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New studies / Innovativeness – progress – modernity

Raport

Type: Study on the innovativeness of the Podkarpackie Province
Date of publication: 30 October 2011
Authors: Małgorzata Janiec, B. Sc
  dr Anna Lewandowska
  dr Robert Pater
  dr Mateusz Stopa

 

Diagnosis of the level of innovativeness among businesses, research and development centers, institutions within the business environment (IOB) and local administrative entities (JST) is the second annual report resulting from a study of innovativeness among businesses and other entities in the Podkarpackie Province carried out within a systematic monitoring and evaluation of the Regional Strategy for Innovation in the Podkarpackie Province.

The studies were comprised of an analysis of the level of innovativeness and innovative potential of businesses, policies supporting innovation including the allotment of European Union funding, and an analysis of the instruments supporting innovative activity among businesses. Businesses are the fundamental element in an innovation system which is why the greatest emphasis was placed on the analysis of innovative activity among firms. Supplementary to the study among firms is a survey of universities, research and development centers, institutions within the business environment and local administrative entities which are also participants in the innovation system.

Podkarpackie businesses still treat innovation as a specific added value on their own activities, within which they are forced to pay the additional cost burden, which creates a real risk for them in reaching for market position and of internal destabilization of the company’s situation. The results of analysis of the data received within a further study on innovation among businesses participating in innovation processes reflected such an attitude to innovation among Podkarpackie economic entities.

Implementation of innovation may be treated by Podkarpackie economic entities as a specific ‘push to the top’ which only the largest and wealthiest firms can afford. It is therefore not surprising that smaller entities, noting economic slowdowns, and at the same time lacking the complex knowledge of external support (including financial) do not undertake the risk of implementing expensive modern technological and process-based solutions. This also leads a stratification between weaker entities – blocked by their own economic situation and the risk involved in the environment – and entities which are strong enough to afford additional strengthening of their own market position.

I invite you to read the entire report.

Sincerely yours,,

dr Anna Lewandowska

Study Manager

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