Advisory Board2020-09-02T13:40:36+00:00

The establishment of an Advisory Board of external experts ensures the feasibility and transferability of the outputs, together with the consistency of LIVERUR progresses with horizontal and ethical principles.

Specific objectives

To achieve the project objectives and deliverables within budget and time constraints.

To ensure adequate and appropriate resource use and accounts.

To communicate efficiently with the European Commission, including timely reporting.

To promote and facilitate collaboration between partners.

To provide annual reports and obtain audit certificates as required from each of the participants.

To ensure the iteration of the project according to the four horizonal principles.

To ensure high quality standard thanks to the establishment of the Project Coordination Committee.

To protect the project from possible risks and impediments thanks to a coherent risk management plan.

Advisory Board profile

Brigitte Trousse, Ph.D.

President of French Network of Living Labs &  Co-founder of ENoLL & Senior Researcher in Artificial intelligence & Design at Inria, University Côte d’Azur 

Brigitte Trousse is senior researcher at Inria (http://www-sop.inria.fr), member of Côte d’Azur University. For more than 30 years, Brigitte Trousse has been conducting interdisciplinary research into Artificial Intelligence for supporting complex design processes in collaboration with researchers in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. At Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerrannée , she was the scientific  leader of the AID (“AI in Design”)  research team (1995 -2001) then of the AxIS project-team (2002-2013) analysing the use of digital services (for assessment and customisation purposes). Her research into AI has evolved naturally from “user-centred design” to “user driven design” and from “analysing usage” to “measuring user experience and studying changes in behaviour” within ICT innovation projects conducted according to the “Living Lab” method.
In 2002 Brigitte Trousse was involved in the governance of the Laboratoire des Usages STIC at Sophia Antipolis, which became the ICT Usage Lab, the first Living Lab in France to become a member of ENoLL in 2006, the European Network of Living Labs.  Since 2007 she has been very active in Europe and nationally, co-coordinating the French network of Living Labs. In 2010 with two other foreign colleagues she started the first Living Labs European Summer School at the Cité des Sciences in Paris now called the Open Living Labs Days. In September 2011, given the significant number of ENoLL labelled Living Labs in France (25), Brigitte Trousse along with representatives of 21 other French Living Labs decided to create “France Living Labs” to represent the Network of French and French speaking Living Labs
.  She is now the President. She has been co-coordinating the Francophone Network of Living Labs since August 2014, a network supported by the “Commission Permanente de Coopération France – Québec” CPCFQ  (January 2015 – April 2017) and which she represents from 2015 on ENoLL’s Board of Directors.

Jeroen Knol, Ph.D.

Managing Director of the EFFoST Association (European Federation of Food Science and Technology)

Dr. Knol has a scientific background in the use of computational models in product design & quality management. Since 2008 he is coordinating several multi-disciplinary projects on sustainable and healthy foods including setting up of pilot productions, coordination of experiments, consumer research, supply chain management and technological developments.
Specialties: Consumer Studies, Food Chemistry, Food Quality and Safety, Food Sciences, Food Technology, Human Nutrition, Marketing, Mechanistic modelling, Empirical modelling, Food Analysis (HPLC, GC-MS), Food Processing.

Alexandre Lemille

Co-Founder, the African Circular Economy Network

Alex Lemille is the founder of Wizeimpact (Wizeimpact.com), a for-purpose thrivability consultancy that leverages business-as-a-powerful-tool to find solutions to our social and economic challenges. In 2012 Alex was part of the Circular Economy 100 club of companies (then at Cisco Systems) organised by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Since then he has published several papers and delivered numerous speeches on Circular Economy, a restorative economic framework that is reshaping our capitalist model. In 2014, he has developed a socially inclusive version of Circular Economy: A Valued Circular EconomyTM where [Poverty=Waste]TM, as both are externalities of our linear system. This concept was shortlisted for ‘The Circulars 2016’, the world premier circular economy awards hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2016 Alex was recognised as Highly Commended in the Circular Economy Leadership category by WEF and is a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce 2016 (Young Global Leaders, WEF).

Catarina Melo, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Ecology at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, University of Azores

Dr. Melo is specialized in the Development of alternative methods for plant production. As a researcher, she is a member of the cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais); CFE – Centre for Functional Ecology (Centro de Ecologia Funcional) and Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability (PEERS)).

She has a long-lasting experience in developing circular economy integrated systems and in conceptualizing new business models in rural ecosystems. She owns a product patent and her vision of entrepreneurship led her to present a project proposal at a nationwide call, the 2014 InovPORTUGAL, which she ended up in the TOP 10. She presented the same project with improved suggestions from previous experience and won the second prize of the 2015 Regional Entrepreneurship Competition to create a local entreprise for an unique biofertilizer.

Eric Seulliet, Ph.D.

President Le Fabrique de Futur (Think Thank) and member of the French Network of Living Labs

FDF (Le Fabrique de Futur) defines itself as an operational “think network” about future trends, foresight and innovation. At first, FDF could be described as a “think network” with mission of promoting new approaches regarding innovation: user-centric innovation, design thinking, co-creation with users, etc.
From its early age, FDF had a special interest in the field of 3D, virtual worlds, augmented reality, etc. as we consider these tools and technologies as particularly pertinent for co-creation processes.
In 2008, FDF became officially a living lab within the ENoLL network (3rd wave) under the name “3D Living Innovation”. Not surprisingly, the focus of our living lab is about 3D and virtual reality. 3D Living Innovation is the first living lab totally dedicated to 3D.


LIVERUR aims to expand an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs among rural regions. Living laboratories are ecosystems of open innovation, centered on the user, which often operate in a territorial context, integrating concurrent research and innovation processes within a public-private partnership.


The LIVERUR project involves more than 20 European partners from peripheral areas in which the development of the rural economy is vital for their survival. Although LIVERUR is focused on Europe, one of the partners is located in Tunisia, which provides a greater internationalization to the project.