Smarter Futures

Smarter Futures

Smarter Futures is an EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping) composed of branches in the Netherlands, UK and Spain, that provides joint European project management and development, strategic policy and research and investment advice with regard to social and technological innovation.

The grouping’s vision is to accelerate disruptive innovation in the community by working with diverse stakeholders in the ecosystem. They use co-creation and lean startup methodologies to build capacity for their stakeholders in scaling-up innovation from a grassroots level and linking it to policy and supply from the top-down.

The EEIG has extensive experience on European and national projects, and work regularly with the European Commission, European Innovation Partnership on Healthy Active Ageing and local governments.

Project Team


Shabs Rajasekharan

Shabs Rajasekharan

Job title

Co-Founder and Director

Shabs Rajasekharan PhD, Co-Founder and Director, Smarter Futures is an entrepreneur with experience in eHealth and independent living solutions.

He was previously Director of e-Health and Biomedical Applications at Vicomtech-IK4 (Spain) between 2010 and 2013, working on strategy and roadmapping for the health technology sector. He has several years experience as a management consultant in the UK for the NHS and private equity. This work included due diligence, health needs assessment and advise on strategic decisions for local healthcare service providers and payers.

He began his career as a postdoctoral researcher in the UK and the Netherlands where his research work included medical imaging for cancer research and mobile robotics.


Jon Dawson

Jon Dawson

Email

jon@jondawsonassociates.co.uk

Job title

Co-Founder and Director

Jon Dawson, Co-Founder and Director, Smarter Futures has a wide range of experience in policy, research and evaluation services to public, civil society and strategic partnership organisations at local, regional, national and international levels.

This has included work for Primary Care Trusts, Health @ Work, Tobacco Free Futures, the World Health Organisation and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.