Routes Europe 2016

The route development forum for Europe

Kraków, Poland
23 – 26 April 2016

About Kraków & Małopolska

Kraków is the capital city of Małopolska and the second largest city in Poland. Małopolska is one of the leading regions in Poland in terms of economic and investment potential. It has 3.2 million inhabitants, which amounts to 8.5% of the population of Poland.

Around 8 million people live within a 100 km radius if Kraków, accounting for around 20% of the country's population.

  • Good access by various means of transport, located on an intersection of international transit routes. Availability of public support for investors including a special economic zone and many business support institutions
  • Malopolska is one of Poland's most important BIO-regions, with a great potential for the development of life sciences and a well-developed medical base
  • The best location in Middle and Eastern Europe for BPO & SSC investments
  • Modern infrastructure that supports personnel training and operation of ICT enterprises
  • High potential for carrying out research into energy technologies
  • Good infrastructure for creative industries (museums and libraries) - Krakow is one of the most important industrial design education centers in Poland
  • Very well developed research and R&D base
  • High availability of university graduates, including in engineering and biology
  • A broad offer of real estate for rent and sale
  • Małopolska's natural wealth: geothermal resources

Both The Małopolska Region and City of Kraków are the Official Partners of Routes Europe 2016.