Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. [Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA) - eng.]
Michał Chwieduk
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Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. [Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA) – eng.] belongs to the Polish Development Fund Group (PFR S.A. – pol.). IDA cooperates with major Polish institutions supporting enterprises and provides comprehensive solutions in response to the current needs and challenges faced by businesses. IDA supports enterprises in operation and development of business activities, as well as in the implementation of restructuring processes, and plays a major role in increasing competitiveness of the Polish industry.

For over 25 years, IDA successfully attracted Polish and foreign investors to the Special Economic Zones it manages, where the following industrial parks operate: EURO-PARK Mielec, EURO-PARK Wisłosan and EURO-PARK Kobierzyce.

IDA supervises several dozen companies doing different businesses, including two companies from the space sector: Creotech Instruments S.A. and PIAP Space Sp. z o.o.

IDA also offers a dedicated support programme for the space technology sector.  The programme is in line with the IDA’s overall view of support for the space industry, as not only being the means of space exploration, but also as a source of innovation and applications for other areas of the economy.

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IDA supports space technology sector programme by:

  • Developing an internship scheme called “Human Resources Development in Space Technology Sector”, in association with the Polish Space Industry Association (PSIA). The programme is intended for graduates and young scientists who can learn practical skills working for Polish companies involved in space sector. IDA has already carried out 4 editions of the programme for 43 trainees, who completed their 6-month internships in companies associated in PSIA. Within the programme, IDA covers up to 50% of the trainees’ remunerations. The 5th edition of the programme is now in progress. In total, since the first edition, we have received over 400 applications.
  • IDA is the leader of the consortium for the establishment of the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre in Poland (ESA BIC Poland). ESA BIC is a network of business incubators coordinated and co-financed by the European Space Agency. The incubators are to support start-ups or newly created companies. In 2021 IDA, together with its 5 partner cities, Gdansk, Krakow, Rzeszow, Warsaw and Wroclaw, is planning to start recruitment for the first incubators.
  • IDA offers a dedicated line of credit. It’s a financial product designed for businesses operating within the space technology sector and cooperating with national or international organisations working in the area of space exploration and exploitation and/or their subcontractors (e.g. ESA, GSA, EDA, national agencies as well as PRIME companies).
  • IDA provides specialist training under the name of ARP Space Academy.
  • IDA carries out a number of projects promoting the space sector and initiating cooperation with other sectors, including large companies. These are, among others:
  • Co-financing of Polish stands at foreign trade fairs;
  • Organisation of the Satellite Forum 2017;
  • Organisation of the European Space Tech Transfer Forum in 2019;
  • Reunions of YGT ESA graduates.