Dr. Sara Medina is a Member of the Board of SPI – www.spieurope.eu, an international consulting Group with offices located in Europe (Portugal and Spain), North America (USA) and Asia (Beijing, Macao and Singapore) and SPI Ventures. Dr. Medina contributes to the overall management of SPI and is responsible for managing SPI’s activities and services in China since 2004 as well as in the Southeast Asian market.
Dr. Medina has coordinated projects for public and private sector clients in Europe and around the world, including projects for international organizations in innovation management, technology transfer, R&D, internationalization, sector studies, establishment of partnerships and policy development. She also manages projects funded by the European Commission, the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Dr. Medina is also an invited member of the Access to Risk Finance Advisory Group appointed by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation. In addition, Dr. Medina is an expert evaluator for Horizon 2020´s SME Instrument.
Dr. Medina has a Bachelors degree in Food Engineering from the College of Biotechnology in Portugal, a European Masters degree in Food Studies from 5 major European Universities and a Ph.D. degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, USA. Dr. Medina has concluded courses on Innovation and Leadership at the Universities of Wharton and Harvard and successfully completed the INSEAD Asia International Executive Programme in Singapore