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Maialen Perez is a consultant based at the Brussels office of Technopolis Group. She has developed expertise in public policy evaluation with a particular interest in regional development policy, as well as, innovation policies and green economy. She has applied successfully a range of methods such as interviews, surveys, case studies, desk research, literature reviews, statistical analysis and benchmarking studies. She has also been involved in stakeholder engagement activities, event organisations and communication activities such as preparation of newsletters, quarterlies, promotion of projects at various events.
She has contributed recently to content creation and review for the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre, as well as to the Eco-Innovation Observatory country reports for the European Commission. She is involved in communication activities related to the Eco-innovation Action Plan and the Policy Support Facility for the European Commission.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group in December 2017, Maialen worked one year for the Delegation of the Basque Country to the European Union in Brussels. During this time, she was involved with the European policies on International Trade, Research and Development, Innovation, Economy and Industry. She collaborated with different international networks in which the Basque Country was a member such as the Vanguard Initiative. Previously Maialen worked at different banking and finance institutions and completed an internship at an accountancy firm.
Maialen obtained her undergraduate diploma in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country, she studied for a year at the Hochschule fur Wirstchaf und Recht in Berlin as part of the Erasmus Programme. She has an MBA in Business Administration and Advanced Research from Mondragon Unibertsitatea and a postgraduate degree in Internationalization of Business from the University of the Basque Country.
She is a native speaker of Spanish and Basque, is fluent in English (C2), is learning French (B1) and has some knowledge of German (A2).