#Ukraine: providing and receiving support

Eurodoc 2022 Conference Speakers

Kotryna manages the philanthropist Marius Jakulis Jason Foundation, established in 2019. This foundation was established to provide financial support to talented business developers, researchers and students who can and want to contribute to the growth of the Lithuanian economy. The fund is allocated to three areas: BUSINESS, KNOWLEDGE and SCIENCE. During the first three years of this progrma 1.3 million euros has already been allocated to these programs. Grants have already been awarded to 21 researchers for a total of EUR 605 thousand.

At the Health Innovation Development Center of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, responsible for the management of intellectual property at the university. She has been working in the public sector for more than 7 years, promoting the internationalization of Lithuanian science and science-business cooperation at the national and international level. Participates in the activities of non-governmental organizations by writing and implementing social projects.

Johan Rooryck is Executive Director of cOAlition S and the editor-in-chief of the Diamond Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics since 2016. From 1999 to 2015, he was the executive editor of Lingua (Elsevier), when its Editorial Team and Board, as well as its reader and author community, decided to leave Lingua to found Glossa. He also is a founding member and president of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA) and Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA). He is a member of the Academia Europaea, and a visiting professor at Leiden University.

Giedrė Zinevičienė is a Public Procurement and Compliance Specialist at law firm TGS Baltic since 2020 year. Previously she worked at AB Lietuvos draudimas, Lithuanian insurance company in Large Corporate Clients Department with Public Procurement projects as well. Giedrė has Master Diploma in Management and now studies law at Mykolas Romeris University. Now she is responsible for all the Public Procurement procedures in public tenders and coordinates the procurement processes where TGS Baltic is a Tenderer.

Ron Dekker is Project Director on Open Science at Technopolis Group Belgium where he coordinates the Open Science activities, and he is the EOSC Future Project Leader. He has been the director of CESSDA ERIC, the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives and coordinated the SSH Science Cluster project SSHOC. Ron studied econometrics and worked for ten years in labour market research at Dutch universities in Maastricht and Tilburg. He was at the national research council NWO for almost twenty years and served as project leader on Open Science for the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016 and as national expert at the European Commission in Brussels in 2017. He was a member of the EOSC Executive Board 2019-2020.

Dr Herminder Kaur is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Sociology in the Business and Law School at Middlesex University, UK. She obtained her doctoral from Loughborough University which focused on digital inequalities experienced by people with disabilities in the UK. In her various roles as a Director of Programmes, Director of Teaching, Learning and Quality and Vice-Chair of European Communication Research and Education Association for Children, Youth and Media Section she has
been advocating for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Jan Palmowski has been Secretary-General of The Guild since its creation in 2016. A contemporary historian, he started his career at the University of Oxford before moving to King’s College London where he taught European politics and EU integration. He was Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London (2008-12), and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Academic Vice-President at the University of Warwick from 2013 to 2018. His wider international engagements include membership in the German Science Council’s Strategy Commission (2013-16), and the German Excellence Commission’s joint expert Group (2016-18). He also served on the Humanities panel of the Comparative Expert Assessment of Lithuanian Universities (2018), and currently chairs the International Advisory Board of the Université Paris Cité. Jan has published extensively about the history and politics of Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries. His latest book, entitled German Division as Shared Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Postwar Everyday was published in 2019.

Muriel Attané is EARTO Secretary General since July 2013. She is the Founder & CEO of EUROPESYNC a professional EU Public Affairs Boutique Consulting Firm based in Brussels. Before joining EARTO and founding EUROPESYNC, she worked as EU affairs manager for more than 10 years for TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), the largest Dutch RTO. There, she gained extensive hands-on experience on EU Research & Innovation Policies & Funding Programmes. In parallel, she was Secretary General of EARPA, the European association of automotive R&D organisations for 7 years. For more details, please see her LinkedIn profile.

Lisa Cowey started her career in technology commercialisation when she finished a PhD in physics at the University of Oxford and moved to the commercial sector to realise the research as a commercial product. This gave her varied experience of spinoff, technology licensing, raising early stage funding and finally, a company ‘trade sale’. For the last 20 years she has worked extensively with technology transfer projects and early stage innovation in start-ups with a particular focus on securing competitive advantage with a strong IP strategy. For the last 2 years Lisa was the Team Leader for both the EU funded actions: IP Booster, delivering the Commercialisation Support Service to TTOs from 147 Public Research Organisations in the EU and ‘EU4TECH PoC’ the Western Balkans Proof of Concept scheme, helping over 40 technology/ knowledge based projects to move closer to market through ‘PoC’ support. She will draw on this portfolio of recent examples to illustrate her talk.

Slavo is the CEO at ZAKA.vc, an early stage, private fund operating in the CEE region. ZAKA invests in scalable early stage startups with validated product-market fit with ambition to scale beyond our region. Prior to ZAKA, he cofounded SKODA AUTO DigiLab in Prague, Tel Aviv a Beijing where he was responsible for venture building, validations and startup cooperation. Outside of investing into early stage companies, Slavo also remains the founder of Kiuub.com, a corporate innovation studio & 100Cherries, a Berlin based D2C startup.

Daina Klepone is a dynamic international executive with a comprehensive experience as a senior executive in leading multinational organisations and local projects across a wide range of different industries and markets. Management professional with history of significant profit, volume and market position achievements in business and in public sector. After five years leading of Enterprise Lithuania – national agency promoting entrepreneurship, export and startups, Daina decided to synergize her knowledge and experience in business management and in policy making area and is concentrating now on her research area, studying the mechanisms of the startups impact on the regional economies.

Maryna Galat is a member of the Young Scientist Council at the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine. Also, she heads the Union of Young Scientists of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP of Ukraine) and is a member of the Academic Council of the University. Has teaching experience at the Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia) under the Erasmus + program (2019). Has been the coordinator of international programs at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2018-2019, as part of the NUBiP of Ukraine team, won and successfully completed a project of the British Council in Ukraine. Since 2021 she has been a member of the commission for quality control of the organization of the educational process and a guarantor of the educational and scientific program for Doctors of Philosophy "Infectious Animal Pathology".

Murat Gunes earned his Ph.D. in Micro & Nanotechnology at METU. He completed the Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Paris Sud, France. Thermoelectrics and magnetism, microfluidics, and materials and measurement sciences are among his research interests. During his career, Dr. Gunes founded startups Enerins and He3 Llc. He volunteers as the Chair of the Bridging Business and Science Working Group at the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), where he was formerly Secretary. He is a founder member of the Turkish Chapter and founding coordinator of Science Diplomacy Task Force of the MCAA. He is also the STSMs coordinator of the Researchers Mental Health Observatory Cost Action project. He was involved in several actions such as Net4Sugar, ResearchAbility, Phygital, and Food. Gunes regularly organizes conferences, workshops, and mentors young researchers. He was invited to Science Diplomacy Workshop as an expert and gave a talk at the World Science Forum in Budapest. Murat Gunes is a supporter of gender equality and inclusion, science diplomacy, and science policy.