On April 7, 2016 the Embassy of Poland organized a briefing on the Responsible Development Plan adopted by the Polish government this year. The Plan, prepared under the leadership of Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, is a set of tools aiming to boost innovation and improve Polish competitiveness on the international stage.
It encompasses among others: support for development of startups and their foreign expansion, better cooperation between science and business, higher state expenditures on innovation with special emphasis on cybersecurity, biotechnology, medical products, low-carbon public transportation vehicles, commercial drones, shipbuilding sector and coal-cutting machines. Poland, as the largest European Union member state in Central-Eastern Europe, wants to offer through this Plan the best possible business environment to both domestic and foreign companies operating on Polish market.
On this occasion Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf has given the opening address to distinguish guests from US Government, including representatives of US Department of Commerce and US Department of State, international institutions: World Bank and IMF, business support institutions, including the US Chamber of Commerce and US-Poland Business Council, as well as leading American corporations like Amgen, Archers Daniels Midland Co., Coca-Cola, FedEx Express, General Motors Company, Google, Parsons, Raytheon International, Smithfield Foods, TE Connectivity and Textron Corporation.
According to Dr. Paweł Pietrasieński, Head of the Trade and Investment Section of Polish Embassy, the Plan is good news for Polish startups, because it supports innovation and promises large scale investments to make Polish economy competitive globally. We are interested not only in new American investments, but also in your companies’ reinvestments in Poland, especially in creating R&D centers and facilitating know-how transfers. We can offer employment and investment grants, income and property tax exemptions, support from EU Funds, grants for your staff training - Pietrasieński said to US business representatives.