I am the director and founder of Consulta Europa since 2009, settled company in Gran Canaria. I have been working since 2004 as a freelance consultant in EU programmes, funding and politics for innovation and territorial development. My main research interests are regional and European innovation policies, social innovation, business and innovation models. I hold a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with specialisation in innovation management at Politecnico di Torino.
I have a MA in International Relations, a BA in Modern Languages, and a Master’s Programme in European funding and project development. I am expert in innovation projects and participatory approaches. Previously in my career, I provided deep-tech start-ups with innovation services to bring their technologies on the market. I managed teams of project consultants and I was involved in multiple projects of the EU Horizon, Erasmus+, Interreg, and EIC Accelerator as well as due diligence negotiations for start-ups’ equity investments. At Consulta Europa I support the lead of the company’s strategic operations together with the CEO Michelle and I supervise the management of our EU awarded projects.
I am a Marketing-Communications Specialist with driven experience across 5+ years in related roles helping companies to grow their business online and offline. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, with specialization in Advertising and Public Relations and also a Master’s degree in Marketing and Digital Business. During my previous work experience, I have coordinated marketing and communication teams developing digital products related to sustainability, self-consumption and e-mobility.
Researcher and project manager at Consulta Europa. I completed a PhD in Earth System Sciences: Environment, resources and cultural heritage from the University of Modena.I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology and MSc in Ecology from the University of Salento (Italy). I worked for CoNISMa (Consorcio Nacional de las Universidades para la Ciencia del Mar, Rome, Italy) and participated in courses and researches on Comparative Embriology from Friday Harbor Laboratories (Washington University) and Estación Biológica CNRS (Roscoff). In Consulta Europa, I deal with the development and management of Horizon Europe projects, including AquaWind project, among others.
Omar González Valdivia graduated as Computer Engineer from the University of Computer Science, Cuba (2004-2009). With 10 years of experience in modelling, development, deployment and maintenance of desktop and web applications and in particularly in the development of e-learning platforms. In the field of European projects, Omar has experience in H2020 projects such as Soclimpact, for which he developed the Regional Exchange Information System (REIS). At Consulta Europa he is currently working on ATHENA and RURALIZATION (H2020).
Silvia Pérez Palomo
Graduated in Graphic Design, where I have learnt how to use graphic language to generate messages and communicate contents of different nature with different media and for different communication channels. At Consulta Europa, I am in charge of the development of products and graphic materials and I support in the communication activities of our European projects.