The Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship is located in the central part of Poland. It is where important communication routes intersect, including the corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network (TENT). The region has a highly advanced road infrastructure (A1 motorway, S10, S5 express roads, DK 10, DK 15 and DK 5 national roads), an airport (the international airport in Bydgoszcz) as well as a railway and river infrastructure, which guarantees convenient access to the most important, both domestic and European, economic centres (Frankfurt am Main, London, the Tri-City, Szczecin, Warsaw and Katowice). For years, the region has maintained a high potential in such sectors as chemical, transport and electronic industries, agriculture, tourism (including health tourism), and recently, new technologies.
The region is known for its dynamic technological parks and other hubs that spark and develop various knowledge and technology transfer channels between the science and business sectors. Specialised business environment institutions supporting rapid business growth, the commercialisation of science studies and innovativeness of enterprises, together with the initiatives of the local government, promote development of the economic potential of the region. This makes the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship a great place to run a business or undertake direct investments. This is evidenced by the presence of over 198,000 business entities registered in the region and the number of Polish and foreign investments growing year by year.
Universities and other science institutions guarantee the availability of qualified staff and access to a wide range of research and science facilities. There are over 19 higher education centres operating in the Voivodeship that have 59,000 students enrolled. Two major academic hubs are located in Toruń, where operates the largest university in the northern Poland – Mikołaj Kopernik University, and in Bydgoszcz – the University of Technology and Life Sciences, the Kazimierz Wielki University, the Musical Academy and the Ludwig Rydygier Collegium Medicum. The job market is therefore saturated with various specialists.
The Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship attracts visitors with its rich cultural and historical heritage, which makes the region a popular tourist destination. There are numerous monuments, such as masterpieces of Gothic architecture (mainly in Toruń and in Ziemia Chełmińska), unique wooden settlements (Biskupin) and various cultural institutions (e.g. the Bydgoszcz Opera House). Nature lovers will appreciate natural and landscape resources of the region such as meandering rivers, wilderness, vast forest complexes, sandy trails and gentle valleys. There are 8 natural parks situated in the region – 8 nature gates, behind which awaits adventure. It is also a great location for those seeking health improvement, rejuvenation and body balance.
The Kujawsko-Pomorskie region is a little homeland to outstanding athletes who promote the Voivodeship with their achievements. Numerous sport events bring together crowds of funs of many sport disciplines.
The Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship is rich in cultural and entertainment events. The region offers a wide range of music, theatre, film and art events – which attract large audiences, but also small, intimate shows aimed at art lovers. Its picturesque location, charming cities, wide spectrum of art, sport events and variety of cultural heritage makes the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship a unique place – a place in which we like to be.