dynamic region, friendly to its inhabitants and attractive to visitors. Its strategy is based on research and innovative technologies. Many of the global leaders have invested here. Most of them represent aviation – region’s smart specialization. They are behind the international success of the “Aviation Valley”. ICT and automotive sector are the other main pillars of the local economy. The region’s trademarks are the high quality of life and a swift implementation of EU funds.

Polfa Tarchomin

Polfa Tarchomin is one of the most experienced pharmaceutical company in Europe.

We are a leader in the anti-infectives market in Poland. The company also holds an significant market position in the category of insulins, CNS drugs and dermatological drugs. We provide over a hundred medicinal products.

All of them are available in a range of forms and sizes in order to ensure optimal treatment and minimal side effects experienced by the patient. Our core of business is prescription drugs.Polfa Tarchomin is one of the most experienced pharmaceutical company in Europe.

Polish Development Fund

Polish Development Fund and its several subsidiaries form a state-owned financial group, which offers instruments supporting sustainable social development and national economic growth.

Being a parent company and strategic center in the corporate group, the PFR oversees activities of its subsidiaries: PFR Ventures, PFR Portal PPK, PFR TFI, PFR Nieruchomosci.

Under one comprehensive strategy the Polish Development Fund also integrates the offer of the remaining leading Polish development institutions: Polish Development Bank (BGK), Industrial Development Agency (ARP), Export Credit Insurance Corporation (KUKE), Polish Agency for Investments and Commerce (PAIH) and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP).

Polish Space Agency

Polish Space Agency (POLSA) supports the Polish space industry and academia. It collaborates with other space agencies and public administration. Among the projects run by POLSA and outlined in the Polish Space Strategy are the national space situational awareness system, and a programme of dedicated applications for public administration. As part of the Agency’s educational activities, POLSA leads a project aimed at developing highly qualified professionals in the space sector. Furthermore, POLSA actively supports the development of satellite technologies that can be used in everyday life.

Samsung

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions and digital solutions for business.

Sanofi

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Tarnów

Tarnów is the most important economic centre in Eastern Malopolska.

The City provides a business – friendly offer for investors, with a professional customer service, low costs of investment and tax exemptions.

The city industrial profile consists of developing branches of chemical and electromechanical industry, weapon manufacturing and food processing.

A convenient location at the A4 motorway providing an access to two international airports in Kraków and Rzeszów helps to create good conditions to run a company.

Now is the best time to invest in Tarnów!

The Center of European Projects (CPE)

The Center of European Projects specializes in the cross-border and transnational cooperation within Programs: South Baltic, Poland-Saxony, Poland-Slovakia (Interreg), Poland-Russia, Poland-Belarus-Ukraine (European Neighbourhood Instrument) and Knowledge Education Development (ESF). Holds European Funds Central Information Point in Warsaw and acts as First Level Control for the Programmes: Baltic Sea Region, Central Europe, Interreg Europe and Urbact III. Supports the socio-economic development based on effective use of the European Funds.

Industrial Development Agency JSC

The Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company (IDA) is a state-owned company. It has played an important role in the transformation of the Polish economy by responding to the most vital needs of industry, saving thousands of jobs and modernizing large and medium-size enterprises.
Today, within the Group of Polish Development Fund, IDA cooperates with key Polish institutions supporting entrepreneurs and provides solutions for current needs and business challenges.

The Emergency Ambulance Service in Wrocław

The Emergency Ambulance Service in Wrocław is a medical entity for which the forming body is the Self-Government of the Lower Silesia Province. The statutory task of the Emergency Ambulance Service in Wrocław is to provide health services in the event of a threat to life, in particular within the framework of the National Medical Rescue System. The Emergency Ambulance Service in Wrocław covers the area of ​​over 5.6 thousand. km2 and secures nearly 1.13 million inhabitants.

The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

PARP is a government agency established in 2000 to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Over the 20 years of its existence the Agency has developed numerous forms of support, including: financing for enterprises, development services, education and information activities as well as actions aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship culture and innovation in Poland. Over the years, PARP has become a forerunner in creating new support areas and developing various ways of assistance (financing, education, promotion).

Uber

Uber is a technology company that connects app users with drivers who use the platform to share their ride with others or offer the option of food delivery. Uber operates in over 10000 cities in 69 countries around the world. In Poland: in Warsaw, Krakow, the Tri-City, Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź, Lublin, Szczecin and Silesia. Uber Eats is available in over 6000 cities, in 36 countries around the world. In Poland Uber Eats app is available in 37 cities. More information at: http://uber.com/pl/

UNIMOT S.A.

UNIMOT S.A. develops the network of AVIA petrol stations in Poland. It is also an independent importer of liquid and gaseous fuels. The company has over 25 years of experience in the fuel market and since March 2017 it has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It specializes in the wholesale of diesel oil and the distribution of other liquid fuels. UNIMOT guarantees high quality products, attractive prices and special discounts for regular customers.

VRG Vistula Retail Group

VRG S.A. Capital Group specializes in designing and distribution of the high-quality fashion collections for men and women and jewellery. It is the owner of very well-known trademarks in five main lines: Vistula, Bytom, Wólczanka, Deni Cler Milano and W.KRUK. VRG S.A. Capital Group focuses on managing the brands, designing attire and jewellery and development of own sales network in two main sectors (clothing and jewellery).

The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS)

The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), which last year celebrated 85th anniversary of its existence, is an institution established, inter alia, to pay social insurance benefits. ZUS manages the Social Insurance Fund, from which it pays out more than 20 different types of benefits.

Annual expenditure of the Social Insurance Fund on benefits for the population amounts to hundreds of billions of zlotys.

ZUS is a pioneer in building and developing e-administration in Polandhe Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), which last year celebrated 85th anniversary of its existence, is an institution established, inter alia, to pay social insurance benefits. ZUS manages the Social Insurance Fund, from which it pays out more than 20 different types of benefits.

ZUS is a pioneer in building and developing e-administration in Poland

Żabka Polska Sp. z o.o.

Żabka owns the largest convenience chain in Poland with over 6400 stores. The chain supports Polish entrepreneurship and grows in cooperation with its more than 4800 franchisees. Żabka works to be close with its customers and offers a broad range of breakfast products, ready meals, snacks and coffee in Żabka Café, as well as a package of additional services. In its social responsibility efforts, Żabka focuses on development and education, responsible sales and support for local communities.