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Georgopoulos Aris

University of Nottingham

Dr Aris Georgopoulos is Assistant Professor in Public Law and European Law at the School of Law of  the University of Nottingham and Head of the Research Unit for Innovation, AI, Strategic and Defence Procurement of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG). He is also Co-lead of the Research Unit Public Procurement Human Rights and Social Sustainability. 

He has acted as expert advisor to companies in the area of public/strategic/defence procurement  compliance and to national authorities, to international organisations and institutions (such as the OECD, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, The European Court of Auditors, The European Trade Union Institute and the USAID,) in the areas of public/strategic/defence procurement regulatory reform.

He has been Global Governance Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He has been also a Grotius Fellow at the Law School of the University of Michigan, Visiting Fellow at the University of Castilla la Mancha and at the University of Neuchâtel. His research interests lie in the area of public law, EU Law, public pro-procurement law and policy and the intersections of these fields with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has taught at Universities in the United States, Brazil, China, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Serbia and Turkey. He is a member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review and member of the scientific committee of the Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo. 

He has published widely in the fields of public procurement, strategic procurement, including COVID-19 healthcare procurement, defence procurement law and policy, public law and EU law.

He has received a number of scholarships and awards including funding for projects under the aegis of the British Academy and Innovate UK (more recently a prestigious British Academy Innovation Fellowship in the area of public procurement, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data analysis). Moreover, Dr Georgopoulos has been member of the jury for the 1st European Innovation Procurement Awards organised by the European Commission ,the European Innovation Council and the SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). He is winner of the TED Ambassador Award of the EU Commission/Publications Office of the European Union in recognition of the quality of his work in public procurement studies. His personal blog, is a platform for sharing his thoughts and ideas on issues that trigger his attention in his academic and advisory/consultancy work.

He speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish and has knowledge of German and Russian