Merel Hunink-Verburgt (41, The Netherlands, degree in International Business and Marketing.) A senior Project Manager and Trainer: people-oriented, experienced in marketing & communication, with a pragmatic approach and a focus on social inclusion.
Paul Panek works at the Vienna University of Technology as a Senior Scientist in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research area in the fields of Assistive Technologies (AT) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Current projects revolve around innovative toilets that support the independence of older people and people with disabilities while maintaining their safety.
Michael Brandstötter, co-Founder of cogvis and forlan gmbh.He is a graduate of TU Wien and a postgraduate of the Engineering Management Executive Education Program at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. Prior to joining cogvis, he was a Quality Manager at AT&S China in Shanghai. Michael has been coordinating national and EU research projects for more than 20 years in various fields and is currently managing the scale-up phase of cogvisAI, an AI powered sensor solution for the B2B nursing market.
Magdalena Kubecka is Vice-president of the On-site Foundation, NGO based in Poland specialized in building places and solutions dedicated to the elderly. She is responsible for the research activities and co-design processes with different groups of participants. For 12 years she has been working as a placemaker, facilitating a huge number of workshops for residents, local leaders and decissionmakers. She is an academic lecturer (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities) teaching about the future cities challenges such as ageing society, accessibility or gender equality.