Katowice - the capital of the 2.1 million people agglomeration, once associated with heavy industry and 'familoks', is today the genuine European city where tradition meets modernity. The city is situated in the Upper Silesian Highlands, the southern part of Poland, at the crossing of the major European communication junctions.
Katowice is the heart of one of the largest population centres in Europe. Along with the neighbouring towns and cities it constitutes a huge market to be developed by economic subjects, and it is from the economic viewpoint that Katowice has a great future ahead. The present authorities of the city take care of developing a favourable background for investments. Katowice is considered to be one of the best developed Polish cities in terms of a modern infrastructure involving traffic systems, preparing land for investments, water supply, sewage disposal system and appropriate environment for economy in the form of housing undergoing the development process, sporting and recreational facilities, commercial facilities, catering industry, modern cinema halls, libraries, museums, etc. It is worth mentioning that 42% of the area in Katowice is covered by forests and greenfields including 2 nature reserves. Everybody can appreciate values of our city's natural environment during a long cycle tour of signposted routes.
The significant position of Katowice on the maps of Poland and Europe is strengthened by its role of the Silesian Voivodship administrative centre - the seat of the voivodeship authorities constituting along with Wroclaw and Opole the main centres of the transfrontier and multicultural Silesian Euro-region. All the characteristics decide of a strong position of Katowice as the European leader of sustainable development.
The Technology Park Katowice
The mission of the Technology Park in Katowice is to increase development of Katowice as one of the leading urban centers in the country through active acquisition of innovative investors and to ensure optimum support for development of advanced technologies and organizational solutions through offering customized services and cooperation with science circles.
As the analysis of the Katowice Technology Park's objectives and initial functioning concept shows, there is the need to focus on businesses operating in high-tech sector. Such innovative businesses should be supported by the technology incubator.
The main Park?s functional area will be a technology park, whose tenants will be mature businesses operating in high-tech sector preferred by the managing body. Due to including both functions within one park, the incubated businesses will be provided with optimum conditions for further development, while tenants of the technology park will benefit from cooperation with dynamic and innovative small enterprises.
The retail and recreation area willadd to the location attractiveness and work comfort.
Director of Strategic Investors Assistance Department
Strategic Investors Assistance Department