President: Biotechnology key for Poland's tech growth
Biotechnology will be at the absolute forefront of the development of Polish scientific and technological progress, President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday at a conference devoted to the domain.
"Biotechnology has a great future. It is a domain that will certainly keep modernising at a very fast pace. One could argue that if not the most important, it will be one of the crucial domains, at the absolute forefront of the development of science, of technological growth, at the absolute forefront of progress made by man", President Duda said.
According to the president, "the ability to manufacture highly-processed goods means increasing one's competitiveness" as well as higher efficiency.
Poland is still not a clear leader in biotechnology, President Duda noted, but is able to become one provided it can cope with challenges related to innovativeness.
The conference, held in the Presidential Palace, attracted scientists and businesspeople who debated the role of biotechnology and the prospects of its development. (PAP)