Andrew Czajkowski

Director of the Technology and Innovation Support Division of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Andrew Czajkowski graduated in nuclear engineering from Queen Mary University of London in 1987. He subsequently joined the European Patent Office (EPO) where he held various posts: as a prior art search examiner in The Hague for 6 years; a substantive examiner in Munich for 5 years; the EPO’s Liaison Officer responsible for patent information cooperation activities at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office in Rome for 4 years; returning to Munich to work in technical cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries; managing the European Commission’s IPR Project for the Western Balkans; and coordinating the EPO’s Trilateral Cooperation activities.

Since October 2007, he works for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector. He is currently Director of the Technology and Innovation Support Division responsible for promoting and facilitating access to and the use of technology databases, in particular patent and scientific & technical journal databases, as well as building capacity through the establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) and their provision of information and knowledge resources, tools and platforms to support local innovation.