Learning how to fail

Innovation requires not only money but also being ready to learn from mistakes and, above all, try again. Trying to copy solutions that work well elsewhere is not always the best way to go. WBJ sat down with Filiberto Amati of Amati & Associates to talk about innovation and international expansi...

Locked content Poland rises in innovation rankings – Patent Office

According to Bloomberg, Poland has improved its innovation ranking in 2016. The president of Poland’s Patent Office, Alicja Adamczak, outlined the importance of companies obtaining patents in contributing to this rise at a conference at the national office on Wednesday. During the conference, it was...

Locked content Innovation centers are not contributing to the economy: NIK

The activities of innovation centers have not contributed to better commercialization of research results or the implementation of innovations in the economy, the Supreme Audit Office stated in a report published on Tuesday. According to NIK, only 14 percent of the entrepreneur-tenants of the survey...

Locked content NCBR allocates PLN 750 mln for micro and SMEs sector

Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) has announced the launch of the competition under the framework of “Fast Track,” with a total pool of PLN 750 million. The competition is dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs with the projects involvin...

Locked content NCBR launches new PLN 500 mln programme

The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) has launched a new startegic programme “Techmatstrateg,” which is focused on modern materials technologies (technologies of construction materials; nanoelectronic and photonic materials; functional materials with designed pro...

Locked content PLN 250 million for innovation from BGK

Poland’s state-owned lender BGK has granted credit guarantees worth PLN 250 million for small and medium sized companies under the EU Innovative Economy Program. “PLN 250 million allows us to grant loans worth PLN 416 million in total,” a statement read. Firms can take loans of up ...

Locked content Innovation Council officially inaugurated

Poland has inaugurated the workings of the Innovation Council, an interministerial body whose main focus will be to support innovation in Poland. The event was attended by deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki, Minister of State Treasury Dawid Jackiewicz and...

Locked content €129 mln in loans for startups

Loans worth €129 million from EU funds will be channeled to support start-ups in the 2014-2020 financial perspective, that is five times more than in the previous term, said the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP). The agency ran a pilot program between 2013 and 2014, under which it gran...