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Report: 59% of SMEs implemented innovations last year

As many as 59 percent of Polish industrial SMEs have implemented any innovations last year, according to a report published by Siemens. Out of that number, 37.8 percent of implemented innovations were product oriented, while 32.7 percent concerned improving production technologies and logistics. The...

Locked content NCBR allocates PLN 750 mln for micro and SMEs sector

Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) has announced the launch of the competition under the framework of “Fast Track,” with a total pool of PLN 750 million. The competition is dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs with the projects involvin...

Locked content Bank Zachodni WBK wants to reach 20% share in SME market

Bank Zachodni WBK, a unit of Spanish Santander, expects to increase its share in the market of services for small and medium firms (SME) to 20 percent by 2018, the bank informed. Currently, WBK holds a 15 percent share in the SME market, managing 250,000 clients in this sector. Officials also intend...

Locked content BGK grants PLN 27.5 bln ‘de minimis’ guarantees

Poland’s state-owned lender BGK has granted PLN 27.5 billion in guarantees for loans worth some PLN 49.05 billion issued to SMEs as of end-March under the state program of ‘de minimis’ credit guarantees, the bank said. As many as 104,567 SMEs took loans under the program. Firms can...

Locked content EBRD provides PLN 255 million loan to Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Poland will benefit from a PLN 255 million (€60 million) loan provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska for on-lending to entrepreneurs who are seeking to reduce their energy costs with new and mo...

Locked content BGK grants PLN 25 bln ‘de minimis’ guarantees

Poland’s state-owned lender BGK granted PLN 25 bln guarantees for loans worth some PLN 45.5 bln issued to SMEs as of end-December under the state program of ‘de minimis’ credit guarantees, the bank said. As many as 101,000 SMEs took loans under the program. Firms can take loans of ...

Locked content BGK to support innovation

In line with the agreement with the Ministry of Development, state-controlled Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) has established a guarantee fund for the development of innovation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). So far, the fund has been boosted with PLN 250 million, but Polish SMEs may acqui...

Locked content BGK: PLN 800 mln for SMEs

As much as PLN 800 million will be earmarked for credit guarantees for Polish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the framework of the EU program COSME, state-controlled lender BGK informed the media. “BGK was the first European institution that managed to sign an agreement regarding cr...

Locked content BGK grants PLN 23.4 bln ‘de minimis’ guarantees

Poland’s state-owned lender BGK granted PLN 23.4 bln guarantees for some PLN 41.6 bln worth of loans issued to SMEs as of end-September under the state program of ‘de minimis’ credit guarantees, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) said. As many as 95,700 SMEs took loans under the program...