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.

Kveloce 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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Maite Ferrando, PhD.

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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Senior R&D Project Manager

Bárbara Branchini

Graduated in Political Science at the University of Florence (Italy), has a consolidated trajectory of more than 12 years in the Management and Evaluation of European funded R&D Projects in the fields of urban innovation, health and healthcare policies and strategies, for public and private organizations, public authorities, universities, NGOs and SMEs. She is specialized in the project cycle management, and project and programme evaluator. She is also trained in citizen engagement strategies and participatory action research.

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Staff Researcher

Mireia Ferri, PhD.

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 R&D Project Manager

Sandra Vilaplana

Lda en C.C. Químicas por la Universidad de Valencia (2008). Máster en Gestión y Dirección de Empresas (MBA Executive) por la Escuela de Negocios Lluís Vives - Cámara de Comercio de Valencia (2018). Máster en Gestión y Seguridad Alimentaria por la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia en 2010. Con más de 10 años de experiencia en el análisis de los programas e instrumentos financieros para el desarrollo de las actividades de I+D. Concretamente centra su profesionalidad en el asesoramiento en la estrategia I+D+i y gestión del conocimiento de las PyMES. Además, es gestora de proyectos I+D pertenecientes a programas como H2020, HEALTH, JUSTICE, ERASMUS+, COSME, FP7.

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Staff Researcher

Rebecca 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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Senior R&D Project Manager

Victoria Ibars

Degree in Psychology from the University of Valencia. Master in Clinical Psychology (CETECOVA) and postgraduate degree in Forensic Psychology (GRUPO ESPAI). Experience in managing national and international projects and certification of tax deductions for R + D + i. Her long career in administrative-financial issues demonstrates a solid experience and specialization in all phases of justification. Noticeable skills in customer management and communication.

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Staff Researcher

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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R&D Project Manager

Alba Matamoros

Bachelor Degree in Economics 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. She is currently pursuing an Official Master's Degree at the University of Valencia in Economic Policy and Public Economy which offers an advanced program for the training of high-level specialists in economic policy and public economy where an interdisciplinary perspective, that integrates the economic, political and social in the analysis of the economic challenges of our time and their alternatives, is embodied. Also, she was granted for two short-stays of in the Harrogate Tutorial College (UK).

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Staff Researcher

Belén Costa

Bachelor degree in Economics by the University of Valencia with stays in Warsaw (Poland) and Liverpool (England). Master degree in Social Problems (UNED). Her experience is focused on the areas of citizen security, gender, poverty, migration as well as its research methodologies. For 4 years, she has developed her research and professional career in the social sciences, specifically implementing national and international projects in the Chilean Statistics Office where she was a member of the inter-institutional tables for the Sustainable Development Goals. She has collaborated with the Diputación Provincial de Valencia, carrying out gender workshops focused on the women’s training. Currently, she focuses her tasks at Kveloce on the development of social innovation through her participation as a researcher in several European projects.

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R&D Project Manager

Julia Ferrando

(Español) Graduada en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la Universidad de Valencia, con calificación de sobresaliente. Distinción de Matrícula de Honor en el trabajo fin de grado “Relación entre la Innovación y la Renta per Cápita en los municipios de la Comunidad Valenciana. Cuenta con una larga trayectoria, de más de 20 años, en el asesoramiento en la gestión de empresas privadas, en la elaboración de planes de negocio y estudios de mercado, así como su estrategia enfocada a la I+D. Además, es experta en la elaboración de presupuestos en proyectos I+D, gestión de proyectos y justificación administrativo-económica de proyectos europeos en programas como H2020, Erasmus + y Justice.

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Nélida Santamaría

Mainly focused in general business administration and accountacy. Degree in Law, and postgraduate degree in Management and Marketing at urban centers. With a wide range of complementary courses (project manager, teaching certificate, auditor in prevention, Management of Human Resources, stock manager, secretary, the three high specialities in occupational risk prevention,etc).