Projects and Proposals

Since February 2016, I also work part-time as responsible of the EU project management department at Cleopa GmbH, a SME company located close to Berlin (DE). I learnt and became proficient in preparing proposals for German (BMBF, BMWi) and European funding schemes (H2020, LIFE, Interreg and alike) on topics encompassing sustainability, rural development and smart rural villages.

Some stats regarding EU proposal applications: 16 proposals presented in the period 2016 - 2020, 12 evaluated above threshold, 2 successfully funded for a combined amount of € 6,105,691.


Active H2020 project

LIVERUR (2018 - 2021)

Type of action: H2020-RUR-09 (RIA)

Budget funded: € 4,107,005 (23 participants)

LIVERUR aims to expand an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs among rural regions. Living laboratories are ecosystems of open innovation, centered on the user, which often operate in a territorial context, integrating concurrent research and innovation processes within a public-private partnership. The LIVERUR project identifies Living Labs as innovative business models that are currently being developed in rural areas, and will conduct socio-economic analyzes to identify, describe and compare the differences between the new approach of Living Lab and more entrepreneurial traditional approaches (mass production, development of prices, optimizing cost structures with companies, rationalization).


References on the activity of EU project management

David Christopher Heiser, Head of European Projects at UCAM, Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain [dcheiser@ucam.edu ]

Detlef Olschewski, CEO at Cleopa GmbH, Germany [dolschewski@cleopa.de]