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  • 3 November 2017

    - Poland wants to develop and support its own technological startups that would provide solutions for the energy industry, including for the development of electromobility – said Deputy Minister of Energy Michał Kurtyka at the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Summit in Tel Aviv.

    Innovative technologies, new business models, and environmental challenges topped the agenda of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility conference that took place on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st, 2017. The event was held under the patronage of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  It gathered representatives of academia, entrepreneurs, public companies, and politicians from all around the world. Mr. Kurtyka took part in the discussion panels, met with startups, and representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Energy, as well as institutions supporting the development of innovation in Israel – the Israel Innovation Authority and Fuel Choices and Mobility Initiative.


    Deputy Minister Kurtyka stressed that both the state and the market have an important role to play in the development of innovation. – It’s entrepreneurs who best identify the technological trends. [Public] administration creates conditions for them to develop in line with the needs of the economy. The synergy between business and state’s institutional support is the flywheel of innovation growth – he said. He also underscored that Poland is presently one of the most robust economies in the European Union. In the first semester of 2017, out of every three new jobs in industry in Europe, two were created in Poland. – It is testament to the big industrial potential of our country. And we also have ambitions to invest in innovations – Mr. Kurtyka added. He said that Israel in now one of the leaders of the global innovation and startup market. – This is, among other things, due to overall and consistent support from government agencies for this field. This is why when building our own platform of support for innovative projects, we are looking into Israeli experiences with great interest – Deputy Minister noticed.


    Source: Polish Ministry of Energy


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