Victoria Gea is an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She has been working at Zabala since 2011 as a management consultant advising companies, universities and technology centres on EU grants for R&D&I projects, industrial property, and all kinds of investment and tax incentives. She has actively participated in the preparation and management of more than 100 projects at regional, national and European level. These projects are framed in different sectors such as industry, agri-food and biotechnology.
In the field of regional aid, she is responsible for the management of calls for R+D+i and investments in the Region of Murcia. She has been correspondent for the monitoring of regional R&D&I policies in Spain 2010-2014. She has also participated in the elaboration of studies such as the “Regional Innovation Monitor” project of the Directorate General for Enterprise Policy and in the consultancy for the elaboration of the “Science and Technology Plan Region of Murcia 2018-2021”, carried out by Zabala, in 2018.
At the level of European projects, it should be noted that it participates in the coordination and management of the Pre-HLB project, which is composed of 24 partners from 9 countries and is focused on developing and implementing a comprehensive contingency plan to protect the citrus sector in the EU from the drivers of the HLB disease.