Jan Sienkiewicz – Registered Attorney of the Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, Director of International Projects Department since 2008.
Main area of experience: regional development with focus on international relations and business internationalisation, European programmes and projects management (Interreg programmes, Horizon 2020, International Urbact Cooperation, Europe Aid etc.), start-up scene development and scaling-up of companies. Since 2017 member of the management staff of Beskid Technology Incubator and Venture Capital Fund Beskid Technology Accelerator BAT in Bielsko-Biala dedicated to the innovation technologies and start-ups early stage capital investments. Recently involved in local initiatives related to the Smart Specialisation Strategies on local and city level in the field of Smart Cities. Manager of Digital Innovation Hub FabLab24 in Bielsko-Biala (Industry 4.0 competence, technology and innovation centre).