Innovativeness of the Polish health sector: a patent analytics study

Economic Research Working Paper No. 46

Autor(es): Dorota Szlompek, Elżbieta Balcerowska, Karol Gabryel, Małgorzata Kozłowska, Michał Gołacki | Año de publicación: 2018

Tipo de licencia: Esta obra está sujeta a una licencia de Creative Commons del tipo Atribución 3.0 Organizaciones intergubernamentales.

The Polish health related patenting increased rapidly in the last decade making Poland the top CEE economy. Still, most of the filings remain only national, making Poland just a small share of the EU total and relatively less specialized than other EU countries. A limited number of higher education applicants accounted for 42 percent of patents and utility models, with a clear specialization in pharmaceutical technologies. Most private applicants were SMEs and individuals specialized in medtech. The innovative activity is concentrated in a few provinces and cities. Polish health related innovation is a collaborative although mostly domestic effort. Poland’s pharmaceutical specialization is on non-biological preparations (42%) and new chemical compounds (31%); while the medtech specialization is in diagnosis and surgery (34%) and prostheses, stents and orthopedic (18%).

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