Ambassadors

DIHNET’s ambassadors are experts in topics related to Digital Innovation Hubs and its ecosystem. They help us to disseminate information about the initiative and engage in conversations with our online community members.

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Georgios Megas is a twin transition & innovation expert, the Greek National Contact Point for ICT & EIC in H2020 (since 2016) and Horizon Europe, as well as the EIT Health Hub coordinator for Greece at the National Documentation Centre (EKT). He is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network ICT Sector Group with a high score of Partnership Agreements achieved, and a project manager in various EU projects for Research and Innovation support. Georgios holds a MSc. in Industrial Management and Technology and has great expertise in Digital, Agtech and Life Sciences RnI Funding, ERDF/Developmental Funding and International Networking.

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Tereza Šamanová is a lawyer with large regulatory experience from working within the Governmental bodies as well as the NGO sector. She was among the founders of CzechInno Association in 2011 and currently serves as its Executive Director. From 2017, she is also coordinator of Central European Platform for Digital Innovations CEEInno grouping stakeholders active in the digital innovation implementation in CEE region – and, among others, also all the currently registered Czech Digital Innovation Hubs. In 2019, within the CEEInno Platform crystallised consortium of Hub for Digital Innovations (H4DI) DIH, where Tereza serves as an executive representative.

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Thorsten Huelsmann is CEO of Digital Hub Logistics and Digital Hub Management GmbH located in Dortmund since 2010. In 2016 he was additionally appointed as Head of Unit Strategic Initiatives at Fraunhofer IML and in 2018 as CFO of International Data Spaces Association. He holds a Master in Economic Geography, Organisation Studies and Communication Sciences from University of Bonn and Bologna. He focuses his work on the management and coordination of innovation networks, initiatives and clusters. He uses stakeholder engagement and qualitative research methods as well as strategic foresight tools.

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Merete Nørby is responsible for the international activities at MADE  presently involved in the EU projects and initiatives: C-Voucher, ADMA and EDIH. She has a deep knowledge of manufacturing optimization including technology transfer, Lean methods, ambidextrous approach and SCM in global environment. Prior experience from Technical University of Denmark focusing on innovation activities and setting up projects between researchers and SMEs – and as Centre manager for Production at DTI initiating/coordinating several manufacturing optimization projects, including SCM and risk management. Merete holds a Master of Science and a PhD in Organization from Tsukuba University Japan and Copenhagen Business School.