I am a social science researcher and my chief interest is in science, practice and policy interface by looking at governance, innovation and technology development with special interest in energy, climate change and sustainability.
I have a background in economics (Argentina) and studies in Science and Technology for Sustainability in SPRU, University of Sussex (UK). I have done my PhD while I was working as research associate at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) under a EU-sponsored project. I have done research stays in the Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development – University of Twente Enschede (Netherlands) and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) – University of Manchester (UK). I have also been researcher at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development – Utrecht University.
I have contributed to research projects systemic innovation policy, natural resource based innovation and development of indicators on regional and industrial system of innovation. I have also experience as academic coordinator for professional education and postgraduate courses as well as consultant on innovation, regional policy, sustainability and energy efficiency issues for public and private organizations in Europe and South America. As Head of Strategic Research at EIT Climate-KIC, I am involved in applied research as well as learning and knowledge management activities on sustainability transitions and institutional capacity building.