Andrej is a Principal Consultant with ten years’ experience of evaluating and providing advisory services in relation to research and innovation policy, having worked in consultancies (Technopolis Group, KPMG, Ipsos MORI) and in the public sector (UK Research and Innovation as the Senior Strategy Advisor to the CEO).
He is a highly competent project manager of complex evaluations of innovation and higher education policies, at both European and national levels. Since 2009, he has been involved in the design and implementation of over 80 evaluations, ranging from evaluations of EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development for DG Research to smaller analytical studies for Ministries in individual EU member states.
Andrej has a strong track record in the management and successful delivery of standalone projects (impact and process evaluations involving realist as well as quasi-experimental approaches) as well as full framework contracts.
He has a high level of expertise in evaluation design, structured qualitative data collection, quantitative and qualitative analyses and case study development. Andrej has developed study approaches and led the delivery of ex-ante, interim and ex-post evaluations of programmes in a number of policy areas.
He holds a Masters in Technology and Innovation Management from Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and a BSc (Hons) in Business Management Studies, both from University of Sussex.
Andrej is a native Slovak speaker with proficient level of English. He also speaks fluent Czech and has a basic understanding of Spanish and Croatian.