We offer a fully fledged portfolio of professional courses and services for researchers to support them shaping their careers.

enihilo is a project run by MARMAS GmbH to offer training, mentoring, and coaching services tailored specifically to upskill researchers, by building on their unique talents and vision. 

With our courses, researchers learn fundamental principles of entrepreneurshipinnovation, strategic communication, leadership, career and project management. We also support them to improve their well-being and performance

Our approach is based on the EntreComp Framework laid out by the JRC in 2016 to train researchers develop the mind set to act upon opportunities and ideas, and transform them into value for others by mobilising resources.

We focus on active problem-solving, which is known to be the most effective for students to gain knowledge and skill.

In addition to the courses, we provide mentoring and coaching to further develop the acquired competences. The training syllabus and methods draw from our unique experience in research, management, and policy, and are tailored specifically to researchers.

Meet our trainers

Marco Masia is a scientist and entrepreneur. With a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics, he has worked as a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry for ten years at the University of Sassari. He has published many high impact papers (in Science, and other highly ranked journals), participated in European projects, and collaborated with diverse research teams across the world. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Business; he has founded two start-up companies and manages a non-profit organization. The courses Marco teaches are based on his experience in research, business and entrepreneurship, and management.

Chloe Hill helps to connect scientists and policymakers by provi- ding scientists with information and resources that enable them to be more actively engaged in European policy. She also coordinates a number of activities that provide policymakers with scientific information and connect them with researchers around Europe. As well as providing training, Chloe works as the European Geosciences Union’s Policy Officer and has previously worked in the renewable energy sector for the African EU Energy Partnership, and as a research assistant for the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities, and Forestry Tasmania.

Júlia Müller Dias is a designer, specialist in Strategic Design and Happiness. She has been working with design since 2004. Through qualitative research, design methods and the science of happiness, she collaborates with organizations to help them become meaningful, happier and more profitable. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Product Design, an MBA in Strategic Design, an MBA in Happiness, and has been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Design, Chicago. She has worked with international companies such as Sanremo (Brazil), Unknowns (France), Løpe and NTNU (Norway). Júlia is also partner at Peculiar Design, Design Your Way, and Felicitina Drops.

Giancarlo La Pietra has gathered a many-year experience in different areas of innovation both in the public and private sector. He is Education Manager at the University of Milano Bicocca, and Start up Mentor both in national and European programmes. In addition, he applies Design Thinking to deliver training courses relevant for researchers and innovators.

Dr. Juliane Sauer is an expert in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). She is owner and director of the MSCA focused consultancy company OxygenEUm where she offers trainings, one-on-one grant writing coachings and accompanying services on these EC funding schemes. She has a long track record in coordination, management and grant writing and collaborated with numerous institutions all over Europe. Juliane used to work as Swiss National Contact Point for Switzerland for almost a decade and has a strong international network. She holds a PhD in communication science.

Dr Justyna Malkuch-Switalska has been working with European researchers since 2006 as an academic trainer and research manager. In 2016, she founded the Academic Trainers’ School based in Cracow (Poland). Since 2014, she has been involved with the European Commission activities, working as advisor and projects evaluator.
In 2020, she published her book entitled “Research projects. Management in practice” and co-authored another book where she elaborated on a competence framework for experts involved in public participation processes.
Justyna is also founder and President of the Polish Association for the Development of PhD Candidates and PhD Careers ‘PolDoc’, where she provides training and advisory services for young researchers on research management and career development.

Jara Pascual is an author and entrepreneur centered on Innovation. She is CEO and founder of Collabwith, an online platform bringing people together and encouraging collaborations online and offline. As Board Member of the Forum Knowledge4Innovation her voice is heard regularly at the European Parliament. She is also the host of the Innovation Podcast “Business of Collaboration” and Book author of “Innovation & Collaboration in the Digital Era” from publisher DeGruyter. Jara is a Telecom Engineer with an MBA and she is writing about innovation management for different online magazines. She has worked for 15 years in Innovation Management doing transformational innovation culture and projects in a number of Fortune 500 Companies and R&D Labs.



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