Gunnar is Certified Project Manager (IPMA, International Project Management Association) and expert evaluator at the European Commission. Currently he coordinates the European ECSEL-project MegaM@Rt2 and manages also an advocacy project (HoPiiA+) that promotes Swedish interests at the European Commission. He is also part of the SafeCOP-projects (ECSEL).
Gunnar was research coordinator at currently the school of innovation, design and engineering (IDT former IDE) between 2005 and 2016. Between 2010 and 2016 he was head of RECO (Division of Research Coordination). 2006-2008 he was Regional Contact point for FP7. Among his main duties as research coordinator was to promote the participation in Horizon 2020, ECSEL and EUREKA and to coordinate the participation in the European Technology Platforms (ETP) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). He was also Member of the Professional Development Working Group in the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) 2014-2017.
Joined MDH 1999 as research officer in the central administration and the division of education and research (UFO). He was responsible for research related tasks at the university board and faculty board. Coordinator for the research administration and the administrative support to the boards of faculties, Deputy head of division 2002-2004, Substitute EU Liaison officer 2002, Substitute director of postgraduate studies 2004, Substitute head of division 2004-2005.
On the Use of Hackathons to Enhance Collaboration in Large Collaborative Projects (Mar 2019) Alexandra Espinosa Hortelano, Gunnar Widforss, Wasif Afzal, Andrey Sadovykh , Dragos Truscan , Pierluigi Pierini , Adnan Ashraf , Hugo Bruneliere , Pavel Smrz, Alessandra Bagnato Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference (DATE'19)
Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication (Jul 2017) Paul Pop, Detlef Scholle , Irfan Sljivo, Hans Hansson, Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist Elsevier journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems (MICPRO)
A mutual collaboration model for improved impact of research (Jun 2017) Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist, Peter Wallin University-Industry Interaction Conference 2017 (UIIN 2017)
Industrial PhD students and their projects (Oct 2016) Angelina Sundström, Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist, Anette Hallin International Conference on Project MANagement 2016 (ProjMAN 2016)
|AMASS - Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems||finished|
|ATAC - Advanced Test Automation for Complex Software-Intensive System (ITEA2/Vinnova)||finished|
|eCraft2Learn - Digital Fabrication and Maker Movement in Education: Making Computer-supported Artefacts from Scratch||active|
|HoPiiA - Horizon 2020 and Process Industrial IT and Automation||finished|
|ImmerSafe - Immersive Visual Technologies for Safety-critical Applications||active|
|ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems||active|
|MegaMaRt2 - Megamodelling at Runtime (ECSEL/Vinnova)||active|
|Process Industrial Big Data Analytics||finished|
|RALF3 - Software for Embedded High Performance Architectures||finished|
|SafeCer - Safety Certification of Software-Intensive Systems with Reusable Components||finished|
|SafeCOP - Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication||active|
|SALUTOGEN - Seniors’ Activity and quality of Life sUpported by Technology thrOugh deliGht, Engagement and iNterest||active|
|SimuSafe : Simulator of Behavioural Aspects for Safer Transport||active|
|Technology support for health promotive behavioural change||finished|