Prof. Dr. Tomislav Jovanovic, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
Prof. Dr. Jovanovic holds a PhD degree from the School of Medicine in Belgrade, where he has been a fulll professor and Head of Department of Medical Physiology since 1994. He is the founder of the International Graduate School in Baromedicine. Since 1999 he is the national coordinator for Hyperbaric Medicine and Head of the European Graduate School in Baromedicine. Since March 2013 Prof. Dr. Jovanovic is the Chairman of the Programme Council at the Academy of Continuing Medical Education. He is a member of numerous professional organisations. Prof. Dr. Jovanovic is a president of organisational and scientific committees of international and national conferences, as well as a member of scientific and editorial boards of several professional journals. He has (co-)authored more than 300 papers published in top international journals, as well as several monographs and course books.
Nebojsa Vasiljevic, Assistant Minister, Ministry for Electronic Communications, Information Society and Postal Services
Nebojsa Vasiljevic has an extensive experience in the field of information and communication technology gained in the academia, media, non-governmental, business and public sectors. He started his career as the Deputy Head of Computer Lab at the Department of Computing Sciences, University of Belgrade. He was later the founder and the Director for Development of Inbox and also a member of the board of directors at CeSID, the Center for Free Elections and Democracy. Starting from 2007, Nebojsa Vasiljevic served as Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, at the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society and at present at the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications. He is the author of several scientific articles and a grantee of several internationally recognised awards in the fields of physics and mathematics.
Eric Badiqué, PhD., Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Eric Badique obtained his PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Besançon, France in 1988 and the Master of Physics from Ball State University, Muncie, USA in 1983. From 1984 to 1988 he was a Visiting Scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology working on digital image processing. From 1988 to 1992 he worked as a research engineer on low bit-rate video coding at Philips Communications in Nuernberg, Germany. He joined the European Commission in 1992 as a Project Officer in the Digital Media area. He moved to the Strategy for ICT Research and Innovation Unit of DG INFSO in 2004 where he was responsible for Work Programme preparation, portfolio analysis and impact assessment. He is now Deputy Head of Unit of the Programme Coordination Unit in DG CONNECT.
Dr. Wolfgang Streitenberger, Advisor- Communication, DG REGIO, European Commission
Economist by education, Wolfgang Streitenberger is currently the Adviser to the Director General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission. Previously, he advised the Director General of DG Information Society Followed and served as the Head of European Commission Representation to Austria. Wolfgang Streitenberger is an inspiring lecturer who taught various subjects, including Public Relations and Marketing at the Academy for Public Affairs and the Institute for Promotion of SMEs in Vienna. He is the author of numerous publications and the awardee of several honours.
Dr. Pedro de Sampaio Nunes, Head, Eureka Secretariat
Dr. Nunes, Member of the City Council of Lisbon and
Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Portugal, is the Head of the EUREKA
Secretariat. He has an extensive international experience and keen interest in
international collaboration on matters of Science and Technology, mainly in its
industrial application. Pedro de Sampaio Nunes, a civil engineer, was
previously Portuguese Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, a Director
at the European Commission, responsible for several R&D programmes focused
on energy and information technology and Deputy Director-General for the
Secretariat for Portugal’s accession to the EU.
Prof. Dr. Branko Kovačević, Dean of School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Branko D. Kovačević holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. From 2006 to 2012, Prof. Dr. Kovačević served as the Rector of the University of Belgrade. He is currently a full professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, teaching courses in control systems theory and its applications. Dr. Kovačević is the President of ETRAN Section for Automatic Control, the President of ETRAN Program committee, and the Editor in chief of the Journal of Automatic Control published by the Belgrade University Press.
Prof. Dr. Milorad Milovančević, Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Prof. Dr. Milorad Milovančević is the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is the author of many scientific publications and the laureate of several prizes.
Europlan UK experts
Dr. Stephan Pascall, Managing Director, Europlan UK
Stephan Pascall has extensive engineering and policy background in the Telecommunications and Space industry with British Telecom (BT) and the European Commission. In BT he initially carried out research work in Advanced Pattern Recognition Technologies and later on Space Communication, Satellite Communication and Launcher Design and Procurement. In the Commission he played a major role in the launch of the GSM (Frequency Directive etc.) and a number of areas of the Framework Programmes in ICT, both in technology and application. Stephan has deep understanding of the political and technological developments in Central and Eastern European countries including Russia. He played an active role in high level international negotiations both with the EU member states and various public and industrial organisations. He has extensive financial and management experience in leading skilled professional teams in achieving complex and challenging objectives with concrete results.
Ken Fitchew, Senior Expert on EU’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, Europlan UK
An engineer by training, Ken Fitchew has more than 20
years of experience with British Telecom. His initial work in
telecommunications research in the UK led to a wider role in R&D Strategy
and then on to work as an expert in the European Commission. He has since been
involved as a project reviewer and evaluator for European projects in FP5, FP6
and FP7. Ken Fitchew has a long-term interest in training and in clear and
accurate communication, which has involved giving a course of basic
telecommunications to staff in the European Commission (5 seminars followed by
more extensive training in 2008-2010), writing user-friendly documentation, and
voluntary work in assisting with English programmes. He is also qualified as a
teacher of English as a foreign language. As a trainer on the EU’s Framework
Programme for Research and Innovation, Ken Fitchew has shared on many occasions
his valuable experience and knowledge on how to prepare successful R&D
project proposals, clearly communicate research ideas in English and match the
expectations of EU evaluators.