The overall SMART-map work was structured in eight workpackages.

Workpackage 1: Management

The first workpackage dealt with the overall administration, management and coordination of SMART-map. It run throughout the whole project and its tasks included reporting the activities’ results to the European Commission, organising the partners’ meetings  (kick-off, annual and final meetings) and managing the networking activities with other European projects.

The workpackage was led by the Aarhus University (DK).

Workpackage 2: Industrial Dialogues & Trainings

The main objective of the second workpackage was to raise awareness among the different stakeholders. This aim has been reached through the production of a dialogue format to be employed in the industrial environment and the organisations of training workshops directed at the industrial stakeholders. The development of the industrial dialogue format also included the engagement of the Advisory Board. The final release of the online format has been managed within this workpackage.

The workpackage leader was the Centre for Social Innovation (Vienna, AT).

Workpackage 3 – 5: Innovation topics in Synthetic Biology, Precision Medicine and 3D Printing

The objective of these three workpackages was the delivery of a smart map specific to each innovation topic. By using the format developed in Workpackage 2, six industrial dialogues were organised. The final outcome was the development of a SMART Map draft for each topic. The resulting drafts were tested and implemented until the delivery of the final SMART Maps.

Workpackage 3 aimed to produce a synthetic biology SMART Map. The main partners involved were the University of Manchester (UK), the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the Central Europe University (Budapest, HU).

Workpackage 4 focused on Precision Medicine. The Aarhus University (DK) and the Insituto de  Medicina Genòmica (Valencia, ES) paired up to perform the workpackage tasks.

Workpackage 5 was meant to build a SMART Map focussing on 3D printing in biomedicine; its tasks were performed by Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (Milan, IT) and the Fraunhofer Institute (Berlin, DE).

Workpackage 6: Cross-Fertilisation and Trans-disciplinary foresight

This workpackage was dedicated to the cross-border and trans-disciplinary challenges that might emerge at the interface of the three innovation topics. One of the objectives of this workpackage was the production of an e-book that collected audio and video materials on the project.

The leader of this workpackage was Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (Milan, IT).

Workpackage 7: Formative and summative evaluation

The aim of this workpackage was to perform an evaluation of the different SMART-map activities to infer the benefits of the SMART Maps implementations. The workpackage run all over the project and led to an overall evaluation of the project.

The workpackage leaders were the University of Manchester (UK) and the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).

Workpackage 8: Storytelling and multiplying impact activities

The final workpackage’s objective was to develop a narrative for SMART-map. The main workpackage tasks were the set-up of the storytelling for the project, the design of the visual identity, the development of a dissemination plan and a communication toolkit and the production of videos and audio material.

The workpackage leader was formicablu (Bologna, IT).



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