Paula Hafner has a degree in Biological Sciences, specialised in Molecular Genetics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in 2005, and an MBA in internationalisation of companies and foreign trade from ICEX, in 2007. She has 11 years of experience in the field of technical consultancy. Paula spent a year in Singapore at the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy, advising and supporting Spanish companies in the biotechnology and agri-food sector, on the development of their businesses in Singapore. She is currently a Senior Consultant in European R&D&I projects in Zabala since 2008 and has experience in the management of all European funding programmes. She has coordinated projects in FP7 and H2020, managing international consortia of more than 10 partners. She is also an expert in the INTERREG Atlantic Area, POCTEFA and SUDOE programmes.