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Is There a Promising Innovation Policy in Poland?




In order to answer this question more questions need to be asked, namely about the role of Poland following the accession to the European Union, and more specifically, following the integration with world's economy. Will Poland always and solely be pursuing the role of a "follower country" or is it likely to sometimes perform the role of a "co-creator"?   Answering this question one could say that there are some fields that can be highlighted as those in which Poland can and should participate as a "co-creator", i.e. in the common development of structures for innovation entrepreneurship. It is possible because of extraordinary challenges of global competition that call for a serious overhaul of the institutional infrastructure for the development of economy's innovation, which should take place not only in Poland but also in the EU and other countries.      

Innovation activity is institutionalised within national innovation systems supported by a state innovation policy. If the theory accepted worldwide, which says that the global competition is currently happening in the field of innovation, is true then the necessity to create in Poland institutionally "hospitable" home to technological innovations is unquestionable. This necessity, however, should be implemented not by means of "life belts" (current actions) but through the perspective creation of an efficient and streamlined national system of innovation.   

The point of innovation lies in the fact that innovations - apart from requiring many particular conditions - are the first and most advanced collective social effort, co-operative process in which companies (especially small ones) depend on the acceptance by socially diversified followers which is exemplified by the approval of such companies on the part of labour resources, suppliers, consumers, technical institutions, training units, etc. This always requires a long-term perspective.