Mateusz Gaczynski is deputy director in the Department of Innovation and Development of Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In his current position he deals with research and innovation policy in national and European setting, including cohesion policy programmes and Horizon 2020 participation. Before taking this post in MSHE he worked in Ministry of Economy (i.e. sustainable development, climate change, National Reform Programme, Lisbon Strategy), Permanent Representation of Republic of Poland to the EU (cohesion policy portfolio), Polish Agency of Enterprise Development (entrepreneurship research) and Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (labour migration). He is a graduate of Jagiellonian University and National School of Public Administration.