mgr Iwona Adamkiewicz
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Iwona Adamkiewicz became Vice President of RIC Pro-Akademia in 2003. She previously was Foreign Stock Market Expert of Wolczanka, a Polish public-listed textile production company where she was responsible for all actions and measures aimed at company’s internationalisation.
A graduate of Lodz University (economics), she earned Diploma of Joseph Conrad Scholarship (Master of Business Administration) at Brighton University (UK).
Vice President Adamkiewicz began her consulting career at the Foundation for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Lodz in 1991. She taught post-graduate courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and business strategy as well as a large course in marketing for small and medium sized-entrepreneurs in textile industry.
Her research has focused on the open innovation strategies in SMEs in Poland and Spain. Her work has contributed to a detailed understanding of factors involved in innovation processes in hundreds of enterprises in several EU countries. She is the author or co-author of several scientific papers.
Nationally, she has served as an accredited consultant of National Services System for Small and Medium-sized Companies, as well as National Innovation Network, and advisor providing innovation support services for companies within Smart Growth Operational Programme.