Izabela Kurkowska is a Project Leader with professional background in sustainability, R&D and innovation in an international setting. She is currently working at Chalmers University of Technology where she is leading the strategic and operational preparation of the BEYOND 2020 conference. She is also in charge of a European Horizon 2020 project DREEAM focusing on deep renovation in residential building sector, managing the work of 15 international consortium partners.
In her previous role as Innovation Process Manager at Climate-KIC (EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation and entrepreneurship) Izabela developed innovation management processes for a vast project portfolio spanning various sustainability thematic areas, from urban development to land use.
Izabela holds an MA degree in European politics from University of Bath (UK) and a postgraduate certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge (UK). She speaks 6 European languages.