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Our Team and Experience

Prezes, Zarząd JCI

Paweł Błachno

President of the Management Board, Investment Director

 

Paweł Błachno has been President of the Management Board of the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation since 2004. He has extensive experience in the development and deployment of business models for start-up projects as well as innovative management of projects at the commercialization stage. Mr Błachno acquired his experience in financial institutions and consulting firms. He has managed a seed capital fund where he was responsible for investment processes and subsequently for supervision over companies.

His responsibilities at JCI Investment include the fund’s operations, negotiations, the selected technology transfer model as well as corporate supervision over new companies.

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Anita Burkat–Dulak, Ph.D.

R&D Portfolio Manager

 

Ms Anita Burkat–Dulak, holder of a Ph.D. in chemistry, is an expert in life science project sourcing and evaluation. When working for JCI Venture, she was involved in the evaluation of more than 400 projects based on R&D expertise, of which 50 underwent due diligence, and 13 were transformed into innovative start-ups operating in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, bioengineering and clinical trials sectors.

Anita Burkat-Dulak is a graduate of the Business School of Warsaw University of Technology and Medication Registration Academy. She has excellent contacts through scientific and business communities and is conversant with regulatory and IP protection issues. In her role at the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation she is responsible for registration coordination in a project involving the development of personalized biological therapies.

At JCI Investments she is responsible for establishing relations with the innovator community and activity coordination at the proof of principle phase.

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Konrad Gliściński, LL.M

IP Manager and Lawyer

 

Mr Konrad Gliściński has long-standing experience in drafting and negotiating investment agreements on research and R&D project commercialization. As part of his involvement in JCI Venture’s investment activities he was responsible for designing a structure for companies being founded, preparing corporate governance standards as well as technology transfer policies, and subsequently for developing an IP protection strategy and drafting patent-related agreements.

At JCI Investments his responsibilities include legal analysis of projects, particularly in terms of industrial property rights and technology transfer rules as well as drafting and negotiating acceleration agreements and investment agreements, including company deeds.

Konrad Gliściński holds a degree of Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and is now a doctoral student at the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Civil Law. He has completed the TOP 500 Science Management and Commercialization program, Stanford Center for Professional Development (IX-XI 2015).

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Iwona Bobowiec

Administrative Specialist

 

Iwona Bobowiec has worked for the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation since 2016; her responsibilities were the coordination of the activities of the Administrative Department, including documentation development and workflow as well as office management. Furthermore, she solely managed the Orders Department. Ms Bobowiec is a graduate of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, where in 2015 she obtained a Master of Science in Engineering degree in environmental protection.

Her responsibilities at JCI Investments include portfolio company controlling for the supervisory boards, project evaluation coordination and provision of support to her team in administrative activities.

Marcin Jędruch

Project Manager

 

He started cooperation with the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation in 2016 as an assistant coordinator of the project, the aim of which was to finance pro-quality activities carried out by the Jagiellonian Scientific and Business Consortium for Bimolecular and Cell Research (Cell-Mol-Tech) having the status of a Leading National Scientific Center as an interdisciplinary research center in area of ​​biological sciences, characterized on the one hand by a high research potential, and on the other hand, by providing favorable conditions for the transfer of research results to industry.

 

He graduate the Jagiellonian University, where in 2018 he obtained a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. At JCI, he is responsible for searching, analyzing and acquiring potential sources of financing for the company under national and European structural funds, including R&D projects related to non-commercial clinical trials carried out at the JCI Clinical Research Center. In addition, he is responsible for contacts with potential business partners in the field of R&D activities, market needs analysis and participation in the work related to the preparation of applications for project funding from external sources.

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