Meet the Team

Jakub Rakoczy

Business Advisor

Innovate UK EDGE

“Jakub as a senior consultant has an extensive network of contacts across EU as well as substantial experience in internationalisation of companies from various sectors i.e. ICT, Healthcare and Automotive to enter other European markets and to find international business and research partners.

Jakub is responsible for the delivery of Enterprise Europe Network, aimed at supporting growth through R&D and internationalisation support. He is based and working in Hampshire (Southampton) actively supporting companies in finding new business partners and accessing EU funding.

Jakub joined Oxford Innovation recently (2015) to build up the coverage of European projects, starting with Enterprise Europe Network and Horizon2020. He works closely with the Innovation Hubs, Oxford Innovation’s Investment Networks and Growth Managers by offering additional support to their clients.

Prior to joining Oxford Innovation Jakub worked with Enterprise Europe Network for over 6 years, in his native Poland. His earlier career was spent as an International Logistics Officer and Project Manager for Power Industry in Poland. Working on cross-border (EU-Brazil-India) overhaul projects.

Jakub holds a BA in Marketing as well as MA in International Trade from University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland”

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Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

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