About The Speaker
Antonia Caro González
Antonia Caro González, Head of the International Research Project Office at the University of Deusto, Spain, has sound experience in managing complex interdisciplinary research collaborations and community engagement with multi-stakeholder counterparts (academic, government, private sector and civil society). She recently published the position paper “Universities, Policy Makers and Stakeholders Fostering Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) nested systems for Societal Impact” as result of a joint reflection on the Social Impact of research with international experts on this field.
With over 20 years of experience in research internationalisation, Antonia is the senior counsellor for the Rector team in strategic research planning. She is currently responsible of three Deusto Master Plans on “Internationalisation”, “Social Impact” and “Interdisciplinary Platforms within the Deusto 2018 Strategic Plan. As leader of the 6i Research Model, she is boosting an innovative research support management initiative for collaborative impact-driven research at the University of Deusto.
She is evaluator for the European Commission (H2020, Cosme). Her current research interests focus on Social Innovation, employment transition, social impact of research and innovative research management. She has been researcher in international projects (FP7-GEITONIES; FP7-SPBUILD; FP7-INTEGRIM; FP7-SI-DRIVE, H2020-DIRS COFUND, H2020-GEARING Roles, H2020-6i DIRS).
Dr Caro is member of various Board of Directors: European Social Innovation School (ESSI); the “Covenant on Demographic Change” and of the Ethics, Disciplinary and Private Relations Committee of the GaragErasmus Foundation. She is also part of the team that led the Basque Country to become a-four stars Reference Site within the “European Innovation Partnership” (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing.