Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd. is a company with the City of Gliwice as its main shareholder. Its task is, in particular, to support micro, small and medium enterprises.
For 19 years, the Agency has been conducting intensive activities for science, business and local government. It creates favorable conditions for the creation of new companies and development of existing enterprises. As a thriving Business Environment Institution, it provides a platform for dialogue and cooperation between Silesian entrepreneurs and state and local government authorities.
It is also a perfect place for those seeking innovative solutions. Cooperation with scientists makes it an excellent partner in the process of commercializing the results of scientific and technological research in the economy. GAPR Ltd. focuses on high-tech services, which, combined with new communication routes, modern facilities and available development areas, makes the company an exceptional investment attraction.
In addition, the Company effectively uses EU funds through implementation of innovative projects that have a chance to genuinely affect the improvement of region’s competitiveness and significantly support entrepreneurial attitudes, opening the way to creation and implementation of innovation. GAPR is the coordinator of the MedSilesia Cluster – the Silesian Medical Devices Network, which in 2016 was granted the status of the National Key Cluster by the Ministry of Economy. About 100 entities are currently associated in the cluster, of which 85% are enterprises which operate or offer services in the technology, equipment and medical devices sector, while remaining Partners are research and development units, and universities from our region.
GAPR Ltd. implements its priorities with the use of a number of high-quality services, including:
- training services
- business consulting, including in the field of revitalization, auditing of marketing needs, marketing audit of a young company, strategic audit of a company, innovation audit,
- energy audits, group energy purchases,
- comprehensive investment services, including Investor’s Supervision,
- comprehensive technical support in the field of external financing, including from national resources and Horizon 2020,
- financial support through the Loan Fund as an attractive alternative to external financing for SMEs
- assistance with finding foreign business and scientific partners,
- organization of conferences, study visits, promotional trips, trade missions and other meetings,
rental of comfortable office rooms, warehouse and production halls in modern facilities located in Gliwice, Katowice, Jaworzno, Żory and Bytom
- investment areas in Gliwice, Jaworzno, Żory and Bytom constituting an attractive location for business.
High quality of services provided by GAPR Ltd. has been confirmed by the ISO 9001:2009 quality management certificate within the scope of training, general advisory and pro-innovative advisory consulting services and financial services – provision of loans and accreditation granted by the Ministry of Development in the field of pro-innovative services for the SME sector.