Agencja Rozwoju Pomorza S.A.

About us

Pomerania Development Agency (est. 1992) supports the development of Pomeranian business thanks to the European Union.  The Pomerania Development Agency (PDA) has been an intermediary in the distribution of European Funds for Pomerania companies and local institutions supporting the development of entrepreneurship for almost 20 years. We manage a capital fund investing in innovative business ideas, we provide consulting and training services. We help local companies to open up to foreign markets, incl. by co-financing participation in fairs and other events, organizing regional stands, economic missions or training. As part of the obtained funds, we also deal with the economic promotion of the region, including attracting foreign investors who create new jobs. The Agency also runs European projects of local, national and international significance. The high quality of the services available from ARP can be attested by the following certificates: ISO 9001, KSU, Ministry of Economy, and others. All these activities are financed from European Union funds. The amount of funds provided, from the beginning of the ARP's operations, amounts to almost PLN 2.4 billion.


Our currently implemented projects
By implementing the directions of economic development indicated by the local government of the Pomerania Voivodeship, we will conduct activities in the field of our projects, with particular emphasis on the changes in the economic situation and new needs of entrepreneurs resulting from the COVID -19 epidemic. More details below.  

  • Invest in Pomerania
    www.investinpomerania.pl
    The regional initiative, coordinated by the Pomeranian Development Agency, was established in 2011 as a result of the "Analysis of investment attractiveness" prepared by PwC. The aim of the initiative is comprehensive support for foreign entities in the investment process as well as post-investment service. The services are provided free of charge. 
    • For those who wish to live in Pomerania 
      As part of the activities undertaken to attract potential talents in Pomerania, we will develop an information service launched in 2018 - Live more. Pomerania. Its aim is to promote our region as an attractive place in terms of both job and study opportunities and quality of life. On the LiveMore.Pomerania website you can also find a number of helpful and practical information prepared for people considering the possibility of living in Pomerania.
      www.livemorepomerania.com
    • For jobseekers in the most desirable professional profiles in the region
      We will continue working on the development of the first recruitment platform in Poland addressed to people looking for career opportunities in Pomerania. The website presents 6 most desirable professional profiles in the region. It is available free of charge for companies and candidates looking for job offers. contains over 2,000 resumes and is used by over 50 companies.
      www.jobs.livemorepomerania.com
    • For companies and potential employees from abroad planning to relocate to Pomerania 
      Come2Pomerania is another initiative of Invest in Pomerania. It is an internet portal that collects all relevant information about programs and benefits offered by local and national authorities to individuals and companies planning to relocate to Pomerania. Come2Pomerania is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to relocation procedures. At the moment, the information published on the website focuses on supporting Belarusian companies and specialists
       
  • Pomeranian Export Broker
    www.brokereksportowy.pl 
    Pomeranian Export Broker - the first system in Poland, comprehensively supporting companies from Pomerania in their operations on foreign markets. Its services are aimed both at enterprises already operating on foreign markets and at companies that do not have export experience yet.

    • Offer for exporters:

      • the opportunity to test your own export potential for acquiring knowledge necessary in export activities (including selected markets, legal, customs, tax and marketing issues)
      • obtaining up-to-date information on exports and selected markets for co-financing of participation in organized trips to selected fairs
      • the opportunity to participate in economic missions
      • participation in economic events aimed at supporting exports and activities on foreign markets for meetings with experienced exporters
      • the possibility of obtaining subsidies for individual participation in fairs, missions and other economic events 
      • the possibility of establishing cooperation with foreign contractors and other companies from the region
         
  • SPEKTRUM - Pomerania system of advisory services
    https://www.arp.gda.pl/1998,spektrum-pomorski-system-uslug-doradczych
    Project implemented by PDA from 2020, addressed to micro-small and medium-sized enterprises - offering grants in the amount of 50% of the cost of purchasing specialist advisory services, including companies suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic could apply for a grant for 95% of the costs of advisory services reducing the effects of the pandemic .

    • Specialist consulting for Pomeranian companies - services within the SPEKTRUM system:
      • the possibility of using a free development needs research, carried out by experienced consultants using professional business modeling tools 
      • access to a wide range of specialist services (including export, finance, law, taxes, marketing, management, technological consulting) included in the catalog of ARP-accredited consulting companies (Business Environment Institutions)
      • a grant of 50% of the price for the purchase of a specialist advisory service
         
  • ARP Capital Fund
    www.invest.arp.gda.pl
    The offer of the PDA Capital Fund is directed to the originators of innovative businesses looking for capital to start. The fund has established 38 companies, and currently has 25 in its portfolio: from the IT, medical, renewable energy, chemical, commercial and warehouse, music and film industries. A device designed by one of the companies to improve the process of painted and drawn animation was used in the production of the film "Loving Vincent", which won the award for the best animated film at the European Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Lions. More information in the project portfolio on the website.

    • We are looking for innovative ideas
      • we invite authors of interesting, innovative solutions at an early stage of development, with a chance to find commercial application on the market of modern products or services, to cooperate with us.
      • we are interested in applications primarily from those originators who plan to run their own business, have a prototype / MVP or "materialized" know-how and need financial support to implement their idea.
         
  • Local Information Points of European Funds 
    For those seeking information on the possibility of financial support from EU funds
    https://www.arp.gda.pl/1741,zapytaj-o-fundusze-europejskie

    • points operating at ARP (in Gdańsk and Słupsk) offer free information services in the field of obtaining financial support from European funds
    • on the profiles of LPI Gdańsk and LPI Słupsk on the social networking site Facebook you can find information indicating possible sources of European and national aid for companies, including those struggling with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
    • we organize individual consultations and online webinars

 

Pomerania Development Agency Co. is entered in the Entrepreneur Register of the National Court Register maintained by the District Court Gdańsk-North in Gdańsk, Commercial Division VII of the National Court Register (KRS) under No. 4441. Its taxpayer identification number (NIP) is 583-000-20-02; its business statistical number (Regon) is 190044530; and its share capital (paid in full) stands at PLN 26 320 000.00.

Contact

Pomerania Development Agency Co.

472D Grunwaldzka Ave.
PL 80-309 Gdańsk
+48 58 32 33 100
fax +48 58 32 33 200
sekretariat@arp.gda.pl

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