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
      • 34 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), i.a.: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies
      • more than 113 000 students, almost 32% 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 company (TRW – for example in Częstochowa and Gliwice), 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
      • 34 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), among other: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology
      • Over 113 000 students, almost 32% 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
    • 34 higher education institutions (including 11 public ones), among other: Silesian University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology
    • over 113 000 students, almost 32% of which study on technical universities/academies

 

Medical sector

  • One of the intelligent specialization of the region thanks to high level of medical services and the recognition of medical products
  • 34 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