A contract between the Minister of Public Treasury Andrzej Czerwiński and rectors of three Cracow universities (AGH University of Science and Technology, University of Agriculture in Cracow and Cracow University of Technology) was signed on 9th October this year. The concluded agreement established the Laboratory of Intelligent City and Innovative Economy which is going to create some space for development of innovative economy on the area of Cracow.
The establishment of the company is a part of the „KRK NH2” investment project whose main objective is to develop post-industrial areas handed over the Public Treasury by ArcelorMittal Poland into a place which is an incubator of Polish technological thinking. It is a modern revitalization – an incubator will be established, innovative technologies will be devised and developed as well as new work places will be created. It will be a really intelligent city – says rector of AGH prof Tadeusz Słomka.
The Laboratory of Intelligent City and Innovative Economy is aimed to establish the „KRK NH2” technology park which is going to concentrate research centers, implementation laboratories and design offices of various enterprises. The company's headquarters will be located in the former administrative center of the Cracow ArcelorMittal steelmaker.
The „KRK NH2” investment project includes ca. 300 ha of areas in Nowa Huta which are not required to conduct the present steelmaker activity by ArcelorMittal Poland such as e.g. areas after Martin steelworks or slabbing and rolling mill as well as building of an administrative center. Some activities aimed at establishment of Centrum Kreatywności i Dizajnu and Centrum Konserwacji i Magazynowania have been also initiated on that area.