Wielkopolska Region Brussels Office is a part of the regional administration and represents the region in Brussels. Its main aim is to follow the EU policies and legislation, as well the EU funding programmes and liaise with the relevant partners in the region, including local and regional authorities, universities and research centres, enterprises and civil society organisations. It also represents the interests of the region before the EU institutions and coordinates the work of the Polish delegation in the European Committee of the Regions. The office works closely with other regional representations based in Brussels and is a member of selected regional networks.

Wielkopolska Region is one of the largest regions in Poland and with an area of 30 000 sq. km and a population of 3.4 mln inhabitants. It is a dynamically developing region with a favourable geographical location on the main transport axis between the East and the West. Its strongest industrial sectors include agrifood, machine and electrical engineering, furniture and chemical industry. Wielkopolska strives to support the regional innovation ecosystem by enhancing its research potential and supporting entrepreneurship with a special focus given to the areas of smart specialisations and environmentally sustainable solutions.

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S3 Strategy

The current Regional Innovation Strategy was adopted in December 2020 and it presents the region's innovation policy for the period up to 2030. It strives to develop innovation policy based on a systemic approach to boost entrepreneurship, open innovations and internationalisation and respecting sustainable development of the region.

It consists of the following strategic goals:

  1. Improving innovative activity in Wielkopolska
  2. Development of the regional innovation ecosystem
  3. Involving Wielkopolska in the global value chains
  4. Human resources for a modern economy

As well as 2 horizontal goals:

  1. Development of areas of the regional and subregional smart specialisations and key enabling technologies
  2. Sustainable development of the region (zero-emissions, electromobility, green energy, energy transformation, decarbonisation, circular economy) 

Wielkopolska's 6 areas of regional smart specialisations are:

  1. Bio-based raw materials and food for informed consumers
  2. Interiors of the future;
  3. Industry of tomorrow;
  4. Specialised logistics processes;
  5. ICT-based development;
  6. Modern medical technologies.

In addition to the regional areas, the following areas are included in the subregional specialisations: energy-efficient construction; renewable energy sources and modern energy technologies, incl. hydrogen; tourism; aviation and space technologies; textile industry.

Strategic R&I Projects


The project focuses on implementing regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) in a local context by actively involving local authorities, innovation actors and companies. RELOS3 (From Regional to Local: Successful deployment of the Smart Specialization Strategies) is a unique opportunity to develop local RIS3 strategies.


‘Compete In’ looks to improve the effectiveness of regions and cities as facilitators of internationalisation processes. The expected outcomes are improvements of internationalisation policies through local action plans and cooperation processes.


BSW-H2 (Building a support system for high-quality R&D&I projects by developing low and zero-emission technologies, with particular emphasis on hydrogen) project aims to create a framework to implement the entrepreneurial discovery process regarding hydrogen economy solutions. It involves activities in the implementation and support for R&D projects developing low and zero-emission technologies.

Gospodarna 2050 - H2Wielkopolska

The project aims to shape and promote the H2Wielkopolska brand in the area of the hydrogen economy and strengthen the international competitiveness of Wielkopolska's SMEs and industry in the field.

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  • By Joanna Kubiak

PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry from Poland looks for partners for calls within the HE Mission on cancer

The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and their collaborators at the National Institute of Oncology are looking for European partners for projects within HORIZON-MISS-2021-CANCER calls.

  • By Marta Raptis

Consortium of six regions is looking for a leader to organise an EWRC event on youth empowerment

Maramures (Romania), Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), South Moravia Region (Czech Republic), Umbria (Italy) and Wielkopolska Region (Poland) are currently looking for a leader to organise an event on youth empowerment during this year's EWRC (10-13 October 2022).

  • By Marta Raptis

Wielkopolska Region is looking for EWRC partners

Wielkopolska Region (Poland) is currently looking for potential partners to organise an event during this year's edition of European Week of Regions and Cities (10-13 October 2022). We are interested in the following thematic areas: green transition, youth empowerment and territorial cohesion.

  • By Marta Raptis

Adam Mickiewicz University from Poznan (PL) looks to join project consortiums in Adaptation Mission calls

Adam Mickiewicz University from Poznan (PL) looks to join project consortiums in Adaptation Mission calls. Our competencies fit the following CfPs: HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-05, HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-02, HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-01.

  • By Marta Raptis

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call

A French-Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader/partner of the project to apply to a New European Bauhaus call ( HORIZON EUROPE), related to the program: The New European Bauhaus – shaping a greener and fairer way of life in creative and inclusive societies through Architecture, Design and Arts possibly a municipality (bigger municipalities are ideal target but we consider the offer of smaller one as well), located in Europe and interested in developing innovative spatial green infrastructure but also SME’s, research centers etc.

  • By Marta Raptis

Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader of the project under the LIFE + programme

A Spanish-Polish consortium is looking for a leader of the project, within the LIFE program, related to priority: “Climate change mitigation and adaptation” possibly a municipality, located in the south of Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany) interested in developing innovative spatial green infrastructure. Project objectives: comparison of the micro-climatic functionality of the PMS structures for both locations where they will be built, i.e. under conditions of cool Central European climate and warm Southern European climate in the context of cooling of the “heat islands” in the city centers, as well as comparison of the functioning of these structures in a different urban contexts in social, cultural and economic terms.