Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Workpackage (WP) participation
The RWTH Aachen University, established in 1870, is divided into 9 faculties, including the medical faculty. Currently more than 44,500 students are enrolled in 152 academic programmes. RWTH Aachen University, with 540 professorships, is strongly oriented toward the current needs of industry, commerce, and the professions and has a significant portfolio of innovations, patents, and licenses. The individual institutes collaborate very effectively across departments and faculties in interdisciplinary groups and forums. As an effect the university is German-wide ranked first in raising third-party funds from businesses, industry as well as from national and EU programs. The future strategy of RWTH to become an integrated, interdisciplinary technical university is supported by funds from the national Excellence Initiative and several strategic partnerships.
The “EU Project Management Office” of RWTH Aachen University provides consultancy services for researchers and assists the RWTH Aachen University Institutes through the entire project lifecycle – from inception to successful project completion. With nearly 180 signed FP7 Grant Agreements in “Cooperation”, 15% are coordinated, the “EU Project Management Office” has extensive experience with the contractual, financial and administrative procedures of EU projects. Due to close collaboration with the Division of Technology Transfer and the Career Development of RWTH, belonging to the same department, TargetAMD partner can participate and benefit from this structure.
Main tasks attributed to the project
The “EU Project Management Office” established at the Division for Research Funding of RWTH Aachen University is responsible for the professional project management of TargetAMD and will support the Coordinator in all administrative and financial issues. Coordinator and project management will closely cooperate in “Coordination and Management” (WP1). Dissemination and exploitation tasks of the Consortium will be supported by the project manager (WP10).
Maria Perdikomati-Dahmen, M.A., has worked in both the public and private sector, coordinated various projects in the field of innovation and research funded by the European Union and national institutions. She has many years of practical experience in project and administrative management, conducting workshops as well as dissemination activities for funded projects.