Monica Schofield has over 30 years’ experience of innovation management in industry large and small in Sweden, the UK and Germany. Aside from her industrial career in robotics, she is the co-founder of a robotic sensing company, founding editor of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, and has been a board member representing a major investor in an advanced software company. Since 1993 she has been an expert advisor in various capacities to the European Commission on matters relating to research and innovation policy. She has been delivering workshops and acting as a consultant on research and innovation management across Europe since 1995. Monica has a degree in engineering science from the University of Durham, is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Monica joined Tutech Innovation GmbH in 1999. She currently heads the business area Consultancy and Competence Development and is Director International Cooperation. Her team provides services for researchers at Hamburg University of Technology and external clients to help them make best use of the opportunities provided by European funding programmes for research, innovation and regional development. This includes advising small and medium-sized enterprises on matters relating to innovation and young entrepreneurs wishing to commercialise research results. Monica is a member of the Programme Planning Committee of the European Industrial Research Management Association EIRMA (www.eirma.org) for which she also leads a task force on responsible innovation.
Monica Schofield, CEng FIET
Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper joined Tutech in 2006 as a Senior Consultant for EU-funded projects. She also heads up the business development activities on research and innovation-related training programmes. She has coordinated a number of regionally and EU-funded projects aimed at strengthening SMEs in their innovation management competencies. She has also coordinated projects aimed at helping early career researchers gain complementary skills in research management and entrepreneurship, including the Lifelong Learning Erasmus Knowledge Alliance for the Training of Entrepreneurs (HEKATE). In addition, she is an innovation management consultant. Her consultancy assignments have included supporting the City Administrations of Hamburg and Copenhagen on Smart City projects relating to sustainable urban solutions.
Margarete has a PhD in chemistry and an additional graduate qualification in economics for scientists; she has also completed further training in change management for the digital transition. She has lectured in environmental protection and run her own consultancy giving advice on environmental matters and innovation. She has also been an evaluator for the EU Framework Programme. Margarete has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer.
Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Stuart Bugg, BA, LL.B (Hons), M.Jur (Dist) was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. He read politics and law at Victoria University, Wellington and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 1982 he became World Universities Champion in ‘Public Speaking and Debating’ at the University of Toronto, Canada. Since 1983, Stuart has been resident in Germany, having completed his thesis and dissertation on comparative aspects in Anglo-German law. In 1985 he was a tutor in law at the University of Auckland and since that time has also lectured at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Legal English and at the University of Maryland (European Division) in Business Law. Stuart Bugg is a Solicitor (England and Wales) and a Barrister (New Zealand). He now practises law in Nuremberg, Germany with German colleagues and is a member of the Law Society (England & Wales), Deutscher Anwaltverein, New Zealand Law Socety (N.Z.) as well as the Nuremberg Regional Law Society (Rechtsanwaltskammer Nuremberg).