High potential sectors

 

IT/ICT sector

  • Dynamic growth of the sector:
    • high concentration of so called high-technology companies, such as: Kroll Ontrack in Katowice, Wasko in Gliwice, Wilk Elektronik in Laziska Gorne, IBM in Katowice, Ente in Gliwice, Ailleron in Bielsko-Biala, Kamsoft in Katowice, branch of Comarch in Katowice, branch of SII company in Katowice.
    • the existence of Ontrack data recovery software development centre
    • Appropriate research-technology infrastructure
      • 38 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), i.a.: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies,
      • Almost 119 000 students, 32,7% of which study on technical universities/academies

 

Automotive industry

  • High dynamics of development:
    • high number of well-known automotive companies that operate in the region, e.g., Opel in Gliwice, FCA (earlier: Fiat), Lear Co. in Tychy, NGK Ceramics in Gliwice, Brembo in Dabrowa Gornicza and Czestochowa, branches of ZF in Częstochowa (TRW Polska) and in Gliwice (TRW Braking Systems Polska), Magneti Marelli in Sosnowiec and Bielsko-Biala, Nexteer Automotive in Tychy and Gliwice.
    • Availability of highly-skilled work force:
      • developed network of vocational schools that provide secondary education,
      • 38 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), among other: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology
      • Almost 119 000 students, 32,7% of which study on technical universities/academies

 

Energy industry

  • Sector includes using of renewable sources of energy, eg. biomas
  • Silesia is one of the biggest electricity provider in Poland
  • Developed market of solar technologies
  • Presence of many companies from energy sector, i.a.: Tauron Polska Energia in Katowice, SFW Energia in Gliwice, EcoJura in Częstochowa, Fortum
  • Availability of highly-skilled work force:
    • developed network of vocational schools that provide secondary education,
    • 38 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), among other: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology
    • Almost 119 000 students, 32,7% of which study on technical universities/academie

 

Medical sector

  • One of the intelligent specialization of the region thanks to high level of medical services and the recognition of medical products
  • 38 higher education institutions in the region, i.a: Medical University of Silesia which educates highly specialized doctors
  • High development of cardiosurgery and oncology that distinguishes Silesia on national and international level.

 

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