Paola Votta has more than eight years of experience coordinating international cooperation projects. She holds a Master’s degree in business Strategy from the University of Valencia, focused on the main processes, analytical techniques and decision-making issues related to the formulation and implementation of business strategies.

Paola joined the International Area team at Zabala one year ago as an international consultant and EU project manager and now is the Team Leader of the Knowledge Area of Third Countries. She is in charge of mapping innovation funding opportunities and programs in many countries of interest, both at European and international level and also international cooperation projects in the innovation field. Since 2015 she is working in the management of tendering processes. She has experience also supporting the implementation of technical assistance activities such as identification and collection of quantitative and qualitative information, following and identifying calls for proposals and data analysis among others.

In the last years, she has been involved as Project Manager in different international projects being responsible for the day-to-day management of the service, she also coordinated their inputs on all tasks and was responsible for the respect of timely implementation of all projects.