Name: Adrian Solomon

Position: RiEcoLab Co-Manager, Director, Helixconnect Europe

Unit: Helixconnect Europe

Contact: adrian.solomon@helix-connect.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-solomon-7891b121/

Bio: Dr Adrian Solomon currently serves various international appointments: Director, Chapter of Romania (Triple Helix Association, Italy); Deputy Director (South East European Research Centre, Greece), Project manager (Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, United Kingdom), Co-Founder of the World Bank Working Group on Law and Technology. He is an experienced innovation manager with expertise in environmentally sustainable and resilient organizations and in managing R&D projects involving innovative solutions and technologies for organizational competitiveness and compliance (10+ years of experience). So far, he has successfully acquired 21+ projects (H2020, Erasmus+, EUROPEAID, Tenders) amounting to more than 24.8 million Euros. He has served as keynote speaker and panel speaker in numerous international events. He also has substantial experience with EU qualification frameworks (NQF, EQUIS, ECTS, ECVET, ETF, DigComp, EntreComp, YOUTHPASS) and with university transformation processes. He holds a PhD degree in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) as well as a BSc degree in Computer Science from the same university.

Name: Andjela Stojanova

Position: Development Manager

Unit: Helixconnect Europe

Contact: andjela.stojanova@helix-connect.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andjela-stojanova/

Bio: Experienced and highly motivated Software Engineer and Digital Transformation Expert, with proven knowledge in the information technology industry – specifically in game development and web applications. Experienced in programming with PHP, C#, and Java, as well as in database technologies and front-end frameworks (JQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap). Over the past years, she has developed substantial expertise in digital innovation co-production in transnational teams and with a wide variety of customers. She can deliver efficient solutions and manage technological innovation projects from design to deployment. Her products are used by more than 20 international large customers. She is co-founder of E-HORECA Group, an e-commerce company specialized in import, export, wholesale, and retail, operating in 4 countries: Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, and Greece. Her skills in Digital Marketing, SEO Optimization, Web Development, and Graphic Design have significantly contributed to the exponential rise of the company’s online sales. Throughout her agile international exposure, she have developed excellent time-management skills, can work under pressure, always being self-driven, and with advanced organizational skills. Has the spirit of solving challenging tasks and constantly improving, rather than being repetitive. She holds a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield as well as numerous performance awards that have enabled her to work as an independent contractor and consultant for international customers.

Name: Dr Vlad Mihaescu

Position: Digital Education & Innovation Expert

Unit: Helixconnect Europe

Contact: vlad.mihaescu@helix-connect.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladmihaescu/

Bio: Vlad Mihaescu has a PhD in educational and technological models of MOOCs and has more than 10 years’ experience as a trainer and teacher in areas like multimedia technologies, social media, e-tourism, e-learning, usability, programming, soft skills and leadership. Author of over 25 scientific papers and book chapters published in international conferences and journals, Vlad is involved in several European research projects in the field of eLearning. He is also a lecturer for UPT. Currently he serves as the Chair of the NAP Steering Committee at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN).

Name: Dr Mihail Lisetchi

Position: Social Innovation Expert

Unit: Helixconnect Europe

Contact: mihail.lisetchi@helix-connect.com

Bio: Mihai Lisetchi has extensive experience in the development of social economy organizations. He is deeply involved in the study and research of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social economy, sharing economy and social innovation concepts and practice. He is currently also leading research at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. In the past, he undertook an international fellowship in philanthropy at Johns Hopkins University, USA, served as Secretary of State at the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civil Dialogue (Romanian Government) shaping the NGO development agenda of Romania. He also provides expertise and coaching for numerous NGOs an adult training programmes, while coordinating his own NGO (Agency for the Information and Development of Nongovernmental Organizations).