Warsaw Google campus will be designed for developers of technology start-ups. It is scheduled at the end of this year. The Campus is a perfect place for work and meetings for entrepreneurs. Headquarters will be located in the old factory of vodka. The history of the factory is very interesting, a lot of red brick buildings survived the World War II and were built in the nineteenth century. The future Campus is as equally interesting. Construction crews will work on renovation of the complex, including residential buildings, shops and offices.
Launching the Google Campus in Warsaw is one of the Google activities as part of the program to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Last year, Google started in Krakow the program “Google for Entrepreneurs” and also teamed up with the University of Warsaw, giving the university one million US dollars grant to launch the Digital Economy Lab (DELab) – an interdisciplinary centre, which is intended to support conductions of new technologies in society and the economy. Google hopes that the Warsaw Campus will help in the development of technology businesses, strengthen the ecosystem of start-ups and encourage innovation development in Poland.
Google has been present in Poland since 2006. It currently has three offices, employing nearly 500 people. The Warsaw office employs staff primarily engaged in sales of services, marketing and communications, as well as engineering research and development centre. The office in Wroclaw is one of the largest offices for customer service support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Krakow office employs nearly 200 engineers, who are complicit in the global technology projects.
Similar campuses Google has already opened in London, Tel Aviv and Seoul. Till the end of the current year, there will also be launched start-up campuses in Madrid and Sao Paulo.