GREENEVO Project – A PERFECT EXAMPLE of PUBLIC and PRIVATE COOPERATION in POLAND
Innovation is the key to success for many countries. Poland boasts great potential, especially in technical areas, and patented solutions are exported to markets abroad that serve to satisfy demand there and support economic development here. The quality of Polish scientific and technical thought is proven by the fact that the largest global corporations locate their Research and Development centres here. It is important to support the potential of creative people, and to encourage them to transform their knowledge into concrete accomplishments. What is GreenEvo? www.greenevo. gov.pl GreenEvo – Green Technology Accelerator is an innovative project of the Ministry of the Environment, designed to promote Polish environmental technologies and support the development of enterprises in this field. The aim of the project is to assist Polish companies involved in the development of green technologies in their operations on international
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markets and their preparations for competitive management of their projects. The task of the GreenEvo is to ensure the support of a public institution in the process of preparing a technology for its transfer abroad in the future and for finding foreign partners. The project was prepared at the Ministry of the Environment as part of the activities serving the Polish Presidency of COP 14 in Poznan´ , i.e. the United Nations Climate Conference, which was convened in Poland in December 2008. GreenEvo is consistent with the idea of the Poznan´ Strategy for Technology Transfer; a document, the adoption of which was one of the achievements of the Poznan´ COP 14 th. Conference. It provides for the enhancement of the efficiency of technology transfer, through good identification of the needs of developing countries in this area. Basic tools for implementing the objectives: • Identification of the situation on the environmental technology market in Poland; • Advisory support (promotion and legal advice on mobilising financial resources for development) for selected companies
and ensuring their free access to expertise; • Integration and application of existing tools for supporting companies as applied by different Ministries and institutions; • Promotion abroad, using the channels for promoting companies, supported e.g. by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development; • Preparation of a catalogue for promoting technologies, along with a report on the environmental technology market in Poland, which will become a tool for promoting the technologies abroad and facilitating their development. GreenEvo Editions – 1st, 2nd … After the success of the 1st edition of GreenEvo (2010), the time has come to select new leaders of Polish green tec hnologies. Strict assessment and selection of the submitted technologies has been carried out over several months. The solutions proposed by Polish com panies represent a very broad spectrum,
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