Our team has a wide expertise and a multidisciplinary approach: all of them are university graduates, also including postgraduate education, Master Degrees, even Doctoral Degrees. K-veloce I+D+I is an active member of different EU and international networks, providing relevant opportunities in reaching high performance consortia to answer the project needs, in order to obtain funding and deliver commercial added value and new exploitation opportunities.

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Managing Director

Dra. Maite Ferrando

Honors Degree Bachelor and PhD in Psychology (1998-2008) by the University of Valencia (2008). Master Degree in Health & Clinical Psychology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and MsC.in Information and Knowledge Society (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). She has been granted for research at the University of Oslo, Stoony Brook University in New York, the University of Washington and the University of Berkeley, California. She has been leading the management of projects funded by EU-funded programs including the FP6 and FP7 in the fields of ICT, health and environment, among others. She is currently an external evaluator of the European Commission and external reviewer.

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Project Manager

Mireia Ferri

PhD in Social Sciences, Labour and Human Resources, and she has a Bachelor Degree in Management and Business Administration. Master Degree in Financial Management (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia). She participates in research projects at national and European level related to Accessible Social Tourism. She has been external expert for the Spanish Service for the Internalisation of the Education (SEPIE). She co-coordinated the groups related with accessible spaces and ICT in the Action Group D4 of the International Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing has recently nominated member of the Board of Directors of the Covenant on Demographic Change.

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Senior Researcher

Barbara Branchini

BA in Political Science and Administration from the University of Florence. PhD in Political Sciences. Barbara Branchini has a wide experience in the project management within international environments and in different areas of Internationalization, International Cooperation and Development, in the management of big events of high technological value and projects and programmes of R&D and Innovation. She has managed several R&D projects and proposals in the fields of Energy, ICT, Transport, Learning, Cooperation for Development in the areas of agro-food, textile and political advocacy.

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Project Manager

Sandra Vilaplana

Bachelor Degree in Chemistry (University of Valencia). MsC in Management and Food Safety (UPV). She has experience in the management of R&D, as well as deep knowledge of financial instruments for companies. She also determines the appropriate corporate technology strategy and funding programmes to define R&D projects. Besides, she advises SMEs on Innovation processes and assesses them on R&D financial concerns. She participates in the development of management systems for companies. Sandra has wide experience in Eurostars, CIP, AAL, 7FP and H2020. Her experience in impact assessment focuses on the identification, prevention and interpretation of project results.

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Project Manager

Victoria Ibars

Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Valencia in 2003, Masters in Clinical Psychology by the Centre for Behavioural Therapy in Valencia in 2005 and Postgraduate in Forensic Psychology by the ESPAI Group in 2008 and training in systemic family therapy. She has experience in the management of Spanish and regional-funded programs such as IMPIVA, AVANZA, Strategic Actions of Industrial Diversification, Challenges of society and CDTI among others. As regards international projects, she has experience mainly in the field of ITC and psycho-social intervention as the Iberoeka, Erasmus and DAPHNE programmes.

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Project Manager

Cristina Nappi

Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management from the University Federico II of Naples (2012), and MsC. in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Valencia (2015). She has acquired knowledge and key competencies for managing business in the current uncertain and unstable market environment. Currently, she is responsible for the customer management, as well as consortium management, business strategy and financial forecasting, with a great experience in SME Intrument (H2020).

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Project Manager

Beatriz Vallina

Bachelor Degree in Philosophy, MsC.Secondary Education and Vocational Training and PhD. student in Sociology of Education on Employment and Formal Education; non-doctorate researcher in Complutense University of Madrid – EMUI Research Institute. She has a professional background as H2020 independent consultant, Dissemination Manager within the 3D Tune-In Project (H2020; Ref: 644051) Project Manager, and a wide expertise in Social Media Marketing and Digital Communities. She participates in the development of proposals for companies and research entities, optimising the theoretical foundation, analysis the state of the art and improving the work programme/tasks specifications.