Jakub Michalski, PhD, Eng

Co-founder & CEO @ VersaBox

Jakub is the CEO and Co-fouder of VersaBox, robotic automation company offering Smart Intralogistics Platform based on intelligent, autonomous robotic units, to large manufacturing and logistics organizations.

Jakub has a PhD degree from the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering. He is an active scientist with more than 10 years of experience with coordination of scientific and industrial projects with Polish, Swiss, German, Slovenian Canadian, South African and US partners. In 2002-2004 he was awarded with the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science, and in 2004-2005 he was a fellow of the EU Marie Curie Fellowship Programme. In 2011 he was one of the winners of prestigious Polish program for young scientists LIDER, and got special financial support in order to build scientific team. In 2012 Jakub was selected out to another prestigious Polish program, Top500 Innovators and participated in entrepreneurship training at Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

In 2013-2014 Jakub was an official representative of Plug and Play Tech Center in Poland. He was responsible for promoting Plug and Play in Poland and for helping Polish startups, those are interested in expansion to the Silicon Valley.

Before the VersaBox has been established, since 2006, parallel to his university carrier, Jakub was an R&D team manager in Materials Engineers Group Ltd, responsible for innovative projects and solutions as well as the development of the company potential.