The royal capital city of Kraków is the spiritual centre of Poland boasting lavish heritage. At the same time the city is considered to be the Silicon Valley of Central Europe and the start-up capital of Poland.
Kraków is home to Polish intellectual and artistic elites and is a magnet for the young. Students and young Polish professionals are drawn to the city, alongside growing international community. The city boasts with institutions of higher education, scientific and technological achievements and a mixture of diverse cultures resulting in an interesting mix of centuries-long traditions and modern technologies.
Kraków is the capital city of Małopolska region. The vicinity of Silesia region makes the south of Poland one of the most vibrantly developing regions in Europe. 8 million people live in the radius of 100 km from Kraków’s Main Market Square.
Moreover, Kraków is the cultural capital of Poland: it is Poland’s first European City of Culture, famous for international festivals and world class infrastructure. Next to that, Małopolska regions was the first Polish region to win the prestigious title of 2016 European Entrepreneurial Region
The strongest suits of Kraków’s economy include:
- situated at the crossroads of important road and rail transport routes of Europe; Kraków – Balice, Poland’s second largest international airport offer more than 60 direct connections to the largest cities of Europe
- A huge potential of educated and dynamic people: Kraków is the city of the older Polish University and a great academic centre with 165,000 students
- the numerous scientific and research institutions operating here provide a perfect environment for industry, offering cooperation and technology transfer for enterprises in nearly all fields of economy