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Deputy Director-General for the Joint Research Centre
Maive RuteDeputy Director-General for the Joint Research Centre
Maive Rute joined the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service as Deputy Director-General in 2016. Her current portfolio covers energy, climate change and transport, nuclear safety and security and infrastructure issues. Prior to that, she served as Director for Biotechnology and Director for Resources in DG Research and Innovation as well as Director for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in DG GROW. Before joining the Commission in 2005, Maive was CEO of KredEx, the Estonian funding body for businesses, innovation, housing and export. A graduate in economics from the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Maive holds an MBA from the Danube University, Austria, an MA in international politics from CERIS, Brussels and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University.
Chairman of ENoLL, Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at UAB. Co-Funder of the Library Living Lab
Fernando VilariñoChairman of ENoLL, Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at UAB. Co-Funder of the Library Living Lab
Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia Systems. His research has been linked to different areas of Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence with especial attention to Medical Imaging, fieldwork in which he has developed different projects together with paramount hospitals and companies. His work is published in the main Journals and Conferences of the area and he has also contributed to a number of patents in the field. In addition, during the last years, he has participated in the design of different initiatives, both at local and international level, with the aim of developing novel paradigms of digital social innovation. He has also led the implementation of a model of Living Lab that transforms Libraries into actual innovation arenas, exploring how technology transforms the cultural experience of people. He has participated in different events and invited talks in the area of ICT in the context of Culture. His main expertise is centered around: – Models of Governance of Living Labs and 4-helix instruments – Innovation in Libraries, Museums and the cultural field in general. – Artificial Intelligence and ICT tools.
Simon BensassonOK!Thess President
Simon Bensasson has a degree in Architecture from the University of Thessaloniki and another in Computer Science from the University of London. After a period of advising and training companies in the UK in the use of computer applications in 1980 he set up a software house in Cambridge (Bensasson & Chalmers Ltd) developing novel Database Management Systems. In 1989 he joined the European Commission in the then ESPRIT programme where in 1991 he became head of the Basic Research Unit. In that capacity, he conceived and promoted the concept of NoE (Networks of Excellence) which could be considered a very early form of living labs. Compulog, ELSNet, i3 are some examples. Around the mid- nineties he conceived the FET programme of which one component (FET Open) is still “alive”. Following a period as HoU for international cooperation, he retired and moved to Greece. Elected member to the Thessaloniki City Council where he currently serves as its president, he set up OK!Thess, an incubator/accelerator for start ups in the region as well as a home to all activities that catalyse the creation of a innovation ecosystem.
Assoc. Prof., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis BamidisAssoc. Prof., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups, namely, in Medical Education Informatics, in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science, in Applied and Affective Neuroscience, and in Health Services Research. He designs, implements and evaluates IT and Assistive Technologies systems that improve everyday activities of elderly or other sensitive groups and improves their health or life quality or improves the education and training of health professionals. In the last 10 years, he has been the co-ordinator of six large European projects (captain-eu.org, www.SmokeFreeBrain.org, www.meducator.net, www.longlastingmemories.eu, www.epblnet.eu, www.childrenhealth.eu) as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His publication record consists of more than 120 international refereed journal papers, and over 400 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters / edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 4500 citations (h-index>32). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in more than 25 journal special issues. He is a member of the Editorial Board in 5 journals and Associate Editor in the prestigious series of JMIR journals. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), a member of the Administration Boards of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is/has been the Chairman/Organiser of some 13 international conferences (iSHIMR2001, iSHIMR2005, MEDICON2010, GASMA2010, SAN2011, MEI2012, ΜΕΙ2015, SAN2016, CBMS2017, TISHAW2018, MEI2018, OLLD2019, SAN2020) and several national Biomedical Technology conferences and he is the Conference Producer of the Medical Education Informatics Conference and associated Spring/Summer School Series. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. He has been awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff (2009), the AUTH Dean Best Award for the Best Record in attracting funding (2016), and the AUTH Dean Award for Best overall high academic performance (2018). In 2015, he was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan, as well as the Pospelov Medal for his contributions to Medical Education development by the same University. In 2017, he became a visiting Professor of Medical Education Technology, Innovation and Change for the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) of the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education (web2.0, semantic web and open linked data, serious games, virtual patients, PBL and scenario based learning, learning analytics), Affective and Applied Neuroscience, Affective and Physiological Computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, Health Information Management, Bio-medical Informatics with emphasis on neurophysiological sensing, signal analysis, and imaging of human emotions. He is also actively researching Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science and the associated use of semantic technologies and IoT. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2016 became a member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).
Director of Research & Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation,
Sami MAHROUMDirector of Research & Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation,
SAMI MAHROUM - Sami Mahroum is Director of Research & Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation, Visiting Senior Lecturer at INSEAD, and adviser to the Future Society's AI Initiative. He is the author of Black Swan Start-ups: Understanding the Rise of Successful Technology Business in Unlikely Places. Dr. Sami Mahroum is the Founding Director of the INSEAD Innovation & Policy Initiative (IIPI). He provides executive and intellectual leadership for the programme and its associated members. In this role, he interacts closely with the local community to identify and develop opportunities for applied research and engagement activities in the area of entrepreneurship, science, technology, and innovation for socio-economic development. At INSEAD, he also delivers various specialised seminars and workshops on topics related to innovation, policy and measurement. Prior to INSEAD, Sami was a Senior Analyst at the OECD in Paris and the Research Director for Regional and International Innovation at the UK leading innovation oriented agency- NESTA.
Head of Unit DG Connect Smart Mobility and Living in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology.
Eddy HartogHead of Unit DG Connect Smart Mobility and Living in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology.
Mr Hartog has Dutch nationality and was born and raised in Utrecht (the Netherlands). He obtained a degree in political economics at the Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and subsequently a post-graduate degree at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). He has worked in the European Commission since 1989, first in Trade policy, then in Regional policy and in Maritime policy and lately in Information Society and Media policy. He is a Head of Unit since 2003. His present responsibility (since July 2016) is Head of Unit for Smart Mobility and Living in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology.
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Certified PMI Project Manager
Milica TrajkovićCertified PMI Project Manager
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.
Grigoris ChatzikostasBusiness Developer
Mr. Grigoris Chatzikostas is a Business Developer in the field of advanced ICT technologies for the agrifood sector. As Head of the Business Development Department of BioSense, he is building the relationships of the Institute with industry and academia across Europe. His past experience in business consulting and IT start-ups has played a key role in developing the aggressive entrepreneurial mentality of BioSense as a results-driven Center of Excellence. As an expert in European projects, Grigoris is managing multi-national and cross-sectoral consortia, writing proposals for EU funding and coordinating large-scale projects that promote tech-enabled entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector. In the past 15 years he has managed projects exceeding the total value of 95 M EUR. As an engaging public speaker and trainer, he makes complex subjects related to EU funding and technologies accessible and easy to understand. He also offers mentoring and strategic consulting to a small number of carefully selected companies that are aligned with his interests.
Julia NevmerzhitskayaSenior Lecturer
Julia Nevmerzhitskaya is a Senior Lecturer and a Project Manager (Circ4Life) at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. In this position she is responsible for turning ideas into successful research projects, and leading EU-funded projects to successful completion. She has over 14 years teaching experience on Bachelor and Master levels, teaching courses related to service management and marketing. Julia is pursuing her Doctoral Studies at Vaasa University
Aletta PurolaProject Specialist
Aletta Purola is a Project Specialist at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. In this position, she is responsible for engaging the end-users and other key stakeholders into the development and innovation processes. Aletta specializes in connecting dots, materializing and visualizing ideas and digging out the essential value of services. She has experience in teaching project courses related to Service Design and Customer experience.
Senior Manager (RDI)
Harri HaapaniemiSenior Manager (RDI)
Harri Haapaniemi is a Senior Manager (RDI) at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. He has worked in research and development and communication at Laurea since 2004. He has actively been involved in several European projects. Current projects: A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services, 2018-2021 (H2020), Product Validation in Healthcare, 2017-2020 (Interreg Baltic Sea region), Boosting innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Regions for young entrepreneurs (Projet Manager, 2017-2021, 20182020 (Interreg Europe), 6-0! Promoting health through recreational football, 2018-2020 (Erasmus+ Sport). Haapaniemi is experienced in co-creation, stakeholder engagement, dissemination and project management.
Juan Antonio Bertolin
Juan Antonio BertolinManaging Director
Juan Antonio Bertolin is currently Managing Director of espaitec (Scientific, Technological and Business Park of the UJI) through the General Foundation of the Universitat Jaume I and additionally Executive Director of XcelQiu Digital Consulting firm. His main role is providing the appropriate mechanisms to connect companies settled in the Science and Technology Park (start-ups, spin-off, tractors) to the Global Innovation EcoSystem, providing strategies of technology scouting, open innovation, hybridization management, project management protocols and strategy management. Juan Antonio is working on the UNALAB project in which he is focusing mainly on the co-creation and Urban Living Lab activities.
Abdolrasoul HabibipourPhD student
Rasoul is a PhD student at Luleå Tekniska Universitet (host organisation of Botnia Living Lab) where he is focusing on user engagement in Living Lab research, with a particular emphasis on users' motivations and needs. He is working on multiple projects as a Living Lab expert, end user support specialist, user engagement expert and test admin. His role in the UNALAB project focuses mainly on developing the Urban Living Lab framework and co-creation tools.
Katinka SchaafService Designer
Katinka Schaaf is a Service Designer in the Urban Technology team at Connected Places Catapult (previous Future Cities) London. Her expertise centres around human centred design with an emphasis on citizen engagement and city experimentation. She is eager to apply a hands-on approach to innovation projects and explore new solutions to complex city challenges. Her main focus in the past year has been the Horizon 2020 OrganiCity project. For this project, she developed and delivered the Experimentation as a Service framework in collaboration with 15 other partners. In June 2018 Katinka joined the iSCAPE project where she is responsible for overseeing the management of six Living Labs and training project partners in citizen engagement methods as well as other Living Lab activities. Since September 2019 Katinka is working on a regulatory sandbox project called Alternative Camden (alt.cmd) together with Camden Council and the greater London Authority and other partners they are setting up a testbed for experimentation which fosters collaboration and build solutions to shared challenges. Katinka is a committee member of the UK Service Design Network, the aim is to educate the industry and increase awareness of Service Design through workshops, events and conferences.
Project Management Professional
Santa StibeProject Management Professional
Santa is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with strong international credentials and experience in strategic relationship building and partnership strengthening in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary environments. Santa has worked across different industries and has managed a number of international, academia-led projects enhancing public- private- people partnerships in such domains as air pollution, nature-based solutions, e-tourism, mobile healthcare, wellbeing, and social innovation. Having also been deeply involved in implementing these projects, Santa has developed a passion for innovation and collaboration at a large and often very complex scale. Santa is currently managing the iSCAPE consortium and project activities.
International Project Manager
Spela ZalokarInternational Project Manager
Spela Zalokar, is a Communications Officer and International Project Manager at ENoLL. As a project manager, she is working on the Urban Nature Labs (UNALAB) project in which she is focusing on the co-creation activities and the uptake of Urban Living Labs in several European cities. The game which will be played at the OpenLivingLab Days is a combination of several different areas of work within the project. Using the serious games approach, concepts dealt with in UNALAB (such as Urban Living Labs, co-creation tools and Nature-Based Solutions) are combined in an interesting and playful way and thus accessible to all types of audience.
Anna StåhlbröstChair Professor
Anna Ståhlbröst is the Chair Professor in Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests focus on the possibilities and challenges with the ongoing digital transformation for people, organizations, and society. In particular, she is interested in the citizen perspective when digital service innovations are developed within the context of urban living labs for smart cities and regions. Her research is related to different application areas such as smart cities and regions, crowdsourcing, everyday use, and online privacy. Her research has been published in several international journals, conference proceedings, and books.
Junior Project Manager
Clara MafeJunior Project Manager
Clara is the Junior Project Manager at ENoLL. She supports project management and development activities for the ENoLL Living Lab community in the area of cities. As part of the UNaLab team, Clara is currently putting together our Urban Living Lab Toolkit and contributing in the development of the ULL Playground Game. Her work focuses on finding the best ways to engage citizens in the planning and development of more resilient and liveable places.
Leen BroeckxPanel Manager
Leen Broeckx holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Brussels University. She has an additional Master Degree in Cultural Studies from Leuven University Belgium. Together with her colleague panelmanager she facilitates workshops and real life tests.
Sascha VermeylenPanel Manager
Sascha holds a Master’s degree in Social and Economic Sciences and an additional Teachers Degree both from the University of Antwerp. She joined the LiCalab team in 2018 as panelmanager. Together with her colleague panelmanager she’s responsible for a panel of 1.000 members and more than 400 caregivers and care organisations.
Alessandro DesertiFull Professor
Alessandro Deserti is Full Professor of design at Politecnico di Milano, where he has been chair of the Product Design program (BSc and MSc). He teaches at the School of Design. His research is focused on design-enabled innovation processes, methods and tools, with particular reference to their introduction in new fields and to the ways in which their adoption can be combined with systemic and organisational change | Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca RizzoAssociate Professor
Francesca Rizzo is Associate Professor in Interaction Design and user studies at the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Design. She has been visiting professor at Aalto University’s School of Design, and Shangai Tongji University Center for Design and Innovation. Currently, she is responsible of the EU Social Innovation Community project, SIC. | Mail: email@example.com
Stefano CrabuAssistant Professor
Stefano Crabu is an assistant professor in sociology at the Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Theory and Culture of Innovation. His research work explores several facets of social and technological innovation, and draws upon an interdisciplinary training in sociology, and science and technology studies. | Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla SediniAdjunct Professor
Carla Sedini, PhD in Sociology. She is adjunct Professor at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano and she works as Research Fellow at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano since 2012. She has been collaborating in several projects and research on different topics (Creative and Cultural Industries, Urban Regeneration, Social Innovation) both in Italian and foreign universities, research centres and for private clients. | Mail: email@example.com
Jesse Marsh is an American who moved to Milan in the mid-‘70s to work as an industrial designer, apprenticing in the offices of Marco Zanuso. In fifteen years of professional activity, he confronted a wide range of technologies, processes and product sector, from chairs to artificial lungs. In the late ‘80s he was drawn to information technologies, participating in R&D projects financed by the European Union . First in Milan and since 1995 in Palermo, he first worked with learning technologies, telework and e-commerce and then in projects and policy work on the information society and sustainable development, cultural diversity, democratic participation, social innovation, and business model innovation. He also works with local and regional authorities in Territorial Cooperation projects and programming initiatives, linking his research on innovation with cultural heritage, local development, innovation policy, and Smart Specialisation.
Senior Project Manager
Francesca SpagnoliSenior Project Manager
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.
Francesco MolinariProject Manager
Francesco holds a MSc and a MA in public management (Siena University, 2007 & 2005) and a BSc in social and economic disciplines (Milan “L. Bocconi” University, 1990). Currently, he is a research fellow on Frugal Government at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, and visiting professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Ulster Business School in Belfast, UK. Invited lecturer at the Master courses of the Universities of Rome (Tor Vergata), Milan (Cattolica), and Siena, he has authored more than 50 publications in the past decade on topics related to Living Labs, eParticipation, eGovernment, eLearning, innovation policy, pre-commercial procurement, and smart cities / regions. As a freelance consultant and project manager he has worked for about 15 years with several public and private organizations, and engaged in more than 20 ICT-related R&D and innovation projects at EU, national and regional level – often as coordinator.
Lean Innovation Specialist
Damien GauthierLean Innovation Specialist
User Experience designer and Lean Innovation specialist, Damien started his career with PhD in mathematics and a brief detour through acting and directing, which led him to become curator of TEDxLausanne. Since 2016, he brings together his skills in science methodology, theater acting, UX and Lean Startup to help people solve problems together in a creative way.
IT Project Manager
Isis GouédardIT Project Manager
Isis Gouédard - A Genevoise mum-preneur and Senior IT Project manager, she holds a Mathematics Master and Entrepreneurship EMBA from University of Geneva. Passionate about human interactions and motivations, she helps client embrace change and derive actions plans fostering ideas through experience and games, unleashing the power of collective intelligence.
Yves ZiebaBusiness Coach
A Geneva based dad-preneur with a passion for collective intelligence, (design thinking, open innovation, system thinking), strategic agility (simple rules for tough decisions), as a way to tackle disruptions, i.e. complex situations with multiple dimensions, wide stakes and large implications. Advocate for universal design practices for smart cities, mixity, inclusion, diversity and slow mobility
Living Labs Coordinator
Janneke VervloedLiving Labs Coordinator
- Janneke Vervloed, coordinator Living Labs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, coordinator Medical Delta (collaboration Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Erasmus University on technological health innovations) Living Lab Care Robotics and project lead eHealth Living Lab Cluster The Hague. Janneke is an experienced workshop and stakeholder session leader.
Natalia Romero de Herrera
Natalia Romero de HerreraAssistant Professor
Natalia Romero de Herrera, Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology in the Design Contextualization and Communication section, where her main research focus is on the design and development of a methodology and a platform for the evaluation of daily life experiences of innovative technologies. PI eHealth Living Lab Cluster The Hague
Erwin de Vlugt
Professor Technology for Health
Erwin de VlugtProfessor Technology for Health
Erwin de Vlugt, Professor Technology for Health at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, owner Medical Delta Living Lab Care Robotics and entrepreneur in robotics. PI eHealth Living Lab Cluster The Hague
Team Lead of Business
Dimitri SchuurmanTeam Lead of Business
Dimitri Schuurman is the Team Lead of the Business model and User Research Team at imec.livinglabs. He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Ghent University in Belgium. Together with his imec colleagues, Dimitri developed a specific living lab offering targeted at entrepreneurs in which he has managed over 100 innovation projects. He is also active in the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and in the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) as a living labs specialist. His main interests and research topics are situated in the domains of open innovation, user innovation, and innovation management.
Olha BondarenkoStrategic Advisor
Olha Bondarenko works as a strategic advisor on innovation within the Strategy department. She has a broad range of experiences in academia, business and public services domain and enjoys to bring the different worlds together through co-creation of innovative policies based on practice.
Wim De Kinderen
Senior Professional in EU Affairs
Wim De KinderenSenior Professional in EU Affairs
Wim De Kinderen is representing the City of Eindhoven within the Brussels based ‘Brainport Eindhoven EU Office’. As such he is a senior professional in EU affairs, and has ample experiences in building alliances and managing European networks.
RDI Senior Expert
Sakariina HeikkanenRDI Senior Expert
Ms. Sakariina Heikkanen is a Senior Lecturer and Research, development & Innovation (RDI) Senior Expert in Haaga-Helia. The past 11 years she has worked for various RDI projects in close collaboration with company partners representing a wide spectrum of sectors. Ms. Heikkanen coordinates the Finnish Network of Living Labs and is a member of the European Network of Living Labs. Haaga-Helia has a great experience in managing both domestic and international Living Lab related RDI projects in a professional manner.
Minna-Maari HarmaalaPrincipal Lecturer
Ph.D. Minna-Maari Harmaala works as principal lecturer of Corporate Responsibility at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. She has over ten years of practical industry experience from consulting in sustainability management, especially in the electronics sector. She has worked with a number of multinational clients prior to joining Haaga-Helia and is currently active in public-private partnerships at the University. She is a seasoned facilitator and promoter of experiential learning. She has robust international experience both from living and working abroad. Her areas of interest and expertise are corporate responsibility, sustainability marketing and communication, strategic CSR and environmental management.
Kati TakaluomaRDI Specialist
Dr Kati Takaluoma works as a Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) specialist in Haaga-Helia. She has a strong research background with a PhD focused in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Kati has a demonstrated history of working in international projects having been involved in the preparation, execution and reporting of several projects funded e.g. by EU framework programmes (from FP6 to Horizon 2020). Nationally she has managed two PhDs to Business Life projects partly funded by EU Structural Funds. These projects trained PhDs in different business skills and helped them in the career transition from academic to non-academic sector.
Ömer OnurManaging Director
Ömer is currently the MD of Başakşehir Living Lab AND has been running Basaksehir Innovation &Technology Center (Basaksehir Living-Lab) focused in development of innovative producsts and services as well as supporting enterprenuers and startups since 2012. He is an expert in Project Management and Organizational Development. Ömer has more than 30 years of corporate experience by working most of his years in Ford Motor Company, Ericsson and Turkcell Communications at various management roles in the areas of Organizational Development, Quality, IT, Strategy and Project Management. Omer has a B.Sc in Production/Industrial Engineering from Aston University, UK and an MBA degree from Graduate School of Management, Melbourne University.
Katariina MalmbergProject Manager
Katariina Malmberg (M.Sc. Econ., M.Mus.) has completed her Master’s degree in Economics and Business administration at the department of Management in Helsinki School of Economics (nowadays Aalto University). She started working at ENoLL in September 2016 as a project manager, and from August 2017 onward she has had the responsibility of project management tasks and living lab support as an in-house consultant at ENoLL in EU-funded U4IoT coordination and support action focusing on user-engagement. Before joining ENoLL, Katariina worked at the Center of Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) in Aalto University between 2008-2016, latest as a project manager. Her responsibilities in national and EU research and innovation projects included communications, project administration and research, especially in the area of user-driven innovation. When not working on project management, Katariina is devoting her time to professional music activities as a baroque oboist.
Andoni Lombide Carreton
Andoni Lombide CarretonIT architect
Andoni is an IT architect in IMEC’s prototyping team. He has done architecture and software engineering work for both industrial companies and research projects, with a focus on distributed real-time and streaming systems, such as IoT and reactive architectures. Before making the switch to industry, he worked as researcher and as a lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and obtained a PhD in Computer Science on programming language support for distributed event-driven computing in 2011.
Lynn CoorevitsInnovation Manager
Lynn Coorevits is an Innovation Manager at IMEC.livinglabs, where she is responsible for tools and methodologies that improve testing in living labs. She is also affiliated to the IMEC-mict-ugent department Ghent University in Belgium as a Senior User Researcher. She holds master degrees in Psychology and Marketing Analysis from Ghent University and has over 10 years of experience in innovation research and consultancy ranging from the financial to the social industry. She was also involved in projects that include the Internet of Things such as the City of Things initiative in Antwerp. Her main interests are in the domain of user experience research and more specifically the optimization of tools and techniques for contextual inquiry via sensors.
Olivier RitsProgram Manager
Olivier Rits graduated as Engineer Applied Physics at Ghent University and started a research project on optical interconnects inside digital systems. After that he joined Alcatel-Lucent as business developer, focusing on defining the go2market strategy and developing the business first for networking technology broadly and later with focus on innovative applications in IoT. In 2012 he was part of the winning Alcatel-Lucent innovation bootcamp team with an innovative concept (and patent) on cloud services.. In 2013 Olivier joined iMinds (now imec) where a lead the business model practice in the imec.livinglabs team. As program manager imec.living labs, he is responsible for the definition and implementation of the service offering and go2market strategy.
Professor Leon Sterling has had an extensive academic career. Following a PhD from the Australian National University, he worked for 15 years at universities in the UK, Israel and the United States. He served as Head of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Melbourne for 6 years, then took up industry sponsored professorship of Software Innovation and Engineering. In 2010, he moved to Swinburne University of Technology as Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies for 4 years and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) for two years. His current research is in incorporating emotions in technology development.
Sonja PedellAssociate Professor
Associate Professor Sonja Pedell is Director of Swinburne University’s Future Self and Design Living Lab. The FSD Living Lab has core development capabilities in the area of innovative socio-technical systems and design solutions for health and wellbeing with a focus on the ageing population and dementia. Prior to taking up this role at Swinburne, Dr Pedell completed a Masters of Psychology from the Technical University of Berlin and was employed as an Interaction Designer, Usability Consultant and Product Manager in industry for several years.
Lead Project Manager
Panagiotis KoutoudisLead Project Manager
Mr. Panagiotis Koutoudis holds a MSc in Applied Economics & a graduate degree in Economic Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is the lead project manager of iED with a vast experience in the management & implementation of national and European projects. His portofolio consists of researches, studies & training materials on the topics of entrepreneurship, business development, etc.
Natália Susana Silva
Natália Susana SilvaProject Manager
Ms. Natália Susana Silva works at the Regional Fund for Science and Technology of the Azores Regional Government (FRCT), has a degree in Portuguese and English and Post Graduations in Business Management and Digital Marketing. She manages projects and provides information to other governmental departments and to the Scientific and Technological System of the Azores about funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 or other programmes. Currently she manages, with the help of different teams, the following projects: MACARONIGHT, LIVERUR, FIMAC, SCREEN and EXPAND II for JPI Urban, within different and challenging thematics.
Tunde KallaiManaging Director
Mrs Tunde Kallai (born in Hungary) is managing director of TR Associates Ltd, located in Malta, and project partner in LIVERUR H2020 project (2018-2021). Mrs Kallai is Senior Expert on research and open innovation with 18 years experiences in EU RTD and Innovation programs/tenders and technical assistance in Europe and MENA countries mainly. She was one of the founding member of ENoLL in 2005. She gave her assistance and concept development for the set-up of 17 Living Labs (urban/rural) in 7 countries (HU, CH, MT, SN, TN, KSA, TR) and 3 continents (Europe, Africa and Middle East) in the last 14 years. Her main interest is the circular transition from linear economy to circular economies in urban and rural context, the new business models, capitalisation strategies in the framework of user driven open innovation.
Lina MosshammerMobility Researcher
Lina Mosshammer (AustriaTech) is part of the business unit of mobility innovation. Originally a spatial planner she sets a focus on transportation system planning and mobility research. The support of the Austrian Mobility Labs as well as the Mobility Transformation Lab is a key element within her work.
Barbara Hammerl (MOBILITY LAB Graz) holds a master in social and economic science and is qualified mediator and adult trainer. She is co-founder and CEO of StadtLABOR - Innovationen für urbane Lebensqualität GmbH. StadtLABOR is a private enterprise for applied research, innovation and knowledge transfer in the field of sustainable and smart cities.
Marlene Wagner (aspern.mobil LAB) is trained as an architect and has gained excessive experience working and researching in developing environments with focus on cross-cultural and transdisciplinary design-build practice. She is part of the aspern.mobil LAB and the research-group MDUR - Multidisciplinary Design and User Research at the Vienna Technical University focussing on experimental participatory methods, co-creation, collective knowledge production and the set-up of an sustainably active research community.
Michael Habiger (aspern.mobil LAB) is experienced in the conception, application and evaluation of user-centered methods. A strong focus lies on participatory approaches exploring user contexts, needs and requirements in order to develop design proposals and tailored technological solutions.
Julia NermuthProject Staff
Julia Nermuth (thinkport VIENNA) is project staff at the Institute for Production Economics and Logistics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. She holds a bachelor in environment and bio-resources management and focused on regional development during her master studies.
Ursula KoppLandscape Architect
Ursula Kopp (MobiLab OÖ) was trained a landscape architect, and holds a general MBA and an MSc in conflict resolution. She worked as a project manager, evaluator, and as a facilitator in the context of sustainable development at the Vienna University of Business Administration for more than 10 years. Since 2016 she is member of the MobiLab OÖ Team at the University of Applied Science in Upper Austria, focussing on innovation processes and methods, such as design thinking.
Alpine Transport Expert
Stephan TischlerAlpine Transport Expert
Stephan Tischler (Center of Mobility Change) is an expert in the area of alpine transport, spatial development and economic analysis of transport infrastructure projects. He was leading the transport planning department at ILF Consulting Engineers Austria for more than 10 years. In late summer 2018 he was assigned to the University of Innsbruck, Institute of Infrastructure in Austria as Senior Scientist and works in parallel as an independent consultant for urban and regional planning. He is elected representative of Innsbruck’s urban district Igls, Environmental Ombudsman of the Tyrolean regional authority and advisor to regional and local communities.
Mobility Innovation Senior Expert
Doris WiederwaldMobility Innovation Senior Expert
Doris Wiederwald (AustriaTech) holds a master in environmental system sciences and is senior expert for mobility innovation and mobility policy with AustriaTech. With nearly two decades of experience in regional and spatial development as well as in the field of innovative and sustainable mobility she now supports the five Austrian Urban Mobility Labs as well as the Mobility Transformation Lab in their implementation, in knowledge transfer and in their strategic embedding in national and international networks.
Geraldine Barry is Adviser to the Deputy Director General, DG Joint Research Centre - European Commission. She has long-standing experience in the promotion, management and exploitation of research. As Head of Communication at the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, she was responsible for all aspects of communication with a special emphasis on corporate image and branding, managing a communications team spread across the JRC's six sites. Prior to this, Geraldine was Head of Unit for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at the JRC, where responsibilities included management of the European Communities; intellectual property portfolio. Her current role as adviser to the Deputy Director General focuses on organisational development issues, engagement and outreach and policy communication.
Stefano TarantolaScientific Officer
Stefano Tarantola is a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He graduated in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 and received his PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1996. He works at the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate conducting methodological work and pre-normative research in the field interoperability of smart electricity grids and electric vehicles. He currently runs the project for developing a living lab at the JRC Ispra for testing digital energy solutions in the context of the Ispra site modernization program.
Federico FerrettiIT Consultant
Federico Ferretti is IT consultant at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Federico has studied computer engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and later deepened his knowledge of ICT with a Master in cognitive science at the University of Milan, aiming to explore those aspects of artificial intelligence that may relate with the study of the mind. Currently, he is finalizing a Ph.D. in social sciences at the University of Maastricht, with a thesis on the emergence of “DIY science” and other collaborative approaches to science, focusing on the articulation of imaginaries, expectations and discourses among different stakeholders. He helped in the co-design and implementation of the JRC’s Makerspace, a collaborative space for experimenting with citizen engagement in science and technology issues.
Elke van der Heijden
Elke van der HeijdenResearcher
Elke van der Heijden is a researcher and developer in the interdisciplinary research program Urban Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS). She combines her current work as a project leader and researcher for the ERDF / ESF project House of Skills, with a PhD project on collaborative learning processes in long-term innovation processes. In recent years at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, she was one of the driving forces behind the development of the Fieldlab Methodology. Field labs are area-oriented and locally anchored learning and experimenting environments for the approach of metropolitan tasks.
Anna de Zeeuw
Anna de ZeeuwSenior Researcher
Anna de Zeeuw (Phd public administration), is a senior researcher and program manager at the AUAS, lectorate Management of Cultural Change and research group Urban Management. She acts as leader of various fieldlabs, with the application of action research. The theme of this is cooperation between formal and informal organizations in a metropolitan setting. She has a PhD in quality of public services. She also has training and extensive practical experience as a business strategy consultant.
Julie FergusonSenior Researcher
Julie Ferguson (PhD, business administration) is a senior researcher in the interdisciplinary research program Urban Management at the AUAS. Julie’s main research interest is knowledge-intensive organizing and social innovation, from a social network perspective. She is presently project leader for an interdisciplinary project aimed at collaborative governance among diverse stakeholders of Amsterdam municipality as an ‘urban commons’, and is researcher on the European-funded ‘House of Skills’ project. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has published extensively in international scholarly journals and acquired numerous research grants in the domain of organization sciences and public administration.
Masataka MoriResearch Analyst
He is a research analyst for accumulating information and creation of database to accelerate the social innovation in Japan. Managing a creative platform construction project based on social issues, he has been engaging himself to work on research, analysis and concept design for innovation platform construction using interviews, field work and other ethnographic research methods
Kyosuke SakakuraAssociate Professor
Born in 1972. As a full-time lecturer and associate professor at Tokyo City University and Keio University, he is also a representative of Mita's house which performs place making in the area, and is involved in community development as a researcher and practitioner.
Takashi YamadaSection Manager
Born in Shiojiri City in 1975. Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University. Currently, he works as a section manager in the Shiojiri City Office Planning Department and the Regional Creation Promotion Division City Promotion Section. As a staff member of Shiojiri City Office, he also undertakes the role of representative of nanoda, he research and practice-base project of utilising the unoccupied house.
Prof Dr Joelle Mastelic is the Manager of the Energy Living Lab, professor and research in the Energy Institute of the University of Applied Science Western Switzerland. She holds a phd from University of Lausanne on the role of Living Labs in the energy field. She is also an organiser and moderator of different international conferences.
Meri VainioProject Manager
Meri is pedagogically oriented engineer and the main facilitator of this workshop. Her background is in human-centered product design and development. She is skilled facilitator in lean service creation and has several years of experience from building and developing cross-cultural co-creation platforms in Finland, China and South Korea.
Maiju Haltia-NurmiProject Coordinator
Maiju is service design oriented social scientist. She is currently responsible for developing the KYKY concept, including the operating model and digital marketplace, in Espoo and Finland. Maiju has strong expertise in project management and coaching. Previous work experience includes development projects in public sector and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about service design, social action, co-creation and education. https://www.linkedin.com/in/maijuhaltianurmi/
Katja HagmanBusiness coach
Katja was the project manager when the original KYKY concept was co-created and designed. She has over 15 years experience in developing people, talent, organizations, leadership and learning in diverse international enterprises, public sector and multicultural environments. Katja has proven effective and efficient results in leading large and complex projects with the different stakeholders in large ecosystems. She is extensively experienced in improving business success by developing and implementing strategical people development processes and in promoting digitalization as a profound transformation.
Chief Digital Officer
Harri LuttinenChief Digital Officer
Harri is a specialist on digital services, educational technology and learning environments. He has over 10 years experience in creating and developing new models of using technology in education and organizational skills. Harri has been responsible of running several national public sector projects
Planner, Education and Cultural Services
Minna KukkonenPlanner, Education and Cultural Services
Minna is a specialist on Finnish Education and development of learning culture, innovation and technology education, learning environments and ecosystems. She is an expert on project management and has been running several national and international development projects. She is a responsible person for the Accelerated Co-creation for Schools and Companies, KYKY, Innokas FabLearn Lab -makerspace and developing competences on 21st century skills and moreover, supporting curriculum reform in the city level.
Yvonne Eriksson (PhD) is Professor in Information Design, leader of MDH Living Lab at Innovation and Product Realization (IPR) and Vice Dean of the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Mälardalen Univeristy. The main focus of her research is visual communication and its relation to the perceptual/cognitive processes that are involved in interpretation of visuals and building of milieus. She has special interest in methodology and development of methods for design and co-creation.
Ulrika FlorinSenior Lecturer
Ulrika Florin (PhD, MFA) is Senior Lecturer in Information Design and Coordinator of the Bachelor Program Spatial Design-Information Design, Mälardalen University. Florin’s research focuses on sketches, models and full-scale representations (analogue and digital) that support interaction and communication. Florin combines concepts from visual communication with knowledge theories from practice-based research.
Andrea HvistendahlVisual Artist
Andrea Hvistendahl (MFA, Royal College of Art, Stockholm) is a visual artist with an international background. She is a lecturer in Information Design, Mälardalen University, Spatial Design-Information Design. Hvistendahl focuses on environmental, social and ethical issues and how to translate and communicate ideas to different groups. Her projects feature objects, installations, and images often in cooperation with other social actors.
Ms. Rosa Arias is the D-NOSES Coordinator, creator of the OdourCollect App and CEO & Founder of Science for Change. After more than 12 years of expertise as an odour expert, she has developed an innovative methodology to co-create alternative solutions to odour pollution through citizen science and participatory strategies.
Nora Salas Seoane
Social Sciences Researcher
Nora Salas SeoaneSocial Sciences Researcher
Ms. Nora Salas Seoane is the Social Sciences Researcher of the D-NOSES project and COO and Social Researcher in Science for Change. Her background as a Psychologist and Anthropologist helps her to undergo community engagement and participatory and co-creation strategies within D-NOSES. She also holds expertise in mainstreaming gender
Ms. Louise Francis is the Co-founder of Mapping for Change, a social enterprise spin-out from University College London. Louise has over 15 years of experience developing and leading projects centred on participatory mapping; community engagement and citizen science programmes on topics spanning local pollution monitoring to planning, from exploring issues of accessibility to looking at citizenship and social housing issues, all focusing on inclusivity in their development and design. Louise’s research interest is in the role of participatory mapping, VGI and citizen science has in generating positive environmental and social change
María AlonsoEngagement Activities
Ms. María Alonso has an academic background in environmental science and rural development, María has been instrumental in a number of participatory sustainable development and livelihood improvement programmes. She has more than ten years experience working for NGOs and Social Enterprises across Europe in projects ranging from sustainable mobility to short food supply chains. Maria leads the engagement activities on behalf of Mapping for Change within the D-NOSES project.
Assistant Professor in Psychology
Louise HopperAssistant Professor in Psychology
Dr Louise Hopper, Assistant Professor in Psychology at Dublin City University (DCU). Louise graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1993 and worked in various information technology roles in Ireland and in the US from 1988 to 2001. Since completing her Ph.D. in Psychology in TCD in 2013, Louise has worked as a Lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in DCU. Louise has extensive experience working with people with dementia and their families and her recent projects include assistive technology and timely access to formal community-based care to support those living with dementia and the design of a National Dementia Registry for Ireland. Louise was awarded the DCU Presidents Research Award for 2017. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Alzheimer Café Leixlip.
Panagiotis BamidisAssociate Professor
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In the last 10 years, he has been the co-ordinator of six large European projects as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education, Affective and Applied Neuroscience, Affective and Physiological Computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, Health Information Management, Bio-medical Informatics He is also actively researching Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science and the associated use of semantic technologies and IoT
Leader of Assistive Technologies
Evdokimos KonstantinidisLeader of Assistive Technologies
Dr EvdokimosKonstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received the Diploma in electronic engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Ph.D. degree in the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. His research interests lie predominately in the area of medical informatics, particularly within assistive technologies (silverscience, silvergaming, mobile health)
R&D Projects Manager
Rosa AlmeidaR&D Projects Manager
With a background on Gerontology, on Management of projects, human resources and social facilities and a post degree in Third Generation Therapies I am coordinating research and innovation projects for ageing well and independent living. As R&D Projects Manager in IDES (SME of INTRAS Foundation), challenges are the word of the day, and the creativity and teamwork an exigency that pleases me. Collaborating in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and european projects I have the opportunity to work and transfer best practices from and with european referents. As a supporter of open innovation methodologies (working with quadruple helix of innovation ecosystems at regional, national & EU levels) I have been involved in many actions.
Despoina MantziariResearch Associate
Despoina Mantziari holds a University Degree in Media and Mass Communication and a MS in Journalism and New Media with specific expertise on news content verification and Fake News, both of them from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She works as a Research Associate on Research Programmes at AUTH Medical Physics Lab. She has former experience as journalist, as well as in media monitoring and public relations. She has been member of several university research groups, including the Media Informatics Lab and the Peace Journalism Lab, while she is also member of the communication and data journalism team of Open Knowledge Greece and the scientific advisory group of the Journalists' Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH).
Despoina PetsaniResearch Assistant
Despoina Petsani received her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her thesis was part of the iPrognosis project (H2020). She is currently a postgraduate student in Medical Informatics MSc program and Research Assistant in the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she is working in CAPTAIN project (H2020). Her research interests lie in the area of silver science and the intervention for older adults and vulnerable population in the field of serious games and medical decision support systems
Speech and Language Pathologist
Ioanna StamelouSpeech and Language Pathologist
Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Speech and Language Therapy, Ioanna has been working as a Speech and Language pathologist at the Day Care Centre for Alzheimer’s patients in Nicosia, at Archangelos Michael Elderly Nursing Home, at the Children and Family Support Centre, and private speech and language therapy sessions for children and adults. She specialises in speech and language disorders, voice disorders, and feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Research & Innovation Officer
Jonas BylundResearch & Innovation Officer
Jonas Bylund is part of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board since 2013. His main responsibility is science-policy communication and to develop urban research and innovation funding calls with affiliated funding agencies as well as strategic other initiatives. Since 2013 he is also employed at IQS, the Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment. He is trained in human geography and social anthropology, with a specific research focus on the knowledge practices in planning and environmental sciences. His PhD thesis Planning, Projects, Practice (2006) investigated a national investment programme concerning new environmental technologies in the case of Stockholm urban development and was an attempt to translate actor-network theory into planning studies. He is an experienced lecturer in urban and regional planning, with a particular focus on epistemology and ontology in the social sciences. He is also a consultant with Urbanalys.
Stakeholder Involvement Officer
Johannes RieglerStakeholder Involvement Officer
Johannes Riegler started working with the JPI Urban Europe Management Board in 2012. As an assistant to the Chair of the Management Board, his work spans from strategic issues, stakeholder involvement process development and implementation to the preparing and facilitating JPI Urban Europe related events and activities. Furthermore, he is involved in the H2020 funded URBAN-EU-CHINA project where he ensures the exchange and communication between JPI Urban Europe and the project. Johannes holds a B.Sc. in Geography and Regional Science as well as a MA in the UNICA 4cities Urban Studies programme. He conducted his studies in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Budapest and Klagenfurt. Johannes is employed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.
Chabela Matura Parraguez
Senior Development Advisor
Chabela Matura ParraguezSenior Development Advisor
Chabela Matura Parraguez is a Chilean innovation practitioner, living in the Netherlands. She is a learning experience designer and facilitator, and senior development advisor at LEF future center, the dedicated innovation environment of the Dutch Department of Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat). Chabela is the founder of Espacio.nl, and co-founder of Theoryulab.nl. She is trained as an integrative (psycho)therapist. Her mission: Making people and organizations future-proof by designing experiences that stimulate co-creation and innovation. Current projects include the continuing development of LEF future center (Dutch Department Ministry of Public Works & Water Management), co-initiator of Leaders of the Future platform, and co-initiator of the Global Lab for Societal Innovation. Her most recent publications is the Body of Practice Future Center LEF, accessible at http://publicaties.minienm.nl/documenten/body-of-practice-lef-future-center-tien-jaar-praktijkervaring-met-sociale-innovatie-en-faciliteren-binnen-de-unieke-context-van-lef-future-center-rijkswaterstaat
Hank Kune works with corporate, government and university organizations in projects about societal innovation and renewal, with a special emphasis on hands-on problem solving in complex social, societal and organizational situations. Hank lives in the Netherlands, where he is director of Educore BV, a Founding Partner of the Future Center Alliance, and an active member of the New Club of Paris and the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group. He has worked extensively with public sector organizations in the Netherlands, as well as diverse innovation initiatives in Japan, Finland, Sweden and the European Union. In recent years, his work has focused on systemic and open innovation, developing innovation-enabling environments for societal innovation, supporting entrepreneurial mindset, and creating conditions for dialogue that leads to action. Hank is one of the pioneers of the Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation, and has been its principle moderator since 2010. He has written extensively on orchestrating innovation ecosystems, innovation-enabling methodologies and critical success factors for public sector innovation. His work on dedicated innovation spaces has been influential in establishing and running Future Centers in several countries. In 2015, he co-founded International Initiatives for Societal Innovation (I2SI), an open network-based resource platform to bring people, ideas and information together for practitioners working to create a smarter, more sustainable society.
Léopoldine LandiéInnovation Manager
Léopoldine Landié: Léopoldine is Innovation Manager in the research department of the Brussels Agency for the Support of Entrepreneurship. Her design thinikng mind is at the service of the research cycles she coordinates and supports. She works at Atrium Lab, Living Smart Retail City.
Head of Research
Solenne RomagniHead of Research
Solenne heads the research department of the Brussels Agency for the Support of Entrepreneurship. Her ability to see far is aligned with the means she creates to achieve . Solenne also coordinates the Atrium Lab, Living Smart Retail City.
Thibaut GalbanInnovation Manager
Thibaut is Innovation Manager in the research department of the Brussels Agency for the Support of Entrepreneurship. His experience in territorial development is at the service of his projects and creativity. He works at Atrium Lab, Living Smart Retail City.
Claire L. Craig
Reader in Design and Creative Practice
Claire L. CraigReader in Design and Creative Practice
Claire is a Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health and Co-Director of Lab4Living, an interdisciplinary research cluster at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focuses on the role of design and creative practice in promoting wellbeing and quality of life. Within all aspects of her work she continues to be particularly inspired by older people and by people living with dementia and the remarkable stories they tell about their lives and much of her research focuses in this area.
Professor of Design
Paul ChamberlainProfessor of Design
Paul is Professor of Design, Co-Director of the Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute, Head of the Art and Design Research Centre, Director of Design Futures and Co-Director of interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. His work explores the multi-sensory aspects of design and the role of artefacts that define pertinent societal questions as much as present solutions.
Ilenia GhenoProject Coordinator
Ilenia is in charge of the overall coordination of AGE EU Research Projects. She is responsible for the elaboration of projects' activity plans, budget expenditure, financial reporting and accounting. Ilenia manages AGE participation in tenders and call for proposals, and works directly on European projects related to Universal Design, Health and eHealth, Accessibility, ICTs and tourism. She contributes to monitoring of user involvement in projects, she ensures a wide dissemination of project results, and she works on the ethical dimensions of ageing.
Estelle HuchetCampaign Officer
Estelle participates in several European projects dealing with digitalisation, well-being, health and standardisation in relation to ageing and older persons. In that frame, she works on the popularization of these issues towards older people and relevant European stakeholders. She is also committed to organising participatory processes to ensure that older people have their say in the process. As campaign officer, she coordinated the #AgeingEqual global campaign against ageism in late 2018 and actively contributes to AGE capacity-building and awareness-raising activities to tackle age stereotypes and discrimination against older persons.
Senior Industrial Designer
Nick DulakeSenior Industrial Designer
Nick is a senior industrial designer at Design Futures and has extensive experience in production design for industry, taking many products through from concept design to production, from one-off and low volume products to mass produced goods. His consultancy experience includes designing and developing products and managing new product development (NPD) projects across consumer, medical, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and industrial sectors for diverse clients - from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to major multinationals, including brands such as Gripple, Unilever, Panasonic, Spear and Jackson and JCB.
International Project Manager
Ines VaittinenInternational Project Manager
Ines is an International Project Manager and Developer at ENoLL. She has completed her Master’s degree studies in International Design Business Management at Aalto University and also has a background in Architecture (BSc from Politecnico di Milano). Her international background includes studying and working across 6 different countries. Professionally she has experience from Corporate Innovation (eg. Design Thinking, Strategic Innovation) and project work on user-centered design solutions for corporate clients in the field of service design, experience design and behavior design. Ines is currently specializing in co-creation techniques, tools and methodologies. Her main responsibilities at ENoLL include project management of EU-MACS, iSCAPE and SISCODE projects, performing a task leading role in UNaLab project as well as support on the U4IOT project, while lending her design-focused expertise across the board of projects and activities at ENoLL. Ines is responsible for the Learning Lab, a tailored training programme as well as consultancy offerings to learn more about Living Labs.
Head of Arts
Melissa MeanHead of Arts
Melissa is head of Arts at KWMC. She manages the organisations Arts Programme, which includes developing exhibitions, installations and artist residencies. Her work includes producing a wide range of digital, photographic and film projects, and exploring the role that the arts can play in business development, social action and regeneration. She is also co-founder of the NESTA New Radical awarded innovative housing project We Can Make.
Arts Programme Producer
Martha KingArts Programme Producer
Martha King is Arts Programme Producer at KWMC. She has developed and delivered arts and research projects with citizens that explore; data ethics, commons based approaches, citizen-led co-design and participatory sensing. Supporting artists to create: performances, exhibitions, installations, talks, workshops and new commissions in a variety of contexts. She is co-author on HCI published paper 'A City in Common: A Framework to Foster Technology Innovation from the Bottom up' and has given public presentations around citizen innovation at a range of conferences across the UK and in Canada, including: The ENoLL OpenLivingLab Days conference in Montreal 2016 and at NESTA, London.
Director, Knowle West Media Centre and Bristol Living Lab, International Ambassador for Bristol. Carolyn is founder and Director of Knowle West Media Centre located in South Bristol: an arts and media centre (built of straw bales) that delivers socially engaged media arts projects contributing to a wider understanding of the role of technology and arts in communities and cities. KWMC manages Bristol’s Living and a focus on achieving tangible local benefits through sharing knowledge internationally are key to the success of the organisation.
Penny EvansAssistant Director
Assistant Director, Knowle West Media Centre, Penny Evans works alongside the Director developing programmes that respond to future need, promoting participation, involvement and inclusion in the delivery of the project. One of her key areas of responsibility is strategic planning and development for: The Factory. She currently sits on the Engaged University Steering group at University of Bristol.
Maija BergströmCommunity Manager
Maija Bergström (M.Soc.Sc.) works as Community Manager at Forum Virium Helsinki. Maija has developed new ways for more efficient and strategic use of underused and empty spaces. Her facilitation skills help filtering the stakeholder feedback as insights to the future services.
Living Lab Planner
Mette HiltunenLiving Lab Planner
Mette Hiltunen (M.Sc.Eng.) works as a Living Lab Planner at Forum Virium Helsinki and is responsible of Kalasatama Urban Lab space. With a background in design, product development and sustainability, she is focused on user-centered design processes to engage citizens in co-creating better and more sustainable everyday services.
Américo MateusCreative Director
Américo Mateus - Ph.D - has a Ph.D degree in Business Management and Marketing from Évora University and an undergraduate background in Industrial Design, completed in IADE. Currently is lecturer and invited teacher at IADE (since 1998), Évora University (since 2006), FH.Voralberg in Dornbirn Austria (since 2006). He has been working as Designer, Creative Director and Innovation Expert consultant. Since 2001, he is a researcher at UNIDCOM/IADE, where he developed and registered the IDEAS(R)EVOLUTION co-creation Design Thinking methodology. He is author and coauthor of more than 35 international scientific research papers published and presented around the theme of Design Thinking, Innovation and Creativity.
Ingrid Andersson - Ms Ingrid Andersson, EMBA, HEC Paris, with a major in Differentiation and Innovation through Services. Her research focuses on community engagement and digital society, business development and women entrepreneurship. Her major current engagements include citizen engagement in support of nature-based solutions in URBiNAT coupled with “learn-for-life”, a novel holistic behavioural-change methodology developed in collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and King’s College in London. Other current projects include “JUMP”, a behaviour-based health promotion program targeting primary schools, and a project on capacity-building in support of women-entrepreneurship, both with support of Qatar Foundation.
Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann
Knud Erik Hilding-HamannBusiness Consultant
MSc in International marketing, Director, Center for Ideas & Innovation, Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus, Denmark. Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann has worked at the Institute since 1998 and prior to that, 10 years as a business consultant in England, UK. The center employs 20 consultants and conducts more than 200 innovation and technology development assignments per annum in partnership with Danish and foreign companies, public institutions and organisations. Knud Erik is also the project leader of the publicly funded innovation agent program in Denmark, which involves 35 innovation agents across nine advanced technology institutes with the task in 2016-2018 of conducting 475 innovation audits and 290 project initiations in small and medium sized enterprises per annum.
Nathalie Nunes - Nathalie is French and Portuguese, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and currently member of the co-coordination team of URBiNAT (H2020 project). She graduated in international and European law (University of Paris Nanterre, France), and holds a research master's degree in international and European law of fundamental rights (University of Nantes, France). PhD candidate in sociology of law at the University of Coimbra, her thesis project is on the 2005 urban uprisings in the French suburbs. Nathalie gained international experience in Cape Verde and Brazil, and collaborated as a professional and a volunteer with organizations promoting and defending human rights, children's rights and the environment.
Living Lab manager
Lara VigneronLiving Lab manager
Lara Vigneron (WeLL): Living Lab manager of the Wallonia e-health Living lab active since 2015. After M.Sc. and PhD in engineering sciences, she worked for a few years on innovation processes in the medical field. Trained in creativity management, she coordinates the activities of the Living Lab community, European and regional collaborative projects, and the service offer.
Living Lab Expert
Jonathan PardoLiving Lab Expert
Living Lab Expert for Wallonia e-health Living Lab active since 2015. Consultant, trainer, coach and facilitator in the fields of marketing, strategies and participatory methodology. Trained in Design Thinking, Creativity and Process Communication Model.
Living Lab Manager
Dorothée GoffinLiving Lab Manager
Living Lab manager of the Wallonia e-health Living lab active since 2015. After M.Sc. in Chemistry and Bio-industry and PhD in agronomical sciences and biological engineering from the University of Liège, she developed and co-created the Smart Gastronomy Lab which is a use, co-creation and prototyping multidisciplinary lab for food, technologic and gastronomic innovation.
Living Lab Manager
Mikaël MangyokuLiving Lab Manager
Living Lab manager of the Design Creative City Living Lab (Cité du design Living Lab). Trained in design management and innovation project piloting, he integrates the Cité du design as program manager for IDeALL (Integrating Design for All in Living Labs), an European program initiated by the European Design Innovation Initiative. Today he coordinates a Living Lab service offer (“les Labos”) using design and user-driven tools to invite the greater public and professionals in the innovation process.
Tiina Arpola M.Sc. (Tech.) is a RDI-advisor at Savonia University of Applied Sciences in the field of Social, Health care and Cultural education. She is also experienced organizer for workshops and Game Jams. She has understanding about measured data, big data, open data, crowdsourcing, AI and applications using all this information and how gamification and creative sector makes data more valuable.
Merita KaunistoProject Coordinator
Merita Kaunisto M.Sc. (Nursing sc.) is working as a Project Coordinator in Kuopio University Hospital´s Living Lab services. She has been working as a midwife for 13 years in specialized medical care and now for the last two years in Living Lab services. The Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) Living Lab is operating in specialised medical care environments within the hospital. She is coordinating the testing and research of medical devices, as well as takes care of co-operation with organizations and businesses in the area and nationally.
Designer of Sport Services
Ilja VenäläinenDesigner of Sport Services
Ilja Venäläinen M.Sc. (Econ. and B.A.) is a Designer of Sport Services at City of Kuopio. He is a former professional football player and executive director of Kuopio Region Academy of Sports. He has high levels of competence in sports life in general and ability to see possibilities in Living Lab ideology and measured data as part of communal wellbeing and decision-making.
Jyri VilkoPost-Doctoral Researcher
Jyri Vilko (D.Sc. Econ. & Bus. Adm.; M.Sc., Tech.) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Business at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. He also holds a position of Adjunct Professor in Thammasat Business School, Thailand. His recent research interests are in the areas of supply chain risk management, health care supply chains, service networks and value creation. He has published on these topics in high-quality academic journals such as International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Logistics Management and Accident Analysis & Prevention. He has also been involved in business practice with regard to these topics through his research, and in speaker, facilitator and advisory roles.
Veronika TormaPhD Researcher
Veronika has been a PhD researcher in the Global Sustainability Institute since 2014. Her research is on Urban Living Labs (ULLs). Veronika analyses stakeholder involvement in ULLs and the main processes needed to establish an urban living laboratory. The assumption is that greater involvement of stakeholders will lead to a more effective ULL implementation, however at what level stakeholder engagement works best remains the challenge of this research study.
Soenke Zehle, media theorist, writes, teaches, curates, with a focus on collaborative arts-and-technology research. Lecturer in Media Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar (HBKsaar), he is also managing co-director of K8 Institut für strategische Ästhetik gGmbH, the academy's non-profit company for think tank, transfer, and training activities, as well as an affiliate researcher at the Ubiquitous Media Technologies Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Between 2012 and 2018 he also worked as managing director of the academy's xm:lab - Experimental Media Lab. anticipate.network is currently coordinated and hosted by xm:lab.
David has been active in research and policy co-ordination and consultancy at a European level since FP4, with a focus on human-centred strategic design issues and crossover innovation trajectories. He joined HKU in 2007 as European Research Coordinator, in 2011 he authored a pan European study on the Entrepreneurial Dimension of the Cultural and Creative Industries for EACEA informing the policy discussions for the H2020 programme for supporting the creative industry sector. He is active in many European research, innovation and policy networks and initiatives.
Senior Business Advisor
Olivier ZephirSenior Business Advisor
Olivier Zephir is a Senior Business Advisor at the Technoport a technology business incubator in Luxembourg. At Technoport Olivier manages the Digital Experience Studio (DX-Studio) and supports entrepreneurs in developing innovative digital technologies. Olivier promotes innovative startups revamping digital content (music, video, games) creation, production and distribution value chains. On a day to day basis, Olivier assists startups in building proof of concepts with early adopters and other interested parties.