Silicon Alps Meets Ms. Clara de la Torre

We are delighted to hear about the growing interest from Europe. Together with Dr Josef Affenzeller (AVL), the Silicon Alps Cluster was introduced to Ms. Clara de la Torre (Director for “Transport” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission).

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Clara de la Torre is Director responsible for “Transport” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission.

She was previously the Director responsible for “Research and Innovation” and “Key Enabling Technologies” during three years.

From 2008 to 2010, she was Director responsible for “Inter-institutional and legal matters related to the Framework Programme” also at the European Commission.

After a couple of years in the private sector, her professional career has mainly focussed on research policy where she started her activities at the European Commission in 1987.

In the late 90’s, she dealt with “National Research Policies & Intergovernmental Cooperation”.

She also worked at the EU Joint Research Centre both in Brussels and Seville, where she was advisor to the Director of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.

Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

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