EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

Our team

 

Rudolf Fryček, Ph.D. is the CEO of AMIRES and he has more than 15 years’ experience in the European project management and consultancy.

He was a consultant to several SMEs in the field of production, innovation and company development, including preparation of project for governmental incentive and for several business oriented bank loans. In 2006 he was nominated as a Seconded National Expert to the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation’s Directorate for Industrial Technologies. Beside his technological expertise and daily project officer work (more than 13 projects under his responsibility) he has been active in the policy structuring for exploitation and commercialisation of EU framework projects. He helped to analyze the overall nanotechnology unit project portfolio in terms of generated IPR and also co-organized the workshop with European Patent Office and US Patent and Trade Office on IPR in nanotechnology – lessons from experiences worldwide, held in Brussels. He was a Scientific Coordinator of the EuroNanoForum 2009, the bi-annual conference financed by the European Commission. Since 2011 he is an accredited coach of Innovation Platform – PLATINN, which provides hands-on coaching to SMEs. Rudolf is a cooperation coach, which helps companies to increase their innovation capacity.

Rudolf founded AMIRES company in 2009, runs the Swiss branch and was responsible for FP7 projects iONE-FP7 (Implantable Organic Nano-Electronics) and UnivSEM (Universal scanning electron microscope as a multi-nano-analytical tool).

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Lenka Bajarová is a Managing Director of AMIRES s. r. o., that she joined in 2011. She graduated from the University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations in 2004. She gained her experience as a National Contact Point for several FP7 priorities especially in the Capacities programme and FP7 horizontal activities – technology platforms, JTIs, PPPs. She was working in this position for 5 years and was also a Deputy Head of the Department National Information Centre for European Research, co-leading team of Czech FP7 NCPs. Her portfolio covered monitoring of the activities in related areas, communication with researchers interested in FP7 / preparing FP7 proposals / running FP7 projects, organising dissemination events etc. During the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union she was actively involved in the preparation of two conferences – EUFORDIA 2009 (impact assessment of research and development) and EuroNanoForum 2009.

Lenka runs the Czech branch of AMIRES, is responsible for H2020 project SABINA (Smart bi-directional multi energy gateway) and H2020 project Switch2Save (Lightweight switchable smart solutions for energy saving large windows and glass facades)  and supervises other projects in the company. Previously she was responsible for FP7 project AMBASSADOR (Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels) and H2020 PI-SCALE project (Bringing flexible organic electronics to pilot innovation scale)

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Václav Smítka, Ph.D. is a Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager of AMIRES in the domain of Energy and Energy Efficiency. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2009. At the same faculty he finished his Ph.D. in 2013. During his studies he took part in many research and development programmes and projects as a coordinator as well as a member of a research team. All these projects were mainly focused on the deformation measurement methods in the field of civil engineering. As an assistant professor at the Department of Special Geodesy at FCE, CTU in Prague he was also actively involved in teaching and publication activities. During his studies at the Institute of Property Valuation at the University of Economics in Prague he gained knowledge in the field of Real Estate Appraisal.

Václav is a Project and Dissemination Manager of H2020 project SOLWARIS (Solving WATer Issues for CSP plants) and is contributing to exploitation in H2020 project MOSAIC (Modular high concentration Solar Configuration). He also supervises H2020 projects PHABULOuS and FlexFunction2Sustain. In FP7, he was active in projects FLUIDGLASS (Solar Thermal Glass Facades with Adjustable Transparency) and TRIBUTE (Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance). He is also responsible for H2020 project proposals preparation.

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Roman Pašek is a Programme Manager at AMIRES in the domain of Advanced Manufacturing. He joined AMIRES in March 2019. He has finished his Master’s degree from International Relations and European Studies at Palacky University in Olomouc in 2013. After graduation he’s worked for the Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest, specifically its R&D Support Department. This department helps Czech companies and R&D institutions find international partners, supports high-tech investments and deals in technology scouting. Roman has also worked for Ricardo, a multi-national technical consulting company managing Horizon 2020 research projects in the automotive industry. Since 2015 he is also a Board Member of DELTA Programme at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic assessing international industrial research project proposals.

In AMIRES, Roman is managing the OASIS project (Open Access Single entry point for scale-up of Innovative Smart lightweight composite materials and components), acts as Dissemination Manager of H2020 project MANUELA (additive MANUfacturing using mEtal pilot Line) and is responsible for H2020 project proposals preparation.

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Michael ten Donkelaar is a Programme Manager at AMIRES in the domain of Energy and Flexible Electronics. He has a degree in Environmental Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and has almost 20 years of consulting and research experience in different positions in the Czech Republic and in the Netherlands. He is an experienced project manager of EU funded R&D projects in the field of energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainable transport. He holds a PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate in the field of project management. Before joining AMIRES in July 2020, he has worked for Ricardo, a multi-national technical consulting company where he was project manager of research projects in the field of transport and electric mobility. Until 2017, he worked for ENVIROS, an energy and environmental consulting company in Prague. In his position as senior consultant he provided advice and consultancy in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for clients from both the public and private sector. Part of his work also included EU-funded research projects for the European Commission.

In AMIRES, Michael is managing the RoLA-FLEX project (addressing Innovative manufacturing processes for flexible photovoltaics and wearable displays), the BOOSTER project (Boost Of Organic Solar Technology for European Radiance) and is responsible for H2020 project proposals preparation.

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Mariana Pacheco Blanco, Ph.D. joined in January 2020 AMIRES as a Project Manager. She has a bachelor in Biomedicine from the University of Puebla in Mexico and received her Master’s of Science degree in 2012. In 2016 she got her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Muenster in Germany. In the Czech Republic, she participated in cancer research project as scientist in Biocev research centre. During this time, she participated in the design, development and execution of different research projects in biomedical sciences from medical microbiology to cancer. Since December 2019, she is in charge of the Scientific, Academic and Innovation sector of the Mexicans group in the Czech Republic, which belongs to the Global Mexican network (Red global Mx) and works closely with the Mexican Embassy in the Czech  Republic and other Mexican institutions in the development of projects improving the link and collaboration between the two countries.

With more than twelve years of experience in scientific research in three different countries and excellent institutions, at AMIRES Mariana is responsible in the project management of MedPhab, ORGANTRANS and MiCoBion projects. She also contributes to H2020 project proposals preparation and oversees the Health and Biotechnology programme.

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Minja Maric joined AMIRES team as a Project Manager in January 2016. She graduated from the University of Montenegro with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English and Italian languages and literature in 2003. She earned her master’s degree in Communication in companies and international organizations from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2006. Minja worked as a Programme and Project Officer providing 5 years of support to government institutions of 8 countries to implement IPA Adriatic CBC Programme. Her expertise includes: project appraisal, project monitoring and evaluation, European Cross-Border Co-operation, and Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). Minja was also involved in the Programme communication campaign during which she co-organized Info-days, trainings, seminars, and conferences for final beneficiaries, and actively participated in various networking events and project steering committee meetings in the role of a facilitator and a speaker delivering presentations.

Minja is responsible for H2020 projects SmartEEs (SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH), Smart2Go (Smart and Flexible Energy Supply Platform for Wearable Electronics) and was the Project Manager for H2020 InSCOPE project, an open access pilot line service for Hybrid TOLAE (H-TOLAE) technologies.

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Fabrizio Perrotta is a Project and Product Manager at AMIRES since February 2016. He graduated in Geography and Territorial Processing at the Bologna University in 2011 and after he successfully completed a master in EU projects at the Salento University and Vistula University. Fabrizio has experience in administrative and project management for EU funding for local development and international cooperation, as well as in public policy, media and governance research for public institutions and multinational companies. His field of expertise are local development, energy efficiency, social innovation and digital policies.

Fabrizio is responsible for the H2020 co-funded project FRIENDSHIP (Forthcoming Research and Industry for European and National Development of SHIP), dissemination in H2020 project MOSAIC (Modular high concentration Solar Configuration) and the development of the EffiBUILDING database. Previously he contributed to the WASCOP project (Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power).

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Jana Mwangi joined AMIRES team as a Project Manager in December 2016. She finished her International Master degree in Asia Pacific Affairs at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan and has gained excellent insights into the world of economics and politics, and strengthened her analytical skills.

Jana has accumulated good management skills from project management in one of the biggest company’s Research, Innovation and Development centre focused on ODE, OEM of small appliances in Asia. Her core duties were based in international trade and the expansion of businesses in Eastern and Central Europe. Specifically, she had identified and analysed data to determine company trends and new opportunities capable of bringing expansion. From an event management perspective, she has an intense passion for international development, in particular programs dedicated to human rights. She is also a founder of the ZENA MATCHA company, creatively building a brand with a great meaning to empower people.

Jana is currently responsible for the marketing activities of the company, H2020 project InPulse (Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line for up-scaled, low-barrier, self-sustained, PIC ecosystem) and she acts as a Community Manager in SmartEEs2 project.

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Kristina Pandek joined AMIRES team in November 2019 as a Project Manager. She gained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the  University of Ottawa and her master’s degree in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. Through her previous work as a trainee at the European Commission and as an Executive Assistant at the Canadian government she has had the opportunity to developed her expertise in project management and coordination. Most recently, before joining AMIRES, she gained first-hand experience in how IPA funded projects in the Western Balkan region are being evaluated and overseen by the European Commission and has provided valuable assistance through research, project analysis and coordination.

In AMIRES, Kristina is involved in PHABULOuS and POSEIDON projects.

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Anastasia Grozdanova joined AMIRES team as a Project Manager in February 2020. After graduating Master in Business Administration at the University of Sofia, she gained profound knowledge in the EU affairs by completing several trainings/courses organised by reputable institutions, including the prestigious French École Nationale d’Administration. Anastasia worked both in public and private sector in Bulgaria with a focus on finance and environment. During her term in the Ministry of Environment and Water, she was particularly involved in the management of European funds and developed her expertise in programme management and coordination.

In AMIRES, Anastasia is responsible for managing of H2020 projects FlexFunction2Sustain (Open Innovation Ecosystem for Sustainable Nano-functionalized Flexible Plastic and Paper Surfaces and Membranes) and NanoQI (Multimodal X-ray and Hyperspectral Thin-Film Nano-material Evaluation and Quality Imaging).

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Andrea Hlohincová, MBA, joined AMIRES team as a Project Manager in September 2020. She has finished her Master´s degree from University of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration and Management in Košice, Slovakia in 2008. She started to build her career in a state sector as a Health Insurance Officer at Social Insurance Agency in Košice, Slovakia. After moving to Prague, she became a Commission Specialist of Operations department at Partners, providing financial consulting and two years later she started her new role of Credit Analyst at technology and manufacturing company Honeywell International Inc. While working in Honeywell, she has also gained her Master´s degree at Business Institute in Prague in 2016, where she has completed MBA program, specialized in Project Management and Planning. She has got the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge in this area at automotive consulting company Ricardo, where she spent 3 years as a Project coordinator, covering a diverse, multi-national portfolio across all Ricardo business areas including Driveline & Transmissions, Engines, Hybrid & Electric vehicles, Motorcycle and Vehicles projects.

At AMIRES, Andrea is responsible for H2020 project TINKER (Fabrication of Sensor Packages enabled by Additive Manufacturing).

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Yevhen Horokhovatskyi, Ph.D. is a Project Manager at AMIRES since September 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine. At the same university he obtained his Master of Science degree with honour from Medical Biophysics in 2015. In 2018 he received his Ph.D. in Cryobiology from the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice which was a part of the Horizon 2020 research infrastructure project. During his studies he cooperated with leading specialists from all over the world and took part in several international research projects and development programmes as a coordinator as well as a member of a research team. The projects were mainly focused on investigation and elaboration of the new techniques and approaches for quality assessment and cryopreservation of biological materials applying ultralow temperature (−196 °C). Apart from that, he was also actively involved in supervising of master’s students, teaching, publication in scientific journals and presentation of research findings at international conferences. He also gained experience in implementation of new standards, legislation, quality assurance codes and audit during elaboration and production phases of medical devices.

In AMIRES, Yevhen is responsible for H2020 project MARVEL (Evolving reversible immunocapture by membrane sensing peptides: towards scalable extracellular vesicles isolation).

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Michaela Levá joined AMIRES team as a Project Manager in October 2020. She studied English and German for Business Administration in Ceske Budejovice in 2007 and finished her Master´s degree from International Project Management and Business Negotiation at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2011. She lived and worked in France, Spain and UK. She gained most of her professional experience in hospitality and event management as a project manager.

In AMIRES, Michaela will be responsible for managing of H2020 projects CONDOR (Combined suN-Driven Oxidation and CO2 Reduction for renewable energy storage) and FRIENDSHIP (Forthcoming Research and Industry for European and National Development of SHIP).

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Monika Doležalová joined AMIRES team as an Office Manager in September 2020. She graduated from the Institute of Hospitality Management with degree Ing. in Hospitality and Spa Management in 2014. Monika started as a receptionist and after she moved to London where she started working for Hilton Hotels. As a Front Office Shift Leader Monika came back to Prague and worked for Hilton Prague as a Duty Manager. The latest Monika’s job was a Front Office Manager for a 5* hotel in central Prague.

In AMIRES, Monika is responsible for administrative and organizational support to our team, proposal and projects support as well as events management.

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Martina Nešverová is a Programme Manager at AMIRES in the domain of Health and Biotechnology. She gained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of International Relations, major: International Trade in 2009 and her master’s degree at Touro College in New York, Graduate School of Business, major: International Finance in 2011. Martina has been developing her expertise with grant preparation and management since 2010. In the capacity of the Executive Assistant to the Dean at Touro College’s Graduate School of Education she, among other responsibilities, participated in preparation and management of two grants funded by the US Department of Education. As the Manager of International Projects and, subsequently, Member of the Board of Directors at AGEL Research a.s. she coordinated involvement of the AGEL Healthcare Group entities in international research consortia projects submitted for funding into Horizon 2020 competition. Martina also serves as Director of Program Management and Chief Liaison for EU at IMPACT Leadership 21, a New York based global platform providing leadership solutions that drive change toward inclusive and sustainable economies. She is a representative to the United Nations.

Martina is currently on maternity leave.

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