Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Kozminski University, Faculty of Economics and Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research Center. Her main scientific and research interests include: knowledge-based economy; regional innovation systems; technological dynamics and industry cluster activity; regional R&D and innovation policies. She was a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the Center of European Studies of Harvard University (2007 and 2011), Institute of Urban and Regional Development at Berkeley University of California (2008), the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of the Université libre de Bruxelles (2014). She is the author of 6 monographs, the editor of two published books and over 40 other scientific publications; the coordinator and co-author of 6 European Commission’s research projects on the impact of knowledge economy on the socio-economic development and competitiveness of EU regions.