Marius Kuningas has been working more than 6 years as Director General in Estonian Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Centre and Estonian Patent Information Centre. Since 2005 he has been working with different EU porgrammes from Framework Programme 5 till H2020 today. Marius has also implemented several R&D and product development projects funded by EU structural funds.
After graduating University of Tartu in the field of Public Administration with honours, Marius started to work as policy analyst in PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies. Later he has also worked as a researcher and lecturer in Tallinn University of Technology. Marius has worked previously also in Estonian Chamber of Commerce as Deputy Director General in charge of services, including lobbying, analytical and positioning services.
Marius Kuningas has MA in Public Administration and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Besides Estonian and English, he also speaks Finnish and Russian languages.