The Consortium

Policy Compass is a implemented by a consortium of 7 partners from 5 different countries.

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  • Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Brunel University
  • Atos Spain S.A
  • Liquid Democracy E.V.
  • St. Petersburg National Research University
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
FOKUS_300dpi_CMYK_links_randlosFraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS), based in Berlin, Germany, is the Policy Compass coordinator and develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how information and communication will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in the society and the smart cities of the future, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration. In its projects, Fraunhofer FOKUS establishes useful ties between industry, governmental administration, users and the people. The institute has a well-known reputation in national and international research programs as well as in standardisation bodies such as DIN, ISO, ETSI, or OMG. Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Yuri Glickman
  • Fabian Kirstein
  • Thomas Gordon
  • Martin Löhe
  • Lena Farid

Brunel_LogoBrunel University in West London is a dynamic institution with over 15,000 students and nearly 900 academic staff with total staff numbers in excess of 2400 operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. With a turnover of more than £160 million, the University is a Higher Education and research establishment with considerable intellectual, financial and social resources and makes a major contribution to the economy and community of the West London region. It also plays a significant role in the higher education scene nationally and has numerous national and international links and partnerships with both academia and industry. Major research initiatives are coordinated through interdisciplinary Collaborative Research networks in the fields of Ageing, Complex Systems, Creative Industries, Innovative Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Sustainability. According to the last Research Assessment Exercise, with 82% of Brunel research rated as of international standing (10% as world-class), Brunel is now ranked 37th in the country in terms of Research Power with most of its research of international standing. These achievements were rewarded financially by the ninth largest increase in Government QR funding across the sector.

Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Dr Habin Lee
  • Dr. Vishanth Weerakkody

Logo_atosAtos Spain S.A is an International Information Technology Services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the research, development and innovation hub of Atos Spain S.A and it is a key reference for the whole Atos group, delivering technology innovation to our customers. With presence in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago and Valladolid) and in Turkey (Istanbul), ARI is organized around technology laboratories dealing with social networking, trust, security, identity, semantics, media, services, GIS, and smart object technologies.

Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Ana María Piñuela
  • Mercedes Arjona
  • Miquel Milà
  • Nadia Politou

Liquid-Democracy-e.V.Liquid Democracy e.V. is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation based in Berlin. Founded in 2009, its aim is to develop theories, concepts and above all practical applications for digital participatory democracy. The development of the theoretical work, which is aided by the “Research-Network Liquid Democracy“, is driven by the idea that theories have to be applicable in real life projects. LIQD concentrate its work in three connected areas: theory building, the development of our free open source software Adhocracy and the maintenance of Adhcoracy platforms for different organisations as well as for its own projects such as, and The experience received from all these areas helps LIQD to continuously improve its theories, concepts and software. The research network of the Liquid Democracy Association (FoLD) is an initiative to explore democratic participation software in politics, management and organisations. It strives to expand our theoretical and empirical knowledge on the implementation, use and promotion of democratic processes in the context of modern communication technology. As part of the research initiative, research projects will be connected to a network of academics from different disciplines (including Political Studies, Social- and Computer Science). They are working collectively on questions related to democratic participation and modern communication technologies.

Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Julian Weller
  • Daniel Reichert
  • Nikolas Dietrich

new-NTUA-DSSL-logo-5The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the foremost academic institution for technical education in Greece. The Decision Support Systems Laboratory of NTUA (DSSLab) is a multidisciplinary scientific unit within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which conducts research and development, consulting and training activities addressing a wide range of complex research and application problems. Operating for more than 25 years, the lab has acquired international experience in the following sectors: Information Technology and Decision Support Systems with a specialisation in e-Business and e-Government, Interoperability, Management Information Systems, Program & Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Human Resource Development, Information Dissemination and Promotion, Energy and Environmental Policy.

Policy Compass Core Team:

Since the middle of 20th century, University ITMO is being developed as a center of education, science, innovation and high technologies on the principles of wide-range scientific research, intensive interaction with business community and transparency to international cooperation. ITMO has a great experience in carrying out grant activity on Russian and international levels. University implements grants of European FP7 program, Baltic Sea Region program, Russian scientific and hundreds of other grants. International cooperation is one of priority areas for University ITMO. University is a full member of the European University Association, member of Association of technical universities of Russia and China. Being a member of several professional associations of industrial enterprises and clusters, ITMO has close relations and partnerships with leading companies in St. Petersburg, Russia and other countries. 68% of University incomes come from extra budgetary funding sources. ITMO eGovernment Centre was founded in 2009 with the purpose to concentrate intellectual and organizational resources to solve problems and develop and disseminate e-government solutions in Russia. ITMO Master’s program “Governmental Information System Management” has been developed on the base of eGovernment Centre in 2011. Today, ITMO eGovernment Centre is one of the leading Russian research groups on Open Government.

Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Dmitrii Trutnev

CCC ColourCambridgeshire is a county based in the East of England with a population of approximately 600,000. It has a buoyant economy, but with local disparities: the South being a focus for high tech employment, whilst the North has a more agricultural based economy. There are pockets of social disadvantage in both urban and rural locations and accessibility to key services is another concern. Cambridgeshire County Council is the local government authority for the County of Cambridgeshire. The Council’s priorities are to develop the local economy for the benefit of all, to helping people live healthy and independent lives and to support and protect vulnerable people.

Policy Compass Core Team:

  • Rebecca Morgan
  • Nyree Scott