Gunnar Widforss, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager


Gunnar is Certified Project Manager (IPMA, International Project Management Association), expert evaluator at the European Commission and Member of the Professional Development Working Group in the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA). Currently he manages a advocacy project (HoPiiA+) that promotes Swedish interests at the European Commission, and is also part of the management team of the Industrial Graduate School ITS EASY, as well of the research profile Dependable Platforms for Autonomous systems and Control (DPAC). He is also part of the AMASS- and the SafeCOP-projects (ECSEL). Currently on part time leave for global coordination of SafeCOP at Alten Sverige AB. 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).

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. 

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Latest publications:

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)

The SafeCOP ECSEL Project (Aug 2016)
Paul Pop, Detlef Scholle , Hans Hansson, Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist
Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design 2016 (DSD 2016)

Researchers strategies: Parallel or Sequential working style (Jun 2016)
Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist
22nd EARMA Annual Conference 2016 NEW HORIZONS IN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT (EARMA*16)

The Project Office as Project Management Support in Complex Environments (Sep 2015)
Gunnar Widforss, Malin Rosqvist
Proceedings from International Conference on Project MANagement/ProjMAN/2015 October 7-9, 2015 (PCS-2015)