The Małopolska Region
on CYBERSEC CEE Regions&Cities 2021

Małopolska – innovation at the heart of Europe

Małopolska is the region where the most important economic and technological routes intersect. We have at our disposal the inexhaustible creative potential of curiosity and passion among scientists and students from leading universities, schools and colleges.

The Małopolska Region ranks third in the country in terms of both filed inventions and granted patents, but already second in terms of granted patents per million inhabitants (2017). There are several hundred research and development units operating in the region. In addition, there are about 20 cluster initiatives, including the LifeScience Cluster and the Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster, which have the status of National Key Clusters.

Małopolska is located in the Małopolska Upland and partly in the Western Carpathians, on beautifully shaped and varied terrains, with rich traditions and customs, abounding in unique monuments and numerous natural curiosities. In Poland, the UNESCO heritage includes 28 properties. Half of them is located in Małopolska, including the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the Old Town, Wawel Castle and Kazimierz in Cracow.

All roads lead to Małopolska.


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     One of the main speakers at the upcoming CYBERSEC CEE Regions & Cities conference will be Marshal of the Malopolska Region – Witold Kozlowski. In 2005-2006 he was Chairman of the Seym of the Małopolska Region. In the years 1998-2018, he was the Secretary in the Poviat Starosty in Nowy Sącz. As of July 2018, President of the Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kraków.
During Cybersec CEE Regions & Cities, he will appear on several panel discussions and also will speak at the opening of the event as one of the hosts. Here are the panels with the participation of the Marshal of the Malopolska Region: „Building the Cyber Security Capabilities of Local Goverments” as a host and „Anti-crisis Shield in the Małopolska Region” as a special guest.

     As the Main Institutional Partner of #CSRC21, the Malopolska Region is co-organizing four thematic panels to be held on 2-3 September at Stary Dom Zdrojowy and Nowy Dom Zdrojowy in the #KrynicaGoesDigital track. The first will be „European Green Deal – Goals and Challenges; How to Include Them in the Regional Climate Policy?” which will take place on the second day of the conference at the Nowy Dom Zdrojowy. It will focus on the topics of climate change and environmental degradation, which are among the most important global challenges at the beginning of the 21st century.

     The second item on the agenda from Małopolska’s perspective will be the panel entitled „The Just Transition Fund – A Tool to Mitigate the Negative Results of Enery It will take place on September 2nd in Sary Dom Zdrojowy. The idea of the Just Transition Fund, as articulated by Frans Timmermans, is to show solidarity with the regions in Europe most affected by the transformation, such as the mining regions, so that the Green Deal gains universal support and has a chance to become a reality.

Immediately afterwards, the third Małopolska panel will start, with the significant title “Malopolska in the XXI century. Space technologies a chance for a developmental leap”. Due to the fact that Małopolska is one of the most attractive Polish regions for initiatives in the space technology sector, speakers will attempt to answer questions such as: What is the future of industry and space technology in the former capital of Poland? What are the opportunities facing Małopolska?

     The fourth panel “Malopolska’s anti-crisis shield” will feature, among others, Marshal Witold Kozłowski, who, together with his co-talkers on the last day of the conference, will present the effects of individual packages, with a discussion of exemplary practical elements of implementation. During the hour-long panel, the basic elements of the MTA Education Package will also be presented, starting from providing schools with basic computer equipment to taking up the challenge of changing the teaching model and creating the Digital Teaching Laboratory. These and many other interesting panels, workshops, and lectures will take place September 1-3 in the heart of Malopolska. See you there!