Workshop Speakers 2018
Technology Innovation Conference

Erik Alsema

  • Senior Consultant, W/E Consultants Sustainable Building, The Netherlands
  • Previously, Researcher, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • MSc in Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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Giulia Barbano

  • R&D Project Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions, UK
  • Partner of the H2020 Project ENTRUST 
  • Master’s degree in Building Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

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Eneritz Barreiro Sánchez

  • Energy Efficiency Project Manager and Marketing Manager, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • More than 10 years experience in the fields of sustainable and low energy building and cities design
  • Master’s degrees Thermal Engineering and in Advanced Construction Techniques and Energy Efficient in Buildings; Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Éva Beleznay

  • Senior sustainability consultant and BREEAM assessor, Advanced Building and Urban Design (ABUD), Hungary; Vice-President of the Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC)
  • More than 20 years experience in urban planning and policy, including Chief Architect of the City of Budapest; 
  • MSc. in Architect and Building Engineering, Technical University of Budapest (Hungary), MSc. in Urban Planning, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

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Anna Bogacz

  • Technical Manager, BGTec, Poland
  • Long standing expertise in the design of advanced window and facade systems with integrated insulation and services 
  • Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering

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Eike Budde

  • Software Developer, Fraunhofer-IBP, Germany
  • Previously, Test Engineer, Hewlett-Packard, Germany
  • Degree in Engineering 

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Cristina Criado Camargo

  • R&D Project Manager at Acciona Construcción, Spain
  • Experience in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable renovation research 
  • Postgraduate degree in Renovation and Energy Efficiency and degree in Architecture

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Juan Ramón de las Cuevas

  • Project Manager, Acciona, Spain
  • More than 10 years experience in energy efficiency and green energy supply for buildings, districts and cities 
  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, University of Seville, Spain

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Esra Demir

  • Managing Consultant, Demir Enerji, Turkey
  • Partner of the FP7 Project CITyFiED 
  • MBA, Montclair State University, USA; MSc in Management Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

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Niall Dunphy

  • Director, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Coordinator and Scientific Lead for the H2020 Project ENTRUST 
  • MSc in Government and BSc in Environmental Science

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Josu Enecotegui Urrutia

  • Innovation Technician, Coorporación Mondragón, Spain
  • Professional experience in international projects and business in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and ICT
  • Master’s degree in International Business, Universidad de Deusto, Spain 

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Aitor Erkoreka

  • Associate Professor of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering,  University of the Basque Country, Spain 
  • Partner of the FP7 Project A2PBEER
  • PhD in Thermal Engineering, University of the Basque Country, Spain 

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Espen Foss Johansen

  • Director of real estate, Boligbygg Oslo KF, Norway
  • Professional experience in the construction business
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; MA in Business Administration, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary

Workshop Chairperson of the Technology Innovation Conference

Anne Goidts

  • Project Manager Innovation, Bostoen, Belgium
  • Previous work experience as architect, project manager and energy expert in sustainable and energy efficient buildings
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering-Architecture, University of Leuven, Belgium

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Virginia Gómez Oñate

  • Senior Researcher, Smart Energy and Built Environment Unit, VITO, Belgium
  • Project Manager of the EU H2020 Project REFURB
  • PhD in Engineering Telecommunications, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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Jeanette Green

  • Assistant Director, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden
  • 15 years experience research and construction 
  • MSc in Biology, Lund University, Sweden

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Onur Günduru

  • Technical Manager, Onur Enerji, Turkey
  • Partner of the FP7 Project BRICKER 
  • MSc in Engineering and Technology Management, BoÄŸaziçi University, Turkey 

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Suleyman Sami Gurel

  • Board Member and Coordinator of the FP7 Project A2PBEER, Aflivadem, Turkey
  • Professional experience in the management of companies involved in building services: electrical & mechanical installations, with focus on clean energy and sustainability
  • MSc and BSc in Electronic Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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Tarja Häkkinen

  • Senior principal scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland 
  • Over 20 years research experience in sustainable built environment with focus on methods and tools for sustainability assessment, sustainable building processes and life cycle management 
  • Doctorate of Science, Technical University of Helsinki, Finland 

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Breffní Lennon

  • Researcher, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit (CPPU), School of Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Partner of the H2020 Project ENTRUST 
  • PhD in EU Renewable Energy Policy, University College Cork, Ireland; MA (Research) in Cultural Geography, Royal Holloway – University of London, UK

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Francisco Molés

  • Research & Development, Expander Tech, Spain
  • Previously,  Associate Professor, University Jaume I, Spain
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineer, University Jaume I, Spain

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Dieter Moor

  • CEO, ertex solar, Austria
  • Previously, Project Manager for Hydropower, Biogas and Solar, oekostrom AG, Austria
  • Degree in Engineering

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Jyri Nieminen

  • Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco, Finland; Coordinator of the H2020 Project MODER
  • Previously, Key Account Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
  • MSc in Thermal Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland and  eMBA, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Markus Paulsson

  • Strategist and Project Manager in environmental & energy projects, City of Lund, Sweden
  • Previously, Sustainability Management Consultant and Biogas Coach 
  • PhD in Plant Physiology and MSc in Biology, Lund University, Sweden

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Catherine Pinet 

  • Director of the European Funds Department, Province of Liege, Belgium
  • Coordinator of the FP7 project BRICKER 
  • Degrees in Business and Management, International Affairs, HEC Liège (Belgium) and in Human Resource Management, HEC Liege (Belgium) and University of Alabama (USA)

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Federico Raco

  • Renewable energy project manager, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Europe, Italy
  • Over 10 years experience in electrical design with focus on energy saving, energy audits and renewable energy integration
  • Licensed Engineer with BSc. in Electrical Engineering

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Peter Rathje

  • Managing Director, Project Zero, Denmark
  • Work experience in managing industry transition projects
  • Partner of the EU H2020 Project REFURB 

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Esti Sanvicente

  • Senior Innovation Strategist, LGI Consulting, France
  • Previously, Project Manager, Energy Cluster Association of the Basque Country, Spain
  • PhD in Energy and Environmental Engineering, Insa de Lyon (France) and University of New South Wales (Australia); MSc in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Navarra (Spain)

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Yasemin Somuncu

  • Senior Researcher, Center for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE), ÖzyeÄŸin University, Turkey
  • Partner of the FP7 Project BRICKER 
  • MA in Energy and Environment, School of Architectural Association, UK

Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference

Olle Strandberg

  • Strategist and Developer, City of Malmo, Sweden
  • Many years experience in public development of communities in the field of  IT and Telecommunications
  • Master’s degree in Political Science, Lunds Universitet, Sweden, Bachelor in Chemistry Engineering, Eric Dahlberg Jönköping, Sweden

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Suzi Tart Maurice

  • Innovation Strategist, LGI Consulting, UK
  • Partner of the H2020 Project ENTRUST 
  • MBA for International Organisations, University of Geneva (Switzerland), Master’s in International Development, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, USA 

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Sebastian Thiem

  • Engineer, Siemens, Germany
  • Partner for the H2020 Project MODER 
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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Amaia Uriarte Arrien

  • Energy Efficiency Researcher, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Over 15 years experience in the development of new sustainable construction solutions for NZEBs and in atmospheric gas emissions 
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering

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Ali Vasallo

  • Researcher and Project Coordinator, Fundación CARTIF, Spain
  • Associate Professor, University of Valladolid, Spain 
  • Doctorate in Industrial Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain

Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
Workshop Speaker of the Technology Innovation Conference