Adrian Curaj, professor
Adrian Curaj is former minister of national education and scientific research. He is head of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.
Adrian Curaj was acting as the Romanian Prime Minister’s Advisor on Science, Technology, ICT and e-Governance (2007-2008), and as the President of the National Authority for Scientific Research – Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in Romania (2009-2010). He is acting as General Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (starting with 2010)
Adrian Curaj has been working as a consultant with World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, ETF and EC for studies in Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation, and Foresight. He has been actively involved as project leader or expert in many research projects, most of them in research management, higher education management and foresight, areas where he also published scientific articles and books. Two of the inventions he is co-author received gold medals at the Geneva Invention Salon 2009 and 2013.
Adrian Curaj was member of the RISE – Research, innovation and Science Policy Experts HLEG, member of EFFLA-European Forum for Forward Looking Activities (2012-2014), member of PEOPLE Advisory Group – EC (2007-2012), member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fulbright Commission in Romania and the Romanian representative at the Bologna Follow-Up Group.
Also, professor Curaj is member of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome, Romanian representative in the EUI (European University Institute) High Council and fellow to the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS).
Cosmin Holeab, Ph.D.
Cosmin Holeab is a science policy expert currently working at the Chair and at the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI); he is a founding member of the Romanian association “Institutul de Prospectiva”.
Since 2013, he holds a PhD in the field of sociology of science.
Between 2015 and 2016, he served as European funds counselor of the Romanian minister of education and research.
Starting with 2005, he has been involved in various national and European research projects on futures studies and R&I systems, including systemic foresight projects for the development and future of the Romanian RDI and higher education.
During the last 5 years, he specialized in policy analysis, methodologies for measuring and reporting the Intellectual Capital of research organizations, and Big Data analysis (network and semantic analysis).
Radu Gheorghiu, Ph.D.
Radu Gheorghiu is a foresighter and R&D policy expert. In the last years he has coordinated large scale foresight exercises supporting the elaboration of the national strategies in the fields of R&D, education and public administration. He has also been coordinated consultations in international projects (VERA, CIMULACT, Bohemia) exploring the future of European R&I landscape. He has been author or co-author of three national annual reports for ERAWATCH/Research and Innovation Observatory; he has also coordinated the development of a participatory mechanism for the identification of emerging technologies, and the development of the web 2.0 national platforms for research infrastructures (www.erris.gov.ro) and researchers (www.brainromania.ro).