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Smogathon 2019 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.



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.


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

Venue partner

Krakowski Park Technologiczny

The Kraków Technology Park (KTP) is the most complete one-stop-shop for business operating in Poland. We have a full toolbox to let our clients develop better and faster at our disposal. The system we have developed consists of ca. 350 enterprises, whom we help to build the best conditions for business development and sales increase. As a business environment institution, together with entrepreneurs, the academia, and the territorial authorities we develop the ecosystem for the development of Małopolska economy, moreover we manage the Polish Investment Zone and promote what Małopolska Region has to offer in terms of economy. In the office spaces of the Park, we develop technical potential and facilities for the development of SMEs. For the newest companies we offer programmes of incubation and acceleration. We have unique know-how and plenty of experience in project implementation, which spans 20 years of practice in market environment. We are also one of just two certified Living Labs. We create and test innovative solutions. We are currently implementing the international project (SISCODE), under which we carry out activities to improve air quality in the region. As part of the co-creation process, we conducted a series of workshops during which representatives of administration, science, social organizations, business as well as inhabitants of Małopolska together defined the needs, expectations and possible solutions to the problem of air pollution. The conclusions and recommendations became the starting point for work on the Air Protection Program for the Malopolska Region. We want them to become an inspiration for Smogathon participants as well. We will award the best team with a special prize for implementing the solution in one of Krakow's municipalities.

Data partners


We conduct systematic hydrological and meteorological measurements and observations using basic networks of stations and posts and special measurement networks. Our forecasts and warnings protect the population, state administration, services, including the army and the economy. We analyze and provide access to domestic and foreign measurement and observation materials and prepare an assessment of the technical condition and safety of buildings damming up against natural disasters and building disasters. Quality of water resources and atmospheric pollution is one of the most important goals for our organization, we carry out research and development works as well as state services in the following fields: meteorology, hydrology, oceanology, water management and engineering, quality of water resources. IMGW actively participates in the activities of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other UN agencies and is open for collaboration with domestic and foreign organizations and institutions, organize symposia, scientific conferences and conduct publishing activities.


Airly builds networks of air quality sensors that can be deployed across entire cities or counties. The first step in the fight against smog is to identify problem areas and to raise awareness among residents and the authorities. Real-time data gathered by Airly sensors, merged with advanced algorithms and AI, enables advanced analysis. Results are presented in the user-friendly platform with intuitive heat maps - map.airly.eu. By using data collected with Airly sensors we provide advanced, air quality analytics and predictive models based on AI in Platform as a Service

Supporting partners

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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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