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Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Ms. Paola Salomoni is Full Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy), she authored over 170 scientific publications. She served as Vice Rector for Technologies at the University of Bologna from 2015 until early 2020, when she was appointed Regional Minister for Education, University, Research.
Professor of Dynamic Psychology
Sapienza University of Rome
Mr. Sergio Salvatore is Professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome. His scientific interests regard the psychodynamic and semiotic theorization of psychological and social phenomena and the methodology of analysis of sociocultural and mental processes as field dynamics.
Professor of Applied Mathematics / Coordinator
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / FET Open project IBSEN – European Commission
Mr. Anxo Sánchez is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he founded the Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos (GISC). A theoretical physicist by training, he does research on complex systems, with emphasis on applications in social systems, using mathematical approaches, numerical simulations, and experiments. He coordinated the FET Open project IBSEN.
Project/Policy Officer at DG Research and Innovation – Materials for Tomorrow Unit
Mr. Javier Sanfelix is Project/Policy Officer at DG RTD - Materials for Tomorrow Unit
Head of the Coordination office for the German EU Council presidency
German Ministry of Education and Research
Ms. Evelina Šanta-Kahle is head of the coordination office for the German EU Council presidency in the Ministry of Education and Research. Since 2010 she has been working as. deputy head of unit for European research policy and in the area of sustainability. Previously, she worked in the Austrian FFG and for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation in Madrid and Brussels. She has a degree in Neurobiology.
Head of the Competence Centre on Foresight at General Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Ms. Fabiana Scapolo is Head of the Competence Centre on Foresight at the European Commission General Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels. She is also Deputy Head of Unit for Foresight, Modelling, Behavioural Insights and Design for Policy. She has more than 15-year experience on foresight, focusing on the fostering foster the application of Foresight methods and tools in support to policymaking.
Thematic Coordinator of the research group Innovation Dynamics & Modelling
Austrian Institute of Technology
Mr. Thomas Scherngell (PD PhD, male) is Senior Scientist and Thematic Coordinator of the research group Innovation Dynamics & Modelling at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), and lecturer at the the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He is an expert in economics of innovation as well as in regional science and spatial analysis.
Science Europe and Secretary General of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg (FNR).
Marc Schiltz has been active in research and higher education for more than 25 years and held research and faculty positions in several European countries Since 2017, he is president of Science Europe, the Brussels-based association of all major European public research funding and research performing organisations, representing a combined annual investment in research of nearly 20 bn EUR in 27 countries. In this role, he has been setting the European agenda to foster Open Science and has been one of the architects of Plan S that has been devised to make immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. He is currently chairman of cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders that have agreed to implement Plan S in a coordinated way. He also sits on the Governing Board of the Global Research Council, which comprises the heads of research funding agencies from around the world. He is leading the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) since 2011 and brings a strong dedication to building a world-class research system that will generate long-term societal and economic impact for the country. He has significantly contributed to enhance the quality of the Luxembourg research system and to build bridges with the private sector as well as with the international scientific community. Under his leadership, the FNR has successfully developed programme lines to attract scientific talent to the country and to link the business ecosystem to research innovation. He is a relentless advocate of science and research, serving on a number of external boards and committees, both at the national and international level. He has been the main driver to establish the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity, of which he currently is the Chairman.
Max Planck Institute
Mr. Bernhard Schölkopf's scientific interests are in machine learning and causal inference. He has applied his methods to a number of different fields, ranging from biomedical problems to computational photography and astronomy. Mr. Schölkopf has researched at AT&T Bell Labs, at GMD FIRST, Berlin, and at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, before becoming a Max Planck director in 2001. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and a Fellow of the ACM.
"Photo: Markus Scholz/Leopoldina".
Ms. Catherine Schreiber is co-founder of ADVITOS GmbH. ADVITOS has designed & commercializes a unique in the world multi organ support device that increases ICU patient survival from 10% upto 50%. ADVITOS is beneficiary of the EIC SME instrument Phase 2, the EIC Accelerator Pilot COVID 19, as well as participant in the EIT Health Catapult 2019 competition (3rd Place), and the EIT digital access2finance program.
Director of the Health, Food-Agriculture,Energy and Climate action department
Israeli Innovation Authority
Ms. Hagit Schwimmer is a Director of the department in charge of Health, Food-Agriculture, Energy and Climate Action in ISERD - the Israel-Europe directorate in the Israeli Innovation Authority. She got her PhD in Physiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and did her PostDoc in Stanford University. Ms. Schwimmer is the former Deputy Chief Scientist at the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.
Head of Governance and Coordination Unit
European Innovation Council taskforce
Mr. Keith Sequeira is the head of the governance and coordination unit at the European Innovation Council taskforce. He has been a member of the cabinets of two European Commissioners for research, Carlos Moedas and Maire Georghegan-Quinn. Mr. Sequeira has a background in physics and innovation studies and has worked at European and national level and private sector on innovaton strategies, programmes and projects.
Marie Curie Alumni Association
Mr. Mostafa Moonir Shawrav is the Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA). After working over 10 years in academia, in the field of nanotechnology, in Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, he recently moved into industry. His expertise includes science diplomacy, entrepreneurship and career planning for researchers.
Mr. Frédéric Simon joined EURACTIV in 2003 as a reporter covering mainly energy and environmental policy. Four years later, he entered the management team as editor and publisher, overseeing editorial production in Brussels, Paris and Berlin as well as the IT department. For ten years (2008-2018) Frédéric was also Brussels correspondent for France24, the 24/7 international TV channel.
Mechanical Engineering Master’s Student
Ms. Sini Simpura is a mechanical engineering MSc. Level student in Aalto University. Her focus is on production engineering and product development. She was taking part in Product Development Project -course, as the project manager of a team sponsored by ATTRACT creating a wearable PET scanning device.