Innovative economy

Wroclaw is associated with innovation and technology. Modern state of the art labs and infrastructure enables advanced works in diverse research areas. City development strategy puts great emphasis on the importance of cooperation between municipality, business sector and academia. The dynamic and creative local ecosystem is based on local startups,  growing number of R&D departments of Polish and foreign companies and numerous laboratories focused entirely on innovations and new technologies.

Major areas of innovation



Companies


Starts-ups


Research institutions


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  • Dolby
  • IBM
  • Livechat
  • Nokia
  • Objectivity
  • Ryanair Travel Labs
  • Techland
  • S3


  • DroidsOnRoids
  • Explain Everything
  • Nestmedic
  • Pilab


  • Uniwersytet of Wroclaw
  • Lowersilesian Park of Innovation and Science


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  • 3M
  • BASF
  • Colgate
  • LG Chem
  • PCC
  • PPG


  • Apeiron Synthesis
  • Chemin
  • Qiunlab


  • L. Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimen-tal Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences
  • University of Wroclaw
  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology


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  • Amplicon
  • Medcervin
  • Stem Cells Spin


  • Algae Labs
  • Bioxen, Captor Therapeutics


  • Wroclaw Medical University
  • Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Wrocław Technology Park
  • Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+,


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  • Balluf
  • Bombardier
  • Fanuc
  • KGHM Zanam
  • UTC
  • Volvo
  • Wabco


  • Blebox
  • Flashrobotics
  • General Robotics
  • Inventive Devices
  • Sky Tronic
  • Vratislavia Engineering


  • Wrocław Technology Park
  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology


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  • Galena
  • Hasco Lek
  • Macopharma
  • Oleofarm
  • US Pharmacia


  • Biovitalium
  • FLC Pharma
  • Lipid Systems
  • Pure Biologics
  • S-Lab


  • Wroclaw Medical University
  • Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • L. Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimen-tal Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences


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  • Novasome
  • Opticon Nanotechnology Techtra


  • Saule Technolgies
  • Sovigo
  • tkNano
  • XTPL


  • L. Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimen-tal Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+,
  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology


10 selected Wroclaw start ups

Company Sector Description www

Apeiron Synthesis

chemistry Apeiron’s technology includes various ruthenium based catalysts can satisfy nearly any process utilizing metathesis and is ready to be applied both in R&D and production process. apeiron-synthesis.com
Better Software IT One of the most dynamic software solution providers in Europe. Technical expertise in custom application development UX/UI research and implementation system and software integration delivering all on multiply platforms and all types of devices. bsgroup.eu
Droids on Roids IT Design development and maintenance of mobile applications. thedroidsonroids.com
LiveChat IT Development and support of the efficient and easy-to-use live chat software for business. Development  of application that enables the visitors on site to chat live with customer support. livechatinc.com
General Robotics Robotics The company designs and produces electronic devices dedicated to client’s needs. One of the projects is EuGenius: a robot that works perfectly as a guide – greets visitors shows the way tells interesting stories and provides the necessary information generalrobotics.pl
Nestmedic Medical IT Company designed and introduced a patient friendly clinical grade mobile CTG.  The CEO was awarded the title of „Innovator of the Year 2016” by MIT Technology Review. pregnabit.com
PiLab IT One of the most promising Polish technology companies. PiLab is developing data analysis solutions based on advanced software technologies. The company has filed four patents reflecting the significance of their unique developments. pilab.pl
Saule Technologies Nanotechnology Commercial use of perovskite in the production of thin flexible and light photovoltaic cells for integration with existing products. Co-founder and CTO recipient of the European Commission award Photonics21. sauletech.com
XTPL Nanotechnology Developing a technology for making a new generation of transparent and electrically conductive films (tcf) for application in lcds and thin-film photovoltaic cells. xt-pl.com

What drives innovation of the city?

skilled talent pool, established by reputable universities and leading global companies attracting specialists with unique competencies

State-of-the-art business support institutions dedicated innovation entities

Highly specialized laboratories

  • laboratory of non-destructive research, laboratory and prototype workshop of mechanical
  • Lab complex of: physical properties, chemical and bioengineering, electronics and energetics, informatics

Esteemed research institutions

  • Lower Silesian Park of Innovation and Science (http://www.dpin.pl/)
  • KGHM CUPRUM Research and Development Centre (http://www.cuprum.wroc.pl/en)
  • Institute of Automation of Power Systems (http://www.iase.wroc.pl/)
  • Research and Development Centre of the Regional Specialist Hospital in Wroclaw (http://wssk.wroc.pl/osrodek-badawczo-rozwojowy)
  • Institute of low temperature and structure research Polish Academy of Sciences (http://www.intibs.pl/en/)
  • L. Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences (https://www.iitd.pan.wroc.pl/)

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