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Brembo reinvesting in the zone 18/02/2016

Brembo reinvesting in the zone

Brembo Poland, a company operating in Niepołomice since 2013, has decided to start another investment within the Kraków special economic zone. The company will purchase new machines and installations worth in excess of PLN 11 million, and will open a number of new jobs. This is the third permit issued to the company. The total investment planned at the location will have exceeded PLN 155 million. The company has already spent close to PLN 58 million.

The new permit opens the development of the plant in Niepołomice, where the competence centre for production of braking elements was launched in 2013.


The company runs business in the automotive sector in 12 countries on four continents. Brembo Poland has operated in Poland for 18 years, and operates plants in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Częstochowa. The braking systems produced by Brembo are installed in cars of the most prestigious brands, including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Ducati and Ferrari, and also used in motor sport championships and rallies.

Niepołomice is the largest subzone of the Kraków Technology Park (KTP), and the place of successful development of automotive companies. The Niepołomice subzone is home to such companies as MAN, Nidec, and Meiller.

The permit for Brembo is the third one issued by the board of the KTP in 2016. Two successive once are being processed.



The opening of MultiLab, and the first anniversary of the Kraków Film Cluster

On 6th February the Kraków Film Cluster (KKF), the largest alliance of Małopolska businesses and artists in the film industry, celebrated its first year of operation of. Bringing together 50 film sector businesses and organisations from the region, over 200 specialists capable of providing complex services for any film production, and participation in over around a dozen productions and events – the achievements of the cluster are already impressive.

“The idea behind setting up the KKF was to consolidate Małopolska film people and businesses. What we are especially keen on is the leveraging of the synergy effect and promotion of the region’s film potential. This is why we’ve built a platform for exchanging experience which will let us reinforce our image. KKF was set up in February 2015 by ten founding partners from Kraków. The coordinator and the good spirit of the cluster is the KTP, that is the Kraków Technology Park”, says Aneta Zagórska, Director of the KKF.

The chief success of KKF in the first year of operation is taking over the management of MultiLab. This multimedia laboratory is situated in the newly opened headquarters of the Kraków Technology Park and answers a broad array of needs of businesses, also from the film sector.

The opening of MultiLab, and the first anniversary of the Kraków Film Cluster

“The Kraków Technology Park looks for niches both within the ICT sector (e.g. cloud computing, smart city), and in the markets and on the fringe between the ICT and other sectors. One of the most promising subjects is the interconnection between the ICT and creative sectors. For years, we have efficiently supported Polish computer game developers, and now we count on producing a similar effect in the sectors of multimedia, film production, animation, and special effects”, Wojciech Przybylski, CEO of the KTP emphasised.

Beginning with February 2016, the Cluster has managed the exceedingly modern multimedia laboratory, which currently is the only one in Małopolska that allows to perform the complete film image postproduction up to the complete DCP files with your audio, image, and data. MultiLab offers access to two colour correction studios, five independent editing studios, a MoCap studio, a green-screen studio, and an open space with 24 computers designed for computer graphics and a powerful rendering farm. Its accompanying infrastructure includes production rooms with a conference hall sufficient for a 30-person-strong production crew. For larger production teams, MultiLab has prepared workstations in open space. This production conglomerate offers also filming, lighting, and sound equipment including a Red Dragon camera with accessories.

“I’m very glad that such a place was started in Kraków. It satisfies the needs of filmmakers not only from our region but also from the whole southern Poland”, Aneta Zagórska, Director of the KKF says.


Following the opening of the multimedia laboratory and to commemorate the first anniversary of setting up the Kraków Film Cluster, a press conference was held today at the KTP. The meeting was organised in MultiLab’s cinema hall literally bristling with its state-of-the-art equipment. Participants of the conference included the Board of the KTP, CEO Wojciech Przybylski, and Vice President Małgorzata Popławska, and the cluster was represented by its Director, Aneta Zagórska, and Marcin Lech, head of the postproduction department at the KKF.


Kraków to host prime magnitude games industry star 10/02/2016

Kraków to host prime magnitude games industry star

John Romero, one of the most recognisable figures in the history of videogames, developer of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake; co-founder of the id Software will be with us at the Digital Dragons in Kraków in May.

Remember that tickets to the Digital Dragons 2016 are available at lower prices only for a limited time (till 15th February).

John Romero is an award-winning game designer, level designer and programmer whose work spans over 130 games, 107 of which have been published commercially, including the iconic works Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake. Romero has worked in the mobile, hardcore, mid-core, casual and MMO space. Romero has co-founded eight successful game companies including the likes of id Software, Gazillion Entertainment, Loot Drop which celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2015, and most recently Romero Games. He is considered to be among the world’s top game designers, and his products have won well over 100 awards. One of the earliest indie developers, Romero began working in the game space in 1979 on mainframes before moving to the Apple II in 1981. He is a completely self-taught programmer, designer and artist, having drawn his inspirations from early Apple II programmers. Romero co-owns Loot Drop and Romero Games and resides in Galway, Ireland.

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New year – new permits

The Board of the Kraków Technology Park (KTP) issued two permits for doing business in Kraków special economic zone as two companies Comarch and Alupol Films sp. z o.o. decided to return to the zone with their investments.

Comarch will invest in the Czyżyny subarea in Kraków, where it has run research and development as well as IT activity for years. The company will spend at least PLN 14 million and open at least 15 new jobs.

The first permit in the zone was issued to Comarch in 2000: it was the first investment in the subzone and one of the first in the Kraków zone.

New year – new permits

So far, the company has invested over PLN 225 million in the Kraków special economic zone, and employed more than 1700 people within it. Czyżyny, a part of the Campus of Kraków University of Technology, became one of the most vibrantly developing centres of science in business. According to our estimates there are approximately 6000 people working there. Other investors in the area include for example Radionika, and CD Projekt Red – Polish games developer of global renown. Other tenants include international corporations, notably the Brazilian Stefanini and the American corporation GI Healthcare. Operating in Czyżyny is also the KTP Technology Incubator and the business in Małopolska Centre.

In turn, Alupol Films, a part of the Alupol Packaging group being a branch of Grupa Kęty, has received the second permit for operation in the Oświęcim subzone of the Kraków special economic zone. By 2022, Alupol Films will have invested from PLN 90 million to PLN 117 million. The investment aims at increasing the operational capacity for production and enhancement of synthetic foils.

In the 19 years of its operation, the KTP issued 210 permits altogether. The area of the zone increased from 66 to 707 ha. The company constructed two buildings offering the total space of 16,000 m², where we have launched two technology incubators, and provided coworking space and a multimedia laboratory.

We support business development not only thanks to the zone but also with a variety of other tools that we have invented and developed.



Tickets to the Digital Dragons 2016 available 21/01/2016

Tickets to the Digital Dragons 2016 available

Tickets to the largest event dedicated to the video games sector in this part of Europe sell at the lowest prices only to 15th February


Every year since 2012, the Kraków Technology Park (KTP) has invited videogame developers, journalists, and fans of ‘electronic leisure’ to Kraków. This year will follow suit: in less than five months, on 16 and 17 of May, the Digital Dragons conference will be hosted in the city at the foot of Wawel Hill. Much like in the two previous years, the event will take place in the picturesque and steampunkish Old Train Depot (Stara Zajezdnia), situated in the heart of the historical Kazimierz district.


Last year’s Digital Dragons noted a record interest perfectly well attested by the numbers: over 1100 visitors, 430 businesses, 16 participants of the competition for the best indie game, and 12 venture capital (VC) funds. Kraków attracted world-class international videogame developers, including Brian Fargo – the founder of Interplay Entertainment and InXile Entertainment, the man behind an array of games including Fallout, Bard’s Tale, and Wasteland; Aurelien Palasse – Head of Publishing at Ubisoft; Matt MacLean – designer for Obsidian Entertainment, and many Poles who have made their names in the video games industry, notably Marcin Iwiński, a co-founder of CD Projekt RED, Tomasz Gop, the creator of Lords of the Fallen, Adrian Chmielarz, the creative director of The Astronauts, and Michał Madej of Ubisoft Shanghai.

The coming conference will also be graced by magnificent guests. The number of speakers includes Dmitri Martynov, the head of Google Play Apps&Games in Russia, and Fredrik Wester, the CEO of the Swiss publisher Paradox Interactive known among others for Pillars of Eternity and the Europa Universalis series. The number of guests includes also a legend of RPG development, Chris Avellone, currently working for LarianStudios, whose portfolio includes Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale. This year’s participants will have a unique opportunity to meet Susan O’Connor, the author of the scenarios to such games as BioShock and Tomb Raider, and Bartłomiej Waszak, a programmer for Ubisoft Quebec, who among others has worked on Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

As has always been, the several dozens of subjects offered during the Digital Dragons this year means that participants will have plenty of choice. Whether you are keen on programming, graphic, sound, design, marketing or promotion, you’ll certainly find a lot for yourself in the programme.

To ensure proper comfort for the audience, this year the whole of the Old Tram Depot will be turned solely into exhibition space. The Museum of Municipal Engineering on the other hand (and on the other side of the street) will only serve conference goals. Inside, the presentations and lectures will be held in five conference halls.

Much like in the previous editions, the organisers have prepared a competition and exhibition of indie games, and an opportunity to meet VC funds. After last year’s success of the talent show, the project with student teams presenting game concepts will continue.

Tickets at rock bottom prices are already available from the conference website:


Ticket prices valid only to 15 February:

DEV PASS: PLN 399 / € 100

BUSINESS PASS: PLN 599 / € 150


Be there with us!



New Executive Board of the KTP

In today’s Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders convened on the motion from the Minister of Development, representing State Treasury, changes were instituted in the Executive Board of the Kraków Technology Park (KTP). Its new President is Wojciech Przybylski, former Director for Development of KTP’s technology park, and Vice-President – Małgorzata Popławska, former member of Kraków City Council.

New Executive Board of the KTP
2015 in KPT 30/12/2015

2015 in KPT

The Kraków Technology Park (KTP) closes 2015 in its new headquarters, the Małopolska Information Technology Park (MITP), a new building recently opened in the south of Kraków. Completion of this development is one of the largest achievements in the history of the company. The MITP is earmarked primarily for businesses operating in the ICT sector. It includes an incubator, office space to rent, MultiLab for film postproduction, a modern showroom, furnished conference halls, and also attractively arranged shared space. Businesses appreciate the new offer extended by the KTP: 25 companies have already made the MITP their home, and more than 200 people will have moved to the building by the end of the year.


Another special event of 2015 was the preparation and the issuing of the SMART_KOM Strategy which provided the roadmap for smart solutions in the Kraków Metropolitan Area (KOM). It defines the courses of development for the so-called adaptive city, i.e. one that is open to various models of reacting to changes and a new approach to solving problems and providing public services. The strategy was developed in a project conducted with a range of partners: Małopolska Region, Municipality of Kraków, Forum Virium from Helsinki, and the Vienna University of Technology.

The Digital Dragons conference, organised already for the fifth time, was both a business and attendance success as it gathered more than 1000 participants from the gamedev sector. The report on the Condition of the Polish Video Games Sector was not only an initiative of the Kraków Technology Park, but it was also drafted under KTP’s guidance.

In this year, the KTP issued 18 permits for the special economic zone, and the aggregated investment outlay declared to operate within the zone exceeded PLN 285 million. The new investment will furthermore result in the opening of 379 jobs. Prevailing among this year’s recipient of permits are Polish companies, but there are also investors from Ukraine and Germany. Moreover, successive permits to operate in the Kraków special economic zone were granted to Nidec Motors & Actuators (Poland) sp. z o.o., Elettrostandard Polska sp. z o.o., MAN Trucks sp. z o.o., and Fabryka Okien Dako sp. z o.o., which proves that investors feel well in our zone. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the expansion of the borders of the Kraków special economic zone, which will certainly increase the number of issued permits: plenty of entrepreneurs are waiting impatiently for the completion of formalities.



Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Peaceful New Year! We look forward to our continued successfull collaboration. Krakow Technology Park team.

Merry Christmas!
Permit for Graficon 21/12/2015

Permit for Graficon

The Kraków Technology Park (KTP) issued this year’s last permit to Graficon. The company will make an investment of PLN 6 million in Niepołomice subzone, and open five new jobs. The company has long-term experience in running mailing campaigns and printing. The new development will include an office building and production space. Graficon will provide letter shopping services based on proprietary IT solutions. The company aims at developing a modular technological line to cover the complete technological process as specified in the client’s order.


The Niepołomice subzone is the largest of the Kraków special economic zone subzones. MAN Trucks sp. z oo, which provided an impulse to the development of the entire area, has operated here for more than eight years. This location was also chosen for the investments of Nidec Motors & Actuators from Japan, Woodward from the US, and the French electronic tycoon Somfy.



KTP moving home

We are pleased to announce that the Kraków Technology Park (KTP) is setting up new headquarters. We have built Małopolska’s most modern IT Park, and we are moving our offices there.

On 17 December, all our staff will already be working in the offices situated in the new KTP building at ul. Podole 60. The location is already teeming with life, as nearly 25 companies have opened their offices at the address, and by the end of the year a total force of 200 employees will regularly work here.

There is more than just the offices to the new space, as we also offer access to multimedia laboratories, showroom, and datacentre, i.e. all you need for state-of-the-art presentation of your company and for a creative and wholesome environment for your business.

KTP moving home

The KTP has its headquarters among a range of companies including Ericpol and Motorola, in the vicinity of the Jagiellonian University Campus and the SOLARIS Synchrotron radiation centre. The construction of new office space continues as the district of Ruczaj has already assumed the role of Kraków’s new business centre.

It makes sense to be here with us – you too are invited to join us!


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