As part of social activity Bank Millennium analyzes the trends in innovation in the market environment.
The Bank’s experts prepare and disseminate an annual report entitled “Millennium Index Report – Regions’ Innovation Potential”, which describes the similarities and differences in development of innovations in Polish voivodships. The “Millennium Index Report” is our contribution to the public debate concerning the drivers of regional development in Poland and to level the inequalities that exist between them. In 2020, the fifth edition of the report was published. Apart from ranked statistical data, the leading subject of this year’s study is the limitations and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic-related crisis. Traditionally, expert practitioners from the areas of business, science, governmental and non-governmental institutions were invited to comment on the findings in individual regions. They shared their experiences in what aided and what hampered the development of innovative projects, how the pandemic had changed the approach to innovation and how innovation development could be supported in the second half of 2020. This year’s report and the comments contained there are a vital contribution to the public debate on innovation in the age of coronavirus and on how it has changed compared to the situation before March 2020.