PhD in Bioengineering (Neuroscience focus) from the MIT-Portugal Program, she has background on biological/health sciences. Since then she has been working as innovation and tech transfer for the past years. She worked at the University of Coimbra as tech transfer promoter and IP manager, contacting with both researchers and industry, as well as developed skills on project management and entrepreneurship promotion at the academic environment. Later she was responsible for the operational management of an H2020 Phase-1 Teaming Project at the University of Coimbra (Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing). Having passed through a private consultancy, she is currently at IPN-VCI to focus mainly on ESA Space Solution project, with a special focus on the brokers´ network and ARTES, although being part of the ESA BIC team to help fostering the network and track possible leads and opportunities within the Portuguese context.