Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, M.A. & M.Lett.

Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf is Head of the Sector Projects for Innovation of AIAS Bologna onlus and experienced European Project Manager. He has worked for different other organisations as well, among which ITT (NL),  Funka (S) and COSPE (IT). Currently he is also working as Project Manager for AAATE. He is past president of AAATE  and board member and chair of the Person-Centred Technology Group of EASPD. His areas of expertise are project management, communication and dissemination, AT training and education, policy development. As a project manager he has worked in the PROEIPAHA Project (Funka/Horizon2020), as a coordinator in the ENTELIS Project (AIAS/LLL), the KPT project (AIAS/LLL), as a WP leader/researcher  he has worked in the Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction (TOBI) project (EPFL/AIAS/7th Framework Programme) and he is currently working in the ProACT project (Trinity College Dublin /AIAS/ Horizon2020).

Massimiliano Malavasi, M.Sc

Massimiliano Malavasi is the coordinator of the R&D and Training Areas of AIAS Ausilioteca AT team and has worked in several national and European research projects including Aertech (Emilia Romagna Region), Nadia (Italian Space Agency), TOBI (EPFL/AIAS/, FP7), eAccess+ (JKU/AIAS/7th Framework programme), Atlec (OakField/AIAS/LLP), Edurob (Nottingham Trend University/AIAS/ LLP). He’s actually working in the ProACT (EU, H2020) and CloudCAST (University of Sheffield/AIAS/Leverhulme) research projects. He performs primary activities of applied research, training, methodological consultancy and design (AAL solutions, assistive technology, electrical engineering and construction) to institutions, companies, professionals and end users. In recent years he has carried out an intense activity of dissemination on scientific and technical issues related to assistive technologies and AAL and their integration in the welfare systems, attending conferences, national and international courses and contributing to publications. One of the founders of AitAAL (Italian Association for AAL), he is currently a board member. He’s an active member of GLIC (Italian Network of AT Centres) and AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe).

Lorenzo Desideri, PhD. 

Lorenzo Desideri works as a researcher within the Sector Projects for Innovation of AIAS Bologna onlus. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Bologna teaching in the course Psychology of Language. His research interests are digital technology supporting the cognitive and social development of people with intellectual, language and learning disabilities. Lorenzo has received his Master degree (with honors) in Applied Cognitive Psychology and the 2nd level specialization degree in Health Psychology both from the University of Bologna. In 2015 Lorenzo received a PhD degree from the CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at the University of Maastricht (NL), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Luc P. de Witte, Gert Jan Gelderblom, and Uta Roentgen. With a multidisciplinary background in applied psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy, assistive technology, and health services research, Lorenzo has working experience in EU funded research projects, academia and public health sector. He coauthored publications in Brain-Computer Interfaces, user-centred design, eye movements, and assistive technology service delivery.

Valentina Fiordelmendo, M.A.

Valentina Fiordelmondo is a staff member of the Projects for Innovation Sector of AIAS Bologna onlus. Since 2011 she is working as a researcher and data analyst in regional and EU funded projects for private institutions and academia. She has a Master Degree in Economy and Finance (2008) and a Master degree in Social policies and sustainable development of the territory (2011).