Aalborg University of Copenhagen (AAU)

With a focus in Design and Pedagogical expertise, AAU ensures seamless coordination and supports the development of the pedagogical framework, teaching activities and learning artefacts.

At Aalborg University, all educational activities are centred around Problem-Based project work, which is based on a set of principles known as the Aalborg Model of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). This approach – which is integrated into all curricula at the university, has gained recognition internationally and has attracted a lot of interest from universities, researchers, and students both in Denmark and abroad. The Aalborg Model emphasises authentic problem-solving through self-directed group work and collaboration. It provides students with the skills to independently gain knowledge, develop competencies, and work with external partners to solve real-world problems. 

Name: Amalia de Götzen

Title: Associate Professor

Relevant experience: I have 10+ years of experience in teaching with a PBL approach and bringing design thinking methodology in technology driven projects.  

Name: Andy Peruccon

Title: Researcher

Relevant experience: Assistance to teaching activities within a Master’s programme in Service Systems Design that applies Problem-Based methods for teaching and learning.

Name: Luca Simeone

Title: Associate Professor

Relevant experience: In the past 15+ years, I have experimented with how PBL could be integrated within a variety of design education formats (including online teaching, flipped classrooms, workshops, prototyping hackathons, design jams)

Name: Ronald Chenú Abente Acosta

Title: Post-doc in Computer Science

Relevant experience: special interest in Artificial Intelligence related technologies. Years of experience in EU project management and Research and Development. Recently getting into Product Management and Service Design.

Limerick Univeristy (UL)

With a focus in Computer Science and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), UL ensures the creation of technological implementation within the pedagogical underpinnings of the project.

Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 17,500 students and approximately 1,800 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.The University of Limerick has been awarded a 5-star rating from the globally recognised QS Stars rating system (2023), placing UL in the top 2% of all universities worldwide. UL’s Kemmy Business School is now placed in the top 1% of business schools worldwide, having recently secured the “triple crown” of accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).


Name: Prof. Tiziana Margaria

Title: Professor of Software Systems at UL and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre

Relevant experience: Founder of CELT, the IEEE Symposium on Computer Education Learning and Teaching, creator of the innovative integrated BSc/MSc program Immersive Software Engineering in UL based on learn by doing. Her research interests are on Sustainable Computing for Continuous Engineering, especially by making software correct by construction and enlarging the design of software to application domain experts through high-assurance Low-code/No-code approaches. She has over 30 years of experience in research and education. She is Fellow and  currently Vicepresident of the Irish Computer Society. 

Name: Dr. Roisin Lyons

Title: Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Relevant experience: PhD in entrepreneurship education/pedagogy with multiple publications and awards in pedagogical innovation and course design.

Name: Dr. Salim Saay

Title: Lecturer of Software Development and Software Systems Architecture

Relevant experience: PhD in Software Engineering with 17 years of academic, and industry experience. His research interest is Bridging applications and network gaps, Model-driven design, and system architecture for data integration.

Name: Ahmad Chaudhary

Title: Technical Officer, PhD student, professional services consultant.

Relevant experience: Ahmad has over 8 years of experience in industry, especially concerning data management and integration, and academia, as part of the Confirm national Research Centre in Smart Manufacturing.

Tallinn University of Technology (TALTECH)

With a focus in Environmental Sustainability, TALTECH ensures the integration of novel technologies within the framework of environmental challenges.

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia.

Name: Viktoria Voronova

Title:Senior lecturer in environmental engineering and management

Relevant experience: PhD in environmental engineering, experience in teaching  of life cycle assessment, solid waste management, circular economy.

Name: Istemi Demirag

Title: Professor in Accounting 

Relevant experience: Experience in behavioural control and performance management, accountability and governance 

Name: Sadok Ben Yahia 

Title: Full Professor at the Technology University of Tallinn.

Relevant Experience: He has extensive experience in the design of Curricula for master and Engineer studies and implementing IT projects. He is currently a member of the AI4Gov masters board and the PI of the DIGITAL4BUSINESS project.