Polish universities want to regain 107 Polish scientists working abroad as part of the first edition of the Polish Returns Program. The research teams they will build aim to create a new quality in the Polish science.
The situation of support for research and development activities in Poland was so bad that it could only change for the better.
“The first investment in the process of putting the economy on a path of innovation should be investment in human resources, and long-term plans must begin with education,” says Sebastian Ptak.
Poles living abroad could help build a Polish Silicon Valley, says Maria Olsson, a Polish businesswoman and scientist based in Sweden. In fact, a plan is already in place.
“The reluctance of the scientific community to cooperate with business is not due to bad intentions, but the young scientists' need to focus on the development of their careers in order to ensure the existence of their home...