AquaTT UETP Limited (AquaTT)

9 aquattAquaTT is an SME specialising in scientific knowledge transfer and management activities. Founded in 1992 under the EU COMETT programme as a University Enterprise Training Partnership (UETP) to help bridge the gap between science and industry, AquaTT has now more than 20 years of experience in European Commission-financed projects. AquaTT works in scientific fields related to Marine, Food, Energy, Health and Environment which are key sectors for Europe’s sustainability. While AquaTT has a customised role in each project and consortium, it is generally responsible for end-user focused activities, dissemination, communication, and technology transfer. AquaTT services often extend into the areas of project management, event planning, stakeholder consultation, impact assessment, and piloting evaluation methodologies. In parallel to our work supporting research, AquaTT has a long track record in the field of education and training, informing strategies, and creating networks to exchange best practice. AquaTT works alongside Europe’s top researchers to help tackle major societal challenges by ensuring the new knowledge generated from EU research is effectively transferred resulting in uptake and measurable impact.


Contact person: Marieke Reuver (




Role of AquaTT in MaCuMBA: AquaTT is involved in WP1 (Project Management) and Work Package leader of WP9 (Dissemination and Exploitation).



Profile of staff engaged in the project:


Marieke Reuver is AquaTT’s RTD Programme Manager. Marieke has extensive experience in managing EC research projects, dealing specifically with knowledge management and transfer, communication and dissemination, as well as stakeholder engagement. She has been work package leader of activities related to the above for over 10 FP7 projects, and has been/is a member of project steering committees, executive committees and advisory boards in several EC research projects. In MaCuMBA, Marieke is work package leader of WP9, dealing with dissemination, knowledge management and exploitation and is a member of the MaCuMBA Steering Committee, Exploitation Committee and Ethics Committee. She has a background in Animal Science (MSc) with an aquaculture specialisation from Wageningen University (the Netherlands).
david2 David Murphy, Manager, has more than 10 years of experience working in EC projects in the field of Education, Training and RTD, having coordinated 8 and participated in over 25. He coordinates the FP7 project MarineTT, coordinated Aqua-tnet for five years, and was instrumental in growing the network to a more significant body able to meet the challenges of the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes and Reforms. He is also facilitator of the Knowledge Management Thematic Area of the EATIP, the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform.
Staff Profile Christine Christine Shortt, Project Officer. Christine was awarded her PhD from University College Dublin in 2011. Her research focused on the area of respiratory physiology. Following her doctorate studies, she worked in science outreach roles and as a post-doctoral researcher on a FP7-funded project.
Alberto Alberto Vallejo Ayuso, Project Assistant. Alberto has experience assisting in the management of FP7 EU projects such as COEXIST, AQUAMED, MarineTT, SOCIOEC, MYFISH, ARRAINA and is collaborating in Aqua-tnet and others. He also has experience in Environmental Consultancy, especially in fields like fresh water quality control, environmental flows prescription, nature conservation, taxonomy, sample preparation and analysis. He holds a Degree in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).



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