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ADVISORY BOARD




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Advisory board


The TRANSFORM Advisory Board  (AB) is a group of five acclaimed experts who will meet regularly with the TRANSFORM consortium throughout the project. They will provide strategic guidance on different methodological approaches implemented within clusters and support the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approaches within the Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (S3) for each regional cluster.

In addition, the Advisory Board advises on links with relevant stakeholders, proposes and encourages potential interactions with other projects and initiatives, and supports the dissemination of the results.




Louise Francis

Citizen science for territorial innovation Advisor

Louise is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of MfC. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of MfC and oversees the development and delivery of our activities. She has an academic background in environmental science and has over fifteen years’ experience of working with …

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communities and grass-roots organisations in the UK and throughout the Eastern Caribbean, with a particular focus on justice, sustainability and community development. She specialises in the delivery of participatory mapping and citizen science activities. Mapping for Change, a social enterprise, property of UCL London, that supports sustainable communities through online mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).


Simon Burall

Participatory research agenda setting Advisor

Simon Burall is a Senior Associate of Involve. He has long and extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, open government, public participation, stakeholder engagement, accountability and transparency, scientific and technology innovation and organisational change.

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He has worked at the local and national level in Africa, Asia and Europe as well as on related issues of global governance and democracy. In his role with Involve, Simon has worked with and advised many organisations including Number 10, the Cabinet Office, the Scottish Government, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department of Health, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, NHS England, the UK Civil Society Network on Open Government, UNDP, OECD, the World Bank, the European Economic and Social Council, as well as at local level with numerous local authorities and other public bodies.


Anna Meroni

Design thinking for social innovation Advisor

Architect and PhD in Design, Anna Meroni is Associate Professor of Design in the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research focus is on service and strategic design for sustainability to foster social innovation, participation and local development.

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A specific expertise has been developed in co-design methods and tools. She is the head of the international Master of Science program in Product Service System Design and coordinator of the POLIMI-DESIS Lab, the Milan based research laboratory of the DESIS-Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network. Anna Meroni seats on the board of the PhD program in Design, principal investigator of national and international research projects, chair of conferences, author of several publications, and visiting lecturer in international universities.



Ângela Guimarães Pereira

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Advisor

Ângela Guimarães Pereira has been at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission since 1992. She leads the institutional project on Citizen Engagement, contributing to European projects focused on environmental and societal issues, future oriented activities and public engagement in the policy cycle.

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Post-normal science inspires her work on governance of and dialogues about science and technology. She authored many peer-reviewed publications, contributing to many books, such as the 2016 “Science on the Verge” CSPO/ASU. Her interests lie in intersections of science with other ways of knowing, such as arts and the makers movement.


Giulia Bubbolini

S3 Advisor

Giulia Bubbolini is COO at CISE – Centre for Innovation and Economic Development, Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Romagna, Italy. With a degree in Economics and Business and post-graduate training on SME Internationalisation, Giulia’s expertise in responsible innovation comes directly from the field, …

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from years of supporting small businesses to meet the global market’s increasing demand for sustainability and social accountability, using innovation as a competitive driver. Giulia has been working on European Territorial Cooperation projects for over fifteen years and – since 2012 – commitment to mainstreaming RRI into innovation and SME support programmes across Europe resulted in the ongoing projects Interreg Europe MARIE and Interreg Central Europe ROSIE, and previous projects Interreg IVC COGITA, South East Europe FaRInn and CIP ICT PSP R-ICT, all coordinated by her. Currently, Giulia is a member of H2020 TERRITORIA’s board of advisors.

EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 972687.
Project Coordinator: Angela Simone Fondazione Giannino Bassetti angela.simone@fondazionebassetti.org
 
contact: info@transfrom-project.eu