Inter-sectoral Mobility and Employability 


Lidia Borrell is Director for Research and Innovation with responsibilities for EUA’s work on supporting and enhancing the role of universities as key research and innovation actors at European level. Her responsibilities include the coordination of policy and project development activities.
Since joining EUA in 2006 she has worked on different projects and policy areas – university-business research collaboration, knowledge transfer and the role of universities in regional innovation. She has also worked in the energy policy field and was involved in the development of the European Platform of Universities in Energy (EPUE).
Lidia Borrell-Damian holds a Doctorate in Chemistry (Chemical Engineering Specialty) from the University of Barcelona. Before she joined EUA she was Director of Research at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003-2005). From 2001-2003, she worked in the private sector with a chemical company in Barcelona as R&D Deputy Director. Prior to that she had been a researcher in the university sector including a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona during 1990-1998; Visiting Scholar at the North Carolina State University (USA), 1997-1998; and Post-Doctoral Researcher 1999-2000 at The University of Western Ontario (Canada).


Barthélémy Durette, Ph.D., is R&D Group Leader at Adoc Talent Management ( Adoc Talent Management is the first European executive company promoting PhDs career development. It is organized in three main activities: recruitment (for companies), training (for PhDs and PhD students) and Research and Development (R&D). Since 2011, The R&D pole realizes studies on the competencies of PhDs and their subsequent employment market (see e.g. Durette et al. 2014). The R&D pole also develops competency based IT tools dedicated to the intersectoral career development of PhDs.


Dr Janet Metcalfe is Head of Vitae, an international programme based in the UK dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development. She led the development of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework based on the knowledge, skills and attributes of highly effective researchers and used by researchers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Janet is a member of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Advisory Group and the Royal Society Diversity Committee. Her publications include the ‘What Do PhDs Do?’ and ‘What do researchers do?’ series of publications exploring the landscape of researchers’ careers and impact.


Roy Someshwar is a scientist by training (a former MSCA Fellow), a public speaker and a consultant for international business development, global brand management and ICT Policy.
He had the honor and privilege to represent the voice of research community at some of the highly-coveted international events including: COP15; St. Petersburg Internal Economic Forum; EU-India Summit; Erasmus Mundus Association; and the Asian Youth Forum. At MCAA, he is a member of the Executive Committee, which is the main executive body of the association responsible for developing the strategy, policy and vision of the association and ensuring its day-to-day implementation for the overall development of the Marie Curie Alumni community.
Having lived, worked in six countries (Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Japan); traveled across 30 countries and speaking five languages, he is rather a global citizen of a world without borders – qualities that come in very handy for his current assignment at MCAA and other international projects.


Prof. Andras Dinnyes has been working on embryology, cloning and stem cell biology since 1985. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the US and worked at the Univ. of Connecticut where he achieved major results in somatic cell nuclear replacement. In 2000 Prof. Dinnyes joined the cloning team in Roslin Institute (the „Dolly team”) as team leader, under the guidance of Sir I. Wilmut and had a key role in production of the first gene knock-out lamb, and the first cloned piglet in Europe. After returning to Hungary with a Marie Curie Excellence Team project in 2003, he established an academic team creating the first Hungarian cloned mice and rabbit for biomedical purposes. Currently he is full professor at Szent Istvan University, Godollo, HU and also invited professor at the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht University, NL with a 0.2 FTE appointment in the last 5 years.
Furthermore, in 2005 he has created a spin-off SME, and leading a team of 24 researchers in BioTalentum Ltd focusing on biotechnology, including animal and human stem cell research, transgenic cellular and animal models, iPS cell generation and differentiation for biomedical, toxicology and pharma purposes. Currently he is focusing on development of new pluripotent stem cell lines from different species, including mouse, rabbit and human and their differentiation towards cardiac, neural and other cell types, including 3D neural structures. His team produced the first human iPS cell lines in Hungary including disease specific cell lines from patients. In 2013 he has received the Denis Gabor Innovation Award for his achievement of genetic reprogramming of animals and cells.
Prof Dinnyes has been coordinator for 14 FP7 projects (including 4 Marie Curie IAPPs, and an ITN) and hosted returning MC fellows. In H2020 BioTalentum Ltd is participating in two MC ITNs.

Inter-sectoral mobility and employability