Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK (Activity Leader) with its ICT Center focus on high quality research with impact to market and society. FBK ICT Center joins the Consortium with the High Impact Initiatives Health & Wellbeing, Smart Cities and Communities (Digital Humanities Unit) and Future Media, as well as the Project Management Group.



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Activity Leader and Catalyst Leader – CREEP Living Lab

Enrico Piras holds a PhD in “Information Systems and Organization” (University of Trento) and he is a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler since 2008. His research activity focuses on health information management and sharing, healthcare infrastructures, and the technology-mediated coordination of healthcare professionals and patient in telemonitoring. Enrico is also a member of the university-based Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning and Aesthetics of the University of Trento (Rucola; http://www3.unitn.it/rucola/) and adjunct professor at University of Verona where he teaches “Methodology of Organizational Research” and “Sociology of Organizational Processes”. 

Expert System

Expert System is a leading provider of cognitive computing and text analytics software. Using Expert System’s products (e.g., the proprietary, patented, multilingual semantic technology of Cogito), enterprise companies and government agencies can go beyond traditional keyword approaches for the rapid sense-making of their structured and unstructured data.


Expert System

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Catalyst Leader – CREEP go-to-market strategy

Knowledge-Architecture, Machine Learning and Fundraising are the three keywords that best describe his current professional profile and interests. His career milestones are marked by different jobs and responsibilities that all have the same common thread: goal-centric thinking which encourages those who may be techno-resistant to embrace new technologies which prove to be extremely valuable to them. As a Knowledge Architect, he helps companies and public organizations become aware of and adopt tools that are going to revolutionize the way we operate today. His experience comes from his research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In brief, his role at Expert System is to convert clients’ needs into product requirements, thus creating new business or funding opportunities, since he actively searches for funding and financing by creating partnerships with other companies or research institutes. Since 2000, he managed many projects which have amounted to several million euros.


Inria is the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics. Inria has 8 research centers (in Bordeaux, Grenoble-Inovallèe, Lille, Nancy, Paris-Rocquencourt, Rennes, Saclay, and Sophia Antipolis) and also contributes to academic research teams outside of those centers. Wimmics (http://wimmics.inria.fr/) is a joint research team between Inria Sophia Antipolis – Mèditerranèe and I3S (CNRS and Universitè Nice Sophia Antipolis).



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Catalyst Leader – CREEP semantic technology

Elena Cabrio is Assistant Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and member of the Wimmics Research Team at INRIA. Her work focuses on Natural Language Processing, and in particular on argument mining and information extraction. In April 2011 she received the Ph.D. from the Information and Communication Technologies International Doctoral School at University of Trento (Italy), with a thesis on the Textual Entailment approach to semantic inferences. She conducted her PhD research in the Human Language Technology Unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento. During her PhD, she spent a 6-month internship in the Parsing and Semantics Group at Xerox Research Center Europe in Grenoble (France). In 2011, she moved to INRIA Sophia Antipolis for a three-year postdoc in the Wimmics team.

Università degli studi di Trento – Faculty of law – ECRIME

“eCrime – ICT, law and criminology” is a leading research group on crime and security sciences within the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. eCrime conducts applied research in the field of crime and security at the time of information society with a strong multidisciplinary accent (criminology, law, statistics, mathematics, computer sciences). Since its foundation in 2011 eCrime has been awarded 15 European research projects, mainly on organized crime, counterfeiting, trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants and asylum seekers, frauds, ICT and urban security, ICT tools to prevent and fight against crime.




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Catalyst Leader – CREEP socio-technical requirements

Ph.D. and assistant professor in criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, where he is currently teaching criminology and applied criminology. For over 20 years, he has been dealing with economic and organised criminality, urban security, environmental criminology and with the links between crime and the Internet. Since 1998, he has taken part in and supervised more than 50 international studies (for the European Commission and the European Parliament, for the Italian Ministry of Interior, of Justice and for Equal Opportunities). This experience enabled him to acquire specific competences in the realisation and management of complex studies employing quantitative and qualitative criminological research techniques. He has authored many publications, including articles, chapters and books.


NeuroNation develops mental training exercises that are available in web and app. With over 12 MM users, it is the largest provider of mental training in Europe. NeuroNation exercises are developed in cooperation with universities and research institutes, and their efficiency is validated in scientific studies in lab and home environments.




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Catalyst Co-Leader – CREEP go-to-market strategy

CEO at NeuroNation. Jakob Futorjanski began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory, after his degree in CS and Finance. He then joined Rocket Internet to scale Groupon before moving on to NeuroNation in 2012.