The core team of trainers comprises Monica Schofield and Margarete Remmert-Rieper whose profiles are given below. We also work with specialist trainers carefully vetted by us to offer the wide range of topics.
Monica Schofield, CEng FIET, Director International Cooperation and EU Office, joined TuTech in 1999 after 18 years of working as an engineer and R&D manager in the field of robotics in industry, large and small in Sweden, UK and Germany. She has been involved with the European Research Framework Programmes since 1991, including as an expert advisor in various capacities to the European Commission since 1993. From 2005-2009 she has served as a member of Commissioner Potočnik’s Sounding Board for participation of smaller actors in Framework 7. Aside from her EU project experience she is co-founder and former board member of a Swedish SME in the field of robotic sensing and founding editor of the International Journal for Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery.
Since 1999 Monica has been giving professional advice on the preparation of proposals for European funding, for both researchers and enterprises. Since 1995 she has given well over 100 workshops on research and innovation management and research policy across Europe.
Over the past decade, she has focused her interests on the role of universities in the knowledge economy. She has a keen interest in issues relating to the linking public policies, research, wealth creation and society.
Monica Schofield was born in Oxford, UK to Swedish-British parents. She read engineering science at the University of Durham. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; a Member of the Association for Project Management; an individual Member of the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Lübeck.
Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper joined TuTech in 2006 as a Senior Consultant for EU funded projects. She is also responsible for the business development of research and innovation related training programmes and has extensive experience in coordinating projects relating to innovation. She has coordinated a number of regionally funded projects aimed at strengthening SMEs in their innovation management competencies and improve collaboration between researchers and small enterprises; she is a coordinator and trainer for REMAT, a complementary skills research management training programme for early stage researchers. She is also currently working as an advisor to the City of Hamburg on a FP7 Smart City project relating to renewable energy and managing a Lifelong Learning Erasmus Knowledge Alliance in the area entrepreneurship training (HEKATE).
Margarete has a PhD in chemistry and an additional graduate qualification in economics for scientists. She has lectured in environmental protection and run her own consultancy giving SMEs advice on environmental matters and innovation. She has been a FP7 evaluator for the thematic area environment. Margarete has over twenty years’ experience as a trainer.