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"The Lower Silesian Griffin - Economic Award" is one of the most well-known and prestigious business competitions in the region. This year it was held for the twentieth time. Each year its winners are companies, institutions and organizations that are the engine of economic life in the region. They are usually characterized by innovation, dynamics of development, investment commitment, as well as activities for the benefit of the local community. This makes it one of the most well-known and prestigious business competitions in the region.

Seven competition categories

This year's Griffins were presented in seven categories. One of them was "Lower Silesian Product of the Year." Here the winner was Wroclaw Racecourse - Partynice, which in ten years has definitely changed its image. This was made possible by conducting professional recreation here, organizing training with the best trainers from various equestrian cultures, and opening the area to local residents. In 10 years, the average number of spectators coming to the race has increased by more than 5,500.

Over the past few years we have worked primarily on attendance. In 2011, 18 thousand people came to the races, and our facility was visited by about 260 thousand. Meanwhile, last year as many as 86 thousand came to the races, and the entire track was visited by 750 thousand. Meanwhile, in mid-October this year, we managed to achieve a 75 percent increase in eligible bettors.

Jerzy Sawka, director of Wroclaw Racecourse - Partynice

Wroclaw companies with statuettes

  • "Company supporting employee development". The statuette here went to OpsTalent Sp. z o.o. sp.k., a Wroclaw-based company. which provides customer service, technology services and IT support in more than 30 languages.
  • Identt Sp. z o.o., a Polish-Swiss technology start-up that in 2017 launched pioneering solutions based on the latest technologies in artificial intelligence, deep neural networks and cryptography, which allow automatic identity verification and biometric verification of users, was recognized as a "Rising Star of Success".
  • In the "Green Transformation" category, on the other hand, the winner of the competition was Natural Energy Plus Ltd. - a supplier of installations for microgas plants and small agricultural biogas plants in Poland, which offset the carbon footprint of livestock production, its carbon footprint and reduce nitrogen leaching into groundwater.
  • The statuette of the Lower Silesian Griffin was also awarded in the category of "Business Leader/Woman". Its winner was Wojciech Ćmikiewicz - CEO and Board Member of Vorwerk Poland. 
  • The project awarded in the "Cooperation of science and business" category is the construction and equipment of the Lasertex Research and Development Center (for volumetric accuracy testing of CNC and CMM machines), conducted in cooperation with Wroclaw University of Technology.
  • The "Business Friendly Local Government" was also awarded. This year the statuette in this category went to the Municipality of Miekinia.

Recognized personalities, science, business and local government

Three Bicentennial Griffins were also awarded. In the science category it went to Prof. Wieckowski, former rector of the Wroclaw University of Technology. In the business category, the winner was Grzegorz Dzik, founder and main shareholder of Impel S.A., while in the local government category it went to Cezary Przybylski, Marshal of the Lower Silesian Voivodship.

I am glad that this competition is held in our city, where the collection of outstanding business leaders and women leaders is endless. I warmly congratulate all the winners of the Lower Silesian Griffins.

Jacek Sutryk, Mayor of Wroclaw

The organizers of the "Lower Silesian Griffin - Economic Award" competition were: the Western Chamber of Commerce - Employers and Entrepreneurs, the City of Wroclaw, the Marshal's Office of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship and the substantive partner PwC.

Winners of the Lower Silesian Griffins 2023:

  • Company supporting employee development - OpsTalent Sp. z o.o. sp.k.
  • Lower Silesian product of the year - Wroclaw Racecourse - Partynice
  • Leader of business - Wojciech Cmikiewicz
  • Business-friendly local government - Miekinia Commune.
  • Rising star of business - Identt Sp. z o.o.
  • Green transformation - Naturalna Energia Plus Sp. z o.o.
  • Cooperation of science and business - Construction and equipment of Lasertex Research and Development Center for volumetric accuracy testing of CNC and CMM machines.