Google is one of the world’s largest companies in the information technology industry and has decided to establish itself in Warsaw, after other cities such as London, Tel-Aviv, Seoul, Madrid.
Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman expressed his enthusiasm: “We’re proud that the start-up community is growing so dynamically in Poland, also here, in Warsaw. We hope that Warsaw’s Campus will contribute to the growth of many tech companies, strengthen the start-up ecosystem and will boost innovation in Poland”, he said. The area of 1600 m2 is located in the Koneser Center in Praga, a recently renovated building of the late 19th century. On the basic level, Google Campus will be a co-working office – space for rent by start-ups, facilitating creative synergies. The aim of this new Campus is to ensure an environment for exchanging technology and entrepreneurial skills: companies will be able to take part in numerous conferences, trainings and knowledge-sharing meetings with experts. The opening of such a centre in Warsaw is a sign that the IT Giant has noticed a large potential of Poland’s start-ups, which have been getting increasingly visible. Warsaw’s Campus is foreseen to contribute to the creation of many new businesses which will showcase Poland internationally.
This is not the first Google involvement in Poland: in January 2013, the IT Giant launched the ‘’Google for Entrepreneurs program’’ in Krakow. Moreover, in April 2014, the tech giant established co-operation with the University of Warsaw, which opened Digital Economy Lab, an interdisciplinary e-economy research centre, thanks to a USD 1m grant.
More details at the Campus Warsaw website : https://www.campus.co/warsaw/en