Piotr Dardziński

Piotr Dardziński

President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

The President of the Łukasiewicz Research Network, an association of 26 research institutes whose mission is to deliver comprehensive business solutions. In 2015-2019 he served as an undersecretary at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He was subsequently promoted to state secretary. In both roles he was responsible for the collaboration between business and science. He has drawn up the Implementation Doctorate Act, and coordinated the efforts to create a new concept of research institutes’ activities. In his capacity as an Innovation Team member he supervised the inter-ministry efforts to draw up the first and second innovation acts. As a consequence, R&D allowances increased from 30% to 100%.

A former director of the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II and the vice-president of the Tertio Millennio Institute. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Hamburg. A doctor of humanities and a long-term lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. A University of Freiburg scholar, and a graduate of the prestigious manager enrichment program offered by IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Michał Janasik

Vice President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

Michał Janasik was previously a deputy director of the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze, one of the most resilient and market-oriented research institutes in Poland for almost 10 years. His responsibilities included management of finance, accounting, public procurement, repairs and maintenance of utility and research infrastructure, public procurement and commercialization of research equipment resulting from research and development (including the remuneration incentive program for employees commercializing the results of their R&D works). He was also responsible for development and production of research equipment being manufactured by ICHPW and marketing and sale of this equipment as well.

Michał Janasik was a member of an informal group of experts at the NCBiR advising on simplifying and adjusting the reporting and settlement methods of research and investment projects in the R&D sphere in the Innovative Economy Operational Program and later in the Innovative Development Operational Program to the beneficiaries’ needs. He actively co-founded the Polish KIC Innoenergy structures – the Knowledge and Excellence node financed by the European Institute of Technology (European Commission Agency) financing research on innovative methods of energy production and storage. As partner in direct cooperation at the level of research institutes, he advised on billing and reporting of research and investment projects carried out at research institutes.

As a market-oriented expert combining many years of experience in the industry with a fresh approach to pro-market organization and conducting research appropriate for the young generation of Polish R&D managers, Michał Janasik advised the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in creating the guidelines for the Research Network: Łukasiewicz.

He graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the University of Economics (current University of Economics) in Katowice, where in 1999 at the age of 23 he graduated with distinction from master’s studies in finance and investment. He is a graduate of the prestigious business program for science managers implemented in Barcelona by ESADE Business School – the leading Spanish Business School. He is fluent in English in the field of business, he also speaks German and Russian.

Marcin Kraska

Marcin Kraska

Vice President of Łukasiewicz Research Network for Research and Development

Manager and scientist with over 14 years of experience in management, including at an R&D facility. Doctor of Economic Sciences (Poznań University of Economics).

Prior to joining Centrum Łukasiewicz, Mr Kraska held the position of Director of the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, where he also served as Head of the Centre for E-Economy. Member of the organisational team behind the formation of the Łukasiewicz Research Network.

Expert in research, development and management of national and international e-economy projects. For years, Mr Kraska has been actively involved in the development of e-government in Poland and the European Union. As a leader, he managed the implementation of a pilot version of the Single Point of Contact project in Poland (biznes.gov.pl), and cross-border digital public services projects within the EU’s Large Scale Pilot; also co-authored proposals to simplify the law and optimise processes to remove barriers to the digitisation of public services. Business leader of the Digital Public Services stream and the Portal of the Republic of Poland as part of the ‘From paper to digital Poland’ Programme.

Previously worked in the banking sector, with a focus on credit risk management. Co-author of the first two books on credit scoring published in Poland.

Author of over 50 publications, including articles, studies and books on e-economy and banking. Co-author of feasibility studies and financial analyses. Intern at the University of Bordeaux and the University of Geneva.

Maria Prokop-Wyczańska

Vice President of Łukasiewicz Research Network for Strategy and Organization