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Technology Watch and Strategic Surveillance team leader at Tecnalia R&I
Angélica López Sobrado holds a master in industrial engineering and a post-degree title in project management from the University of the Basque Country – Faculty of engineering in Bilbao (Spain). Since 2012 she is leading the Technology Watch and Strategic Surveillance team at Tecnalia R&I. In this position she is coordinating activities and managing projects at regional, national and European level for companies, business associations, innovation agencies and institutions. For more than 15 years she has been doing research in different fields in relation with Innovation Management and Innovation Policies developing models, methodologies and tools for managing innovation, developing creativity and strategic surveillance. She also has international experience as she has participated in the creation and implementation of the Joint Institute for Policy Innovation – JIIP at its offices in Brussels. The JIIP is an initiative of Tecnalia, VTT (Finland), TNO (Netherlands) and Joanneum Research (Austria), which conducts research and consultancy for the design and implementation of innovation policies. She has also taken part at the development of the Innovation Business Forum (IBF) and initiative of TECNALIA which brings business opportunities based on Tecnalia’s research projects results and business opportunities identified from the market.
Abstract: The MATCH Observatory is one of the elements on the MATCH project, aimed at the creation of a strong, reliable, sustainable, open and inclusive network where any European Materials players (from Industry, Research, University) could feel comfortable and can gain real value for her/his own interest and expectations as far as Materials R&D&I is concerned. The Observatory is designed as a strategic surveillance tool, it´s ultimate purpose is that MATCH partners, European Commission and other users could be constantly aware about emerging and possibly disruptive trends in the field of materials for Construction, Creative Industries, Energy, Health and Transport sectors specially in the Market area, with special attention to the market value of the technologies, actors, with special attention to new products reaching the market and movements from industries (new factories, mergers and acquisitions, investments, etc.)and research, with special attention to regional or non EU level research projects and programs. This presentation will give a brief overview how the observatory has been developed and the results obtained during the project time.