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 a particular interest in energy, climate change and sustainability.
Since March 2022, I have been developing science-policy interfaces in the Competence Centre on Foresight at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
I have a background in economics (Argentina) and studies in Science and Technology for Sustainability at SPRU, University of Sussex (UK). I did my PhD while working as a research associate at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) under an EU-sponsored project. I have done research stays at 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 a researcher at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development – Utrecht University.
I have contributed to research projects on systemic innovation policy, natural resource-based innovation and developing indicators on innovation’s regional and industrial systems. I also have experience as an academic coordinator for professional education and postgraduate courses, as well as a consultant on innovation, regional policy, sustainability and energy efficiency issues for public and private organizations in Europe and South America. As founder and director of the Transitions Hub and Head of Strategic Research at EIT Climate-KIC, I was involved in applied research, learning, and knowledge management activities on sustainability transitions and institutional capacity building.