ERC 2019 Partners

Partners play a key role in ERC competition organisation and their actions help to raise this event to the highest level possible. Each year number of companies and institutions cooperating with organizers enlarges. Thanks to that, the event can be even bigger and more prestigious. Below we introduce to You our Partners.

ERC 2019 Partners:

Municipality of Kielce – Kielce is modern, dynamically developing city which had greatly benefited from civilastion leap beared by European Uninon membership. Thanks to fast developing economy and infrastructure, for years Kielce had been the space of meetings of the biggest domestic and foreign companies from various branches of economy. It is also known for their culutre and recreation faculties, and touristic locations.


The National Centre for Research and Development – the mission of NCRD is to support polish units and enterprises in developing their abilities to create and use solutions based on scientific research results in order to encourage economy development and to the benefit of society. The Centre is conducting various actions focused on supporting of commercialisation of scientific research results, providing young scientists with training and development opportunities and raising awarness of the importance of industrial property protection.


Industrial Development Agency JSC – The IDA  is a state-owned, join-stock company under ownership supervision of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The IDA supports business enterprises in operation and development of business activity, as well as in the implementation of restructuring processes, and plays a major role in increasing competitiveness of Polish industry. The broad spectrum of support instruments includes both financial products and non-financial assistance in implementation of projects, such as providing access to investment areas and production facilities within Special Economic Zones administered by the IDA. The Company also makes it possible for business partners to liaise in implementing innovative projects.


MathWorks – manufacturer of MatLab and Simulink software, which aims to support scientific and engineering activities. The solutions offered by MathWorks combine high efficiency and productivity with simple operation and user-friendliness. MathWorks was founded in 1984 as a response to the needs of engineers and scientists and has since improved its products to help them do their job in the best way possible.


SENER – an international company operating in various fields, among them space and areospace. SENER succesfully supplies engineering services, produces equipment and integrates system for the space and astronomy, defense, aeronautics and vehicle industries. In all these areas, SENER has recognized experience and the capacity to take on integrated projects, from design through production, testing and integration, in its own high-performance facilities, for all the equipment and systems it supplies. SENER also provides subsequent logistical support.


GMV – founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations. The leadership position that GMV has attained in these sectors is based on an in-depth knowledge of client needs, which allows us to deliver solutions specifically tailored to their individual requirements.


Dafi – Dafi is a brand of products such as water filters and vacuum containers. They have been on the market for over 30 years. In this time they have been able to develop numerous, original and patented manufacturing solutions. Openness to modern solutions and progress makes that Dafi brand is constantly growing. An in-depth knowledge of the market, own production facilities and investment in human potential have helped Dafi to create a brand recognizable in Poland and in the world.


Planet Partners – Planet Partners is a consulting company specialising in communication advisory and crisis management. We support entities from B2B sector, entities from the innovative economy sectors (including advanced technologies sector) as well as public sector entities in implementation of their business goals through effective communication with the surrounding world.

Supporting Partners:

The Mars Society – the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.


Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) – The Austrian Space Forum is one of the leading institutions conducting Mars analog missions, thus paving the way for the future human exploration of the Red Planet. Experts from a broad variety of disciplines as well as the spaceflight sector constitute the core of the OeWF’s continued endeavor. The OeWF in collaboration with national and international institutions from science and industry is working at the cutting edge of scientific research. In addition the OeWF also contributes significantly to inspiring and educating young people in the sectors of science, technology and engineering.


Explore Mars Inc. – non-profit organisation which brings aerospace business leaders together with government entities, mediating and facilitating the direct flow of information. They run the biggest conference in the world focused on sending humans to Mars. They are extremely effective in promoting collaboration and partnerships throughout the space community. Their annual white paper on the state of Mars is the most direct, concise statement on where the world stands vis a vis Humans on Mars.


PIAP Space – brand dedicated for space industry activity. Their team won its first contract for ESA in 2013 and since then it has focused on introducing experience and capabilities in robotics to space community. They are especially interested in the areas of robotics which will suport humans activities in space, for example: Active Debirs Removal, Manipulators & End-Effectors, On Orbit Satelite Servicing, Human –  Robot Interaction, Vision Systems and mechanisms.


DPS – over twenty years of experience on the market has made DPS Software Polska a leading provider of CAD / CAM / CAE / PDM / ERP class consulting services and IT solutions supporting design, production, engineering analysis and documentation management. The company is the first and largest authorized SOLIDWORKS system supplier in Poland. They also conduct their own development work in the field of offered solutions and training under the guidance of experienced trainers.


Polish Space Professionals Association  –  the Association, which has been operating since 2016, aims to promote knowledge related to the space sector, as well as to create space for developing contacts between industry entities in the country and abroad and space professionals. They also pay a lot of attention to the education of young adepts who would like to work in this field in the future.


Galeria Echo – is one of the largest shopping and entertainment facilities in Poland and the largest investment of this type in the region. The facility is a retail space with 250 stores. It offers the majority of well-known and popular Polish, European and global brands. But it’s not just a gallery with fashion stores. In addition to stores, customers also have a rich gastronomic and entertainment part at their disposal.

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Spółka Z. o.o. w Kielcach – for years, it has been providing convenient and safe transport for the inhabitants of Kielce. It has an extensive transport fleet, which serves several lines throughout the city. Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji is known for its approach to employees, for which it was awarded in the Employee Friendly Employer competition in 2014. It also implements numerous EU projects.



Rejonowe Przedsiębiorstwo Zieleni i Usług Komunalnych Sp. Z. o.o. – as one of the few companies in the industry it has been operating continuously for 40 years. Since the beginning, the staff consists of experienced employees, including qualified engineering and technical staff. The company operates specialized equipment for the construction and maintenance of green areas, road works and repairs, and more. Its management includes the Multi-Level Parking lot Centrum and other city car parks, city marketplaces, the Market Hall and the Planty Shopping Center and municipal cemeteries.


Pokojowy Patrol – they are volunteers who work on events such as the Pol’and Rock Festival and the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy finale. Patrolers are volunteers of the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy. They wear red and yellow and shirts. They are a pack of friends, a large patrol family. They went through a lot together – they all had specialized training, participated in Woodstock Festival. They also help the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy Foundation in other endeavors – they organize the Final, train teachers in the “Save and Learn to Save” Program, support orchestral actions and happenings. You can always count on them.

Data partner:

Selectivv – Polish company operating in the field of mobile marketing and big data. The unique technology used by Selectivv enables the implementation of advertising campaigns targeted at precisely selected groups of smartphone and tablet users. Thanks to reaching hundreds of thousands of mobile applications and over 14 million websites, the campaigns developed by the company are characterized by remarkable efficiency and precision. Data obtained about the users of smartphones and tablets allow the creation of behavioral profiles for the needs of advertisers, and for many companies are a valuable source of information on the behavior of their clients.

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