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Why Poland is a great place to come in CEE region?

There are a couple of countries and excellent cities in the world one might consider when starting a technological business. Here you may find some articles about Poland, its economic transformation during the last 20 years, innovation development and prospects for the future.

CENTRAL EUROPE FIT FOR THE FUTURE: 10 YEARS AFTER EU ACCESSION

www.cepolicy.org |Edited by M. Nič and P. Świeboda  | 2014 | ENG

Central Europe is one of the European Union’s most astounding success stories. Ten years after accession, the region speaks confidently for itself in Europe and in the wider world. Central Europe is now the engine of growth for the wider EU economy. But it should develop and cultivate the vision of its own region and home-grown aspirations.

OVER 70 BILLION FOR EUROPEAN INNOVATION

www.ncbir.pl | 2013 | ENG

Current EU budget for Research and development until 2020 is more than 70 billion euro, which makes it the largest program of this type in the world. By concentrating on innovative technologies and providing support for scientists and researchers it is expected to improve the competitiveness of European science and strengthen its global position.

POLAND’S NEW GOLDEN AGE: SHIFTING FROM EUROPE’S PERIPHERY TO ITS CENTER

www.documents.worldbank.org | Author: M. Piątkowski | 2013 |ENG

Poland has just had probably the best 20 years in its economic history, growing the fastest among all European economies and one of the fastest worldwide; (ii) by 2013, Poland achieved levels of income, quality of life, and well-being likely never experienced before, including relative to Western Europe, a natural benchmark; and (iii) Poland is well placed to continue converging with the Western European levels of income, permanently moving from the economic periphery of Europe, where it languished for centuries, to the European economic center.

SIX MARKETS TO WATCH: POLAND

www.foreignaffairs.com | Author: M. A. Orenstein | 2014 |ENG

Over the last 25 years, Poland, after centuries of war and subjugation, has enjoyed peace, a stable and booming economy, and integration with the rest of Europe. The Polish economy, meanwhile, has grown rapidly for two decades — at more than four percent per year, the fastest speed in Europe — and garnered massive investment in its companies and infrastructure.

POLAND EXPERIENCES THE INFLOW OF FOREIGN CAPITAL WITH THE AIM OF CREATING R&D CENTERS

www.paiz.gov.pl |Author: J. Manikowska | 2013 |ENG

Recently, an increasing interest in opening new R&D centers in Poland could be observed, both in the industry sector (e.g. Delphi in Krakow or Rockwell Automation in Katowice) and also in the strongly developing business services sector. Numerous R&D centers operate in Poland as subsidiaries of global corporations. These include: Oracle, Samsung, Faurecia, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Volvo, Capgemini, IBM, ABB, Lurgi, Google, Bosch and Siemens.

POLAND’S INNOVATION SHOOTS UPWARDS!

www.ncbir.pl | 2013 | ENG

Thanks to the policy of stimulating R&D investment among entrepreneurs the Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D in Poland in 2012 reached a record level of 14.4 billion PLN – almost 23% more than in the previous year. National Centre for Research and Development launched a number of programmes that engage entrepreneurs from various sectors of the economy and motivate the private sector to fund or fund research.

POLISH STATE AND EU FUNDING FOR R&D INVESTMENTS AND ONGOING R&D PROJECTS – PERSPECTIVE 2014 -2020

contact.bpcc.org.pl |Author: B. Tylman and M. Wietrzny | 2014 | ENG

The EU structural funds for the 2014-2020 period are expected to be a serious boost for R&D activity in the second half of the decade. Operational Programme Smart Growth will pump over €8.6 billion mostly into the private sector. It is expected to offer funding both to R&D investments (e.g. R&D centres, university labs, technology parks) as well as to specific R&D projects aimed at introducing new products and technologies to the market.

POLAND: PRIVATE COMPANIES WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE RIGHTS TO NEW INVENTIONS FROM UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS

www.twobirds.com | Author: M. Darowska | 2013 | ENG

According to the new law which is planned to enter into effect in the middle of 2014 intellectual property rights to the results of scientific research, inventions or other goods protected by law will be guaranteed to their actual authors, i.e. university scientific staff, doctoral students and other students. While granting the right to commercialise such results to their authors, it will simultaneously impose the obligation to share profits from their sales with the universities.

VENTURE CAPITAL MARKET IN POLAND – LOW BASE WITH HIGH POTENTIAL

msp.gov.pl |Author: Ł. Sawa |2013 | ENG

Polish VC market value in 2012 made up 0.002% of the national GDP, according to European Venture Capital Association. Such result places Poland far behind the Western European countries, yet makes it the biggest market in the Central and Eastern Europe region.

POLAND AND ROMANIA ‘RISING STARS’ IN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

www.cnbc.com |Author: J. Morris | 2014 | ENG

The study by PricewaterhouseCoopers has tracked countries’ progress between 2000 and 2012 – looks at a range of factors needed for development such as health and education, communications technology, political, legal and regulatory frameworks and environmental sustainability. Eastern European countries Poland and Romania were some of the world’s “rising stars” over the past decade.

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