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Leonardo Casado

Senior R&D&I Consultant

Madrid Office
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Leonardo Casado

Mr. Leonardo Casado is an industrial chemical engineer by the prestigious University of Valladolid (Spain), and he strengthened his capacities with 2 master degrees. The first master degree was based on risk prevention, quality and environmental management, and it was granted by the University of Valladolid. The second was focused on R&D management in the frame of GESTIDI 2010 Programme coordinated by Junta de Castile-Leon government. In addition, he has participated in the creation and publication of  scientific articles, he was speaker in more than 15 national and international conferences, and he is co-inventor of 3 patents.

Regarding his professional experience, he worked in a company leader in solar photovoltaics sector for integrated solutions in buildings, ONYX SOLAR. During almost 4 years, he played the role of Head of Research and Development Department through the management of relevant research and innovation projects in areas such as Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon Technologies, Smart Cities & Communities and SME leadership among others. In parallel, he was Secretary of the Boards of Directors in the CYL SOLAR CLUSTER of Renewable Energies. Here, Leonardo was involvement in the definition of the future research and innovation strategic lines and business development activities of the entity. Then, he worked at Innovalia Association as R&D Project Manager and he was involved in attractive innovation projects under the topics of ICT, FoF, NMP, ITEA, among others.

Nowadays, Leonardo Casado plays a relevant role in the European Division at Zabala Innovation. In particular, he is Senior Innovation Consultant and Energy Knowledge Area Manager. As part of his activities in Zabala, Leonardo is Project Proposal Writer, Project Manager and Exploitation manager.

Finally, Leonardo was an External evaluator for the call H2020-FTI-2018-2020 and he is external monitoring reviewer of the projects Highlift and NanoWelds.