Poland placed 39th among 128 countries in the 2016 Global Innovation Index ranking published by Cornell University in cooperation, among other, with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Poland, having gained 44.2 points out of 100 points possible, has advanced in the ranking by seven places since 2015.
Poland achieved the good position in the most innovative economies ranking thanks to the ease of starting a business, level of education, domestic gross outlays on R&D, number of scientific publications, and creativity of the ICT sector.
We count that thanks to the Plan of Responsible Development Poland's innovation indexes will significantly grow. We are promoting industrialisation and innovation, we are focusing our support on the R+D+I priority fields taking advantage of EU funds, Poland's deputy Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz has said.
She added that Laws were being changed to remove barriers standing in the way of innovators and great importance was attached to strengthen links among business, industry and science. "We also have not forgotten about the strengthening of human resources and social capital - one of the elements raising the innovativeness of Poland's economy. (PAP, 9 September 2016)