Development and innovation

Researchers stimulate innovation

13 December 2013

Economists, lawyers, and engineers are increasingly choosing to live and work abroad. This lead to a situation where despite a high level of state funding for education, nearly 400 000 highly qualified specialists have already left Poland. In an interview with Wprost weekly, Dr. Małgorzata Adamkiewicz, M.D., Adamed Group’s Chief Executive Officer discusses ways of reversing the emigration trend among scientists as well as factors that foster the development of innovation in Poland. In her opinion considering the favourable conditions despite the recent economic crises, investment potential, and high rate of R&D development, Poland is becoming an attractive location for highly-qualified specialists.

“Seeing the significant potential for cooperation with the scientific community, Polish companies are increasingly supporting individual research initiatives of their staff. It would therefore be optimal if we worked to reverse this trend, meaning that Polish researchers would be gaining knowledge and experience in academic centres abroad and then return to Poland and continue their careers” – says Dr. Małgorzata Adamkiewicz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Adamed Group. She also added that in order for innovation to grow there needs to be support for individual development of staff competencies, such as giving the possibility to acquire further degrees or making additional courses, trainings, and special programs such as the Adamed University available to employees.