Krzysztof Gulda

Vice-chair of the European Research Area Committee (ERAC), Former Director Department of Strategy, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland

Graduated from Physics Faculty and Postgraduate Study on Intellectual Property at Warsaw University. Since 2003 Director in the Ministry of Economy responsible for strategy and programming for innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainable development and horizontal industrial Policy. Since  2009 Director of the Strategy Department in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education responsible for strategy development for research, higher education and innovation, but also  for European and international affairs. Since July 2012 Director of Strategy in Bumar Ltd. – state owned defense industrial group.

Expert in development of national and regional innovation strategies with strong focus on horizontal relations between innovation and other polices including research, entrepreneurship, human development, intellectual property and sustainable industrial policy. Specific areas of expertise cover academic entrepreneurship (start-up development, seed and vc capital, incubators, science and technology parks), building business – academia relationship, innovations systems (from national, regional to networks and clusters) and open innovation.

Former Polish representatives in number of committees, expert panels and working groups for the European Commission: European Research Area Committee (ERAC), Enterprise Policy Group; and in the OECD: Committee for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Committee for Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE); Chairperson of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies (UN ECE – TOS ICP).