The position of London is partly determined by attracting young talented people. Average employment in information and communication technologies has increased by 20% since 2008.
Bratislava, 1 October (TASR) – The British capital is ranked as the largest center of research and technology activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. According to a survey by the international property and consultancy company CBRE. The rankings include large cities and business centers in cities, where more than 70,000 people are employed in technological development.
The position of London is partly determined by attracting young talented people. Average employment in information and communication technologies has increased by 20% since 2008, which is more than 2.5 times the EU average.
Madrid (Spain), Dublin (Ireland) and Budapest (Hungary) are in second place in the ranking of major technology centers. Tropical Basin (Great Britain), Oslo (Norway) and Basel (Switzerland) are dominated by medium-sized technological areas, including Derby-Nottingham (UK), Florence (Italy) and Krakow (Poland).
The capital city of Bratislava is the sixth most prosperous EU region in terms of GDP per capita. That is why it will be an interesting site with great potential for R & D projects, says the head of the industrial property department of CBRE consultant real estate company Martin Varačka and SARIO Director General of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency Róbert Šimončič.
Bratislava is a successful central and east-European location for shared service centers and has great potential for attracting R & D projects. "We already register a strong interest in new entrants, as well as established companies, in setting up activities in regional cities, with the potential for active collaboration with universities and graduates" Varačka came closer.
The head of SARIO has specifically mentioned the automotive industry. "More and more vendors are opening technology centers across Slovakia that have been built on a strong technical basis in our country" stated that companies such as Adient, Yanfeng and Continental have established major technology centers in the Slovak Republic that manage the development of products of these brands on a global scale. This also applies to end products in the machine or electronics industry.
He added that SARIO proactively seeks opportunities for value-added investments and extends a portfolio of services to support the development of such investments.
Varačka pointed out that some companies have already decided to leave the Slovak market, which is now changing from simple production to value-added services, high-quality, precise production or research and development. But other companies see it as an opportunity and their arrival will continue, reports CBRE.