Michał Janasik

Vice President, Finance and Commercialization, 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.