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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)
European Projects Office

 Contact details
Contact personMr Bernardino Muñoz
Project Manager 
Address ES28933 - Mostoles (Spain) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Languages and Linguistics
» Literature
» Performing arts
» Philosophy
» History of Arts
» Visual arts
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums
» Other social sciences
» Other humanities
» Cultural studies
» Demography
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Geopolitics
» Urban studies
» Political science
» Public administration
» Psychology
» Security
» Sociology
» Innovation
» Migration
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Other social sciences
» Computer sciences
» Information sciences
» Logic
» Mathematics
» Statistics
» Econometrics
» Systems sciences
» Other formal sciences
» Architecture and design
» Business and Management
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Engineering
» Environmental sciences
» Family and consumer service
» Health sciences
» Computational Social Sciences (incl. Social biomedical sciences)
» Human physical performance and recreation
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Law
» Public affairs
» Social work
» Transport planning
» Transport engineering

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European Projects Manager

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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos is the youngest and most modern of all public universities in Madrid. It has four
campuses, located in Móstoles, Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada and Vicálvaro (Madrid), as well as its Foundation in the city
center. It was created in 1996 with the objective of offering all-round preparation for its students, combining
theoretical teaching with training in laboratories and companies, thus facilitating rapid access to the labour
market. The university has, at present (course 2012/13), more than 38.000 students enrolled, including 4.212
international students (11%) from over a hundred countries from all over the World, and a staff of more than 1.900
members, including both teachers and administrative personnel.
With the aim of promoting international activities of research groups and deal with the participation on strategic
international projects and, especially, in the European funding program for research and innovation Horizon 2020.
Rey Juan Carlos University through its Vice President of Innovation, Science Quality and Infrastructure Research,
established in April 2013 the European Projects Office (EPO).
The creation of the Office for European Projects, has been a big impulse in the last FP7 calls, it has resulted in a
success rate of proposals submitted. Among its functions, the EPOs primary goal is to facilitate and support the
universitys participation in the new framework program Horizon 2020, focusing on innovation and collaboration
with companies, for a successful transfer of technology from our research groups. EPO will link large research
groups with the challenges defined by the European Commission.

European Projects Office at URJC

The European Projects Office (EPO) serves both experienced researchers and emerging groups, in order to inform,
encourage, promote and facilitate the participation of all the different internationalization programs financing
R&D activities.
The EPO is located within the structure of the Center for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Knowledge URJC,
which in turn depends on the Vice Rector for Innovation, Quality and Scientific Research Infrastructures. The
office consists of six technicians with specific functions in the different Horizon 2020 programme sections. Its
support covers:

- Detecting funding opportunities
- Identifying potential partners
- Proposal phase: budget elaboration, text reviews, Participant Portal support, administrative information.
- Contacting National Contact Points for further support
- Evaluation analysis (Executive summary reports) to avoid future mistakes
- Negotiation with EU (Grant Agreement)
- Project management phase: eligibility criteria, reporting, dissemination activities
- Auditing and justification.

Additionally, the EPO has a delegation located in the Office of the Madrid Region in Brussels whose primary
mission is to serve as liaison and interface, between researchers and the European institutions. The activities to be
undertaken from Brussels are, among others, attending information sessions and Infodays, early identification of
opportunities, partner search, monitoring of EU policies and communication with EU Officers and Executives
Agencies etc.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» EURO-1-2014: Resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe
» EURO 2-2014: The European growth agenda
» EURO 3-2014: European societies after the crisis
» EURO 4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
» EURO-5-2015: ERA-NET on Smart Urban Futures
» EURO-6-2015: Meeting new societal needs by using emerging technologies in the public sector
» YOUNG-1-2014: Early job insecurity and labour market exclusion
» YOUNG-2-2014: Youth mobility: opportunities, impacts, policies
» YOUNG-5-2014: Societal and political engagement of young people and their perspectives on Europe
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» YOUNG-4-2015: The young as a driver of social change
» REFLECTIVE-1-2014: ERA-NET on Uses of the past
» REFLECTIVE-7-2014: Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets
» REFLECTIVE-9-2014: Social Platform on Reflective Societies
» REFLECTIVE-10-2014: Mobilising the network of National Contact Points in Societal Challenge 6
» REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
» REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
» REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries
» REFLECTIVE-5-2015: The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe
» REFLECTIVE-6-2015: Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets
» REFLECTIVE-7-2014: Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets
» REFLECTIVE-8-2015: Communication and dissemination platform
» INT-1-2014/2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with the Unions key international partner countries
» INT-2-2014/2015: Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners
» INT-3-2015: Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants
» INT-4-2015: The European Union's contribution to global development: in search of greater policy coherence
» INT-5-2015: Rethinking the European Union crisis response mechanism in light of recent conflicts
» INT-6-2015: Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean
» INT-7-2015: Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean region
» INT-8-2015: The European Union and the Eastern Partnership
» INT-9-2015: The European Union, Turkey and its wider neighbourhood: challenges and opportunities
» INT-10-2015: The European Union and integration challenges in the Balkans
» INT-11-2015: European cultural and science diplomacy: exploiting the potential of culture and science in the EU's external relations
» INT-12-2015: The cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-LAC relations
» INSO-1-2014/2015: ICT-enabled open government
» INSO-2-2014: Understanding and supporting business model innovation
» INSO-3-2014: The economic impact of the Innovation Union
» INSO-6-2014: Platform for ICT for Learning and Inclusion
» INSO-7-2014: Towards joint programming under Horizon 2020
» INSO-8-2014: Synchronised Call initiatives
» INSO-4-2015: Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2.0
» INSO-5-2015: Social innovation Community
» INSO-9-2015: Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs
» INSO-10-2015: SME business model innovation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleABC gates for Europe
Specific ThemeSecurity
Project websitehttp://abc4eu.com/
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleMeasurement-Based Modeling and Animation of Complex Mechanical Phenomena
Specific ThemeERC Starting Grant
Project websitehttp://mslab.es/grants/animetrics/
Project #3
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleBiotic community attributes and ecosystem functioning: implications for predicting and mitigating global change impacts
Specific ThemeERC Starting Grant
Project websitehttp://www.escet.urjc.es/biodiversos/espa/investigacion/biocom/
Project #4
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleDevelopement of CNT doped reinforced aircraft composite parts and a ssociated tooling, using the Liquid Resin Infusion method
Specific ThemeJTI Clean Sky
Project websitehttp://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/110472_en.html
Project #5
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleCold Spray Radical Solutions for Aeronautic Improved Repairs
Specific ThemeTRANSPORT
Project websitehttp://corsair-project.eu/
CoordinatorPolitecnico di Milano
Project #6
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSustainable Provisioning of Multiple Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes
Specific ThemeJPI FACCE
CoordinatorUniv. Wageningen

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
7º PM - ICT

Future Internet - Core

Luis López

FI-WARE has started to materialize as a powerful foundation for the Future Internet. FI-WARE is an innovative, open
cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, at a scale not seen before. FI-WARE is
now well under way to successfully achieve its goals of boosting the effectiveness of creating new services of high
economic and societal value, reinforcing EU competitiveness and bringing opportunities for high-growth entrepreneurs
and SME players. Now, foll…[+]

7º PM - ICT

FI-WARE: Future Internet Core Platform

Luis Lopez

The goal of the FI-WARE project is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an
innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security
guarantees. FI-WARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g.,
healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services. FI-WARE unites major European industrial actors. The
key deliverables of FI-WARE will be an open arch… [+]

7º PM - ICT

Human Brain Project

Luis Pastor

The human brain can be seen as an immensely powerful, energy efficient, self-learning, self-repairing computer. If
we could understand and mimic the way the brain works, we could revolutionize information technology, medicine and
society. But to do so we have to bring together everything we know and everything we can learn about the inner
workings of the brains molecules, cells and circuits. The goal of the Human Brain Project (HBP) is to do this by
integrating our knowledge in massive databa… [+]

7º PM - SSH


Rosa Berganza

INFOCORE focuses on the conditions that bring about different media roles in the cycle of conflict and peace
building. It generates knowledge on (1) the social processes underlying the production of conflict news, and (2) the
inherent dynamics of conflict news contents, (3) in a systematically comparative fashion. Based on this perspective,
we identify the conditions under which media play specific constructive or destructive roles in preventing, managing,
and resolving violent conflict, and … [+]

7º PM - ICT

Juxtapositioned reflective performance enabling science and technology learning

Estefanía Martín

School and University students studying science and technology often encounter barriers to their understanding of
complex concepts. However, unlike in the arts, students are frequently poorly motivated to overcome these barriers.
Focusing on performance JuxtaLearn will provoke student curiosity in science and technology through creative film
making and editing activities. Computational identification of students barriers to conceptual understanding will be
overcome by scaffolded creative… [+]

7º PM - ICT

Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics

Francisco Ballesteros

LeanBigData aims at addressing three open challenges in big data analytics: 1) The cost, in terms of resources, of
scaling big data analytics for streaming and static data sources; 2) The lack of integration of existing big data
management technologies and their high response time; 3) The insufficient end-user support leading to extremely
lengthy big data analysis cycles. LeanBigData will address these challenges by:•Architecting and developing three
resource-efficient Big Data management syst… [+]

7º PM - JPI


Javier Marugán

The project aims to provide new technologies for water treatment and/or improving the existing ones through the
development of integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of ECs in the current waterline of municipal
wastewater treatment plants, especially focusing on the aspect of water reuse. For this goal, the project combines
cross- and multi-disciplinary expertise on water treatment processes design and engineering, analytical chemistry and
ecotoxicology applied to ECs that guarantee the generation not only on new scientific knowledge but also of innovative
commercial solutions to the market. [+]

7º PM - ICT

NUBOMEDIA: an elastic Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud for interactive social multimedia

Luis Lopez

The most remarkable problem developers face when creating real-time multimedia services is complexity.
NUBOMEDIA proposition is to minimize complexity by creating a specific purpose cloud platform bringing all the cloud
advantages to the arena of real-time interactive multimedia. NUBOMEDIA will be capable of abstracting all the low
level details of service deployment, management, and mass-scale exploitation. In addition, all the capabilities shall be
exposed through a simple API.
Thanks to NUBOMEDIA users shall be able to interact through the media but also to interact with the media. As a result,
we shall support traditional conversational person-to-person and group communications usage scenarios, but also
person-to-machine (e.g. non-linear interactive media browsing), person-to-media (e.g. recognizing a face by touching
onto it on a smartphone screen) and machine-to-machine (e.g. starting/stopping recording when a specific event
occurs) interactions.[+]

7º PM - NMP

Photocatalytic Materials for the Destruction of Recalcitrant Organic Industrial Waste

Javier Marugán

The project brings together a consortium of EU and ASEAN researchers with the aim of developing a solar powered
photocatalytic waste-water treatment system capable of mineralising the recalcitrant organic matter that is not
removed by current biological methods. With an emphasis on generating novel materials and new understandings of
photocatalytic materials and processes, the interdisciplinary team aims to develop cost effective prototype
photocatalytic reactors capable of deployment in remo…[+]

7º PM - KBBE

Characterization of biodiversity resources for wild crop relatives to improve crops by breeding

Jose Mª Iriondo

The goal of agrobiodiversity conservation, unlike other forms of conservation, is not only the conservation of species
and intra-specific genetic diversity related to agriculture, but also to promote its sustainable use in facilitating
agricultural production. Although significant progress has been made in the conservation and management of plant
genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) globally and in Europe, there remain two critical areas where
progress has been limited: (a) the …[+]

7º PM - ICT

Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant

Marcos García


A better outlook for those about to undergo surgery or have a child: The RASimAs project is working on a virtual reality
simulator for doctors who are performing regional (or spinal) anaesthesia. This tool supports prediction and avoidance
of possible complications during regional anaesthesia providing a precise anatomy of every single patient.

The new virtual reality platform would both train medical doctors and assist them while performing regional
anaesthesia – including so called spinal anaesthesia or an epidural, which are applied frequently for women giving birth
and C-sections.[+]


Socio-Economics meets Security

Antonio Alonso

SECONOMICS goal is synthesizing sociological, economic and security science into a usable, concrete, actionable
knowledge for policy makers and social planners responsible for citizens security. The project is driven by industry case
studies and will specifically identify security threats in transport (air and urban and super urban metro) and critical
infrastructure. The research focus places social science and political science at the heart of the modeling framework.
In particular the proj…[+]

7º PM - ICT

Wireless technologies for isolated rural communities in developing countries based on cellular 3G femtocell

Andrés Martínez

TUCAN3G is built upon the basic premise that considers information and communications as a key factor of human
development. The diffusion of ICT in developing countries has been very asymmetric between densely populated urban
areas and isolated rural areas. Geographical conditions have often conditioned solutions for Internet connectivity in
rural areas, often based on wireless 2G cellular technologies. From a technological and socio-economical), this project
proposes to study the introduction…[+]

7º PM - ICT

WEARable HAPtics for Humans and Robots

Miguel Ángel Otaduy

The complexity of the world around us is creating a demand for cognition-enabled interfaces that will simplify and
enhance the way we interact with the environment. WEARHAP aims at laying the scientific and technological
foundations for wearable haptics, a novel concept for the systematic exploration of haptics in advanced cognitive
systems and robotics that will redefine the way humans will cooperate with robots. Wearable haptics will enable
robots to observe humans during natural interaction with their shared environment. Applications cover robotics, health
and social scenarios, stretching from human-robot interaction and cooperation for search and rescue, to human-human
communication and interaction with virtual worlds through interactive games. [+]

H2020 ERC CoG

Biological feedbacks and ecosystem resilience under global change: a new perspective on dryland desertification

Fernando maestre Gil

Changes in climate and land use (e.g., increased grazing pressure), are two main global change components that
also act as major desertification drivers. Understanding how drylands will respond to these drivers is crucial because
they occupy 41% of the terrestrial surface and are home to over 38% of the world’s human population. Land
degradation already affects ~250 million people in the developing world, which rely upon the provision of many
ecosystem processes (multifunctionality). This prop…[+]

H2020 MsC

Linking plant functional diversity to ecosystem multifunctionality in arid systems worldwilde

Fernando maestre Gil

The relationship between plant functional diversity and ecosystem functioning has been hotly debated, and previous
research has shown direct feedbacks effects of functional community structure on ecosystem processes. However,
previous studies have not considered indirect effects via changes in biotic interactions, and this is an emerging and
crucial challenge for community and ecosystem ecologists. The DRYFUN project aims to assess the ultimate effects of
biotic interactions on ecosystem proce… [+]

H2020 MsC

Software ENgineering in Enterprise Cloud Applications systems

Jesus Gonzalez

The growth of cloud computing is phenomenal, with vendors experiencing yearly growth over 90%. This reflects the
rate at which organizations and individuals are leaving the comfort of tried and tested solutions to move into promising
but uncharted territory. The aim of SENECA is no less than to address key issues in the software engineering of cloud-
based systems, including a disciplined approach to their development and operation. The project partners have pooled
their considerable knowledge … [+]

H2020 MsC

Vulnerability of soil organic carbon to climate change in permafrost and dryland ecosystems

Fernando Maestre Gil

Soil organic matter provides essential ecosystem services and is one of the largest C reservoirs on Earth, holding
more than three-fold as much C as does the atmosphere. Over 75% of the global soil organic C pool is stored in
permafrost and dryland regions, both under high pressure due to climate change. In particular, global warming may
accelerate soil organic matter decomposition in these ecosystems, which may dramatically endanger their functioning
and worsen climate change by releasing sig… [+]



Gregorio Robles Martínez


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