Business and Strategic Relations Officer, INL
Sonia joined INL in June 2017 as Business and Strategic Relations Officer focusing on public-private Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. She holds a MSc degree in Business Management, Investment and Finance and a complementary background in Innovation Management, Talent Management and Project Management (PMO´s, Agile methodologies).
She has a thorough knowledge of Innovation and Technology Transfer policies, methodologies and instruments, as she combines substantial experience in management positions at public and private entities: Director of Technology Centres at GAIN Innovation Agency (Regional Government), Innovation Manager at FEUGA Enterprise-University Foundation, Public-Private Interim Manager and Consultant for almost 20 years. She was in charge of the design and implementation of Innovation and Technology Transfer strategies, policies, programmes, instruments, multi-actor projects and public-private partnerships, mainly focused on Industry-driven R&D, design-driven/user-driven innovation, innovation delivery and technology deployment.