Supporting innovation

The Industrial Development Agency focuses on development of innovativeness of Polish enterprises by investing in sectors and technologies which will determine the competitiveness of the economy over the next few years. Evaluation and selection of industries results from both the internal potential of the Polish economy and from global economic trends.

The IDA supports projects embodying Polish engineering solutions and product innovations developed in Poland. Development of innovative companies in Poland should be based on increasing technological advancement of products and emergence of new technological and organisational solutions based on the enterprise’s own resources.

From the IDA’s perspective, important investments deal with innovative projects which can make a significant contribution both in terms of manufacturing and participation in chains of relationships between different sectors.

Information about innovative undertakings that the IDA is interested in can be found in particular in National Smart Specialisations (KIS) and in the report on Technological Foresight of Industry — InSight2030.

Currently, the Industrial Development Agency offers, as a part of its activity for developing innovativeness in Poland:

  • ARP Innovation Pitch – events supporting cooperation of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs with large entities.
  • Technology Transfer Platform – a website where registered users can provide information about their innovative resources and about needs in the field of innovation, as well as search the technologies and experts database.
  • Support programmes – dedicated IDA programmes for specific sectors of industry. The Industrial Development Agency has created a comprehensive development plan for industries such as: space technologies and video games. Currently, the IDA is in the process of defining more sectors in which a long-term support programme needs to be developed for growth of the Polish economy.
  • Support for large companies – a comprehensive offer addressed to large entrepreneurs seeking support for advanced, mature innovative projects.