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

Dra. 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

Dra. 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

Rebeca Lucas

Bachelor degree in Economics (University of Salamanca, Spain); Diploma of Higher Education in Business Organisation (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland). MA in Economics (Staffordshire University) and post-graduate degree in Foreign Trade (Italian Trade Commission). She has been a lecturer in Economics at Staffordshire University and a researcher in Economics at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). In charge of the management and strategical approaches for european-funded projects since 2001. She was the Country Correspondent for Italy in the “European Trend-Chart on Innovation”, the benchmarking instrument of the EC in the area of innovation policy and member of the team providing advice to the European Commission

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Project Manager

Sandra Vilaplana

Bachelor Degree in Chemistry (University of Valencia). Executive MBA (Escuela de Negocios Lluís Vives -Cámara de Comercio Valencia, 2018). 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

Beatriz Vallina

Bachelor Degree in Philosophy, MsC.Secondary Education and Vocational Training and PhD. student in Health Communication. 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.

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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

Alba Matamoros

Bachelor Degree in Economy by the University of Valencia (2018). Specialised training in corporate finances, social economy, managerial strategies, public economy evaluation, economic development and growth in the history and industrial applied economy. Also, she was granted for two short-stays of in the Harrogate Tutorial College (UK).

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Administration

Belén Segarra

Belén is the administrative assistant in Kveloce and has vast expertise in civil society entities, such as associations and foundations; also, she is experienced in financial management for national (Retos, Neotec) and European-funded projects (Erasmus+, H2020)