Dr Christos Ntanos

Information: Dr Christos Ntanos, MES-CoBraD's Project Coordinator, is a Research Director and holds a Bachelor in Electronic and Computer Engineering, a Master in Electronic and Computer Engineering obtained at the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Dr Ntanos is experienced in managing ICT and cross-cutting research and implementation projects, including the coordination of ones under the Horizon 2020 programme. In this capacity, he is coordinating ChildRescue, a Horizon 2020 project, which involves NGOs from Greece and Belgium aiming to enhance the processes of locating and tracking missing children and children in migration. He has significant expertise in the design of ICT solutions and development, management, analogous and parametric estimating of IT and database systems, context awareness, risk management, Decision Support Systems, Business Process Reengineering, Knowledge Representation, eGovernment and eParticipation. He is fluent in various programming languages, including VB.NET, server-side JavaScript, C++, C#, HTML, t-SQL, php, R, constantly enriching his skills with state-of-the-art development tools and practices. He has an eleven-year experience contributing in various research and implementation projects from the managerial, as well as the design and implementation perspectives.


Prof. Dimitris Askounis

Information: Prof. Dimitris Askounis is a Professor in Management Information & Decision Support Systems in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NTUA. Dr. Askounis has been involved in numerous IT research projects funded by the EU since 1988 (FP5, FP6, FP7, HORIZON2020) in the thematic areas of software development (CloudTeams, Webinos, Plugin), eGovernance (CROSSROAD, COCKPIT, LEX-IS, FEED), eBusiness interoperability (FITMAN, IMAGINE, GIC, GENESIS), Big Data management / analytics / visualization (Linda, BigDataOcean), decision support, business process modelling frameworks and standards, knowledge management, quality management, etc. Dr. Askounis has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and international conference proceedings.


Information: The Neurological Institute of Athens (NIA) was established in 2013 with the mission to serve through its Specialty Centers towards improving brain health in Greece and worldwide by achieving clinical, research, education and policy-development goals. The NIA is the first Neurological institute of its kind in Greece, staffed by specialized physician-scientists who dedicate their time in combining clinical experience and practice with research and educational endeavors. It is comprised of individual multidisciplinary Centers, where physicians, psychologists, scientists, social workers, and clinical-research coordinators collaborate to achieve the NIA goals. In addition to clinical care, each center pursues translational and clinical trial research activities in tandem to subspecialty fellowship training and public education activities.




Konstantina SYKARA


Athanasia ALEXOUDI





Information: Institute of Research of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP) is a non-profit research foundation. Its main role to serve the needs of the scientific community in general and in particular that of the Sant Pau’s Hospital (HSP), ensuring equity in the provision of support services (physical space, human resources and material resources) and promoting dissemination of research to clinical practice, and especially to manage the HSP professionals’ research.



Alberto LLEÓ





Information: VUB’s multidisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS, ) was created in 2003 as an independent entity within VUB’s Faculty of Law & Criminology. With more than 60 researchers at all levels of experience, LSTS has become a prominent European research institute in the area of technology regulation. LSTS has a well-established reputation in research concerning privacy and data protection, an area where the work done by LSTS researchers is highly influential. Other research areas at LSTS concern the impact of technologies and surveillance on fundamental rights in the Information Society, intellectual property rights as they relate to the use of ICTs, the changing nature of law (digital legal theory) and the role of law in relation to science, technology and politics.







Information: Uppsala University (UU) is the oldest university among all Nordic countries. It ranks among the top 100 of universities worldwide in several high-profile rankings. The university has nine facultieis, over 44,000 registered students, over 2,300 doctoral students, a teaching staff of 1,800, and about 6,900 employees. At the Department of Medical Sciences and Department of Neuroscience, a significant amount of research is dedicated to neurological diseases. As an example, Uppsala University has established itself at the forefront of sleep research in Sweden, with strong and innovative research that strives to pursue research questions across research disciplines. International collaborators are a key part of this, with ongoing research projects with research teams from countries such as Norway, Germany, Italy, Estonia and the U.S. UU also has several established exchange programs for students, allowing teaching and research to continuously benefit from the exchange of teaching knowledge and innovative research strategies.





Christian BENEDICT


Information: Clalit health services (CHS) is the largest health service organisation in Israel and runs over a thousand primary care clinicians as well as has its own network of 14 hospitals in Israel, all of them university affiliated. The CHS is the legal representative of international research and development activities performed in its owned hospitals. Rabin Medical Center (RMC) is the largest hospital owned and run by CHS (hence CHS-RMC), the fourth largest medical facility in Israel, and is affiliated with Israel’s largest academic institution Tel Aviv University (TAU). The CHS-RMC Neurology department is a multidisciplinary clinical unit that operates within the hospital and delivers all neurology inpatient and outpatient services: large inpatient neurology ward, consults to all other inpatient units, inpatient epilepsy monitoring, emergency neurology service, invasive neuroradiology, neurovascular intensive case, headache clinic, neuroimmunology clinic, neuro-oncology clinic, movement disorders clinic, deep brain stimulation clinic, adult epilepsy clinic, cognitive neurology clinic, peripheral nerve disease clinic and clinical neurophysiology service. Neurologists also take part in multidisciplinary expert collaborations in complicated case management, epilepsy surgery, brain tumor boards, hospital risk management strategy planning and more. The department is closely affiliated with two on-campus translational neuroscience research laboratories purposed for discovery of molecular mechanisms underlying epileptogenesis and targeted treatments for neurodegenerative disease. Lastly the department conducts a wide array of educational and training activities: medical and nursing students and residency training, weekly rounds and journal clubs, conferences and more.



Ophir Keret

Dr. Amir Glik

Felix Benninger


Information: The IoPPN is a world leader for research and practice of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience and Europe's largest centre for post graduate education in these disciplines. The Research Excellence Framework has identified that the research impact of the IoPPN was 100% world-leading or internationally excellent. Furthermore, the research environment was judged as 100% world leading. The division of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience comprises approximately 250 research staff that include clinical and biomedical researchers. The department provides invaluable learning opportunities for post graduates thanks to the cutting edge technologies featured by the Maurice Wohl Clinical Research Institute.



Antonio Valentin

Ioannis Stavropoulos

Information: HOLISTIC is a dynamic consultancy firm in the fields of digital services, energy / environmental policy and planning, projects organization and management support. Moreover, HOLISTIC provides a wide range of marketing and communication services that can be conducted during and within a project’s lifecycle, under funding schemes such as Horizon 2020, Interreg Med and others. HOLISTIC comes from a team of executives who have long and extensive experience in the development of projects in these fields, they have the necessary know-how to undertake and execute complex projects of public, municipal and private organisations in the EU, while they have a considerable research and academic background in cutting-edge methodologies, systems and technologies, which allows detailed and well-documented studies to be carried out in the areas of expertise of the company.


Vangelis Marinakis


Information: Software Imagination & Vision S.R.L. (SIMAVI) is a large company, a newly established spin-off company of SIVECO Romania SA – a large software company established in 1992. SIMAVI has inherited all the assets related to the software development activities, the related experience in the field, the implementation teams, the certificates and the authorizations held by SIVECO Romania SA. SIMAVI has taken over also the software products and projects references from the following fields of activity: R&D, Education & Training, eHealth, Security, Customised Applications, ERP & BI, Customs, and Government.





Razvan GLIGA

Octavian MIU



Information: LIBER is Europe’s principle association of research libraries, consisting of nearly 450 national, university and other libraries from more than forty countries. It was founded as an association in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe and became a Foundation under Dutch law in 2009. LIBER’s aims to help European research libraries to support a functional network across national boundaries in order to ensure the preservation of European cultural heritage, to improve access to collections in European research libraries, and to provide more efficient information services. Enabling Open Science is a major priority for LIBER, as is promoting innovative scholarly communication, fostering digital skills and services, and engaging with world-class e-infrastructures. The LIBER 2018-2022 strategy “Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age” addresses these areas with commitments to working groups, international project partnerships, policy development and coordination, lobbying and advocacy at the EC level, and supporting leadership and digital skills. LIBER is a member of the RDA Council. At a European level, LIBER has established working relationships with other related organisations such as Science Europe, LERU and has MoU with the humanities ERICs CLARIN and DARIAH. We are a leading voice in Europe on copyright and TDM and on Open Science, and hold a position on the European Open Science Policy Platform. We have strong visibility at EU level, in the European Parliament and in the European Commission. The Strategy is executed thanks to the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who serve on our Executive Board, Steering Committees and Working Groups, as well as through our participation in international projects. LIBER has three Steering Committees on a) Scholarly Communication, b) Digital Skills & Services and c) Research Infrastructure. Among the working groups operating under the Steering Committees, LIBER has working groups on data science in libraries, research data management, copyright and legal matters and citizen science.




Oliver BLAKE



Information: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A (ENG) is the head company of the ENGINEERING Group. ENG was founded in 1980 and is currently the first IT group in Italy and among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, with around 12,000 employees and 65 offices distributed in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil and the USA. In 2019, consolidated revenues were 1.27 billion Euros. The Group has a consolidated presence on all vertical markets, supporting the Digital Transformation of public and private organizations with a complete offer combining system and business integration, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting and proprietary solutions. ENG designs, develops and manages innovative solutions for various business segments, including Smart Government & E-Health, Augmented City, Digital Industry, Smart Energy & Utilities, Digital Finance, Digital Media & Communication. ENG combines specialist competences in next-generation technologies (including e.g. AI & Advanced analytics, IoT), the capability to interpret new business models and technological infrastructures organized in a single hybrid multi-cloud. ENG is also a player of primary importance in the markets of outsourcing and cloud computing, operating through an integrated network of 4 Data Centers that meet the highest technology, quality and safety standards


Antonini SIRCHIA

Giovanni AIELLO



Information: MICHOPOULOS I. & CH. G.P. (EVOLUTION) is an Internet & Software Application Service Provider as well as a Consulting Firm founded in 2005 as a private partnership under the Greek Civil Code. The Company’s areas of expertise include Business Software Application Development, Web Page Development, Tailor Made Software Solutions and Business Consulting. In association with its network of experienced and scientifically trained partners the Company undertakes projects for Small and Medium Enterprises in the following fields: - Development of Integrated Information Systems that serve the needs of Government and Public Institutions & Organizations - Development and Support of Integrated Managerial, Accounting and Trading Software Solutions on Client’s Demand - Web Page Design, Development and Support (Hosting, Graphic Design etc.) - Technical, Financial, Operational, and Scheduling Feasibility Studies - Consulting Services that comprise Project Management, Business Plans, Financing Solutions and Quality Management Systems


Ioannis Michopoulos

Ioannis Matsoukas

Vassilios Stamoulos



Information: The Global Health Policy Unit is situated within Social Policy, within the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) at the University of Edinburgh. SPS is one of the largest and most successful schools of social science in the United Kingdom, with global reach and local and global impact. The School comprises six subject areas plus a number of research and teaching centres and institutes, and a number of cross­subject consortia and other units. The academic staff currently numbers 200 FTE. The staff profile is multi­disciplinary across the key social sciences with a strong international orientation.


Emily Adrion



Information: CEL is an Italian SME start-up leveraging on the experience and knowledge of its multidisciplinary core members, who teach at University and have worked on numerous R&D activities in the context of inter-disciplinary EC Research projects. CEL’s main focus is a holistic vision of innovation, generated by efficiency, scientific curiosity, and respect for human beings. This integration and combination of ideas, techniques, tools, and methods from different disciplines allows for the making of innovative, secure, and responsible technology and progress. CEL’s offering is mainly based on promoting innovation as well as creating ethical awareness and promoting ethical behaviour to build confidence and trust, as well as the promotion of the inclusion of legal and ethical concerns in the design and implementation of technologies, the identification of risks on individual fundamental rights and the issuing of recommendations in order to make technologies compliant with ethical principles and current legal frameworks.


Antonio Carnevale

Carmela Occhipinti

Andrea Iannone

Elena Sartini

Luigi Briguglio