Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Poland and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network based in 40 countries around the world.

Science and Innovation in Poland

SIN Poland work to the following global objectives:

  • influence science and innovation policies of Polish governments, industry and academia to benefit the UK
  • improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and challenges with Poland
  • stimulate strategic science collaborations with Poland to benefit the UK and deliver wider policy goals
  • harness Polish international technology partnerships and investment to grow UK innovation capability

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Poland, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.

Priorities

SIN Poland aims to facilitate, enhance and increase research and innovation collaborations between UK and Poland. SIN Poland focuses on the following priority sectors:

  • Health and life sciences
  • Clean energy
  • Digital economy

In 2018, in partnership with the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and British Council Poland, SIN Poland celebrated the UK-PL Year of Entrepreneurship, Science and Innovation (YESI). The year included a rich programme of events to boost and showcase opportunities for cooperation, including the first UK-Poland Science Forum, held in Warsaw on 13-14 September 2018.

Contact details for SIN Poland team

Malgorzata Kielminska, tel. 0048 22 3110249, email: malgorzata.kielminska@fco.gov.uk

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