Senior technologist Dariusz Czolak prepares to present the process of epitaxy in the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology laboratory in Warsaw

 
Senior technologist Dariusz Czolak prepares to present the process of epitaxy in the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology laboratory in Warsaw
Senior technologist Dariusz Czolak prepares to present the process of epitaxy in the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME) laboratory in Warsaw October 23, 2012. Poland, the biggest economy in eastern Europe, has seen two decades of vigorous economic growth and yet -- based on several different measurements -- is one of Europe's least innovative economies. To compete in the future, the country will need to replace its low costs with innovation. Shortcomings in the education system are a big part of Poland's lack of innovation. Moreover, universities do not cooperate well with business, the state does not encourage companies to take risks by developing their own technology, and thickets of red tape stifle activity. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel