Published on 01 September 2021
About this good practice
Podkarpackie Science and Technology Park AEROPOLIS is a response to the problem related to infrastructure for entrepreneurs. AEROPOLIS is an idea to attract modern companies and technologies, and at the same time to use the potential of local universities and research centers. AEROPOLIS is one of the instruments for increasing the competitiveness of the local economy, implementing modern technological solutions and managing knowledge and capital resources. It is a link that connects and transforms innovative scientific ideas into modern technological solutions that are then implemented in business entities. AEROPOLIS provides the basic infrastructure necessary to provide potential high-tech companies with conditions for running a business. The Park's offer is dedicated to companies from the aviation, IT / ICT, quality of life, electromechanical, automotive, biotechnology and chemical industries. Companies operating in the Park have the opportunity to obtain relief in local taxes and fees. The Park's comprehensive offer is complemented by well-equipped laboratory facilities. The AEROPOLIS Material Science and Prototyping Laboratory is located in the Technology Incubator complex. The main beneficiaries of this institutions are startupers that want to, or run their activity in the IT sector.
The creation of the Park was a huge financial challenge. That was huge investment that in total took the amount of about 36,923,048.29 EUR and the co-financing was in the amount pf 26,813,476.95 EUR.
Evidence of success
The Science and Technology Park covers an area of nearly 48 ha. Currently, 50 companies operate in AEROPOLIS. The largest of them include MTU Aero Engines, BorgWarner, Goodrich Aerospace, Mc Braida, FIBRAIN, OPTeam, BSH (former Zelmer), META-ZEL, ML System. The value of investors' expenditures in investment zones amounts to approx. EUR 618,021,716.24; which provided 6,500 new jobs.
Potential for learning or transfer
The park is managed by specialists whose aim is to increase the wealth of enterprises and scientific and research institutions associated in it by promoting the development of innovation and competitiveness. It manages knowledge and technology among universities, R&D institutions, enterprises, fosters the emergence and growth of the number of enterprises operating on the basis of innovation as a result of incubation and spin-off processes, and provides high-quality services.