Living labs for green digital solutions & smart zero pollution
Friday 22 September
14.00 – 15.30
- How can the Living Labs support their cities and regions in becoming Green and Digital?
- How can the Living Labs have a real impact in society by supporting decision and policy making?
14.00 – 14.05: Welcome and introduction of the session (Josep Maria Salanova Grau, CERTH)
14.05 – 14.25: Zero pollution action plan: Towards zero pollution for air, water and soil (Joachim d’Eugenio – European Commission)
14.25– 14.35: Joint Working Group on Digital for Sustainability, including Zero Pollution (Martina De Sole, ENoLL)
14.35 – 14.50: Recommendations for local ecosystems actions for green digital solutions and smart zero pollution cities (Valentino Piana, HES-SO)
14.50 – 15.05: The ecosystem approach for innovation & cross-sectorial integration for zero pollution policies (Georgia Aifandopoulou, CERTH)
15.05 – 15.25: Q & A
15.25 – 15.30: Concluding remarks (Josep Maria Salanova Grau, CERTH)
Josep Maria Salanova Grau
Senior Researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas
Josep Maria Salanova GrauSenior Researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas
Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau was born in Barcelona in 1983 and is a Senior Researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas. He holds a graduated diploma from the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.), Department of Civil Engineer (2007). In 2008-2009 he acquired the MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. In 2010-2013 he conducted his PhD research in the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.) with dissertation title “modelling of taxicab fleets in urban environment”. He also holds a diploma on Data Science Specialization at the Johns Hopkins University. The year 2007 he worked for the CENIT (Center for Innovation in Transport) in Barcelona, and since 2008 he works at the Hellenic Institute of Transport, where he is leading the “Data analysis and modelling” laboratory. His scientific interests concern research and developments in transport and mostly in algorithm and model development, mobility, intermodal transport and logistics as well as Data Science and Big Data at the transport domain. He speaks fluently Catalan and Spanish and very well Greek and English.
Senior Expert on Zero Pollution in DG Environment of the European Commission
Joachim D’EugenioSenior Expert on Zero Pollution in DG Environment of the European Commission
As environmental engineer by training, Joachim D’Eugenio started working in the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Berlin. In 1999, he moved to the European Commission working on the water (Water Framework Directive), marine and water industry policies. In addition, he followed inter-institutional affairs in the Commission’s Secretariat General joined in 2015 the Unit on Compliance & Better Regulation of DG Environment where he was leading the Fitness Check on Environmental Reporting and led the agenda on “digitalisation and the environment”. Since 16 January 2020, he is working as Senior Expert in the DG Environment Directorate coordinating the work on the “Zero Pollution Ambition” and contributing to many Green Deal and other initiatives.
Martina DesoleDirector ENoLL
Martina Desole is the Director of ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs, based in Brussels, promoting globally the Living Lab concept and methodology and the Network of our certified Members. She has a degree in International Law and a Postgraduate in European Policies. Martina is an expert in European policies and programs for research and innovation, has been officially appointed by the Ministry of Research, Education and University as the National Contact Point of the European Commission in Italy, for Industrial Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology) since 2002. She has been working in the field of science diplomacy and promotion of research and innovation, helping researchers and entrepreneurs to find a way to be funded by Europe for their ideas, and Europe to implement International Cooperation policies in science and innovation with other countries.
Senior Academic Associate at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland
Valentino PianaSenior Academic Associate at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland
Valentino Piana is Senior Academic Associate at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland at the Institute of Sustainable Energy. IPCC reviewer, climate economist, he is the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager of the Lantern project – a major effort by Living Labs and applied researchers in 17 institutions to impact energy-related lifestyles. After graduating at Bocconi University (Milan - Italy) in 1994, he taught at the University of Economics in Cracow (Poland) such disciplines as Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. From 2000 to 2008 he was Senior consultant at a strategic consulting boutique firm in Rome (Italy). Since year 2000 he has been leading the Economics Web Institute, providing support to policymakers on a large number of issues. In February 2018 he joined the HES-SO Valais-Wallis.
Deputy Director CERTH/HIT
Georgia AyfantopoulouDeputy Director CERTH/HIT
Georgia Ayfantopoulou is CERTH/HIT's Deputy Director and-Research Director. She is head of Research Department “Infrastructure, Networks, Mobility & Logistics” with high expertise on Traffic Management, Transport Systems Management, Use of Telematics Applications in: Maritime, Road and Combined Transport, GIS, Vehicle Fleet Management, Operations Research and in Road Safety. She has been assigned as Project Coordinator, Technical and Evaluation Manager for several EU as well as Greek projects. She manages Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, which is an efficient member of ENoLL.