The IT sector has become one of the fastest growing over the past ten years, and the evolution of this industry in Poland is one of the most significant.
In the third decade of the 21st century, it is difficult to imagine our everyday life without the participation of high technologies. Today, technology is involved in such different processes, whether it is traditional farming or online gambling. That’s why the growth of the ICT sector has become the main direction in the economy of European countries from 2010 to 2020. Poland was not an exception and is now the most favourable place for investment in the ICT sector. Find more information in our article about “lista kasyn online” and technologies.
The rise of high technology in Poland
One of the reasons for the rapid growth of the industry is the cheap and talented labour force. While providing high-quality services, labour costs in Poland are lower than in the US and EU countries by 20-50%. In addition, with a strong STEM education base and dozens of technical universities, more than 75,000 students graduate with technical degrees each year. This way, Poland satisfies not only domestic demand, but also European and North America.
According to the country’s economic strategy, by the end of 2025, the ICT market will reach and even exceed the amount of $13.00 billion. And there are further reasons:
- Globalization of the ICT market;
- High level of education;
- Foreign investment;
- Digitalization of society supported by EU funding;
- Location and same time zones as in major European countries and IT hubs;
- Adoption of modern technological trends, including cloud technology and mobile applications;
- About 3.6 million new “digital” clients appeared in Poland in the past ten years
For a long time, Poland has offered outsourcing services to the largest game development companies. So naturally, over time, their game studios began to appear. Today, Poland is gaining popularity as a significant contributor to the global game development industry.
The centre of the video games industry
Poland’s love for video games was born around the 80s and 90s, but the industry received its main impetus in 2007, of course, when The Witcher was released. CD Projekt RED set the trend with the release of the game and revived the industry anew, gaining the attention of the entire gaming world. Having become the most valuable holding in Europe in 2020, the Polish studio showed which games the audience especially appreciates.
What can be found particularly interesting is how the Poles introduced their culture and history to the whole world. Let’s check out just a few famous games:
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – puts us in Belovezhskaya Pushcha and broadcasts a real conflict of interest in this UNESCO object
- Warsaw – describes the history of the Warsaw Uprising.
- The Witcher – is based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, which today also formed the basis of the Netflix series.
The Poles amazingly combined their creativity with the economic tasks that had to be achieved for the development of their country.
Blockchain in the gambling
Gambling remains a significant sector of the country’s economy, so the ways to resolve legal issues in the industry are still open. The next solution was proposed not by legal specialists, but by blockchain developers.
XWIN CryptoBet, a crypto bookmaker with Polish roots, offers blockchain as a solution to many problems in the industry. For example, the issue with verification is minimized by the very idea of the blockchain, which is based on anonymity. The risk of not receiving a win and difficulties with a bet are also solved by specially designed smart contracts. Bitcoin casinos are also developing the same technologies.
This way, Poland can give massive impetus to developing another IT direction.