Jan Strycharz is an economist pursuing his Ph.D. in economics of culture/economics of innovation at the University of Economics in Krakow (UEK). He has developed and led many leadership courses, programs, and trainings referring to the themes of innovation, technology, business models and application of science. He, also, currently serves as a Program Director for the Workshop for Social Innovations Foundation where he developed many research projects. He regularly cooperates with the Centre for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies, Papal University in Krakow, o Krakow Technology Park-a regional public body for innovation and entrepreneurship policies. In the SPIN project he performed analytical functions and served as a consultant for Malopolska Center of Biotechnology.