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Partners

It would not be possible to go so far without support and involvement of companies and institutions from around the world.

Smogathon 2018 partners

Join the air pollution-fighting global network! So far over 200 projects took part in Smogathon and over 100 companies, organizations and institutions have already been involved in Smogathon.

Partners

GSK

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity. Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey (JM) is a global leader in sustainable technologies committed to a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained innovation and technological breakthroughs, we enhance life for millions of people. For example, every minute of every day, JM technologies like our catalytic converters fitted to a third of the world’s vehicles, help prevent the emission of ~40 tonnes of pollutants entering our air across the world. Controlling emissions at source is an essential part of improving air quality but opportunities exist beyond this to make the air we breathe even cleaner. At Johnson Matthey, we believe our inspiring science and chemistry can help with the many challenges we face in this domain, but this is a complex problem that requires innovation and collaboration to drive significant change. For more information, visit: www.matthey.com

ING Bank Śląski

ING Bank Śląski is one of the largest banks in Poland, whose offer includes products and services for individual clients, as well as small and large business entities. ING empowers its clients to make appropriate financial decisions by providing tools to make banking clear and simple. Thanks to a large network of branches, cash management solutions and on-line access to accounts, customers can access the bank’s products and services 24/7 - anytime, anywhere.

Kraków

Kraków is a city with county rights, located in southern Poland on the Vistula river, as the second largest city in Poland both with reard to the population and surface area. It is a former capital of Poland, Royal Capital City and necropolis of Polish kings, as well as the capital of Małopolska Region. The city is located at a meeting point of several geographic regions: Sandomierz Basin, West-Beskidian Piedmont and Polish Jurassic Highland. The history of Kraków as an organised urban centre begins around the 7th and 8th centuries Anno Domini. To this day, we can admire the remains left behind the initial settlers in the form of two mounds: Krakus and Wanda. Another crucial date in the history of the city was its reception of city rights modelled on the Magdeburg Law on the 5th June 1257, allowing the formation of the current shape of the Old Town. As a result, the Wawel Castle became the seat of the contemporary ruler of Poland. The city's location at an intersection of trade routes: from Rus' to Germany and the Kingdom of Bohemia (today's Czech Republic), and from Pomerania to Hungary, Turkey and the Balkans, allowed its fast economic growth. The capital city of Poland was at the peak of its development in the Polish Golden Age (16th century). In those times, Kraków was – as it is now – the city of science and culture. It attracted the greatest artists, whose works can still be seen today: The altarpiece by Veit Stoss or the cloister at the Wawel Castle, designed by Bartolommeo Berrecci. The history of Kraków is inextricably linked to the history of the Polish nation. After the Golden Age, the power of the res publica came to a close. The Swedish Deluge, economic downfall and partitions of Poland took their toll on the fate of the country and the city. However, its residents never forgot the times of Kraków's greatness. Perhaps this is why the city was always a real patriotic lair of the nation. This is whence the First Cadre Company marched, led by Józef Piłsudski, which is why this is also where the invader's army was disarmed on the Independence Day. Today, Kraków is a modern and developing city and a melting pot where tradition of indigenous residents is mixed with student's avant-garde. However, thanks to a great number of monuments, excellently preserved in the city's layout, it has never lost its majestic character. Krakow is simply magical. Kraków in numbers: – surface: 326.8 sq. km – population: 759 800 – population density: 2323 ppl/sq. km – 4 administrative units: Śródmieście, Krowodrza, Podgórze, Nowa Huta – jointly divided into 18 districts – highest point: Piłsudski Mound on Sowiniec – 383.6 m above sea level – lowest point: Potok Kościelnicki estuary – 187 m above sea level – tallest building: Cracovia Business Center 105 m – longest street: Igołomska 9.5 km – Jagiellonian University is the second oldest university in this part of Europe, established: 12th May 1364

Małopolska

Małopolska to silny ośrodek gospodarczy i doskonałe miejsce dla rozwoju biznesu. Potwierdza to między innymi przyznany Małopolsce przez Komitet Regionów – jedynemu jak dotąd polskiemu województwu – tytuł Europejskiego Regionu Przedsiębiorczości. Wg danych Eurostat Małopolska jest jednym z 28 najszybciej rozwijających się regionów Unii Europejskiej, a w rankingu amerykańskiego think tanku Milken Institute znalazła się na 20. miejscu wśród europejskich regionów, których gospodarka rozwijała się w 2017 r. najszybciej. Na przestrzeni ostatnich lat PKB w Małopolsce wzrósł o ponad 30% (stanowi 8% krajowego PKB), stale rośnie liczba firm, a także miejsce Małopolski w międzynarodowych rankingach atrakcyjności inwestycyjnej. W województwie działa ponad 380 tys. podmiotów gospodarczych. Tylko w 2017 r. w Małopolsce zarejestrowano ponad 34 tys. nowych przedsiębiorstw. Firmy z Małopolski są także w gronie najbardziej innowacyjnych w Polsce. Pod względem środków ponoszonych przez przedsiębiorstwa na działalność B+R (ok. 2,5 mld zł) region lokuje się na 2. miejscu w kraju. Województwo Małopolskie podejmuje również szereg działań mających na celu rozwiązanie problemu związanego z zanieczyszczeniem środowiska. W celu jego ograniczenia Sejmik Województwa Małopolskiego przyjął 1 lipca 2017 r. tzw. uchwały antysmogowe dla Małopolski oraz osobną dla Krakowa, wprowadzając zakaz palenia w piecach paliwem złej jakości. Małopolska stała się pierwszym regionem w Polsce, który wprowadził takie uregulowania. Od 2015 r. Województwo, wspólnie z 62 partnerami, wdraża też projekt zintegrowany LIFE „Wdrażanie Programu ochrony powietrza dla województwa małopolskiego – Małopolska w zdrowej atmosferze”, którego celem jest przyspieszenie wdrażania działań służących poprawie jakości powietrza, m.in. poprzez działalność eko-doradców wspierających mieszkańców w procesie wymiany starych pieców i kotłów nie spełniających norm „Programu ochrony powietrza”.

Philips

As a world leader in medical technology, with over 125 years of experience in delivering significant innovations, Philips is committed to create complex solutions to improve air quality and to educate and encourage people to control air condition. Philips has developed air purifiers that effectively reduce many harmful pollutants and allergens from the air, and help control its quality. Philips air purifiers allow you to breathe cleaner and healthier indoor air.

Semi-Finals partners

Be a part of Smogathon 2018!

We are open to cooperation with companies from every corner of the world. We also invite to contact smog-fighting institutions and organizations.

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Do you have a solution that fights air pollution with innovation and technology? Join the game, we invite you to participate in one of the 6 semi-finals.
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