International High Technology Forum in Poland: Focus on Belarusian IT Industry

International High Technology Forum in Poland: Focus on Belarusian IT Industry
3 December 2013
3 December 2013
During the 1st International High Technology Forum in Poland, Technopark Gliwice and Hi-Tech Park Belarus agreed on further mutually beneficial cooperation.



The forum was organized by the administration of Gliwice and the consulting company Herman&Doland with the support of the Belarusian Embassy in Poland and the parliamentary group Poland – Eastern Partnership Member States. Among the participants of the event there were representatives from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and leading IT companies from Poland. However, the largest part of its program was dedicated to Belarus.

"Establishing contacts with Belarus is a promising and mutually beneficial course. Belarus is a strong and very influential partner in the IT market, well-known worldwide. We have a lot to learn from each other," said the Mayor of Gliwice Zygmunt Frankiewicz.




Marek Stolarski, a deputy of the Sejm of Poland, noted: "Both Poland and Belarus need good economic relations. We are going to discuss some joint projects in the Parliament, including those on information technology."



The participants of the forum discussed the status and development prospects of the IT sphere, shared information on the latest developments, agreed to support and promote software products together, and outlined long-term cooperation plans.



"We want to present our companies capabilities and examine prospects for business and cooperation. Poland has a lot for us to learn from when it comes to the support for small businesses. This is what the Hi-tech Park will be focused on next year. Our objective is to promote entrepreneurship among the youth and start-ups," said Alexander Martinkevich, Deputy Director of the HTP Administration.

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Technopark Gliwice was founded in 2004 by the Silesian University of Technology and the local authorities. Currently the organization promotes the development of new technologies and the improvement of the existing ones on the basis of technological projects which are implemented with the use of equipment and infrastructure of the technology park. Technopark Gliwice includes 27 resident-companies.

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