Krzysztof Gulda

Krzysztof Gulda
Krzysztof Gulda

Country: Poland

Fields of specialization: strategist in public and privet sector

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Krzysztof Gulda, entrepreneur, researcher, strategist in public and privet sector, international consultant, has gained unique, multidisciplinary experience in all sectors of the knowledge triangle. Strongly engaged in support for spin-off creation from University of Warsaw as a Board Member of the UWRC Ltd. – university SPV company organised to manage portfolio of companies established by researchers or students.

Graduated from Physics Faculty of Warsaw University and Postgraduate Study on Intellectual Property at Warsaw University, brings together understanding of advanced technologies and research methodology with focus on IP management and commercialisation. Since 2003 to 2009 Director in the Ministry of Economy responsible for strategy and programming for innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainable development and horizontal industrial Policy. Since 2009 to 2012 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. He introduced to public administration modern management model for department organisation based on flat organizational structure oriented on project activity.

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), building business – academia relationship, innovations systems (from national, regional to networks and clusters) and open innovation.

Former vice chair of the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) – advisory body to the European Council and the European Commission, member of the OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) and Committee for Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). Former chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies (UN ECE – TOS ICP). Recently, Council Member of the National Centre for Research and Development in Poland.