Space 4.0: All under one sky

On April 2, the Falcon 9 rocket was launched by Space X from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Unlike the rocket launches of the 1960s, few people even registered the event and even fewer knew that Poland was involved in manufacturing its components. Poland’s space exploits are not something you read about...

Gaining momentum

All innovative endeavors require an injection of know-how and people with vision and ambition. Astri Polska is no different. Over the course of eight years it has evolved from a small research unit into the ESA’s partner in its own right. Deriving all of its revenue exclusively from space tech, the ...

Prepping for a big journey

From a science-business cooperation project, Creotech Instruments has grown into a major player in the space industry and one of the fastest-developing companies in Europe in just a handful of years. Currently, the firm employs 70 people, operating as a joint stock company since 2012. It has been pa...

Start small, think big

While not yet a major league player, Poland has found its place in the European space industry and is quickly catching up. It can already boast some of the most advanced ground penetration systems in the world. Satellite data processing, space debris tracking, and even space mining could one day bec...

Building microsatellites in Warsaw

Finnish space company ICEYE has recently launched its first international office and has chosen to do so in Warsaw. WBJ asked Robert Wagemann, Member of the Management Board for ICEYE Poland, why the leader in SAR technology has chosen Poland as the first stop in its expansion

Capitalize on cultural diversity

It is December 1998, I am 25 years old. I’m in my first job out of corporate college, working for a Danish company that had acquired a Swedish firm a year earlier. Full of energy, optimism and confidence, I’m sent to Sweden as a “product and systems expert” to teach our Swedish colleagues to sell th...

Leading the way in luxury

More than six months after the launch of the No. 44 long-term luxury rental service in Warsaw’s Złota 44 tower, its owner remains highly optimistic about the prospects for this nascent real estate sector in Poland and is planning further investment in the country

Why print still matters?

Since you are here and you are reading this column, you might be inclined to agree with me that a printed magazine still has value. It is because of the fast-moving consumer-fueled world we live in, that the experience of a well-rounded overview, trust and relevance are more in demand than they were...

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: Boardroom dancing

Despite having a head-start upon graduation, the number of women board members is still astoundingly small. Call it glass ceiling or sticky floor, women in Poland are less likely to get promoted beyond managerial level. And even if they do get to the top, their pay hardly ever reflects their positio...