Scientific Knowledge Services

A company specialised in helping European research organisations to embrace new technologies and ways of working.

Our Team

Adriana

Adriana Ignat worked over 10 years in consultancy and big pharma companies being part of the top management team and developing the network of channel partners. She joined SKS since the beginning, working with international tenders and later on, supporting the development of Focus on Open Science series.

Damla

Damla Bal currently is a second-year master's student in the field of Tourism Management at Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences with a focus in marketing and brand development. She has taken an active role in national and international scientific conferences. She was awarded by “Dean’s Commendation” in 2019 and she got “Certificate of Recognition” by the Rector of Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences. With practical experience, she aims to provide influential sales and marketing strategies to our clients. She has a passion for understanding and implementing the transition to Open Science. She enjoys working closely within the publishing world.

Danny

Yordanka Deyanova (Danny) is from Sofia, Bulgaria. She has extensive professional experience in library and information activities. Yordanka has given presentations in the fields of Library and Information Science and Music Therapy at several scientific forums. Danny is constantly striving to develop her knowledge and skills in various fields. The values of the company - honesty, transparency, hard work and politeness - are also her personal values. That is why she accepts her participation in SKS not only as a job but also as a cause. Having two master's degrees, in Library and Information Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski "and in Music Therapy from the National Music Academy" Professor Pancho Vladigerov ". She is interested in psychology, music, digital marketing, education, and culture.

Domagoj

Domagoj Dragaš is a digital specialist who is curious to explore this era of digitalisation and share the experience with others through products and services he’s worked on. Over the years, he has accrued a wide range of experience across social media management, SEO optimisation, and brand awareness. He has two university degrees in the field of Law and Economics. Croatian by nationality, Domagoj is currently living in London where he finds the biggest joy in exploring the multiculturality that London offers.

Goran

Goran’s passion is to understand different perspectives. During the day, Goran Borojević is a persuasive Account Manager, a solution-oriented sales professional successful at directing new sales initiatives and leading growth to meet and exceed sales targets. At night, he is a tech-creative enthusiast immersed in multimedia production, from theatre directing to website building. By profession, he is a teacher. A common denominator of all these activities is the quest for knowledge. "The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." and we are here to help those who picked that choice, to make a better world!

Julia

Julia Bencze from Budapest, Hungary, joined SKS in November 2019. She studied Innovation Management and Business Development in Denmark. After a couple of years of living and working abroad in Europe, she moved back to Hungary, her home country. Julia did her masters in Denmark and Italy and gained professional experiences in both countries. She has international, corporate and small venture background as well. Julia has work experience in procurement, recruitment, sales and business development. Her motivation is to expand her knowledge about the scientific ecosystem worldwide and grow professionally in a diverse and fast-changing environment. She is looking forward to build international cooperations and meet research professionals from all over the world.

Kat

Katalin Angyan aka Kat had studied philosophy and classical philology at Szeged University, Hungary. Motivated by curiosity and foreseeable challenges she embarked on more than a ten-year-long journey that took her to a professional learning curve in the UK (London, Cambridge) and Canada (Montréal) before returning to Hungary (Budapest). Throughout the years abroad and since joining SKS in 2017, Kat has never stopped being the relentless explorer, whose main goal remained unchanged: to gain insight, understanding and expertise in diverse areas of the human enterprise.

Tiberius

Tiberius Ignat is the director of SKS. In partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe he runs a successful series of workshops – Focus On Open Science, now in its sixth year. After being a long-time individual member of LIBER, he became a LIBER Associate through his company. Tiberius is a member of European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and a member of the Scientific Committee for OAI11, the CERN – UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He serves as vice-chair of LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group and as a member of LIBER’s Responsible and Innovative Metrics Working Group. Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science and the management of this cultural change. He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.

We call for building Responsible Open System in research!

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Our basis for collaboration:
– Respect
– Trust
– Friendship https://focusopenscience.org/book/20cesaer/ #OSBiz2020