Poland is more innovative than last year, a European Commission report shows. The country moved up by one notch to No. 23 on the latest European Innovation Scoreboard. Last year, Poland was ranked 24th.
According to Poland’s deputy Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz, Poland’s performance in terms of innovation is expected to improve significantly through the implementation of the government’s Plan for Responsible Development.
’We want to change the approach to investment in the R&D sector’ – Emilewicz was quoted as saying in the ministry’s Friday press release. 'Planned changes in law will make it easier for companies to invest more money in innovation’ – she added.
The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU Member States, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address. It covers the EU’s 28 member states as well as Iceland, Israel, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.
According to European Innovation Scoreboard 2016 the EU is continuing to catch up with global innovation leaders. But innovation is still held back by low business investment and restrictive framework conditions, notably affecting SMEs. Sweden is once more the EU innovation leader, followed by Denmark, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The fastest growing innovators are Latvia, Malta, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the UK.