Kinga Lorencz
Bay Zoltan Research Institute

Dr Kinga Lorencz is currently a local manager of the Bay Zoltan Ltd.. She was educated as a physicist and worked for 10 years (5 in Hungary and 5 in the USA) as a space researcher modelling cosmic rays. Later she had switched to a teaching carrier due to family reason, and have worked for a decade as a teacher, education curricula developer and a science communicator in physics, informatics and astromomy. Her first international science communication experience was the active participating at the Fp6 CSA Wonders network as the manager of the Budapest Planetarium. After that she was a goverment employee at the National Research Development and Innovation Office for seven years: participating in strategic planning and international representation in the energy , environment and space areas. She was for 7 years the National Contact Point of Horizon 2020 Energy area. She has been local project manager at projects funded by European Commission She has been participated at a training course on H2020 proposal writing in Brussels in 2018. Since February 2019, she is utilising her former experiences as an international project manager. She is experienced in regional innovation governance and policy, and also has worked with European structural and investment funds on national policy level.