Trainers

Monica Schofield, CEng FIET
Director International Cooperation Head Consultancy & Competence Development ,
TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH

Schofield.jpgMonica has over twenty years` experience of practical innovation management in industry large and small in Sweden, UK and Germany. Monica has been giving training courses relating to European research programmes since 1995. In recent years she has focussed on the role of universities in the knowledge economy. Monica read engineering science at the University of Durham, UK. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, and the co-founder of a robotic sensing company. She has been an expert advisor in various capacities to the European Commission since 1993.

Dr. Susan Kentner
German Cancer Reserach Center, Heidelberg

Kentner.jpgSusan returned to the German Cancer Research Center in September 2014 as
Acting Head of the Department of Administrative Management, with special
responsibility for EU and international funding programs. Before that, she spent 12 years at the Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, first as Scientific Officer for Health Research and from 2005 as Director of the Brussels Office. Her previous experience included 20 years in medical and scientific publishing, including stints with Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg, Edition Medizin in Weinheim and 12 years as managing director of her own medical publishing company Palatium Verlag. She also has a record as a successful trainer in communication skills and has taught workshops and lectured on subjects relating to research in health and life sciences, EU affairs and collaboration opportunities since joining the Brussels Office.

Afua Osei
Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Osei.jpgAfua has spent over 12 years working at the interface of the private sector and universities in external relations, academic spin out companies and knowledge transfer. Prior to her current role as Client Director for Cambridge University’s Executive Education, she worked at Oxford University’s Said Business School for 5 years as Head of Programmes within the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation where she led the delivery of a portfolio of practical programmes spanning lecture courses, seminars, events, networks and venture creation initiatives such as Silicon Valley comes to Oxford. Providing entrepreneurship training and mentoring were central elements of her role. Prior to Oxford, she actively commercialised technologies and negotiated over 60 agreements as the Contracts & Intellectual Property Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has a Master in Intellectual Property Law and read Biochemistry at Imperial College, London. She helped lay the foundations for the launch of a number of hi-tech university spin out companies.

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH

Margarete_Remmert-Rieper.jpgMargarete has over twenty years’ experience in offering trainings for different target groups including students. At TUTECH she is organising training courses in innovation management for medium-sized enterprises who want to strengthen their R&D activities and market success. She also supports applications for EU grants. Margarete has a PhD in chemistry and a diploma in economics for scientists. Additionally she is a self-employed consultant for environmental protection and promotion of sustainability for medium-sized enterprises and worked as evaluator in  FP7-area environment.