Dr hab. Joanna Kulczycka is Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Director of The Highway to Technology, the Innovation Institute and President of the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster – Key National Clusters in Poland.

Joanna Kulczycka has a Ph.D. in management (1998) from AGH UTS (Cracow), and a D. Sc. degree (habilitation) in economics (commodity science) from Poznań University of Economics. She was the founder of and now heads the Department of Strategic Research at MEERI Polish Academy of Sciences. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology, and is author of over 100 publications. These include the first book on LCA in Polish, the first Polish Minerals Yearbook, and the first book about critical raw materials in Poland, and she is also editor of several books concerning the circular economy in Poland. Her research experience stretches from the economics and management of industrial processes, mainly in the raw materials and recycling sectors, to CSR, to eco-innovation and to the circular economy.

Member of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, EU H2020 SC5 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 5 'Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (2014-2018)’, EU EIT Raw Materials (operational group), and the Committee for the Sustainable Management of Raw Materials of the Polish Academy of Science.  She has experience in the management and realisation of EU projects, from 5FP UE, H2020, Interreg, KIC Raw Materials, Era-min and in the organisation of many conferences and workshops.