Lidia Borrell-Damian is Director for Research and Innovation with responsibilities for EUA’s work on supporting and enhancing the role of universities as key research and innovation actors at European level. Her responsibilities include the coordination of policy and project development activities.
Since joining EUA in 2006 she has worked on different projects and policy areas – university-business research collaboration, knowledge transfer and the role of universities in regional innovation. She has also worked in the energy policy field and was involved in the development of the European Platform of Universities in Energy (EPUE).
Lidia Borrell-Damian holds a Doctorate in Chemistry (Chemical Engineering Specialty) from the University of Barcelona. Before she joined EUA she was Director of Research at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003-2005). From 2001-2003, she worked in the private sector with a chemical company in Barcelona as R&D Deputy Director. Prior to that she had been a researcher in the university sector including a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona during 1990-1998; Visiting Scholar at the North Carolina State University (USA), 1997-1998; and Post-Doctoral Researcher 1999-2000 at The University of Western Ontario (Canada).
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