As practice has shown, this type of cooperation requires, as has already been mentioned, flexibility both on the part of the corporation and on the part of the startup enterprise. Both parties must adjust their expectations to the counterparty’s needs and capabilities. The development of a common language was an effort that began in 2018 with tangible outcomes of its continuation and further development in 2019 in the form of TAURON’s active involvement in new initiatives focused on the development of cooperation in the spirit of open innovation.
The intensification of research and development work and innovation required the introduction and effective use of process management in the daily execution of assignments. Our efficiency and timeliness improved as a result of clarity in defining the tasks and responsibilities of individuals and organizational units involved in RDI activities in each member of the Group. Continuous improvement of the organization of the area responsible for creating innovation has enabled us to improve the effectiveness of supervision exercised by our Corporate Center over the execution of individual projects, including the management of financial and non-financial resources.