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The first and largest aviation cluster in Poland, which successfully combined industry and science. It represents innovative sector of the aviation industry. “Aviation Valley” is located in south-eastern Poland. The region is characterized by a large concentration of aviation industry companies, pilot training centers, scientific and research institutions and developed educational and training facilities. Geographical area of cluster’s activities extends from Bielsko-Biała in the Śląskie Voivodeship to Świdnik in the Lubelskie Voivodeship. Most of the companies involved in cluster’s activities are located in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, and heart of the Aviation Valley lies in the capital of this region – Rzeszów. Aviation Valley Cluster was established by 18 Founding Members, currently it consists of 160 aviation industry companies. Strategic task of the “Aviation Valley” cluster is transformation of south-eastern Poland into European center of advanced aviation technologies.


Unit of the Cracow University of Technology working on increasing effectiveness in implementing the results of academic research of the home university to the economic space.
For 20 years, it has taken initiatives aimed at improving the innovation of our region by transferring technologies and supporting participation of Polish entities in framework programs by participating in national and international cooperation networks. Commercialization of research results, technology transfer, support in the area of framework programs, as well as business development services are the main fields of activity of the Technology Transfer Center at the Cracow University of Technology. Main task of the Center is work aimed at increasing efficiency in implementing research results of the parent university to the economic space.


Innovation center, focused on the development of energy-saving technologies and energy conservation in buildings. It creates favorable conditions for the location of high-technology and business environment companies. At the territory of 11 buildings it offers 34 000 m2 of office, production and implementation space, laboratories and research equipment, training and advisory services in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Additional services guaranteed by the institution include: 3D conference rooms with multimedia equipment and permanent internet access, training centers, restaurant. The park also supports creation of technology companies, explores innovative ideas, and then invests capital in new companies.


Scientific unit of the non-ferrous metals industry in Poland. Comprehensive activities cover all phases of metallic materials production process: starting from processing of ores to technologies of obtaining modern products, meeting environmental standards. The Institute’s offer includes: research and development works for the development of new technologies, optimization of industrial processes, modernization of production lines, construction of equipment, measurement and analytical services.


Organization of economic self-government acting based on Act on Economic Chambers. Chamber’s mission is to promote economic development and represent entrepreneurs associated with IPH before state authorities, public institutions, and local self-government. Chamber’s activities include promotion of member companies in Poland and abroad; matching business partners – B2B meetings; organization of business missions, participation in fairs; helping entrepreneurs in conducting business on the European Union Single Market and third markets and in solving problems related to cooperation with foreign partners; improving competitiveness and helping entrepreneurs in implementing innovative technologies; organization of conferences, seminars, trainings; legalization of foreign trade documents; mediation and arbitration.


Science promoter which for years has been dealing with ethical, legal and social issues arising from the application of nanotechnology in everyday life, combines the world of science and business, promoting commercialization of research results and new technologies. Nanonet is also the animator of Silesia space, promoter of innovative technologies in the Silesian region, integrator of scientific and industrial environment leading to the development of entrepreneurship and internationalization of the region’s companies.


It has its headquarters in the south of Poland, in a picturesque town in Upper Silesia, Rogów. It is the place where highly advanced scientific and research equipment is created for top scientists from around the world. These devices allow people to look deep into matter and work on composing new materials at the level of nano-particles and thus new technologies. The company develops, designs, manufactures and supplies complete scientific and research equipment, as well as components, electronic devices and software dedicated for products of the company as well as other manufacturers.


It is a special purpose company of the University of Silesia. Basic direction of SPIN-US activities is commercialization of scientific research results, results of development works, technologies and infrastructure created at the University of Silesia and transfer of knowledge from the university to the economy. Quality of services offered by SPIN-US is guaranteed by close cooperation with the University of Silesia, thanks to which SPIN-US has access to high-quality scientists and support of specialized research laboratories. Main areas of SPIN-US activities include: investments in spin-offs, patent sale and licensing, preparation and implementation of R&D projects, commissioned research, advisory and expert services, 3D printing in the PolyJet technology, training organization.


The Staropolska Chamber of Industry and Commerce is the largest organization from the business environment operating in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. It has been operating on the market since 1990. SIPH was created as a result of natural striving of entrepreneurs to connect in order to create a representation showing their interests and supporting business development, including through:

  • impact on state and regional authorities in order to create favorable conditions for the development of enterprises,
  • establishing business contacts,
  • providing information which are useful in business operations,
  • conducting trainings and business consulting,
  • organizing meetings of business people,
  • matching partners,
  • implementation of projects financed from national and international funds.


A public company, shareholders of which (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship and the Kielce University of Technology) prioritized the task of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. ŚCITT offers support in obtaining funds for investments, research and development of enterprises as well as consulting in conducting business activities on the domestic market and on international markets, including the single European market. As an Enterprise Europe Network center, ŚCITT provides internationalization support. As operator of the Development Services Base, the company offers grant support to entrepreneurs from the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship for training and other forms of human capital development.


University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów has been operating since 1996. Its distinctive feature among universities of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship is intensive cooperation with economic environment based on its educational, consulting, information and research activities, and also through cooperation with national and international business environment organizations which has contributed to the development of a reliable business partner. With the use of human resources and infrastructure, the University acquires funds for the social and economic development of the region. Issues of implemented research and development projects concern key issues for the development of region’s innovation and the Podkarpackie region community.