Project Personnel

Jeremy Millard 

Jeremy Millard is the consortium leader and project manager for TEPSIE. He has over 40 years of experience leading multi- country and multi-disciplinary projects. His background is in local government, university sector, consulting expert in governance and the public sector. Recent clients include European Commission, UN, OECD, the World Bank, as well as national governments, local authorities and private companies in Europe, Asia and Africa.

John René Keller Lauritzen

JohnJohn Keller Lauritzen project manager for TEPSIE. He works as a Policy Analyst at the Danish Technological Institute in the areas of education, technology and society. Besides TEPSIE he runs a national social innovation network for municipalities, where leaders come together to discuss how social innovation can be promoted at local level. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Aarhus University.

Julie Simon

Julie Simon is the content manager for TEPSIE. She is a Programme Lead at the Young Foundation where she specializes in social innovation. She has co-authored a range of publications exploring ways to design, develop and grow social innovations, most notably, a Study on Social Innovation for the Bureau of European Policy Advisors, the Open Book of Social Innovation, Social Venturing and How to innovate: the tools for social innovation. Before that she co-authored a number of papers on ways of funding community activity, civil society's role in campaigning for social change and meeting social needs, innovation in the field of criminal justice and early years’ policy.

Georg Mildenberger

georgeGeorg Mildenberger is head of research at the Heidelberg Centre for Social Investment. He holds a doctoral degree from Technical University of Darmstadt, and a master's degree in philosophy and political science from Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen. At CSI he coordinated the CSI's Master's programme in "Nonprofit Management and Governance". and was also head of several research projects. Before he joined CSI he was a post-doc researcher for the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at Tuebingen University, where he directed a variety of projects in the areas of ethical education and public discourse on ethics. Previously, he worked as a freelance consultant for educational institutions and as a project manager for a consulting company focusing on nonprofit organisations.  

Konstantinos Modikos

Konstantinos Modikos is the leader WP3 and WP6. He holds a Master's degree in Informatics and Management from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.




Anna Daviesanna

Anna Davies is leading Work Packages 5 and 7. Anna joined the Young Foundation to work within the research team, specifically on the TEPSIE project. Prior to joining the Young Foundation, Anna worked as a Research Manager at Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California, and as a consultant at the Good Business in London.

Gwendolyn Carpenter

Gwendolyn Carpenter is leading WP9 and is dissemination workstream manager of the TEPSIE project and in charge of aligning key findings with concrete policy recommendations. She works as a Senior European Policy advisor at the Danish Technological Institute and has been looking into systemic innovation, in particular the transition to an Information Society, and eGovernment as a tool for transformation of the public sector. Gwendolyn has almost 10 years of experience as a policy analyst in providing insights to governments at national and international levels in both the private sector and in international organizations.