Ms. Sonja Hansen: European Project Officer at the Municipality of Aarhus. She has a BA in languages and a Diploma in Public Administration and Economics as well as a certified project manager education. She has worked with project development, coordination and fundraising since 2007, and has been engaged in several EU-networks and EU-projects. Sonja has experience in collaborating international, in both Triple and Quadruplo Helix cooperation and is member of both national and international networks and has close cooperation with the EU-system and Danish EU-offices in Brussels and their networks as ERRIN – European Regions regional international network and CORAL-network (Community of regions fro assisted living) as well as to the Commissions DG Connect and DG Sante and she is member of the EIP on AHA network (European international partnership on active and healthy ageing) and CM of the COST-action Net4Age Friendly. Besides this she is in charge of the Central Denmark Reference Site together with the region. Region Central Denmark/Aarhus Municipality is a 4 Star Reference Site.
Mr. Ivan Kjær Lauridsen: Head of Health and Assisted Livning Technology, Registated Nurse, The Diploma of Nursing Management (SD) (University of Aarhus), The Diploma in Business Administration and Organization (HD (O)) (Aarhus School of Business)Master of Public Management (MPM) (University of Southern Denmark). Long time experience as leader and cheaf in Home Care, and central administration in Aarhus Municipality. From 2011 Entirely focused on Health and assisted technology / welfaretechnology as head of department, also covering DokkX, an interactive exhibition of health and assisted living Technologies and the supply of special aids to Aarhus Municipality. Ivan´s primary focus has been to scale up the use of special aids and health an welfare technology in to create value on four bottom lines: Citizens self-reliability and quality of life, improvement of the working environment, economic efficiency and business promotion in the field.
Ms. Mette Callsen: Mette Callsen is trained as a nurse 14 years ago and has a master’s degree in applied philosophy and certified as a project manager. She is currently managing 5 different projects in the municipality of Aarhus with very different stakeholders. She is also part of the secretariat for the Welfare Tech Public Private Innovation Pool as a representative of the Health and Care magistrate’s department. The aim of the pool is to create value on the four bottom lines; Citizens self-reliability and quality of life, improvement of the working environment and economic efficiency and business promotion in the field.