Proposal matchmaking session Urban & Rural resilience
MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Tuesday, 7th September from 10.00 to 11.15h CEST
Writing a proposal for EU calls is never easy, especially in the beginning where it is required to generate winning ideas and to create a valid consortium. This session aims to support all the living labs members to start drafting together a set of ideas by looking at several Horizon Europe calls for proposals related to Open Innovation.
This Workshop constitutes a first occasion to work on a concept proposal, where a series of different main macro-areas, with a strong focus on user-led and open innovation, will be selected.
The workshop will take advantage of the “Rapid idea generation” technique for brainstorming sessions, as well as the “Brainwriting methodology” by using the miro online tool, to support the participants to draft, vote, select and discuss ideas. A series of abstracts and related consortia will result from the workshops, to enable the participants to directly start writing the full proposal at a later stage.
The different ENoLL Action Oriented Task Forces’ leaders will drive the discussions in the various domains of their knowledge and expertise.
Head of Business Development Department at BioSense Institute, PA4ALL
Milica TrajkovićHead of Business Development Department at BioSense Institute, PA4ALL
Ms. Milica Trajkovic is a certified PMI project manager, experienced in EU funded projects focused on Digital Agriculture and development of ICTs for AgriFood value chain. For the last five years she has been equally involved in numerous proposals preparation (from idea to design and proposal formulation) as well as projects’ implementation. Constant managing of multiple projects resulted in two main specializations – i) liaison between project requests and partners’ needs and Institute’s expertise and resources dedicated to implementation of project tasks; ii) efficient implementation of overall project strategy and assuring sub-projects and pilots are executing pre-defined tasks and activities within time, budget and quality constraints. At the same time, she deeply believes that people are the most valuable asset a company can have. Hence, Milica is very passionate about training and development activities tailored to Institute’s employees needs she is leading. In parallel, Milica is an Operations Manager in Precision Agriculture Living Lab (PA4ALL), where she works on broadening the relations with agricultural producers and maintaining cross-fertilization process between agricultural and ICT industry.
Head of Projects, European Network of Living Labs
Francesca SpagnoliHead of Projects, European Network of Living Labs
Francesca is a Senior Project Manager, a Researcher and a Professor. She is passionate about understanding the impacts of ICT on citizens and the human factor behind technologies, as well as enthusiast about open innovation, end user engagement methodologies and smart cities. She holds a Master Degree in Media and Communications and a PhD in Economics (on Innovation Technology) from the University of Rome La Sapienza (2015), Italy. Francesca has worked as Senior PM and Coordinator of several international projects for governments, research centers and SMEs in different fields). In 2013, Francesca has been appointed as Young Researcher Ambassador from the European Commission. She has been the coordinator of the European Researchers’ Night from 2014 to 2017, organising more than 150 events throughout Italy. In ENoLL she is acting as an external experts on EU funded projects, providing her expertise on end-user engagement, citizen-centred methodologies for co-creation and researching methodologies to enact open innovation in cities.
Head of the Foresight Area, Guadalinfo
Gerardo RomeroHead of the Foresight Area, Guadalinfo
Gerardo Romero León, Electronic Engineer, is working in the Consorcio Fernando de los Ríos since 2007. Now as head of the Prospective Area is involved in several strategic projects, even the collaboration with the ENoLL organization. The Guadalinfo LLs are in the first line fighting against the depopulation in Andalucía, digital changes and inclusion for citizens and SMEs are goals with high priority for the project. Gerardo has a long experience working with LLs in the rural environment, developing the digital strategy of the regional y local governs.