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Mélanie Marcel

Mélanie is the founder and CEO of SoScience , an organisation harnessing the power of science and technology to generate positive impacts for the people and the planet. Prior to SoScience, Mélanie worked at the forefront of human-machines interfaces first at NTT Basic Research Associated and then at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM, Paris). Through her experience in the laboratory, she gained the conviction that our scientists’ skills would serve a greater purpose in a more participatory and impact-centred research model. Mélanie published her first book on the topic in 2017, she is an Echoing Green Fellow (2017), Ashoka Fellow (2018), won the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize and was nominated as an expert by the European Commission to evaluate its research policy on Responsible Research and Innovation (2016). Mélanie holds two MS, in Physics and Neurosciences from ESPCI ParisTech and Paris Descartes University.

Mélanie will be involved in all the tasks undertaken by SoScience in MOSAIC and will bring her knowledge both on RRI and open innovation methodologies. 

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