Elisabeth Zaparucha

Elisabeth Zaparucha is a Paris office Director. She joined the Technopolis Group in January 2006.

Elisabeth’s experience is built on studying and evaluating public policies as well providing policy advice. Her main fields are innovation, research, technology transfer and higher education policies at regional, national and European levels as well as from an international perspective.

She has contributed to the evaluation of major French innovation policies (eg, the evaluation of the National Cluster Policy, the evaluation of the national competition for the creation of new technology based firms, the evaluation of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies -SATT). Elisabeth has developed deep insights on regional innovation policies and systems and has worked for a number of the French regions (Ile de France, Basse-Normandie, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Rhône-Alpes, Lorraine, Nord Pas de Calais, Wallonia). Elisabeth has undertaken international cooperation studies for the UNESCO, the French Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs, the French Agency for Development (AFD) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Elisabeth spent six months in the Commissariat Général au Plan (now Commissariat Général à la Stratégie et à la Prospective) working mostly on eco-technologies. In 2004, she worked as a trainee at the European Commission (DG Economic and Financial Affairs in Luxembourg). Elisabeth graduated from Paris Sud-XI, Grenoble II, and Sussex University

Elisabeth works in French and English and has basic knowledge in Spanish