Polish science parks off er a wide range of opportunities for diff erent target groups: students and scientists who start their career, new companies which seek to develop and expand, as well as foreign investors. The science parks provide high-quality infrastructure, relations with dynamic business environment in Poland and abroad, connections with research and science institutions, access to information, technology transfer, access to highly qualifi ed specialists, assistance in fulfi lling administrative formalities, and advice on investment process.
“Benchmarking of science parks” directly supports Polish science parks in their strategic development management. The main distinctive feature of a methodology of “Benchmarking of science parks” implemented by PARP is using patterns used by other competitors on the market. It provides a possibility to present both fi nancial and non-fi nancial activity areas of the parks. As a direct result of benchmarking, specialists in charge of the parks received dedicated reports in which they could see the results of their institutions compared to other institutions included in the survey. Thus, it is possible to draw a conclusion based on comparable data: benchmarking gives an opportunity to compare data with the reference values. Each park could see the results of the dedicated reports during the specially organized seminars, in which particular elements of the reports were presented, pointing out the changes that might be made in order to improve the eff ectiveness of the parks.
Polish technology park benchmarking – Report takes into account the most important information collected via the survey analyses and discussions conducted in the parks. As a result, it is possible to indicate the tendency changes which took place between 2010-2012. The report envisages the ways science parks in Poland will develop in the next years taking into consideration a new fi nancial perspective.
I. Benchmarking – use in the case of technology parks
II. Benchmarking methodology for technology parks in Poland
III. Identifi cation and verifi cation of phases of development of technology parks in Poland
IV. Rating given by tenants to the institution managing the technology park
V. Analysis of indicators in the four strategic balanced scorecard perspectives
VI. Evaluation of the location of technology parks in Poland and websites
VII. Trends in development of technology parks in Poland