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Andrzej Siemaszko

 

Director of the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU – an organization informing and training Polish participants for FP5, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020. He is responsible for management of NCP Poland (an umbrella organisation, hosting all NCP coordinators) as well as of regional network with 200 nodes at universities and industry. He is an expert in the area of research, technology development and innovation as well as the EU cohesion and regional policies.

Since 1990 he has successfully prepared, coordinated and participated in more than 80 projects in FP3 - FP7. In FP5, FP6 and FP7 he has been the delegate and expert for the Framework Programme Committees (Growth, Structuring ERA, Integrating and Strenghtening ERA, Cooperation, Regions of Knowledge, NCP Coordinators). Moreover he has taken an active part in the preparation of the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of the EU. In 2006/7 he worked as an expert to prof. Jerzy Buzek, MEP – rapporteur to FP7.

In 2003-2006 he was the Science Minister advisor. He participated in the creation, programming and implementation of structural funds in Poland. In 2003-2004 he participated in programming the Operational Programme “Development of Industry Competitiveness” (SPO WKP). He participated in creation of National Development Plan for 2007-2013  (a basis for current structural funds, the Operational Programme “Innovative Economy”). He was responsible for development of governmental strategies, e.g. “Knowledge-Information Technologies-Competitiveness (WIK)”. He has been actively participating within the field of creating Polish economy infrastructure based upon knowledge – Centers of Excellence, Centers of Advanced Technologies and technological clusters. 

Dr Siemaszko was an initiator for the creation of Polish Technology Platforms (PTP). Today he is the Secretary General of Coordination Committee of PTP. He is a Polish delegate to the Government Group of the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants. He has organised several international conferences on Clean Coal Technologies. In 2010 he has became a member of the Advisory Council of National Programme of Emission Reductions (currently the Advisory Council of Low Emission Economy). 

He has actively participated in developing the Regional Innovation Strategies for 16 Polish regions as well as in building Regions of Knowledge and regional clusters. He is a co-author of manual “How to Become  a Region of Knowledge” (ed. Jerzy Buzek).

Currently, he is involved in development of the Polish Institute of Technology at a position of the Secretary-General.

He has got PhD in mechanical engineering. He is an author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers.

 

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