Wroclaw is the largest city in western Poland with a population of around 650.000 within the city limits and the metropolitan area of 1.2 million. It is recognizable on the IT Map of Europe as an IT-Valley of Poland. IT sector is one of the most dynamically developing sectors of Wroclaw economy. The city has vibrant startup scene and also houses the most successful foreign and domestic high-tech corporations, such as Google, Ericsson, IBM, Opera Software, Siemens, Bosch, Nokia Networks, Volvo, HP, DeLaval, Whirlpool Corporation, WABCO, Tieto, Mitsubishi Electric, LG and others. Wrocław is also research and development center aviation industry - Global Engineering Centre, the American company UTC Aerospace Systems.
That was all possible with talented and ambitious individuals - many of whom has graduated from local universities. Wroclaw is the third largest educational centre of Poland, with 135.000 students in 30 colleges.
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Besides ChallengeRocket hackathons there are a lot of other exciting stuff happening in Wroclaw. In 2016, the city is a European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. Also, Wrocław will host the Theatre Olympics, World Bridge Games, the European Film Awards in 2016 and World Games in 2017!