Valentina graduated in Political Economics and obtained a postgraduate specialization in European Project Management. Valentina has over 10 years experience in international project management and qualified skills in proposal writing, project execution and reporting. She has developed proposals and managed projects under several funding programmes (e.g. FP7, H2020, INTERREG, URBACT, EuropeAid, ENI-CBC among others).
She has been working as Research Project Manager at different healthcare, research and industry organizations (e.g. Technical University of Milan, IESE Business School, Badalona Serveis Assistencials, Ab.Acus and Open Evidence (spin-off the Open University of Catalonia)) as well as providing grant preparation and management services as independent consultant to public administrations like Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (AQuAS).
Valentina’s fields of interest and research are health and social innovation with a focus on the use of ICT to improve quality, effectiveness and uptake of innovative public services in cities.
Today, she is coordinating the International Projects team at the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance).