An innovative country with an immense capacity for growth
Over the last 5 years, the number of start-ups in Poland doubled. In 2019, Polish start-ups employed over 47,000 people,
- Polish start-ups specialise in:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Machine learning
- 4.0 Industry
- Big Data
40% of the companies cooperate with international companies, and 21% of them have strategic clients in this segment.
- A healthy environment for start-ups was made possible thanks to Government support and academic incubators, which employ over 150,000 people and have an annual turnover of PLN 28 billion.
- The Łukasiewicz Research Network is the third largest research network in Europe.
- The Polish R&D sector is developing dynamically, boasting:
- 5,800 registered research facilities,
- A 66% increase in research activity since 2014
- 62,700 people employed externally by research and development centres
- the doubling of R&D spending between 2012 and 2018
- There are over 260 Polish companies working on AI solutions
- Polish universities have published 12,000 studies on AI
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- Leader in the CEE region in terms of growth rate and GPD per capita.
- Great expertise in programming, thanks to the talented and well-educated employees. Polish experts took third place in the global HackerRank developer ranking.
- Poland attracted the most Venture Capital investments in the CEE region.
- Microsoft and Google chose Poland, investing one billion and 2 billion USD respectively in building their databases in Warsaw.
- Warsaw was ranked 6th in the European Cities of the Future ranking for 2020/21.
Leaders among Polish start-ups
- Booksy - one of the world's largest platforms for scheduling beauty salon appointments. It has already secured $ 118.8 million in funding.
- Brainly - a social learning platform visited by over 340 million users; it raised USD 148.5 million from investors.
- Docplanner - one of the largest platforms in the world that connects patients with doctors. The start-up has so far obtained $ 140.5 million in funding from investors.