Host: FCT – Instituto de Medicina Molocular  João Lobo Antunes, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisbon


Activity consists of 3 parts: A mini workshop on sustainability for widening actions, a session on foresight techniques for trend monitoring, and a field visit at the IMM, beneficiary of 4 Twinning projects: ReTuBi, SyNaNet, TwinnToInfect and ACORN, and 1 ERAChair EXCELLtoINNOV. As well as host of many ERC grants.

During the  sustainability workshop, NCPs with the aid of a coach, will explore the meaning of sustainability in regards of the 3 widening actions. Case studies will be presented to aid participants in developing sustainability plans for each widening programme. The coach will help NCPs turn their ideas for sustainability into strategy and actionable items.

The second part of the training is linked to another component of sustainability: Monitoring the future. A foresight expert, in a 2-hour session will run a participatory session on methods and tools pertinent to trend scanning, resilience, innovation and creativity which can be appropriated by non-experts.

Event open for NCPs only. Please register here:


Tuesday, 2 October 2018
13:30 14:00 Welcome and introduction to the aim of the mentoring visit
14:00 – 15:00 Lessons learnt from widening calls (2014-2017) | Research Executive Agency (REA)
15:00 – 18:30 Workshop “Sustainability in Widening Actions”

Trainer: Dr. Costas Troulos


Sustainability in theory: case studies

Group activity

Guidance by mentor & presentation of group work

Afternoon: Group activity
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
IMM Lisboa | Instituto de Medicina Molocular  João Lobo Antunes
09:00 – 11:00 Foresight participatory session

Tools and methods for trend scanning, resilience, innovation & creativity

Irianna Lianaki – Dedouli

11:30 – 14:00 Visit to IMM

Discussion with the IMM Team

About the trainers:

Costas Troulos is a technology transfer consultant at PRAXI Network. He works primarily with scientific teams and innovative SMEs that aim at bringing their technologies and inventions from the lab to the market. Previously he worked for the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and ran the business consultancy Broadband Prime born out of his doctorate research on public and private collaboration in large-scale telecommunications investments. Before, he was the CTO of the startup Internet Service Provider Vivodi Telecoms. Costas holds a computer engineering degree and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Louisville University.

Irianna Lianaki – Dedouli is an expert on foresight and intercultural dialogue. She has worked for intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations including UNESCO’s foresight unit. Irianna has also worked for UNESCO’s Intersectoral Platform for Culture, Peace and Non-Violence and Intercultural Dialogue. She has studied Communication and Mass Media at the University of Athens has a master’s degree on International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London. Currently, Irianna is a PhD candidate on foresight at the Turku School of Economics.

More information

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