Prince 2 Certified Project Director;
Extensive experience in managing and supervising of multi-million EU funded projects in Developing Countries;
In-depth knowledge and experience of EU programmes, Project Cycle Management, PRAG and General Conditions’ rules and procedures;
In charge of IDI’s EU funded project in Bosnia and Herzegovina ‘Capacity Building in European Research and Technology Development Programmes and Initiatives’ (2013–2014);
Implemented also two large EU funded projects in the Balkans: €3.4m “Support to Enterprise Competitiveness and Export Promotion in Serbia” and €2.1m “Supporting SMEs to become more competitive in the EU market in Albania”.
DR ALEKSANDER BAKOWSKI
Over 25 years of practical experience in the EU Research & Technology Development Programmes, Technology Transfer and Innovation Policy;
Over 13 years of hands-on working experience as a National Contact Point in Poland for the EU RTD Programmes and acted as a FP 5, 6 and 7 Coordinator for Thematic Priorities within the NCP Poland;
Designed and delivered multiple workshops and awareness raising events to large number of participants from various research organisations and SMEs;
Team Leader of €3.5m EU funded project in Ukraine ‘Joint Support Office for Ukraine’s integration into the European Research Area’;
Extended knowledge of EU procedures, manuals, guidelines and Project Cycle Management.
Over 12 years of experience in designing, tendering, implementing and monitoring projects related to Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI): FP7, INTERREG, MED, LIFE+, CIP ICT PSP and Structural Funds);
Extensive experience in implementation of financial and administrative rules as a Financial & Administrative Officer in a number of projects under the FP7 & Horizon 2020;
15 years of experience in design and delivery of training, mentoring and coaching support to researchers on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial & Legal Issues of FP7/H2020 projects;
Proven track in building international consortia & preparing successful proposals in consortia led by partners from Associated Countries Experience in entrepreneurship and SME management;
Setting up new companies in Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, UK. Preparation of legal documents, mentoring shareholders, drafting agreements, business & financial plans.
More than 35 years of experience in manufacturing consultancy, R&D and SME innovation programmes;
This involved establishing the need for and designing SME innovation programmes in conjunction with public bodies, managing programmes and later stage evaluation of economic impacts;
Managed 14 major national and international SME innovation support programmes for clients which include national governments, United Nations, World Bank and the European Commission;
EC innovation consultancy projects in the region include developing a national industrial modernisation programme for Egypt, a support programme for innovative SMEs in the automotive sector in Jordan, and innovation programmes in Kuwait and Cyprus; Was also a key expert and deputy Team Leader in the preceding ‘Turkey in FP7’ programme, so is well used to working with innovative businesses and organisations in Turkey;
Closely involved in the various SME innovation programmes and projects in Frameworks 4, 5, 6 and 7, along with the current Horizon 2020; Developed a mentoring support programme for the EC to assist SMEs with commercialisation aspects of their Horizon 2020 projects.
Certified Project Management Professional-PMP® by PMI® (Project Management Institute);
Expertise in writing effective communication strategies for EU-funded technical assistance projects;
Direct working experience in EU-funded TA projects;
Experience in backstopping support for various EU-funded projects in terms of administrative, logistics and event management issues;
Having strong expertise in organizing training, study visits, seminars, conferences, workshops and all similar group organizations for EU-funded projects;
Experience in working with high-level officials with the international environment.
More than 3 years in general experience;
Vastly experienced with organizing training, online workshops, webinars for EU-funded projects;
Proven record on event management in various areas;
Has worked for international organizations with multi-tasked duties;
Great background in working with officials in the United States and Turkey.
Three years of project management and implementation experience on international and EU-funded projects;
Experience in project coordination through communication with local and international stakeholders;
Knowledge of organizing project events, especially seminars, workshops, study visits, and other related activities in Technical Assistance projects;
Expertise in planning financial related issues in EU-funded projects and performing financial processes;
Competence in realizing various administrative works during the projet management cycle.