Opolskie Centre for Economy Development

: Aug 27, 2019

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Opolskie Centre for Economic Development (Opolskie Centrum Rozwoju Gospodarki/OCRG) is a budget unit of the Opolskie Voivodeship Self-Government established on May 2, 2007.

The goal of the unit is to combine all existing distributed activities in the region in one centre, inspiring and supporting structural changes in the field of economy, development of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Opolskie Centre for Economic Development carries out tasks related to the development policy of the Opolskie Voivodeship, which includes such elements as: creating conditions for economic development, creating the labour market, stimulating economic activity and raising the level of competitiveness and innovation of the voivodship's economy. The Centre initiates activities to increase the investment attractiveness of the region and to create investment potential and improve the processes of acquiring and servicing domestic and foreign investors.

The OCRG operates the Investor and Exporter Assistance Centre (COIE), which has a rich database of investment offers in the region, helping all companies and people who would like to invest in the Opolskie Voivodeship. IAC has been and from the very beginning of the establishment of OCRG the main partner in talks with the majority of investors who have already invested in the Opolskie Voivodeship or intend to do so. Since July 2010, the COIE offer has been expanded to include services for enterprises interested in developing their activities abroad, promoting the idea of developing exports.

OCRG is also the Managing Authority for the process of implementing the Regional Innovation Strategy (RSI) for the Opolskie Voivodeship, which is also the task of the voivodship self-government. In implementing the voivodship self-government tasks assigned by the Act, the OCRG is actively involved in the promotion and activating of innovative methods of supporting entrepreneurship, in particular stimulating the creation of science, technology, industrial parks, incubators, clusters, local economic development offices, entrepreneurship and innovation centres.

The initiatives of the Entrepreneurship Department and the Innovation Department in building a regional economic information network for business and promoting the cluster idea are particularly important for the OCRG management. Since 2007 OCRG is responsible for implementation of regional innovation strategies, previously RIS2 implementation and currently is for RIS3 strategy monitoring, implementation and continuation of Entrepreneurial Development Process (EDP) in Opolskie region. Its most current task is organisation of designing process of RIS4 strategy for the Marshal’s Office and Regional Self-Government of Opolskie Voivodeship.

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 Enterprise and Industry
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Digital Economy
 Industrial Manufacturing
 Innovation & Research
 Creative Industries

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