Bydgoszcz, and its strategic placement on the banks of the Brda and the Vistula rivers, has a rich history in the defensive industries.


Currently, Bydgoszcz houses, among others, the NATO Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC), NATO Information and Communication Agency CIS Support Unit (NCIA CSU), NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU), Command of 3rd NATO Signal Battalion and NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence


According to the ABSL report, Bydgoszcz has the largest percentage of personnel working in the IT services in all of Poland. Besides bringing innovations in the defence and cyberdefence sectors, Bydgoszcz is also a renowned academic hub, a lead in cyber-research, and the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology has a strong track record in scientific dissemination and international projects.

The city of Bydgoszcz, located in the heart of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region, and the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology (PBŚ) have been pioneers in cybersecurity and information technology in Poland.


We are excited to bring our expertise and hospitality to host ESORICS 2024, offering a blend of rich history, academic excellence, and modern innovation.




Poland has the largest tech talent pool in Europe, and is in the TOP3 best-in-class tech talents in the World, TOP3 best Developers in The World ranging by SkillValue, TOP10 TopCoder Country Ranking, and holds the 2nd place in the DDI development IT competitiveness index.

Many of the worlds biggest most recognizable names in IT utilise the Poland’s immense talent pool: DELL, Lenovo, HP, Intel, Asseco, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, ASUS, Acer, Comarch, Capgemini, Google, Amazon and many more.


Poland also ranks among the Top 20 in English proficiency (13th place to be exact), consistently ranked in the top 20 since 2015, making it a popular country for outsourcing development.


Last updated on November 08, 2023

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