Jakub Michalski, CEO

Jakub has over ten years of experience in coordination of research and industrial projects with partners from Polish, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Canada, South Africa and the USA.

Since 2006 until funding Versabox in 2013, in parallel with scientific work, Jakub was the head of the R&D group at Materials Engineers Group Sp. z o.o.

In 2013-14 Jakub was the official representative in Poland of Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the largest Silicon Valley tech accelerators.

In 2012 Jakub received a "Top500-Innovators" scholarship, funded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which enabled him to take a course of entrepreneurship and innovation management at the Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

In 2011 Jakub was awarded a "LIDER" grant, a prestigious program for young scientists which allowed him to build the research team and complete a project covering casting of precision aircraft parts.

In 2002-05 Jakub was a scholar of the Foundation for Polish Science, and in 2004-2005 he was a receipient of a scholarship within the framework of the European Marie-Curie Action.

Education: Jakub is a doctor of technical sciences, received from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.