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Urban services and shopping

In 2017 in the Poznań agglomeration there were 20 shopping centres with a total retail area of 692,400 m2. Poznań belongs to the cities with the most developed retail network in the country. This applies to both traditional and large-area trade. A report by Colliers International indicates that the level of saturation with modern shopping […]

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Innovation

At the national level, Poznań is characterised by a high scientific and institutional potential focused on innovation and activities for the benefit of the knowledge-based economy. During the year, the economy’s expenditures on research and development activities in Poznań increased by PLN 0.2 billion and amounted to PLN 1.7 billion (data for 2016), a quarter […]

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Achievements of Poznań’s scientists

In 2017, Poznań-based research and development institutions achieved many scientific successes. At the headquarters of the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre, a nuclear clock, a so-called caesium fountain, was launched, built in the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, near London, under the direction of Dr Krzysztof Szymaniec. The caesium fountain has joined the group of […]

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Scientific and innovation institutions

In Poznań, there are about 40 scientific and research facilities, including 18 facilities of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). Their activity is focused on conducting research and implementation works, among others, in such areas as: information technology, genetic research, immunology, biotechnology, chemical energy sources, scientific and research equipment, new varieties of cultivated plants, logistics […]

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City and the academic community cooperation

The projects and activities carried out by the City are aimed at building a positive image of the Poznań academic centre in Poland and abroad. Scholarships and prizes To support young talents, in 2017, 32 scholarships were awarded to winners and finalists of the national school olympiads for persons starting their studies in Poznań, 12 […]

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Entrepreneurship promotion

In 2017, 238 thousand beneficiaries took advantage from the City  entrepreneurship supporting activities. The development of the residents’ entrepreneurial activity is a very important lever for the social and economic development in the market economy, hence the support for this activity is the focus of the City’s attention. Support for the development of entrepreneurship in […]

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Business and science cooperation

By the end of January 2017, the City of Poznań in partnership with Poznan’s high schools ran the Wielkopolska Innovation Platform website (WPI). Wielkopolska Innovation Platform One of the projects aimed at developing cooperation between business and science was the portal Wielkopolska Innovation Platform (WIP). From 2008 until the end of January 2017, the WIP […]

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Entrepreneurship support

In 2017, the following institutions carried out measures to support entrepreneurship: Ośrodek Doradczo-Szkoleniowy (Advisory and Training Centre), Poznański Ośrodek Wspierania Przedsiębiorczości (“Poznań Centre for Entrepreneurship Support”), Biuro Obsługi Inwestorów (Investor Relations Department), Wielkopolskie Centrum Wspierania Inwestycji Sp. z o.o. (Wielkopolska Investment Support Center Ltd.). Their activities in support of entrepreneurship were aimed at: improving business […]

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Conditions for doing business

In 2017, in Poznań, 8.6 thousand new business entities were registered in the REGON register. The number of newly registered business entities (8.6 thousand) was higher than those registered (6 thousand). Most new business entities were created in the following sections: Professional, scientific and technical activities Information and communication Real estate market service Administration and […]

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