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Poland: the most attractive European country for future investors


Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 May 2009 /  #32
Poland has emerged relatively unscathed from the financial crisis. Other countries have been hit more heavily with layoffs and a noticeable dip in the confidence of investors. Poland has kept its faith in its ability to attract IT capital from elsewhere.
morella 11 | 65  
16 May 2009 /  #33
when will that future come ? Still huge unemployment there and increasing everyday..
Salomon 2 | 436  
24 May 2009 /  #34
Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) on Poland's investment attractiveness:

paiz.gov.pl/nowosci/?id_news=2092&lang_id=

A survey conducted in nearly 26,000 enterprises finds a numerous group of innovation-oriented companies eager to invest in R&D which are distributed all over the country. In fact, the amount of investment in the field is quite impressive

BioForum 2009
paiz.gov.pl/nowosci/?id_news=2103&lang_id=

BioForum 2009 - Central European Platform of Biotechnology and Pharmacy will be held on June 3-5, 2009 in £ódź. Round 80 new research and development projects realised in the biotech&pharma scientific sector as well as biobusiness will be presented.

The projects involve a variety of products from numerous fields, including anticancer medicine, environment bioengineering and bionananotechnology. The presented projects have been realised in research teams operating on universities, research institutes and companies.

bioforum.pl/index.php?page=home

13 of the Toughest, Most Secure Gadgets You Can Buy (one of them is Polish)

thehottestgadgets.com/2009/05/the-toughest-secure-gadgets-002407

Poland cell phone

Finally, my spy kit is complete! This is the kind of cell phone you've seen in Mission Impossible style movies.

;-)

More about this company: tl2000.pl/en

TechLab 2000 is a design house and a manufacturer of electronic devices. We specialize in innovative solutions dedicated to information security with special focus on telecommunications and teleinformatics. You are invited to get acquainted with our products and services.

IBM and Poland's Wroclaw Research Center Sign Joint Research Collaboration

The Wroclaw Research Center, European Institute of Technology Plus (WRC EIT+) and IBM have agreed today to collaborate on the advancement of
scientific research, graduate education and technological development in fundamental and applied sciences.

"Poland has a strong heritage in science and technology and through this agreement we will work alongside some of Poland's leading scientists and technology experts on breakthroughs that are important to Poland's national agenda."

New IT investment in Wrocław: wcb.eitplus.pl/artykuly/383/New-IT-investment-in-Wroclaw/

Dutch company QNH is building their IT centre in Wrocław. The main clients of the IT giant from Netherlands are telecommunication and finance enterprises.

Most of all, QHN looks for well-educated people speaking good English who have experience in Java and .net. technologies.

In the Netherlands, QNH works for such companies as Fortis Bank, KBC, Philips, Vodafone, ING and Mexx. The company was founded in 1997 and has predominantly operated in Belgium and the Netherlands with 450 people employed.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wozniak

Stephen Gary "Woz" Woźniak is an American computer engineer who founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs.

Steve Woźniak
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
7 Jun 2009 /  #35
To continue the discussion...I am sure Poland will have a better future than other countries in the EU. And Poles are clever enough to avoid any milking from abroad.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Jun 2009 /  #36
I am sure Poland will have a better future than other countries in the EU.

Also to continue the discussion, why do you think this?.

And Poles are clever enough to avoid any milking from abroad.

And what do you mean by that?.
Salomon 2 | 436  
30 Jun 2009 /  #37


Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Miner Mass Gameplay #1

Here is trailer of new Polish computer game... Call of Juarez Bound In Blood. Continuation of first part called Call of Juarez (which was commercial success).

This game has been developed by :

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techland

Techland is a Polish video game developer, founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka. They are most famous for developing Call of Juarez, a Western-themed first-person shooter, released for Microsoft Windows in 2006, and later ported to Xbox 360 in June 2007.

tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
30 Jun 2009 /  #38
looks pretty cool actually, a little Call of Duty wild west style
ragtime27 1 | 146  
30 Jun 2009 /  #39
Future Investments to Poland will still be limited to goods...etc
however,Poland lacks on precision engneering,Financial investments and services compare to London,Germany...etc.
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
6 Jul 2009 /  #40
Sorry for my delay...SeanBM....here my answer...
My expectation for Poland's future is positive because of its high potential of young people. Poland has the youngest population in the EU.
People work hard on a good education. Of course, it will take time to get international standards here, but it will work. Furthermore Poles are used to be not too demanding what means that they will cope with that crisis better than other European members. Most people are hardworking and ambitious.

There aren't any incentives by the state to become lazy. So Poles are always forced to find solutions in their life. That's the point why so many entrepreneurs do work here on their own...and of course ... why so many people have to work abroad. But it is amazing how improvisation works in Poland. The main question is whether they will be able to reintegrate well-educated Poles who are just collecting important experiences abroad. They should make them come back as soon as possible.

Last, but not least...it is noteworthy that history seems to repeat itself. While there was a big crisis in Europe during the 14th century Poland began to grow economically as well as politcally . So let us see...I would bet...yeah...
baskinsrobin  
8 Jul 2009 /  #41
Most of them are shifting to china, coz polish education is poor and poles are asking for too much of money.
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
8 Jul 2009 /  #42
I don't agree with you. Polish education is quite good. If I remember correctly, Poland took the second place due to the Pisa-Research...I do not think that Poles have paid any bribes before.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
8 Jul 2009 /  #43
Most of them are shifting to china, coz polish education is poor

Absolutely not, Poles are generally highly educated and the system here is quite good, definitely world standard.

poles are asking for too much of money.

Well, in comparison to China, where it is well known for it's human rights abuses and slave labour, then yes, you have a point there.
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
9 Jul 2009 /  #44
You cannot compare all things...baskinsrobin...the world is just turning to...I do not know where to, but I am sure that Poland will have overtaken some other European countries in 2020. As SeanBM mentioned, Poland shows world standard and all people from abroad have alreade noticed this point....except some Poles who are still thinking they are hundred years behind...
TheOther  
9 Jul 2009 /  #45
No pun intended, folks, but look at the former GDR and you'll see Poland's future. The adventurous and risk-taking people (and most of the Polish chicks) will leave the country to settle somewhere in the west. Those left behind will want their good ol' commi system back and vote accordingly. I have yet to see a former "communist" country prosper. Hopefully, Poland will be the first.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
9 Jul 2009 /  #46
if you are TheOther , who is the first?.

Those left behind will want their good ol' commi system back and vote accordingly.

How little you know.

I have yet to see a former "communist" country prosper.

Don't get out from under your rock then, do you?.
TheOther  
9 Jul 2009 /  #47
SeanBM

What part of "no pun intended" and "Hopefully, Poland will be the first" don't you understand?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Jul 2009 /  #48
Well, Albania has done pretty well but it took time. Hungary didn't fare too well. I got the sarcasm, TheOther :)
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
10 Jul 2009 /  #49
Given, that you are right, TheOther, pushing the thesis that Poles who stay in Poland want to set up communism once again - don't you think that we haven't already introduced communism in the world? Think on the state-owned banks in America and all over the world. During the financial crisis lots of banks were grabbed by the state, cause they have to be consolidated once again. I do not see any sharper tendencies to communism in Poland. Compared with Germany, Poland is the old capitalistic devil...
TheOther  
10 Jul 2009 /  #50
GodandBrown

You can have it both ways, I reckon. Either the people want their (imaginary) social and financial security from the "good old" communist times back, or they are looking for a strong hand that guides them through tough times. Poland is probably one of the very few countries from behind the old Iron Curtain which is not endangered to reestablish some sort of far-left regime. My personal guess is that they will vote for an ultra-nationalistic nut instead as soon as their economy goes down the drain.
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
10 Jul 2009 /  #51
Well, we are just talking about the death of old ideologies? What's next?
TheOther  
10 Jul 2009 /  #52
We're not talking about the death of old ideologies, but about their resurrection. What's next? You tell me... ;-)
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
11 Jul 2009 /  #53
Resurrection? What resurrection do you mean? The only resurrection I can see is the resurrection of a debt policy. It is a poor policy. Capitalism has brought us to madness.

In former times, nations went into a war, if they had too much debts. Nowadays we continue piling debts for the next generation, what is even better, but not good.

There is no decision between a system of structural shortness (communism) or senseless abundance (capitalism), there must be something between those poles...and here I come back to Poland. Its state isn't as bad as you mentioned.
TheOther  
11 Jul 2009 /  #54
Its state isn't as bad as you mentioned.

Maybe it's just not obvious. Poland has an unemployment rate of approx. 11% (ca. 1.72 million people) and roughly 2 million people working outside the country in the EU. What happens if those 2 million would come back to Poland because western European economies will weaken even further in the near future? Worst case, the Polish unemployment rate would double, and sooner or later people would get radicalized.

Don't count on those multinational companies that set up office in Poland. They are only in it for the money. Conditions just need to change a bit and they're gone in a snap (see Dell in Ireland). The foundation todays' Poland is built on is very weak. IMHO, of course.

business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/ar ticle5472924.ece
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
20 Jul 2009 /  #55
Just back from Poland...Crisis? People talk about it, but they work as hard as before. My fresh impression is that people have no time for this crisis...there is too much to do.

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