Małopolska Region

Małopolska is a region where you can develop your talents, gain experience and meet something exceptional. All this is surrounded by extraordinary nature enriched by an attractive educational and cultural offer. The capital city – Kraków is the second largest city in Poland, the top tourist destination of Poland and the country’s leading centre of science, education and business. Małopolska Region is the best place for work, business and leisure. Anyone who relies on professional development – anyone who wants to pursue their career, to open a company or to find a better place for investments – should visit Małopolska, recognised as the best European Entrepreneurial Region of 2016. This prestigious title, which is awarded by the Committee of the Regions, distinguishes the region displaying an active and innovative strategy for the development of entrepreneurship. Małopolska is the first Polish region to be awarded this title.

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Magdalena Ujejska

  • Brussels Office Address

    Residence Palace
    Rue de la Loi 155
    1040 Brussels

ICE Kraków Congress Centre

S3 Strategy

Małopolska has a high level of research, development and great educational possibilities. There are 28 higher education facilities in the region, 21 of which are located in Kraków. Numbers confirm the strength of Małopolska in the field of education, research and innovation. There are over 148,000 students attending studies each year, and over 43,000 graduates from higher educational facilities yearly. Małopolska is home to over 270 active research and development institutions, including 209 units from the private enterprise sector. Moreover, there are 59 centres supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, 21 cluster initiatives and 3 very active science and industrial parks (Kraków Technology Park, Life Science Park in Kraków and Science and Technology Park in Tarnów)

Industries of the future in Małopolska (Smart Specialisations): Life sciences • Sustainable energy • Information and communication technologies • Chemistry • Manufacturing of metals, metal products and non-metallic mineral products • Electrical engineering and machine industry • Creative and leisure industries

Latest Updates

  • By Magdalena Ujejska

Małopolska Region's search for partners - Adapting cities and regions to climate change

Małopolska Region looking for partners for a project within LIFE Subprogramme Climate Action (Adapting cities and regions to climate change).

  • By Anonymous

Search for Polish partners - microplastics COST proposal

Dr Daniel Hill, a research fellow at Aston University (Birmingham, UK) is preparing a COST proposal linked to microplastics for the 20 October deadline. He is looking for Polish companies representing the water sector who would be interested to cooperate in the frame of the project. Please express your interest by 5 September.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN members preparing for Cities Mission co-creation activities with MOSAIC

Last month, ERRIN’s project MOSAIC ran an open call to find cities and regions preparing for the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, interested in collaborating with MOSAIC on their citizen engagement activities. ERRIN is pleased to share that 14 ERRIN members are being engaged under this initiative.

  • By Magdalena Ujejska

“An Hour for Science” with a smartphone in Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO)

Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Kraków, Poland) is looking for partners for a project “An Hour for Science” with a smartphone in Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO).

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG meeting: Innovation in health promotion and disease prevention

This Health Working Group meeting will invite European Commission representatives to discuss health promotion and disease prevention in the new EU Care Strategy and the EU public health policy.