Innovative projects in Eastern Poland from a sectoral point of view
The analysis was elaborated on behalf of the Polish Information and Investment Agency. It was one from three projects we took on in terms of Creation and Development of Investor Assistance Centres Cooperation Network project, Subactivity l.4.2, Eastern Poland Development Operational Programme.
The study was centred on identification of innovative projects in Eastern Poland from a sectoral point of view, focusing on key sectors of the region, which are: the construction sector; the logistics sector; the food sector; the woodworking and the furniure sectors; the chemical sector; the machinery sector; the metalworking sector; the clothing sector; the RES sector; the BPO services sector; the yacht sector; the aviation sector; the business tourism, and on innovative projects in local authority units and regional development bodies.
We conducted an extensive and detailed analysis of up-to-date socioeconomic indicators, crucial to establish the level of innovativeness in 5 voivodeships (Warmian-Masurian, Podlaskie, Lublin, Subcarpathian and Swietokrzyskie) in comparision to the rest of Poland. Additionally, we presented 25 case studies from Eastern Poland, 20 from other voivodeships and 15 from EU countries. In the final part of the report we described factors which restrain innovativeness and presented a set of recommendations to dynamize innovative projects in the region in a form of a SWOT analysis.