Expression of Interest of the 2nd edition
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The Jury gathered in Paris the 12th of July. It has selected the projects that will be exposed in the EDF Pavilion during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Jury is composed of 4 groups of professionals from the fields of design, sustainability, civil society and energy.
The Technical committee analysed the projects from a technical point of view. It provided recommandations to the Jury between 22nd June - 5th July 2011
The Technical committee is composed of experts in the fields of: sustainability, energy, design and social innovation.
Technical committee members
Director of the School of Design at George Brown College and the Institute without Boundaries
Luigi Ferrara is the Director of the School of Design and the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College in Canada. His previous accomplishments include Executive Board Member, and then President for the International Council of the Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), after which he assumed the role of an ICSID Senator. Prior to this time, Luigi was the President and CEO of DXNet Inc., Founding Director of the Architectural Literacy Forum and Honorary Member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario. In addition, Luigi is a Registered Architect with seal (member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada).
Director of the Cité du Design, Saint Etienne
In September 2005, Elsa Francès was appointed director of the Cité du design joint union, to develop the project of the Cité du design and to manage the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial. The Cité du design was inaugurated in 2009.Today, besides the Biennale, the Cité du design conducts activities of Research and Creation, economic and territorial development through design, creation of exhibitions and events, as well as consciousness-raising activities dedicated to all audiences
Associate of The Young Foundation, UK; senior advisor on sustainability to the UK Design Council; and an advisor on sustainability indicators to Agence France Presse
John Thackara is a writer, speaker and global expert on innovation and the green economy. He is the author of a widely-read blog [at designobserver.com] and twelve books including In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World. He was commissioner of City Eco Lab at Cité du Design, the French design biennial and is a member of the UK Parliament's Standing Commission on Design.
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development, EDF Group
Claude Nahon was named EDF Group’s Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development in January 2003. She is in charge of climate change, access to energy and ethics corporate policies. She is responsible for the SD annual report issue. Prior to her appointment, she was Head of Hydro and Renewable Energies for the Group.In addition to her responsibilities at Electricité de France, Claude Nahon represents EDF Group in different occasions and institutions. She is Liaison Delegate of Henri Proglio in the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). She sits on IDDRI (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) and EPE (Entreprises pour l’Environnement).
Lead Analyst, GreenMonk
Tom Raftery is the principal analyst for GreenMonk, the Energy and Sustainability practice of industry analyst firm, RedMonk. Based in Sevilla, Spain, Tom is one of the EU's leading thinkers on energy infrastructures and Smart Grids. In GreenMonk Tom works with some of the biggest companies in the tech world, helping them to understand how the world is changing and how they should respond.
Architect, Territorial Studio
Raphaële Goulet is a French architect. Since 2005, she lives and works between France and Latin America in architecture agencies through Territorial Studio, a multi-disciplinary structure created in 2009, specialized in strategic territorial transformation.
Climate Director, Mandag Morgen
Per is a leading Danish figure in the field of environment, climate change and green growth with 20+ years of experience in communication, policy, business and advisory. He is currently Climate Director at Mandag Morgen, Scandinavias leading independent think tank. He is one of the most widely used commentators in Danish media on climate change issues, and is often quoted in the international media as well. A journalist by training, Per in all his work has a strong emphasis on storytelling and communication as a tool for change.
Vice President, Brand and Image, EDF
She is in charge of EDF Brand strategy and management, advertising campaigns, sports sponsorships and partnerships for the Group. Since 2010, she is also the strategic lead of the London 2012 Programme, EDF partnership of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Catherine started her career at GDF in 1990. She joined EDF in 2000, where she held various management positions in communications, including Commercial Communications Director and Senior VP Internal Communications.
Director Research and Development, EDF
Bernard Salha has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President of EDF Group, President of EDF Research and Development (EDF R&D) in spring 2010. With more than 2000 researchers, EDF R&D covers all the Group's activities, upstream in the field of generation (nuclear, thermal, hydro and renewable), and downstream in the fields of transport and distribution grids, energy management and customer relationship and management.
He was previously, since early 2005, Director of the Nuclear Engineering Division (DIN), after having held various senior positions in engineering units at EDF.
Directeur de recherche, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne
Christian Brodhag is Civil engineer and PHD in physical science, professor at the School of the Mines of Saint-Etienne (France) in sustainability and social responsibility. He was Interministerial Delegate for Sustainable Development by French government (2004-2008), in charge of National sustainable development strategy.
Founder and Director of ResponsibleWay
Philippe Laget has been graduated from the engineering school ENSIMAG-INPG. After various jobs in data processing projects, he worked during 30 years for an international bank, at different management positions. Lately, he was in charge of Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility at Group level and member of the top-management team. He is now Director of ResponsibleWay, a consultancy company for innovation, quality, corporate responsibility and ethics.
Professional consultant in ecological architectures and sustainable cities
Raphaële Héliot is a consultant in sustainable architecture and urban planning. She networks in order to enhance the environmental approach of her projects, developing conferences, seminars and pedagogical tools. Raphaële also participates in corporate foresight activities, audits and training programs as a member of the Collectif Les 6D.
Green Economy Coordinator, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
Anne Solgaard is Coordinator for the Green Economy Team at UNEP/GRID-Arendal in Norway. She has more than ten years experience as a project manager on design and learning for sustainability from government, NGOs and international organisations. Anne’s passion is in seeking out innovative approaches and experiences to shape a more sustainable tomorrow.
Denis Le Boulch
ACV Expert, EDF
Denis Le Boulch, Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du Génie Chimique, has worked in the LCA field since 1998. He is now Expert Researcher in environmental assessment within EDF R&D. He has piloted several EDF LCA projects, taken part in the European Eclipse and Needs projects and has steered numerous expert assignments, both internal and external (for example, he was the EDF expert for the Conseil Economique, Social & Environnement work on Environmental Footprint).
President of EVEA Conseil
With more than 15 years of professional experience, Jean-Baptiste is among the pioneers of ecodesign methodologies in France. He founded the consultancy and software firm EVEA (30 collaborators) dedicated to provide ecodesign and product environmental assessment tools and services to innovative SME’s as well as Global players in various activity sectors.
UK R&D Coordination Director, EDF
Jean-Benoit Ritz is a Research and Development UK coordination director and head of the R&D UK center at EDF Energy. This R&D centre leads programs from upstream to downstream. It is more specifically involved in offshore wind development and associated intermittency issues, but also in energy services for the end-customers (smart appliances, Energy Efficiency for instance).
Group Innovation Manager, EDF
Since 2009, Bernard is in charge of an open innovation sourcing network for the benefit of EDF’s business lines. He joined R&D in 2006 to lead a program helping to introduce new IT technologies for the benefit of day-to-day EDF’s power plant operation.
Martin Darbyshire co-founded Tangerine in London in 1989. Martin is responsible for the strategic development of Tangerine and creating new business opportunities. He spends much of his time travelling to key areas in the Far East, the USA and Europe, giving talks on design and innovation. Martin is also in his second term as a member of the board of ICSID (the ‘International Council of the Society of Industrial Designers). He led the multi-disciplinary team that created both generations of the ‘Club World’ business class aircraft seating for British Airways, and the recently launched BA First cabin.
Sonsino – Designwarm / RIG London
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is a product designer & entrepreneur.
She worked on digital & innovation strategy for clients like Blast Radius and startups like Blyk, Jaiku & ThingLink. She co-founded Tinker London, a smart product design studio, which she ran from 2007 to 2010.Focused on creating product experiences that linked the digital to the physical. She is now a consultant on "internet of things" issues in product & digital design, an evangelist for Lirec (an EU-funded project about robots) and partner in design partnership RIG London.
Director Haque Design and Research Ltd, Founder of Pachube.com, CEO of Connected Environments Ltd
Usman Haque is director of Haque Design and Research Ltd, founder of Pachube.com and CEO of Connected Environments Ltd. He has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances around the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life.
Senior partner, Experientia
Mark Vanderbeeken is a founding partner of Experientia, the international experience design consultancy. He is the author of the user experience design blog Putting People First, and writes for the online design magazine Core77. He studied visual and cognitive psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium and at Columbia University, New York.
Research Advisor, FuturiblesVéronique Lamblin is a materials engineer. She holds a Master's in Mechanical Engineering and has received training in management and strategy at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Since September 2002, as Director of Studies at Futuribles, she has led futures research on the city, energy, mobility and various sector-dependent and territorial themes. From 1997 to 2002, Lamblin headed Renault's long-term strategic project and was in charge of organizing and conducting predictive and strategic brainstorming for the company.
Founder of Transplant
As a designer and founder of the design centre Transplant, Birgitta Ralston is engaged in creating meaningful human spaces and a sustainable future. In 2001, she founded Ralston & Bau with the French designer Alexandre Bau. Together, they designed spaces and furniture for Parisians restaurants. In 2004, Ralston & Bau moved their creative base to Dale i Sunnfjord, and in 2005 they founded Nordic Materials, an innovative materials database and network with focus on sustainable solutions. Searching to develop design projects that give meaningful results to social problematics, the Ideal Lab' was created and started in 2010.
Programme Director, Dott Cornwall
As a design thinker and expert in social innovation, Andrea is currently working on a number of projects, including developing new approaches within local government working with Cornwall Council as their Chief Designer. Over the last two years Andrea was Director of Designs of the Time (Dott) in Cornwall. Prior to this, as the first Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, she set up new design strategies for a range of government. She speaks and writes about design and has been invited to give over 100 keynotes, workshops and design projects across five continents and was recently nominated for the 'top 50 women to watch' in the UK’s creative and cultural sector.
Président de SIX
He is working on the role of ICT fighting climate change, promoting energy efficiency, sustainable prosperity and the role of next generation broadband to foster innovation among other things. Since 2011, he leads the global innovation practice of IBSG. He is working with different governments in Europe and Middle East, with the European Commission and OECD. He Chairs SIX - Social Innovation eXchange , the world’s primary network bringing together companies, individuals and organisations involved on designing new solutions to social and environment challenges. He was elected member of the Parliament and Vice-President of Social Democratic Party and its spokesperson for Innovation and Knowledge Society. Prior to that, Diogo founded a multimedia company and published the first magazines in his country on both the internet and entrepreneurship, co-founded an independent venture capital company and launched the Entrepreneurs Academy.
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