Mgr. Lucián Gontko is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris). He is currently working as a Strategy and Development Specialist at the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Department of MIRDI SR. He has been involved in setting up the call for Intersectoral Innovation Partnerships (Measure 1.1.1 ITI Programme Slovakia 2021-2027) as well as other tools to support innovation ecosystems. These instruments include, for instance, the seed funds of MIRRI SR concluded with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-Slovakia Seed Fund) in the United States of America or the European Institute of Innovation and Technology – Manufacturing (EIT-M – Slovakia X Seed Fund).