Polish new-tech firms showcased in Texas
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Eight startups, new media and virtual reality companies from Poland are showcasing their projects at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas.
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The Polish national pavilion bears the motto “Poland: Gateway to Central and Eastern Europe” and marks the first time the country has an official presence at what is one of the world’s largest digital and creative industry events.
Krzysztof Olendzki, director of the Warsaw-based Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a co-organiser of the Polish presence at the event, has said that, in designing the pavilion, young artists were inspired by Polish stands created for major international exhibitions in the 1930s. ”In this way, while drawing on tradition, we are creating the future,” he said.
The SXSW Festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of people from 43 countries. It includes workshops, lectures, film shows and multi-disciplinary panel discussions on the latest trends in culture, medicine, sports, education, health and politics, in addition to about 2,000 music concerts.