Participants of the debate that took place on Tuesday, 4 November, at Warsaw Stock Exchange headquarters discussed challenges and obstacles that Polish innovators will have to face with in the next few years. Experts stated that law regulations on innovations have to be more flexible. Moreover, better mechanisms of cooperation between science, business and administration sectors should be established.
According to Ms. Piątkowska, the country should be involved in the support of development of domestic innovations. In her opinion, this is the only way for Poland to improve in this area. The deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, Katarzyna Kacperczyk declared that one of the most serious problems of Polish innovations is the lack of coordination and inconsistency of actions. “We run across fragmentation of activities - consequently projects, strategies and efforts are often doubled”, argued deputy minister.
According to Katarzyna Kacperczyk, in order to succeed in the innovation sectors, Poland has to define the exact directions, fields and sectors in which innovations will be developed. “It is worth to identify the market needs. If we do so, we will increase the probability of successful commercialization of these ideas”, said the depute minister.
Deputy president of The National Bank of Poland, Ms. Małgorzata Zaleska warned against focusing on innovations in one specified field. “There are examples of certain countries, in which financial sector is too developed. In consequence in the time of crisis, the stability of public finances was in danger. Therefore diversification of innovation sectors appears to be reasonable”. Ms Zaleska informed that in terms of innovations, Polish financial centres are among world leaders. “We are proud that Poland is among 16 countries that possesses immediate payments, 24 hours,7 days a week”, emphasized deputy president of The National Bank of Poland.
The participants of the debate agreed that establishing better cooperation mechanisms between science and finances is a must. “Poland has great scientists, great research centres however, still there is no fully efficient mechanisms that would provide technology transmission from research to business centres”, Katarzyna Kacperczyk. “We have a very good industrial facilities and well qualified staff. It is appreciated in Poland and noticed abroad. Investors more frequently invest money in Polish innovations”, added Industrial Development Agency deputy president, Patrycja Zielińska.
PAIiIZ data confirms the growing interest of global parties in Polish innovations. The total value of investments provided by the Agency in R&D reaches €58m. This sector is the third biggest group of investment projects supported by the Agency.
The debate coincided with the being a part of campaign “Well- known female experts” which focuses on promotion of women - experts' presence in media and strategic economies conferences in Poland.