Open Source Management (OSM)

OSM, is an independent project management firm (SME) administering all peripheral aspects of research projects. The company's activities are focused on surveys and statistical analysis, applications of management Science methods and Impact assessment. Indicatively the company professionals have expertise in Project, Risk, Ethics and Knowledge management, market trend analysis, feasibility studies, Impact assessment and Technology Transfer.

OSM’s interdisciplinary team is capable to address a variety of tasks pertinent and supportive to research projects, crucial for their market applicability and sustainability. The company employs a team involving scientists from the financial and economic discipline, management science, engineering and statistics, while is co-operating with faculty members of European Universities and Research Institutes employing ad hoc experts to be involved in particular projects. OSM project managers have participated and/or managed several European Funded projects with up to 24 partners and several Million Euros. OSM is a member of TII (European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information) and ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) facilitating Technology Transfer and exploitation activities.

Role in the project:

The company will undertake the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), using an ISO 14040 standardized tool, which provides a scientific, and rigorous environmental assessment of activities or services. This comprehensive analysis tool will be used to evaluate how the material and the final product - from the start of production through end-of-life – will affect ecosystems and human health. The tool has the potential to realize the commercial and practical benefits of the final product while avoiding potential risks, covering different nanotechnologies’ flows of substances (air emissions, water releases etc.) into the European Commission's "European Reference Life Cycle Data System". Beyond the LCA OSM will be also involved in the technology assessment, the technology transfer the dissemination activities, the feasibility studies and the exploitation plan.

Equipment and available resources and infrastructure for research:

OSM developers have created and maintain a web based collaborative platform which is adapted for every project facilitating it’s monitoring, control and follow up. The platform will be utilized to facilitate the modeling and the LCA.

Key personnel involved:

Dr. Ioanna Giannouli (BEng in Industrial Engineering, M.Sc. Degree in Decision Sciences, Ph.D in Management Science) has substantial expertise in systems analysis and design, development and application of evaluation frameworks involving multi-criteria analysis and validation techniques, as well as technological applications in transport, logistics and supply chain management. She has in a number of LCA projects sponsored by the European Commission addressing issues related to user requirements elicitation, system design, technology management, multicriteria assessment and acceptability issues in the fields of transportation and energy.

Mr Emmanuel Sofianopoulos (BEng in Materials Technology, Mphil in Advanced Ceramics, PMP®) is a certified PM participating as researcher or managing EU projects since 1998. He has expertise in Technology transfer being the head of the Materials Thematic Group in the IRC network between 1998 and 2000 participating in many TT success stories.

Dr Giovanni D’Orio (MSc, PhD in macroeconomics) as an expert in sustainable development International projects will head the formation of the feasibility studies and the exploitation plan.

Mr Christian Clauwers with a Bachelor degree in Communication Science, a Master degree in Comparative and European Politics and a Master degree of Global Management at the Antwerp Management School, will be responsible for risk management and dissemination activities.

Ms Karolina Koszalkaexperienced in organising transnational training projects and speaking Russian fluently will be responsible for the knowledge management workshops.

TheBarCode is financed by The European Commisions FP7 program for research.

FP7 NMP.2012.2.2-3 Advanced materials for high-temperature power generation” Sub-Scheme Selected: CP-SICA.