Poland: the Country of Young People and New Technologies

The world's leading high-tech event showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions, CeBIT, is being held in Hanover, Germany.

We must promote Polish IT, we must show that this is the Poland of very talented young IT technicians – says Dariusz Bogdan, deputy minister of economy. He underscores the fact that in Poland, IT is an attractive sector with great perspectives and that Poland should be associated worldwide with young people and new technologies. The country is the youngest society in the EU – half of Polish citizens are less than 35 years old.

This is why we have chosen CeBIT as the place to promote Polish economy. Not as a country of old technologies, but quite the contrary: a country of new technologies and young people – adds the deputy minister, commenting the decision to make Poland the strategic partner of the event. The location of CeBIT is also important, as Germany is Poland’s largest commercial partner.

Poland wishes to promote those domestic companies which want to cooperate – says Dariusz Bogdan. – Let me remind you that according to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 report, which concerns East-Central Europe, Polish start-ups are constitute 35 out of 50 best start-ups in the region. This is a great opportunity for us.

This year’s CeBIT is held from 5 to 9 March. Over 200 Polish companies will present themselves during the event, while over 100 start-ups will take part in the stock exchange organised by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.

We have presented a great offer, from software and hardware to business intelligence solutions and the gaming sector – informs the minister. – We have great logistic solutions and excellent ideas. There are also students taking part in the event, e.g. the winners of Imagine Cup, who have interesting ideas and are able to commercialise them.

Dariusz Bogdan stresses the fact that Polish government supports the IT sector: There has been an access to e-business-related financing offered by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. It has never been so easy to obtain money. There are also tax exemptions for both large and small enterprises.

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