The Advisory Panel is composed of four persons who have special expertise in one or more of these areas: societal engagement; research management; research in nanotechnology, food and health and/or bio-economy.

The Panel members will consult the PROSO Consortium in relation to research activities, relevant networks and experts, and they will assess the scientific quality and practical relevance of the project’s output (deliverables).

The Advisory Panel has a multi-actor design. Its advice will include knowledge and perspectives from a Senior Scientific Officer of a research project management organization; a Senior Research Fellow working on science, technology and innovation policies; a Chief Executive Officer of a large technological company; and a Policy Officer of an environmental NGO.

avatar Thomas Bausch is Senior Scientific Officer at Project Management Juelich (PtJ) and responsible for technology transfer, strategy and entrepreneurship. He has a long-lasting experience as Desk Officer at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and as Research Coordinator at the Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB). He is an expert in research and innovation policy, science management and public engagement / participation. PtJ offers advice on the national research and innovation funding programmes for which it is commissioned by the responsible German federal ministries and federal states. Designing processes for public engagement/participation and agenda-setting are an important part of their work (

Attila HavasAttila Havas is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, regional editor of the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, and member of the editorial board of Foresight and STI Governance. His academic interests are in economics of innovation, theory and practice of innovation policy, and technology foresight. In 1997-2000 he was Programme Director of TEP, the Hungarian Technology Foresight Programme. He has contributed to international research projects on STI policies, innovation, as well as on foresight and prospective analyses, and been a member of several EU expert groups. He has advised national governments and international organisations on the above issues (

Boryana ManolovaBoryana Manolova is Chief Executive Officer of Siemens for Bulgaria, one of the world’s most innovative technological companies. She holds a Doctorate degree in Energy supply and Energy equipment from Ruse Technical University and a Master degree in Corporate finance from Svishtov Academy of Economics. She is serving in the Management boards of the most influential business organizations in Bulgaria – Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria and Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum. Her interests are in the field of research, innovation and technological development (

Steffi OberSteffi Ober is an initiator and co-founder of Forschungswende, a platform of CSOs for more transparency and participation in research and innovation policy, hosted by the Federation of German Scientists (FGS; German acronym VDW). FGS was founded in 1959 in West-Berlin by renowned nuclear scientists, including Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and the Nobel Prize laureates Max Born, Otto Hahn and Werner Heisenberg. She is Member of The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), which brings together independent scientific expertise to develop public-good knowledge for the critical assessment of existing and emerging technologies. She is Policy Officer for Sustainable Research at the union for nature conservation, NABU e.V.. Steffi Ober studied Veterinary Medicine and Public Policy (