President of Łukasiewicz Research Network
Piotr Dardziński was previously the secretary of state in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, responsible for cooperation between science and business. He supervised the governmental agency, the National Center for Research and Development, the National Agency for Academic Exchange, and the research institute, Information Processing Center. As a member of the Innovation Team, he supervised the inter-ministerial work on the first and second innovation act, as a result of which R&D allowances increased from 30% to 100% and 150% (for R&D Center). The acts significantly increased R&D expenditure in Poland, and the former was recognized by the “Employers of the Republic of Poland” organization as the best deregulation act in the area of taxes. Both regulations are considered a turning point in the elimination of barriers to cooperation between scientists and entrepreneurs.
Piotr Dardziński is also the creator of the revolutionary act on implementation doctorates, which enables the simultaneous pursuit of a scientific and business career. Its result is almost a thousand young scientists preparing doctorates in Polish companies.
As the Government Plenipotentiary for the Reform of Research Institutes, Piotr Dardziński developed a new concept of their functioning, and then implemented the process of establishing the Łukasiewicz Research Network.
He received higher education at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, which he graduated with honors, and at the University of Hamburg. He was a member of the management board of the Jagiellonian Club and an expert of the Analysis Center of the Jagiellonian Club. He defended his doctorate in economic doctrines at the Jagiellonian University, at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations, at the Department of the History of Political and Legal Doctrines. He was a scholarship holder of the University of Friborg in Switzerland.
He is a graduate of the prestigious managerial program implemented by the IESE Business School in Barcelona. From 1998 he lectured at the Jagiellonian University.