PhD Eng. Piotr Chwastyk, PhD Eng. Mariusz Kołosowski, Institute of Technical Sciences, The University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland
Poland occupies a distant place in the rankings of innovative countries. This article describes problems that make Polish companies were not yet interested to grow through innovation. The financial and organizational barriers of innovation are presented. The legal solutions to encourage innovation and ways to encourage cooperation between research units and enterprises were also mentioned. This article explains the reasons for innovation barriers in the context of Poland's development successes. The future of Poland is associated with the need to support innovative solutions, therefore defining areas for improvement seems important for Poland's further economic development.
Key words: innovation process, research&development, diffusion of innovation