Eset wants a Silicon Valley in Bratislava

The IT security provider is now looking for architects for its new research and innovation campus.

Eset chief operations officer Pavel Luka introducing the Eset campus project.Eset chief operations officer Pavel Luka introducing the Eset campus project. (Source: Sme)

When the global IT security provider Eset was competing for premises of the former military hospital back in 2017, it published a visualisation of how the possible campus might look.

Its bid eventually won the tender and Eset acquired the nine-hectare plot. Now it is looking for architects to design its new research and innovation campus near Bratislava’s recreational green area Železná Studienka with a price tag of €100 million.

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“We want to build an epicentre of innovation here and turn this area into a pulsing location that will also live outside working hours,” said the company’s chief operations officer Pavel Luka on Wednesday, September 17. He used Silicon Valley as an example. Eset wants to build not just its own headquarters there, but also create a network of innovative, mainly technological, firms. "Concentrating such firms could bring high added value,” Luka said.

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