Chemical Engineer by the University of Extremadura in 2003 and Master in Renewable Energies and Energy Market by the Escuela de Organización Industrial in Madrid in 2007, as well as Master in Integrated Management of Quality, Environment and Labour Risk Prevention by the Fundación Universidad Empresa in the same year. Lola Maldonado has more than 6 years of experience in the field of technical consultancy within the area of Renewable Energies of Garrigues Medio Ambiente, being an expert in technical consultancy during the financing and sale/purchase of renewable energy plants, both in the construction phase and in the exploitation phase, carrying out Due Diligence reports.
In September 2013, Lola Maldonado joined the Business Development area as R&D Project Manager and Technology Transfer, where her main functions are:
Management of R&D proposals and projects, both public and private funding: Detection and dissemination of calls; Identification of opportunities; Monitoring and evaluating of the progress of different projects; Managing relationships with partners; Providing technical and administrative support to research staff in R&D projects: preparation of reports, monitoring of projects and justification of activities;
Technology transfer support: Knowledge management: ensuring documentation, protection and exploitation of innovation results; and facilitating access to shared information; IP management: patent application, portfolio management and identification of exploitation opportunities.
Development of the Centre's collaborative framework: identifying, establishing and maintaining channels of relationship with other entities (companies, technological centres, universities, etc.);
Participate in communication and dissemination actions.
Since Lola joined CIC energiGUNE in 2013, she has managed more than 16 competitive R&D projects at European, national and regional levels. Besides, in the business sphere she has collaborated in the elaboration of proposals and management of more than 7 of the industrial projects carried out by CIC energiGUNE. She is also currently in charge of patent management, monitoring more than 12 of the patent families developed at CIC energiGUNE.
Within the area of technology transfer and diffusion, he has been a Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the international congress "8th International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications" held in Bilbao in September 2015.