Google chooses Warsaw

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Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski in google cloud technology development centre
Author: UM Warszawa

The global giant has just opened a new office in the Polish capital, where innovations will be created, including for residents of Warsaw. Because of its development, the company is going to significantly increase its employment to attract technology talent from around the world.

Google Cloud Technology Development Centre is located in The Warsaw Hub office building near the Daszyńskiego roundabout. It is going to be the biggest European centre specialised in developing Google’s cloud computing technology. This is Google’s another investment in Warsaw. In April, it launched the “Google Cloud”, which gives Polish businesses access to cloud computing technology – the same as the one used by companies in the USA, Singapore, Japan and Switzerland.

The opening of the new Google Cloud Technology Development Centre in Warsaw exemplifies an initiative that contributes to creating a knowledge-based economy and drives the economic development of our metropolis. It also allows us to effectively compete with other cities in Europe and the world in the race for leadership – to become a leader that attracts investment, capital and talent, and with which it is worth establishing a long-term relationship, said Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski.

With its central location in Central and Eastern Europe, competitive job market, diverse range of office spaces and, above all, high quality of life, to name just a few of its assets, Warsaw is a city that promotes the development of novel and innovative ideas. The Polish capital has enjoyed its status as an attractive location for global businesses for years. Companies like Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan already invested here, and more than 30 Fortune Global 500 companies have their business service centres here.

The investors based here have highlighted that Warsaw is a good for setting up headquarters not only because of its location, but also and above all, because of its whole ecosystem of innovation, comprised of international companies, up-and-coming start-ups, outstanding universities, access to a talent resource, assistance institutions, accelerants and funds.

Warsaw is also a dynamically developing market for IT experts and specialists. The city has a great academic database and almost every possible study programme desired by the IT sector. The local job market for IT specialists is dominated by young people, aged mainly 26 to 40. As much as 79% of employees in this sector have higher education and 98% have at least basic communication skills in English.

To effectively compete with other cities in Europe and the world and to retain the leadership position as part of the #Warsaw2030 Strategy, the priority for the city is to improve the conditions to attract specialists with unique knowledge and abilities, including technology talents, from the whole country and from abroad. Intervention areas for the implementation programme prepared for the said Strategy include complex educational support, creating the image of Warsaw as a city attractive to live in and pursue your creative ambitions and designing public services to align them with foreigners’ needs.


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