AquaTT is an SME specialising in scientific knowledge transfer and management activities. Founded in 1992 under the EU COMETT programme as a University Enterprise Training Partnership (UETP) to help bridge the gap between science and industry, AquaTT now has more than 21 years of experience in European Commission-financed projects. AquaTT works in scientific fields related to Marine, Food, Energy, Health and Environment, which are key sectors for Europe’s sustainability. In 2010, AquaTT became the coordinator of MarineTT (Marine Knowledge Transfer Support Action), a flagship Seventh Framework (FP7) project. Additionally, AquaTT is a work package leader for 14 other FP7 projects. In parallel to its work supporting research, AquaTT has a long track record in the field of education and training, informing strategies, and creating networks to exchange best practice. AquaTT works alongside Europe’s top researchers to help tackle major societal challenges by ensuring the new knowledge generated from EU research is effectively transferred, resulting in uptake and measurable impact. Website: www.aquatt.ie
Role of AquaTT in COMMON SENSE: AquaTT is mainly involved in Technology transfer; Knowledge management, exploitation and dissemination.
AquaTT staff engaged in the COMMON SENSE project:
|David Murphy, AQUATT Manager. David has more than 12 years of experience working in EC projects in the field of Education, Training and RTD, having coordinated eight and participated in more than 40. He coordinated the FP7 project MarineTT, coordinated Aqua-tnet for five years, and was instrumental in growing the network to a more significant body able to meet the challenges of the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes and Reforms. He is also facilitator of the Knowledge Management Thematic Area of EATIP, the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform. He will be responsible for administrative, legal and financial aspects related to his entity in the project.|
|Marieke Reuver, RTD Programme Manager. Marieke has extensive experience in managing EC research projects, dealing specifically with knowledge management and transfer, communication and dissemination, as well as stakeholder engagement. She has been managing Aqua-tnet, the largest European network in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resource management involving universities, research institutes and industry, for more than six years. She has a background in Animal Science (MSc) from Wageningen University (the Netherlands). She will be the person in charge of scientific and technical aspects for the tasks assigned.|
|Cliona Ni Cheallachain, Scientific Project Officer. Cliona has been working with AquaTT since December 2011, mainly on knowledge management and transfer within several FP7 projects such as AquaInnova and MarineTT and project management and dissemination within others such as MG4U, Trafoon. She holds a degree in Science.|
|Pamela Cardillo, Project Officer. Pamela joined the AquaTT team in July 2014, having previously worked in the not-for-profit sector in the coordination of Development Projects. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Political Science and an M Phil in International Peace Studies, both from Trinity College Dublin.|