Programme: Regional Operational Programme of Podlaskie Voivodeship
Actions: 1.4.2. The growth of innovation and the support for entrepreneurship in the region
Project title: “The construction of the plant for the production of wall mounted air handling units”
The objective of the Regional Operational Programme of Podlaskie Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013 is to reduce the socio-economic disparities of Podlasie region in relation to the rest of the country. It implements the provisions of the Podlaskie Voivodship Development Strategy until 2020 and is consistent with the directions of development for Poland, set out in the National Strategic Reference Framework, 2007-2013, as well as the Community Strategic Guidelines, 2007-2013, and the objectives of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. RPOWP specifies the objectives and priorities to be implemented by the Podlaskie Voivodship in the new financial perspective. The programme allows carrying out infrastructure projects as well as projects that support the SME sector. The programme places also major emphasis on increasing innovation, encouraging entrepreneurship and creating areas for investments in the region as well as on the development of transport infrastructure and tourism. The project of the programme, in accordance with EU recommendations, underwent broad social consultation that included, among others, organization of regional conferences with the participation of the representatives of local government units, non-governmental organisations, social and economic partners and other institutions. The function of the Managing Authority (MA) of the RPOWP is performed by the Management Board of Podlaskie Voivodeship. On the basis of internal rules and regulations prepared by the Board, the duties of the MA are fulfilled by the Management Department of the Operational Programme, on behalf of the Marshal’s Office. Main objective: to increase the pace of economic growth and the creation of new non-agricultural jobs while respecting and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the region.
The programme entitled “The construction of the plant for the production of wall mounted air handling units” assumed the construction of the plant on the part of the facilities of bankrupt company Agromet in Czarna Białostocka, which included the revitalisation of the building, purchase of a new production line and computers with specialist software, resulting in an increase in employment, and the implementation of new products for the recovery of heat from ventilation system.
Value of the project: PLN 7,655,492
Co-financing: PLN 3,127,746
Period of implementation: January 2010 – August 2011