Business Services
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Michał Grabowiecki

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Business Services

Lublin, due to a well-established ICT ecosystem and the accessibility of office spaces, is seen nowadays as a key location for the modern business services sector in Eastern Poland.

Lublin is one of the largest IT ecosystems in Poland and one of the most prospective Polish cities in terms of locating BPO operations. There are several hundred IT companies operating in the city, as well as several dozen shared service centres. Lublin is the largest field of modern office spaces as well as real estate for investments in the eastern part of the country, with one of the highest office-space growth dynamics in Poland. Its collected supply is 156,000 m2, and new investment projects will increase the city's current resources twofold within the next few years.

Lublin's advantages are the discernibly more competitive costs of space lease and significantly lower processing rates during purchase of real property compared to other large cities. The city is a reservoir of educated staff for BPO/SSC companies. Each year, higher education institutions in Lublin provide 20,000 graduates, among which a large group has experience in specialised business services.

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Igor Niewiadomski

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Advanced Engineering

Lublin is a city which boasts a long tradition of automotive and machine sectors going back to the interwar period. It is an important place on the map of production centres for passenger cars, lorries, tractors, coaches and aviation equipment.

The tradition of the Peugeot and Daewoo Lorry Production Plant is now continued by several numerous small and medium companies using the resources and long-term experience of Lublin industry. An important group are the sub-suppliers creating components for vehicles produced on the assembly lines of large automotive concerns. Another group are the companies designing innovative technological solutions – part of a wider production process aimed directly at the end customer. Of importance to Lublin's advanced

engineering technologies sector are the R&D centres specialising in the design of innovative technological solutions for the needs of particular clients. The scope of their activities includes construction design, process modelling and safeguarding technical documentation pertaining to production. These companies represent the following industries: aviation, automotive, and the machine sector, as well providing elements for the space sector.

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Paulina Olchowska

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Food Processing

Due to long tradition and its location in the heart of a large agricultural region, Lublin is an important food processing centre.

Lublin Region is the Polish centre for agricultural production which provides 1/3 of the raw material for the entire domestic market. Its natural topography, climate and rich soils are invaluable assets. Growing various types of cereal, industrial plants, vegetables and fruit, along with animal husbandry, allow Lublin to be a source of raw material supply. Moreover, the ecological food sector is also growing rapidly, with 2000 farms being run in the region.

The best-developed sectors in Lublin include grain-milling, fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, brewing, herbs, bee-keeping, tobacco and spirits. Businesses benefit from cooperation with higher education institutions, which allows them to develop their products and implement innovative solutions. Farmers are keen on being supported in introducing new crops for industrial needs. Additional advantages are Lublin's strategic location, good transport infrastructure as well as perfect conditions for running logistics business allowing companies to distribute their products successfully.

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Maciej Zaporowski

Maciej Zaporowski

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Education Industry

Lublin is one of the largest and the most internationalised academic centres in Poland. Education determines the city's image and is a driving force for Lublin's economy.

The city's educational infrastructure is highly recognised in terms of quality and of adjusting itself to residents' needs, starting from preschool level. The high schools, including technical ones, are top ranked in Poland. The variety of faculties available in nine higher-education institutions employing a dozen or so thousand people is highly recognised. Moreover, students constitute 1/5th of the entire population. They jointly create the large education services customer base, contributing to the development of enterprises for other sectors operating in this thriving student city.

Lublin can use its academic character and directly translate it into economic growth. Vocational schools and universities educate future employees for priority sectors in Lublin. Higher-education institutions establish their own laboratories and innovation centres which, at the same time, are R&D facilities for companies located in Lublin. Thousands of students fuel the development of services and the creative and cultural industries, and the increasing number of foreign students contributes to the beneficial exchange of ideas and cultural diffusion.

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Łukasz Goś

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Experience Industries

The 21st-century city is not just an area reserved for office buildings and factories, but primarily a meeting place for the exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as an incubator of creativity and modern culture.

Lublin, due to its favourable geographic location on routes connecting Western with Eastern Europe, as well as Scandinavia with the Balkans, has always been a favourable meeting place for trade, and intermingling cultures have stimulated the high creativity level of its residents. Modern Lublin offers cutting-edge infrastructure tailored to business meetings: exhibition halls, conference centres and the best hotels with a unique standard of service.

Industries connected with culture and creativity thrive in the city. The newly opened Centre for the Meeting of Cultures hosts world-class artists and unique events. It fosters the development of high and alternative culture by organising popular festivals such as the Magician's Carnival and Different Sounds. The city's creative industry is visible both in artists' work, as well as the rapidly developing companies recognised in Poland and abroad, supported by a growing start-up ecosystem and the creativity of academic circles.

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Przemysław Gruba

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Industrial & Logistics

Lublin's assets, such as its location and infrastructure, will allow it to become the main logistics centre for the eastern border of the EU.

It owes this to its favourable location at the junction of transport routes heading from the Baltic states to the Balkans, and from Western Europe to Ukraine and Russia. Additional advantage is the transport network being constantly developed as well as great access to investment resources.Lublin is surrounded by high-flow-rate expressways. The railway infrastructure allows for transporting goods to Eastern Europe as well as to Baltic seaports and Lublin airport offers freight transshipment.

Moreover, the city is abundant with investment areas perfect for logistics, as well as industrial developers, and local government institutions provide full support to entrepreneurs during the entire investment process. Lublin is proud of its great pool of highly qualified employees, graduates of such universities as Lublin University of Technology and the Technical School of Transport and Communication. What proves that the city offers great opportunities for industrial developers operating in the logistics sector is the fact that key players in the sector located their businesses here.

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Paulina Olchowska

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Biotech & Pharma

Biotechnology and pharmacy is one of the sectors with the most favourable conditions for growth in Lublin. As a consequence, this branch of the economy is witnessing rapid development.

What fuels the sector is the academic background – the fact that prospective employees of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are being educated here in four higher education institutions. Every year, over 300 qualified biotechnology and pharmacy graduates enter the labour market. The implementation of projects with extensive commercial potential, as well as over 100 research laboratories, is the trademark of Lublin's universities. The effects of Lublin scientists' efforts are the invention of artificial bone, a malaria vaccine, the creation of mutanases and ectoine, alongside a number of studies

connected with the invention of new drugs, polymers and solutions in energy technology.

The success of research and its measurable impact on the industry and economy is fuelled by the close ties of academic circles with entrepreneurs. This is expressed by the openness of the research facilities to cooperation with the business world in the field of biotechnology research, as well as improvement of students' hands-on experience – by employing them in the 300 biotechnological companies located in Lublin.

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Marzena Strok-Sadło

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Healthcare Industry

The top-ranked Lublin medical service sector not only provides healthcare to the residents of the city and region but is also a popular destination for health tourism from Poland and Europe.

Qualified specialists working in the highest-standard healthcare centres, as well as the scientific facilities of the Medical University, are the sector's asset. There are 10 well-equipped public hospitals and three private ones, including four research and teaching hospitals which educate future medical personnel and are a place for implementing unique treatment and diagnostic procedures. The high quality of services and competitive prices of the private sector encourage foreign patients to visit healthcare centres in Lublin. Furthermore, the university is the most

popular medical school in Poland, with students from several dozen countries.

The sector's potential is strengthened by a successful cluster of healthcare and health-promotion services which offer a cooperative platform for the university, R&D units and healthcare centres, as well as business entrepreneurs and institutions. The cluster supports R&D efforts, cooperation between units, and fosters the high quality of medical services.

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