Prime Minister Beata Szydło in Krynica-Zdrój: At the end of the Polish presidency in V4 we will organise the 1st Congress of Innovation and Innovators

We promote startups, young people, ideas and creativity, Prime Minister Beata Szydło argued on Wednesday on the second day of the Economic Forum in Krynica. In the Growth Engine CEE the Prime Minister met the owners of startups from the Visegrád Group countries (V4).

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Good conditions for entrepreneurship

We want Poland to be an entrepreneurship-friendly country. Our ambition is to become the leaders of the Internet revolution. It is a great opportunity for you and for Poland, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said to startup owners. Her Government is enthusiastic about startups and wants to create good conditions for the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Poland, she added. We must have dreams and make them come true. We need to believe that we can win the world, in order for the Polish white and red colours to be as widespread as possible, she added.

Systemic changes for the development of the Polish innovation

You need an ecosystem, a plan, good law, conditions, places like Krynica, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło Beata Szydło. She noted that young entrepreneurs know best how to remove obstacles to their activities, so they should keep in touch with the Government and law-making officials. The Government must be open to new ideas, none of them should be wasted, the Prime Minister added. She also indicated that the Chancellery and the development, digitization and science resorts are open to dialogue with the creators of startups, both virtually and on forums like the one in Krynica.

Among changes to the systemic and governmental initiatives supporting Polish entrepreneurship Prime Minister Beata Szydło mentioned the Start in Poland programme, fiscal simplifications and the other legislative changes whose aim is to facilitate the functioning of small and medium-sized enterprises. These also include changes to the educational system and a reform of lower and higher education, including the promotion of vocational schools and the B+R sector. We want Polish academies to educate young and skillful scientists who will become well-known in the world, underlined the head of government.

1st Congress of Innovation and Innovators in June 2016

I want to announce that at the end of the Polish presidency in the Visegrád Group, next June, we will organise the 1st Congress of Innovation and Innovators, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło during the discussion with startups. She also added that her Government wants to be innovative, so the representatives from all over the world will be invited to Poland.

Startups from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

In Google Pavillion of the Campus Warsaw zone Beata Szydło visited  the Internet Revolutions and the Startup Poland Foundation’s stand.

Young small and medium-sized entrepreneurs from the V4 countries participated in the meeting with the head of government:

Anna Skórzyńska (Poland), the producer of myHummy,
Balazs Benyo (Hungary), the creator of ESCADA flower shop,
Danie Hastil (the Czech Republic) and his company FUTURELYTICS,
Lubos Kolesar (Slovakia) representing the construction industry ZELENA STAVBA.

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