How we work!

The work in SophiA is organised via a simplified decision-making mechanism involving all project partners.

The organizational structure of the SophiA project includes the following consortium bodies:

SophiA Management Structure
  • Project Coordinator (HKA) is the legal entity acting as the intermediary between the Parties and the Funding Authority (European Commission). HKA will be responsible for the project coordination, especially with respect to technical and scientific developments, and will monitor all project activities and timeline.
  • Project Steering Committee is the decision-making body of the consortium.  The Project Steering Committee is formed by one member of each partner. The specific member to represent each organisation was confirmed during the project kick-off meeting.
  • Executive Management Board is the supervisory body for the execution of the Project which shall report to and be accountable to the Project Steering Committee. The EMB is formed of HKA, SEZ, SPF-OST, EVERFLO and MAK.

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  • Operational Management aims to assist the Project Steering Committee and the Coordinator in the provision of an effective and successful operational workflow. It will in itself be formed of:
    • Work Package Leaders Group Group to ensure the operational workflow at Work Package level.
    • Innovation Management Board, responsible of developing the innovation management plan and ensuring that this is pursued.  The IMB oversees Intellectual Property (IP) issues.