Inno TSD, France

inno group is one of the leading European innovation management consultancy firms operating in nearly all European countries. inno group has offices in Karlsruhe, Rostock, Sophia-Antipolis and Stockholm, and set up a patent commercialisation agency in Germany in collaboration with the research organizations and universities. inno offers a multi-national, highly qualified team of 60+ staff. Over the last 20 years, inno has combined highly specialised expertise, creativity and pragmatism to assist more than 500 clients all over Europe.

inno TSD is a French office of inno group, based in Sophia Antipolis, France, and established in 1986. The company is particularly specialized in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) related topics: international cooperation issues, innovation, internationalisation, support to innovative clusters, R&D organisations and universities, development of innovation networks on EU- and world-wide level,  organisation of EU-wide dissemination campaigns, networking and brokerage events.

inno TSD is responsible for the European Cluster Alliance secretariat (120+ members EU-wide).

Role in the project: project and nework coordinator

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Short profile of the Project Manager

Svetlana Marie-Claire Klessova is Director and senior innovation consultant at inno TSD, Sophia Antipolis, France. She has research background in geoinformation systems, started her research career as visiting research fellow at Harvard University, US in 1990 but then moved into innovation consultancy. Svetlana has more than 20 years of experience in project management, innovation policies, entrepreneurship and in international R&D cooperation, in particularly focused on ICT. She is expert for UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Svetlana has been coordinating many science, technology and innovation related projects with R&D partners and industrial partners all over the world. Her track record includes coordination of 9 FP6/FP7 – funded projects, many of them in ICT area. 

Examples of recent ICT-related projects: a European Union FP7 project focused on the Internet of Things research. Purpose: Enabling the development of secure and smart life assistant applications thanks to a context and location aware, pervasive information system. Towards a European Roadmap on Research and Innovation in Engineering and Management of Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems  Real-time Monitoring and Optimization of Resource Efficiency in Integrated Processing Plants Pursuing Roadmaps and Benchmarks for the Internet of Things European Cluster Observatory 2014-2016