Research and Innovation Services


Project Management Services

Our goal is to contribute to maintain UCL’s position at the forefront of European collaboration in science, technology and innovation.

Our vision

To achieve this goal, we believe it is essential to provide a high level, efficient and bespoke European project management service to the UCL academic community.

Past experience shows that we have delivered more than 60 successful research and innovation projects. As trusted and experienced advisers on EU contractual and financial matters, we are committed to continue doing so.

Depending on the overall requirements and the available budget, ERIO is able to offer a range of services, which are costed into your project budget, throughout the whole project’s life cycle.
We offer:
  • Negotiation of the project contract with the European Union and project set up;
  • Contractual and procurement management with the relevant parties;
  • Project monitoring and controlling; 
  • Scope and resource management;
  • Quality assurance and risk management;
  • Stakeholder and communication management;
  • Management and exploitation of Intellectual Property (in collaboration with the Innovation Management service).
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Continuous improvement

The extensive knowledge and experience of ERIO in the management of EU research and innovation projects provides the necessary framework for the smooth implementation of your project within the relevant project constraints and according to the funding requirements. 

Depending on the agreement, the ERIO management services are also available to EU-funded projects in which UCL is not the project's coordinator.

Our Portfolio

Below is a list of projects managed by the European Research and Innovation Office's European Project Managers.

Horizon 2020

Research and Innovation Actions

AcronymTitleTotal project costs (€)Duration



Clinical evaluation of carbons of controlled porosity as a new therapeutic for the treatment of liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease5,934,48454 months



Congestion Reduction in Europe: Advancing Transport Efficiency3,870,14636 months



Female cancer prediction using cervical omics to individualise screening and prevention7,994,75448 months



Maximizing the EU shale gas potential by minimizing its environmental footprint2,999,20136 months




Developing new therapies for Batten disease6,000,68136 months



Data-driven models for Progression of Neurological Disease5,498,61248 months



GlucoCEST Imaging of Neoplastic Tumours6,454,61248 months




INtestinal Tissue ENgineering Solution7,101,71660 months



Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Balkans2,486,33236 months



DevelopIng Genetic medicines for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)7,474,316 48 months

Coordination and Support Actions

AcronymTitleTotal project costs (€)Duration




Leaders Activating Research Networks: Implementing the LERU Research Data Roadmap and Toolkit496,58224 months




Doing It Together science3,935,07536 months

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

AcronymTitleTotal project costs (€)Duration




FIber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery3,867,89836 months



SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHitectures for optoelectRonics and photONICS: a multi-site initial training action3,915,81536 months



Distributed 3D Object Design3,803,02436 months



The Extracellular Matrix in Epileptogenesis3,047,02536 months
FP7 (2007-2014)

7th framework programme

AcronymTitleTotal project costs




Advanced T-cell Engineered for Cancer Therapy7,780,34260 months




Biodegradable Magnetic Stent for Coronary Artery Luminal Regeneration 6,830,75248 months



Techno-economic Assessment of CO2 Quality Effect on its Storage and Transport3,985,39936 months




DARPin Targeted Magnetic Hyperthermic Therapy for Glioblastoma8,239,53660 months



EURO EWING Consortium - International Clinical Trials to Improve Survival from Ewing Sarcoma7,537,32060 months




A Decision Support System incorporating a validated patient-specific, multi-scale Balance Hypermodel towards early diagnostic Evaluation and efficient Management plan formulation of Balance Disorders4,740,77636 months




Development of a universal influenza vaccine based on tandem core technology5,063,52043 months




iMars: Analysis of Mars multi-resolution images using auto-coregistration, data mining and crowd source techniques2,553,27836 months




Automated Next Generation Sequencing for Diagnostic Microbiology 7,561,99342 months




Policy Options for a Resource-Efficient Economy 3,711,47342 months




Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremist events: Defending against lone actor extremism3,590,953months




Does vascular endothelial growth factor gene therapy safely improve outcome in severe early-onset fetal growth restriction?7,766,11172 months
3rd Health Programme

The Third EU Health Programme is the main instrument that the Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy. Annual work plans of the Programme set out priority areas and the criteria for its funding actions. The total budget for the programme is € 449.4 million. The programme has 4 overarching objectives which seek to:

  • Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle
  • Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats
  • Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems
  • Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens
AcronymTitleTotal project costs (€)Duration




Early detection and integrated management of tuberculosis in Europe: E-DETECT TB3,168,96336 months
Colleague Testimonials
  • ‘Working with ERIO has given a real boost to the Library’s project activity’, says Dr Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services). ‘They provide detailed and timely support on all stages of our EU project activity, releasing us to devote ourselves to the academic programme and the achievement of our ambitious project deliverables. They are a joy to work with.’

    • Dr Paul Ayris (Pro Vice-Provost & Director of UCL Library Services)
  • ‘I have been in a somewhat unusual situation of coordinating two back to back EC projects. Throughout both projects, I found the support provided by ERIO outstanding. This included help with the writing up of the proposal, negotiating with the EC during the contract negotiation stage, preparation and submission of financial forms, liaising with the EC project officer and the submission of interim and final reports. Without ERIO’s invaluable professional support, it would have been extremely difficult for me to focus on the technical aspects of my projects and successfully complete them.’

    • Professor Haroun Mahgerefteh (Chemical Engineering)
  • ‘I’ve been delighted with the support I’ve received from the ERIO team. Having an experienced project manager to help coordinate paperwork and meetings and to liaise with the commission saves me so much time and effort. Having just completed a successful mid-term review where I could concentrate on the work rather than the procedure and logistics makes me appreciate the service even more.’

    • Professor John Mitchell (Vice Dean Education, UCL Engineering)
  • ‘I feel we have been very fortunate to have our project adopted and fully supported by ERIO since the inception. Firstly, I got first class strategic advice on how to prepare the grant application which was invaluable. Secondly there has been first class support during the various steps of the contract negotiations. This became particularly important at the time, early on in the project, we had to change a partner. We prepared a persuasive and well-argued case, this was accepted by the EU officers without any problems, and this allowed the project to keep to the agreed milestones. Indeed we have essentially kept the timing of all the milestones we originally set to deliver, and the deliverables have all been completed on time. The support from ERIO both in terms of the general support for the interaction with the EU headquarters, and the liaison with the consortium partner has been smooth and easy, and this has been acknowledged by all the participating teams of the SKIP-NMD consortium. While to coordinate a EU grant is a major task that needs to be carefully planned in order not to be overwhelmed by the level of activities; the support that ERIO provided to me and the rest of the consortium was second to none (and I have participated to more than half a dozen EU projects in the past)  and made the entire experience quite straightforward and certainly contributed to the scientific success of our consortium.’

    • Professor Francesco Muntoni (Chair of Paediatric Neurology)
  • ‘The management service provided in the project in its initial phases was very helpful not only in order to allow me to concentrate fully on the project specifics, but also in all the necessary financial details related to budgeting and allocation. During the project, my project manager provided me with all the necessary information to help with project management as well as meeting coordination and financial reviews both here and in Bruxelles. I received help in understanding some of the nuances of the expenditures and reimbursements and when necessary they showed great elasticity in accommodating my needs and those of my collaborators. Even towards the end of the project, when my specific project manager moved from ERIO to another institute, the ERIO allocated an experienced replacement which almost seamlessly brought all the financial details and end-of-activity paperwork to conclusion. I recommend the services of the ERIO at UCL and consider every penny spent on them well worth it.’

    • Dr Giorgio Savini (Physics and Astronomy)
  • ‘When writing my EU grant, ERIO played a critical role in clarifying specific H2020 procedures supporting the administrative planning, and they provided an excellent review that supported me to better align the proposal to the call. ERIO have since also supported the post-award phase of my grant demonstrating excellent organisation and communication skills in managing a large consortium of partners across industry and education.’

    • Dr Mina Vasalou (Senior Lecturer Interaction Design)
  • ‘The EU office remove much of the burden of coordinating an EU grant. Ilaria was knowledgeable, responsive and extremely helpful - it is difficult to know how we would have managed without her’

    • Professor Matthew Walker (Neurology)

Who we are and who to contact

For further details, please contact Ilaria Marsili, Head of European Project Management.

Ilaria Marsili

Ilaria Marsili

Head of European Project Management

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 9637
Email: i.marsili@ucl.ac.uk


Siham Oukhrid

European Project Manager

Tel: +44(0)20 3108 9185
Email: s.oukhrid@ucl.ac.uk


Camille Voirin

European Project Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 5895
Email: c.voirin@ucl.ac.uk


Marko Rupčić

European Project Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 5894
Email: m.rupcic@ucl.ac.uk


Eranda Begaj

European Project Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3108 8634
Email: e.begaj@ucl.ac.uk


Alisha Tauro

Assistant Project Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8138 7577
Email: a.tauro@ucl.ac.uk