Dr. Liapis is a senior R&D manager, active researcher and ICT specialist with experience in implementing and managing EC funded ICT projects (FP7 ICT and SEC, PSP-ICT, ENPI).. His areas of interest and expertise include: Creativity and Innovation, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Semantics, Web 2.0, eGovernment, eLearning, eHealth, Crisis and Disaster Management, Cloud Computing, Enterprise and System Interoperability. He has strong skills in project and quality management activities, business process analysis, preparation and maintenance of project quality plans, quality reporting and coordination of consortia.
Since 2004, he has worked in several relevant posts in both academia and industry, and in 2009 was honoured with the position of Associate Professor from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland for his work in the areas of creativity and innovation. Dr. Aggelos Liapis – was a Marie Currie PostDoc in the University of Brussels working on the three dimensional anatomical human research and training network, holds a PhD in Computer Mediated Collaborative Design Environments from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, two Masters Degrees from the Universities of Sunderland and Hull in Network Systems and Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments, respectively, and a Bachelor’s degree in Software Development from Lincoln University in Hull.
In recent years Europe has been confronted with several macroeconomic challenges, such as the financial crisis and a stronger global competition, as well as internal socio‐economic challenges. The Europe 2020 Strategy highlighted the need for our continent to take an innovative path to respond to these challenges by building upon one of Europe’s key strengths; its talented and diverse creative population.
Creative industries require imaginative yet dynamic solutions such as the integration of user-centred approaches, the innovative use of ICT, the design of new services for increased social inclusion to increase their competitiveness as well as contributing to broader cultural diversity.INTRASOFT International SA through its R&D solutions sets to implement methods and tools, which supports the entire lifecycle of the innovation process, from idea conception to idea implementation. Key benefits include direct innovation outcomes such as increased speed to market, increased product quality, and a reduced risk of innovation efforts not meeting customer needs.