WP7 External Evaluation

1st visit of external experts

Visits of the InnovaBalt project external evaluation team

  The European Commission has nominated External experts for the project evaluation:

  • Professor Roland Pochet, PhD, Chair of the External Evaluation Team, is ex chair of COST Biomedicine Domain, ex-scientific manager of another RegPot project Glowbrain, from the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and past chair of the RegPot project IMBRAIN (Spain) evaluation team,
  • Hans Koeppen, Master in Economics, is independent financial advisor and investment banker, with strong focus on innovation and technology transfer,
  • Maria M. M. Santos has PhD in Chemistry (Organic Synthesis); her research focus is medicinal chemistry.

The first visit of External experts took place in Latvia, November 7-10, 2016.

            Experts visited the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) to assess the capacity of LIOS, including human resources, equipment, organisational and management structures, technology transfer possibilities and management of IPR, collaboration with other research institutions and partnerships with stakeholders. During their mission experts visited also the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Joint Stock Company Grindeks to gain comprehensive insight about the policy of science and innovation ecosystem of Latvia. The mission of External experts is to elaborate the recommendation for the LIOS to assure its sustainability in line with innovation strategies and market trends. The next visit to LIOS is planned for December 12-15, 2016.

Visit in the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

From left to right: Prof. Roland Pochet, chair of the external evaluation team, Prof. Osvalds Pugovics, Director of the LIOS, Dr. Agrita Kiopa, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Latvia, Prof. Maija Dambrova, coordinator of the InnovaBalt project, Mr. Hans Koeppen, external expert, Prof. Maria Santos, external expert, Inga J─ôkabsone, Deputy director of Department of Higher education, research and innovation, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Latvia

In the Latvian Academy of Sciences

From left to right: Prof. Andrejs Silins, General Secretary of the Latvian Academy of Sciences,  Prof. Maija Dambrova, coordinator of the InnovaBalt project, Prof. Maria Santos, external expert, Prof. Osvalds Pugovics, Director of the LOIS,  Prof. Roland Pochet, chair of the external evaluation team, Prof. Ojars Sparitis, President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Mr. Hans Koeppen, external expert.

In JSC Grindeks (http://grindeks.eu/ )

From left to right: Prof. Maria Santos, external expert, Prof. Osvalds Pugovics, Director of the LIOS, Mr. Hans Koeppen, external expert, Prof. Maija Dambrova, coordinator of the InnovaBalt project, Prof. Roland Pochet, chair of the external evaluation team, Dr. Juris Bundulis, chairman of the Board, Grindex, Dr. Ilmars Stonans, Head of the R & D department, Grindex.