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About

Instrat is a progressive think-tank focused on public policy advisory. We provide research and consult on digital economy, energy and environment, sustainable finance, labour market and inequalities. We act in the public interest, in our work we create and adapt open access & open source tools.

About

Instrat is a progressive think-tank focused on public policy advisory. We provide research and consult on digital economy, energy and environment, sustainable finance, labour market and inequalities. We act in the public interest, in our work we create and adapt open access & open source tools.

Board

Michał Hetmański

President of the Board

He is responsible for Instrat's research and advisory work on just transition with coal regions, as well as projects on labor market and tax systems. He gained experience working for an employer association, transaction advisory firm in Germany and in the public sector or as World Bank consultant. Studied in Poland (SGH Warsaw School of Economics), Germany (University of Cologne) and Swizerland (St. Gallen University).

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Team

Aleksander Szpor

Head of Just Transition research program

Aleksander has more than 10 years of experience in public policy, gained in governmental administration and think-tanks. Previously he worked at the Polish Economic Instutite and Institute for Structural Research. His publications focused on areas related to energy transition, with just transition in coal regions in particular, energy poverty, coal mining sector and hydrogen economy. Aleksander is a graduate of political science at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and College of Europe in Natolin. Over the last years he coordinated and worked on projects with ministries, regional governments, institutions of the European Commission and leading research institutes and universities from all over Europe.

Blanka Wawrzyniak

Competition law analyst

Analyst of Polish and European regulations. She became knowledgable in European law during her work at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU in Brussels. Moreover, she gained experience in the field of competition and consumer law in the Allen & Overy law firm. She studied at the University of Lodz, Vilnius University and University of Antwerp.

Daniel Kiewra, PhD

Research Fellow - just transition expert

Economist and consultant with 10+ years of experience in financial and strategic analysis. Project manager and co-author of studies delivered to major Polish and European social partners, with focus on industrial policy, labor market and social dialogue, energy transition.

Krzysztof Stępień

Energy data analyst

Student in Master Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (MEiL/PAE), who gained experience at Siemens and Transition Technologies or providing energy audit for buildings. He is responsible for data analysis and development of open source IT tools in Python.

Stanisław Stefaniak

Senior analyst - regulatory policy

PhD candidate in law at AMU in Poznań, where he obtained law degree and studied philosophy. Attorney-trainee at the Warsaw Bar Association. He advised financial institutions in regulatory and transactional matters working for leading Polish law firms.

Bartlomiej Kupiec

Expert on distributed energy system

Founder and Editor-in-chief of the web portal Energystreamer. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in law at the Jagiellonian University and used to work with Ignacy Lukasiewicz Energy Policy Institute. Activist for sustainable development.

Patryk Berus

Communications Manager

Public policy and communications expert. Patryk gained experience: as a public affairs manager in an international PR agency, one of  organisers of the Impact CEE conferences and as a public servant at the Chancellery of the Sejm. His expertise focuses on the digital economy, urban mobility and energy sector. He studied at the University of Warsaw, Aarhus Universitet in Denmark and Kyungpook National University in South Korea. At Instrat Foundation he coordinates all communication activities.

Nikodem Szewczyk

Expert on labor market

He holds CFA Society Poland scholarship, as well as PUEB and UW Rector’s scholarship. His interests focus on economics of inequality, crisis theory, public policy and economic sociology. Works as analyst for Institute for Structural Research and research assistant for Polish Academy of Sciences. He gained professional experience in global management consulting and innovation ecosystem. Currently studies at SGH in Warsaw and UW.

Jan J. Zygmuntowski

Secretary of the Programme Council

Economist studying the fields of development, economic systems, innovation theory and digital economy. Lecturer at Kozminski University, graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), G20 Global Solutions Fellow and British Council and Møller Institute FLC Fellow. His previous experience includes e.g. work at Polish Development Fund. He advises and supports tech projects with positive social impact. Author of “Kapitalizm sieci” (eng. “Network capitalism”).

Aleksander Szpor

Head of Just Transition research program

Aleksander has more than 10 years of experience in public policy, gained in governmental administration and think-tanks. Previously he worked at the Polish Economic Instutite and Institute for Structural Research. His publications focused on areas related to energy transition, with just transition in coal regions in particular, energy poverty, coal mining sector and hydrogen economy. Aleksander is a graduate of political science at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and College of Europe in Natolin. Over the last years he coordinated and worked on projects with ministries, regional governments, institutions of the European Commission and leading research institutes and universities from all over Europe.

Blanka Wawrzyniak

Competition law analyst

Analyst of Polish and European regulations. She became knowledgable in European law during her work at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU in Brussels. Moreover, she gained experience in the field of competition and consumer law in the Allen & Overy law firm. She studied at the University of Lodz, Vilnius University and University of Antwerp.

Daniel Kiewra, PhD

Research Fellow - just transition expert

Economist and consultant with 10+ years of experience in financial and strategic analysis. Project manager and co-author of studies delivered to major Polish and European social partners, with focus on industrial policy, labor market and social dialogue, energy transition.

Krzysztof Stępień

Energy data analyst

Student in Master Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (MEiL/PAE), who gained experience at Siemens and Transition Technologies or providing energy audit for buildings. He is responsible for data analysis and development of open source IT tools in Python.

Stanisław Stefaniak

Senior analyst - regulatory policy

PhD candidate in law at AMU in Poznań, where he obtained law degree and studied philosophy. Attorney-trainee at the Warsaw Bar Association. He advised financial institutions in regulatory and transactional matters working for leading Polish law firms.

Bartlomiej Kupiec

Expert on distributed energy system

Founder and Editor-in-chief of the web portal Energystreamer. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in law at the Jagiellonian University and used to work with Ignacy Lukasiewicz Energy Policy Institute. Activist for sustainable development.

Patryk Berus

Communications Manager

Public policy and communications expert. Patryk gained experience: as a public affairs manager in an international PR agency, one of  organisers of the Impact CEE conferences and as a public servant at the Chancellery of the Sejm. His expertise focuses on the digital economy, urban mobility and energy sector. He studied at the University of Warsaw, Aarhus Universitet in Denmark and Kyungpook National University in South Korea. At Instrat Foundation he coordinates all communication activities.

Nikodem Szewczyk

Expert on labor market

He holds CFA Society Poland scholarship, as well as PUEB and UW Rector’s scholarship. His interests focus on economics of inequality, crisis theory, public policy and economic sociology. Works as analyst for Institute for Structural Research and research assistant for Polish Academy of Sciences. He gained professional experience in global management consulting and innovation ecosystem. Currently studies at SGH in Warsaw and UW.

Jan J. Zygmuntowski

Secretary of the Programme Council

Economist studying the fields of development, economic systems, innovation theory and digital economy. Lecturer at Kozminski University, graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), G20 Global Solutions Fellow and British Council and Møller Institute FLC Fellow. His previous experience includes e.g. work at Polish Development Fund. He advises and supports tech projects with positive social impact. Author of “Kapitalizm sieci” (eng. “Network capitalism”).

Experts

Aleksander Szpor

Aleksander has more than 10 years of experience in public policy, gained in governmental administration and think-tanks. Previously he worked at the Polish Economic Instutite and Institute for Structural Research. His publications focused on areas related to energy transition, with just transition in coal regions in particular, energy poverty, coal mining sector and hydrogen economy. Aleksander is a graduate of political science at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and College of Europe in Natolin. Over the last years he coordinated and worked on projects with ministries, regional governments, institutions of the European Commission and leading research institutes and universities from all over Europe.

Blanka Wawrzyniak

Analyst of Polish and European regulations. She became knowledgable in European law during her work at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU in Brussels. Moreover, she gained experience in the field of competition and consumer law in the Allen & Overy law firm. She studied at the University of Lodz, Vilnius University and University of Antwerp.

Daniel Kiewra, PhD

Economist and consultant with 10+ years of experience in financial and strategic analysis. Project manager and co-author of studies delivered to major Polish and European social partners, with focus on industrial policy, labor market and social dialogue, energy transition.

Krzysztof Stępień

Student in Master Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (MEiL/PAE), who gained experience at Siemens and Transition Technologies or providing energy audit for buildings. He is responsible for data analysis and development of open source IT tools in Python.

Stanisław Stefaniak

PhD candidate in law at AMU in Poznań, where he obtained law degree and studied philosophy. Attorney-trainee at the Warsaw Bar Association. He advised financial institutions in regulatory and transactional matters working for leading Polish law firms.

Bartlomiej Kupiec

Founder and Editor-in-chief of the web portal Energystreamer. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in law at the Jagiellonian University and used to work with Ignacy Lukasiewicz Energy Policy Institute. Activist for sustainable development.

Patryk Berus

Public policy and communications expert. Patryk gained experience: as a public affairs manager in an international PR agency, one of  organisers of the Impact CEE conferences and as a public servant at the Chancellery of the Sejm. His expertise focuses on the digital economy, urban mobility and energy sector. He studied at the University of Warsaw, Aarhus Universitet in Denmark and Kyungpook National University in South Korea. At Instrat Foundation he coordinates all communication activities.

Nikodem Szewczyk

He holds CFA Society Poland scholarship, as well as PUEB and UW Rector’s scholarship. His interests focus on economics of inequality, crisis theory, public policy and economic sociology. Works as analyst for Institute for Structural Research and research assistant for Polish Academy of Sciences. He gained professional experience in global management consulting and innovation ecosystem. Currently studies at SGH in Warsaw and UW.

Jan J. Zygmuntowski

Economist studying the fields of development, economic systems, innovation theory and digital economy. Lecturer at Kozminski University, graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), G20 Global Solutions Fellow and British Council and Møller Institute FLC Fellow. His previous experience includes e.g. work at Polish Development Fund. He advises and supports tech projects with positive social impact. Author of “Kapitalizm sieci” (eng. “Network capitalism”).