Gunnar Widforss, Senior Project Manager


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. 

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Latest publications:

MegaM@Rt2 Project: Megamodeling at Runtime - Intermediate Results and Research Challenges (Oct 2019)
Andrey Sadovykh , Dragos Truscan , Alessandra Bagnato , Wasif Afzal, Hugo Bruneliere , Abel Gomez , Alexandra Espinosa Hortelano, Gunnar Widforss, Pierluigi Pierini , Elizabeta Fourneret
2019 International Conference on Technology of Object Oriented Languages and Systems (TOOLS'19)

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)

Is MegaM@Rt2 the solution? (Jan 2019)
Gunnar Widforss
High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation 2019 (HiPEAC 2019)

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)

Project TitleStatus
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
CIRCLE LAB - innovative learning approach for circular chemistry in secondary education active
eCraft2Learn - Digital Fabrication and Maker Movement in Education: Making Computer-supported Artefacts from Scratch active
FuturE finished
HoPiiA - Horizon 2020 and Process Industrial IT and Automation finished
HoPiiA+ active
ImmerSafe - Immersive Visual Technologies for Safety-critical Applications active
InSecTT: Intelligent Secure Trustable Things active
InterAct@MRTC finished
ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems active
Lobby&Propose finished
MegaMaRt2 - Megamodelling at Runtime (ECSEL/Vinnova) finished
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 finished
SAVE-IT finished
SimuSafe : Simulator of Behavioural Aspects for Safer Transport active
Technology support for health promotive behavioural change finished
VeriDevOps - Automated Protection and Prevention to Meet Security Requirements in DevOps Environments active