Head of Innovation Coach Project in the Centre for EU Research Projects in the IPPT PAN
Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk, experienced project coordinator of grants under Framework Programmes and ESIF. Head of Innovation Coach project in the Centre for EU Research Projects in the IPPT PAN. Between 2008 – 2022 Expert and Deputy Director in the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. Coordinator of the NCP_WIDE.NET project (financed under Horizon 2020) and NCP_WIDERA.NET (Horizon Europe). Katarzyna was an NCP and member of several Programme Committees to Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Her expertise includes support to Centres of Excellence, research institutions, innovative SMEs, start-ups and large companies in obtaining funds for the development of research and innovation projects under Framework Programmes and complementary funding. She has a long-lasting experience in management and implementation of the European projects financed under Framework Programmes (7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020), Structural Funds and Norway Funds. One of the co-author of Polish Teaming 2 successful projects. Member of the Advisory Board in the ERA-LEARN 2020 project, member of several committees related to structural funds and complementary funding. Between 2013-2020 President of the Association of the Top 500 Innovators, alumnus of the Top 500 Innovators Programme at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Her fields of specialisation are innovation, cooperation industry-academia, synergies between EU financial sources and international cooperation.