The National Centre for Research and Development



Innovative Economy Operational Programme




The Innovative Economy Program is one of six National Strategic Reference Framework programs funded by the European Union. It is addressed mainly to businesses which intend to carry out innovative projects associated with research and development, state-of-the-art technologies, investments of huge importance to the Polish economy or implementation and application of ICT.




The key objective of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme is development of the Polish economy driven by innovation-seeking companies.

This key objective shall be accomplished via achievement of the following goals:


  • Increase of innovation in business,
  • Rise in competitiveness of Polish sciences
  • Higher importance of Polish sciences for the economic growth 
  • Increased share of innovative products of the Polish economy in the international market,
  • Providing better and long-lasting jobs
  • Increased use of ICT in the economy.


The Innovative Economy Operational Programme’s budget shall be spent on highly innovative ventures with a huge impact on our country’s economy.

The Innovative Economy Operational Programme offers comprehensive support for R & D-related ventures which provide businesses undertaking them with a competitive advantage in the Single European Market as well as in international markets, which in turn leads to long-lasting and good jobs in innovative companies.  

Grants on scientific activity conducted to the benefit of businesses and providing economy with new generation  technology solutions shall reach the sector of science concerned with the increase of innovation and competitiveness of the Polish economy.

In order to enable businesses to create, transfer and implement modern technological and organizational solutions, the programme shall target broadly taken business environment, especially the one with supraregional reach. At the same time, it will reach out to institutions which encourage business innovation and entrepreneurship and, as such, are of the highest importance to economy as a whole,
including networks of those institutions, eminent innovation centers and organizations providing funds for innovative ventures.

Such actions shall be taken as one of nine priorities of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme. The aim of each priority is to provide funding for science focused on creation of innovative solutions, conditions for development of this science and its cooperation with business, companies capable of commercializing those solutions, promotion of Polish products and companies likely to conquer global markets, computerization of economy and administration sector.


• Priority Axis 1 – Research and development of state-of-the-art. technologies.
• Priority Axis 2 – R&D infrastructure
• Priority Axis 3 – Innovation capital
• Priority Axis 4 -  Investment in innovative ventures.
• Priority Axis 5 – Diffusion of innovations
• Priority Axis  6 – Polish economy worldwide.
• Priority Axis 7 – Information society – heading for electronic administration services.
• Priority Axis 8 – Information society – raise in economy innovation.
• Priority Axis 9 – Technical help.


Funds for the implementation of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme will be provided by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund - 85 %) and Poland (state budget and budgets of local government units - 15 %).




The Program’s Managing Authority (MA) is the Ministry of Regional Development. Apart from MA, the system also includes other institutions which act as agents throughout the implementation of the Programme – so-called Intermediate Bodies (IB).


  • National Centre for Research and Development – for Priorities I and II.
  • Ministry of Economy – for Priorities III, IV, V and VI.
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration – for Priorities VII and VIII.


If you are interested, please introduce yourself to the contents of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013.




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