This catalog comprises profiles of companies, which are active in the widely-defined bioeconomy. Entities were classified based on the following categories: monitoring and environmental protection, waste management, production and processing of biomass, biofuel and bioenergy (except photovoltaics and wind energy).
The below-mentioned entities were identified by means of research in: sector catalogs, websites of businesses environment institutions, a Klaster Life Science proprietary database, press publications and business fair catalogs.
Each of the entities operating within the sector was characterized based on their area of expertise. And each of them was assigned certain key words, which correspond with their basic business activity. The glossary of key words was created based on how the various market segments are grouped in specialized magazines and other sector sources.
This catalog comprises companies active in the Malopolska region as well as members of the Klaster LifeScience, even if seated outside of the voivodeship.
The presentation of the academic background revolves mainly around the study programs: Bachelor, Master and doctoral studies, as well as postgraduate programs. Only those programs were included, which provide its graduates with the necessary educational credentials to find employment in the bioeconomy or support technologies sector.
The category of business environment includes, in turn, entities, which can support the food industry in, among others, obtaining external funds, integrating the sector actors, liaising and providing market and competition analysis.
Entities presented in the section “Key Projects” were identified through researching financial institutions and by accessing the official websites of higher education institutions, research facilities and private businesses. The projects are presented in alphabetical order (by title).
The following were excluded: solar panels producers, photovoltaic panels producers, and businesses, which are only the sellers or distributors (unless their activity contributes to the sector’s innovativeness).
Statistical data contained in this report were retrieved from the Central Statistical Office of Poland, the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) or from own calculations based on collected data.