Reclaiming your own data

We all understood that companies were feeding on our data. Millennials, who grew up playing Gameboy between classes, surfing for hours on the newborn web, and Generation Z, falling asleep with smartphones shining in their callow eyes. Deep inside we all knew what was going on, yet we failed to act. ...

Struggle for impartiality

The political turmoil surrounding the judicial system is not just a matter for European debate on principles. How does the issue of judicial independence affect regular people? WBJ asked Poland’s Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, how his job has changed in the current political climate, what problems regular ...

Redefining energy

Our reliance on fossil fuels may be difficult to overcome and has thus far met with a lot of resistance. But change is happening: growing power consumption, increasing awareness of the smog problem and environmental regulations will inevitably make coal and oil energy less attractive, both economica...

Brave new world of blockchain

Blockchain is taking the world by storm. New innovative solutions are announced every week. But for a layman the technology remains little more than a buzzword, with more questions surrounding it that actual answers. Can blockchain really change the world as we know it and where will we see it in ac...

Cutting out the middle man

Blockchain is already making a mark on the financial industry, and even though its effects will be hidden from end-consumers, it will no doubt revolutionize a lot of industries. WBJ talked to Paweł Kuskowski, CEO of Coinfirm, about the applications of blockchain and the future of cryptocurrencies

When will the CEE region produce its first unicorn?

In business, a unicorn is a company that achieves a valuation in excess of $1 billion in less than three years. With this in mind, we need to be honest with ourselves. We will not get a massive stream of unicorns in the near future coming out of the CEE region. Instead, we will be able to foster man...

Tech giants on the ropes

The tech world has been buzzing with headlines in the past few months. Alphabet (Google) was fined in 2017 by the European Commission and is facing more anti-trust litigation. Its Q1 results also leave a lot to be desired. The same goes for Microsoft. Meanwhile, Facebook has come under a barrage of ...

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...