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INAPRO management structure



Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries is the coordinator of the INAPRO project. Prof. Dr. Werner Kloas manages the administrative and financial activities of the INAPRO Consortium which include monitoring the progresses, verifying the milestones and controlling the deliverables to guarantee a smooth and timely project flow, managing risks, and escalating issues and knowledge management. The Project Coordinator is the overall responsible for the management of the consortium and represents the consortium vis-a-vis the European Commission, carrying out different tasks such as:
• Contract negotiation with the Commission and on-going contact with the Commission
• Ascertaining gender participation/equality in the project
• Monitoring scientific and socio-economic issues relevant to the project progress and assessment of any consequences for INAPRO
• Production of the progress reports

Prof. Dr. Werner Kloas is the Head of the Ecophysiology and Aquaculture Department at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, an independent and interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems. His main research interests are endocrinology, ecotoxicology and sustainable aquaculture. Since 2010, he is distinguished professor for Endocrinology and Head of the Full professor for Endocrinology at Humboldt University. He has extensive experience in the management of research programmes such as ILES and ASTAF-PRO that won the German Sustainability Price in 2012. 



Day to day project management is carried out by a Project Management Team consisting of the Project Coordinator, an internal Vice Coordinator (Dr. Daniela Baganz) and a project manager. They are supported by the experienced administrative staff of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V (FVB). The FVB represents eight research institutes of natural sciences, life sciences and environmental sciences in Berlin, which pursue common interests within the framework of a single legal entity while maintaining their scientific autonomy. As research institutions of supra-regional importance and national interest regarding science policy, the institutes are financed within the bounds of the joint research funding by the federal and state governments in accordance with article 91 b of the Basic Law. The institutes share an administrative infrastructure (‘joint administration”) and are members of the Leibniz Association. To the supporting staff of the FVB belong Ms. Andrä and Ms. Kowalski (in charge for administrative and financial issues of EU-projects), Mr. Buxhoeveden (manager of the Department for Acquisition, Construction and Building Management), Ms. Wiemer (public affairs), Dr. Kopf (legal advisor), Ms. Weigel (patent office). The management team will support all administrative and organisational tasks (project reporting, internal and external communication, consortium agreement). The Scientific Coordinator monitors and supervises the overall work progress in research and development as well as demonstration activities.




The consortium has nominated a Work Package Leader for each work package. They are responsible for monitoring progress, verifying milestones and controlling deliverables in order to guarantee a smooth process and schedule the work progress in their own WP. They report to the project coordinator concerning progress, bottlenecks and minor adjustments. The WP leaders assure also that interdependent deliveries are made in time. WP Leaders have extended experience with managerial and scientific issues in complex (European) projects (see the qualifications below). They are responsible for the scientific contents and progress and report to the project coordinator.

• WP1: Concept and modelling : Prof. Karel Keesman (WU)

• WP2: Design and development of components and modules: Mr. Günther Tausch (autosoft) 

• WP3: Integration and testing: Dr. Günther Scheibe (PAL- Anlagenbau) 

• WP4: Demonstration of INAPRO systems: Prof. Werner Kloas (IGB)

• WP5: Dissemination and Exploitation Activities: Ms. Elise Regairaz (AliénorEU)

• WP6: Coordination and documentation: Dr. Georg Staaks (IGB)


The Project Board is installed as a governing and decision making body consisting of the INAPRO Project Coordinator and the Work Packages Leaders. It monitors progress in WPs, gives ad hoc direction and makes decisions about starting up and closing down project activities within the indicated time path and resource constraints and decides on the contents of the annual progress reports for the Commission. The Board is responsible for the project strategy. It discusses and approves the roles and responsibilities of the project partners. To facilitate the decision making process, Rules of Procedure for the Project Board as described below will be drafted and put to the Board for approval and adoption. The Project Board will be chaired by the INAPRO Coordinator or alternatively by a Work package Leader if appropriate.



Due to the highly interdisciplinary nature of the project an external Project Advisory Committee (PAC) on a voluntary basis is established. The members of the PAC have valuable experiences both in the scientific and in the economic field and bring in expertise in water/ wastewater management and in food production. By integrating members of the respective (connected) Action Group ‘Industrial Water Re-use and Recycling’ into the PAC a close cooperation between the INAPRO project and the AG is established. The PAC members directly (and swiftly / informally) advises the Project Board in emerging scientific and technological issues arising during the runtime of the project including a prompt evaluation of enquiries and ideas directed towards the Consortium from within the end-user and policy making community. The PAC consists of the following members:




Prof. Otomar Linhart


University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Advisory committee of the IGB, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters

Dr. Boris Lesjean


Centre of Competence for Water (KWB): Deputy director, Department Leader Water & Wastewater Technologies, WssTP: PCC chair and leader of working group ‘Alternative Water Resources”

Michele Genovese


Senior Research Officer - Agency for the Promotion of European Research Italy

Prof. Gerrit van Straaten


Head of Systems and Control Group, Wageningen University

Prof. H. Segner


Head of the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Univ. Bern

Prof. U. Schmidt


Head of Centre of Biosystems Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, HU Berlin

Dipl.Ing. A. Tautenhahn


Trout farm Owner and Manager, Trostadt; Sales Manager, Emsland-Aller Aqua GmbH

Prof. M. Barjenbruch


Department of Urban Water Management, TU Berlin

Prof. M.D. Garrido Fernandez


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Res. Group Food Technology, University of Murcia

Dr. A.E. Jansen


TNO Holding, Netherlands; Chair of the AG ‘Industrial Water Re-use and Recycling’




Two project teams will support the Project Board in the especially project relevant fields of Demonstration and Exploitation (DEMEX) and Knowledge Dissemination (KNOD). 


Demonstration and Exploitation Team (DEMEX)

The responsibility of Demonstration and Exploitation Team (DEMEX) is to advise the Board on demonstration and exploitation activities to the market. The leader of DEMEX is Dr. Sven Würtz from IGB). DEMEX enhances the close cooperation between the Project Board, project partners who are end- users and manufactures as well as further external end- users and manufactures and promote a strong market orientation. The activities carried out by DEMEX are described in WP4 and WP5. DEMEX meets twice a year. 


Knowledge Dissemination Team (KNOD)  

The Knowledge Dissemination Team (KNOD) is concerned with strategic knowledge management, knowledge transfer to different stakeholders, including the securing of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and patent related issues. It will advise the Project Board on results dissemination activities. The leader of KNOD is Prof. Rauschenbach from AST. The team meets twice a year.




The General Assembly functions as the ultimate decision making body in INAPRO and meets once a year, before the annual reporting period. As such it shall consider the reports of the Project Board, receive and approve the accounts for the past (financial) year and approve the budget and the new implementation plans for the next project period. To inform the whole consortium about the overall project progress all partners will contribute to the general assembly with short presentations on their specific results obtained during the reporting period.