Korneliusz (Kornel) Pylak is a lecturer in the department of economics and management of Politechnika Lubelska and has a PhD from the same university. He is an expert in European regional economic development management. He has been a consultant for public and private organisations in this field and a guest lecturer at several European universities. His main research interest is the role of innovation models and knowledge-intensive services on regional development in Europe. In 20017 he was appointed a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association.