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Innovations and Technologies

Team:

  • Alina Landowska

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

George Bernard Shaw

Technological progress is one of the main drivers of economic growth, especially in the long term. Empirical studies confirm unequivocally that when regarded as growth of a set of accessible, effective manufacturing techniques, technological progress enables high-level efficiency and creates new opportunities. Technological progress is also considered a major factor which facilitates and drives the process of globalization. Once again, it has opened a new stage in science and technology. Therefore, it is referred to as "the fifth Kondratiev wave" and/or "the third Toffler's wave."


The Institute for Development wishes to conduct research on the methodology of various measurments, such as specific aspects of the technological development process and associated economic growth.


The long-term process of changes in the economy shows that over time, the importance of innovation increases, for example in countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This occurs as we observe the gradual exhaustion of a relatively simple development model based on catching up with the development of other countries. We wish to take part in the debate about effective development models based on innovation.