Katarzyna Bitka is an economist, working on innovation policy within academic work and the assignments at DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. Previously, she worked at the Trade and Investment Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C. and at the Royal Danish Embassy in Warsaw. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and holds an M.A. in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe.
As the global race for innovation advantage intensifies, an increasing number of countries are establishing dedicated foundations or agencies to advance national innovation strategies.