Dr. Krystyna Malinska is a researcher and an academic lecturer at the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment at Częstochowa University of Technology. She graduated from Cracow University of Agriculture (Food technology), Silesian University (Business English), University of Warsaw (Postgraduate studies on intellectual property rights). She is a Fulbright Scholar, a USDA Norman Borlaug Program fellow and a beneficiary of Top 500 Innovators Program. Her work focuses on research in the field of environmental engineering, R&D project management, intellectual property rights, commercialization of scientific results, new technologies in teaching and English for scientific communication. Through teaching courses and doing research she tries to encourage students to search for passion and help them to find their own career path. This is also the mission of the TopMinds training and mentoring program for students which she coordinates together with the alumni from Top 500 Innovators and Fulbright programs. She is also involved in promoting the academia-industry cooperation through the initiatives of the Association of Top 500 Innovators, consulting for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Center for Research and Development and European Commission.