About us


Sornek&Partners is a boutique consultancy company specialized in improving customers Research and Development efficiency.


Rafal Sornek

M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. Ph.D. in Chemical Systems Engineering, University of Tokyo. Executive MBA, Aalto University.

Started his engineering career in 2004 in Japan, as a development engineer. In 2002 moves to Germany as Project Engineer working for JV between Isuzu and General Motors.From 2005 worked as R&D Director in VC owned company, through whole investment cycle. During the time launched 2 brand new product lines and acquired technology company.From 2010 till 2016 joined HIAB world leader in load handling equipment, becoming responsible for global R&D.

In 2017 founded SORNEK&PARTNERS a consulting company helping customers with increasing R&D efficiency.  His focus area is managing R&D from financial perspective. He is also pioneering use of Artificial Intelligence in product development.