BIO Academy is Polpharma Biologics teaching program designed specifically for our employees. It addresses the needs of current staff members as well as external candidates, regardless of their length of experience. We offer individual streams for those who are new to the field or who need to catch up on biotechnology and specific topics therein, as well as for experienced employees who would like to expand their knowledge and skills.
We offer our internal students a variety of learning tools, including lectures led by experienced colleagues and external experts, workshops, on-the-job training in specially designed laboratories, e-learning courses, tutorials and instructive videos.
“The goal of the BIO Academy is to continually improve employees’ knowledge and skills, and to teach a proactive attitude focused on developing and improving everyday work in the area of biotechnology development and production.”
BIO Academy – the largest practical education programme in Polish biotechnology
BIO Academy is the largest practical education programme in the Polish biotechnology sector. Designed to educate and improve the qualifications of current and future company employees, the programme makes it possible to transfer specialist know-how and new competences necessary to develop this young sector in Poland. Within the next 6 years, ca. 600 specialists will graduate from BIO Academy.
Focus on practise
BIO Academy is Polpharma’s unique initiative and the largest programme of this type in Poland, supplementing academic knowledge with practical know-how related to working at a biopharmaceutical company, both in the laboratory and in the manufacturing environment.
During the courses, participants acquire new skills, using dedicated tools prepared by experienced Polpharma Biologics experts. The facilitators share their knowledge during lectures and practical classes held in laboratories, as well as in the form of e-learning courses, video materials and individual tutorials. During the next 6 years, Polpharma Biologics is planning to train up to 600 people.
Programme participants gain new knowledge in a purpose-built training and research biotechnological laboratories, at the Polfa Warszawa plant in Karolkowa Street. The investment in the training facilities, including the equipment, exceeded PLN 10 million. The lab makes it possible to observe and analyse processes on a smaller scale, using specialist devices and technical resources. Participation in real biotechnological processes helps programme participants to effectively develop their practical skills while learning the ropes of working in our biologics production plants in Warsaw and Gdansk.