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Project Team


Prof. Nunzio Casalino, LUISS

Prof. Nunzio Casalino is Associate Professor of Business Organization. He obtained a Ph.D. in Business Information Systems Management at LUISS Guido Carli University - Faculty of Economics, with a fellowship financed by ASI (Italian Space Agency). He is project manager of several national and international research projects funded under different EU programmes such as Erasmus+, IST, LLP Leonardo da Vinci, MIUR and CNR. His research interest areas are: Business Organization and Human Resource Management, Public Sector and E-government, E-business, E-learning, Enterprise Resource Planning, Decision Support Systems, Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Groupware Systems. He is member of EURAM - European Academy of Management and of AoM - Academy of Management. He is author of several books, articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

Prof. Casalino is the Coordinator of AuToMa project.


Dr. Giuliana Pizzolo, LUISS

Dr. Giuliana Pizzolo holds a Master’s degree in Lettere e Filosofia by “La Sapienza” University of Rome. She is coordinator of several national and international projects in which LUISS University takes part. She holds a Master on European Project Cycle Management and a Master on Human Resources Management. She designed and coordinated several Master and Post Graduate Courses on People Management and on Public Sector Development, under international projects financed by European and national grants. She is responsible of the financial aspects of LUISS national and international projects.


Mr Antonio Collado, CARSA

Mr Antonio Collado has a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from TU. He has vast experience in managing and coordinating European projects and carrying out complex services, provided inter alia to public administrations. Furthermore, he is project technical assistant (PTA) to the Marie Curie programme. His work has provided him with substantial practice in activities mostly related to technology transfer and innovation and technology strategies.

Mr Francisco Piñeiro, CARSA

Mr Francisco Piñeiro is a Junior R&D consultant at CARSA. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Technical Engineering from the Polytechnic University (EUP). He has also acquired a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).

At CARSA Mr Piñeiro’s main tasks and responsibilities include preparation of proposals for R&D programs at regional, national and European level. He has participated in the management of national and European R&D projects and the evaluation of regional technological projects. He also provides consultancy, management and development of offers and proposals for technological development.


Ms Margarita Vassileva, ECQ

Ms Margarita Vassileva is a Senior Expert EU-Project and Programmes at ECQ, Bulgaria. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Strategic Management from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. For more than 10 year Ms Vassileva has been involved in the preparation, management and implementation of numerous national and international projects funded under various European programmes such as Erasmus+ KA1 & KA2, LdV TOI/Partnerships, Grundtvig, IEE, IEE, INTERREG IV, ESF. Ms Vassileva has delivered a variety of training courses on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, Quality Management in EU-funded projects, etc.


Ms Denitsa Seykova, ECQ

Ms Denitsa Seykova is Expert EU-Project and Programmes at ECQ, Bulgaria. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public administration and is currently finishing her Master’s degree in European Integration. In the past 4 years Ms Seykova has been involved in the development and management of various projects funded under “Erasmus+”, “Innovations and competitiveness”, “Human Resources Development” programmes, EBRD, World Bank and USAID.

Ms Seykova’s main research focus lies in international development, students’ mobility and second-chance entrepreneurship.


Prof. Ing. Mikuláš Hajduk, TUKE

Prof. Ing. Mikuláš Hajduk is Head of Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Mechanical at the Technical University of Kosice. Prof. Hajduk has been working at TUKE since 1986. Before that he worked at a mechanical–engineering company in Martin as a head researcher. He manages several research projects from the area of integration of robotized systems and projects for SMEs aimed at solving special tasks of automation and robotics. Prof. Hajduk was involved in EU LdV project ISAR as a partner and he was a coordinator of project VITRALAB and RoboReha and now is a coordinator of the ongoing projects RUSOS and SPOSH.


Ms Mária Strojná, TUKE

Ms Mária Strojná is Technician at the Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Kosice. Ms Mária Strojná has been working at the Technical University in Kosice, Department of Robotics since 1987 as administrative and technical staff. She was involved in EU and LdV projects VITRALAB, RoboReha, RUSOS and SPOSH.


Ing. Marek Vagaš, TUKE

Ing. Marek Vagaš is a Scientific researcher at the Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Kosice.

Ing. Marek Vagaš, PhD. has been working at the Technical University Department of Robotics since 2005 as an internal PhD. student and researcher. He was involved in ongoing EU projects RUSOS and SPOSH.


M.Sc. Eng. Michał Smater, PIAP

M.Sc. Eng. Michał Smater works at PIAP since 1998. He is specialized in automatic control, robotics and scheduling algorithms in the industry. He has a competent knowledge of programming and system administration. Eng. Smater is responsible for developing software system for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) recycling SMEs. He has been involved in realization of several national projects for Polish industry and international research projects in FP5, FP6 and LdV programme. He is a lecturer in PIAP’s training courses related to ELV recycling domain. Author of several publications on car recycling and SME networking. Manager of the project Q4SME.


M.Sc. Eng. Jacek Zieliński, PIAP

M.Sc. Eng. Jacek Zieliński works at PIAP since 2000. He is a researcher in the Department of Mechatronics. He took part in several industrial projects for polish industry. He was responsible for PLC and robots programming. He has rich international experience as he took part in several international projects (V, VI Framework Programme, LdV programme). Within the international projects he was responsible for implementation of ICT solutions. In two Vocational Pilot Training Projects Eng. Zieliński was responsible for didactic content creation. He has several publications on measurement techniques, car recycling and e-Learning.