SMART-map partners represent a diverse range of backgrounds both in terms of topics and in terms of professions: social scientists, life scientists, journalists and managers who all have experience in interacting with industries.


1. Aarhus University

logo-aarhusAarhus University is Denmark’s largest university, with a strong international drive and close connections to business and industry. It is also strongly committed to promoting the development of the society to which it belongs.

The university Health faculty will be in charge of coordination and management of the whole SMART-map project. It will play a major role in the design of a smart map for the responsible development of precision medicine in industry. Together with similar faculties of other Danish Universities, it is currently responsible for the promotion of the Danish Precision Medicine Initiative and it is going to play a major role in shaping the future of this area in Denmark.

Key person: Francesco Lescai


2. Central European University

logo-ceuThe Central European University is a Hungarian, young, flexible and international institution that addresses complex social and political issues of the 21st century including bioethics and corporate responsibility.

The Centre for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) focuses on the recognition of an increasingly developing interdisciplinary field: the ethical, legal, social and policy implications of biotechnology. The main activities of the centre include policy work and scientific research in the field of bioethics and on the ethical, social and policy implications of new emerging technologies. Its main task during SMART-map will be the development of a smart map for the responsible development of synthetic biology and the coordination of the Advisory Board’s branch called RRI Angels, composed by experts in RRI themes.

Key person: Enikő Demény


3. Fondazione Giannino Bassetti

logo-bassettiFondazione Bassetti has promoted innovation within the technosciences, entrepreneurships and governance for over twenty years. Its aim is to foster cooperation between the protagonists of innovation, creating relationships bewteen research sites and civil society intitutions.

Fondazione Giannino Bassetti will have several tasks within the SMART-map project: to coordinate the project Advisory Board and especially the Societal Watchdog branch, which gathers Civil Society Organisations representatives; to manage the activities dedicated to discuss cross-cutting issues in the 3 innovation topics; to contribute to the development and implementation of a smart map for responsibile innovation in 3D printing in the biomedical field.

Key person: Angela Simone


4. Formicablu srl

logo-formica-bluFormicablu srl is a SME based in Bologna and Rome (Italy) engaged in science communication through a multidisciplinary approach. It has developed a long experience as a communication agency for EU projects and has been working closely with scientists of national and international research networks to develop dissemination and outreach plans. Formicalbu approach builds its strength on the ability to explore diverse multimedia tools and to combine the use of the web with participatory experiences.

Throughout SMART-map, Formicablu will be in charge of the communication and dissemination activities. It will develop and produce tools and contents to disseminate the project outcomes.

Key person: Nicola Nosengo


5. Fraunhofer Institute

logo-fraunhoferThe Fraunhofer ISI is part of the Fraunhofer Society for the advancement of applied research, the largest organisation for applied research in Europe. Its expertise in the area of innovation has been acquired by conducting interdisciplinary research at the interface of technology, economy and society. The Department of Emerging Technologies of Fraunhofer is currently in charge of coordinating the Institute’s activities in the field of additive manufacturing (3D printing). The Department has been also conducting research focussing on the interplay of technology and society for a long time (including most recently on the field of RRI).

During the SMART-map project, it will lead the activities focussed on the design of a smart map for the responsible innovation of 3D bioprinting.

Key person: Ralf Lindner


6. Instituto de Medicina Genómica

logo-imegenIMEGEN is a biomedical biotechnological company founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the genetics department of the University of Valencia. It is specialised in the diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and prevention of human diseases by the development of diagnostic and pharmacogenomics tests. It provides genetic testing to hospitals and develops new diagnostic/prognostic kit and services. The company is also engaged in genomics educational activities addressed to health care professionals.

In the SMART-map project, IMEGEN will play a major role in the development of a smart map for the responsible development of precision medicine.

Key person: Javier Garcia-Planells


7. Manchester Metropolitan University

logo-mmuManchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities with academic roots dating back to the early nineteenth century.


Together with the University of Manchester, the Manchester Metropolitan University contributes to the development of a smart map to be used in the synthetic biology field and to the evaluation activities.

Key person: Sally Randles


8. University of Manchester

logo-unimanThe University of Manchester is one of the leading research universities in Europe and is the largest single-sight university in the UK.  The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) undertakes research in many areas of biotechnology  and is one of the leading industries-interfaced institutes in the UK. It hosts the Synthetic Biology Research Centre for Synthetic Biology of Fine and Speciality Chemicals (SYNBIOCHEM). The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies and it shows the largest concentration of innovation researchers in the UK.

These two research centres of the University of Manchester are in charge of the design of a smart map for the responsible development of synthetic biology in industry as well as coordinating the evalution processes of the project.

Key person: Ros Le Feuvre


9. Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH

logo-zsiThe Centre for Social Innovation is Austria’s most successful social scientific research institute. All its departments are involved in networking and dialogue activities, bringing stakeholders together to enable and enhance social innovation. Responsible Research and Innovation is a cross cutting issue being addressed in several ZSI projects.

In the SMART-map project, the Centre will be in charge of the design of the industrial dialogues that will lead to the development of the innovation topics road maps.

Key person: Ilse Marschalek


Project Coordination
prof. Francesco Lescai,
Aarhus University

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation, under grant agreement no. 710500