Dr Paul Lefere is director of CCA Research Ltd. He has much experience relevant to Capacity Development, Smart Cities and Factories of the Future (FOF), in such fields as Technology Management, Knowledge Management, Open Innovation, Road Maps and TEL, being principal investigator or work package leader in some 20 RTD projects including the ones listed on this website. His academic experience includes decades as a university researcher, e.g. in the UK OU’s Knowledge Media Institute and at University of Tampere, Finland; and previously at the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology, where he co-founded the JISC IMS Centre. His industry experience includes board-level appointments (e.g., as Director of Innovation at Images, and Executive Director of eLearning for Microsoft in EMEA). He advises globally on commercialization of collaborative research in fields relevant to Sustainable Cities and Innovation in Industry.