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Our mission

Coopernicus is an initiative of Our Future Foundation. Its main goal is to spread awareness of the achievements of Poles in Europe and around the world. We create a community of Polish scientists and professionals, support recruitment and new collaborations within the community and with Polish institutions and enterprises.

Our publications

Articles and podcasts published on the platform – developed by our dedicated editorial team – will present the latest discoveries of Polish scientists in the fields of STEM, economics and social sciences.

We create Coopernicus

Networking: opportunity to exchange experience, recruit and cooperate

Exposure to the Polish business and institutional market

Access to project partners’ initiatives and offers

Promotion of research and project results

Our Team
Kamil Tomkowicz
Managing Director

Kamil Tomkowicz is a member of the Management Board at Our Future Foundation, where he is responsible for coordinating strategic projects, including its flagship nationwide conference “Our Future Forum”, and establishing partnerships with renowned media and business. He also serves as a Managing Director of “Coopernicus” – an internet platform, which connects the Polish academic diaspora in Europe and worldwide.

During his educational path, Kamil received an educational scholarship from the Jagiellonian Foundation, which was funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was also recognized as a laureate of the Global Peer Mentorship Programme for young changemakers conducted by Moonshot Pirates in Vienna, Austria.

From a young age, Kamil has been a successful chess player, achieving 3rd place at the international Mieczysław Najdorf Chess Memorial in Warsaw and 10th place at the Cracovia International Chess Festival. Currently, Kamil is a student of economics with a focus on foreign markets at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland.

Michał Dziedziniewicz
IT Development Director

Graduate of University of Cambridge (MA in Mathematics, Trinity College) and Rhode Island School of Design (MArch in Architecture). Product / Service / UX Designer operating at the intersection of fields of education and technology since 2012. Co-author and – till 2020 -Creative Director and RnD supervisor for award-winning educational game series Scottie Go!. In a professional setting he applies storytelling and user-centered design to his projects. In off time a musician.

Joanna Rancew
Scientific Partnerships and Publishing Manager

Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Informatics. She also gained experience in Accenture, where she was responsible for business development of IT systems for the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. During her studies she was an active member of BEST Warsaw, an international student organization. For a year she was holding a position of Vice President for Corporate Relations, had a chance to successfully lead a 70-person student organization in uncertain times of pandemic and monitor cooperation with dozens of companies.

Natalia Kowalska
Business Development Manager

Final year student at Renmin University of China majoring in Chinese Law and Politics. In her research she is focusing on BRI, she participated in many debates regarding this topic. Holds bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies with business specialization. Currently is also a student of the School of Law and Economy of China at the University of Warsaw. She gained work experience in the Dramiński company where she worked with ultrasound technologies in the international business setting. She worked as a cross-cultural business advisor in Polish companies, such as ThreeZones.

Magdalena Marynowska

Law Student at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She has been socially active since a very young age. Magda gained her editorial experience as a leader of a social project ’’Nie dotykaj mnie’’ (eng. Do not touch me), where her main task was creating educational content for project social media. As a part of her role, she also collaborated with media – wrote an article for Gazeta Kongresy and also took part in several interviews. A second edition of the project got nominated to Golden Wolves in three categories. After the war outbreak in Ukraine, she worked as an Operations Specialist in a non-profit organisation Student Initiative for Education, where she was establishing partnerships with cultural and entertainment centers all around Poland and coorganizing events for Ukrainian children.

Radosław Miadiełko
Partnerhips Manager

Student of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. He gained experience in social projects, governmental institutions, and NGOs. He is the founder and president of the Student Association for Human Rights and Humanitarian Crises at the University of Warsaw and an active activist at the UW. Radek also coordinates other projects in the field of politics, international relations, and human rights, which have in common the activation of given social groups for discussion and reflection.

Weronika Szewczuk
Marketing Manager

A finance and accounting graduate and currently a student of management in a virtual environment at Kozminski University. She gained experience in marketing as a Social Media Manager in the ALK Student’s Council – of which she is the President. Weronika has a good understanding of the organization of mass events. She is currently involved in the preparations of Action Inspiration – during one of them she had the pleasure of moderating a panel in english language. At coopernicus, she is responsible for marketing and communication with users of the Platform.

Jakub Bartoszewski
Academic Advisor

Jakub Bartoszewski graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University. He studied in New York, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Florence and Accra. Moreover, Jakub holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Texas A&M University, where he specialized in international economics. Jakub is also a graduate of Cranleigh School in the United Kingdom, which he completed as a scholar of the British Alumni Society Poland program. His hobbies are piano, foreign languages, philosophy and cooking.

Zuzanna Buszman
Academic Advisor

Studied law at the University of Warsaw and UC Berkeley, as well as international human rights relations at Columbia University in New York. She is currently a PhD candidate in international environmental law at the University of Warsaw and works as a specialist in environmental crime at the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

Michael Martin Richter
Academic Advisor

Michael holds a degree in European studies from the College of Europe, in politics and economics from University College London (UCL), and in international management from the ESB Business School in Reutlingen and the Jagiellonian University. He is currently a researcher and PhD student at the University of Bremen within the Innovative Training Network (ITN) project “MARKETS” of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. He was also a visiting scholar at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Brussels.

Coopernicus is an initiative of the OFF Foundation.

The aim of Our Future Foundation is to support the educational and professional development of ambitious young people from all over Poland. The Foundation fulfils its mission by providing its beneficiaries with comprehensive assistance in the process of recruitment to the world’s best universities and choosing their dream career path.


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