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ACCORDING TO OECD DATA GROSS DOMESTIC SPENDING ON R&D IN 2014 STOOD AT 0.94% OF GDP, 38 BASIS POINTS MORE THAN IN 2007 (0.56% OF GDP). THE RESULT OF INCREASED SPENDING ON R&D THAT IT IS SKYROCKETING WITH REGARDS TO A NUMBER OF TRIADIC PATENT FAMILIES WHICH HAS MORE THAN TRIPLED SINCE 2007.
Strength of innovation in Poland is also proven by a demand for office space. In the last three years an average of ca. 19% of the yearly total take-up in Warsaw was generated by companies from the ICT sector. Some of the most well- known companies from the sector are present in Warsaw including: Google, Samsung, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, IBM and Huawei.
Innovation in Poland is strongly supported by the Government. In 2007 the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) was established which helps to develop innovation i.a. by partially funding new technologies. In 2015 the NCRD served projects of a total value of PLN 20 billion (EUR 4,8 billion).
The largest and the most important projects are: the elastic solar cells, the ecological tram of the future, an insect-based biomass factory, the innovative mechanic joints in aeronautic structures and the autologous lymphocytes-based vaccine.
As the Polish economy is growing at a fast pace and becoming more innovative, Poland is a good place to invest. In Doing Business 2016 Poland ranked a record high 25th place proving to be an excellent investment opportunity. The record high rank of Poland in Doing Business is backed by high inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) which in 2015 stood at EUR 12,138 million, 13% higher than in 2014.





























































































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